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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
Experience Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh02/15/2018 - 11:55am
When he sold Carnegie Steel to J.P. Morgan for half a billion dollars in 1901, Andrew Carnegie became the world’s richest person and the wealthiest man in the history of the country. And then gave it all way. From the noxious fog that spewed from Carnegie’s foundries and steel mills along the banks of the Three Rivers rose an incredibly modern,...Read More
Lancaster County’s Morning Mud Sales01/15/2018 - 6:03pm
Get your hands dirty this spring; it’s mud sale season in Lancaster County and that means bargain goods, rare quilts, and authentic Amish hand-crafts are all only a bid away. If you haven’t been to these auction events, you’ve been overlooking one of the most exciting and unique traditions of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
From antique woode...Read More
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival01/11/2018 - 1:38am
A leading Shakespeare festival with an emerging national reputation for excellence, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University. Each summer PSF is summer home to nearly 150 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Ou...Read More
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...Read More
Take Me Out to the Ball Game01/10/2018 - 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...Read More
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem01/10/2018 - 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...Read More
Touch Base With the Altoona Curve01/10/2018 - 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...Read More
Cruise the Susquehanna01/08/2018 - 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...Read More
Lititz, PA - America's Coolest Small Town01/03/2018 - 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...Read More
Waltz World: Manheim's Award-Winning Vineyard01/02/2018 - 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...Read More