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Lancaster County, PA events calendar

Find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Lancaster County all-year long.

With so much going on in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it's impossible to see all the great local events during your visit. Special events in Lancaster, PA and neighboring towns run year-round, ensuring that you'll always experience unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts when visiting us in Lancaster County.

Our Lancaster County, PA Events Calendar below allows you to select a date range to search for things to do during your visit. You can also enter keywords or filter events by categories or by the part of the county where the event is being held.

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Cultures & Cooking

Come and learn a little about a new culture and taste some delicious food from that culture as well. Each 4th Wednesday of the month features a different culture. For cultu...

Lancaster Public Library
Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT

Discovery Kids: Paleontology

Children ages 6 through high school will explore a variety of science and outdoor topics with Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel. Though membership is not necessary to attend the...

Lancaster County Environmental Center
Lancaster, PA
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22OCT

OperaToberFest

Mad About Mozart - OperaLancaster has become widely regarded for our clever and charming opera revues; this year’s focus is the opera works of Mozart. A perfect intro...

Lancaster Liederkranz
Manheim, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT

CSEC: GEMS

Learn the best practices for the prevention of sexual exploitation. Also explored during the sessions are criminal behaviors and market forces that instigate the supply, de...

Millersville University
Millersville, Pe
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT

Earning and Financing Your Graduate Degree

Learn how to avoid the "seven deadly sins" and major mistakes in the graduate school application process. Participants will learn how to strengthen their admissio...

Millersville University
Millersville, Pe
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT

Conrad Nelson Lecture: Larry Fink

On October 22 at 7:30 p.m., Millersville University will welcome the award-winning photographer Larry Fink as the 2014 Conrad Nelson Lecturer. The event will held in Meyers...

Millersville University
Millersville, Pe
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT

Characters Celebrity Bartending Night

Characters Pub is so very excited to announce that our OCTOBER Celebrity Bartending Night on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 5:00 until 8:00pm, will benefit the annual THANKS...

Character's Pub
Lancaster, PA
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22OCT

Michael Roe, Derri Daugherty & Chris Taylor

The Misery Loves Company Tour with Michael Roe (77s), Derri Daugherty (The Choir) & Chris Taylor (Love Coma) on Wed. Oct. 22nd at Emmaus Road Cafe in Lancaster, Doors a...

Emmaus Road Cafe
Lancaster, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT

Indian Nation

A display of approximately 25 Indian motorcycles will explore the Indian brand from inception to their current re-introduction, what they mean to us, and what they may be a...

AACA Museum
Hershey, PA
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT thru 24OCT

Lend Me a Tenor

One of the most hilarious plays of all time. It's 1934, and Tito Merelli, the world's greatest tenor, has come to Cleveland, to save its failing Grand Opera Company...

Fulton Theatre
Lancaster, PA
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22OCT thru 26OCT

Crazy For You

Who could ask for anything more in a musical extravaganza? This high-energy comedy of mistaken identities, plot twists, fabulous costumes, dances, and Gershwin music is cla...

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Lancaster, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT thru 8NOV

Historic Properties Open for Tours

Make plans now and be among the first to tour the N.C.Wyeth House & Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio and Kuerner Farm this spring. Package tours, which combine visits to two...

Brandywine River Museum of Art
Chadds Ford, PA
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT thru 23NOV

"Half-Stitched" The Musical

Meet the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club as their lives unfold around an Amish quilt. There’s a young woman yearning for stability, a couple at odds in their marria...

Bird-in-Hand Family Restuarant & Stage
Bird-in-Hand, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT thru 29NOV

Covered Bridge Scooter Ride

There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get couped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country Hop onto a one or two per...

Strasburg Scooters
Strasburg, PA
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22OCT thru 30NOV

Weeks, Woodin and Welch

This exhibit, "Weeks, Woodin and Welch: A Romantic View of Pennsylvania" features the work of three Pennsylvania photographers: Eric Weeks, John Woodin and Christ...

Demuth Museum
Lancaster, PA
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22OCT thru 30NOV

Wednesday Evening Sketch Group

Wednesday Evening Artist Open Studio with live nude model. Draw, paint, sketch the live model. Bring your own art supplies. Some easels are provided. We provide chairs and ...

Mulberry Art Studio
Lancaster, PA
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22OCT thru 31DEC

The Story Of The Railroad Dining Car

A FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT ON WHEELS: THE STORY OF THE RAILROAD DINING CAR: Saturday, April 26 through Wednesday, December 31. For many years, the most memorable part of a tr...

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Strasburg, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT thru 31DEC

Moses

The parting of the Red Sea ... the Burning Bush ... the Plagues ... the Ten Commandments ... finally ... the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on th...

Sight & Sound Theatre
Strasburg, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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22OCT thru 18APR

Film Discussion Group

The Film Discussion Group is a movie enthusiasts group that meets one evening every month to watch and discuss a film. The group talks about movie plots and characters and ...

Lancaster Public Library
Lancaster, PA
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23OCT

Plumb with Rhett Walker Band

Turkey Hill Dairy's All Natural Ice Cream Presents The Stories of Hope Tour on Oct. 23rd at 6:30PM. Fresh from an incredible spring that included appearances on Winter ...

The Junction Center Tent
Manheim, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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23OCT

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