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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
Tour De Tanks along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail02/28/2016 - 2:03pm
Tickets are now on sale for three great weekends in March to taste wines being uncorked along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. The annual Tour de Tanks event will be held March 5-6, 12-13 & 19-20, 2016. Be the first to taste this year's newest wines. Tickets...Read More
Hollywood and Broadway Legends12/10/2015 - 9:46pm
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 the banks of the Delaware River.
The Bucks Count...Read More
Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival12/09/2015 - 9:56pm
This two-day festival takes place June 20 & 21, 2015 at Split Rock Resort located in beautiful Lake Harmony in the Pocono Mountains. The event features continuous musical entertainment on three stages, over 30 of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries, and a wide selection of food vendors to tempt your taste buds. Educational seminars will be held...Read More
Wine & Food Festival12/09/2015 - 9:32pm
In celebration of Pennsylvania wine and food, 31 wineries from across the state will be in attendance on August 28, 29 & 30, 2015 for the annual Wine & Food Festival. Attendees can sample from hundreds of different tastes, combinations and vintages, as well as purchase their favorites to take home.
New this year, is a Friday eveni...Read More
PA State Flaming Foliage Festival10/04/2015 - 6:16pm
Since 1949, the beautiful colors and views of Fall are celebrated at the PA State Flaming Foliage Festival. Great food, crafts, parade and a queen's coronation area all part of the festivities. Join the celebration on October 9-11, 2015 in downtown Renovo. For more information about this year's festivities, call 570-923-2411....Read More
56th Ligonier Highland Games09/13/2015 - 12:13pm
Follow the skirl of bagpipes for the annual gathering of the Clans. Come and celebrate all things Scottish at the 57th Ligonier Highland Games. The Ligonier Highland Games takes place on September 26, 2015 at Idlewild Park located on U.S. Route 30 j...Read More
Mushroom Festival 201508/21/2015 - 10:16am
Join the festivities in Kennett Square, PA as "The Mushroom Capital of the World" hosts its spectacular celebration of mushrooms celebrating its 30th year! The first commercial mushroom production started in Kennett Square over 100 years ago and 65% of mushrooms grown in America happens right here in this small town.
Fun, Food and Tomatoes!08/05/2015 - 7:34pm
The 32nd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival will be held in downtown Pittston Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. Over 50,000 people will attend the four-day event that has been touted as one of the best festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Delicious food, a variety of live entertainment, tomato fights, a parade, 5K run,...Read More
The Peach Music Festival07/25/2015 - 10:40am
The Peach Music Festival returns for a fourth year at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. This year, The Peach will take place August 13 – 16, 2015 and include four days of music on multiple stages and so much more.
The festival debuted in August 2012 with over 30,000 fans in attendance, returns with...Read More
Corvettes at Carlisle07/25/2015 - 10:30am
Carlisle, Pennsylvania is home to the largest Corvette event in the world. Considered "America's classic sports car,' over 5,000 Corvettes are on display from classics to late-models to new. In addition to looking at the cars, you can participate...Read More