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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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Jun21
11am - 9:30pm
Price of your meal

CoreLife Eatery Grand Opening

CoreLife Eatery | website | Lancaster, false 16701 event website

CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, will continue bolstering its Pennsylvania presence by opening a new location in Lancaster! CoreLife Eatery, brings together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients and a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative.

The highly anticipated new eatery, located at 1581 Fruitville Pike, Suite 1 (behind Chick-fil-A), will open its doors for the first time at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21. CoreLife Eatery offers a wide variety of fresh ingredients that are transformed into custom-created dishes. All foods are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, other artificial additives and GMO’s. The chicken and steak used are sustainably raised and never given antibiotics or hormones, and the bone broth is slow simmered all day for maximum taste and nutrition. Creating a menu that tastes great because it’s healthy is the secret to success.

Phone: (301) 284-8366
Jun22
9am - 5pm
Free entrance with purchase of tours.

Celebrate Summer

Amish Farm and House | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Barbecue season has begun, so come on over to our farm and help us celebrate the start of summer.
We are starting the celebration with the grand opening of our new Amish chicken barbeque stand. David, his wife Liz, and their 5 children will be barbequing all day from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday now through October. They have several delicious lunch and dinner options that will have you coming back every weekend (see full menu below). Enjoy your chicken barbeque meal right here on our 15-acre farm.
During our Celebrate Summer event we will have several fun activities for the whole family!
• Corn hole – you can’t have a picnic without the iconic game of corn hole
• Face painting – every festival needs face painting
• Meadow tea – the PA Dutch way
• Fresh produce stand – nothing better than fresh, summertime vegetables
• New! Tractor Trails – a fun activity for kids and adults alike
• Chicken barbeque – they even have iced coffee!
• Buggy rides – $5.00

Jun23
8 - 3:30pm
Free

Wheels, Wings & 5K Festival

Lancaster Airport | website | Lititz, false 17543 event website

Join the Rotary Club of Lancaster for a fun filled community event at the Lititz Airport! The day kicks off with a 5K at 8am through a scenic course in Lititz. Following the race, there will be a car show and fly in event. Plane & helicopter rides will also be available. There will be live music, beer, wine, and food trucks to enjoy throughout the day as well! Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for the chance to win some awesome prizes! You won't want to miss this!

Phone: (717) 569-1221
Jun23
8:30am - 2pm
$15 per adult;
children 14 and under FREE

Pollinator Workshop

Kellys Run Nature Preserve | Holtwood, false 17532 event website

This public workshop will feature opportunities to learn about pollinator conservation. Check out our educational displays, family friendly lectures and walking tours of the NEW Pollinator Park.

Jun23
9am - 4pm
$20-$25

Secret Gardens of Strasburg Tour

Strasburg, PA | website | Strasburg, false 17579 event website

Secret Gardens of Strasburg Tour on Sat. June 23rd from 9am-4pm and Sun. June 24th from 1pm-4pm. The bi-annual Secret Gardens of Strasburg tour is one of our biggest fund raisers. However, we will need gardens to put on display, so, if you want to show-off your “pride and joy” and help the society, volunteer your garden--we need 8 to 10 to have a really special offering. In addition, for all those folks who have more than enough perennials and want to get rid of their excess, please consider giving those to the SHS for sale or as volunteer’s gifts during the tour.

Phone: 717-672-1887
Jun24
1 - 4pm
$20-$25

Secret Gardens of Strasburg Tour

Strasburg, PA | website | Strasburg, false 17579 event website

Secret Gardens of Strasburg Tour on Sat. June 23rd from 9am-4pm and Sun. June 24th from 1pm-4pm. The bi-annual Secret Gardens of Strasburg tour is one of our biggest fund raisers. However, we will need gardens to put on display, so, if you want to show-off your “pride and joy” and help the society, volunteer your garden--we need 8 to 10 to have a really special offering. In addition, for all those folks who have more than enough perennials and want to get rid of their excess, please consider giving those to the SHS for sale or as volunteer’s gifts during the tour.

Phone: 717-672-1887
Jun24
6:30pm
Freewill Offering

Community Hymn Sing

Bird-in-Hand Events Field | website | BIrd-in-Hand, false 17505 event website

Acapella Congregational Singing and Special Singing by Weavertown School Group
Event Sponsored by Weavertown Mennonite School.
There will be a freewill offering collect to support the school.
Bring your lawn chairs,
Mennonite Hymnal and Life Songs #2
Located under the big tent along Route 340 across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord

Free Ice Cream Social immediately following the Hymn Sing
Sponsored By Bird-in-Hand Corporation, featuring Bird-in-Hand Creamery's artisan ice cream

Phone: 717-413-1556
Jul4
9am - 7pm

4th of July Special

Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center | website | Stevens, false 17578 event website

Happy Independence day!
We want to invite Military, Veterans, and First Responders to come celebrate the holiday at Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center by getting a free Zip line ticket with one paying guest.

Phone: (717) 738-1490
Jul11
6:30 - 08pm
free

GRIEF’S TOOLBOX: MEN’S GRIEF GROUP

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
Jul12
5:45pm
$45.95 for adults;
$24.95 for children ages 4-12;
children 3 and under eat free! Tickets sell out early and include tax and gratuity.

Cornfield Banquet

Bird-in-Hand Restaurant & Smorgasbord | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website

From the moment you join us on the hayride until after the family-fun activities,
corn maze and music around the bonfire, you’ll create great memories of this relaxing
evening in the country. Share a farm-fresh meal with the Smucker Family on our homestead,
all served under a tent among the rows of corn. This authentic taste of Amish Country
will be an experience you’ll remember forever.

Farm-Fresh Menu
• Barbecue chicken and fresh-picked corn on the cob prepared on-site
• Baked Idaho and sweet potatoes
• Grandma Smucker’s baked lima beans
• Pennsylvania Dutch chow chow, cole slaw and applesauce
• Rolls, butter and apple butter
• Our famous whoopie pies from the Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe
• Angel food cake with seasonal berries

July 12, 19, 26
5:45pm-8:45 pm

August 2, 9, 16, 23
5:15pm-8:15 pm

Phone: 800-537-2535
 

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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Visit the North Museum and Planetarium

North Museum of Natural History & Science

North Museum of Natural History & Science
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website | map it | (717) 291-3941 | 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

In 2013, the North Museum of Natural History & Science marks 60 years of inspiring curiosity and a love of science in children and adults of all ages. Through exhibits, events and educational programming, we hope to plant the seeds of exploration leading to a lifelong journey of discovery. Visit us often to find out about upcoming events and activities. There’s always something new at the North, a great museum for kids in Lancaster.

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