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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
Discover PA's Summer Stock Theatres10/19/2019 - 8:32pm
What better way to wind down from a day exploring the outdoors than by enjoying a musical comedy. Pennsylvania is home to a number of summer stock theatres with all types of performances ranging from musicals to comedies to dramas. Many of these theatres use professional theatre companies. Below are few to check out this summer.... Read More
Lights, Camera, Bloom!10/19/2019 - 8:28pm
The Pennsylvania Convention Center once again is hosting the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show. In its 187th year, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show opens on February 28 and goes through March 8, 2015. In celebration of the silver...Read More
Let the Thunder Roll10/19/2019 - 8:26pm
More than 200,000 motorcyclists are expected when the annual Thunder in the Valley roars into Johnstown. They come for the chance to safely smoke their tires in the burnout pit, to buy the latest gear from hundreds of vendors and to celebrate their machines with one ano...Read More
Visit the Vines09/08/2019 - 4:18pm
The Pennsylvania Winery Association has teamed up with the PA Bed & Breakfast Association to bring you the PA Wine Month Getaway Giveaway.
October is Pennsylvania Wine Month! You'll have a chance to WIN a $100 B&B Gift Certificate and a PA Wines Swag bag during...Read More
Adams County Pour Tour08/30/2019 - 11:31am
Juicy grapes, crisp apples, natural honey, peaches, blueberries, cherries, and so much more are all grown in abundance in Adams County, giving rise to a bustling craft beverage scene that is worth looking into. The best way to experience it all is on the Adams County Pour Tour. The self-guided journey through Adams County’s scenic coun...Read More
Snack Attack: Bring Your Appetite to Lancaster County07/27/2019 - 11:53am
From the decadent chocolates of Hershey to the legendary cheesesteaks of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is well-known for its good eats. But besides those ones, we’ve got plenty more, whether you’ve got a sweet tooth for whoopie pies or a serious craving for the saltier side of things. Lancaster County is the best place to indulge on those salty sna...Read More
Shop Fine Art & Handcrafted Wares in Central Pennsylvania07/06/2019 - 5:11pm
July is one of the best times of the entire year to find yourself exploring the scenic landscape of central Pennsylvania, especially if you’re an art lover. Start planning your trip to the State College area for two of the region’s most popular art festivals where you can shop the fine art and hand made crafts created by hundreds of ar...Read More
Restaurants with a View in Pittsburgh05/27/2019 - 9:45pm
Following some serious upgrades to Market Square and grant-funded incentives in the last decade, restaurants and fine dining venues in Pittsburgh have fixed up their facades, added awnings, and moved some of the tables outdoors. So if you’re looking for a breathtaking view alongside your mouthwatering main course or want to experience...Read More
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival04/29/2019 - 9:00am
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is one of the region’s most exciting theatre events of the entire year with multiple world-class performances and Broadway actors in some of the biggest titles ever. Fall in love with the passionate epic of Antony and Cleopatra (July 10-Aug. 4), explore the thrilling historical drama of Henry IV, P...Read More
Visit the Carlisle Car Shows04/14/2019 - 9:21am
You could say all roads lead to Carlisle or maybe it’s all in the name, but Carlisle is the perfect place to host one of the largest car shows on the planet. With the 85-acre Fairgrounds and a great location in Central Pennsylvania, Spring Carlisle kicks off the show and swap meet season with an exciting, fun-filled weekend.... Read More