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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. Now Boalsburg gets ready for its observance with several fun and reflective local memorial activities on Memorial Day and the days preceding the holiday.


Monday May 27, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm:
The Columbus and Boal Mansion are open for scheduled tours, and the grounds feature Civil War re-enactors, live music, food, arts and craft vendors, a petting zoo, a marionette puppet show and tours of the Columbus Chapel.
The Memorial Day service at 6 pm in the adjacent Boalsburg cemetery.



Allegheny Mountain Region A.A.C.A Car Show
Regional Antique Automobile Club of America Chapter’s annual summer season kickoff event featuring many pre-war through modern classics on display throughout the grounds of the 28th Division Shrine ...
May 27th 2019 at 9:00 am

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Memorial Day 3.8 Mile Race
Memorial Day 3.
May 27th 2019 at 8:30 am

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Boalsburg Memorial Day Parade
The Parade will be May 25 Line-up will begin at 3:30 pm. with the Parade Starting at 5:00 pm. Rain or Shine The Parade route begins at Blue Spring Park on Wagner St. and proceeds East on Pine St.
May 25th 2019 at 3:00 pm

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Memorial Day Carnival
Thursday May 23 is a Wristband Night. Pay $15.00 and ride unlimited rides from 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm. Friday May 24 the Carnival will be open from 6:00 pm. until 10:00 pm.
May 23rd to May 27th 2019 at 6:00 pm

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World War II Revisited: Living History Bivouac
Axis and Allied living historians encamp on the grounds, portraying field life in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-45. A short history of the war begins at 12:45 p.m.
May 27th to May 28th 2017 at 10:00 am

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