Punxsutawney Festival In The Park Underway

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney’s Festival in the Park is officially underway.

(Photo courtesy Festival in the Park)

This year’s Festival in the Park was spearheaded by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce in response to the Punxsutawney Borough’s request for an organization to step-up to coordinate a 2020 Barclay Square Festival.

It kicked off on Saturday, June 27, with live music by Stone Cold Killers, Yinz N’ Roses, Almost Mulberry, and A Bit of Broadway, and was followed by more live music by Against the Grain and A Day Awaits, as well as the Classic Car Show and a church service in Barclay Square, on Sunday, June 28.

Tonight’s line-up includes Maddie Indre from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and The Moore Brothers from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

There’s lots to do for kids today from the “Build a Phil,” balloon art, and a magician, to super heroes and princesses presented by Whimsical Parties LLC.

Over a dozen food vendors, along with multiple craft vendors and non-profits, are also set up for the festival through the week.

Live music will continue each evening, with a full schedule of bands available here.

A Kids Fun Run is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, with registration starting at 2:00 p.m. The registration fee is just $5, and a rain date for the event is Thursday, July 2.

On Friday, July 3, Greatwoods Insurance and the Punxsutawney Borough Police are holding a Bike Rodeo at Harmon Field, with free bike checks by Brackman Chevrolet and a run through the gentle spray of the Big Run Fire Department truck.

The festival wraps up on Saturday, July 4, with Maximum Voltage (an AC/DC tribute band) playing from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Andrew Mack Country Band playing from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and 7 Mile Run Playing from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fireworks, sponsored by Shadco LLC, will then be set off on Indiana Hill after sundown.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit punxsutawney.com/events/festival-in-the-park/.

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