Things to do in Lancaster, PA

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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Veterans on the River Kayak Fishing Event

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Trout Unlimited, and Shank’s Mare partner with Heroes on the Water to provide a day of kayak fishing for veterans and their families. As well as time on the Sus...

Wrightsville, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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27AUG

Paddle Taste & Dine with Black Cap Brewing Co.

Black Cap Brewing Company, operated by Greg Bentley and Jim Waller, is located in a converted post office/bank building in Red Lion, PA. Its open decor is welcoming and the beer is outstanding. Gre...

Wrightsville, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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27AUG

Lancaster Barnstormers Home Baseball Game

Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Bridgeport Bluefish.

Lancaster, PA
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27AUG

Lancaster Craft Beer Fest

On August 27th, the fourth annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest is returning to the vibrant, growing, and creative city of Lancaster. The last three years were successful and we look forward to bringing...

Lancaster, PA
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27AUG

Pop-In For PLAY: "Pail"eontology

Enjoy extra play and learning during this outdoor drop-in program! Take a giant step back in time and think big as you visit the HOH "dig" site. Designed for adults and children ages 2-10...

Lancaster, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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27AUG

Pop-In For PLAY: "Pail"eontology

Enjoy extra play and learning during this outdoor drop-in program! Take a giant step back in time and think big as you visit the HOH "dig" site. Designed for adults and children ages 2-10...

Lancaster, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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27AUG

The Kids Cookie Break Festival 10am & 3pm

The Kids Cookie Break Festival on Sat. Aug. 27th at 10 AM and 3 PM at The Junction Center in Manheim. Free event but tickets are required.
Kids Cookie Break Fest is a one day free festiv...

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

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27AUG

Family Stream Investigation

Cool off by getting your feet wet as we search for and study stream creatures with Naturalist Kelsey Frey! Learn about insect and amphibian life cycles and habitat needs. Participants must wear clo...

Lancaster, PA
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27AUG

New Holland Summerfest BBQ Cookoff

Barbecue cookoff held in the beautiful New Holland Community Park. Please visit the website for more information

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

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27AUG

Do Dreams Come True! A Prom for Grown Ups

Join Lancaster New Sounds and Lancaster Transplant for the adult prom of your dreams! ALL ARE WELCOME! Live Performance by Ton-Taun! Photo Booth! Silent Auction! Finger foods included! Cash Bar! 21...

Lancaster, PA
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27AUG

Murder Mystery at the Churchtown Inn

Stay one night and get $25.00 August 27th Summer Murder Mystery Package!
A favorite of our guests – you’ll love every minute of this role-playing event! There are no lines, a...

Narvon, PA
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27AUG

Pokemon GO Tasting Party & Sale

Saturday, August 27 from 12pm - 3pm
Attention, trainers! Why don't you hit up Intercourse's PokéStops and gyms and join us for a Pokémon-themed spread of dishes!? W...

Intercourse, PA
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27AUG

Playcation

Playcation is designed purely as a morning of fun, activity, and games to celebrate the joy of summertime. The event is led by Team Captains at different stations throughout Musser Park. When you c...

Lancaster, PA
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27AUG

8 Track: Sounds of the 70's

Put on your leisure suits, halter tops, and platform shoes and get ready to boogie down through 10-years of ground-breaking music! With its propulsive rhythms and dazzling harmonies, “8-Track...

Mt. Gretna, PA
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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27AUG thru 28AUG

Day Out with Thomas

Join Thomas the Tank Engine, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas or Percy and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy a f...

Ronks (Strasburg), PA
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27AUG thru 4SEP

"This Is My Country" Patriotic Magic Lantern Show

Experience entertainment "before there were movies," in the only permanent Magic Lantern Theater in the world. Spectacular images, live showman, music, and exciting stories trace our Nati...

Bird-in-Hand, PA
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27AUG thru 4SEP

Servant Stage: Sherlock Holmes

Suspense, intrigue, and mystery! Match wits with the world’s greatest detective, as Servant Stage brings another Victorian classic to the stage. The game is afoot!
In the intimate ...

Lancaster, PA
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27AUG thru 11SEP

Sherlock Holmes

Suspense, intrigue, and mystery! Match wits with the world’s greatest detective, as Servant Stage brings another Victorian classic to the stage. The game is afoot! In the intimate 80-seat Bla...

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

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27AUG thru 11SEP

Yeston & Kopit's Phantom

From the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit comes the exquisite masterpiece, Phantom in an epic and passionate tale of murder, intrigue and romance! It's told with more pa...

Lancaster, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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27AUG thru 24SEP

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Home Run Cooking

Home Run Cooking

Home Run Cooking offers hands-on cooking classes for adults & children. Whether you're a novice or seasoned cook, there's something for everyone.

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