The Celebration Tent & Barclay Square

The Celebration Tent is located in Barclay Square. There will be events and activities in Barclay Square and the Celebration Tent from Friday, February 1st through Sunday, February 3rd.

The  Celebration Tent is a heated entertainment tent with places to sit and enjoy the goodies you can purchase from the vendors in the park each Groundhog Day Celebration. It is free to enter and all are welcome to come enjoy all the festivities that happen in the tent!


If you are interested in becoming a vendor in Barclay Square, click here for more information!

 Groundhog Day 2019 Celebration Vendors:

Wizards Workshop

Koontz Concessions

Barbara's Mobile Boutique

Aunt Kellies Cookies

DuBois Vet Center

Kountry Kitchen Kettle Korn

Build A Sandwich

Love's Concessions

Pittsburgh Sports Memories

LeafFilter North of PA, LLC

Bath Fitter

CEF Jefferson County Chapter



Outdoor Adventures

Punxsutawney Neighborhood Hike

Enjoy a hike around this famous Pennsylvania neighborhood to learn about its history and heritage. Recommended for ages 8+. Free to participate.

Maximum registration: 40

Offered Saturday, February 2 at 1pm


Barclay Square Demos

Friday, February 1, 2-6pm and Saturday, February 2, 11am-1pm

·         Snowshoe Shadow Walk: Try on a pair of snowshoes as you walk around in Barclay Square! Tyke snowshoes are available for children under 40 lbs. Free to participate.

·         Firebuilding Workshop: Learn how to start a (small) fire in a personal aluminum pan! Parents must assist children under age 12. Free to participate.

·         Shelterbuilding Workshop: It’s cold out here! Can you make a shelter that would keep Punxsutawney Phil warm and safe? Learn how in this workshop. Free to participate.




Snowshoe Shadow Hike

Reserved for the snowiest days, snowshoeing is an exhilarating and fun activity for the winter. This low-impact activity is just as easy as walking but more fun! On snowshoes, you’ll explore 1-2 miles of the Mahoning Shadow Trail just outside of downtown Punxsutawney, while enjoying the beautiful winter scenery and crisp air. Family fun for ages 8+.

Maximum registration: 30

Offered Friday, February 1 at 10:30am and Saturday, February 2 at 8:30am



Groundhog Geocaching

Geocaching is a fun outdoor treasure hunt hike using a handheld GPS (Global Positioning System). We’ll teach you the basics of using a GPS then send you out in groups of 3-5 to hunt for a variety of Groundhog Day clues hidden in the streets and history of Punxsutawney. All ages welcome!

Maximum registration: 10 groups (of 3-5 people)

Offered Friday, February 1 at 6pm and Saturday, February 2 at 3pm

Celebration Tent Photo Gallery