2018 Danville Heritage Festival

Next weekend, the Danville Heritage Festival will again take place throughout the town.  From Friday, July 20th until Sunday, July 22nd, enjoy a unique celebration of our region’s heritage.  The festival is centered around Hess Field and features living history demonstrations on Saturday, July 21st. There is also a 5K run, tennis tournament, historic bike tour (including a segment on the nation’s oldest rail trail surrounding Hess Field, circa 1890s), food vendors, live music, a parade (Friday evening), a classic car cruise in, a quoits tournament, and fireworks over the Susquehanna on Saturday evening.

Fireworks over the Susquehanna

Historical speakers hosted by Thomas Beaver Library include: George Geisinger; Dale Reiner on the islands of the Susquehanna; and Gene Shipe on the Franklin Iron Furnace. Musical performers include Pennsylvania State fiddle champion Megan McGarry, Danville Community Band, Zing Productions and Van Wagner. The weekend concludes July 22 at 6:30 p.m. with a traditional hymn sing in Montgomery Park.  For full details about the weekend events, and for specific times and further info, please visit the Danville Heritage Festival website.


The free Saturday Trains program, in its thirteenth year at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church at the corner of Pine and East Market streets in Danville has a very realistic sound and light show of fiber optic fireworks over its 22-foot-long model railroad display. The display will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with dozens of trains, a model merry-go-round that children and adults can play with, a historic American Flyer ​layout, a working model sawmill, and 30 pushbuttons that activate the exhibit’s operating attractions. More than 1,000 icicle lights decorate the display.

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