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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
"Take Me Out to the Ballgame...10/19/2019 - 10:16pm
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack.”
Take Me Out to the Ballgame 201910/19/2019 - 9:41pm
Baseball is one of our favorite pastimes here in Pennsylvania and our ballpark roots are still growing strong. With two Major League teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies, as well as nine Minor League teams, our state has a reputation for having some of the most talented baseball players in the world. PA was also the birthplace...Read More
Are You Ready for Some 2017 PA FOOTBALL?10/19/2019 - 9:40pm
Its that time of year when we start getting excited for football season. Pennsylvania is home to two major league football teams. The Philadephia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Eagles will take home field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field when they battle the Buffalo Bills...Read More
Are you ready for some 2014 FOOTBALL?10/19/2019 - 9:37pm
It’s that time of year again and the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their 2014 season with a home game on September 7. Under the direction of second year head coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles will take home field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field when they battle the:
Jacksonville Jaguars, Sep...Read More
Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Show!10/19/2019 - 8:41pm
After a day of taking in the sights, take in a show at one of Pennsylvania’s many summer playhouses located throughout the state. Offering professional summer theater, these playhouses support an outstanding cast of performers and produce a variety of entertaining plays throughout the summer.
The ...Read More
The Inside Scoop on Pennsylvania's Ice Cream Trails10/19/2019 - 8:38pm
Pennsylvania is prepared for the hot and humid months that loom ahead of us with the sweetest way possbile: the Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trails. The self-guided tours explore PA’s back-country roads by taking you to its local farms and creameries serving homemade ice cream. Find your favorite flavor or try something totally new; either w...Read More
Barking Up the Right Tree10/19/2019 - 8:37pm
Lumber was one of Pennsylvania's greatest resources in the late 19th Century. In the height of the industry, lumber lords harvested thousands of giant hemlocks and the bark was peeled off from felled trees between April and June, when the sap ran freely from the tree's roots to the needles. To celebrate the end of this busy time, a festival was...Read More
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