Oil Region National Heritage Area | The Valley that Changed the Word

Festivals & Events

January

Learn-to-ski Day at Two Mile Run County Park
TwoMileRun.net

Learn-to-ski clinics at Oil Creek State Park
dcnr.state.pa.us

February

Franklin On Ice
See professionals carve lifeless blocks of ice into works of art at Fountain Park.
FranklinPa.gov

Oil Country Bluegrass Festival
A full day of live bluegrass music at the Oil City Moose Lodge.
CasaOfVenangoCounty.org

March

Expressions
Showcase of Women Artists of the Oil Region in Titusville by the Oil Region Coalition of Artists in Titusville.
Facebook.com/OilRegionCoalitionOfArtists

Thinks & Drinks
Engage in the people, places & events of petroleum history while sampling regional beer and wine at Drake Well Museum and Park.
DrakeWell.org

Charter Day
Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with free admission to Drake Well Museum and Park.
DrakeWell.org

April

PEEPshow
Display of Marshmallow Masterpieces hosted by Titusville Council on the Arts at the Titusville YWCA.
TitusvilleCouncilOnTheArts.com

Oil City Uncorked
Spring Wine Walk in the Southside Business District. Sample wine from a dozen regional wineries.
OilCityMainStreet.org

May

May Garden Mart
Celebrate the arrival of spring. One-stop shopping for anything you need for your lawn & garden.
FranklinPa.gov

Memorial Day Boat Races
Two Mile Run County Park hosts this annual race on Justus Lake.
TwoMileRun.net

June

Wildcatter Festival at Pithole
Experience Pithole, PA’s legendary oil boomtown, through music, guided tours & more.
DrakeWell.org

Titusville Folk and Bluegrass Festival (formerly HOTAFEST)
A weekend of live music, dance, workshops and jam sessions for all ages.
www.TitusvilleCouncilOnTheArts.com

Oil Region Indie Music Festival
Artists perform original music at various venues in downtown Oil City.
OCArtsCouncil.com

Blues & Barbeque
Downtown Franklin is the place to be for great blues music and barbecue vendors all day long.
FranklinBluesAndBBQ.com

Chicks in the Sticks
A variety of outdoor workshops for women only hosted by Oil Creek State Park.
dcnr.state.pa.us

Emlenton Summer Festival
Held each year at Hughes Park.
EmlentonPa.com

July

The Oil Region hosts three consecutive nights of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day: July 2 in Cranberry, July 3 in Oil City and July 4 in Franklin!

4th of July Week Festivities
A full week of nightly concerts, parades and fireworks on the 4th in downtown Franklin.
FranklinPa.gov

Cranberry Fireworks Spectacular
Routes 322 & 257 in Cranberry. Live music, food, fun & fireworks.
4YourCarConnection.com

Jolly July 3rd Festival
One-day festival in Justus Park, Oil City, with fun for the entire family including fireworks!
OilCityArtsCouncil.com

International Bowhunting Organization Competition
3D target shooting competition for all levels at Two Mile Run County Park. Spectators welcome.
TwoMileRun.net

Oil Heritage Festival Bike ‘n Brew
Enjoy a community bike ride then gather ‘round for some brews in Oil City.
ohfbikenbrew.org

Brews & BBQ
Bring your appetite to Drake Well Museum and Park and enjoy a dinner featuring smoked St. Louis style pork ribs and chicken served with our special Sweet Crude barbecue sauce and all the fixings. Regional beer and live music will also be on tap. Proceeds benefit the museum’s energy education outreach program. Special fees apply.
DrakeWell.org

Oil Heritage Festival
Car show, artisan & fine crafts fair, children’s events, concerts, parade & fireworks, all in Oil City.
VenangoChamber.org

Oil Heritage Festival Art Show
A combined Oil City Arts Council and Arts Oil City event exhibiting local area artists and their work.
OCArtsCouncil.com

World War II Reenactment Weekend
Encampment, battle re-enactment, USO dance & historic displays at Perry Street Station in Titusville.
OCTRR.org

August

Taste of Franklin-Taste of Talent
Fountain Park – sample the city’s finest cuisine and then hear the finals of the vocal competition.
FranklinPa.gov

BridgeFest
Two great evenings of music, art, food & more on Veterans Memorial Bridge and the iconic, illuminated Center Street Bridge in downtown Oil City.
OilCityMainStreet.org

Titusville Oil Fest
Concerts, fine art exhibit, antique car show, parade, fireworks, food & crafts – fun for the entire family.
TitusvilleChamber.com

Titusville Wine Walk
Friday of Oil Fest. Sample wines from a dozen regional wineries while taking in the sights and sounds of Oil Fest.
TitusvilleChamber.com

Drake’s Folly Beer Festival
Saturday of Oil Fest in Titusville. Sample brews from regional breweries and enjoy live music.
TitusvilleChamber.com

Wings & Wheels Fly-In/Cruise – In
Venango Regional Airport. Gyrocopters on display. Helicopter rides, airplane rides, car show & more.
814.432.2289

Mountain Bike Race
Two Mile Run County Park hosts this annual mountain bike race in the Bike the Wilds series. Registration required.
TwoMileRun.net

Rock in River Fest/PA Stone Skipping Competition
BBQ, games, kayak rides, crafts and PA stone skipping competition all at Riverfront Park in Franklin.
FranklinPa.gov

Drake Day
Celebrate the anniversary of the Drake Well oil strike and the birth of the modern petroleum industry at Drake Well Museum and Park.
DrakeWell.org

September

Fall Gas Up
Annual fall show featuring antique engines & oil field equipment at Drake Well Museum and Park.
DrakeWell.org

Cranberry Festival
Morrison Park, Seneca including games, arts & crafts show & car show.
VenangoChamber.org

Petfest
A celebration of pets.
FranklinPa.gov

Oil City Uncorked
Fall Wine Walk in the Northside Business District. Sample wine from a dozen regional wineries.
OilCityMainStreet.org

Farm to Fork
Multi-course local food event highlighting the bountiful harvest of the Titusville Open Air Market with beer and wine pairings and live music.
Facebook.com/Titusville-Renaissance-Inc

October

Applefest®
Three-day festival in Franklin with a huge craft fair, 5K race, car show and free entertainment.
FranklinApplefest.com

Genealogy Conference
Titusville Historical Society hosts a one-day conference on genealogical research. Call 814.827.0928.
TitusvilleHistoricalSociety.org

O.C.toberFest
Fabulous fall fun in downtown Oil City. Entertainment, art, creative activities, and fun for kids of all ages.
OilCityMainStreet.org

November

Santa’s Workshop
Holiday craft show at Cross Creek Resort. 60+ vendors, raffles, food & visits with Santa.
814.827.4636

Franklin Wine Walk
Friday before Thanksgiving. Get a jump on the gift giving season and sample wine from regional wineries.
FranklinAreaChamber.org

Franklin Light-Up Night
Christmas shopping, parade, fireworks, and Santa Claus.
FranklinPa.gov

December

Oil City’s Christmas Past
A festive holiday celebration with tree lighting ceremony, chili cook-off, children’s activities, Jingle Bell 5K, craft & vendor events, live entertainment, and of course – Santa!
OilCityMainStreet.org

Home for the Holidays ~ Titusville Winter Festival
Live nativity, horse-drawn covered wagon rides, Pop Up Shop and other festivities for the whole family.
TitusvilleChamber.com

Holiday at Burgess
Free nightly drive-through display of Christmas lights in Titusville’s Burgess Park from Black Friday to New Year’s Eve. 6-9 p.m. Special guests include Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves, sled dogs and ice carvers.
https://www.facebook.com/Take-Pride-in-Titusville-1967172836919409/

First Night® Oil City
Non-alcoholic, family-friendly celebration with over 10 indoor performances in downtown Oil City.
Facebook.com/FirstNightOilCity

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