What's Happening in the Great Outdoors Region

A look at What’s Happening in the Great Outdoors Region from The PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau.

June 28-July26 – PA Wilds Traveling Photo Contest Exhibit at CREATE Gallery, Brookville – A traveling exhibit of the 12 winning photographs out of nearly 3,000 submissions to the PA Wilds Photo Contest in 2012.  See them on display in all 12 of the PA Wilds counties.  For more information visit PAwilds.com/PhotoContest or CREATE Gallery call (814) 849-9979 or visit CREATEbrookville.com

July 11 – Family Fishing Program at Cook Forest State Park – 5pm – A fishing program designed for families.  Learn basic baiting, casting, and knot tying techniques.  For more information call (814) 744-8407.

July 11-13 – Cinderella, The Enchanted Version performance at Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cook Forest State Park – This delightful musical of the magical fairytale is suitable for all audiences.  Performed by Reynoldsville Theatre Group.  For tickets call (814) 927-6655 or visit Sawmill.org

July 12 – Musical Jam Session at the MACA Building, Marienville – 6:30pm – Bring your musical instruments and dancing shoes for a Country and Blue Grass jam session.  For more information call (814) 927-8515.

July 12 – Clarion River Canoeing Program at Cook Forest State Park – 8:30am – A 6-mile interpretive historical canoeing program for experienced canoeists/kayakers only.  For more information call (814) 744-8407.

July 13 – Dream Makers “Make A Wish” Motorcycle Dice Run starting at Emporium Vets Club – 9am – Fun-filled motorcycle ride through McKean, Potter, and Cameron Counties.  Snacks, prizes, and auction.  For more information call (814) 546-2588.

July 13 – Lighthouse Tours at Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, Tionesta – 1pm-4pm – Self-guided tours of the 75 foot tall tower overlooking the National Wild & Scenic Allegheny River.  For more information call (814) 755-3672 or visit ForestCounty.com

July 13 – Biker Bash at Medix Hotel – noon – Cruise to the “Funnest Bar in Benezette” for the Biker Bash this weekend! Food and drink specials, wine tasting, live music, prizes, and register to win a Harley from Crescent Beer and Miller Brewery!!  For more information like them on Facebook.

July 13 – Geocaching 101 at Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette – 1pm – An introductory slideshow presentation on geocaching.  After, you will be able to test your new skills and find some caches!  Bring your own GPS, if able.  For more information call (814) 787-5167 or visit ElkCountryVisitorCenter.com

July 14 – North Country Trail July Hike in Leeper – 10am – Meet at the gas station at the intersection of Route 66 & 36 in for an enjoyable hike.  Call (814) 319-5058 for more information.

July 14-20 – Jefferson County Fair at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Brookville – Carnival rides, truck and tractor pulls, demo derby, old-fashioned mud races, professional rodeo, and much more!  For more information call (814) 265-0640 or visit JeffCoFair.com

July 15-20 – Ridgway Fireman’s Celebration at Ridgway Carnival Grounds – Carnival rides, food, fireworks, parade and more.  For more information call (814) 772-8085 or visit RidgwayFireDepartment.org

July 17 – Kayaking 101 at Cook Forest State Park -10am – An introductory class on kayaking including basic entry and exit techniques, paddling, and equipment.  For more information call (814) 744-8407.

July 17 – Garden Tour at Lavender Green Farm, Knox – 10am-3pm – Join B’ewe’tiful Knits on a garden tour.  Enjoy lunch with a lavender twist and knit a sachet for your lavender as your keepsake.  For more information call (814) 299-1598 or visit LavenderGreen.com

Ongoing Events

Movie showing – Bring the family and enjoy a movie under the stars at the Moonlite Drive-In Theater!  Watch two movies cheaper than one at an indoor theater.  For more information call (814) 849-5588.  Visit the website LipumaTheatres.com or follow them on facebook to see what is showing every Wednesday through Sunday.

Live Music – Sponsored by the Elk County Summer concert Series.  Various bands will be performing your favorites at venues around Elk County.  Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.  For more information call (814) 772-7051 or visit ECCOTA.com

Live Music – Enjoy live music in the picnic pavilion at Laurel Mountain Vineyard.  Logo wine glass, wine discounts, food and fun.  For more information call (814) 371-7022 or visit LaurelWines.com

Live Folk Music and Campfire at Gateway Lodge.  Fridays at 7pm.  Toe tapp’n music and a cozy campfire at Gateway Lodge.  For more information call (814) 744-8017 or visit GatewayLodge.com

First Friday Concerts in Gumtown Park, New Bethlehem – Redbank Renaissance sponsors an evening of free Music in the Park on the first Friday of summer months June – September with food offered for sale by a local vendor.

Live Music at the Allegheny Grille, Foxburg – 6pm – A different musical guest each Tuesday evening to suit every taste from country to rock and roll.  Enjoy the music down by the river.  For more information call (724) 659-5701 or log-on to VisitFoxburg.com

Live Music at the Iron Mountain Grille, Cook Forest – 9pm – A live band performs each Saturday night.  Visit the website for a band line-up IronMountainGrille.biz

The PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is a non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting tourism related businesses, events and activities in our 5-county region – Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson Counties. For more information and additional events, visit our website visitPAGO.com or call (814) 849-5197.

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