The Freeport Renaissance Association (FRA) was officially formed in May 2005 as a 501(c)(3) by a handful of residents that saw a need to enhance and market the Freeport community. FRA’s primary focus areas are the downtown business district and Riverside Park, but volunteers have also engaged in regional revitalization efforts. They’re also responsible for hosting a few events throughout the year, including September by the River, a summer concert series, and a holiday light-up night.
Rent the Chicken is a unique backyard chicken service providing a 6-month rental to get started with backyard hens. They also have a Hatch the Chicken program.
2022 marks the 28th year for the Freeport International Baseball Invitational, an annual week-long baseball tournament that takes place at James E. Swartz Memorial Field in Freeport and other fields around Armstrong County. The event ends with an all-star game and fireworks on Saturday.
The Hook Up is an online and on-call bait and tackle shop delivering to Freeport’s public boat dock, boat launch, and private dock spaces. They also offer kayak and paddleboard rentals. Rental fees vary and include the boat, PFD, and paddle. Inexperienced paddlers or those unfamiliar with the area can also reserve time with a guide/instructor for paddling lessons.
Just a Girl with a Mobile Deli is a full-service mobile deli with fully customizable options prepared in their innovated commercial kitchen trailer. They also offer catering and fundraising opportunities. Daily soups, desserts, specials, and locations will be posted on Facebook.
Scott’s Scuba Service is a PADI 5 Star Center located in Freeport offering scuba lessons and courses. Their retail shop offers a variety of scuba and snorkeling products from leaders in the industry, and they service gear in-house. Their travel program takes divers on both local adventures and global excursions.
Lisa Marie’s is proud to offer a variety of specialized disciplines in dance. Their instructors are trained to provide top-notch dance education to students in both recreational and competitive environments.
Formerly Lucy’s Riverside Cafe, the locally-owned Brickyard Freeport offers dine-in, to-go, and catering services. There is something for everyone on their unique breakfast and lunch menus. You can also stop in for an ice cream cone from their pop-up shop.
1833 Coffee & Tea Co. is a small-town coffee shop serving delicious high-quality coffee, tea, and espresso in Freeport. They also sell fresh, locally-baked pastries, handmade candles and gift items, coffee beans, and other products. You’ll also find plenty of seating for visiting with friends and family and pop-up events throughout the year.
G&T Sports Cards Plus is a new, locally-owned collectibles store that buys and sells sports cards, trading cards, memorabilia, collectibles, and more. The shop is located in the front section of The Mercantile in Freeport.
The family that camps together, stays together. GlampinGals Boutique offers affordable, versatile, and trendy pieces that can be taken on vacation or paired with a classic cardigan for work or a night on the town. They also sell men’s apparel, footwear, accessories, home goods, and gift ideas. Find their new brick-and-mortar shop in Freeport next to The Mercantile.
Cracked Egg Catering Co. is a family-owned company whose main focus is serving phenomenal food at an affordable price. They can serve parties with up to 1,000 guests and offer a variety of items weekly for pick-up in Freeport, including their specialty hand-pinched pierogies. Check out their Facebook page for specials and call for pre-orders.
Lock 5 Tavern, located in the heart of Freeport, serves up uncommon bar food and exceptional craft beer. There are daily food specials and monthly drink specials. They also offer an upstairs gaming area with multiple dart boards and a pool table.
Johnny Carpet is a family-operated and owned business with locations in Freeport & Vandergrift, PA, which works to provide flooring and flooring related services to the Pittsburgh area. Invest in new flooring to improve the looks, functionality, and value of your home. Find the floor coverings you need at Johnny Carpet. Our flooring company in Freeport offers a wide array of types, styles, texture, and colors of floor coverings at competitive prices.
Rai’s Spa specializes in skin care. They offer hydro-facials, European facials, chemical peels, dermaplanning, other skincare procedures, and massages. Rai’s Spa is open Monday through Friday with set hours and Saturday by appointment.