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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
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
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Hershey02/06/2017 - 8:16pm
Hershey is hosting the chocolate event of the year this month, Chocolate Covered February. With dozens of activities, events, and things to do all involving chocolate in an eclectic mix of forms, you’ll never get bored and the events go on all month long! Try chocolate tea, watch the parade, create your own treats, or even mix chocolate with a b...Read More
The 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show01/08/2017 - 10:23am
The Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates its 101st year this January as the world’s largest indoor agricultural fair. For some, it’s a place to see cute farm animals, grab some delicious mushroom burgers, and stroll through the exhibits with a milkshake and funnel cake. For others, the PA Farm Show represents and defines the state’s standards of co...Read More
What's dropping where on New Year's Eve in South Central PA12/27/2016 - 8:27pm
Pennsylvania is the only state that has the most objects dropped on New Year's Eve. Over 48 towns ring in the New Year by dropping a unique item. The majority of the towns can be found within a 25 mile radius of Harrisburg - Pennsylvania' state capital. In the capital city, a strawberry is dropped from the Hilton Hotel in downto...Read More
A New New Year’s Eve Tradition12/27/2016 - 8:10pm
Start a new New Year’s tradition this year with a stay at one of our bed and breakfasts and a viewing at one of central PA’s many unique object drops. Unlike most states—or all of them—Pennsylvania’s capital area including Carlisle, York, Lebanon, Lancaster, and Hershey all drop almost dozens of different objects. Maybe it’s the pride we take in...Read More
Winter Wine Tasting: The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail12/12/2016 - 11:46am
Lift your spirits this holiday season on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, eastern Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing wine region. The award-winning wine trail spreads its nine family-owned wineries and vineyards across six counties near the metropolitan area of Philadelphia. Known for its signature grape, Chambourcin, that all nine wineries grow, the L...Read More
New Year's Eve - First Night!11/15/2016 - 2:54am
It will soon be time to ring in the New Year and Pennsylvania offers family friendly ways to do just that. "First Night" Celebrations are offered all around the Keystone state.
If you are going to be in the north central area of the state, check out First Night in State College. There will be lots of ice scultures, musical entertainment,...Read More
Bethlehem Christkindlmarkt11/15/2016 - 2:24am
Bethlehem, PA is called "Christmas City" for many reasons. One reason is the annual "Christkindlmarkt" which is open Thursdays through Sundays from November 20 to December 20, 2015. Music, food, decorations, and ice carving are all great reasons to visit this special Ch...Read More
33rd Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival11/15/2016 - 2:24am
Most over a century old, over 20 covered bridges are located throughout Columbia and Montour counties located in central Pennsylvania. Columbia County is home to the states third largest concentration of covered bridges. Visitors from around the world come to admire the antique craftsmanship used to construct these spans. No two covered bridge...Read More