Posted: 01/12/2022 | by Katie

Top Things to do in April in Lancaster, PA

Rain or shine, there’s plenty to do!

Top Things to do in April in Lancaster, PA

Spring has sprung and spring fever has officially begun in Lancaster, PA. Crops are beginning to poke through the soil, buds are appearing on the trees, and we cannot wait to get outside to do some exploring. Not only does the warmer weather bring opportunities for outdoor activities, it also brings a wave of new shows, experiences, and events to partake in around the county. Keep reading for our guide of what to do this April.


Ready for some fresh air? Us too! Whether you enjoy hiking on the trails or cycling on the backroads there are plenty of ways to be active in Lancaster this April. Runners can participate in the Be the Difference Virtual 5K, April 17 through May 17. Or, if running is not your thing try taking a guided cycling tour with Adventure Explorations. Not into cycling? Your crew can hit the backroads on a 50cc scooter for a covered bridge tour with Strasburg Scooters Tours. All of these activities offer exceptional views of our rolling farmland and Amish countryside.

Celebrate Earth Day

What more beautiful place to celebrate Earth Day than lovely Lancaster County? Children can participate in the Earth Day Clean Up at the Lancaster County Park Environmental Center on April 22. The park hosts a wide variety of programs throughout the month for both young and older children.

See the earth from a new perspective. Book a hot air balloon ride with Lancaster Balloon Rides and be amazed by breathtaking views from the clouds.

See a Show

April showers bring new…shows! Not only is the spring more colorful, it is also more creative. Lancaster has a full bill of shows this April, from dramatic to comical, romantic to family friendly, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Experience the arts first-hand at Mount Hope Estate & Winery where you can solve a murder mystery & enjoy a four course meal or, see Queen Esther at Sight at Sound Theatres®.

Music lovers will enjoy seeing Brandon Heath at The Junction Center on April 23, or listening to Justin Willman - Magic in Real Life Tour at American Music Theatre on April 30.

Families can enjoy Ryan & Friends at Bird-in-Hand Stage April 2 - October 9 or, Worlds of Wonder at Magic & Wonder Theatre. If theatrical shows aren’t your thing don’t worry, you can always check the Lancaster Barnstormer’s opening game on June 4 (be sure to stay for the fireworks!).

For more Upcoming Shows in Lancaster, click here.

Learn about our History

We all know that history is happening all the time, but this April there are several cool historical events here in Lancaster County. Opening day Historic Rock Ford is April 13, so be sure to stop by to see the new John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts on display.

Visit LancasterHistory to connect with the past. Their research library allows guests to discover their Lancaster County heritage. President Buchanan's Wheatland remains closed for in-person tours, but there are virtual tours available so the exploration doesn't have to stop!

Easter Activities

From egg hunts, to baby chicks, to visits with the Bunny himself, there is plenty to do in Lancaster to celebrate Easter. Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Train at Strasburg Rail Road, or search for eggs hidden throughout the AACA Museum. If you are looking for a place for a special Easter event, be sure to check out Kitchen Kettle Village! For additional ideas and activities check out our list of things to do for Easter in Lancaster, PA. Rain or shine we are sure your family will have a very hoppy Easter here in Lancaster County.


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