Miners’ Memorial Day Festival

Photograph courtesy of Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation

While our nation’s Memorial Day has passed by, our region will be remembering the working class heroes of the coal industry in Windber this month during the 12th annual Miners’ Memorial Day Festival. The event will take place Fathers’ Day weekend (Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19) in downtown Windber.

The festival is completely run by volunteers, who will be working to fill the streets of Windber with family fun all weekend, from food to music to street performances.

The weekend will kick off on Friday evening with a concert at Arcadia Theater by Yo Vinnie and Bronx Wanderers followed by a street dance with live music by The Characters. Saturday will begin with breakfast at the food court and an opening ceremony.

Major features during the Miners’ Festival are the Cruise-In Car Show, the Motorcycle Show, a parade on Saturday morning and fireworks on Saturday night.

Other events planned for the festival include craft and food vendors, a Children’s Area, a free child ID program and more live music. And of course, throughout the weekend, the Windber Coal Heritage Center will be open to the public.

Click here for more information about the Laurel Miners’ Memorial Day Festival visit. Click here to view a map of the Windber area.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 am by ksekelsky and is filed under Children's Activities, History & Landmarks, Sports & Leisure. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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