Every year on February 2nd, Myerstown's favorite groundhog "Uni" is placed on a raft for a ceremonial ride down the Tulpehocken Creek. After his ride, he makes his weather prediction for the next six weeks.
Since 1981, the Union Kanaal Grundsau Lodsch No. 17 has hosted the ceremony, which is performed in both English and the Pennsylvania Dutch language. This annual tradition is held at theTulpehocken Creek in the Myerstown Recreation Area on South College Street. Parking is available at the Fish Dam parking lot.
For more information about the Groundhog Lodge No. 17, see their webpage at: http://groundhoglodge.org/schedule/groundhog-lodge-number-17/
Location: Tulpehocken Creek at the Myerstown Recreation Area
Date: Annually on Groundhog Day (February 2)
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Every year the Borough hosts an Easter Egg Hunt where children 11 and younger hunt for candy- and prize-filled easter eggs! Children are grouped by age in lined-off areas at the Myerstown Recreation Area on South College Street. This family-friendly event is a community favorite!
Location: Myerstown Recreation Area
Date: Annually on the weekend preceding the Easter holiday
Community Block Party
Every year a committe of residents put on a block party with dozens of vendors, food trucks, a car show, a chili cook-off, live music, a beer garden, and more! This family-friendly event has something for everyone!
Location: Main Avenue and Railroad Streets in the center of town
Date: Annually on the last weekend of September
Myerstown Night at the Reading Fightin' Phils
Every year hundreds of Myerstown residents and business-owners travel to Reading for Myerstown Night at the Reading Fightin' Phils. Myerstown service organizations, businesses, and youth organizations take part in on-field activities and pre-game ceremonies, a tribute is paid to a local military veteran, and first pitches are thrown out by sponsors and local officials. There is also a fireworks show after the game!
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA
Date: Annually in the summer months
Every year the Elco Activity Network organizes a holiday parade that goes through the heart of town and showcases the best of our community!
Location: Multiple streets throughout town
Date: Annually on the last weekend of November
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