Things to Do in DuBois

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Things to Do in DuBois PA

In addition to the fine shopping and dining, area organizations host many fun events all year long. There is an international food festival, Monte Carlo night, chamber luncheons and golf tournaments and more. In the summer, each county has a fair, accompanied by other outdoor festivities.

The DuBois Festival of the Arts, the annual Fourth of July celebration in Brockway, the Ag and Youth Fair in Sykesville and Thrills in the Hills are always popular local events. Many residents’ heritage is observed at the St. Michaels Polish Festival and the area’s Oktoberfest, while fun is first as everyone recognizes area volunteer firefighters with the Sandy Township Fireman’s Carnival and Community Days.

Anywhere in the DuBois area, one can find a number of events that celebrate what life is like in the community, for all ages and interests.

Annual Events NEAR DUBOIS
JANUARY
  • Clearfield YMCA Winter Family Fun Festival, Parker Dam State Park
FEBRUARY
APRIL
JUNE
  • Festival of the Arts, DuBois
  • Sandy Township Fireman’s Carnival, DuBois
  • Community Days, DuBois
  • Fireman’s Parade, DuBois
  • Western PA Laurel Festival, Brookville
  • Groundhog Festival, Punxsutawney
  • Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Brockway
JULY
AUGUST
  • Clearfield County Fair, Clearfield
  • Elk County Fair, Kersey
  • Reynoldsville Homecoming, Reynoldsville
  • Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair, Sykesville
  • Susquehanna Antique Machinery Show, Luthersburg
SEPTEMBER
  • Woodhick Weekend, Parker Dam State Park
  • St. Michael’s Polish Festival, DuBois
  • Elk Expo, Kersey
  • Autumn Leaf Festival, Clarion
OCTOBER
  • Bilger’s Rocks Haunted Hayride, Grampian
  • Fall Festival & Pumpkin Float, Parker Dam State Park
NOVEMBER
  • Home for the Holidays, Curwensville
  • Light Up Night, DuBois
  • Christmas Open House, Reynoldsville
  • A Christmas Gathering, Brockway
DECEMBER
PARKS & RECREATION

The DuBois area is located in the center of many national state and local parks, which provide endless opportunities for outdoor leisure. To the north is the Allegheny National Forest, a 500,000-acre recreation paradise. To the west, the Cook Forest State Park is known for its old growth white pines and hemlocks. Traveling eastward, Parker Dam State Park offers lakeside cabins, and SB Elliott State Park has miles of hiking trails. Other state parks include Bendigo State Park in Elk County, Clear Creek State Park in Jefferson County, Elk State Park in Elk County.

Many smaller retreats are maintained by each county, and are perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and any other activity imaginable. Curwensville Lake Recreation Area in Clearfield County features a beach, boat launch and athletic fields, Sandy Township Recreational Park provides athletic fields and the DuBois Soccer Association proudly sports twelve acres to host additional passive and active recreations.

For those who like to enjoy nature as seen from the links, there are a number of top-rated golf courses in the area. The DuBois Country Club. and Beechwoods Golf Course are open to the public for wonderful 18-hole play. Also, Treasure Lake resort has two PGA rated public courses.