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June 2024 – Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival


May 29, 2024

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival: Non-Profit of the Month for June

The Westmoreland County Heritage & Arts Festival has been named the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Month for June 2024. This prestigious recognition highlights the festival’s significant contributions to the local community, celebrating its rich cultural heritage and fostering a vibrant arts scene. Most importantly, the Westmoreland County Heritage & Arts Festival is gearing up for their 50th annual event that will take place on July 4, 5, 6 and 7th

 A Legacy of Cultural Celebration

Established over three decades ago, the Westmoreland County Heritage & Arts Festival has become a cornerstone of the region’s cultural landscape. Held annually at the picturesque Twin Lakes Park, the festival attracts thousands of visitors who come to enjoy a wide array of activities, including live music, artisanal crafts, historical reenactments, and culinary delights. The festival's mission is to celebrate and preserve the diverse cultural heritage of Westmoreland County. By offering free admission, the festival ensures that everyone in the community can participate, making it a truly inclusive event. Each year, the festival showcases the work of local artists, musicians, and historians, providing them with a platform to share their talents and passions with a wider audience.

 Economic and Social Impact

The Westmoreland County Heritage & Arts Festival not only enriches the cultural fabric of the community but also has a substantial economic impact. Local businesses benefit from the influx of visitors, with many attendees dining at nearby restaurants, staying in local accommodations, and shopping at stores in the area. The festival generates significant revenue for the county, supporting the local economy and helping to sustain jobs. The social impact of the festival is equally profound. It serves as a gathering place for people of all ages and backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Families create lasting memories, friends reconnect, and new relationships are formed. The festival’s emphasis on heritage and arts educates attendees about the county’s history and traditions, instilling a sense of pride and continuity.

 Recognition by the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce’s decision to name the festival as the Non-Profit of the Month for June 2024 underscores the event’s importance to the community. The Chamber’s recognition is not only a testament to the festival’s success but also an acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers and organizers who make the event possible. In a statement, Chamber President Dan DeBone praised the festival, saying, “The Westmoreland County Heritage & Arts Festival is a shining example of how a community can come together to celebrate its history and culture. The festival’s contributions to our local economy and its role in fostering community spirit are invaluable. We are proud to honor them as our Non-Profit of the Month.”

 Looking Ahead

As the festival prepares for its 2024 edition, the organizers are more committed than ever to enhancing the experience for attendees. Plans are underway to introduce new attractions, expand the range of performances, and increase participation from local schools and community groups. The festival’s future looks bright, with ongoing efforts to secure additional funding and sponsorships to support its growth and sustainability.

The Westmoreland County Heritage & Arts Festival’s recognition as the Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Month is a fitting tribute to an event that embodies the spirit of community and celebrates the arts and heritage that define Westmoreland County. As June approaches, anticipation builds for what promises to be another memorable festival, continuing a cherished tradition that brings joy and unity to the heart of the county. For more information for the upcoming events, please visit



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