JOHNSTOWN – The city’s Committee on Tourism and Special Events will soon release into the community its new 2016 Events Schedule poster, which features fun events in the city ranging from Summerfest to the Colonial Stroll.
In its third year, the purple and gold poster was again done by local graphic artist Linda Hinkle. It is currently being printed and will be made public soon, destined to be seen in many businesses, restaurants and other sites throughout the area.
“They will be distributed throughout the city,” Johnstown 3rd Ward Councilwoman Helen Martin, committee chairwoman, said Wednesday.
The committee provided The Leader-Herald with a sneak preview of the 2016 poster. The poster includes listings of both 2016 city-sponsored events, as well as non-profit and private agency events in Johnstown.
“We don’t charge for anything the city puts on,” Martin said.
Special events planned this year include the city-sponsored Summerfest set for 3 to 6 p.m. June 25 at Knox Field, with fireworks planned to start at dusk.
“We did this last year for the first time and we had a very good response,” Martin said.
Refreshments, music and a kids’ bouncy-bounce are all planned as part of the fun. The day will be a busy one at Knox Field, as Johnstown High School’s graduation ceremony will also be conducted that morning.
Other special events in the City this year include: “The O’Connor Girls” at the Colonial Little Theatre – June 10-12; Classic Car Show – Thursday; “Path Through History” event, Walking Tour of William Street Historic Properties – 1, 2, 3 p.m. June 18; Johnson Hall State Historic Site’s Market Fair – July 11-12; Block Party at Partner’s Pub – Aug. 5; “The Wizard of Oz at CLT – Aug. 4-7, 12-14; Motorcycle Show -Aug. 18; Antique Show – Oct. 15; New Play Festival at CLT – Oct. 21-22; city-sponsored Harvest Festival Parade & Chili Cook-Off – Oct. 29; city-sponsored Veterans Day Program – 11 a.m. Nov. 11; “Charlotte’s Web” at CLT – Nov. 12-13, 19-20; and city-sponsored Colonial Stroll/Holiday Parade – Dec. 2.
The walking tour – new this year – is sponsored by the Johnstown Historical Society. Prices are $5 for adults, $3 for older children, and free for children under 8
Ongoing events listed on the calendar include: Farmer’s Market – 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, running through mid-October; guided tour of Johnstown Cemetery sponsored by the Johnstown Historical Society on North Perry Street at 1 p.m. on July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17; and Citizen Band concerts on Friday nights July 8 through Aug. 12 at the downtown bandshell.
Johnson Hall special events include 11 a.m. lectures on July 16 – “The 55th Regiment of Foot,” and on Aug,. 21 – “Colonial Freemasonry.”
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].