Posts Tagged ‘family event’

Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Johnstown Flood

Published Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Photo courtesy of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association

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 impact on American history, and it remains a truly compelling story,” said Richard Burkert, president of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). “This commemoration gives us the opportunity to build pride in our community’s heritage, promote visitation here, and position our city as an interesting place to live.”


Ice Festivals

Published Monday, January 14th, 2013

January offers not one, but two, ice festivals. Embrace the cold weather by attending one or both of these timely events. Both festivals feature entertainment, food, vendors and activities for the whole family.

Dickens of a Christmas

Published Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

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.


Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”

Published Thursday, August 4th, 2011

TM/© 2011 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.Photograph courtesy of VEE Corporation.

The perennial favorite Sesame Street Live once again returns to Johnstown—this time with “Elmo Makes Music”. As a special thank you to our readers, we’re providing you with a code to receive a $3 discount on your tickets. We’re also giving away four free tickets to one lucky winner (details on both appear later in this post).

Three shows are scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA. Showtimes are at 10:30am, 3:30pm, and 7pm.


RagBag! A Family Friendly Festival of Creativity

Published Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Photograph courtesy of Erika Law

The vibrant arts community of Johnstown has become more and more visible in recent years. And much of this is thanks to local groups and collectives of musicians, performers, visual artists and writers. One such group, (un)apologetic productions, a community based arts organization in Johnstown, will be promoting creativity and awareness of our area’s arts scene at RagBag! A Family Friendly Festival of Creativity on Saturday, June 18th. The festival will take place at the Roxbury Bandshell. (more…)

Johnstown Community Event

Published Monday, April 25th, 2011

Memorial Day has always been a great day for family gatherings, enjoying the springtime weather, and, of course, remembering our fallen military men and women. This year, your family can join in on a larger celebration during the annual Johnstown Community Event, which will take place on Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th – at Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and Dog Park in Hornerstown.

This is the third year for the event, which has grown in size with each year. Activities have also been expanded this year, including a morning Memorial Day ceremony featuring guest speaker U.S. Army Lt. Col. James E. White, Jr. and U.S. Army Command Exhibition Parachute Team, “The Silver Wings”. (more…)

Christmas at the Russell House

Published Friday, December 10th, 2010

Johnstown’s historic Russell House, the landmark property in the city’s Moxham neighborhood, will hold its annual Christmas event beginning tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, 2010 and continuing on Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Each year the Moxham Renaissance community group helps Johnstown kick off the Christmas season with a two-day holiday event. “People have told me that this gets them started for Christmas,” said Eileen DiBartola, Chairperson for this year’s celebration.


Ebensburg Potato Festival

Published Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Each year a Potato Festival (or “Potatofest”) is held in downtown Ebensburg, PA to celebrate one of the staples of the region’s agricultural industry—the potato. This humble crop takes center stage during a day-long festival that features live music and dance performances, bingo, arts and crafts booths and a wide-variety of foods where vendors will be serving up lots of festival-style eats, with an emphasis on potato-themed fare.