Lancaster County Event Calendar
Things to do in Lancaster County


Fun Home at EPAC

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | Ephrata, false 17522

Fun Home is a tragicomedy musical about growing up and coming out. The book and lyrics are written by Lisa Kron with music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel. The story follows Alison through the most influential stages of her life. As a young girl growing up in her family’s funeral home, Alison begins to question her identity and to unravel the mysteries of her father’s identity too. In college, Alison experiences her sexual awakening with her friend Joan. Adult Alison narrates these experiences to the audience and captions the significant moments of her life that made her the woman she is today.
Join the fun at EPAC and watch Alison grow up into a very interesting character!

11am - 2pm

EPAC's Got Talent Auditions!

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | Ephrata, false 17522

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is looking for singers, dancers, actors, jugglers, magicians, or others to audition for its third annual "EPAC's Got Talent" on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 11am-2pm. Please prepare an act up to 3-1/2 minutes long. Applicants are required to provide all props, music, or any other necessary materials for their act. A CD player will be provided within the audition room. Applicants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are open to young performers ages 6 to 18.
This is a one night event, and rehearsals are limited, sign-ups coming soon. The public performance and competition for "EPAC's Got Talent" will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30pm.


Rend Collective

Calvary Church | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

The Good News Tour with Rend Collective on Sunday. April 29th at 7pm at Calvary Church in Lancaster. 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701
6pm - 12am

Silent Sanctuary Retreats

Black Rock Retreat | website | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

People struggle to stay focused and keep God in the forefront of busy and cluttered lives. Our Silent Sanctuary Retreats offer an exceptional program held in a serene setting that allows you to hear the voice of the Lord and connect with His heart.

Held in the lovely and comfortable Maranatha Retreat Center, the Silent Sanctuary Retreat will include extended hours of silence with optional resources for you to make the most of your time with God such as prayer stations, handouts, music and art areas and an evening prayer walk with a campfire. Included in the weekend is an optional “Creative Journaling Session” led by local artist Priscilla Williams. Black Rock Retreat is the perfect location for guests to see God’s handiwork as they meander along the trails or sit on the deck or enjoy the warmth of a fireplace. New this season is a Prayer Labyrinth for all guests to “walk the path”.

Single Occupancy – $220/person
Double Occupancy – $195/person
5 Day Retreat – $390/person
Massage (add

Phone: 717-529-3232
9am - 5pm
Free with purchase of any guided tour

Sheep Shearing Days

The Amish Farm and House | website | Lancaster, false 17602-1300 event website

Join us for our Annual Sheep Shearing days on May 4th and May 11th from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. We will have live sheep shearing demonstrations done by a professional. Watch as our sheep take off their winter coat and prepare for the hot summer months. We encourage you to bring the whole family and learn hands on what life is like on the farm.
After the sheep shearing demonstrations watch as professional spinners and weavers use the wool to make crafts. There will also be demonstrations done by an Amish farrier and a blacksmith. Our resident artisans- Chris Lubkemann, our woodcarver, and Esther O’Hara, our clay artist, will also join in on the fun. Don’t forget to visit our petting zoo and take a buggy ride while you’re here. Be sure to bring cash to buy handmade crafts from the demonstrators and to buy sweet Amish baked goods.

Phone: 717-394-6185
5 - 8pm

PCA&D Senior Show & Celebration

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Senior Show and Celebration
Artwork will fill five floors of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, as the Class of 2018 exhibits professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates. In addition, One piece of work from each graduating senior will be on display in PCA&D’s Main Gallery.

Families are invited to join their graduates for an exclusive look at the Family Preview from 4 – 5 p.m.

Following the Family Preview the College will open the Senior Show & Celebration to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to meet the artists, view the artwork and enjoy live music and refreshments. Many works are for sale at this event, often described as the largest annual one-day gallery event in Lancaster. Live music, refreshments, friends and family also make this celebration special and unique in Lancaster.

Phone: 717-396-7833

City Rockfest Tour 2018

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

City Rockfest Tour 2018 on Friday, May 4th at 6:30pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall in Manheim. Disciple, Seventh Day Slumber, The Letter Black, Spoken, & As We Ascend 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701

Michael W. Smith

Lancaster Bible College | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Michael W. Smith on his Surrounded By A Million Lights Tour with Nathan Tasker on Sat. May 5th at 7pm at Lancaster Bible College. 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701
3 - 4:30pm
$10 - In Advance;
$15 - At the Door;
Children 18 and under are free;

Lancaster Chamber Singers - 40th Anniversary Concert

Lancaster Church of the Brethren | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Join us as the Lancaster Chamber Singers celebrate their 40th anniversary! LCS celebrates anniversary milestones by performing a major work and this year is no exception. This program will feature W. A. Mozart’s most famous choral Mass, Coronation Mass in C Major, and will be accompanied by orchestra and organ. This program will also feature music written by Leonard Bernstein, Eriks Esenvalds, and Dan Forrest. This is sure to be a wonderful concert – please join us!

4 - 7pm

Historic Preservation Trust's Gourmet Gala

Excelsior | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Samplings of Lancaster’s tastiest culinary treasures will be available at the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s 34th annual Gourmet Gala on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The event will be held at the historic Excelsior at 125 East King Street in downtown Lancaster from 4-7 pm, with proceeds benefiting the organization. Many of the county’s top restaurants and wineries will be featured at the gala showcasing samples of their gourmet fare. Tickets are $90 for members and $100 for non-members. A $30 discount is available for anyone under 30 years of age. Tickets are available by calling the Historic Preservation Trust at 717-291-5861 or by visiting their website at

5:30 - 7:30pm

Morr Ladies Night

Morr Indoor Range and Training Center | website | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Morr Range is hosting a Ladies Night at Morr. Come learn, meet new people, enjoy drinks and hors-d'oeuvres, and leave with a free t-shirt.

The event will feature:
An educational session on gun safety
An introduction to Morr Range and the Morr team
Range tours
Free t-shirts
Drinks and hors-d'oeuvres

Come Experience Morr!

Phone: (717) 517-7135

An Evening with David Akers

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

An Evening with David Akers on Friday, May 11th at 7pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall in Manheim. David Akers is an American football placekicker, having played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Detroit Lions. The six-time Pro Bowl Selection has been a member of playoff teams ten times, participated in seven NFC Championship Games, and played in two Super Bowls. He owns the NFL postseason record of nineteen consecutive field goals made and holds nearly every Pro Bowl kicking record. He is currently a free agent and Christian speaker. 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701
7 - 9am
By Donation

Run the Rock – rugged trail run

Black Rock Retreat | website | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

Showers on-site: Clean up after the race in our pool bathhouse before you grab a delicious Buffet Breakfast (additional cost).
Timing: Pretzel City Sports times over 500 races per year and will be bringing their expertise to making your race-day experience as awesome as possible.
5k: 7:00AM start – Runners who are looking for an above-average challenge will find the grounds of Black Rock Retreat to be surprisingly rugged. The 5k loop will cover the over 100 acres of Black Rock Retreat property including a steep incline from the Octoraro creek. Total run has over 600 ft of elevation change.
10k: 7:15AM start – This event is not for the amateur runner. Course is single track and on naturally rugged terrain with creek crossings, steep climbs, and numerous rocky descents. No manufactured obstacles. Be alert for multiple rocks and roots. Registration limited to 100 runners.
Kids: A Lollipop Loop for kids 1st – 5th grade (must be accompanied by an adult) will occur on the ballfield at 7

Phone: 717-529-3232
4 - 10pm

The Lantern Fest

York Expo Center | York, false 17404 event website

Before sundown, friends and families enjoy food, live music, a stage show, princesses, face painting, s'mores, balloon artists, and more. Then, when the time is just right... We will light the night sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

7 - 10pm

Mitch McVicker Concert

Emmaus Road Cafe | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Mitch McVicker concert on Sat. May 12th at 7pm at Emmaus Road Cafe in Lancaster. Emmaus Road Cafe features live music by local artists every Saturday night. Enjoy Lonely Monk coffee, free WiFi, and other goodies while you listen to the music. The cafe provides an intimate musical experience that cannot be found in other, larger venues. There is no admission or cover charge so please come prepared to leave a generous tip for the artist. The music starts at 7:30 and usually runs to about 9:30. 717-478-3672

Phone: 717-478-3672
9am - 7pm
MOTHERS FLY FREE - Must be a group of at least 2 paying customers for promo to apply.


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

Mothers zipline for free on Mothers day (May 13th 2018) at Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center!
Treat your mom to a free zipline tour with the whole family and she will also receive a special gift to thank you for all they do!

Book Her An Adventure Today.

Must Call To Book!

Learn more about Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center here at
Offers can not be combined with any other offer, including combo discounts. Offers apply to groups of 1-8 unless otherwise specified. Must be a group of at least 2 paying customers for promo to apply.

Phone: (717) 738-1490

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