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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Geometric Art

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Shapes are everywhere! Explore how nature’s symmetry, lines and patterns come to life in dynamic art based on geometry. You will follow your own artistic ...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Gettysburg National Military Park Summer Interpretive Programs

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins runs from June 8 to August 11, 2019 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the pe...

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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Japanese Teapot Set

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Create a Japanese inspired teapot and set of cups and start your own tea drinking tradition. You will design and sketch out your teapot then create and embellish your col...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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One Hundred Nights of Taps

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. The Lincoln Fel...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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Seldom Seen Tour

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history that...

Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station
35 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7172535737
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Sewing for Your Room

Thursday, August 1, 2019

This is for students with a little experience. We will focus on stitching and increase your skill level with projects like a quilt square pillow, pillow case, shoe bag, laundr...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Inspired by the permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith opens to the public July 20, 2019, in the Getty...

Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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South Mountain Fair

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A small country fair featuring rides for the kids, barns filled with farm animals, many homemade needlework exhibits, photography, home canned fruits and vegetables, fresh pro...

South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-9663
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Tavern Tour

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Balloon rides, murder, tanks, medal of honor....some of Gettysburg's colorful and unusual history happened in taverns. Stroll with a Gettysburg Licensed Town Historian/...

Gettysburg Hotel Courtyard
Race Horse Alley, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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Thirsty Thursday at Jack's Hard Cider

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Every Thursday, from May until October, Jack's Hard Cider will hold a Happy Hour that will feature a drink special from 5-7pm and live music from 6:30-8:30pm. Located...

Jack's Hard Cider
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4888
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Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at Thirsty Farmer

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works is offering Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour on Thursday evenings. All craft beer and hard apple cider patrons will receive $1 off for a 16 oz. pour. Our ...

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works
290 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-3325
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Tutu’s & Tiara’s

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Learn creative movement combinations and ballet steps, all while your little ballerina is dressed as her favorite Disney Princess! Crafts and mini learning activities provided...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Sewing is Fun!

Friday, August 2, 2019

A beginner’s class where students learn how to use the sewing machine and practice basic hand stitches. Projects will include a computer sleeve, pillow and tot...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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$99 & Under Member Show

Friday, August 2, 2019

Guild Members display their artwork in our BIttinger gallery, and all pieces are priced at $99 or less! Come find some original, handmade art at affordable prices. O...

Hanover Area Arts Guild
32 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2521
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Adams County Pour Tour Shuttle

Friday, August 2, 2019

Join the Pour Tour revolution and let us do the driving! We’ve selected locations on the Adams County Pour Tour to give you a true taste of Adams County. We created...

Adams County Pour Tour Locations
Adams County Pour Tour Locations, Gettysburg, PA 17325
1-877-680-8687
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Adams Rescue Mission Ice Cream Fundraiser

Friday, August 2, 2019

Get a delicious bowl of Mr. G's Homemade Ice Cream and root beer floats for just $5 in support of the Adams Rescue Mission (ARM). Ice cream will be served in front of...

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7502
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After Hours at Jack's Hard Cider

Friday, August 2, 2019

Every weekend we throw a bash after our normal business hours at Jack's Hard Cider to celebrate the events of the past week and to look forward to the week ahead. Com...

Jack's Hard Cider
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-4888
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Art of Jewelry Making

Friday, August 2, 2019

Discover the world of jewelry design and the history of beads. Learn techniques in jewelry construction and design while creating fabulous pieces inspired by artists from...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Carlisle Truck Nationals

Friday, August 2, 2019

Join us for a BIG celebration of Trucks featuring Big Rigs,. Mini Trucks, Antiques, Custom Vans, 4x4’s and more! Witness Monster Truck Shows, while the VA Giant Rid...

Carlisle Fairgrounds
1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-7855
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First Friday - Gettysburg Style!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Take in special events and refreshments with almost 100 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later busine...

Various Locations
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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