For a small town, there is a lot happening in Harmony! Check out our list of major annual events. In addition, many of the individual businesses have unique and exciting things going on too, so check the links below.
Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts
Small Venue Concerts and CD Release Parties. Art Shows, Openings and Exhibits. Art and Writing Classes for All Ages. Fundraisers.
The Center of Harmony
Historic Opera Hall available for weddings, parties and rentals. Concerts, Wellness Seminars, Yoga. Festivals and Fairs. Home to Wunderbar Coffee & Crepes, Penn Pantry, Darn Yarn Needles & Thread, and more.
Historic Harmony Museum Fairs and Festivals. Quilt Shows. Gun Shows. German Dinners. Guided Tours of Harmony.
Sleepy Hollow Festival- October 14th
Bring the whole family (including your pets!) to celebrate Harmony’s Sleepy Hollow Festival, Saturday October 14, 2017. Held in conjunction with Zelienople-Harmony Country Fall Festival, the town hosts family-friendly activities, most of which are FREE…
Annual Herb & Garden Fair and SpringFest- June 10, 2017
Gardeners from across the tri-state area come to the museum’s 1805 barn on Mercer Road to exchange and/or buy plants and ask avice from Butler County Master Gardeners from 9 to 3:00. Pot up your extra plants and bring them to exchange or just come by to browse the specialty and garden vendors. Plenty of parking at our big red barn at 303 Mercer Rd.
While you’re here, take a complimentary ride on The Harmony Inn’s shuttle from the Barn to the Town Square for our Spring Fling! Enjoy free live music, afternoon tours of historic buildings, art, knitting and weaving demonstrations, lots of food too! There will be lunch at the Barn, The Harmony Inn, Wunderbar, and Two Fraus Bakery will be serving up Bavarian Pretzels!
Antiques, local artisans and vintage items, so save these dates. Interested in being a vendor? Call Laura or Karen at 724-452-9204
Come enjoy the day in Harmony at the Flea-TIQUE located in the town square at Main and Mercer Street. One Saturday a month from 8:00am -2:00pm.
June 10th, 2017
July 8th, 2017
August 12th, 2017
September 16, 2017
October 14, 2017
Summer Concert Series
Every summer, Harmony’s businesses and organizations sponsor four free, family-friendly concerts. The first show is on the Square, followed by fireworks, and the remaining shows are the porch of The Harmony Inn. If you plan to eat at The Harmony Inn, get your dinner reservations early! Mercer Street is closed to allow people to congregate and enjoy the music, so bring your chair or blanket, claim your space on the street, and enjoy the night!
June 29th- Allegheny Brass Band with Fireworks
July 13th- Eugene and the Night Crawlers
July 27th- Kardaz
August 10th- John Burgh
WeihnachtsMarkt – German Christmas Market
A German tradition that has become a major regional attraction, The Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, 2017 in the heart of Harmony. Thousands of visitors attend each year, enjoying exquisite handcrafted and German imports. Artisans and vendors are chosen to participate based on the quality of their offerings; no stereotypical “shopping mall festival” stuff here! Entertainment, food and refreshments also reflect Harmony’s German heritage.
Market hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, free for children younger than six, including all-day access to the market, museum, entertainment and wagon rides.
New Years Silvester Celebration
Harmony celebrates New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31st 2017 with a family-oriented “Silvester” celebration reflecting the community’s German roots. The day begins with races drawing hundreds of runners and concludes with fireworks welcoming the New Year at 6 pm, which is midnight in Germany. Many town shops and businesses are open for your enjoyment.
Harmony Museum Tours
Christmas Tree Throwing Contest
The short comedy film “Dinner for One,” in English, popular on New Year’s Eve in Germany
Bleigiessen, the German tradition of examining the shape of a bit of melted lead dropped into water to interpret what the New Year may hold. 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
A pork and sauerkraut dinner – Cost is $12, starts at 3:30 PM Harmony Museum’s Stewart Hall (no reservations)
5-K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run
Beverages and snacks
Year-end surprises at specialty shops throughout town
A ball drop to signal the arrival of 2017 at midnight in Germany (6 p.m. In Harmony), followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
If you are in the area on New Year’s Day 2018, join in the “Freezin’ for a Reason” polar bear plunge and fundraiser in the Connoquenessing Creek!