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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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Mixed Media Mashup – ages 12-15

Monday, July, 2020

Express yourself with multimedia drawing and painting! Here’s your opportunity to explore infinite combinations of media and materials like pencil, paint, pen, collage and surface techniques. No two...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, 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

Toddler Tumbling – ages 4-5

Monday, July, 2020

Tiny tumblers learn basic tumbling/gymnastics both on the mat and across the floor. Activities include crafts, exercises, a break for a snack and a mini performance at the end of the camp week showing...

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

“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

Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical

Friday, July, 2020

From Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the creators who brought you Dear Edwina and Dear Edwina JR., comes Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s bes...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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Jul17

Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival

Saturday, July, 2020

Vintage baseball teams from around the country will gather in Gettysburg to compete in a different kind of baseball tournament. The games will be played just as they were in 1863 – following the...

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

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

DSP Shows presents Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Sunday, July, 2020

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 his greatness. The first, predictably, is hi...

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

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

Beginning Stained Glass – ages 13 and up

Monday, July, 2020

Create a simple suncatcher and hanging flat panel in the tradition of Tiffany stained glass. Learn basic techniques of design, cutting down and construction. Tools and supplies are included. Instructo...

Adams County Arts Council
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

Pots for Tots – ages 6-8

Monday, July, 2020

Young potters learn beginning hand-building techniques using stoneware clay. Creativity runs wild as your child hand-builds pots, creatures (real or imagined) and more, using slab, pinch, and coil tec...

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

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

Wizarding Writers: Creating Characters through Writing – ages 9-12

Monday, July, 2020

Let your imagination run wild as you learn to develop characters as incredible and unique as Harry Potter, Matilda and Percy Jackson. Campers will practice writing, sketching, storyboarding and other ...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Japanese Teapot Set – ages 12 and up

Monday, July, 2020

Create a Japanese-inspired teapot and set of cups and start your own tea drinking tradition. Design and sketch out your teapot, and then create and embellish your collection for a unique and fabulou...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Tutus & Tiaras – ages 4-5

Monday, July, 2020

Learn creative movement combinations and ballet steps, while dressed as your favorite Disney Princess! Crafts, learning activities and a snack break are provided each day, with a mini performance at t...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

Sweet Treat Baking Around the World – ages 11-14

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...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Jul27

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