Boalsburg Memorial Day Festivities

Boalsburg is the birthplace of Memorial Day and the 2016 event is shaping up to be quite a weekend of remembrance.  

The Memorial Day Festival is on Monday, May 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features food, music and craft vendors complete with two Civil War battle re-enactments at the historical Boal Mansion and Estate. 

Following the festival is the annual Memorial Day Service at 6 p.m. in the adjacent Boalsburg Cemetary. Join the famous three ladies (pictured below) in honoring our soldiers. 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Annual Boalsburg Memorial Day Run on Monday, May 30 starting at 8:30 a.m. The 3.8 mile course weaves through historic Boalsburg and welcomes both runners and walkers. All race proceeds benefit Boalsburg-area causes. Details on registration and parking can be found at the Nittany Valley Running Club website.

Are you visiting from out of "Towne"? Stay at a cozy bed & breakfast in Boalsburg, or browse our State College area accommodationsrestaurants and fun things to do in the Penn State area! We also offer a free Visitors Guide to help you plan your trip. 

To learn more about the history of Memorial Day and Boalsburg, visit Boalsburg's Memorial Day facebook page.

2016 Memorial Day Weekend Schedule of Events Announced:
May 26th:
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Boal Mansion - Grand Opening of the Expanded Armory
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival, Wristband Night


May 27th:
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival


May 28th: 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Pre-registration for the 5k race at Blue Spring Park
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - PA Military Museum Open
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Boal Mansion Open
5:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Parade
Fireman's Carnival continues after the parade


May 29th:
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - PA Military Museum Open
12:30 PM - British High Tea by reservation at the Boal Mansion 
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Boal Mansion Open
2:00 PM- 6:00 PM - Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival, $15 unlimited rides


May 30th:
8:30 AM - Memorial Day 5K race, race starts at Blue Spring Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - AACA Car Show, PA Military Museum
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Day In Town Festival - featuring live music, food and arts and crafts vendors
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Garden Club Plant Sale
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Fireman's Carnival
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boal Mansion Open - featuring Civil War re-enactors, live music, food, arts and craft vendors, a petting zoo, a marionette puppet show and tours of the Columbus Chapel
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Tours of Nittany Theatre at the Barn
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Heritage Museum Open
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Boalsburg Heritage Museum Soup and Bread Sale in the Township garage; tours and demonstrations at the restored Blacksmith Shop
5:45 PM - Walk to the Cemetery
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Service at the Boalsburg Cemetery, emceed by Jeff Brown