Friday, February 15 – Monday, February 18
Lititz Fire & Ice will return for its 14th year! Head to downtown Lititz and enjoy ice carving, live music, the annual chili cook-off and other family-fun events. Tour the streets and Lititz Springs Park to see these amazing ice sculptures. Visit the Downtown Lititz Facebook page for details and schedule of events.
Saturday, 1/19, 2/16, 3/23, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/13, 8/17, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14 at 7:30pm
By the light of the moon, enjoy meeting various wolf packs with the help of a tour guide. Bring a flashlight, chair, maybe some hot dogs and marshmallows to enjoy by the roaring bonfire and just relax. Must be 16 and older. Held once a month on the closest Saturday to the full moon. It’s as educational as it is fun! The Wolf Sanctuary of PA, 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz.
Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24
Celebrating the roots of great American music, this 3-day, 9 venue, 60+ artist festival features artists from around the USA and beyond. This festival is for the music fanatic as well as the casual infrequent concert goer and offers plenty to see, hear and do. All venues within a few blocks of each other in downtown Lancaster.
Wednesday, March 27 – Friday, March 29, 9am – 5pm and Saturday, March 30 9am – 4pm
Four days of quilts and fun as quilters from across the US and around the world converge on Lancaster. Enjoy a huge merchant mall featuring the very latest in quilt making supplies, antique and new quilts, classes and quiltrelated gifts. The perfect setting to ignite your quilt making passion! Held at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster.
Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28
The unique combination of a conference for artists, music industry professionals and fans to meet, network and further their career with a festival showcasing over 200 artists representing a variety of musical styles – including rock, folk, pop, punk, country and funk. You’ll discover music’s next big thing at this electric weekend. All performances are within a three block radius in downtown Lancaster.
Saturday, May 18 10am – 6pm
Bring your appetite to the world’s largest chicken barbeque, certified by the Guinness Book of Records. Serving up more than 24,000 complete chicken dinners, the Sertoma Club hosts a great day of food, beverages, live entertainment and family fun in beautiful Long’s Park at 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.
Every Sunday Evening, June 2 – August 25
Grab your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket for the 57th season of Long’s Park Summer Music Series. Sit or dance under the stars every Sunday during the summer and enjoy a great mix of music including jazz, classical, soul, indie, rock, zydeco and reggae. Food trucks add to the mix of what feels like a big backyard party. Shows typically start at 7:30 at 1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.
Thursday, July 4, gates open at noon, rain date July 5
Spend your 4th of July in Lititz Springs Park and it will be your best Independence Day yet! Enjoy live entertainment, a baby parade, games, food, Queen of Candles pageant, over 5,000 illuminated candles complete with a hi-tech fireworks show with synchronized sound. Viewing the fireworks from inside the park is truly an experience!
Saturday, August 10, 8am – 4pm
Referred to as “the big one,” the Lititz Rotary Arts and Crafts Show has grown into one of the top craft shows on the East Coast. It draws over 700 crafters from throughout the US and beyond. Held on the second Saturday in August, the show draws about 50,000 people and winds through East Main Street, Broad Street and Lititz Springs Park.
Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1
Experience one of America’s top 50 fine art shows! For three days, shop and enjoy breathtaking creativity in a beautiful city park transformed into an outdoor gallery, just on the edge of historic downtown Lancaster. This annual event showcases over 200 top artists and craftspeople from across the country. Live music, fine food, wine and craft beer … something for everyone! All proceeds benefit the free Long’s Park Summer Music Series.
Saturday, September 7, 10am – 4pm
Don’t miss the most delicious day in Lancaster County! The festival features more than 100 different whoopie pie flavors, treasure hunts, races, pie launches, yell off, pie eating contest, the largest whoopie pie ever made, pony rides, face painting, prizes and more. Held at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn at 240 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks.
Wednesday, September 24 – Sunday, September 28
The Ephrata Fair, the “largest street fair in Pennsylvania” has been a significant part of local history for over 100 years. Agriculture is the state’s number one industry and this huge event promotes and preserves that agricultural heritage. Enjoy farming exhibits, prize winning animals, tractor events, parades along with games, rides and lots of food! Held along State and Main Streets with exhibits also at Grater Park, Ephrata.
Saturday, October 5, 8am – 4pm
Over 300 vendors offer their wares including antiques, art, crafts along with a ton of great food to enjoy. This popular event is held on the 1.25 mile span of the picturesque Veterans Memorial Bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville. Free parking and shuttle service on either side.