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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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Next Step Ballerina – ages 6-8

Monday, June, 2020

This is for the school-aged dancer who has twirled in a tiara, practiced ballet with a bear and wants to keep learning and dancing. Campers will explore ballet and tumbling techniques and exercises. I...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun29

Paint like Monet with Fabrics and Fibers – ages 13 and up

Monday, June, 2020

Discover the colorful and creative possibilities of working in fiber art. You will create your own impressionist wall hangings and wearable art while exploring techniques used with silk work and felti...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun29

Next Step Guitar – 12 & up

Monday, June, 2020

You’ll be amazed how many songs you can play with just a few chord combinations! This camp is for students with some guitar experience who want to develop their skills using the CAGED system. Learn ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jun29

Ghost Stories Around the Bonfire

Friday, July, 2020

Enjoy local Gettysburg ghost lore and site-specific stories about paranormal experiences here at Battlefield B&B while roasting marshmallows around the campfire. When weather requires, performance...

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
917-449-9199
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Jul03

Confederates Take the Shriver House

Saturday, July, 2020

The Shriver House Museum will reenact 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 p...

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

4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks

Saturday, July, 2020

Celebrate the 4th of July in Gettysburg with The Willys, a patriotic pops concert and fireworks show.   Gettysburg College and its community partners are pleased to again present the 4th of ...

Memorial Field, Gettysburg College
Constitution Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6274
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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

2020 Battle of Gettysburg

Saturday, July, 2020

Don't miss the 157th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg with battle reenactments, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, living history, tours of the restored house and barn, and more! On truly hallo...

The Daniel Lady Farm
888 Hanover Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
240-469-8642
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Jul04

Aspiring Master Chefs in the Kitchen – ages 13-17

Monday, July, 2020

If you know your way around a kitchen and want to explore techniques in creating sauces, dressings, dips, spreads and soups, this camp is for you. By the end of the week, you will be able to “wow”...

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

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

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

Gettysburg Bike Week

Thursday, July, 2020

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 more! Thursday gates open at 2pm. Entertainme...

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

Beehive, The 60’s Musical

Friday, July, 2020

Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Prea...

Totem Pole Playhouse
PO Box 603, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222-0603
717-352-2164
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Jul10

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 o...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Jul11

Let’s “Throw” Clay! – ages 11 and up

Monday, July, 2020

Learn unique partner techniques to work with clay on a potter’s wheel solo and with a friend! You will explore techniques like throwing and centering a ball of clay, pulling and thinning clay walls,...

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

Farm Fresh Cooking Camp – ages 9-12

Monday, July, 2020

Build essential skills and confidence in the kitchen! If you love time in the kitchen and want to take your skills to the next level, this camp is for you. Chef Subarna will teach campers to braise, p...

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