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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

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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Last Minute Gift for Mother's Day

05/05/2014 - 8:49pm

Mother's Day is fast approaching. Your mom deserves a gift that demonstrates that you put a little thought into it and shows your gratitude. Forget the cheap chocolate, phony cards, gadgets and movies. You want to give her something that she'll remember long after Sunday, May 11. She'll love a gift certificate for a stay at a PA Bed & Breakf...

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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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Calling all Beer Enthusiasts!

04/02/2014 - 9:15am

This April, you'll want to be in Southcentral Pennsylvania for the annual Susquehanna Ale Trail Passport event weekends held on April 4-6 and April 11-13, 2014. The trail features a collection of nine establishments in the lower Susquehanna Valley committed to serving great beer and creating good times. Learn about the art of cr...

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Play Ball...

03/31/2014 - 9:53am

TripAdvisor recently named Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park as the best place to watch a Major League Baseball Game. Today is Opening Day at PNC Park for another year of Major League Baseball. The Pirates are the oldest sports franchise in Pittsburgh and the fans are quick to break out the Black, Gold and White to cheer for their te...

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A Maple Taste & Tour Weekend

03/11/2014 - 2:40pm

The Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Association invites you to spend a weekend exploring each Maple Producers unique sugaring operations.  The 11th Annual Taste & Tour Weekend will be held March 15-16, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Located throughout Northwest PA (Crawford, Erie, Warren, Venango and Mercer Counties), you'll find 17 Maple Produce...

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The Sing-Off Live Tour

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

NBC's hit TV show comes live to the American Music Theatre stage with "The Sing-Off Live Tour - A Night of a Cappella" on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm. This tour will feature the newly crowned best a cappella group in the country, along with other finalists from season 4 of "The Sin...

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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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