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.

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Cirque Mechanics - Pedal Punk

From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a “Steampunk” - inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. In Pedal Punk we experie...

York, PA
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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2MAY

Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous

This is a living history encampment depicting life in Colonial America. Participants live the lifestyle of early settlers during the pre-1840's Fur Trade era. Individuals interested in the 5-da...

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

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3MAY

Future Forward, Dr. Aomawa Shields

Innovator Lecture Series - Dr. Aomawa Shields - Future Forward | The Search for Life Elsewhere, and a Meaningful Life Right Here | Dr. Aomawa Shields is an Astronomer, Astrobiologist, actor, and wr...

Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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3MAY

Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Watch the excitement, confusion, and just plain frantic fun that erupts when a small town cable cooking show, hosted by two Mennonite women, attracts the attention of a big shot Hollywood producer....

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

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3MAY thru 28OCT

Around the Table with Arun Gandhi

Join us in building a culture of peace with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Institute of Nonviolence. On May 4, 2017, Dr. Gandhi will be the featured guest at a ben...

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

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4MAY

Lecture Series: Remember Paoli

On Thursday, May 4 at 5 pm, Rock Ford Plantation presents a lecture on the Battle of Paoli by Jim Christ, Vice President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund. Sometimes called the Paoli Massa...

Lancaster, PA
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4MAY

Lancaster's Loyalty Day Carnival

Lancaster's Loyalty Day Carnival will be taking place at Buchanan Park from May 4-7. Mechanical bull rides, camel rides and more! Don't miss the fireworks on Friday at 9 pm!

Lancaster, PA
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4MAY thru 7MAY

Paloma Players

"Yerma" - Paloma Players - Lancaster’s Paloma Players kick off the Susquehanna Latino Arts Festival, a new month long celebration of arts and culture in Lancaster City, with a produ...

Lancaster, PA
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5MAY

Cub Scout and Webelo Nature Walk

Evening is often a good time for wildlife observation. In addition to hopefully seeing some wildlife, Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will assist Cub Scouts and Webelos in identifying trees and plants...

Lancaster, PA
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5MAY

PCAD Senior Show & Celebration

Join us at our 14th annual Senior Show & Celebration when the Class of 2017 fills Pennsylvania College of Art & Design with professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media. ...

Lancaster, PA
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5MAY

School District of Lancaster Art Exhibit

The school district of Lancaster displays the prominent works of art of some Lancaster city's most talented youth.

Lancaster, PA
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5MAY thru 7MAY

May Wine by the Vine - On Deck

Join us Friday nights in May from 6:00 - 8:30 PM! 
Come rain or shine. Food trucks will be on site for dinner each week. 
May 5: Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo | Food ...

Mount Joy, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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5MAY thru 26MAY

Echo Valley Art Group

The Echo Valley Art Group, established in 1945, is an organization of 25 professional artists of a broad range of ages and styles, working and creating in the Lancaster County area. Membership is b...

Lancaster, PA
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5MAY thru 31MAY

First Friday @ BUiLDiNG CHARACTER

Come spend your First Friday with BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, Lancaster's #1 destination for vintage, recycled, and handmade with 50+ vendors covering 10,000 square feet of awesome. First Fridays in Ma...

LANCASTER, PA
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5MAY thru 3NOV

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Don't Miss the Rhubarb Fest!

Don't Miss the Rhubarb Fest!

May 19-20. Indulge in 2 days of zany rhubarb fun at Kitchen Kettle Village! Enjoy a rhubarb racecar derby, baking contest, parade, rhubarb foods & great shopping.

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Jonah at Sight & Sound Theatres®

Jonah at Sight & Sound Theatres®

Set sail on a journey straight into the heart of one of the biggest Bible stories ever told brought to life on the Sight & Sound® stage for one encore season.

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