Arts, Crafts, and Food Festival
City is host to the annual festival that showcases more than 200 art and craft
booths. A wide variety of canvas and slate paintings, as well as handmade,
reasonably priced crafts from candles to curtains, jewelry to stained glass,
wooden gifts to woven hammocks.
As you approach the festival and just as all the trees come into view, take
a deep breath. You will be surrounded with all the wonderfully different
aromas of over 30 different food and beverage booths. You won't know where
to start. So come hungry, your nose will lead the way to your favorites.
Find a shaded picnic table and enjoy. Then walk it off and start all over
The Festival offers something for everyone: bands playing rock and roll,
country, and gospel; chorale groups and other vocal groups; dance
recitals, such as ballet, tap, square dancing, and clogging; and on Sunday
morning the festival provides a nondenominational church service. Although seating is
provided, you may want to bring your own lawn chair to ensure your comfort
throughout the day.
This festival is not just for the adults. There is a "Kids Corner" with face
painting, sand sculptures, and many other activities tailored just for them.
To close out the festivities there will be a fabulous fireworks finale
sponsored by the Festival Committee. Ooh's and aah's will be heard
throughout the park. The Zambelli Fireworks are always a sight to behold and
are the perfect end to a perfect family day.
Holy Redeemer Parish Bazaar
Late into an Ellwood summer, one of the well
recognized churches in the borough holds a weekend Bazaar on its grounds.
The Holy Redeemer Parish of Ellwood City holds a large bazaar with over
50 vendor booths and plenty of carnival rides for attendees of all ages to
enjoy. The three-day bazaar has plenty of entertainment, including a
new car give-a-way and a fireworks finale on the last night of the bazaar.
Memorial Day Parade
On the fourth Monday of May,
patrons of Ellwood City gather on the North Side of the Connoguenessing
Creek for the annual Memorial Day Parade through town. Youth
organizations, marching bands, city and state officials, fire trucks and
police cruisers, and plenty of other community members participate in the
parade across town to Veterans Memorial Park where closing ceremonies are
Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park is held annually in
Ellwood City's Ewing Park and is an area tradition. Drive through the
park to see lighted animated figures, luminaries, and trees. Stop by
historical Trefoil Lodge and visit with Santa. Donations are accepted
fund the event.
Relay For Life (Pictured
Ellwood City participates in the nationwide
Relay for Life with the borough's annual event held in Helling Stadium in
Ewing Park. Relay teams are formed along with individual participants
who continuously walk around the stadium's track throughout the evening.
Ellwood City's Earth Day celebration is held in
April in the borough's Ewing Park. Earth Day offers ongoing children's
events, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and opportunities for
e-recycling. The event is free and open to the public.
Held in September, this event brings
professional storytellers from throughout the country to our area.
Stories fro young and old, as well as a photography exhibit are featured.
The day's activities culminate in ghost stories told around a campfire.
Fun for all ages, this event is free and open to the public.