Summertime is a fantastic time to discover all the things to do in Lancaster County.

The longer days, the warmer nights, and the magical hours at dusk make summer ideal for exploring more of the expected, and unexpected, here in our region.

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Seasonal Features: SUMMER

Naturally, outdoor activities abound — from zip-lining, hiking, biking, and enjoying fun-filled days at an amusement park. A walk through our historic downtown is the perfect way to spend a few summer hours shopping, dining, and discovering.

Another summer love is to simply kick back under the purple-blue skies, listening to the sounds of beautiful music fill the air at one of our many summer concert series.

To stay tuned-in to all the sensational things there are to experience in summer in Lancaster County, check back often. We’ll spotlight new summer activities here all season long.

Visiting in Summer

A Museum for Every Interest in Lancaster, PA

From history to hands on, we’ve got you covered.

Beat the Heat in Lancaster, PA

For those days when the heat is simply too much

Summer Weather in Lancaster County


June typically begins with daytime temperatures in the low 80s, but gradually increases throughout the month, usually reaching 85 degrees by the end of the month. July is typically in the mid 80s. August begins in the high 80s and ends in the high 80s or mid 90s. Evenings are typically warmer, and around the mid 60s.


Appropriate clothing for travelers in the summer months is light pants or shorts and a light shirt both during the day and evening. Occasionally you may want to pack a sweatshirt for the evenings.


Lancaster County sees average amounts of rainfall for the Northeast. In summer, the average rainfall is almost 4.12” per month. Thunderstorms are common in the summer months, often in the evening.

Things to Do in Summer

Live Music this Summer

From large-scale amphitheaters to smaller-scale live entertainment at some of our favorite restaurants, you’ll be sure to get your music fix for this summer in Lancaster County. Grab a blanket and picnic dinner, and head to Long's Park or Nissley Vineyard for an evening of fantastic live performances.

Fireworks in Lancaster

Join us in celebration of this great country. In June and July, fireworks take place at various events around the county to celebrate Fourth of July, a night at the ball park, the county's towns and city, and many more occasions.

Find Farm Fresh Produce this Season

From farm-fresh fruits and veggies, bountiful blooms, and even made-from-scratch baked-goods and dairy products- roadside stands in Lancaster County just can’t be beat. Where else can you pick up a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers, vine ripened tomatoes, a baked-this morning shoo-fly pie, and an ice-cold glass of root beer all for under $20?

Top Outdoor Adventures with Kids

Lancaster, PA is full of great opportunities to head outside with your kids. So slather on the sunscreen and scoot outside for some good old-fashioned family fun. The destinations below are designed to offer great experiences and new discoveries for the entire family.

Spotlight Attractions

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