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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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Hands-on History Day

Flax processing, fence building, mattress stuffing, and historic crafts – kids will try them all as they experience activities in the life of a Colonial or Victorian ...

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Lancaster, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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4AUG

5th Season Preview Party

Join a free party to celebrate the unveiling of the new Ware Center season launching on September 19! The 5th season preview party will be full of surprises, great music, d...

The Ware Center of Millersville University
Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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4AUG

La Cage Aux Folles

 In this hysterically funny musical comedy French Riviera nightclub owner Georges and his longtime love Albin feel they must conceal both their lifestyle and their own...

Ephrata Performing Arts Center
Ephrata, PA
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4AUG thru 8AUG

53rd Annual Community Art Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates the vast amount of artistic talent found throughout Lancaster County. Any artist (age 16 and older) residing or working in Lancaster County was w...

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

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4AUG thru 23AUG

Back to School Savings

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is inviting shoppers in the Lancaster County area to enjoy extra back-to-school savings. The latest arrivals, top looks and styles are a...

Tanger Outlets
Lancaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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4AUG thru 23AUG

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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4AUG thru 30AUG

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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4AUG 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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4AUG 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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4AUG thru 7SEP

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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4AUG thru 9OCT

Gerberich’s Gadgetry: Art That Moves

Visit the North Museum to experience our newest exhibition, “Gerberich’s Gadgetry.” For this exhibit artist Steve Gerberich creates contemporary mechanica...

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

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4AUG thru 12OCT

Amish Visit-in-Person Tour

Special designated "Heritage Tour" providing guests the rare opportunity to meet and talk with the Amish here they live and work. Begin with a visit to a farm at ...

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

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4AUG thru 31OCT

"Josiah for President" the musical

April 1-November 28, 2015 Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirite...

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Lancaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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4AUG thru 28NOV

Covered Bridge Scooter Tour

There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat...

Strasburg Scooters
Ronks, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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4AUG thru 30NOV

George's Woodshop Tour

Discover master craftsmen, who take a solid piece of beautiful cherry, oak, maple or walnut wood and create custom handmade furniture on your own personalized tour of Georg...

George's Furniture
Marietta, PA
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4AUG thru 30NOV

Bird-in-Hand Banquet In A Cornfield

Growing and preparing food has been a passion of the Smucker Family across eight generations. Bird-in-Hand owners John & Myrna Smucker continue the family farming tradi...

Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord
Bird-in-Hand, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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5AUG thru 20AUG

Insect Hunt

There are many insects that have grown up since the beginning of summer. Learn a little about insects before heading out with Naturalist Karen Waltemyer to see who can catc...

Lancaster County Park's Environmental Center
Lancaster, PA
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5AUG

Metalaye Hospitality Presents: Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis: a series adapting to our ever-evolving industry by engaging professionals to cultivate change, collaborate substance, and inspire transformation. Join Metala...

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Harrisburg West
New Cumberland, PA
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5AUG

Annual Day Parade & Festival

The Infamous Unstoppable Annual Day Parade & Festival is an annual Celebration of Life, Music, and Culture. It will include stellar performances, empowerment seminars, ...

Martin Luther King Elementary School
Lancaster, PA
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5AUG thru 8AUG

Big Daddy Weave with SHINEBRIGHT

Turkey Hill Dairy’s All Natural Gelato Presents: Big Daddy Weave & SHINEBRIGHT on Thurs. Aug. 6th at 7pm at The Junction Center in Manheim. 717-459-3701 or http:/...

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

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6AUG

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“Josiah for President”

“Josiah for President”

Live on the Bird-in-Hand Stage, this powerful musical is about an Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. On stage 4/1/15-11/28/15

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Inspire at American Music Theatre

Inspire at American Music Theatre

Experience heart-warming music that inspires the imagination, featuring songs and voices with the power to uplift, enchant and inspire! On stage now through 10/9/15.

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