Author Archives: Maria Shea

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

The museum is marking the anniversary of NASA’s historic mission with moon-themed activities, planetarium shows and more with the largest celebration on Saturday. Guest speakers that day will include NASA Solar System Ambassador Axel Diaz, who will share the inner workings of the Saturn V rocket, and space flight historian Dr. David Fisher of Lycoming College, who will give a ...

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Lancaster City Indie Retail Week

More than 80 shops, galleries and food vendors are offering special deals and promotions in celebration of the city’s retail community during National Independent Retailer Month. This first-ever event is sponsored by the Lancaster City Alliance, Downtown Investment District and other partners. For details, click here.  

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Lancaster Pride

A celebration of the progress the local LGBTQIA+ community has made toward achieving acceptance and equality, the festival will feature new and returning vendors and food trucks, a beer garden, children’s play area, backyard games and entertainment including poet Andrea Gibson, live music and drag performers. The family-friendly, dog-friendly event runs 12-6 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Adams County Irish Festival

The area’s Irish heritage is on full display with all-day Irish music and dance, food, vendors, exhibits and children’s activities. Regional and internationally-known bands will include headliners the Gothard Sisters and Barleyjuice along with Irishtown Road, Irish Blessing and Darby Beat. The fest will be 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., rain or shine, and benefits local Ancient Order of Hibernians hunger relief ...

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Straws & Stripes Music Festival

National recording artists 3 Doors Down will headline the music fest, which will also feature Tonic, Ben Gallaher and Gentleman’s East. Look for your favorite food trucks and strawberry-focused beverage releases. The event runs 12-9 p.m. for ages 21 and up and benefits a local chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Bring blankets and chairs. For details, click here. ...

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Home Sweet Home Exhibit

Artist Carrie Breschi explores the real face of homelessness and community misconceptions surrounding those who struggle to find shelter in this poignant and educational installation. Also on show is the arts center’s 2019 Member’s Exhibit. Both shows run through Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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3rd in the Burg

Third Friday highlights this month include Moon Madness at the State Museum with free showings of “Apollo 11: Man’s First Step Onto The Moon”; Summer Happy Hour Series at the LGBT Center of Central PA; Food Friday on the patio at Midstate Distillery; and Full Moon Folklore at the McCormick Riverfront Library. Enjoy dining, entertainment, art and shopping in downtown ...

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5th Annual Summer Shopping Fair

This family-friendly, pet-friendly shopping fair will include more than 100 local businesses, crafters, vendors, pet products and services and food to benefit the Furever Home Adoption Center and Pet Pantry of Lancaster County. The fair runs 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and also features raffles and giveaways. Admission is free. Donations of pet food and supplies will be accepted for both rescue ...

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Pop-Up Beer Garden

Wyndridge Farm Brewing will host outdoor entertainment including live music, corn hole and food trucks and will be serving up craft beer and cider every weekend through Sept. 29 at the small farm near Lititz. Hours are 12-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Bring chairs and blankets. For information, click here.  

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Dauphin County BrewFest

Enjoy samples of more than 50 craft brews and gourmet foods from area restaurants along with music from Shrimp Ryan’s Jig Band, Corinna Joy and Cold Spring Union. Festivities run 3-7 p.m. for ages 21 and up, rain or shine. Get tickets in advance online. For details, click here.  

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Wine by the Vine

Enjoy music from Adam Blessing and food by Blazing Swine BBQ on the 80-foot deck overlooking the beautiful vineyard. The summer music series runs Fridays through September. Wine by the Vine is 6-8:30 p.m., rain or shine. Get tickets at the door. For details, click here.  

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Hops and Clocks

The museum’s 12th annual beer-tasting event includes samples of local brews and the area’s food scene, live music with Fire in the Glen and emcee Diane Grey, morning DJ from 96.1 FM. The event is 6-9 p.m. for ages 21 and up. Get tickets in advance online. For details, click here.  

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Stu Huggens & the Black Hats

The five-piece Americana band will play classic country, roots and bluegrass for this Music at the River concert. Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic to the park. The event is 3-5 p.m. For details, click here.  

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3rd Annual Camp Tröegs

This summer camp for adults includes climbing and zip lines, human foosball, dodgeball, kayaking and canoeing, paintball target shooting, arts and crafts and more adventure, plus a dinner buffet with Tröegs beers. The camp runs 12:30-7 p.m. for ages 21 and up. Register in advance online. For details, click here.  

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Central PA Jazz Festival

The four-day celebration features multiple concerts, a Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat cruise, jam sessions, a workshop and picnic, with more than 100 musicians. A Jazz Party featuring the River City Big Band with special guests Ali Ryerson and Marko Marcinko will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Greystone Brew House in Carroll Township. For details, click here.  

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