Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Memorial Day

Boalsburg lays claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day with observances dating back to 1864. At that time Emma Hunter, Sophie Keller, and Elizabeth Meyer paid tribute to loved ones lost in the Civil War by placing flowers on their graves. 2022 brings back Boalsburg’s annual honoring of US military men and women who died while in service to their country. Below are some events happening around the area and a basic listing of events happening in Boalsburg.

Today

Boalsburg Memorial Day Event list: Visit here for updates and more info

Thursday, May 26
6:00 to 10:00: Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival

Friday, May 27
Pennsylvania Military Museum Open 10AM to 3PM
6:00 to 10:00: Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival

Saturday, May 28
8:00 to 10:00 – Preregistration & T-shirt Pick Up for Memorial Day Run @ Blue Spring Park
10:00 to 4:00 – Pennsylvania Military Museum : PA Military Museum: WWII Living History Encampment

Boal Mansion – 10AM & 2PM, Tours of the Columbus Chapel & Museum
3:30 – Parade Line Up Begins, boalsburgfire.com for info
5:00 – Boalsburg Fireman’s Parade
After the Parade till 10PM – Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival

Sunday, May 29
8:00 to 10:00 – Preregistration Memorial Day Run @ Blue Spring Park
Boal Mansion – 10AM & 2PM, Tours of the Columbus Chapel & Museum Armory
Zion Lutheran Church
9:00 to 10:00 – Colonial Liturgy Service with Patriotic Hymns
Zion Lutheran Church Worship Wagon
10:15 to 11:30 – Colonial Liturgy Service with Patriotic Hymns
10:00 to 4:00 –Pennsylvania Military Museum Open: PA Military Museum: WWII Living History Encampment
2:00 to 6:00: Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
A Day in Town
7:15 to 8:15 – Registration for Memorial Day Run, Blue Spring Park
8:30 – Memorial Day Run
9:00 to 3:00 – St. John’s Church

Baked Good Sale (Outside)
Soup Sale (Inside)
Kids Games in the Yard
9:00 to 4:00 – Boalsburg Garden Club Plant Sale
10:00 to 4:00 – Over 120 Vendors on Church & Main Streets
10:00 to 4:00 – Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival
10:00 to 4:00 – Blacksmith Shop, Blacksmithing Demonstrations
Located on the east side of the Township Building

10:30 to 4:30 – Memorial Day Stage Entertainment

10:30 to 11:30 – SCAHS Jazz Band
11:30 to 12:00 – St. Joe A ‘Capella
12:00 to 1:00 – Little German Band
12:30 – Maypole Dance, Central PA Dance Workshop
1:30 to 2:30 – Screaming Ducks
2:30 to 3:00 – Bob Timney
3:00 to 4:00 – Pure Cane Sugar

10:00 to 12:00 – Dan & Galla Musical Show @ the Heritage Museum
5:45 – Walk to the Cemetery
6:00 – Cemetery Ceremony
Boal Mansion (Grounds Open 10- 4)
WWI Doughboy Reenactors:

11AM & 1PM – Bayonet Drill Demonstration
12PM & 2PM – Rifle Demonstration

9:30AM to 4:00PM – Special 30-minute Tours of the Columbus & Museum Armory
10AM to 5PM – 19th Century Cricket Game Demonstration
10Am to 5PM – Artisans & Food Vendors, History Book Sale, Kids Activities & Bounce House

Live Music
10:30 – Bellefonte Municipal Band
12:30 – JT Thompson & The Denicats
2:30 — OverHead

Pennsylvania Military Museum
9:00 to 5:00 – AACA Car Show
10:00 to 4:00 – PA Military Museum Open