The annual Oil Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday (July 25) with numerous events throughout the day and the evening. The popular four-day event will conclude on Sunday.
Thursday’s activities begin with the OHF Junior Olympics at the Oil City High School track. Registration starts at 8;30 AM, and the event will begin at 9:00 AM.
Other Thursday events which will begin in the morning will include the “Friends of the Library” book sale at Christ Episcopal Church (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM) and the Transit Studio Artists exhibit (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM).
The Oil Heritage Art Show in the National Transit Building opens at noon. The annual YWCA spaghetti supper will be served from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM. The festival’s children’s parade lines up at the Free Methodist Church on Wilson Avenue at 5:00 PM, and will begin at 5:15 PM. Also starting at 5:00 PM will be the St. Stephen Church Heritage Festival, which will run for three consecutive nights in the church parking lot, and a summer picnic on the 100-block of East 1st Street.
The Children’s Fun Fair, the Teddy Bear Picnic and “Rock on Oil City” will all begin at 5:30 PM at Central Avenue Plaza. At the same location, an ice cream social will start at 6:00 PM, and the crowning of the Oil Heritage Festival Queen will take place at 7:00 PM.
The opening day’s musical highlight will be a concert featuring J.D. Eicher and the Goodnights, starting at 7:30 PM at the band shell in Justus Park.
More information on the festival is available at oilheritagefestival.com