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Things to do in the Laurel Highlands (March 16-18)

 

Here's a summary of our top picks for the weekend of things to do in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. So whether you're staying here at Laurelville, a local resident or just passing through, be sure to check out some of the wonders in our own backyard.

Friday, March 16
Women of Ireland (Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown, Pa.)
women of irelandThe University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown welcomes Women of Ireland, a full stage production that highlights a new generation of female performers from Ireland. It will be a delightful way to celebrate Irish culture and tradition on this Saint Patrick's Day weekend.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $36 to $45; call 814.269.7200 or visit www.upj.pitt.edu for more information.

Saturday, March 17
Community Quilt (Confluence Creative Arts Center, Confluence, Pa.)
confluence creative arts centerCome join Crystal Hay and a group of area quilters as they collaborate on an ongoing community quilting project that celebrates the culture and tradition of the region. Guests and visitors are welcome to either observe or join in the project.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Crystal via email (piecemakerhay@yahoo.com).

Sunday, March 18
Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival
(Monroeville Convention Center, Irwin, Pa.)

spring arts food itemsShop at one of the largest spring arts & crafts shows in the country, with over 180 booths and vendors selling everything from jewelry to artwork to home and garden decor to festive food items.

The Spring Fever Festival runs this Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5.50 ($5.00 for senior citizens 65+; $1.00 for children 6-12; kids under 6 are free). Go to www.familyfestivals.com or call 724.863.4577 to learn more.


Planning your vacation in the Laurel Highlands?

Our region, Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, is filled with attractions for the whole family. The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau offers a variety of resources, including a customizable trip planner, spotlights on area attractions, special offers and a calendar of events. Visit www.laurelhighlands.org or call 800.333.5661 to start planning your trip today!

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