2022 marks the beginning of the next 50 years for the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival. This annual event pays tribute to Armstrong County’s heritage along the banks of the Allegheny River in Kittanning. Each August, the four-day festival features a handcrafted artist market, live music, historical entertainment and demonstrations, delicious festival food, and more.
Arts on the Allegheny aims to enrich the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting free, high-quality entertainment at the John P. Murtha Amphitheatre in Kittanning and other venues. The well-attended summer concert series features local vendors and big-name performers for both residents and visitors to enjoy on land or anchored out in the Allegheny River.
Presented by the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce, the Kittanning Boat Races: Riverbration is an annual weekend-long APBA powerboat racing event full of fun, excitement, and thrills for the whole family. This free event offers live entertainment, children’s activities, exhibitors, and other activities.
For 70 years, Bradigan’s Incorporated has provided Armstrong and the surrounding counties with quality petroleum products and services. The company, founded by Paul Bradigan, Sr., grew to become a fixture in the industry and the community. Paul Sr.’s sons, Tom and Paul Jr., entered the growing business in 1975 and welcomed his grandson, Andy, to the family business in 2003.
Subway is an American fast-food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches, wraps, salads and beverages.
Kittanning Beauty Academy offers a close-knit atmosphere with smaller class sizes. Flexible scheduling is available for their nail technician and esthetician programs. They are also offering an evening esthetician class to accommodate adult learners. They strive to give students the best education while having knowledgeable instructors to assist them throughout their course of study.
Founded in 2006, 2Krew Security & Surveillance is a locally-owned and operated business headquartered in Kittanning providing residential and commercial services to Western PA, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. They specialize in designing and installing burglar alarm systems, video surveillance, access control, fire alarm systems, structured cabling, commercial AV, and IT integration solutions. 2Krew’s mission is to provide exceptional customer service and peace of mind knowing your home and/or business is secure.
Get in touch with your sassy side at Sassy Soul Boutique in downtown Kittanning — coming soon! This new boutique will feature a variety of clothing and accessories to make yourself feel good, look good, and be comfortable, all at an affordable price.
For over 13 years, Smail’s has been Armstrong County’s only full-line music store. While specializing in drums, they carry everything from keyboards to string instruments for all your music needs.
Earthbound Apothecary specializes in handmade bath/body products, candles, teas, and more. They offer classes throughout the county and have a hosting space in downtown Kittanning.
Rittner’s Farmhouse Bakery is a local bakery specializing in gourmet cupcakes, decorated cakes, and French macarons. They are now selling baked goods out of Earthbound Apothecary’s shop in downtown Kittanning and offering a rotating menu of lunch items from 11 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday for dine-in, take-out, or delivery in the downtown Kittanning area.
Ispirare Coffee is a craft coffee company with a destination specialty coffeehouse in Kittanning serving inspired small-batch coffee and teas. Owners Amber and Michael officially launched Ispirare Coffee in 2017 after attending coffee school in Italy and opened the coffeehouse in 2020 with the goal of creating a world-class coffee shop and community space.
Armstrong Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1992, is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. They are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Enjoy fresh, artisanal, handmade pastas, breads, and sauces at A Mano Eatery in Kittanning. Cooking classes and private, small-party catering services are also available. A Mano Eatery offers a new limited lunch and dinner menu weekly and a variety of delicious pastries.
Yamato Sushi Restaurant offers delicious dining and takeout in Kittanning. Yamato is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and high-quality, fresh ingredients.
The Armstrong County Community Foundation, a public nonprofit corporation, gives grants, scholarships, and organizational support to address the needs of our community; builds a permanent endowment to help our donors create a legacy through this endowment; promotes informed philanthropy to increase and sustain charitable resources for the region; and provides leadership and builds partnerships to identify and solve community issues.
“We serve the Heart of Western Pennsylvania.”