Festivals & Community Events

Thunder in the Valley

In June, 1998, Johnstown hosted its first motorcycle rally. That may not seem like a big deal, but for a town that had been most recognized for its history, the annual Thunder in the Valley® Motorcycle Rally has helped to create a new identity for Johnstown. Historic downtown Johnstown is the hub of the rally. Multiple venues with food booths, vendors, live music, kids’ activities, manufacturer displays, demo rides, and stunt shows offer something for everyone. The Thunder Bolt Saloons offer Anheuser-Busch products and a variety of mixed drinks at three outdoor venues. The official Thunder Parade rolls through the town at high noon on Saturday, where thousands line the street to watch the seemingly endless stream of motorcycles rumble by. Local restaurants and bars welcome bikers with events and promotions, and other organizations host poker runs, hill climbs, bike contests and other activities. No admission fee! For details visit www.johnstownthunder.com or call 1-800- 237-8590. 

Fort Ligonier Days

History comes to life during Fort Ligonier Days! On the grounds of the Fort, you’ll find a living history encampment showing frontier life, military tactics, drills, cannon firing, ceremonies, Highlanders, redcoats, French troops, Native Americans, music from 1758 and more.

Ameriserv Flood CIty Music Festival

August 6-7, 2021 Peoples Natural Gas Park, downtown Johnstown, 814-539-1889 or 888-222-1889

Cambria City EthnicFest

September 2-4, Cambria City Cultural District, Johnstown
814-535-4132 (St. Mary’s Church)

Potato Fest

September 24, Downtown Ebensburg 814-472-8780 

Richland Community Days

August 19-20, Schoolhouse Rd. & Theater Dr. Richland Twp. 814-241-0807  

For a complete list of events in and around the community, CLICK HERE.