Posted: 07/23/2021 | by Katie

Things to Do in Lancaster County in August

Fun ideas for the family before school starts!

Hot Air Balloons in Lancaster

With the last few golden days of summer nearing, and the start of school edging in on the horizon why not go out with a bang? There is a ton to do in Lancaster in August. It is just the place to cap off your summer and cross a few more things off your bucket list. Take a look at some of our suggestions below for an amazing final month of summer.

1. See a Show

You don’t have to travel all the way to New York City to see a great show- there are plenty right here in Lancaster. Join Magic & Wonder for pirate adventures, masquerade balls, and the circus in their show Worlds of Wonder. Sight & Sound Theatres is currently offering their show, Queen Esther. Set in the Persian Empire, enjoy this tale of beauty and bravery.

You can also enjoy Grumpy Old Men, the musical, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. This show offers the story of two aging neighbors who have been feuding, but become friends again thanks to their new neighbor. The Fulton Theatre is back with Together We Celebrate, a time to celebrate the return of the arts featuring Broadway favorites, through August 8th.

2. Catch a Ride

There is no better time to cruise around with the wind in your hair than summer in Lancaster County. Spend the day scooting through the back roads as you enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of PA Dutch Country with Strasburg Scooters. For another scenic tour, stop by the Strasburg Railroad for an open-air train ride. Take in the beautiful scenery as you ride in style, nice and cool.

3. Attend an Unforgettable Event

Long's Park Amphitheatre Foundation is back with their summer music series on Sunday nights this summer. You can also join the Shoppes at Belmont on Saturdays for live music!

Head out to Kitchen Kettle Village on August 7th for Yummie's Birthday Bash! Enjoy a fun zone, games, balloons, music, and more to help Yummie the Gingerbread Man celebrate!

On August 7th, join Lancaster Farmland Trust for a breakfast on the farm. Enjoy a scenic drive to the farm where youll get to see chickens, cows, horses and enjoy a cozy breakfast in the yard

Head over to Country Barn for their Sunflower Festival August 21-22 and 28-29, or Cherry Crest Adventure Farm for their Sunflower Festival on August 28.

Explore the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire this summer August 21-October 31. You can even join them for the opening of the season!

4. Take a sip

Enjoy continuing live music this summer with Summerfest on Fridays and Saturdays at Nissley Vineyards, Decked Out Live on Fridays at the Vineyard at Hershey, and Wine by the Vine at Grandview Vineyards on Fridays and Saturdays.

Calling all beer lovers to Spooky Nook on August 14th for Brew Fest. Enjoy music, games, food trucks, and brews from local and regional breweries including Lancaster Brewing Company, Levity Brewing Company, Wacker Brewing, and many more! You can also check out the Warehouse District Beer Garden and Bulls Head Beer Garden on the weekends!

Plan your visit to Lancaster today! Check out our getaway guide for the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, and have fun. The guide also comes with thousands of coupons and a map of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.