Do Johnstown Things to do in and around Johnstown, PA.

Category Archive: Children’s Activities

  1. Powdermill Nature Reserve

    Established in 1956, the Powdermill Nature Reserve is the environmental research center of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Accessible to families, students, and scientists alike, the reserve features a visitor center constructed of sustainable materials that showcases a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits – including several hands-on exhibits for kids. The “marsh machine” is […]

  2. Johnstown Children’s Museum

    Most children’s museums are themed on science or art – but the Johnstown Children’s Museum is themed on place. As a sign at the entrance explains, “Where we live shapes who we are. Who we are shapes where we live.” The museum allows kids to explore Johnstown’s geography, ecology, culture, industry and more through hands-on, interactive […]

  3. Festival of the Nativity

    The Festival of the Nativity has been a Johnstown tradition for more than 30 years, providing a welcome respite from the commercial aspects of Christmas for those looking to celebrate “the reason for the season.” The festival, which will be held at First Presbyterian Church on December 5-7, 2014, will feature more than 350 scenes depicting […]

  4. Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Johnstown Flood

    On May 31, 1889, an earthen dam in South Fork broke, unleashing a flood wave that would destroy virtually everything in its path and claim 2,209 victims. The weekend of May 30-June 1, 2014, Johnstown will come together to remember the great flood, and celebrate our community. “The Johnstown flood of 1889 had a major […]

  5. Light Up Night and Hometown Christmas Parade

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the countdown to Christmas is already beginning. And what better way to ring in the season than with Johnstown’s own Light Up Night and Hometown Christmas Parade on November 22, 2013? Despite the cold weather, crowds gather and Christmas cheer abounds every November in downtown Johnstown. Giant balloons, high […]

  6. Johnstown Halloween Parade

    Cool weather and falling leaves create a perfectly eerie atmosphere as the ghosts, vampires and superheroes of Cambria County prepare to make their yearly appearance. This unusual cast of characters will be found trolling through the streets of downtown Johnstown on October 24, 2013 for the annual Johnstown Halloween Parade. As the parade enters its […]

  7. Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown

    Animal Tales, the 5th Annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown, takes place on March 22-24, 2013. There’s no better way to instill the love of reading into your child than by getting him or her hooked on books at an early age.

  8. Drive-thru Nativity

    The Westmont United Methodist Church is holding their 3rd annual live Drive-thru Nativity on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6pm-8pm. This event is supported by approximately 50 members of the church and community. Rev. Kevin Rea, pastor, says, “It is a great time of fellowship and fun for everyone involved.”

  9. Dickens of a Christmas

    If you and your family are looking for a great way to get into the Christmas spirit this year, look no further than “Dickens of a Christmas”, held annually in Ebensburg. With activities taking place November 30th through December 2nd, this event is sure to bring out the Christmas cheer for everyone.

  10. Richland Community Days

    Is your family looking for exciting activities everyone can enjoy? What about an event with a parade, music, food, crafts, fireworks, children’s activities, classic car show and more? Look no further than the 5th annual “Richland Community Days” event, held Friday and Saturday, August 17th and 18th. With free parking and admission, Richland Community Days […]