Author Archives: Maria Shea

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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“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

In the 2007 film, the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry, Ron and Hermione battle to save Hogwarts, which has fallen under the control of Voldemort’s minions, Cornelius Fudge and Professor Dolores Umbridge. Professor Marcie Rovan will speak on the movie’s theme of grassroots activism at 6:30 p.m., prior to the start of the film, which will be ...

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Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin – the rock band formed in Wilkes-Barre in 1999 – headlines the 105.7 The X Summerfest along with Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante. The concert is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Hanover Dutch Festival

This free street festival celebrates the community’s heritage with more than 300 craft and food vendors, German bands and other entertainment, a classic car show and children’s carnival. The event is 8 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, in Center Square and surrounding streets. For details, click here.  

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Outdoor Fine Art Show

Works from 130 artists in oils, acrylics, watercolors, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and more are featured in this juried show. The event is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. rain or shine. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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