Bring the Heat with These Amazing Winter Festivals

Winter is an incredible time to visit the Laurel Highlands, and two popular winter festivals will bring the heat this month with the Fire & Ice Festival in Somerset and Ice Fest in Ligonier. Fire & Ice Jan. 12-14, 2024, Somerset Pennsylvania’s Roof Garden is ready to go Under the Sea. Somerset County earned the Roof Garden nickname because it's…

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8 Fall Festivals You Can't Miss in the Laurel Highlands

Fall in the Laurel Highlands means three things: fantastic fall foliage, fabulous fall festivals, and family fun for all. From pumpkin picking to historic reenactments, here are 8 fall festivals you won't want to miss in the Laurel Highlands. Forbes Trail Brewing Oktoberfest Sept. 30 Forbes Trail Brewing is kicking off this fall season with their…

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The Ultimate Guide to Valentine's Day in the Laurel Highlands

It’s almost that time of year again – the one when procrastinators are in a last-minute panic, trying to figure out what to do for Valentine’s Day. It’s even worse this year, as Feb. 14 falls on a Tuesday, leaving many couples to celebrate on the weekend ahead of the heart-shaped holiday. Don’t have plans yet? Have no fear – unless you’re into…

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Stephen Towns Shines Light on Hidden Figures in History

I'm by no means an art critic. I have styles I enjoy, and can name some of my favorite artists and painters. But by and large I just go to museums to admire skill and creativity. What I didn't expect when I visited The Westmoreland Museum of American Art was for Stephen Towns' work to leap off the canvas and resonate with me in so many ways. I'm…

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Flight 93: 20th Observance

*GO LH has verified that this information is accurate as of Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. Please check Flight 93 National Memorial's website for updated information On September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a planned attack against the United States. Two airliners were flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and a third aircraft…

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun in the Laurel Highlands

It’s the unofficial start of summer! Have you made any plans yet? If you’re looking for some ideas of cool things to see and do in the region, we’re happy to help with a few suggestions. Special art exhibitions, live music, food trucks, farmers' markets, and more! There's plenty of fun to be had in the Laurel Highlands this Memorial Day Weekend…

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