The Great American
Banana Split Celebration

It's the Sweetest Thing to Come from Latrobe!

August 25-27, 2023

2023 Schedule of Activities

Coming Soon
  • Monday, June 6

    Storybook Walk, Quotation Quest, Summer reading program and more.

  • Tuesday, June 7

    Latrobe Farmer's Market, Story Time at Legion Keener Park.

  • Wednesday, June 8

    Shop Hop and live entertainment in downtown Latrobe.

  • Thursday, June 9

    Book giveaway, crafts by WQED and Story Time.

  • Friday, June 10

    Presentation at Latrobe Historical Society and Family Movie Night downtown.

  • Saturday, June 11

    Downtown Festival from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

The Great American Banana Split Celebration

Amazing fun for the whole family.

The Story of the All-American Dessert that Started in Latrobe‚Äč

It started in 1904 with an experiment by a local man, David Strickler. Today it is the official dessert of Pennsylvania and an iconic part of American culture. The Great American Banana Split Festival has been a staple in Latrobe since 2013 and, this year we celebrate its 10-year anniversary!

Know Where To Go

Don't miss a minute of the excitement with our helpful event map.

Our Neighborhood Works Together

Meet The Event Sponsors

It takes a village, or a neighborhood, to create the magic that happens during this fantastic week.

Mister Rogers Family Day Partners