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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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Special Appearance, Adam Shefts, the Victorian Historian

Saturday, July, 2020

Adam Shefts, The Victorian Historian will be joining the Jennie Wade House History Tour for an added bonus. Presenting information on Victorian customs, facts, etc. Advanced reservations recommended d...

548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4100
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Jul11

“My Favorite Things” Drawing and Painting – ages 7-10

Monday, July, 2020

Bring your favorite toys or special objects from home as subjects for still life drawings and geometric solids, using pencil and water-based paints. ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul13

Zentangle and Optical Illusions Camp – ages 9-11

Monday, July, 2020

In this camp students will explore the meditative nature of doodling through Zentangle art created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle calms the mind, helps reduce stress and improves focus. S...

Online Zoom Class
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717-334-5006
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Jul13

Painting & Drawing in the Great Outdoors – ages 9-12

Monday, July, 2020

Pack your bag, we are going on an adventure!  This is your opportunity to take a historical walking trip each day to paint and draw the landscapes, architecture and people you see. You will be workin...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul13

Fashion Design & Drawing – ages 11-14

Monday, July, 2020

Hey, fashionistas, define your fashion style by creating a costume out of instructor’s selection of fabric and found materials to strut the runway for an end-of-camp week party. Learn about the hist...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul13

Civil War Encampment & Living History

Saturday, July, 2020

Two days of special events commemorate Civil War history at the actual encampment sites of J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry and Sykes’ Union V Corps.  Cavalry, Infantry and Artillery drills, living histor...

Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland Union Mills Homestead
410-848-2288
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Jul18

Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival

Saturday, July, 2020

*The 2020 Base Ball Festival has been cancelled. Vintage baseball teams from around the country will gather in Gettysburg to compete in a different kind of baseball tournament. The games will be playe...

Schroeder Farm
965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
410-967-7482
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Jul18

Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market

Saturday, July, 2020

Join us for the best monthly Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market in the area! Conveniently located behind Gap Factory at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg. Enjoy a day of treasure hunting, f...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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Jul18

Seitzland Special No 17

Saturday, July, 2020

Enjoy a scenic, open-air ride (weather permitting) through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. Ride along to at the only place in the worl...

Northern Central Railway
2 West Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Jul18

POSTPONED – DSP Shows presents Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Sunday, July, 2020

*This event has been postponed. Date TBD. Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define hi...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Jul19

Pour Tour Shuttle–Wine Sunday

Sunday, July, 2020

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We have selected a combination of Wineries, Breweries, Cideries and Distilleries from the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Ad...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Jul19

Kids Table: Fun with Food Camp – ages 8-10

Monday, July, 2020

Develop your inner chef and confidence in the kitchen as you learn to prepare fresh food and veggies and put a new spin on your favorite dishes. Learn to measure and read recipes for new dishes, too. ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Under the Sea – ages 5-7

Monday, July, 2020

“Each little clam here, know how to jam here…Each little slug here, cuttin’ a rug here – that’s why it’s better down where it’s wetter, under the sea!” Explore the sea’s colorful cre...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Sewing is Fun – ages 10-12

Monday, July, 2020

Join this beginner’s class where students learn to use the sewing machine and practice basic hand stitches. Projects include a computer sleeve, pillow and tote bag. Sewing machines and fabrics are p...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Sewing for Your Room – ages 12 and up

Monday, July, 2020

This camp is for students with some sewing experience. Campers will focus on stitching and increasing their skill level with projects like a quilt square pillow, pillowcase, shoe bag, laundry bag and ...

125 S Washington St. Gettysburg, PA
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul20

Sweet Treat Baking Around the World – ages 7-10

Monday, July, 2020

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats from all over the world! We’ll explore places like Turkey, Greece, Spain and Egypt with our taste buds, making treats like Turkish delight, baklava, flan...

125 S Washington St. Gettysburg, PA
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7173345006
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Jul20

CliftonStrengths Workshop

Thursday, July, 2020

Knowing precisely what makes each of us uniquely human is a strength, and not knowing what makes us uniquely human presents each of us with a tremendous opportunity. Now, and perhaps more than ever, w...

In studio or online
48 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-420-5877
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Jul23

Kids’ Night

Friday, July, 2020

Kids’ Night returns for a second year here at the farm! Admission for kids 2 and older are $5 each which includes: games, crafts, wagon rides, small ice cream and themed activities. Parents are admi...

545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Jul24

Hanover Dutch Festival

Saturday, July, 2020

Delicious foods, handmade crafts, classic cars, and great music – combined, these traditions have drawn thousands of people to downtown Hanover for three decades for the Hanover Dutch Festival...

Downtown Hanover
Center Square, Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6130
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Jul25

Bands at Gettysburg

Saturday, July, 2020

Come out to Gettysburg for this live music event to help raise money for Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center. This charity helps children who have been sexually or physically abused. Nine ba...

Allstar Family Fun & Events Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Jul25

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