2019 Danville Heritage Festival

Next weekend, the Danville Heritage Festival will again take place throughout the town.  From Friday, July 19th until Sunday, July 21nd, enjoy a unique celebration of our region’s heritage.  The festival is centered around Hess Field and features a series of living history demonstrations on Saturday, July 20st. Throughout the weekend, there will be various events taking place; an iron ore mine hike, 5K run, tennis tournament, historic bike tours (including a segment on the nation’s oldest rail trail surrounding Hess Field, circa 1890s), food vendors, live music, a classic car cruise in, a quoits tournament, fireworks over the Susquehanna on Saturday evening, and a riverside hymn sing on Sunday morning.


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 fourteenth 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 push buttons that activate the exhibit’s operating attractions. More than 1,000 icicle lights decorate the display.