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Find Gettysburg special events and one-of-a-kind things to do that are going on all-year long

Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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CANCELED – Underground Railroad Tours: McAllister’s Mill

Saturday, July, 2020

*These tours have been canceled for the 2020 season. Walk in the footsteps of history! See the places where freedom seekers sought refuge from slavery in the years before the Civil War. Join us for a ...

McAllister's Mill
1360 Baltimore Pike and McAllister Mill Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-659-8827
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Jul04

Sunset Guided Double Decker Bus Tour

Saturday, July, 2020

Gettysburg National Military Park Licensed Guide will do the presentation on Double Decker Bus (weather permitting). Tour is two hours in length and covers all three days that took place in Gettysburg...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Jul04

Haunted Bus Tour

Saturday, July, 2020

To add to this adventure and give our guests what they want in a tour we are adding an unexpected twist and scare to the traditional “bus tour”. On this 1 hour 45 minute journey you will still dep...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Jul04

Mystery Tour/Untold Tales Walking Tour

Saturday, July, 2020

Meet a Licensed Town Guide for a Mystery Walking Tour of Untold Tales. You might hear about a murder in Gettysburg that has never been solved! You will hear tales of secret meetings and strange circum...

Courtyard behind Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Jul04

4th of July Community Fireworks

Saturday, July, 2020

Celebrate Independence Day with historic Gettysburg! Destination Gettysburg and Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority (GARA) have partnered to host this year’s community fireworks. This year’s ...

Gettysburg Recreation Park
545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6274
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Jul04

Confederates Take the Shriver House

Saturday, July, 2020

The Shriver House Museum presents the Battle of Gettysburg from a very different perspective – through the eyes of one family who was caught up in one of the deadliest battles ever to take place...

The Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2800
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Jul04

Christmas in July – Live Dinner Theater Event “Past, Present & Future”

Saturday, July, 2020

Come celebrate the magic of Christmas all year! Sharon will be discussing the many miracles that surround our lives every day and choose guests from the audience to participate and receive a past, pre...

Sky Breakfast Room
301 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
833-SPIRIT3
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Jul04

2020 Farmers Market Season

Sunday, July, 2020

The Adams County Farmers Market is a vibrant direct-to-consumer market where local farmers, growers and other businesses sell a variety of great fruits, vegetables, farm products and other delicious t...

108 North Stratton Street
108 N. Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul05

Gettysburg Ministerium Amphitheater Services

Sunday, July, 2020

Join together in worship during the Summer Worship Series at the Battlefield Ampitheater on Confederate Avenue. The service is interdenominational and conducted by a different pastor/church each week ...

Battlefield Amphitheater
W Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul05

The Eye of the Storm Walking Tour

Sunday, July, 2020

Located at the Southern edge of Gettysburg, and caught in the midst of the violent sharpshooter action on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863, the Farnsworth House was truly in the eye of the storm. Join us as we ...

Farnsworth House Inn
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838
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Jul05

Let’s Make Music – ages 4-5

Monday, July, 2020

Learn and sing new songs, dance, explore instruments and play musical games! Activities introduce musical concepts like beat, rhythm, pitch, melody and dynamics. There will be a mini performance at th...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul06

President Abraham Lincoln’s Visit Evening Walking Tour

Monday, July, 2020

Experience President Lincoln’s 25 hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. Learn about the planning of the Soldiers National Cemetery and the Dedication Ceremony. H...

Courtyard behind Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Jul06

The Power of Pastels – ages 8-10

Monday, July, 2020

Pastels are simple, beautiful, versatile and easy to work with for creative expression. Explore both oil and chalk pastels and techniques on varied subject matter each day. Instructor: Linnia Johnson ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul06

Learn to Enamel – ages 13 and up

Monday, July, 2020

Spend a week learning to melt and fuse powdered glass onto metal with a special firing process using an enameling kiln. Vitreous enameling is an age-old process that uses techniques like sifting, sten...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul06

Hickory Bridge Farm’s Princess Tea with “Belle”

Tuesday, July, 2020

Come out to Hickory Bridge Farm for a Meet and Greet with Disney's Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Lunch will be served at 11:30am or Noon. Tickets cost $20 per guest. Reservations are required. ...

Hickory Bridge Farm
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-642-5261
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Jul07

Elsie Singmaster: A Gettysburg Voice

Tuesday, July, 2020

Elsie Singmaster, both an Adams County citizen and a nationally acclaimed author, said she based her fictional writings on real people. She wrote books and stories about Gettysburg’s citizens, s...

Valentine Hall
61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4723
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Jul07

Read, Learn, Grow

Wednesday, July, 2020

2020 returns with exciting new topics as well as several favorites from the past. Tentative topic schedule will be released April 1st! Check our website for more information. Mark your calendars for e...

545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Jul08

Pella Corporation Gettysburg Virtual Career Fair

Wednesday, July, 2020

Join our online hiring event. This is a virtual recruiting event–attend from anywhere Access the event using your mobile phone, computer or tablet Recruiters will be live and scheduling intervi...

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Jul08

CANCELED – Gettysburg Bike Week

Thursday, July, 2020

*Gettysburg Bike Week 2020 has been canceled. Gear up for Bike Week 2020! Join more than 30,000 motorcyclists in a bike show, field events, tattoo contests, daily poker runs, live music, fireworks and...

Allstar Events Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul09

65th Anniversary Blueberry Festival at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, July, 2020

Mark your 2020 calendars for our 65th Anniversary weekend! We’ll be featuring fresh blueberries and samples galore, delicious homemade blueberry baked goods, blueberry ice cream, special deals on pr...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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