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.
* Please note that several dates in the 2013 Ligonier Chamber of Commerce Photo Calendar are incorrect!
Dates listed below with a * are dates we have found that are wrong in their calendar, but have been verified as correct here.
* 22nd Annual Ligonier Ice Fest - Jan. 26 - 27, 2013 - 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.
3rd Annual Chill Chaser - Jan. 26, 2013 from 3 to 5 PM at the Ligonier Theatre, 208 West Main St. Fun for those 21 and over! Enjoy homemade soups from Bethlen Communities, hearty breads from Darlington Inn, a variety of local wines and a live local band to chase away those winter chills! $20 per person. Reservations requested, 724-238-6514.
Players - Winter Production - Ligonier Theater. Presenting
live theatre since 1965. Call 724-238-6514
10th Annual Art Fair - March 9, 2013 - 10am to 3pm - Holy Trinity School - The fair has a French cafe, raffle table, kids corner, student exhibit and vendors. For more info contact Elisabeth at 724-454-5638.
Hollow Tree Players - Spring Production at the Ligonier Town Hall
4th Annual Soup's On - March 23, 2013 - 10am - 2pm - Sample “signature soups” from local restaurants in participating stores. Call 724-238-4200 for more details.
22nd Annual Tastes of the Town - April 11, 2013 - 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
Ligonier - opens for the season April 13, 2013.
5th Annual Model Railroad Home Tour - April 27, 2013, 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.
Inn (shown at right) opens May 1, 2013. 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
An American Songline - May 2, 2013, 7:30pm - Ligonier Town Hall Auditorium. Singer and composer Cecelia Otto brings her cross-country musical journey along the Lincoln Highway to Ligonier. Join her for an evening of vintage vaudeville and light classical songs. Admission is free.
* Community Day in Ligonier Valley - May 5, 2013
- 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 - May 17th, 2013 - 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, May 18th. For more information, visit the web site.
* Ligonier Country Market - opens Saturday, May 18, 2013 and every Saturday through October 5th, 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.
Sunday Evening Band Concerts Begin - May 26, 2013 - 7pm on the Bandstand.
Day Parade - May 27, 2013 - 11am, Service
held on the Diamond
St. Michael's Country
Fair - June 1, 2013 - 1st Saturday of June at St.
Michael's Church in Rector, PA
Band Concert - June 2, 2013
- 7pm Bandstand
Antiques on the Diamond - June 8, 2013 - 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 8, 2013 at the firehall on North Fairfield Street - 10am
Band Concert - June 9, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
Ligonier Valley Community/School Picnic - TBA
- Idlewild Park & SoakZone.
Highlands Bluegrass Festival - June 21 - 22, 2013 - Local and National bands, Fish Fry 15th, Waterford VFD
grounds. Benefits Ligonier Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept.
Inside Ligonier Valley ~ A Home Tour- June 15, 2013
- 10 am to 4 pm - For tickets call 724-879-4241.
Band Concert - June 16, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
* Children's Living
History Weekend at Compass
Inn - June 15 & 16, 2013
Band Concert - June 23, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
Band Concert - June 30, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
Band Concert - July 7, 2013 - 7pm
Living History at Compass
Inn Museum - July
Band Concert - July 14, 2013 - 7pm
Summer in Ligonier
Arts and Crafts - July 19 & 20, 2013, 9 am to 5 pm. Arts and Crafts on the Diamond, entertainment, food, sidewalk sales, (buggy rides
Sat. only) and fun activities for children.
Band Concert - July 21, 2013 - 7pm
Band Concert - July 28, 2013 - 7pm
Band Concert - August 4, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
* Stroll Through Ligonier -
August 9, 2013 - 50s Theme - Sidewalk Sales - Classic Cars - Entertainment
Band Concert - August 11, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
Living History at
Inn Museum - August 17 and 18, 2013
Band Concert - August 18, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand
Antiques on the Diamond - August 24, 2013 - 8am to 4pm - Over 60 quality antique dealers set up
around the center of town
Sunday Band Concert for the Season - August 25, 2013 - 7pm Bandstand.
* Flax Scutching Festival - 2nd oldest in the world. Held 2nd Saturday and Sunday. Sept. 14 & 15, 2013
106th year of this festival.
Highland Games - Scottish Festival held at Idlewild
Park - Sept. 21, 2013 - email or call 814-931-4714.
Ligonier Days - Oct.
11, 12, 13, 2013 - 2nd Friday,
Saturday & Sunday. Annual festival with crafts, food booths, parade and much more!
Scarecrow Contest - Oct 19 to 31, 2013 - around the
Halloween Storytelling at Compass Inn Museum - Oct. 25 - 27, 2013
Harvest Candlelight Tours of Compass
Inn each weekend 3-7pm Reservation required (see photo at right).
Santa's Arrival & Diamond Lighting - November 29, 2013 - Friday after Thanksgiving at 6:30pm
Christmas Candlelight Tour of Compass
Inn - November 30, 2013- 5-8pm - reservations required
Festival of Lights opens 1st Saturday. December 1 - 15, 2013, 10 am to 6 pm.
Features decorated trees and handcrafted gift boutique. Ligonier Town Hall Community Room.
Christmas Candlelight Tours of Compass
Inn - December 1 & 7-8 & 14-15, 2013
* Gingerbread House Contest - Ramada Inn - December 7 - 15, 2013
Open House - December 8, 2013 - Noon to 5pm. Kettle Korn Man, entertainment and stores will offer refreshments in the shops and a festive
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