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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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Express Yourself – Creative Writing for Teens – ages 13 and up

Friday, August, 2020

Learn to be a creative writer and thinker by using informal, playful and expressive writing exercises as a way to strengthen your ability to creatively reduce inner turmoil and increase calmness. Disc...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug07

One Hundred Nights of Taps

Friday, August, 2020

Join us in honoring those who have served our nation with the famous 24-note call and taps ceremony. Buglers from more than 17 states across the nation will be sounding “Taps” for the cere...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
1648 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Aug07

POSTPONED – Free Dobbin House Tours

Friday, August, 2020

*These tours have been suspended until further notice. Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentat...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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Aug07

Next Step Guitar – ages 12 & up

Friday, August, 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 ...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug07

CANCELED – Bounty of the County

Friday, August, 2020

*The 2020 event has been canceled. 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 ...

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

Explore an Art Museum – ages 7-9

Friday, August, 2020

Create 2D and 3D works of art inspired by the masters! Students will create a paper mâché Egyptian mug, produce pre-historic cave art, explore the color and brush work of Van Gogh, venture into abst...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug07

Super Hero – ages 6-8

Friday, August, 2020

Superman says, “There’s a super hero in all of us!” Use your super powers to re-create your favorite super-hero or to come up with a brand new one! Write a story; design and make your own hero o...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug07

Explore an Art Museum – ages 7-9

Friday, August, 2020

Create 2D & 3D works of art inspired by the masters! Students will create a paper mâché Egyptian mug, produce pre-historic cave art, explore the color and brush work of Van Gogh, venture into ab...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug07

Express Yourself! Creative Writing for Teens – ages 13 and up

Friday, August, 2020

Learn to be a creative writer and thinker by using informal, playful and expressive writing exercises as a way to strengthen your ability to creatively reduce inner turmoil and increase calmness. Disc...

Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Aug07

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

Keith Kallian & Cousin Billy live at PloughTap

Friday, August, 2020

Join us for some refreshing cider and cool tunes! Currently offering outside seating and to-go sales. Ciders grown and made in Adams County plus a selection of craft beer, fine wines, and artisan sp...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Aug07

Aspiring Master Chefs in the Kitchen – ages 13-17

Friday, August, 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”...

Online Zoom CLass
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717-334-5006
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Aug07

Ghost Stories Around the Bonfire

Friday, August, 2020

Enjoy local Gettysburg ghost lore and site-specific stories about paranormal experiences around the fire at Battlefield B&B. When weather requires, performances will be moved inside to the 1809 Fa...

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
917-449-9199
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Aug07

Historic Downtown Food Tour

Friday, August, 2020

Our Tours are back up and running beginning 4th of July weekend! Please visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources page before you visit. Reserve your spot on our next Historic Downtown Food Tour ...

Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-688-9584
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Aug07

First Friday – Gettysburg Style!

Friday, August, 2020

Come to Gettysburg the First Friday of every month for special events, discounts and more! Be sure to look for the First Friday flags that signify participating businesses. Visit us online for deta...

Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Aug07

Tavern Walking Tour

Friday, August, 2020

Balloon rides, murder, tanks, medal of honor… some of Gettysburg’s colorful and unusual history happened in taverns. Stroll with a Gettysburg Licensed Town Guide to the sites of some of Gettys...

Courtyard behind Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Aug07

POSTPONED – West Side Story

Friday, August, 2020

*This production has been postponed to 2021. Theatre a Go-Go presents West Side Story inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, and...

Totem Pole Playhouse
PO Box 603, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222-0603
717-352-2164
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Aug07

Peach Weekend

Friday, August, 2020

Stop in for our Juicy Peach Wine or get a Peach Mango Wine Slushy to-go all weekend long! We nourish our vines through the spring and summer so we can produce robust flavors. At the time of harvest, t...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
717-549-2513
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Aug07

CANCELED – Underground Railroad Tours: McAllister’s Mill

Saturday, August, 2020

*These tours have been canceled for the 2020 season. Walk in the footsteps of history! See the places where freedom seekers sought refuge from slavery in the years before the Civil War. Join us for a ...

McAllister's Mill
1360 Baltimore Pike and McAllister Mill Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-659-8827
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Aug08

Neil & Shannon

Saturday, August, 2020

Neil & Shannon were the first group we booked at PloughTap over one year ago and they happened to be one of the first on the schedule when we reopened. So, if you haven’t figured it out yet...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Aug08

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