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This page has a listing of some of the events and happenings in and around the Ligonier Valley area. Since many of these events happen at the same time each year, we will leave them posted throughout the year. We will continue to add more events and update this information regularly. If you need more specific information about any of the events presented here, please contact us or check our News page. You can find additional events by visiting the web sites listed on the "Events" tab of the menu bar.


January 2014
  • 23rd Annual Ligonier Ice Fest - Jan. 25 - 26, 2014 - On the Diamond. Ice artists create masterpieces from blocks of ice located on and within 1 block of the Diamond area. Carving starts at 10am on Saturday, Noon on Sunday.


    February 2014
  • Valley Players - Winter Production - Ligonier Theater. Presenting live theatre since 1965. Call 724-238-6514


    March 2014
  • Hollow Tree Players - Spring Production at the Ligonier Town Hall

  • 5th Annual Soup's On - March 22, 2014 - 11am - 2pm - Sample “signature soups” from local restaurants in participating stores. Call 724-238-4200 for more details.

    April 2014
  • 23rd Annual Tastes of the Town - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Antiochian Village Conference Center - Hosted by the Ligonier Valley Historical Society at Ligonier Country Inn, features a wide variety of sumptuous treats provided by area restaurants. Tickets are limited. Call 724-238-6818 for more information.

  • Hollow Tree Players Production - Ligonier Town Hall

  • Fort Ligonier - opens for the season.

  • 6th Annual Model Railroad Home Tour - TBA, 9am to 4pm - The tour will visit multiple layouts and displays in Westmoreland County. This is a fundraiser for the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association's museum. There are a limited number of tickets available and no tickets will be sold after April 20th, so call now! See their web site www.lvrra.org or call 724-238-7819 for information and tickets.


    May 2014
  • Compass InnCompass Inn (shown at right) opens May 1, 2014. Compass Inn is a restored stagecoach stop from 1799 furnished with period pieces. It is located 3 miles east of Ligonier in Laughlintown on Route 30 and is a project of the Ligonier Valley Historical Society.

  • Community Day in Ligonier Valley - TBA - Free admission for all visitors to Fort Ligonier, Compass Inn Museum, Antiochian Village Heritage Center, Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Experience, Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum, and Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in the Ligonier Valley! At Fort Ligonier, you will experience Colonial Culture, Customs and Craftsmen. Meet British Officers, see Blacksmithing and Field Oven Demonstrations. Special kids activities, too!

  • Relay For Life - TBA - will be held at Weller Field. Festivities begin at 3pm Friday with official opening ceremony at 6pm. The walk will continue all through the night, with closing ceremonies at 3pm on Saturday. For more information, visit the web site.

  • Ligonier Country Market - opens mid-May and every Saturday through October 4th, held across from the Grove at Millcreek. Open from 8 am to noon. The final day will feature all normal wares plus many Christmas items.

  • Free Sunday Evening Band Concerts Begin - May 25, 2014 - 7pm on the Bandstand.

  • Memorial Day Parade - May 26, 2013 - 11am, Service held on the Diamond


    June 2014
  • Free Sunday Band Concert - June 1, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand

  • St. Michael's Country Fair - June 7, 2014 - 1st Saturday of June at St. Michael's Church in Rector, PA

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - June 8, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Antiques on the Diamond - June 14, 2014 - 8am to 4pm - 60 quality antique dealers set up shop around the center of town.

  • Ligonier Volunteer Hose Co #1 (Ligonier Borough) Fireman's Auction - June 14, 2014 at the firehall on North Fairfield Street - 10am

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - June 15, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Ligonier Valley Community/School Picnic - TBA - Idlewild Park & SoakZone.

  • Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival - June 20 - 21, 2014 - Local and National bands, Fish Fry 15th, Waterford VFD grounds. Benefits Ligonier Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • Inside Ligonier Valley ~ A Home Tour- TBA - 10 am to 4 pm - For tickets call 724-879-4241.

  • Children's Living History Weekend at Compass Inn - June 14 & 15, 2014

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - June 22, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - June 29, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

    July 2014

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - July 6, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Living History at Compass Inn Museum - July 19-20, 2014

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - July 13, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Summer in Ligonier Arts and Crafts - July 18 & 19, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm. Arts and Crafts on the Diamond, entertainment, food, sidewalk sales, (buggy rides Sat. only) and fun activities for children.

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - July 20, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - July 27, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

    August 2014

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - August 3, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Stroll Through Ligonier - August 8, 2014 - 5pm-9pm - 50s Theme - Sidewalk Sales - Classic Cars - Entertainment

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - August 10, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Living History at Compass Inn Museum - August 16 and 17, 2014

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - August 17, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Antiques on the Diamond - August 23, 2014 - 8am to 4pm - Over 60 quality antique dealers set up shop
    around the center of town

  • Free Sunday Band Concert - August 24, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand

  • Last Free Sunday Band Concert for the Season - August 31, 2014 - 7pm Bandstand.

    September 2014

  • Flax Scutching Festival - 2nd oldest in the world. Held 2nd Saturday and Sunday. Sept. 13 & 14, 2014
    107th year of this festival.


  • Ligonier Highland Games - Scottish Festival held at Idlewild Park - Sept. 20, 2014

    October 2014

  • Fort Ligonier Days - Oct. 10, 11, 12, 2014 - 2nd Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Annual festival with crafts, food booths, parade and much more!

  • Scarecrow Contest - Oct 18 to 31, 2014 - around the Diamond

  • Halloween Storytelling at Compass Inn Museum - Oct. 24 - 26, 2014


    November 2014
    Candlelight tours at Compass Inn

  • Harvest Candlelight Tours of Compass Inn each weekend 3-7pm Reservation required (see photo at right).

  • Santa's Arrival & Diamond Lighting - November 28, 2014 - Friday after Thanksgiving at 6:30pm

  • Christmas Candlelight Tour of Compass Inn - November 29-30, 2014 - 5-8pm - reservations required


    December 2014

  • Festival of Lights - TBA - 10 am to 6 pm.
    Features decorated trees and handcrafted gifts. Ligonier Town Hall Community Room.

  • Christmas Candlelight Tours of Compass Inn - December 6-7 & 13-14 & 20-21, 2014

  • * Gingerbread House Contest - Ramada Inn - December 6 - 14, 2014

  • Town Wide Open House - December 7, 2014 - Noon to 5pm. Kettle Korn Man, entertainment and stores will offer refreshments in the shops and a festive Christmas atmosphere.
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