The Hometown Hero Streetlight Banner Committee
Thanks all who attended our Salute to Veterans 2017


Applications and  information for the 2019 Hometown Streetlight Banner Program will be available on January 1st 

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt
March 31 1 p.m.

The Bellefonte Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt is held annually prior to Easter. All children 12 years and under are invited to attend. Games, refreshments, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are highlights of the event, along with 15,000 Easter Eggs. The children are divided up into age groups throughout the park. Golden eggs with coupons for special baskets, gift certificates, and prizes from the downtown businesses are included in the day's festivities. Centre Crest, local clubs, churches, and fire companies will supply the candy-filled eggs and special prizes. There is no charge for this event. It is held in conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc. If any children need to complete community service time for school, they may volunteer to help with this event.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Big Spring Festival
May 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte

Enjoy a Celebration of Water and our Mothers! Adam Swartz Puppet Shows at 11:00am and 12:00 noon and Dan & Galla Musical Show, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, some seating available and you are welcome to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the shows. Blue & White Photo booth from 11:00am to 3:30pm , Speeder train rides provided by BHRS, Children and adults games and activities, vendors, and Face Painting by Kaitlyn. Scott's Roasters, Snyder's French Fry Truck, and new this Year "Knight's of Columbus" Fish Fry on site! Potting plants for Mother's provided by the Bellefonte Garden Club and Fish Stamp Pictures provided by Historic Bellefonte,Inc. Board Members. All programs and activities subject to change.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe 69th Annual Bellefonte Children's Fair
Saturday in June 2, 2018 (Rain date June 3) 10am-3pm
The Bellefonte Children's Fair, held on a Saturday in early June, features five fun-filled hours of games, activities, entertainment, raffles and displays. This event is made possible by Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and proceeds benefit the Bellefonte Borough playgrounds. Click for more...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Cruise
June 15-16, 2018
The Bellefonte Cruise, held Father's Day weekend, includes an open cruise, a sock hop, all-vehicle show, parade of high performance and classic show cars, motorcycle poker run, and lots more. The show includes Truck classes, redefined Motorcycle and Car classes, FREE Children's Class registration, and a Sunday Event – HBC 5K Run/walk to benefit Centre County Y!
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Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair
Friday, August 10 & Saturday, August 11, 2018
The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. Due to construction in the Talleyrand Park and surrounding areas of the park this event will be move uptown on Allegheny and W. High Streets. The fair includes over 100 juried artists and crafters, family entertainment, great food, and free children's activities. Park and ride shuttle service available from the Bellefonte High School.Click for more information...

Photo courtesy Barbara Brown Fall Festival and Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Fall Festival Returns! The Festival includes the annual Halloween Parade. The festival is being coordinated by the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary, the Parade is being coordinated by the Centre County Library , both are in partnership with Historic Bellefonte Incorporated. The Festival will take place from 12:00noon until 4:00pm. The parade will line up at the Bellefonte Elementary parking lot behind the School at 11:00am and procession will start at 11:30am and proceed down North Allegheny Street to the diamond and then proceed from the Diamond down West High Street to Talleyrand park. All participants will proceed to the area in front of the Gazebo for final judging and awards. Please stay for all activities, vendors, games, food, and fun! There will be trick or treating at many of the booths in the park ,However there will also be trick or treating at the area businesses uptown from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
All programs and activities are subject to change.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas
Friday, December 7 and Saturday December 8, 2018
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas offers a taste of Christmas Past with an Historic Homes Tour, an Arts & Crafts Show, concerts, horse-drawn buggy rides, gingerbread house contest, train rides, strolling entertainment, breakfast with Santa and a Victorian Tea Party. Held on the second weekend in December.
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Bellefonte Community Children's Garden

The mission of the Children's Garden, created in 2007, is to delight children and nurture their sense of wonder in nature. This beautiful place for fun, exploration and learning includes six raised beds where youth groups grow vegetables, plus a sensory herb garden, a garden full of plants with animal names, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden planted by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Whether working to make sure Talleyrand Park shows visitors a pretty face, or to beautify the Borough with flower plantings during the summer; or working at the 9-11 Memorial Garden, or planting seeds with school classes in the Community Children's Garden, the Garden Club members are volunteers working to make our town a pleasant and interesting place to live. We also learn about gardening topics at our meetings, on field trips, and through garden tours.

The mission of the Bellefonte Garden Club is to promote gardening, educate our members about gardening, and use plants and landscaping to beautify our community. We are proud to be a part of Historic Bellefonte Inc. Visit us online at facebook.com/BellefonteCommunityChildrensGarden.

 

HBI is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the revitalization of Bellefonte and the preservation of the Borough's rich historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Through a volunteer structure, HBI serves as an umbrella vehicle to coordinate community efforts to carry out its mission.

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The Centre County Community Foundation supports the efforts of HBI, Inc.
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PO Box 14,
Train Station,
Bellefonte, PA 16823

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