Rain Day is Waynesburg’s claim to fame! This “FREE” festival is held every July 29th, Rain or Shine. Rain day started in the early 1800’s and the Special Events Commission has brought continuity of this annual festival to the heart of downtown Waynesburg with live entertainment all day long on two stages arts, crafts, great food, children’s carnival games and more! The Special Events Commission & mayor wagers with a celebrity for the annual hat bet tradition. Past winning hats are located at the Waynesburg Borough office. More details can be found at www.raindayfestival.com.
The festival also consists of many contests including, Baby Rain Day, umbrella decorating contest, downtown business window decorating, coloring contest, Jack McCracken Award, and the crowning of our own Mini, Little, and Junior Miss Rain Drop!
The Festivities are silenced each year to pay a moment’s tribute to the men of Company K, 2nd Battalion, 110th Infantry- a battalion from Waynesburg that lost men in France during World War I. Between July 28-29, 1918, Greene County Pennsylvania, sustained the larges loss of life in a single battle, ever in its military history, eighteen soldiers killed or mortally wounded during WWI. The first soldier being James Leo Farrell on July 28th, who was preparing for the July 29th battle when his headquarters was bombed. There were 58 Greene County fatalities in WWI. More details can be found at www.raindayboys.com
So, join us on July 29th and come meet Wayne Drop (The Rain Day Mascot!) who will sure make you smile! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and do not forget your umbrella!
Greene County Habitat for Humanity sponsors a Rain Day Race. The race includes a 5K Run/Walk and a One mile Kid’s Fun Run. For more information please contact the Greene County Habitat for Humanity at (724) 852-2598 or go to the website at www.greenecountyhabitat.net. All proceeds from this event benefits Greene County Habitat for Humanity.
The Downtown Waynesburg Holiday Open House Event will be held the first Friday in December from 5pm-8pm. For more information please contact Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful at 724-627-8119.
This parade is held the First Saturday in December at 2:00pm. Please contact Melody Longstreth at 724- 627-5926 for more information.
Started back in 2001 celebrating the golden era of Rock-n-Roll! This event is held the 2nd Saturday of September where over 200+ trucks, cars and motorcycles fill the streets of Historic Waynesburg with the nostalgic blast from the past!! For more information please contact Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful at 724-627-8119.
Trick or Treating will be held on October 31st from 4:00p.m. To 6:00p.m. We are asking all borough residence who will be handing out candy to please turn your porch lights on. We urge participants to comply with the CDC Guidelines. Lions Clube parade to follow at 6:30p.m.