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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

America's Premier Folk Festival

05/14/2015 - 6:41pm

Now in its 66th year, the Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife festival in America. Celebrating the Pennsylvania Dutch culture, this unique festival continues to attract upwards of 150,000 visitors per year. Named as One of America's Top Celebrations by USA Today, it was named as a "Must See" Festival by the...

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

04/09/2015 - 5:46pm

If you're tired of April Showers, plan a visit to enjoy May Flowers at one of the many Botanical Gardens in Pennsylvania. The Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh is a great glass Victorian greenhouse. Located in Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cult...

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A Longwood Christmas - Fresh and in Season

02/10/2015 - 5:14pm

Extravagant, fruit-adorned trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in the Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in the Exhibition Hall.  Your holiday season is not complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. An array of colorful lights adorn the outdoor garden displays w...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Open their 2014-15 Season

10/31/2014 - 6:45pm

The Pittsburgh Penquins opened their 2014-15 NHL Season October 9 on a high note with a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks. With a strong start to the season, fans are routing for the Pen's to be the Eastern Conference Champion and advance to the Stanley Cup. Catch a game at the CONSOL Energy Center when the three-time Stanley Cup champions take the...

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On Stage at The Playhouse

05/22/2014 - 10:24am

The Pittsburgh Playhouse is the performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts. The three-theatre performing arts center is home to a professional theatre company and three student companies. The Pittsburgh Playhouse maintains a rigorous per...

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Here we go STEELERS!!!

05/16/2014 - 6:22pm

Cheer on the black and gold in 2014!!!!  Show your pride with your terrible towel in hand at Heinz Field, home field for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Take in one of eight home games this season when the Steelers battle the:

Cleveland Browns, September 7 @ 1:00pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 28 @...

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Spring Carlisle!

04/11/2014 - 2:49pm

One of the largest automotive swap meets in the world, Spring Carlisle plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts.  Enthusiasts travel from around the world to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. The show offers 8,100 vending spaces and is the place to pur...

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Shop 'Til You Drop

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Tanger Outlets feature brand name and designer fashions and accessories for the entire family, housewares and china, home decor, luggage, toys, books, compact discs, food specialties, and much more. You'll find entire stores filled with merchandise from your favorite brands that can be purchased at 20-40% below retail prices.  Shopping with frie...

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A Season of Savings at The Crossings

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Pennsylvania is home to three Premium Outlets offering fashion conscious shoppers the largest collection of designer brands at an affordable price. Premium Outlets bring together the finest brands, unique outdoor settings and savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. At The Crossings Premium Outlets located at 1000 Premium Outlets Drive in Tannersv...

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Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Located in an ideal grape-growing environment, wines produced in the area have won countless national and international awards.  Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania are eight family-owned vineyard and wineries, whose wines have brought home the Governor’s Cup nine times for Pennsylvania’s best wine. More than 5...

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