Events and Activities

Schedule of Activities and Events….

Activities: Patriotic Decorating, Historical Scavenger Hunt, Halifax Historical Seal Contest
Fundraising – Anniversary Queen & Mini Belle Contest, Dinners and Auctions

Calendar of Events:
May 3 – Fort Halifax Student Education Day

May 4 – Colonial Fort Halifax Festival
May 11 – Fisherville Day
May 18 – Day of Caring, in honor of Michael Bower*     
May 27 – Hometown Hero Dedication            

June 14 & 15 – Halifax Yard and Craft Sale*            
June 15 – Relay for Life
June 15 – Community Day Carnival*                

July 18 – Public Historical Community Church Service, Signing Day*

July 19 and 20 events postponed until September due to heat advisory.

July 21 – Afternoon Tea Party*

August 17 – End of Summer Celebration Carnival*

August 17 – Annual Halifax Fireworks

September 14 – Halifax Grand Celebration Parade*

September 14 – Picnic in the Park*

September 14 – Time Capsule Dedication

September 15 – Music and Wine Festival

November 16 – 225th Celebration Grand Ball*

December 7—Belsnickel/Christmas Parade

  • events are sponsored by the Halifax 225th Anniversary Celebration

Additional Information on Events and Activities:

Activities:
Patriotic Decorating – For local businesses and residents. Decorate your business or home to celebrate our small town and its beautiful countryside. A small entrance fee will put your address on a driving tour list and the decorating contest.
Danean Walker, 717.574.9163, cleandanean@yahoo.com

Historical Scavenger Hunt – Take the family and friends on a hunt around the Halifax area as you explore and discover some of the most interesting sites of our community. Shannon Jones, 717.877.7886, shannonjonesauthor@gmail.com 

Anniversary Queen & Mini Belle Contest – Become an honored Queen or Mini Belle for the anniversary celebration, part fundraiser and part talent contest. More details to follow. Brandi Tobias, 717.602.6878, brandi.attivo@gmail.com

Calendar of Events:
May 18 – Day of Caring, in honor of Michael Bower – Take some time and give back to the community. Gather a group of friends and help to clean and beautify our small town. Monetary donations to help fund clean-up project are greatly appreciated. Heather Crook, 717.460.0831, crookh@hasd.us

May 27 – Hometown Hero Dedication – Help us honor the military heroes who have served our community.  Amy Simmons, phone and email

June 14 & 15 – Halifax Yard and Craft Sale  – Stroll through town to find treasures and hand-made crafts from your local neighbors. Additional space available at the Halifax HS for non-borough residents.

June 15 – Community Day Carnival  – An old-time community carnival designed to share the proceeds of the carnival with the volunteer groups and organizations that help to run the attractions. Lori Weber, 717.773.5253, weberl@hasd.us

July 18 – Public Open Air Service, Signing Day  – Join us on the Football Field at the Halifax HS for a beautiful evening of Music, Worship, and History. Keith Miller, 717.512.3680, shmmo@comcast.net & April Ocasio, 717.827.3523

July 21 – Afternoon Tea Party – Come and enjoy an afternoon of socializing and tea! There will be delectable scones, sandwiches, and desserts, for all ages; and also a fun assortment of teas to choose from. We will have entertainment to enjoy, thanks to Jonathan Lebo, a photo op area, games and history on tea parties. We encourage everyone to dress in time period attire and get out your best tea party hat! It is also BYOTC (Bring your own tea cup) if you have one, if not, we will provide you one.

This is a ticketed event:

Tickets are:

Adult $15

Children (5-12) $8

Please reach out to Nicola Miller for tickets, 717.439.7859, nicolamcmiller@outlook.com

August 17 – End of the Summer Celebration Carnival – Gather prior to the Halifax annual Fireworks celebration, at Fort Halifax, and enjoy some simple family fun and games. Lori Weber, 717.773.5253, weberl@hasd.us

September 14 – Halifax Grand Celebration Parade  – Come one, come all – as a spectator or participant. Wanted – All Antique Modes of Transportation!, Historical and Futuristic Floats, First Responders, Military Organizations, Big Bands, Service Groups & Organizations. We want to honor and celebrate you all! Committee Chair Contact Info Contact: Nicole Rickert, 717.827.3106, nicole.rickert@midpennbank.com,

Dedication and Time Capsule – Join us for the reveal of the items and stories from our past and dedicate 25 more years of our communities growth and success, Halifax Memorial Park. Jim Leaman, bushwack50@comcast.net

September 14 – Picnic in the Park – Gather your friends and family and join us in the park for a home town picnic. Bring your own picnic. Food trucks available. Corn Hole Tournament, pet contest, square dancing caller, and softball game. Contact Info: Danean Walker, 717.574.9163, cleandanean@yahoo.com

September 15 – Music, Food and Beverage Festival  – Join us at Halifax Veterans Memorial Park for a festival featuring food trucks, local wineries, and music played by local musicians. We welcome a variety of food trucks.. Armstrong Valley Winery will be there as well with their award wining wines. Featured music will include: Jerry’s Attic, Mike Foltz and Maddy Singer. Wine glasses will be given out to the first 225 people through the gates. Time noon -6:00PM. Entrance to the event is free! Bring your lawn chair and relax to local music and local wine!

November – 225th Celebration Grand Ball – Closing ceremonies in a grand style at Armstrong Valley Winery. Strolling buffet, entertainment and honors. Keith Miller, 717.512.3680, shammo@comcast.net

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