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2023 Puzzle Challenge

The popular Puzzle Challenge is back for a second year! Teams will race against the clock to see who can finish their jigsaw puzzle in the fastest time. The Puzzle Challenge is open to 10 teams of up to 4 members per division. There are … READ MORE

Oil Heritage Festival

The Annual Oil Heritage Festival is proudly sponsored by the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival honors the area’s rich heritage that resulted from the discovery of petroleum and the “oil boom” that occurred along Oil Creek in the mid-1800s. In that oil fueled … READ MORE

Jolly July 3rd

Come join us in a Family-friendly holiday fun along the beautiful Allegheny River! Live music by Mostly Brass and In Crowd, food vendors, fireworks by Pyrotecnico at 10 pm sponsored by Oil City Firefighters Local 700. Coordinated by the Oil City Arts Council; www.oilcityartscouncil.org.

Chalk Walk

Our 1st children’s event! Come on down to TAGG to decorate the sidewalk and have a blast creating! Later that day we will also be drawing the winners to our artists baskets give away! Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.

Gerard Trail Series Hike #1

Have you always wanted to hike the Gerard Trail, but thought 36 miles was just too much? Join us for the kick-off of our Gerard Trail Series of hikes on National Trails Day. We’ve split the trail into 5 shorter loops, which we will be … READ MORE

Oil City Community Clean-Up Day

Celebrate Earth Day early by helping to beautify our town! Local businesses, organizations, schools and other groups are invited to select an area of town to spruce up; tasks include sweeping sidewalks, washing windows, hand pick-up of litter, and raking leaves/debris from landscaped areas on … READ MORE

Karma Concert Series

Thursdays in January 7-9pm at Karma Coffee (237 Seneca Street Oil City, PA). Pipe Dreams 1/6 Jay Bird & Haley Bee 1/13, Tunes in a Bucket 1/20 (MLH Distillery will be at Karma to do a tasting) Re-Issue 1/27. $5 cover at the door. BYOB.

Mural Reception: “The Hub of Oildom”

As you enjoy the holiday festivities during Oil City’s Christmas Past weekend, stop over and join the Oil City Main Street Program in celebration of our newest mural! Meet professional muralist Michael Allison, hear the story behind this project and its railroad-inspired theme, and learn … READ MORE

Jingle Bell Run (5K Run/Walk)

5K run/walk in conjunction with Oil City’s Annual Christmas Past.  Registration/awards will be at the Town Square; race begins on Seneca Street at the Town Square and proceeds over Veterans Bridge and along Front Street (out & back). Awards for runners & walkers in all … READ MORE

Oil City’s 21st Annual Christmas Past

Friday December 3 – Sunday December 5 A weekend of holiday festivities including tree lighting ceremony, children’s activities, craft and vendor shows, holiday displays, 5K race, Small Business Bingo, Santa and much more! View the full schedule here, or download a printable brochure!