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Boalsburg is the birthplace of Memorial Day and this year's event is shaping up to be quite a weekend of remembrance.
The Memorial Day Festival features food, music and craft vendors complete with two Civil War battle re-enactments at the historical Boal Mansion and Estate. While you're there check out the historic Columbus Chapel!
Honor the soldiers of the past and present by visiting the Pennsylvania Military Museum to see their exhibits. On the grounds of the museum the AACA holds a car show for Memorial Day celebrators to enjoy.
If you're a history buff, stop in at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum to find out how the town formed, who made up its history and so much more.
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 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.
The Boalsburg Fire Company will host their annual parade and carnival with rides, food and more.
Are you visiting from out of "Towne"? Stay at a cozy bed & breakfast in Boalsburg, or browse our State College area accommodations, restaurants 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.