Author Archives: Maria Shea

Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams for a look at some of the wetland plants thriving in the summer heat, such as American lotus, rose mallow, and common ragweed. The free walk is 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. starting at the Olewine Nature Center. For details, click here.  

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Hank Denson

The Atlanta-based comedian has been making a name for himself on the comedy circuit for 12 years, opening for Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Schumer, Caroline Rhea and George Wallace, and is a regular guest host on the NBC daytime show “Atlanta and Company.” The Cap Comedy show is 7:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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3rd Annual Sunflower Fest

Get a wagon ride to the field, explore eight acres of sunflowers and take home a cut flower of your choice. Stay for food trucks, shopping at the farm market, live music, and for ages 21 and up, wine tasting. The festival runs Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 16-18 at the orchard and winery in southern York County. Get timed tickets ...

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Shades of Blue Orchestra

The vocal stylings and harmonies of Tony Liberto and the Liberty Sisters give a fresh approach to the Great American Songbook backed by the Shades of Blue Orchestra. The Summer Sounds concert is 5:30-10 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Bluegrass Festival

Pennsylvania-based quartet Serene Green is influenced by traditional bluegrass in their original songwriting and compositions. Duo Barley & Steele will open. The family-friendly concert is 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs. For details, click here.  

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Carlisle Truck Nationals

This annual event showcases trucks from all eras, including monster trucks, vans and big rigs, plus competitions, exhibitions, a corral, swap meet, live music and more. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.  

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Ford Family Day

A day of free admission includes the Cyclorama painting, “A New Birth of Freedom” film, museum exhibits, ranger-led family activities and hikes, music of the Civil War era, an encampment of living historians, refreshments and an evening campfire with a ranger. Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, activities run 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Visitors Center. For details, click ...

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First Friday Lancaster

August highlights include its first ever Coworking Community Festival, 6 p.m. at The Candy Factory; the REProject Part 2 exhibit of art made from objects polluting the Chesapeake Bay, 6-9 p.m. at the Community Room on King; and guest organist Ken Krause will present “Organic Reflections,”a free concert on the vintage 1958 analog Allen organ, 8 p.m. at First Reformed ...

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Mount Gretna Tour of Homes & Gardens

This self-guided walking tour with trolley transport gives visitors access to gardens and homes in the shady, nostalgic environs of the town, including a log-built home plus another one-of-a-kind home by the lake. The tour runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, and benefits Gretna Music. For details, click here.  

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New Power Generation

Prince’s backing band of many years, the New Power Generation performs a non-stop musical kaleidoscope of the most iconic chart-topping hits from all eras of the legendary artist’s illustrious career. The concert is 7:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Reggae Fest

Julian “Junior” Marvin’s Wailers headline the music festival, which also includes performances by Young Lions, I&I Riddim, Proverb Reggae, New Direction, Passion Reggae and Anthem Reggae. Wine and food will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Hours are 2-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.  

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Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

The 39th season of jousting knights and royal delights opens to the year 1558 as the people of the shire welcome a new queen, the young Elizabeth Tudor. Experience a 35-acre village filled with colorful characters, more than 90 shows, food, ale, cider, wines and shopping. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, from Aug. 3 through ...

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Cultural Fest

The free street festival will celebrate cultural diversity in Dauphin County with national and local recording artists, ethnic foods, craft vendors, a Kid’s Corner and family activities. Hours are 5-10 p.m., rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. For details, click here.  

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Equality Fest

The free festival is a celebration of York’s LGBTQIA+ community featuring music, food trucks, activities and a children’s play space. Entertainment includes Chris Quigley and the Equality Fest Singers, a drag showcase, Crossfire3, Fever and the Thrill and “Shakes-queer In the Park,” interactive performance with Weary Arts Group. Connect with art, retail and community vendors for information and activism. Hours ...

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26th Annual Bucktail Reunion

A dedicated group of Bucktail reenactors will set up an authentic Civil War encampment to remember the regiment of backwoods sharpshooters, named for the bucktails worn on their caps. Living history and family-friendly activites include a Friday evening campfire, with the camp opening at 9 a.m. Saturday for speakers, entertainment and a campfire concert. Sunday includes a morning service and ...

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