"Steamin' Into Huntington" is the theme for Huntington Heritage Days 2013, which will be held June 19-23, the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has announced.
Festival participants will be asked to showcase the history of the railroad and its impact on Huntington in their parade floats and other activities.
The first passenger train arrived in Huntington on Jan. 7, 1856, coming from Toledo, OH. Passenger service to Huntington ended in 1971, although freight continues to roll through the city.
The Heritage Days parade will take place on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 10 a.m.
Additional events include an ice cream social, the Rotary Strawberry Feed, Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe breakfast, a car show, three-on-three basketball tournament, children's activities, a hot air balloon festival, The Marketplace, a bed race, Lions Club Fly-In Breakfast and carnival rides by Poor Jack's Amusements.
The Historic Forks of the Wabash and the Huntington County historical Museum will open their doors, and the festival will close with JeFFFest.
For more information, contact the chamber at 356-5300 or visit the website at www.huntingtoncountychamber.com .