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

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Category Archive: Music & Theater

  1. Johnstown Slavic Festival

    From 1880 to 1920, thousands of immigrants from the Slavic countries — Poland, Russia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and more — came to the Johnstown area seeking work in the steel mills and coal mines. By 1920, an incredible 25 percent of all Johnstown residents were of Slavic descent. This rich heritage will be […]

  2. 8th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

    If great entertainment, phenomenal music, fantastic food and fun appeal to you, then stop down at the eighth annual Village Street Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 1:00-9:00 pm.

  3. Ultramarine Girl: A Cup Full of Courage

    Ultramarine Girl: A Cup Full of Courage is a brand-new play that is being written, staged, and performed right here in Johnstown for a very special reason. The play’s inspiration is Riley Allen, a bright, local 14-year-old who lives with the challenges posed by spina bifida, a congenital birth defect that affects gross and fine […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center

    The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is one of the centerpieces of Johnstown’s cultural life. The 42,000-square-foot facility hosts a diverse array of dance, music and theatrical performances all year round. “We’re presenting a performance an average of three days a week from September through May — I’d estimate 180 days […]

  6. The Silver Drive-In

    Johnstown’s Silver Drive-In is a wonderful place to spend a summer evening, enjoying an authentic bit of movie nostalgia. Located along Scalp Avenue in Richland, the drive-in is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the warm-weather months, offering double features in a beautiful, wooded setting. “Besides the nostalgia of it, what’s fun about drive-ins […]

  7. Bottle Works Drum Circle

    Participating in a drum circle provides an opportunity for stress relief and musical expression in a warm, welcoming community. Johnstown is fortunate to have a monthly drum circle at the Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center that’s been in existence for 10 years. Drum circles are not drum lessons — the goal isn’t to become a better […]

  8. 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.

  9. Ligonier Highland Games

    Sports, dance, music, dogs, pottery, food and drink. It might be hard to imagine what kind of event would involve all of these things, but throw in mentions of tartans and bagpipes, and it becomes clear that we’re talking about the Ligonier Highland Games. This year’s games, the 54th annual, take place on Saturday, September […]

  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 […]