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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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The Laramie Project

Friday, May, 2020

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard, age 21, was brutally beaten and left to die on the plains outside Laramie, Wyoming. Because he was gay. Over the next year, Moisés Kaufman and a team of writers and ...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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May29

5th Annual Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May, 2020

Fresh Strawberry Sundaes, Strawberry Pies, Strawberries n’ Shortcake, strawberry activities for the kids…it’s ALL strawberries, all weekend! Also featuring live music. Hope to ...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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May30

Paint Nite: Butterfly Falls

Sunday, May, 2020

No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. If you’re feeling creative, change the c...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-549-2513
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May31

Pour Tour Shuttle–Wine Friday

Friday, June, 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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Jun05

World War II

Saturday, June, 2020

See a different side of Gettysburg, with this look at the people and places that played a part in World War II. You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp. Learn why an intelligence camp was located here, ...

778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Jun06

Putting it All Together: Cooking Camp – ages 5-7

Monday, June, 2020

Learn to prep, read recipes  and “put it all together” as you make delicious, healthy food in a supervised kitchen. Dive into new treats and tried-and-true recipes as you discover how tasty and f...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun08

Creative Weaving – ages 9-12

Monday, June, 2020

Weaving is fun and easy to do! This intro to the art of weaving shows how to use a simple loom and learn basic weaving techniques to create woven treasures. Set up the loom while designing and creatin...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun08

A Transformational Journey from Gettysburg

Monday, June, 2020

Join us for our three-day leadership development experience in which we use the lens of the Civil War to examine modern leadership and business challenges. Our faculty of business thought leaders, bat...

The David Wills House
1264 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9971
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Jun08

Basketry for Kids – ages 9-12

Monday, June, 2020

Use traditional basket making materials, household items and recycled materials to construct unique and colorful baskets. Learn the history of basket making and be inspired by the instructor’s perso...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun08

Read, Learn, Grow

Wednesday, June, 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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Jun10

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Wednesday, June, 2020

The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, made possible by donations from individuals and businesses, highlights the tradition of Brass Band. Performers from the Mid-Atlantic and the area perform at various...

Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary
15 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6274
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Jun10

Barn Art Show and Sale

Thursday, June, 2020

Four days of Barn Art! Artists fill the historic Grand Army of the Republic with a variety of art mediums depicting the beauty of the barn. The sale of artwork will support the work of the Barn Preser...

G.A.R. Hall
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, Pa 17325
717-357-3145
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Jun11

Adventures, Experiments and Other Exploits

Thursday, June, 2020

NOTICE: Hollabaugh’s Adventure Team is recruiting adventure seekers! Qualifications: Between ages 7 and 12; Willing to spend 1.5 hours away from parents; Ready to participate in mad science; Inclin...

545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Jun11

Tuba Open Golf Tournament

Friday, June, 2020

Support the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival at the Tuba Open Golf Tournament held at the beautiful Carroll Valley Golf Course. The format is a Scramble and the cost is $80 for green fees per person or...

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717-253-2244
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Jun12

Kids’ Night

Friday, June, 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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Jun12

Pour Tour Shuttle–Beer Sunday

Sunday, June, 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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Jun14

Arts-a-Palooza Color Crazy – age 7 -10

Monday, June, 2020

Spend a week exploring crazy colors (on a canvas), learning batik, making your own ink, working with watercolor, printing with paper, making a book and more. Learn about modern art using a variety of ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun15

Arts-a-Palooz -ages 11-14


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