Posted: 02/22/2023 | by Jessica

Things to Do in March in Lancaster, PA

Spring has sprung, and so has the fun!

three glasses of beer sitting on table

March is in like a lion, out like a lamb, and filled with great things to do in Lancaster, PA! With a variety of shows, events, and a wee bit of Irish luck, this month has plenty for you to do and see around the county.

Special Events in Lancaster, PA

A returning favorite, Zenkaikon 2023 will be coming to the Convention Center the 24th to the 26th.

Head to Garden Spot Village for their 1/2 Marathon, 10K and Kids 1/2 Marathon on March 25th!

At the Middlecreek Wildlife Management Area, you can see snow geese as they make their annual stop in Lancaster County as they head back up north. Their arrival is unpredictable, but you can generally see them from mid-Gebruary to the middle of March.

All Aboard

The Strasburg Rail Road has a variety of events happening this March. Join them on Fridays or Saturdays and take their Wine & Cheese Train!

While the adults get to have with wine and cheese, the kids get to experienceReading On The Rails on the 11th at Railroad Museum .

Since you're in the PA Dutch Countryside, scoot your way over to Strasburg Scooters for their returning Covered Bridge Tour.

Live Performances
Head out to the Fulton Theatre to see The Wiz happening the 2nd through 26th. The Wiz tells a story is a 1970s rendition of the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Another fun for all play that is happening this month at Fulton is Rapunzel, on the 11th through 25th. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre with Sister Act running till the end of this month.

Moses returns eight years later to Sight & Sound Theatres, beginning the 10th.

Beginning on March 16th, watch illusionist Brett Myer's new magic variety show, Mystery. Weekends March 10th through 25th, see a host of fairytale characters in Into The Woods at Prima.

American Music Theatre has a whole list of lineups coming to Lancaster this March. For more shows, check out our events calendar.

St. Patrick's Day Events

Check out our St. Patrick's page to get all the insight on great events like Lancaster Pub Crawl, St. Pooch’s Day Carnival, Screaming Orphans and more!

Pick up some St. Pattie's Day themed sweet treats at E&A Candies!

Free Things To Do in Lancaster County

Check out to the Shops @ Rockvale on March 4th for the Local Makers Market, where you can shop a variety of local makers offering candles, jewelry, soaps, woodworking, sweets and more! This happens the first Saturday of each month, in case you miss out!

Head back out to the Shops @ Rockvale with your adorable dog and join their 4th Annual St Pooch's Day! Created to help with awareness for rescues, this event offers family fun, paw printig and so much more!

The Lancaster Quilt Show will be happing March 29th through April 1st. Free admission and free parking, there will be 40 + Vendors, Quilt Exhibits, Free Gift Basket Raffle and so much more!

Wonder In The Woods
, happening 11th & 12th will have a record of 60+ different exhibitors and three or more vendors attending; and will be featuring carver Kevin Applegate.

First Fridays

Head into downtown Lancaster to check out First Friday. First Friday happens on the first of every month and allows you to explore art galleries, see street performances and more.

Second Fridays

Similarly, head to downtown Lititz on Second Fridays. Local merchants stay open later, galleries are open, see dancers and musicians, and check out some dining in this cool small town.

Things to Do With Kids

Bring the kiddos with you downtown and head to the Lancaster Science Factory as part of your First Friday and enjoy over 70 interactive exhibits from 5-7pm for free! You can turn First Friday into date night by exploring some nearby dining.

While not free, you can also take your kids to Tiny Town.

Mud Sales

Mud Sales are starting to pop up across Lancaster County! Try some good food or just take a look around at what's for sale.

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