Clarion is a small borough in the Clarion County in the state of Pennsylvania. The city was established in 1939 and incorporated two years later as the county seat of Clarion County. In present time, the city has a population of approximately 6000 people and is home to Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Famous natives of this town include musician Chris Kirkpatrick from N'Sync and pipe organ builder Ernest M. Skinner. If you visit the small and picturesque borough of Clarion, do not miss some of its greatest attractions.
Top Attractions within Clarion
The Autumn Leaf Festival with its motto An Autumn to Remember attracts over 300.000 people each year to this fabulous 9 day festival filled with great events consisting of shows, rides, cultural nights, football games, live plays and music. This is the perfect time to go to Clarion if you want to see the city filled with people who celebrate together.
Clarion Wine Walk is a special walking tour downtown searching special offers from local wineries and tasting wines. This event that includes a lot of wine and hoers d'oeuvres, sales and special offers, altogether with great entertainment has actually a charitable finality, all money raised going to the Clarion University Memorial Stadium.
The September 10th Parade is another great parade you can enjoy in this lovely town. The parade is made in memory of the fallen of 9/11 and during this parade the city is dressed up. The parade is taking place on the main street and the locals also dress up their windows in patriotic colors.
The Clarion Christmas Parade takes place every year on the main street of Clarion and is sponsored by the city's main employers. The parade is also a reason to make a fund raise which always benefits several NGOs in Clarion.