Boalsburg Village has kept its atmosphere of small-town intimacy and historic character for more than 200 years.Visitors to the Boalsburg Diamond come to visit the shops and restaurants and to soak up that small-town feeling. People who live here and own businesses strive to maintain the town’s unique personality.
Memorial Day in Boalsburg
MONDAY, MAY 27, MEMORIAL DAY
— A DAY IN TOWN
– 7:15am to 8:15am – Registration for Memorial Day Run @ Blue Spring Park
– 8:30am – Memorial Day Run
– 9am to 3am – Children’s Carnival, Side Lawn St. John’s Church
– 9am to 4pm – Boalsburg Garden Club Plant Sale
– 10am to 11am – Celebrating over 150 Years of the Durner Organ by Ryan Ditmer
— St. John’s United Church of Christ
– 10am to 4pm – Over 130 Vendors on Church & Main Streets
– 10am to 4pm – Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
– 10am to 4pm – Blacksmith Shop, Blacksmithing Demonstrations
— Located on the east side of the Township Building
– 10:30am to 4:30pm – Memorial Day Stage Entertainment
— 10:30am to 11:30pm – SCAHS Jazz Band
— 11:30am to 12:00pm – St. Joe A ‘Capella
— 12:00pm to 1:00pm – Little German Band
— 12:30pm – Maypole Dance, Central PA Dance Workshop
— 1:00pm to 1:30pm – Left of Centre
— 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Screaming Ducks
— 2:30pm to 3:00pm – Cale Keller, Nashville Recording Artist
— 3:00pm to 4:00pm – Pure Cane Sugar
– 11am – Judging Begins Cramer Landscaping Pie Contest (Fruit Pies Only)
– 2pm to 4pm – Dan & Galla Musical Show @ the Heritage Museum
– 5:45pm – Walk to the Cemetery
Visit the birthplace of Memorial Day in Boalsburg. The Memorial Day Festival features food, music and craft vendors complete with two Civil War battle re-enactments at the historical Boal Mansion and Estate.
Honor the soldiers of the past and present by visiting the Pennsylvania Military Museum to see their exhibits. On the grounds of the museum the AACA holds a car show for Memorial Day celebrators to enjoy.
If you’re a history buff, stop in at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum to find out how the town formed, who made up its history and so much more. Nittany Theatre at the Barn will also be giving tours of their facility.
Following the festival is the annual Memorial Day Service at 6 p.m. in the adjacent Boalsburg Cemetary. Join the famous three ladies in honoring our soldiers.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Annual Boalsburg Memorial Day Run. The 3.8 mile course weaves through historic Boalsburg and welcomes both runners and walkers. All race proceeds benefit Boalsburg-area causes. Details on registration and parking can be found at the Nittany Valley Running Club website.
The Boalsburg Fire Company will host their annual parade and carnival with rides, food and more.
Are you visiting from out of “Towne”? Stay at a cozy bed & breakfast in Boalsburg, or browse our State College area accommodations, restaurants and fun things to do in the Penn State area!
Driving into Boalsburg is literally stepping back in time, to the days in which most Americans lived in small villages and towns. Here you walk to the post office to pick up your mail, walk to the cafe for a bite of lunch, go ice skating in the nearby park, sit on the front porch and snooze.
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day. This charming and patriotic small town is still reminiscent of the early 19th century, yet is located only five minutes from Penn State University. Boalsburg has it all: charming hotels, bed & breakfast accommodations, casual and fine dining restaurants, and unique specialty shops, all with the added benefit of old-fashioned small town charm.