Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration

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The 20th Annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe.

The celebration starts with a Native American tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum on Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 AM. John Thorpe (Jim Thorpe’s grandson), Don Wild Eagle, Ernie La Pointe (Sitting Bull’s Great Grandson), numerous Carlisle, PA guests and Native Americans make the journey to participate.


At 11am, the Jim Thorpe High School Olympian Cross Country and Track Teams will carry the lighted torch from the monument to the Jim Thorpe High School Stadium to light the Olympic Torch for the Special Olympic Track and Field Competition and then down 903 to the Heights, down Opera House Hill and then down Broadway to Josiah White Park for the lighting of our Olympic Torch.


The weekend includes free musical performances, Native American folklore, dancing and drumming, craft and food vendors, a clown for the children, a large Chinese Auction, and a headline show at the Opera House.


Many fine crafts, vendors, great food, outdoor and Opera House performances will be in town all weekend for your enjoyment.



For more information, contact Anne Marie Fitzpatrick, Event Coordinator, at 570-325-9281 or amnt1@ptd.net.

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