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Events organized by the Irwin Business & Professional Association (IBPA) unless otherwise noted.

2022 Downtown Irwin Events

 
   

 

   

All events organized by the Irwin Business & Professional Association (IBPA) unless otherwise noted.

All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted.

EVENT

DATE & TIME

DESCRIPTION

2nd Thursday Shop Crawl

2nd Thursday/Month
5:00-8:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to visit the unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants that downtown Irwin has to offer.  There will be special sales and new artwork will be displayed in the local art gallery.

Galentine’s Day

Saturday, 2/12
During Business Hours

Ladies, grab your friends for some shopping, brunch (traditionally includes waffles), and “girl” time!  (This new “holiday” started on the TV show Parks & Recreation.)  There will also be a heart scavenger hunt throughout town.  Find a heart (one per person please) and redeem it at Feather’s Artist Market & Gifts for a prize. 

Chili Cookoff & Wing Thing

Thursday, 3/3
5:00-8:00 p.m.

This annual event is always a community favorite!  Professionals and amateurs will have their tasty chili recipes & chicken wings available to sample for a donation.  They will be at various locations throughout town.  This event is organized by the Norwin Rotary and is a fundraiser for their Backpack Project which helps feed Norwin elementary kids on the weekends.

St. Patrick’s Day Food & Family Fun Fest

Saturday, 3/12
12:00-4:00 p.m.

Everyone is Irish today!  There will be children’s games & activities, specialty Irish foods and drinks at the restaurants, a shamrock scavenger hunt throughout town (one per person/redeem at Feather’s Artist Market & Gifts for a prize), and even an appearance by St. Patrick himself! 

Spring Car Cruise

Saturday, 4/30
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Come enjoy an afternoon of cool cars (usually 340+), food treats, and oldies music.  Fun for the whole family!

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, 5/30
10:00 a.m.

A patriotic parade to remember, honor, and thank all who have served our country.  Organized by North Huntingdon VFW Post 781.

Spring Craft & Vendor Show with Ethnic Food

Saturday, 6/11
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Spend the day shopping at a variety of crafters & vendors and at the local downtown merchants.  Ethnic food will also be available from food vendors and the downtown restaurants.

Music in the Streets #1

Thursday, 6/16
5:00-11:00 p.m.

A variety of live bands play all night long at various locations (inside and outside).  The schedule can be found on the Irwin Music in the Streets Facebook event page.

Norwin Area First Responders Public Safety Event

Saturday, 6/25
1:00-6:00 p.m.

First Responders from the Norwin area will be doing fire safety demonstrations, the Police will have K-9 demonstrations, and more!  This event is to help spread awareness of what the various public safety departments do for our community and for us to show them appreciation.  Organized by the Friends of Our First Responders committee.

CARLcon

Sunday, 7/10
12:00-4:00 p.m.

Small fee to attend.  CARLcon is the IBPA’s version of a “comic con” event.  There will be vendors, collectibles on display, cosplay, and food!  Follow the CARLcon Facebook page for more details including ticket information.

Music in the Streets #2

Thursday, 7/21
5:00-11:00 p.m.

A variety of live bands play all night long at various locations (inside and outside).  The schedule can be found on the Irwin Music in the Streets Facebook event page.

Summer Craft & Vendor Show with Sidewalk Flea Market

Saturday, 8/6
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Spend the day shopping at a variety of crafters & vendors and at the local downtown merchants.  There will also be a Sidewalk Flea Market – you may just find your next treasure!

Music in the Streets #3

Thursday, 8/18
5:00-11:00 p.m.

A variety of live bands play all night long at various locations (inside and outside).  The schedule can be found on the Irwin Music in the Streets Facebook event page.

Fall Car Cruise

Thursday, 9/15
4:00-8:00 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening of cool cars (usually 275+), food treats, and oldies music.  Fun for the whole family!

 

Fall Craft & Vendor Show with Antiques on Main

Saturday, 9/17
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Spend the day shopping at a variety of crafters & vendors and at the local downtown merchants.  The Norwin Historical Society will be holding their annual “Antiques on Main” event at the same time.  Cool finds everywhere!

Sing for THEIR Supper

Saturday, 9/17
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

This is a karaoke-style fundraiser for the Westmoreland Food Bank.  Cash donations and non-perishable food items will be accepted.  It is held under the arch on Main Street.

Gig on Main

Saturday, 9/24
5:00-11:00 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening of live music with three well-loved local bands on stage at Main & 5th Streets.  There will be MANY food trucks and an outdoor beer garden.

Ghost Walk

Saturday, 10/15
Evening

Small fee to attend.  Irwin has a long, interesting history that the spirits can’t wait to share with you!  Visit the Irwin Ghost Walk Facebook page for details and ticket information.

Halloween Costume Par-tay

Saturday, 10/22
7:30-10:30 p.m.

Small fee to attend.  It’s par-tay time!  Don your best costume, grab your friends, and join us for an adults-only Halloween party.  There will be contests with prizes, food, music, and more!  Details and ticket information can be found on the Irwin Halloween Costume Par-tay Facebook page.

 

Store to Store Trick-or-Treat and Children’s Costume Parade

Saturday, 10/29
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Parade – 3:00 p.m.

The downtown Irwin businesses will be handing out candy to the first 500 kiddos who come to trick-or-treat.  The Children’s Costume Parade, organized by the Borough of Irwin, will follow at 3:00 p.m.  There will be prizes for costumes.

Ladies Night

Thursday, 11/3
3:00-10:00 p.m.

It’s Ladies Night and it feels alright!  Grab your gal pals and come enjoy an evening of shopping, delicious food, free limo rides, raffle baskets, prizes, entertainment, and more! 

Light-Up Norwin

Thursday, 11/17
5:00-8:00 p.m.

Get all the holiday “feels” at this fun family event!  Come early to enjoy yummy food from the food trucks and local restaurants, peruse the shops for gift ideas, watch the festive parade, and visit with Santa.  Shuttles will be available.  For event details, please visit the Light-Up Norwin Facebook page.  Organized by the Norwin Rotary.

Christmas Open House

Friday, 12/2-Sunday, 12/4
During Business Hours

Shop local this holiday season!  Many of the boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants will have specials and sales all weekend to help you with your holiday shopping. 

Christmas Cookie Tour

Friday, 12/9
5:00-8:00 p.m.

This annual family tradition is a favorite, get-you-in-the-Christmas-mood event!  There will be horse & carriage rides, Christmas karaoke, kids’ cookie decorating, and, of course, LOTS of cookie samples at the local businesses.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
     
* The dates for the Concerts in the Park, organized by Irwin Borough, are TBD.
* All events will follow the CDC covid mitigation guidelines.
* Dates subject to change.
* Follow the Downtown Irwin Facebook page for updates.
June-October: Irwin Farm Market, Saturdays, 8:00-Noon @ Irwin Professional Building near Irwin Park.
The Lamp Theatre: For upcoming events, visit www.lamptheatre.org or call (724) 367-4000.

 

Irwin Pennsylvania was founded in 1853 as a station on the new Pennsylvania Railroad. It was incorporated as a Borough in 1864
and was a center of transportation and commerce for the surrounding townships of North Huntingdon, Penn, Hempfield and Sewickley.
It went on to be part of two streetcar lines, the Lincoln Highway, the first air mail pickup and an original terminus of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

 

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