Light Up Night 2023!
Thursday, November 30th 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Come to downtown Latrobe to celebrate Light Up Night - the most wonderful time of the year!
-Shop at Latrobe's Downtown Merchants
-Shop Latrobe's Holiday Night Market vendors (Main St.)
-Visit with Santa's reindeer (Main St.)
-Visit with the Holiday Neighborhood Trolley (Main St.)
-Arts and crafts by Latrobe Art Center (James H. Rogers Memorial Park)
-Photos with Santa (Maria Mejia Photography Studio)
-Holiday Open House and Mulled Cider Tasting (The Paper Heart)
-Holiday Special and Sweet Treats (Mangata Massage and Holistic Practices and Practice Peace Yoga Studio)
-Free Holiday Hair Tinsel and more (Clips on Mane)
Food and beverages (located on Main St.) will include a hot chocolate bar & churros by Miley's Lemonade Smashers, Shanty Ridge BBQ, and Simply the Best Kettle Corn.
At 7pm, Mayor Eric Bartels will welcome everyone, followed by the community tree lighting in James H. Rogers Memorial Park
The Great American Banana Split Celebration!
Please visit the below link for details for this years Great American Banana Split Celebration coordinated by the Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce here in downtown Latrobe!
In 2013, the City of Latrobe was awarded a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for being the official birthplace of the banana split! Dr. David E Strickler invented the first banana split dessert in the early 1904. His motivation was a desire to come up with a treat sweet enough to entice Saint Vincent College students to come into downtown Latrobe to patronize his shop. From this determination in early 2013, City leaders were off and running in planning for how the community could properly celebrate this designation. To help this happen, Dole Fresh Fruit partnered with us to create the Great American Banana Split Celebration (GABSC) and together the event began. Arnold Palmer and other dignitaries helped the community dedicate and unveil the first festival and historic marker on August 23, 2013! This event caught national media attention that included the Associated Press, National Public Radio, AOL.com, Fox News, Good Morning America, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel and countless other news outlets. Today, the Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce have grown this event into something truly quintessential Latrobe!