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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PaintNite

No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. If you’re feeling creative, change the...

Mount Joy, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25AUG

Where's the Grub?

Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for this program and you will find a grub, cricket, ant, mealworm or other insects on your plate. Entomophagy (the eating of insects) is practiced unintentionally on...

Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25AUG

Pop-In For Play: Hide 'N Snake

Have you ever played hide and seek with a snake? Discover why he almost always wins as we take a look at some of nature's surprising disguises. Designed for adults and children ages 2-10 to exp...

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

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25AUG

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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25AUG thru 28AUG

Date Night in Amish Country

Take your sweetie on a date they’ll never forget. Enjoy a scaled down version of our, 5 star rated, covered bridge tour. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for an evening of exceptional v...

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

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25AUG thru 1SEP

"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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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25AUG 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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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25AUG 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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25AUG 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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25AUG 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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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25AUG 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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25AUG 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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25AUG 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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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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25AUG thru 5NOV

Sight & Sound Theatre's Samson

Sight & Sound Theatres Presents: SAMSON - The world's first superhero ... the strongest man who ever lived.... He killed a lion with his bare hands and defeated a thousand soldiers ... but ...

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

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25AUG thru 31DEC

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

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

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

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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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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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

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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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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26AUG

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Bird-in-Hand Family Inn

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn

The Schoolhouse Suite at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn is an immersive experience that recreates a traditional Amish school.

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Explore Retirement Living

Explore Retirement Living

Retire in Lancaster County... So much in one location!

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