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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
Take a Trip to Pittsburgh's Strip07/28/2017 - 10:13am
Sought out for its incredible eateries, great shops, and rich history, Pittsburgh’s Strip District attracts visitors from all around the world. Also known as Pittsburgh’s Historic Market District, the revitalized and thriving neighborhood, once an industrial hub and factory hotspot, is now home to diverse food options, century-old shops and stor...Read More
Through Fire and Water in Sharon, PA07/11/2017 - 7:59pm
View (as well as touch, taste, and smell) an incredible multisensory performance this summer at the spectacular WaterFire Festival in downtown Sharon, PA. Held on three different dates throughout the summer, the day-long artistic event features artisan vendors, live entertainment by professional musicians and performers, delicious food, and the...Read More
Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL?07/06/2017 - 3:34pm
Its that time of year when we start getting excited for football season. Pennsylvania is home to two major league football teams. The Philadephia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Eagles will take home field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field when they battle the Buffalo Bills...Read More
Pennsylvania Wine Trails07/06/2017 - 8:35pm
Pennsylvania is home to 14 wine trails and more than 200 wineries. Beautiful summertime views, rustic and historic tasting rooms all make the scenic Pennsylvania landscape the premier destination for wine-lovers, vineyard regulars, or those simply seeking an exciting and romantic daytime trip. Before you know it, you’ll be standing on the slope...Read More
How It’s Made: The Factory Tour Capital of the World06/18/2017 - 1:21pm
Find out why Pennsylvania is home to the Factory Tour Capital of the World this summer by visiting the South Central region of York and York County. With three of the biggest snack food companies in the United States, Hershey nearby, and the motorcycle powerhouse Harley-Davidson, historic York is still making it into the history books with more...Read More
Take Me Out to the Ball Game04/22/2017 - 7:21pm
Baseball is one of our favorite pastimes here in Pennsylvania and our ballpark roots are still growing strong. With two Major League teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies, as well as nine Minor League teams, our state has a reputation for having some of the most talented baseball players in the world. PA was also the birthplace...Read More
Touch Base With the Altoona Curve04/12/2017 - 9:20am
Reminiscent of its hometown heritage, the Altoona Curve baseball team was named as homage to the curveball pitch as well as in honor of the nearby historic three track railroad, the Horseshoe Curve. At the base of the rugged landscape we know as the Allegheny Mountains, this National Historic Landmark is considered an engineering marvel of the w...Read More
Lancaster County’s Morning Mud Sales07/28/2017 - 5:10pm
Get your hands dirty this spring; it’s mud sale season in Lancaster County and that means bargain goods, rare quilts, and authentic Amish hand-crafts are all only a bid away. If you haven’t been to these auction events, you’ve been overlooking one of the most exciting and unique traditions of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
From antique woode...Read More
Calling All Car Enthusiasts04/19/2017 - 9:52pm
The Cumberland Valley has become a mecca for auto enthusiasts from all over the world. Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community for over four decades offering car enthusiasts a series of events to find automotive parts, memorabilia and collector vehicles. The annua...Read More
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts04/19/2017 - 10:09pm
Since 1966, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has grown to a five-day celebration of all things art: ceramics, paper, metal, photography, blown glass, painting, and more. Celebrating its 51st year, the Festival of the Arts will be held Thursday, July 13 through Sunday July 16, 2017 on the streets of downtown State Co...Read More