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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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Georgia Your Sister Is Dead

Thursday, August, 2020

Return with us to 8:30am, July 3rd, 1863. Jennie Wade has just been killed. Her mother, who witnessed the death hasn’t had time to comprehend the tragedy. As a ghost she continues to piece together...

777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156
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Aug06

Gettysburg Rocks

Friday, August, 2020

Gettysburg Rocks is a bi-annual music festival, held in February and August. The festival features over 130 live bands across multiple venues in the Gettysburg area. The event benefits Four Diamonds, ...

Various Locations
Various locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2200
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Aug07

Bounty of the County

Friday, August, 2020

Celebrate the bounty of harvest from orchards around Adams County with the annual Bounty of the County foodie event. Chefs at restaurants around Adams County have crafted special menus that ...

Gettysburg and Biglerville Restaurants
Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-677-7444
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Aug07

Pour Tour Shuttle–Wine Friday

Friday, August, 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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Aug07

World War II

Saturday, August, 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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Aug08

30th Annual Peach Festival at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, August, 2020

Our annual Peach Fest weekend is always full of great family activities and awesome food. And, of course peaches, peaches and MORE PEACHES! We hope you will plan to join us for Peach Fest 2020! Highl...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Aug08

Exploring Fun Printmaking Techniques – ages 12-16

Monday, August, 2020

Transfer your favorite images and patterns to a variety of surfaces as you explore the art of printmaking, including gel plate printing and Pennsylvania’s unique clay monoprints, where prints are ma...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Painting with Watercolor – ages 12-16

Monday, August, 2020

Create a landscape, seascape and still life with watercolor while learning wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn how to splatter and texturize with brushwork to create realistic effects. Instruc...

Online Zoom Class
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717-334-5006
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Aug10

Fun Behind the Lens Photo Camp – ages 12-16

Monday, August, 2020

Say cheese! Learn how to take great photos, experiment with composition and expand your camera’s boundaries by using still subjects and class members as models. Camera in hand, you will take a walki...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Fun with Baking – ages 10-12

Monday, August, 2020

Discover how fun it is to bake from scratch. Learn to measure, read recipes, and mix and create yummy, healthy treats, such as soft pretzels, brownies, sweet and savory tarts, and more. Yum! Limited a...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Fun with Baking – ages 10-12

Monday, August, 2020

Discover how fun it is to bake from scratch. Learn to measure, read recipes, and mix and create yummy, healthy treats, such as soft pretzels, brownies, sweet and savory tarts, and more. Yum! Instruc...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Exploring Fun Printmaking Technique – ages 10-12

Monday, August, 2020

Transfer your favorite images and patterns to a variety of surfaces as you explore the art of printmaking, including gel plate printing and Pennsylvania’s unique clay monoprints, where prints are ma...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Aug10

Throw a Pot for Advanced – ages 11 and up

Monday, August, 2020

This camp is for campers with wheel throwing experience.  You will work on more involved wheel throwing projects to include hand building techniques to incorporate into your thrown pieces. Instructo...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Painting with Watercolor – ages 12-16

Monday, August, 2020

Create a landscape, seascape and still life with watercolor while learning wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn how to splatter and texturize with brushwork to create realistic effects. Instruc...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug10

Painting with Watercolor – ages 12-16

Monday, August, 2020

Create a landscape, seascape and still life with watercolor while learning wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn how to splatter and texturize with brushwork to create realistic effects. Instruc...

On Line -Zoom CLass
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7173345006
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Aug10

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

Thursday, August, 2020

Internationally acclaimed bluegrass festival in Gettysburg! Four days of music on two stages, informative workshops, All-Star jam, Bluegrass Academy for kids, food, merchandise and arts and crafts ve...

Granite Hill Camping Resort
3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-642-8749
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Aug13

We Will Rock You

Friday, August, 2020

An incredible jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of t...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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Aug14

POSTPONED – Rich Little

Friday, August, 2020

*This event has been postponed to Friday, August 14th. Rich Little is a master mimic of more than 200 voices, and a show business legend who has appeared on TV variety shows hosted by Johnny Carson, E...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Aug14

Pour Tour Shuttle–Mystery Tour Sunday

Sunday, August, 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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Aug16

Fights For the Flag at Gettysburg

Tuesday, August, 2020

Historic Gettysburg -Adams County Educational Speaker Series: It was a great honor to carry your flag for your regiment. Join licensed Battlefield Guide, Deb Novatny, as she shares many interesting st...

G.A.R. Hall
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, Pa 17325
717-334-8312
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