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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

Views and Brews on Western PA Booze Tours

10/01/2023 - 10:47am

While enjoying your favorite alcoholic beverage never goes out of season, the fall is perhaps one of the best times of year to sip and savor. Autumn truly provides the perfect occasion to relish complex drinks, long conversations, and the changing fall leaves. Usher in colder weather with award-winning and belly-warming craft beers and spirits o...

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A Short Drive to Another World!

09/28/2023 - 3:41pm

Are you tired of going to the same place for vacation?  Take a drive and experience the magic of breathtaking scenery and small town charm of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  Located in Tioga County, 52-miles northwest of Williamsport, Wellsboro was incorporated in 1830 and named in honor of Mary Wells, wife of one of the original settlers.

Well...

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Pennsylvania Wine Trails

09/28/2023 - 3:16pm

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...

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Hollywood and Broadway Legends

09/28/2023 - 2:51pm

Over the past 70 years, Hollywood and Broadway legends have played the stage of the Bucks County Playhouse such as Grace Kelly, Angela Lansbury, Walter Matthau, Liza Minnelli and Robert Redford to name a few.  Located in New Hope, PA on the site of a former grist mill along t...

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Long Live the King

09/28/2023 - 2:48pm

The castle gates swing wide open on August 2 at the Mount Hope Estate for the 34th annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair.  It is 13 weekends of mirth and merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights. A cast of hundreds of colorfully-costumed...

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Ligonier Highland Games

09/28/2023 - 10:19am

Follow the skirl of bagpipes for the annual gathering of the Clans. Come and celebrate all things Scottish at the Ligonier Highland Games.  The Ligonier Highland Games takes place on September 26, 2015 at Idlewild Park located on U.S. Route 30 just...

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Cruise the Susquehanna

09/28/2023 - 10:14am

The majestic Susquehanna River flows through three states including Pennsylvania and is one of the oldest existing rivers in the world. At 464 miles long, it is the longest river in the continental United States without commercial boat traffic.  The meaning of the name is unknown, but local legend has it that the name comes from an Indian phrase...

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Cruise the Susquehanna in Harrisburg

09/28/2023 - 10:11am

One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the Susquehanna River is to take a cruise on one of Pennsylvania’s two authentic paddle wheels – the Pride of the Susquehanna or the Hiawatha.

The Prid...

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Discover Authentic Hospitality this Valentine's Day!

09/28/2023 - 10:08am

Looking to do something different this Valentine's Day? Rejuvenate your spirit with a stay at one of PA's unique Bed and Breakfasts. From historic inns to classic mansions to contemporary lodging, our innkeepers will meet your every travel need. Comfy, warm and welcoming serving home cooked specialty breakfast dishes. Discover authentic hospital...

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Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

09/28/2023 - 9:52am

The largest Highland Games and Festival in North America, the Celtic Classic attracts over 250,000 visitors annually to Historic Bethlehem. Join in the celebration of  Celtic culture and heritage in late September.  Events and activities include:

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