The Hometown Hero Streetlight Banner Committee
Historic Bellefonte Inc. proudly presents the “Hometown Heroes” banner program.  The program serves as a tribute to men and women from Centre County who have served our country and community in a branch of the military or as a first responder.
Please make checks payable to HBI.

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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe 71st Annual Bellefonte Children's Fair
June 6, 2020 10am-3pm - Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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 of Bellefonte Women's Club FB pageBellefonte Women's Club Movies in the Park
Saturdays, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, Aug 8, 2020
The Bellefonte Women's Club invites you to watch a movie under the stars! FREE family movies in the park, FREE popcorn and water (while supplies last). We invite you to come early and enjoy dinner at one of our Bellefonte restaurants. Bring a chair or blanket - popcorn and water will be available for sale. (In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown at the Bellefonte YMCA.) Click for more...

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Historic Bellefonte Cruise - Cancelled, Resumes 2021
June 19-21, 2020 - [NOTE: Vendors and pre-registrations will be contacted. More information is available at or by calling 814-280-5881.] 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! Click for more...

Photo courtesy of Bellefonte Arts & Crafts FairBellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair
July 31 & August 1, 2020
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 BrownFall Festival/Halloween Parade
October 21, 2020 Enjoy the Talleyrand Fall Fest and costume Halloween Parade! Parade forms at 11am at Bellefonte Elementary School. The Festival runs Noon to 4pm at Talleyrand Park. HBI partners with the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and Centre County Library for this wonderful celebration of fall.

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 W. High Street to the diamond and then proceed from the Diamond down West High Street to the Talleyrand Park Gazebo for final judging and prizes. Please stay for all activities, vendors, games, food, and fun!

There will also be Trick or Treating sponsored the area businesses uptown from 12:00noon to 4:00pm. All programs and activities are subject to change.

Photo courtesy Barbara BrownBellefonte Victorian Christmas
Friday, December 11 and Saturday December 14, 2020
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas offers a taste of Christmas Past with a History On Wheels Guided Bus 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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Photo courtesy Barbara BrownThe Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt
TBD, 2021

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 and the Bellefonte Moose Lodge 206. If any children need to complete community service time for school, they may volunteer to help with this event.


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


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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Historic Bellefonte, Inc.
PO Box 14,
Train Station,
Bellefonte, PA 16823

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