Things to Do in Lancaster County in June
School's out, Lancaster fun is in!
Special Events in Lancaster County, PA
Head out to Clipper Magazine Stadium on June 24th for Fulton at the Ballpark, a special preview night for the Fulton Theatre's 2022/2023 season! This free event (tickets are required) includes live performances, kids activities, season reveals and more.
Foodie Fun. June 4th and 5th sees the return of the Lancaster VegFest, a celebration of the plant-based lifestyle, to Buchanan Park! You can also explore the flavors of Kitchen Kettle Village on June 4th with a Picnic Tasting Tour. For a fun dining experience, purchase tickets for the Pirate Feast at Bube's Brewery on June 10th!
Commemorate history with Riverfest PA on June 25th and 26th. The last Sunday of June 1863, the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge was burnt down to stop troops from reaching Harrisburg or Philadelphia. Come out this weekend to participate in outdoor events like paddle boarding and biking, as well as experiencing the history!
Throwback to when you were younger by heading to Dutch Wonderland for Dutch After Dark on June 18th! This fun event features live entertainment, alcoholic beverages, delicious food and of course, everyone's favorite park rides!
Festivals in Lancaster. Join Barnyard Kingdom on June 4th for the Strawberry Festival, with lots of farm fun, live music, contests, and goodies. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm has two festivals in June, the Baby Animal Festival where you can visit the newest farm additions, and the Cider Donut Festival featuring lots of cider donut treats! On June 11th, head out to Mount Hope Estate for Mount Hope BrewFest, a showcase of local breweries offering a variety of beers. If you're interested in history, you should head to the Lititz Spring into History Festival put on by the Lititz Historical Foundation.
All Aboard! Family fun awaits you at the Strasburg Rail Road. Try to escape in time during the Escape Room on the Train, or solve a Murder Mystery all while heading down the tracks to Paradise, PA. Make sure you take the kiddos to see Thomas the Tank Engine during Day Out with Thomas, June 17th-20th. Adults can also enjoy the railroad on the Wine & Cheese Train featuring wine and cheese pairings from Waltz Vineyards, or with live performances during Le Train Cabaret.
Live music continues this summer with Wine by the Vine at Grandview Vineyard, Decked Out Live at the Vineyard at Hershey, Music in the Vineyards at Nissley Vineyards, and the Long's Park Summer Music Series. Bring your chairs and blankets for the Longs Park Summer Music Series happening through August 28th.
Head into Intercourse, PA June 17th and 18th for tractor pulls, contests, food, and fun activities during Intercourse Heritage Days.
Celebrate Pride Month by heading to Penn Square in Lancaster City on June 1st for the raising of the Pride flag! On June 4th root for the home team, the Lancaster Barnstormers, and celebrate Pride Night with performances between innings and more. The Lancaster Pride Festival returns on June 18th with musicians, drag performances, vendors and more at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Catch a Show in Lancaster, PA
The Music of Queen + Journey | Prima | June 17 - 25
Back by popular demand comes Prima’s thrilling rock-n-roll tribute concert! Experience the comeback of Prima Theatre’s most highly attended show ever in what one reviewer called “the most energetic, high-caliber, and theatrical concert experience of the year!”
Man of la Mancha | Fulton Theatre | Through June 12th
Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself “Don Quixote” and the mad knight goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world.
Ryan & Friends: Hilarity Happens | Bird-in-Hand Stage
Laugh out loud and get a look at Lancaster County like you’ve never seen it before when Ryan and his colorful cast of friends present a hilarious multimedia tour of the region.
Mystery | Magic & Wonder Theatre
Join Brett and his cast as they captivate with more large illusions and more dynamic circus arts than ever before, while reminding audiences of the true magic that exists all around us.
Great Balls of Fire | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | June 3 - 25
Jerry Lee Lewis was the original bad boy of Rock & Roll. Jason Cohen, who played Lewis in over 80 cities across North America in the national tour of the Million Dollar Quartet, brings the ivory-smashing superstar to life in this theatrical concert. He found a connection with ‘The Killer’ through his music, and with a multi- talented, multi-instrumental band, they perform all the hits you love.
Shrek | Fulton Theatre
Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there is one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
Much Ado About Nothing | People's Shakespeare Project | June 14 - 19
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is all about love, deception, and misunderstandings. There’s a fine line between love and hate; a fine line that Beatrice and Benedick are well-aware of and are reluctant to cross. Is all their sniping at each other worth the risk of falling over that line into love?
Five Guys Named Moe | Fulton Theatre | Through June 26th
Nomax’s world has been turned upside down when out of nowhere five guys named Moe appear from the radio to encourage him to turn his life around.
Outdoor Adventure in Lancaster County, PA
Get outdoors this June with the return of the Red Rose Run on the 4th! This 5-mile race takes you through the city and county park, and includes a kids run and more!
Explore the great outdoors with one of Lancaster's hiking and biking trails or some fun activities by and on the river. Stay for awhile at one of Lancaster's great campgrounds to further your outdoor adventure.
Have a unique experience by taking a hot air balloon ride with Lancaster Balloon Rides, ziplining at Refreshing Mountain, or taking a guided tour of the county with Strasburg Scooter Tours. You can also have some fun animal interactions when you visit Refreshing Mountain's Wildlife Center and meet snakes, frogs, birds and other critters and when you visit the pack at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA.
Catch a game this season with the Lancaster Barnstormers!
Free Things to do in Lancaster, PA
Check out an Amish mud sale, there's three happening this month.
Head into Lancaster City to explore local galleries and peruse shops. On June 3rd, you can even check out First Friday downtown where galleries stay open later and entertainment is all around. On First Fridays, the Lancaster Science Factory's 70+ exhibits are free! Similarly, Lititz offers Second Fridays and Manheim has First Thursdays.
Check out more ideas for free things to do in Lancaster County here.
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