Heritage Days Fesitval - 52nd Annual
Washington Street & Prospect Square
Cumberland, MD 21502
Heritage Days is the largest street festival within Allegany County, attracting approximately 10,000 people each year. The festival is held on the streets and sidewalks of the Washington Street Historic District and Downtown Cumberland. With the support of the City of Cumberland, Allegany County Commissioners and the Allegany Country Department of Tourism, the festival is under management and leadership of the Allegany County Historical Society, Inc., a 501-C3 organization, whose purpose is to develop and preserve an awareness of the history and traditions of Allegany County for its citizens, as well as, visitors to the county. In addition to a street festival with over 100 arts/crafts booths, food booths and kids activities, it has something for everyone. Live music is continuous, ranging from acoustic, bluegrass, community bands to rock and roll and military bands. Pony rides, petting zoos, art activites and tours of historic buildings round out the offerings.