10th Annual Summer Lawn Concert Enjoy the summer with some breezy music by the Hanover Lyric Band. Free admission, with refreshments and a pre-concert. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Warehime-Myers Mansion, 305 Baltimore St., Hanover. business.hanoverchamber.com/events/details/10th-annual-summer-lawn-concert-4211.
Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18, 25
Music on the Mountain Summer nights are for fun with friends, live music, and craft beers, so come out and enjoy the featured bands: Heard of Main Street and BlackHand, Two Pints Shy, Secondhand Reggae Band, and Lenina Crowne. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. July 4, 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Liberty Mountain Resort, Base Area, 78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield. destinationgettysburg.com/event/details/12300.
155th Annual Gettysburg Civil War
Re-enactment Observe the anniversary of the largest battle fought on the North American continent — and relive it. Field demonstrations, live mortar fire, living history programs, including ladies’ period dress. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Gettysburg Re-enactment Site, 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. gettysburgreenactment.com.
Big Kids Art Camp Ages 10-13 will have the chance to explore their creative side while experimenting with various art materials and designs. By the end of the week, kids will have completed take-home masterpieces. Nonmembers $160; members $150. 9 a.m.-noon. Hanover Area Arts Guild, 32 Carlisle St, Hanover. facebook.com/events/2063820877166203/?active_tab=about.
Gettysburg Bike Week Shift those gears and enjoy a memorable bike show where over 30,000 motorcyclists strut their engines and hardware. Other features for your entertainment will include field events, tattoo contests, daily poker runs, live music, and fireworks. For times, visit website. All-Star Expo Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg. gettysburgbikeweek.com.
July 14 & 15
63rd Annual Blueberry Festival It’s a blueberry-palooza! Surround yourself with fresh blueberries, homemade blueberry baked goods, and more blueberry treats. Other delicious samples will be offered, as well as fun activities for kids. Noon-5 p.m. Hollabaugh Bros, Inc. Fruit Farm Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. hollabaughbros.com/calendar_events/festivals.
Margaret Moul Motorcycle Charity Ride The York Motorcycle Club is hosting the 22nd Annual Charity Ride for the Margaret Moul Home, which will offer assorted foods, door prizes, games, and a silent auction, along with various vendors displaying clothing, apparel, and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The York Motorcycle Club, 2333 Whiteford Road, York. pa-vendors.com/events/york-county/york-pa-july-margaret-moul-motorcycle-charity-ride.
July Story Slam It’s a Hot Mess, the theme for this month’s story slam, for anyone willing to step up to the mike and recite a true story about themself for the crowd. Tickets will be on sale after the previous month’s event. 7 p.m. Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St., York. yorkstoryslam.com.
Captured but not Forgotten David C. Taylor, award-winning documentary filmmaker, presents “Captured but not Forgotten,” a discussion of Allied prisoners communicating secretly with U.S. intelligence during WWII and American POWs held in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” in Vietnam. This presentation will include clips from his two productions, The Great Escape and The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton. 7:30 p.m. East Berlin VFW Post 8896, 107 Locust St., East Berlin. ebhpspa.org.
Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg In the mood for a bit of Irish tradition? With Irish music, dancing, vendors, assorted food, and drink, revel and rejoice for this all-day Irish celebration. $10 for adults. Free for children 12 & under.10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Moose Park of Gettysburg, 100 Moose Road, Gettysburg. adamscountyirishfestival.org.
Bittersweet Festival It’s Wilson’s second year hosting the Bittersweet Festival, which is held in a 200-year-old rustic barn. Fine arts and crafts, assorted foods, and other retail vendors for public entertainment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn, 590 Dicks Dam Road, New Oxford. facebook.com/events/137185750281843.
July 21 & 22
Gettysburg National 19th-Century Base Ball Festival If you’re a fan of baseball, then you’ll be eager to participate and learn what baseball was like in the 19th century. Following the rules of the 1800s and wearing uniforms in the style of that era, 22 club teams will play 22 games for both days. Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Schroeder Farm, 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg. gettysburgbaseballfestival.com.
Behind the Bash Wedding Show Planning for the most memorable day of your life? For its third year, come find exciting ideas from award-winning vendors for your big day. Huge money giveaways and more, including sampling foods for traditional and trendy settings. Admission $3-$8. 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Historic Shady Lane, LLC, 475 Shady Lane, Manchester. eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-bash-wedding-show-historic-shady-lane-registration-37746537911.
“Lincoln Lite” Dinner Theater Are you interested in a sneak peak of Lincoln’s life? For an evening, enjoy his most entertaining stories and songs, conveyed by family, friends, and associates, while feasting on an appetizing meal in a Victorian parlor dining room. $14.95 plus meal. 8 p.m. Farnsworth House Inn, 401 Baltimore St., Gettysburg. fareharbor.com/farnsworthhouseinn/items/80922.
July 27 & 28
Smoke in the Grove The BBQ competition of the year is here! With over 50 professional competing teams vying for cash prizes and more than 12 local amateur teams competing for bragging rights. Delicious food, entertaining music, and refreshing beer and wine. Spring Grove Community Park, 205 E. Railroad St., Spring Grove. smokeinthegrove.com.
Hanover Dutch Festival. Celebrating the town’s Pennsylvania Dutch heritage for more than three decades, downtown Hanover closes its main street for any and all to come and enjoy assorted foods, handmade crafts, and live entertainment. www.hanoverchamber.com/dutch-festival
Adams County Winery Culinary Fest Want a fine way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Enjoy these fine wines, free music, food vendors and food trucks to cool off from the sizzling heat of the summer. 2 p.m.-5 p.m.Adams County Winery Farm Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna. adamscountywinery.com/event/adams-county-winery-culinary-fest.
Ghost Hunting 101 Interested in ghost hunting? Join those alike to learn about hunting, necessary equipment, and how to protect yourself for when you’re out on your own in the wild. Ages 12 and up. $15.95 plus tax. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Farnsworth House Inn at Camp Tiger, 401 Baltimore St., Gettysburg. destinationgettysburg.com/event/details/12142.
Mary Chapin Carpenter Carpenter’s hit songs like “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” and “Down at the Twist and Shout” have captured hearts for more than three decades. Now Carpenter will take the stage and sing from her latest album, “Sometimes Just the Sky”. $84, $55, $44. 7:30 p.m. Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St, Gettysburg. gettysburgmajestic.org/calendar/event_detail.dot?id=8d89237b-abd2-48e6-be09-e84769a02168.
10th Annual Summer Lawn Concert Enjoy more summer music by the JazzBerries. Free admission, with refreshments and a pre-concert. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Warehime-Myers Mansion, 305 Baltimore St., Hanover. business.hanoverchamber.com/events/details/10th-annual-summer-lawn-concert-4211.
August 4 & 5
Annual Peach Festival A weekend of peaches galore! From delicious homemade peach dishes to peach sample deals, live music, kid’s activities, face painting, and wagon rides, come celebrate how ripe the peaches are this summer. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Hollabaugh Bros, Inc. Fruit Farm Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. hollabaughbros.com/calendar_events/festivals.
Gettysburg Street Food Festival A food competition has come to the streets of Gettysburg. With over 35 talented chefs vying for “The Superb Sammie” trophy, cash prizes, and bragging rights, you’ll get the chance to vote for your favorite dish. “Scrumptious Scavenger Hunt” and various food trucks for attendees. General admission in advanced $10. At event $15. 12 p.m.-8 p.m. All-Star Expo Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg. eventbrite.com/e/2018-gettysburg-street-food-festival-tickets-42430070483.
August 10 & 11
18th Annual Book Blast Bargain-priced books are up for grabs! Genres range from antiques, art, modern fiction to classic literature, cookbooks, biographies and history! Hardbacks $2. Paper backs $1. Proceeds benefit the History Center.Friday:, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. York County Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., York. downtownyorkpa.com/events.
Gettysburg Rocks The biennial music festival is back for its fifth edition. Raising funds for children with cancer and their families, over 150 bands will perform live across multiple venues. Various Locations, Gettysburg. destinationgettysburg.com/event/details/10488.
Farmers’ Market Tour & Cooking Class If you enjoy cooking with fresh produce, join local chefs for a tour through two of Gettysburg’s farmers’ markets, where you will learn how to shop like a chef. Then participate in a class on creating delicious dishes from your markets purchases. $89. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Adams County Arts Council, One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg. savorgettysburgfoodtours.com.
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Bluegrass takes the stage for four days, featuring Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Russell Moore and IIIRD Tyme Out, Blue Highway, The Seldom Scene, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and more. Informative workshops, Bluegrass Academy for kids, assorted foods, vendors, and merchandise. Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. Visit www.gettysburgbluegrass.com
Gettysburg Brew Fest Get your beer on! For 3½ hours, you can sample from more than 150 craft beers and hard ciders, produced by more than 50 of the best breweries in Pennsylvania — and the country. Food vendors and themed music will be on hand. VIP $70. General Admission $45. Designated Driver $20. VIP 3:30 p.m. General Admission & Designated Driver 4:30 p.m. Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. gettysburgbrewfest.com.
Sixth Annual Summer Harvest Dinner A summer evening dinner and show, featuring local organic food served buffet-style. Performance by Charlie Fry. Adults $30. Child $12. 5 p.m. Olyer’s Organic Farms & Market, 400 Pleasant Valley Road, Biglerville. oylersorganicfarms.com/store/class-event-registration-adult-summer-harvest-dinner-saturday-Aug.-18-5pm.
Footsteps: Conversations with Union Soldier John Presley and Confederate Gen. William Roberts Experience both sides of the Civil War as a Union soldier and Confederate officer, portrayed by Eddie Roberts, speak out. The presentation offers Civil War facts, perspective, and humor through the eyes of his ancestors. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. GAR Hall, 53 E. Middle St., Gettysburg. destinationgettysburg.com/event/details/12189.
August Story Slam I’m Your Biggest Fan, and you can be, too! Take the stage for this month’s daring theme and recite your true story for the crowd. Tickets on sale after the previous month’s event. 7 p.m. Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St., York. yorkstoryslam.com.
“Lincoln Lite” Dinner Theater Another chance to take a sneak peak into Lincoln’s life. For an evening, enjoy his most entertaining stories and songs, conveyed by family, friends, and associates, while feasting on an appetizing meal in a Victorian parlor dining room. $14.95 plus meal. 8 p.m. Farnsworth House Inn, 401 Baltimore St., Gettysburg. fareharbor.com/farnsworthhouseinn/items/80922.
August 25 & 26
Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival It’s a fine weekend for fine art. Market Street in York will feature 100 fine-art artists, free entertainment for family and friends, art activities, food, and a jazz concert in the evening. Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Colonial Courthouse, 205 W. Market St., York. yorkcity.org/visitor/annual-york-city-events/yorkfest.