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Lancaster County, PA events calendar

Find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Lancaster County all-year long.

With so much going on in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it's impossible to see all the great local events during your visit. Special events in Lancaster, PA and neighboring towns run year-round, ensuring that you'll always experience unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts when visiting us in Lancaster County.

Our Lancaster County, PA Events Calendar below allows you to select a date range to search for things to do during your visit. You can also enter keywords or filter events by categories or by the part of the county where the event is being held.

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Summerfest BBQ Cookoff

Annual state championship barbecue cookoff in the New Holland Community Park. Lots of food and live entertainment. Fun for the entire family. Check the website for more inf...

New Holland Community Park
New Holland, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Amish & PA Dutch Countryside explore the region

29AUG

Steve Rudolph and The River City Big Band

Jazz pianist Steve Rudolph leads the River City Big Band as part of the 35th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival’s main concert. The evening’s program will feature ...

Mt. Gretna Playhouse
Mt. Gretna, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Lancaster Craft Beerfest

Coming again this August 29, 2015 to the heart of Downtown Lancaster City. Outdoor, rain or shine with live music, food vendors and craft beer. Who is involved? ...

Lancaster Square and Binns Park
Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Peter Gabriel Mass

Join us for a live band performance of the music of Peter Gabriel that connects traditional worship and contemporary music. Themes of pop culture and spirituality are explo...

St. James Church
Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Say Goodbye to Summer Full Moon Hike

Spend the last summer full moon wandering through the woods along Mill Creek with Naturalist Karen Waltemyer. Listen to the sounds of nighttime setting in, birds roosting a...

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center
Lancaster, PA
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29AUG

Summer GPS Search

Use a handheld GPS unit to follow coordinates and clues to geocaches in the Environmental Center vicinity. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will provide instruction before part...

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center
Lancaster, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Sharing the Bread

On August 29, experience Sharing the Bread. This farm-to-table community event will be nothing like you've experienced before. Meander the pathways throughout the breat...

Bear Mill Estate
Denver, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Kids Cookie Break Festival

Kids Cookie Break Fest is a one day free festival filled with music, games, inflatables, firetrucks, petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train rides, and fun for young families...

The Junction Center
Manheim, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Back to School Bash

Jump into the school year with us! Two for one deal on 60 minute jumps from 7pm-11pm with a live DJ! Walk in Special, First come, first serve.

Sky Zone Lancaster
LAncaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Caring for Heritage

Caring for Heritage is an event for all non profits from Columbia, PA and surrounding areas to participate and support their heritage. From yard sale, antiques,bake sale an...

Columbia River Park
Columbia, PA
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29AUG

Miracle Match Home Run Derby

Youth baseball club hosts home run derby in honor of alumnus. We are raising awareness and encouraging our community to become bone marrow and blood donors in effort to sav...

Davey Arnold Baseball Field
Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG

Elizabethtown Fair

The 2015 Fair Season is now underway in Pennsylvania! The Elizabethtown Fair is one of 109 Pennsylvania State Fairs. We offer animal, agricultural, competitive and com...

900 E. High St
Elizabethtown, PA
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29AUG

The Launies in Concert

The musicians present a wide-ranging selection of songs and tunes from styles found on both sides of the Atlantic, accompanied by informative and humorous descriptions of t...

Emmaus Road Cafe
Lancaster, PA
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29AUG

Demuth on the Mad Cape — Cape Cod

This exhibition explores artwork created by Charles Demuth during his summer stays in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Scenes of the bay, the beach and sailboats, as well as th...

Demuth Museum
Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG thru 30AUG

Harrisburg City Islanders Soccer Game

The home of the Lancaster Barnstomers will be converted into a soccer pitch for two Harrisburg City Islanders home games, including an exhibition against the 2014 US Open C...

Clipper Magazine Stadium
Lancaster, PA
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29AUG thru 31AUG

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads...

Amish Farm and House
Lancaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG thru 5SEP

Rare Patriotic Magic Lantern Show

“This Is My Country!” takes the audience transported back to the days of the early settlers at Plymouth Rock through the fight for Independence. The story conti...

Plain & Fancy Theatre
Bird-in-Hand, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG thru 6SEP

Summer Spectacular

Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, star attraction, the Waterlily Pools, and more.

Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, Pa
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG thru 7SEP

Ice Cream Bicycle Tour

What’s better after a long bike ride than delicious, local ice cream? This relaxed, 7-mile ride leaves right from our shop. We’ll make our way to Lapp Valley, a...

Intercourse Bike Works
Intercourse, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG thru 26SEP

Inspire

Come experience Inspire and celebrate the moving power of music. Inspire features beautiful songs in the style of Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Celtic Woman and...

American Music Theatre
Lancaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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29AUG thru 9OCT

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Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

Visit one of America's earliest communal societies, best known for its original art and music and distinctive medieval Germanic architecture. *National historic landmark*

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Farm Fresh Foods

Farm Fresh Foods

The Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord features Grandma Smucker’s favorite PA Dutch recipes and other delicious food made with produce from local farms.

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