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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

Sharon, PA Hosts Internationally known WaterFire this Summer!

01/10/2018 - 10:53pm

Experience one of the most interesting art installations, WaterFire, being hosted in the Shenango Valley in Sharon, Pennsylvania. A multi-sensory art event, WaterFire is world-renowned and has been hosted in cities like Singapore, Rome, Kansas City and now Sharon, PA.  This amazing art event first occurred in 2013 that attracted...

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

01/10/2018 - 8:39pm

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...

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Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

01/10/2018 - 8:29pm

Bethlehem, PA is known as the Christmas City.  Almost one million guests, over the past two decades, have visited Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem offering a mix of unique gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer. The highlight of 2014 is the the 50th Anniversary of Kathe Wohlfahrt, the renowned German ornament and nutcracker maker. A handful of...

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Touch Base With the Altoona Curve

01/10/2018 - 6:33pm

Reminiscent of its hometown heritage, the Altoona Curve baseball team was named as homage to the curveball pitch as well as in honor of the nearby historic three track railroad, the Horseshoe Curve. At the base of the rugged landscape we know as the Allegheny Mountains, this National Historic Landmark is considered an engineering marvel of the w...

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Cruise the Susquehanna

01/08/2018 - 11:34pm

The majestic Susquehanna River flows through three states including Pennsylvania and is one of the oldest existing rivers in the world. At 464 miles long, it is the longest river in the continental United States without commercial boat traffic.  The meaning of the name is unknown, but local legend has it that the name comes from an Indian phrase...

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Lititz, PA - America's Coolest Small Town

01/03/2018 - 7:12pm

Voted America's Coolest Small Town in 2013, Lititz really has it all.  Located in the heart of Lancaster County, this remarkable small town offers one-of-a-kind shops, eateries, and attractions - all wrapped up in three centuries of rich history and stunning architecture. Experience fun attractions like the Wilbur Chocolate Company's Candy Ameri...

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Waltz World: Manheim's Award-Winning Vineyard

01/02/2018 - 11:46pm

In Pennsylvania's Amish Country, a sprawling vineyard stretches itself across one of the many hills, blanketed in some of the world's best-tasting grapes. It is here, at Waltz Vineyard, that Pennsylvania produces its largest harvest of grapes. Fertilized by world-class soil and nurtured by the same family for six generations, the land is a true...

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Holiday Shopping at Grove City Premium Outlets

01/02/2018 - 2:07pm

In the scenic hills of Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County hosts one of America’s largest and most popular shopping centers, the open-air Grove City Premium Outlets. With the absence of a tax on clothing and shoes in PA, Grove City Premium Outlets is a can’t-miss opportunity for great savings this holiday season. Find regular discounts ranging f...

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Kennett Square’s Annual Mushroom Celebration

01/02/2018 - 2:01pm

Settled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County’s Kennett Square has a unique reputation; the borough farms more than half of the mushrooms in the United States, producing over one million pounds a week. It’s a reputation that has earned it one of its nicknames, “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” But there’s more to this single s...

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Adams Apples

01/02/2018 - 1:55pm

The rocky, nitrate-rich soil in the fertile valley of Adams County, Pennsylvania, combined with prime altitude, rainfall, and temperature make Adams County one of the most intense and significant fruit-growing regions in the United States. While all 67 Pennsylvania counties grow apples, Adams is the largest producer, a feat that has earned it th...

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