PITTSBURGH – The decision to cancel popular holiday events last summer was not an easy one for many municipalities. Now these grand celebrations are returning, including the Butler Memorial Day Parade.
Kayla Naypauer is excited to bring her girls to the Butler Memorial Day Parade this year after it was canceled due to COVID-19 last year.
“I’m excited to have it come back. I mean, it’s a good return to normal, ”explained Naypauer.
The parade takes place in downtown Butler. The community can line up along Main Street to watch. However, no local high schools or bands will take part in the parade.
A ceremony will then take place in Diamond Park to explain the importance of Memorial Day.
Most government mitigation orders will be lifted on May 31, but people will still have to be masked.
Here is a list of recurring events this summer:
- The Big Butler Fair will reopen on July 4th and start its fireworks display.
- Newcastle pushed its fireworks festival back to autumn.
- Ellwood City canceled its festival this year but will still have fireworks on July 4th.
- Beaver plans to hold his concert on July 4th at the Beaver Gazebo. The Beaver’s Memorial Day parade will be back this year.
- The Fourth of July celebration in Canonsburg has been postponed to July 3rd as Independence Day falls on a Sunday.
- Memorial Day celebrations in Cranberry Township and Richland Township will also return.
- Newcastle will host a fireworks festival this autumn.
- The Ellwood City Festival has been canceled but will have fireworks at Ewing Park.
- The Cranberry Township Memorial Day celebration will take place on Sunday, May 30th at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial in North Boundary Park.