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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First Friday

Join in Lancaster City’s highly popular arts extravaganza each and every First Friday. Galleries, museums, artist studios, and artisans extend their hours to host new exhibits, special openin...

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4SEP

Astronomy Program for 2015

The Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation will again be hosting nighttime star watches conducted by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC). All the star watches will p...

Lancaster, PA
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4SEP

First Friday at The Ware Center

First Friday in September will include art, music, and a Rumschpringe Film Festival Recap - Best of 2014. Admission is free and doors are open between 6 pm and 9 pm. Our featured exhibit is the art...

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4SEP

Two To Move You

Two one-act plays written and directed by local playwright William W. Adams. “Bound” reveals how three neighbors discover the common experiences that have unexpectedly bound them, follo...

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4SEP

2015 #Lancastergram Contest Reveal

Discover Lancaster's annual #Lancastergram Contest has ended. Now it's time for the big reveal. Who will place in the Top 10? Join us to find out!  Winning Photos will be revealed duri...

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4SEP

First Friday Show: Relating Color

The September show will feature abstract works as artist Christiane explores the relationships between color, shape, and form in her vibrant oil paintings. The evening will also include light refre...

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4SEP

The Chestnuts in The Cafe @ Ten Thousand Villages

The Chestnuts are a personable quartet of guys who sing classic country, folk and rock, and do a spot-on Johnny Cash impersonation. The Cafe serves delicious food and fair trade teas and coffees fr...

Ephrata, PA
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4SEP

Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Smokehouse 4

Art & Glassworks opens its private back courtyard to the public for free blues and jazz concerts every 1st Friday! All concerts are FREE to the public, so bring friends! We have many tables and...

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4SEP

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 through Lancaster Countr...

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4SEP 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 continues through the tragic s...

Bird-in-Hand, PA
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4SEP thru 6SEP

37th Annual Long's Park Art & Craft Festival

Make plans for the 37th Annual Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival, September 4th through the 6th. This year’s exhibitors are the cream-of-the-crop and hail from 29 states and Canada. ...

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4SEP thru 6SEP

Summer Spectacular

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

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

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4SEP thru 7SEP

Labor Day Weekend Sale

Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall will be hosting an annual Labor Day Weekend Antique Sale on Friday, September 4th through Monday, September 7th.
They will be offering huge savings store wid...

Paradise, PA
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4SEP thru 7SEP

Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Home Game

The Lancaster Barnstormers provide affordable family-friendly entertainment at beautiful Clipper Magazine Stadium! The Barnstormers are an American professional baseball team based in Lancaster and...

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4SEP thru 20SEP

Karen Schory Exhibit at Annex 24 Gallery

Each of the 18 prints in Karen Schory's Reflections Series are a single straight photograph of the many reflections of the Duomo in Florence—a 360 degree view. This series was first exhib...

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4SEP 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 many others. Experience ...

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4SEP 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 mechanical sculpture using a pack ...

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4SEP thru 12OCT

"Over The River And Through The Woods"

Four doting grandparents will try anything to keep their thirty year old grandson from moving across the country. This is one visit to grandma's house you'll never forget!

Paradise, PA
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4SEP thru 24OCT

"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 spirited onto the national...

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4SEP 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, 50cc scooter for a visi...

Ronks, PA
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4SEP thru 30NOV

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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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Live on stage!

Live on stage!

Soar with Joseph as his inspiring story unfolds all around you! This action-packed show returns to Lancaster County for just one season – get your tickets today!

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