Memorial Day

2021 Memorial Day Update

Though the Day in Town and the Fireman’s Carnival are canceled this year, the Memorial Day Race and the 6:00 PM Service will be held.

The Race will kick off from Blue Spring Park at 8:30 AM on Monday. Race registration is limited to 200 runners. You can learn more about registering here: https://www.imathlete.com/?fbclid=IwAR2n8mPgv5t1wXtw_on_1xOicjONuGhPsIZTYUf-YAATd81y5ygfcg-ImTU#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventOverview.aspx%3FfEID%3D74385

The Walk to the Cemetery will begin at 5:45 PM on Monday at the Diamond. The 6:00 PM service will follow immediately after in the Boalsburg Cemetery. The service will focus on the history of the Cemetery. Members of the public are invited to attend both the walk and the service. The event will also be live streamed on the Township’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/harristownship. If it rains, the walk will be canceled and the service will move inside Zion Lutheran Church.

Flowers will be placed under the tent in the Cemetery on Saturday. Residents are invited to place the flowers on the graves within the Cemetery throughout the weekend.


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 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.