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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
Get Your Giddy Up!07/30/2017 - 6:42pm
The thunder of the hooves drowns out all but the pleading, praying, screaming and cheering of the gathered masses. You can watch the majestic, muscular ponies stampede around the oval at one of Pennsylvania’s six state-of-the-art racing and gaming complexes. The sport of Thoroughbred racing is like no other. Horse racing has a rhythm, intensity...Read More
Jim Thorpe: Authentic Small-Town Charm!07/28/2017 - 5:26pm
Formerly know as Mauch Chunk (mock-CHUNK), Jim Thorpe has a rich and historic past. Once a vital industrial coal transportation town during the 19th century, it is now a year-round destination that takes on its own life and magic in each season. Located at the base of a steep valley carved b...Read More
Boutique Shopping is Our Specialty07/28/2017 - 5:07pm
Home to name-brand outlets, boutiques and unique specialty stores, Mercer County is a Christmas shopper's destination. From locally grown fruit to unique handmade gifts, you'll find the perfect gifts for your friends and family. Click here for a comp...Read More
Erie County Fair07/28/2017 - 11:16am
Erie County’s oldest and largest fair, the Erie County Fair will be held August 31 to September 5, 2015 at the Wattsburg Fairgrounds. Amusement midway rides and games, truck and tractor pulls and lots of family fun. For more information, call 814-739-2232. One price for admission includes ev...Read More
Take a Trip to Pittsburgh's Strip07/28/2017 - 10:13am
Sought out for its incredible eateries, great shops, and rich history, Pittsburgh’s Strip District attracts visitors from all around the world. Also known as Pittsburgh’s Historic Market District, the revitalized and thriving neighborhood, once an industrial hub and factory hotspot, is now home to diverse food options, century-old shops and stor...Read More
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts04/19/2017 - 10:09pm
Since 1966, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has grown to a five-day celebration of all things art: ceramics, paper, metal, photography, blown glass, painting, and more. Celebrating its 51st year, the Festival of the Arts will be held Thursday, July 13 through Sunday July 16, 2017 on the streets of downtown State Co...Read More
Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail04/19/2017 - 10:08pm
Only in the heart of Central Pennsylvania will you find a delightful selection of reds and whites to please your palate. The wineries of the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail welcome you every week of the year to tour and taste premium wines, picnic, take photos of the vineyards, and talk with the wine mak...Read More
Calling All Car Enthusiasts04/19/2017 - 9:52pm
The Cumberland Valley has become a mecca for auto enthusiasts from all over the world. Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community for over four decades offering car enthusiasts a series of events to find automotive parts, memorabilia and collector vehicles. The annua...Read More
Philadelphia's Festival of Flowers03/08/2017 - 10:39am
Finally, winter has taken its last few breaths and there isn’t a better way to celebrate the coming of spring than at the Philadelphia Flower Show this March. From March 11-19, the region’s best horticulturists and floral designers will be showcasing their beautiful landscapes, designs, and gardening skills at the Philadelphia Convention Center...Read More
Who are the Erie Otters?02/18/2017 - 10:46pm
Calling all ice hockey fans. The Erie Otters, a major junior ice hockey team, is one of only three American teams playing in the Ontario Hockey League. Based in Erie, Pennsylvania, the team takes its name from the North American river otter, a semiaquatic mammal commonly found by Lake Erie. The Erie Otters play home games at the newly renovated...Read More