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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
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...Read More
A Maple Taste & Tour Weekend03/11/2014 - 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...Read More
The Sing-Off Live Tour03/10/2014 - 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...Read More
Shop 'Til You Drop03/10/2014 - 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...Read More
A Season of Savings at The Crossings03/10/2014 - 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...Read More
Lehigh Valley Wine Trail03/10/2014 - 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...Read More
ROAR for the Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team!!!03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
Whether you’re a rival fan or a Penn State alumnus, discover why thousands of people flood the campus each home game. See tailgating taken to a new level. And win or lose, experience the lighthearted spirit that gives Happy Valley its name.
Home games are played at Beaver Stadium located at University Drive & Park Avenue, University...Read More
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
Savor the flavors of hundreds of Pennsylvania wines in historic Adams County. Indulge your senses with great wine, great food and great music! Over 25 Pennsylvania wineries, spectacular food, art, handmade jewelry, clothing, wine accessories and more.
Entertainment schedule includes Brittany Opperman (country), Half Serious (Classic Rock...Read More
A Town to Come Home To03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
There is no noise, no traffic, no lines, no hassle! Just plenty of open spaces, beautiful mountains and valleys to hike, fish, hunt, raft, browse unique shops and dine at irresistible eateries.
Welcome to Galeton, Pennsylvania located in the heart of Potter County - God's Country - along Scenic Route 6...Read More
The Road from Appomattox03/10/2014 - 5:21pm
A co-production with Totem Pole Playhouse, the Majestic Theatre in downtown Gettysburg presents Richard Hellesen’s The Road From Appomattox in its first production outside of Washington, D.C. from July 10 to July 21, 2013.
Much has been written by abou...Read More