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Come experience beautiful Lancaster County, situated in the rolling green countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you’re here to explore Amish country as a family, or enjoy a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, Lancaster County has something for everyone.

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Outdoor Dining in Lancaster

The opportunities for outdoor dining are many and varied.

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Miniature Golf

Test your skills (and your patience if you are playing with kids)

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The picturesque quality of Lancaster County’s lush fertile land makes it the perfect destination for the road-tripper and photography enthusiast alike.

After a fun day of discovery, dine at one of Lancaster County’s premier restaurants and get a restful night of sleep at one of many comfortable accommodations.

Kids can take a ride on the enchanting Strasburg rail road, and history buffs will enjoy the abundant notable sites.

Wake up and do it all over again the next day!

Come and Visit Lancaster County for the Weekend.

Lancaster County, PA is a remarkably diverse community with rolling hills, glorious farmland, and an artsy metropolis. During your visit, make sure you do these things!

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Jul26
$60 per session, $45 for each additional sibling (includes a free tee shirt!)

Introduction to Irish Dance Camp Session 2

Hooley School of Irish Dance | website | Brownstown, false 17540 event website

Perfect for brand new dancers (ages 3 and up), this camp will include Irish dancing training, team dancing, stretching and fitness, games that promote building friendships with the other dancers, storytelling, and art projects that teach about Irish history and culture. On the last day, the campers will put on a small dance show for their families, so bring your cameras!

Phone: (717)271-8611
Jul26
7:30pm

Written in Kings

The Junction Center/ Landis Hall | website | Manheim, false 17545 event website

Live at the Junction Center/ Landis Hall, Written in Kings

Phone: (717) 459-3701
Jul26
7:30 - 9:30pm
$5/$10

Written in Kings Concert

The Junction Center - Landis Hall | website | Manheim, false 17545 event website

Written in Kings concert on Wed. July 26th at 7:30pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall in Manheim. Written in Kings is a Welsh rock band who is proud of their cultural heritage. 717-459-3701 or http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

Phone: 717-459-3701
Jul27
$60 per session, $45 for each additional sibling (includes a free tee shirt!)

Introduction to Irish Dance Camp Session 2

Hooley School of Irish Dance | website | Brownstown, false 17540 event website

Perfect for brand new dancers (ages 3 and up), this camp will include Irish dancing training, team dancing, stretching and fitness, games that promote building friendships with the other dancers, storytelling, and art projects that teach about Irish history and culture. On the last day, the campers will put on a small dance show for their families, so bring your cameras!

Phone: (717)271-8611
Jul28
7 - 9pm

Family Movie Night

The Junction Center - Landis Hall | website | Manheim, false 17545 event website

Free Family Movie Night on Friday, July 28th at 7pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall with the showing of Finding Dory at The Junction Center / Landis Hall! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Donations go to WJTL to help with the cost of the event. Come early to ride the WJTL Pedal Cars! (Weather permitting) Thank you to our sponsors: Turkey Hill & Herr's Snacks! 717-459-3701

Phone: 717-459-3701
Jul29
7am - 11pm
$60 - $115

Third Space Theatre Bus Trip to NYC

Third Space Theatre | website | Leola, false 17540 event website

Join us for a bus trip from Leola to NYC. You can see School of Rock ($115), Phantom of the Opera ($115) or you can Do Your Own Thing ($60).

Phone: 717-371-6201
Jul29
10am
15.00

Retro Fest - Rockabilly Weekend and Car Show!

Lancaster Host Resort | website | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Please join us for our 2nd annual Retro Fest, which is now a two day event at the Lancaster Host Resort, 2300 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster, PA. Our event is both indoors and outdoors with a pre 1972 car show, vintage/retro vendors, live bands, sock hops, a pin up contest and much more. Each day costs $15 to enter but if you plan on attending both days, purchase a 2 day ticket for $25 (a $5 discount). Children under 10 get in for free.
Tickets will be $20 per day at the door.
The Burlesque event on Saturday night is not included in the ticket price. Tickets for this event will be available at the event or on the Retro Fest website. The ticket price for this event is TBA.

Phone: 717-299-5500
Jul29
1 - 6pm
FREE!

Cosplay Extravaganza, Barnes and Noble Lancaster

Barnes and Noble Lancaster | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Barnes and Noble Lancaster is pleased to announce the Cosplay Extravaganza, Saturday July 29th from 1-6PM with a special story time for the younger audience at 11AM. The event will feature presentations by talented cosplayers and makers to encourage budding enthusiasts and provide insight on specific aspects of costume creation for intermediate through expert attendees. We will have demonstrations for makeup, costume construction, foamsmithing, prop making and more. We are pleased to welcome: Shemika Berry (Makeup), Dame Dahlia (Costume Construction), Brian Fadrosh (foamsmithing/steampunk), The Shoestring Scientists (Prop making) and Stefanie Hackenburg (Co-Founder of Studio Cosplay). We are proud to announce that we will be joined by the Central PA Avengers, local author Jay Smith and Chad Geist from Omne Lens Studios.

Phone: 7172908171
Aug5
6:30am - 5pm
$35-$45 until July 10,prices increase after July 10

2017 Chocolate Tour

The event starts at the Milton Hershey School Campus Athletic Complex, Henry Hershey Field (please visit thechocolatetour.com for directions and more details). | Hershey, false 17033 event website

Join us for the Seventh Annual Chocolate Tour, including the Mike Geltrude Foundation Chocolate Tour 5K or 10K Walk, the Chocolate Tour 5K or 10K Run/Race, and the Briova Rx Cycling events (10, 30, 50, 75, and 100 miles). There is something for everyone!

Rest stops are available every mile for runners and walkers to enjoy local chocolate. Cyclists will enjoy rides through central Pennsylvania’s Amish Country farms, wooded areas, and covered bridges while visiting areas surrounding the local historic chocolate towns. Cyclists will taste local chocolate at the rest stops. All participants will be provided with a meal at the end of their event.

Phone: 7175311541
Aug5
7 - 9pm
Pay-what-you-want

Band Concert under the Stars at The Red Caboose Motel!

The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant | website | Ronks, false 17572 event website

Join us on the lawn and under the stars as the Twin Rose Community Band treats us to your favorite band music. Total length: 2 hours, including intermission. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Pay-what-you-want. Reserved tickets strongly encouraged.

Phone: 717-687-5000
 

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Ronks, PA
 

Katie's Kitchen

Ronks, PA
 

Strasburg Country Store & Creamery, The

Strasburg, PA
 

Uncle Leroy's Ice Cream & Candy Kitchen

Strasburg, PA

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Spelunk in Cold Cave

Wind / Cold Cave

Bucket, Cave
website | map it | Ridge Drive, Pequea, Pennsylvania,

Wind Cave is called Cold Cave because it's nearly freezing in there at all seasons.

It is one of the largest tectonic (created by moving rocks fracturing, not erosion) caves in the eastern United States. It is found in Pequea, Pennsylvania, about a 30 minute drive from Lancaster, in the Susquehanna valley.

To get there, follow 324 South from Lancaster. You will run into a T where the road ends when it hits the river. Take a left, onto Ridge Drive, before long on your right there will be a gated-off road entrance and several gravel parking spaces between the road and a guard-rail. Park here and follow the gated road about a hundred yards until you see a small path leading off to the left. Take this path, and keep going. It seems to wind on endlessly, but just keep going. You will come to a piling of rocks, and in this piling is a large entrance, with a sign posted by the York Grotto about taking care of the cave.

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