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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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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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Jul18
6:30 - 08pm
free

BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOP: ARE YOU READY TO DATE AGAIN?

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss | website | Mount Joy, false 17552 event website

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy
A variety of feelings may be associated with the thought of seeking new relationships after a spouse or companion has died. This free workshop offers an opportunity for bereaved individuals to discuss this topic and hear from a small panel who will share their personal experiences. Space is limited and registration is required. If interested, call (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 by July 16.

Phone: (717) 391-2413
Jul19
7:30pm

West Side Story

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | website | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

West Side Story is an epic fan-favorite musical written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and concept and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Teen rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, face more than turf wars in 1950s New York. They must confront the racism between whites and Puerto Ricans that tears them – and the city – apart. Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a forbidden romance buds between a boy and girl from the different gangs. Can their colorblind love overcome the racial tensions and mend the feud? The intense choreographed fights, the light comedic slice-of-life, and the heartwarming young love will keep the audience on the edge of their seats and singing into the night.

Jul20
7pm
$10-$20

Randy Stonehill Concert

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

Randy Stonehill on Friday, July 20th at 7pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall in Manheim. Doors at 6:30pm. 717-459-3701 or http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

Phone: 717-459-3701
Jul22
5 - 9pm
$5-$15

Swing Dance Party at The Red Caboose Motel!

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

The Red Caboose Motel is pleased to present Swing!, a night of social dancing, as part of our 2018 Summer Entertainment Series. Featuring LindyCentral and the New Holland Swing Band, join us for an evening of social dancing in The Barn, complete with live music.

Swing Lessons will be presented prior to an evening of dancing. Concessions and drinks will be available for purchase on site. Ticket price includes either the Intermiediate Lindy Class or Beginner Swing Class. Book in advance and save! Tickets at the door $15.

5-5:50 p.m.: Intermediate Lindy Class

6-6:50 p.m.: Beginner Swing Class

7-9 p.m.: Social Dance Party (with The New Holland Swing Band until 8:30 p.m.)

Presented as part of the monthly Rhythm Lounge by LindyCentral.

Phone: 717-687-5000
Jul28
10 - 1am
$25 Children under 10 are free

Retro Fest Rockabilly Weekender and Car Show 2018

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

Retro Fest was created in 2016 as an event to bring the East Coast rockabilly and vintage community together and to celebrate the uniqueness of its culture.

We work with local organizations, businesses, car clubs and vendors to have a festival

full of music, vintage, classic cars, and numerous other activities.

The term "rockabilly" is used to describe a kind of music that mixes elements of rock and roll, rhythm & blues and country. It has expanded into a category that involves everything included with 1950s style living.


With the 1950s and a bit of 60s and 70s in mind, we hand pick everyone who is involved in our festival to ensure they fit the theme.

Pre 1972 Car Show from 10 to 5. hosted by the Greasers Social Club (Saturday)

Vendors from 10 to 6. vintage 1950s/60s and retro related items (Saturday)
Pin Up Contest (Saturday)
Hair/Make Up Appointments by Nikki Doll (Saturday)
Mid Century Kitchenwares seminar by SK Vintage (Saturday)
more online

Aug5
3 - 5pm
Pay What You Will

Servant Stage's I'll Fly Away

Lititz Springs Park | Lititz, false 17543 event website

Featuring SERVANT STAGE’s most requested ensemble, I’ll Fly Away is a toe-tappin’ tribute to folk, bluegrass, and old-time gospel music with the Backwoods Bluegrass Band and Friends! Fun and feel-good from start to finish, it’ll leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

Sunday, August 5 @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm at Lititz Springs Park
More dates and times listed at https://www.servantstagecompany.com/shows/fly-2018

Aug5
7 - 9pm
Pay What You Will

Servant Stage's I'll Fly Away

Lititz Springs Park | Lititz, false 17543 event website

Featuring SERVANT STAGE’s most requested ensemble, I’ll Fly Away is a toe-tappin’ tribute to folk, bluegrass, and old-time gospel music with the Backwoods Bluegrass Band and Friends! Fun and feel-good from start to finish, it’ll leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

Sunday, August 5 @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm at Lititz Springs Park
More dates and times listed at https://www.servantstagecompany.com/shows/fly-2018

Aug10
4 - 7pm
Free Admission

Summer Patio Party!

Thorn Hill Vineyards | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

For this Summer the second Friday of August we are having Live Music on the Patio! Enjoy the beautiful weather along with a new band at Thorn Hill while sipping quality California Wine!

Phone: 717-299-3688
Aug15
9am - 7pm

Bookworm Frolic

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | website | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Over 40,000 good-quality used books in 24 different categories are for sale during this four-day event. The books are displayed under a huge tent so the sale takes place rain or shine.
Food is available.
The sale takes place over four days:
August 15, 16, 17: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
August 18: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (717) 393-9745
Aug16
9:30am - 5:30pm
$12 per day (classes extra)

Lancaster Fiber Festival: A Celebration of Paper, Fabric, Yarn & Thread

Marriott Hotel & Convention Center | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

The Lancaster Fiber Festival is a three day retail & educational event that will take place in the Lancaster Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Lancaster, PA from August 16th through August 18th, 2018. What makes this event unique is that it will bring together a wide range of mediums including: paper crafts, Zentangle, calligraphy, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, felting, spinning and weaving, hand embroidery and other fiber crafts all at one location. As a visitor, you will be able to learn techniques and tips as well as get a chance to try something new through in-booth demonstrations, stage demonstrations and available classes.

There is over 13,000 square feet of vendor space with vendors from around the country. Crafters will find a variety of unique and interesting supplies, books and patterns to enrich their craft. Classes from nationally and regionally know teachers and free demonstrations will be offered throughout the Festival.

Phone: 717-503-3786
 

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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Ramble through Tucquan Glen or Kelly's Run Glen

Kelly’s Run Pinnacle

Trail, Hiking, Bucket
website | map it | No direct road access (see LCC website), Martic Township, Pennsylvania, 17532

The remains of an old rocky road are visible where flat schistic rocks have been placed side by side in and beside the stream. The Conservancy’s “Kelly’s Run Pinnacle Preserve” now encompasses the Conservancy’s Kelly’s Run trails, the former PPL Pinnacle preserve and the former PPL Holtwood Nature Preserve.

Tucquan Glen

Trail, Hiking, Bucket
website | map it | River Road, Martic Township, Pennsylvania, 17532

A largely abandoned dirt road and well-worn trail meander through the heart of the ravine for nearly a mile. Occasionally the road and trail run together for short distances, but are generally apart. We suggest taking the trail down to the railroad and returning via the road. The round trip trail length is estimated at 2.4 miles.

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