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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All Aboard Date Night Tour

Enjoy a scaled down version of our, 5 star rated, covered bridge tour, followed up with an elegant wine and cheese ride on the rails. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for an evening of except...

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

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26AUG

Lancaster Barnstormers Home Baseball Game

Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Bridgeport Bluefish
Mad Chad Taylor the Chainsaw Juggler will be juggling knives and chainsaws and other dangerous objects on Friday, August 26th. You will be a...

Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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26AUG

August Wine by the Vine - On Deck

Food available for purchase. 
August 5: 
Scott Parmer
Food by Blazing Swine BBQ
August 12: 
2 Pints Shy ...

Mount Joy, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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26AUG

Kellie Pickler

Country singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler became known to audiences as a contestant on the 5th season of American Idol, and as the winner of the 16th season of Dancing With the Stars. Her hits inclu...

Lancaster, PA
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26AUG

FRIDAY Night FUN: "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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26AUG

15th Annual BR2RB Bikeathon

Ride and raise money for the ministries of Black Rock Retreat! Depart from our grounds in Quarryville, PA and finish your ride at Camp Arrowhead, Rehoboth Bay, DE. Your participation in this event ...

Quarryville, PA
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26AUG

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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26AUG thru 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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26AUG thru 28AUG

"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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26AUG thru 4SEP

Unwind Paddle Tour, Music & Meal Series

This program will be offered each night during the summer when we have live music scheduled on our porch. Shank’s Mare guides will lead you on a leisurely paddle tour along the shoreline suit...

Wrightsville, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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26AUG thru 9SEP

Friday Night Unwind

Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for our summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets & coolers and gather on the river for some live local music. F...

Wrightsville, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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26AUG thru 9SEP

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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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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26AUG 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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26AUG 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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26AUG thru 24SEP

Crooners

The crooners – those suave gentlemen and sophisticated ladies who define musical cool with their smoothly sentimental, top-notch singing styles. In this all-new AMT Original Show, our singers...

Lancaster, PA
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26AUG thru 8OCT

The Magic & Wonder Show

Experience The Magic & Wonder Show, starring Illusionist Brett A. Myers, a theatrical event for the entire family full of moments that take your breath away. All ages will enjoy grand illusions...

Bird-in-Hand, PA
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26AUG thru 22OCT

Is There Life After 50?

Three couples, all past fifty, have been friends forever. Once a year they get together for a mini vacation and to catch up with their lives. This year, the ladies have chosen a health spa for thei...

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

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26AUG thru 29OCT

"Josiah For President"

This hit musical returns to the Bird-in-Hand Stage, just in time for political season. Follow the story of a Lancaster County Amish farmer drafted onto the national stage as a write-in candidate fo...

Lancaster, PA
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26AUG thru 5NOV

Antique & Art Sale

Sale Event - EVERY Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Everything in the mall is on sale with discounts starting at 20% off purchases over $50. 

Columbia, PA
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26AUG thru 30DEC

Sky Zone Lancaster GLOW Jump

Every Friday at Sky Zone Lancaster, the main lights will go off and black lights turn on and the DJ will crank the music up! Guests jump and bounce their way through our Open Jump, Dodgeball Courts...

Lancaster, PA
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26AUG thru 30DEC

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Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Lancaster's spot for family fun & adventure! Outdoor activities include ziplines, archery, pedal carts & more! Make it a weekend with a family cabin rental.

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Hersheypark Package

Hersheypark Package

Back by popular demand, DoubleTree by Hilton, Lancaster offers a budget stretching HersheyPark package including breakfast, adult admission and overnight accommodations.

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