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With festivals, culture, shopping, and seven professional sports franchises, there are always exciting things to do in PA, no matter the season.
There are more than 300 golf venues, five of which appear on Golf Digest’s “Greatest 100” lists, more than 20 auto raceways, six horse racetracks, and numerous local baseball, hockey, and soccer teams.
For festivals, the list is endless. Perhaps the best known is Groundhog Day each February in Punxsutawney, but there are so many others with a large following.
For the horticultural-minded, the Philadelphia Flower Show is held each March. It is the nation’s largest indoor flower show.
Agricultural enthusiasts can visit the Bloomsburg Fair, the state’s largest agricultural fair, held each September. And the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event is the Pennsylvania Farm Show, held each January in Harrisburg.
For shoppers, the Kutztown Festival and America’s Largest Quilt Sale is held each June and July. And the December Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem is rated a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association.
History and military aficionados flock to the Gettysburg National Civil War Battle Reenactment which takes place in July at Gettysburg.
And for a late summer whimsy, there’s the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire which runs from August to November each year in Mannheim.
The International Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous attracts 25,000 people to Ridgway each year in February.
For music lovers, the FirstEnergy Berks Jazz Fest has featured smooth jazz each March for 20 years in Reading. Philadelphia Folk Festival is held each August. It is one of the oldest music festivals in the world and the longest continuously running U.S. festival of its kind.
More than 100,000 motorcyclists arrive for the Thunder in the Valley® Annual Motorcycle Rally each June in Johnstown.
These are just a few of the hundreds of events that are listed across the state each year.
Culture, Sports & Entertainment Blog
Distilleries are Worth a Shot (or cocktail)03/08/2020 - 7:10pm
As the cradle of the first American whiskey, Pennsylvania has a heritage that is both deep and wide when it comes to crafting exceptional spirits. Take a stiff drink of aromatic history combined with assertive forward-looking flavors at some of the state’s best distilleries. Stoll...Read More
Enchanting Main Street - Gettysburg03/08/2020 - 6:53pm
In Gettysburg, best known as the battleground of the bloodiest and most important engagement of the Civil War, history is paramount. The past and all its captivating detail cannot be glossed over in a trip to this city, where at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visito...Read More
Chocolate Covered February in Hershey02/02/2020 - 4:18pm
It’s up for debate whether February is a month for celebrating Love proper or a month for celebrating our collective love for all things chocolate. Either way, this February there’s much of both to celebrate in the city of Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth.
Whether as a romantic escape or a friends’ getaway weekend, you can s...Read More
Celebrate Groundhog Day!01/18/2020 - 1:41pm
Punxsutawney Phil is the world's most famous weather prognosticator and the real weather predicting groundhog. Each year, thousands travel to Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, PA to witness Punxsutawney Phil's projection. If Phil sees his shadow, he predicts six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, spring is just around the corner....Read More
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week01/12/2020 - 2:58pm
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is a regional celebration of food and dining from January 13-19, 2020. Select from over 75 participating restaurants. Visit the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week website for a list of restaurants. and speci...Read More
Experience Culture at the Contemporary Art Museums of Pittsburgh01/07/2020 - 7:19am
When the great outdoors feels inhospitable to humanity, what better time to explore the artistic contributions of humanity in the form of culture. At the world class contemporary art museums in Pittsburgh, you can escape from the dark days of winter into the glow of civilization, luxuriating in the boundless art and creativity of the human imagi...Read More
Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts Perfect for Holiday Travelers12/02/2019 - 10:55am
Perhaps you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition this year. Or perhaps your family’s traditions have you looking for an escape from the holidays. Either way, there’s no better home away from home—replete with luxurious amenities and endless hospitality that won’t come at the cost of your sanity or space—than one of Pennsylvania’s most tre...Read More
Eastern State Penitentiary’s Halloween Attractions10/21/2019 - 1:05am
Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary is a world-famous museum and National Historic Landmark that has kept within its walls notorious criminals such as Al Capone. Its wagon wheel design was revolutionary and its methods of reform through solitary confinement made it a pioneer for its time. Built in 1829, Eastern State was so innovative and...Read More
The PA Farm Show10/20/2019 - 8:50pm
It's time for the PA Farm Show! It's the country's largest indoor agricultural Exhibit and it's happening NOW!
If you're a foodie, all the delectible items are "Made in PA and it makes a difference"! Mushrooms, potatoes, roast beef, pulled pork, milkshakes, and honey ice cream will start your lunch at the Farm Show. Continue your tour...Read More
Holiday Horticulture: The Longwood Christmas Garden10/20/2019 - 8:29pm
"I think that if ever a mortal heard the word of God
it would be in a garden at the cool of the day."
- F. Frankfort Moore
Visit the Brandywine Creek Valley this season for the famous Longwood Garden Christmas display, a festive demonstration of lights, music, and holiday cheer. As one of the premier displays of outdoor an...Read More