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Beaver County has a number of festivals and special events held throughout the year for all to enjoy! All of the events are family-oriented, so load up the kids, get out and enjoy these wonderful Beaver County historical, cultural and ethnic celebrations. The dates mentioned are when the events are usually held, but are subject to change. For a complete listing of all events held in Beaver County, please click
Calendar of Events.


Beaver County Snow Shovel Riding Championship
c/o Beaver County Recreation & Tourism
Old Economy County Park
Forcey Road (Economy Borough)
Baden, PA 15005

This one-of-a-kind event for over 50 years.  The event is scheduled to be held on the second Saturday (weather permitting). If there is not sufficient snow on the ground to hold the event that day, it will be postponed to the following Saturday and thereon until it is held.  All ages can participate in regular and modified divisions while attempting to slide down a 160' snow-covered slope in the fastest time.  Trophies will be awarded to all first and second place winners. Spectators welcome.


Vanport Township Chili Cook-off
Vanport Volunteer Fire Department
435 Jefferson Avenue
Beaver, PA  15009

The largest Chili Cook-off in the tri-state area. Restaurants, caterers and individuals compete to see who makes the best rootin’ tootin’ chili. You be the judge!


Charter Days
Old Economy Village
270 Sixteenth Street
Ambridge, PA  15003

Features 19th Century exhibits including spinning, blacksmithing and more.


South Side Historical Village Opening Day
1198 State Route 168
PO Box 140  
Hookstown, PA  15050

Historical Village consisting of a one-room schoolhouse, operating blacksmith shop, log cabin, outdoor brick oven, general store, covered bridge with geo-cache. Open the second Saturday of every month April through October.

Maple Syrup Festival
c/o Beaver County Conservation District
Bradys Run Park Lodge
Bradys Run Road (Brighton Township)
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

All-you-can-eat buttermilk and/or buckwheat pancake breakfast, antique machinery displays, traditional crafts, Civil War re-enactment, and live musical performances.


Ambridge Nationality Days Festival
c/o Ambridge Chamber of Commerce
Ambridge, PA 15003

A celebration of ethnic pride. Three-day festival offers mouth-watering local foods, lively entertainment, crafts and children's attractions.

Beaver County History Celebration Weekend
c/o Beaver County History & Landmarks Foundation
The Vicary Mansion
1235 Freedom Avenue
Freedom, PA 15042

Local historical sites will be interpreting the particular role they had in Beaver County. Many of the sites will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Darlington Days  
Downtown Darlington
Darlington, PA 16115

Celebrating the Community with a Memorial Polo Match, museum tours, arts and crafts, live entertainment, Civil War encampment and delicious food.  Fireworks by Zambelli International. A weekend the whole family will enjoy.


Beaver County BOOM!
c/o PUSH Beaver County
99 Bridge Street
Bridgewater, PA 15009

PUSH Beaver County organizes a yearly fireworks festival sponsored by regional businesses and private donors across western Pennsylvania on the Saturday before the Fourth of July.  Beaver County BOOM! will be launched at 9:45 p.m. at the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers for all of Beaver County to enjoy. (Rain date the following Saturday)

Ft. McIntosh Garrison Days Craft Show
c/o Beaver Area Heritage Foundation
Downtown Beaver Parks
469 Third Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009

Located in the beautiful downtown parks of Beaver. With a variety of craft and antique dealers, collectibles, food, music and entertainment.

Happy Days Car Cruise
Seventh Avenue (Downtown)
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Beaver County's biggest car cruise featuring antique and classic cars.

Midland Arts Council Art Exhibit
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
One Lincoln Park
Midland, PA 15059

Features some of the area's most talented artists in a juried show.


Hopewell Parkfest
Hopewell Community Park
Laird Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Games, food, entertainment, music, fireworks and fun for the entire family.

Midland 4th of July Celebration
Downtown Midland & Lincoln Park
Midland, PA 15059

Features carnival, entertainment, car cruise, art festival, parade and fireworks.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Race
Pittsburgh International Race Complex
201 Penndale Road
Wampum, PA  16157

A variety of vintage (pre-1960) and historic (post-1960) racing along with related activities.


Beaver County River Regatta
c/o Bridgewater Borough
Riverside Drive
Bridgewater, PA 15009

This event features a Children’s Fishing Derby, Water Ski Show, Firemen’s Water Battle, Boat Drag Races, Wing Eating contest, Lighted Boat Parade, food, entertainment and more!

Harmony Museum’s Antique Gun Show
Harmony Museum’s Stewart Hall
218 Mercer Street,
Harmony, PA 16063

Flintlock, percussion, cartridge firearms and accouterments from the 18th and 19th centuries. Most for sale with emphasis on those made in the region.

Hookstown Fair
c/o Hookstown Grange 1980
1198 Route 168 South
Hookstown, PA 15050

The fair is the County's showcase of agriculture.

Hot Summer Nights Car Cruise
c/o Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce
Third Street - Downtown Business District
Beaver, PA 15009
724/773-6700 or 724/775-3560

Over 1,500 classic and custom cars on the Main Street. DJ's playing oldies music and food vendors. Free. 3-9 P.M.

San Rocco Festa
Fred Taddeo Municipal Park
224 Center Grange Road
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Italian food, entertainment, games, demonstrations and more! Now held at its new location, Fred Taddeo Municipal Park, Center Township.


Aliquippa Art and Music Festival
c/o Franklin Center of Beaver County
524 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Music and dance performances, parade, food and craft vendors, as well as an art gallery and competition.

Beaver Tales – Ghost Stories and More
c/o Beaver Area Heritage Foundation
1 River Road Extension
Beaver, PA 15009

Held at Irvine Park Gazebo, Beaver. A story-telling event where internationally known storytellers take you on a journey with each tale. Come early to get a good spot. Bring a lawn chair and flashlight. Enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars. Rain or shine. Rain location College Square School, College Avenue. Free.

Big Knob Grange Fair
c/o Big Knob Grange 2008
New Sewickley Township
336 Grange Road
Rochester, PA 15074

Exhibits include agriculture, livestock, commercial tractor and truck pulls and demolition derby. Free admission.

New Brighton's Car Cruise
Third Avenue (Downtown)
New Brighton, PA 15066

Join the fun and festivities on Main Street. Live music and plenty of food.

Tails on the Trails Petwalk
c/o Beaver County Humane Society
3394 Brodhead Road
Aliquippa, PA  15001

Held at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township. This walk raises funds for homeless animals by having walkers secure monetary pledges of support. There will be vendors, owner/pet contests, pet demonstrations, Chinese auction and more.


American Indian Gathering
Community College of Beaver County Dome
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
724/480-3450 or 724/775-8561 x156

Dancing, speakers on Indian culture and history, crafts, food and more!

Autumn in the Park Quilt Show and Competition
c/o Beaver Valley Piecemakers
PO Box 1725
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Over 100 beautiful quilts on display from local quilters. Quilt shop vendors, raffle, food and more!

Homewood Heritage Days Festival
c/o Homewood Borough
Village Center & Buttermilk Falls
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Living history area with Civil War Encampment, period entertainment, food, crafts, DJ, car show and more!


Beaver Light-Up Festival    
Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009

Free children’s photo with Santa at the Gazebo. Horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and live entertainment.  Stroll along the street and shop in the unique specialty stores that you will only find in beautiful downtown Beaver. Always held the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Beaver Falls Lighted Christmas Parade
Seventh Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Beautiful lighted parade featuring floats, decorated fire trucks, motorcycles and jeeps to kick-off the joyous season. Children can visit Santa after the parade at the Art Center. Always held the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Festival of Trees
c/o U.S. SARR Corps.
The Lodge at Bradys Run Park
Bradys Run Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

A winter wonderland of beautiful decorated Christmas trees available for purchase. Opens on Thanksgiving Day and continues throughout the weekend, and the following weekend. 


Beaver County Model Train Christmas Open House
416 6th Street
Monaca, PA 15061

HO Scale Layout featuring DC and Digitrax DCC operation. A great way to spend time with family and friends! Open every weekend in December.

Christmas at the Village
Old Economy Village
270 Sixteenth Street
Ambridge, PA

Seasonal festivities include village special Christmas dinner and tour.

Ohio Valley Lines Model Railroad Holiday Open House
1225 Merchant Street
Ambridge, PA 15003

This DCC (Digital Command Control) 400 foot model operating railroad, depicts the late 50’s-60’s era from Ambridge/Pittsburgh local to Wheeling, West Virginia with full scenery, logging area, steel mill, coal and farming operations. The newest addition is our N-Scale railroad. Open every weekend in December.