Lancaster County Event Calendar
Things to do in Lancaster County


Ragtime The Musical

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

APRIL 25 – MAY 11
Based on the famous 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime is an epic musical about America entering a new century. With its glorious score, Ragtime encapsulates the dream and the reality of an America still striving to define itself, seen through three very different perspectives. Mother is living with her typical white upper-class family in New Rochelle. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is an avant-garde musician living with his girlfriend in Harlem. And Tateh is a Jewish immigrant traveling with his daughter from Latvia to Ellis Island to the Lower East Side tenements. Despite their diverse backgrounds, all three will find their lives inextricably tied together by fate and happenstance.

11am - 12pm

Mars Wrigley Confectionery Executive Lecture Series: Andrea Rush, Interim Executive Director, North Museum of Nature & Science

Hoover Center for Business Room 212 at Elizabethtown College | Elizabethtown, false 17022 event website

Mars Wrigley Confectionery partnered with the Elizabethtown College Department of Business to create an Executive Lecture Series geared toward bringing senior level executives from various industries to talk about their businesses and engage the audience in discussions about programs that are offered to customers.


Quentin Jones is LIVE @ Weathered Vineyards Ephrata

Weathered Vineyards Ephrata | website | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

Quentin Jones has an unique style and sound gaining him fame playing rock-n-roll, blues, surf, rockabilly and old time country and western.

Order from our "Wine & Dine" menu from Javateas

If our lot is full, please park at the Ephrata Rec Center.

Phone: 717-271-7274
9am - 4pm

2019 PA Family Travel Fair

Calvary Church Campus | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Feel like you're taking the same, dull family vacations year after year? Is going to the same place starting to get old?

Be adventurous & join us in discovering all the awesome destinations across Pennsylvania! Held at the end of April in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the PA Family Travel Fair is the perfect place to find where to take your next family vacation or weekend retreat...and it may be to somewhere closer than you think! Exhibitors representing destinations and attractions from across Pennsylvania, the PA Family Travel Fair encourages families from PA to think about planning their summer vacations within the Keystone state. Free information, fun children's activities, food truck vendors, raffle drawings for attractions & family getaways and more. FREE admission & parking. See you at the fair!

Kids Activites include a balloon artist, magic shows and Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Show at noon.

This year our food truck vendors include:

Au Sams Trolley Stop

Auntie Anne's Pre

10am - 2pm

Senior Health and Wellness Fair

Quarryville Library | website | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

Senior Health and Wellness resources available...Food available...Door prizes

Phone: 7177861336
11am - 5pm

Kisses & Crafts

Nissley Vineyards | website | Bainbridge, false 17502 event website

Warm, sunny days aren’t the only thing we have to look forward to this spring. Our highly anticipated Kiss line of canned wines will be available in April. These deliciously sweet, bubbly treats are the perfect grab-and-go refreshments for any occasion and will be available in 3 delightful flavors—strawberry, peach, and blueberry. Help us celebrate the release of our Kiss cans on Saturday, April 27th as you shop from a collection of local craft vendors you can’t find at any retail store.

Admission is FREE! Simply come to enjoy the afternoon among artisans and wine lovers.

Enjoy complimentary samples of strawberry, blueberry, and peach Kiss!

Visit our website for more details and to RSVP.

5 - 8pm

Any Given Thursday

Weathered Vineyards Ephrata | website | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

Enjoy acoustic alternative rock music from the 80's & 90's. Order delicious food from our "Wine & Dine" menu from Javateas.

Overflow parking is available at the Ephrata Rec Center.

Phone: 717-271-7274
12 - 3pm

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 Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 12pm – 3pm. 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-up for auditions below. The public performance and competition for “EPAC’s Got Talent” will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm.

01 - 02:30pm
Prices Vary

Stolen, the Musical – A Light-Hearted WHODUNIT

Bird-in-Hand Stage | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website

A small Pennsylvania community is shaken when the infant son of a prominent Amish farmer is kidnapped. Based on Wanda Brunstetter’s best selling Daughters of Lancaster County series, this brand-new musical is colored with alibis, surprising twists and heartwarming songs. Come and see if you can solve our newest musical mystery – STOLEN!

May 1, 2019 - October 23, 2019
1:00pm & 7:00pm Show Times Tuesdays-Saturdays

Phone: 800-790-4069
5 - 8pm

Suzi Brown Live at Weathered Vineyards Ephrata

Weathered Vineyards Ephrata | website | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

International tour musician Suzi Brown will be performing Folk/Pop music.

Phone: 717-271-7274
5 - 1pm

Silent Sanctuary Retreat (May 2019)

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

We all struggle to stay focused and keep God in the forefront of busy and cluttered lives. Though Black Rock Retreat is not a completely silent venue, the Silent Sanctuary Retreats offer spaces of silence and solitude in the middle of the symphony of life. This retreat provides opportunity to learn how to practice peace and rest in spite of outside melodies.
Held in the lovely and comfortable Maranatha Retreat Center, the Silent Sanctuary Retreat will include extended hours of reflection with optional resources for you to make the most of your time with God such as prayer stations, handouts and music and art areas. Included in the weekend is an optional “Tools for Purposeful Pursuit of Jesus” 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. Also available is a Prayer Labyrinth for all guests to “walk the path”.


Phone: (717) 529-3232
6 - 9pm

Music & Art from the Heart

Lancaster Country Club | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

A&E Hearing Connection presents a very special night of celebration featuring the music of Jonathan Hutcherson from NBC's, The Voice. Jonathan recently joined us on a humanitarian mission trip to Guatemala. During the trip, he helped us create more beautiful "hearing smiles" with his music. We will also be joined by some special friends from Guatemala.

During this event, there will be:

- Music performed by Jonathan Hutcherson

- Testimonials from A&E Hearing Connection's Guatemalan beneficiaries

- Artwork on display that we brought back from our mission trips

- Wine tasting of select wines

Each ticket includes light hors d'oeuvres, and one drink.

Tickets are very limited so order yours today! Proceeds benefit A&E Hearing Connection, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

When you purchase your tickets through the site you will receive a confirmation email. When you arrive at the event you will get your tickets at the front door.

7 - 7pm
student $10, adult $15, reserved $25, at the door $17

Shrek Jr, The Musical

Cavod Academy of the Arts | website | New Holland, false 17557 event website

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

With abundant opportunities for imaginative

Phone: 717-354-3355
8 - 10pm

Spring 2019 Emotion Performance

Elizabethtown College, Leffler Chapel | website | Elizabethtown, false 17022

Emotion, the largest club on campus, presents its end-of-term concert, with jazz, modern, hip-hop, and other dance styles featured. May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.

Phone: 7173611000
8 - 8:30pm

First Friday “Organic Reflections” Concert

First Reformed Church | website | Lancaster, false 17529 event website

On First Friday, May 3, “Organic Reflections”, a free 30 minute concert will feature Larry Hershey on the vintage 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street in downtown Lancaster. The concert begins at 8 PM. The First Friday “Organic Reflections” series is a gift to the Lancaster community from First Reformed Church, a center city congregation of the United Church of Christ. Only 30 minutes in length, the free concerts begin at 8 PM each First Friday for the convenience of those who wish to spend the early evening visiting downtown galleries before the concert. Doors open at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to experience the beauty of the majestic music played on the mighty 1958 vintage analog Allen organ. Invite someone to join you to hear 30 minutes of classical organ music that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit.

Phone: 7173975149
5 - 8pm

Matt Bailey LIVE at Weathered Vineyards Ephrata

Weathered Vineyards Ephrata | website | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

Matt will keep you entertained with his versatility and creative arrangements of his favorites from Classic Rock to Country, and Blues to Jazz, R&B, and more.

Enjoy delicious food from a local favorite Jateas.

Parking is also available at the Ephrata Rec Center if our lot is full. It's a short walk back to our venue.

Phone: 717-271-7274

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