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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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Magican Michael Cantori at the Best Western Gettysburg

Friday, July 26, 2019

Please join professional illusionist, Michael Cantori, and his lovely assistant, Madame Cynthia, for an evening of profound wonders and psychic mysteries. Prepare to be amused...

Best Western Gettysburg
301 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
410-961-5903
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JUL26

Make a House

Friday, July 26, 2019

Are you a budding architect or designer? Or just love creating masterpieces from clay? Spend the week developing your architect and design skills by creating your ow...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL26

One Hundred Nights of Taps

Friday, July 26, 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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JUL26

Painting with Watercolor

Friday, July 26, 2019

You will create a landscape, seascape and still life from watercolor while learning wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. Learn how to splatter and texturize with br...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL26

Smithsonian’s American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith Exhibition at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor

Friday, July 26, 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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JUL26

Souvenir - A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Jenkins

Friday, July 26, 2019

For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society ec...

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222
717-352-2164
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JUL26

Stop Motion Animation

Friday, July 26, 2019

Calling all movie makers! Join us for a week of creating mini animations starring characters in story lines straight out of your imagination. Bring your own device a...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL26

Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch (older youth)

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration. Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread and lemon bars, to name a f...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL26

Sweet Treat Baking from Scratch (younger youth)

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bake and decorate desserts and edible treats using yummy ingredients from the garden as inspiration. Create a carrot cake, zucchini bread and lemon bars, to name a few.&n...

Adams County Arts Council
125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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JUL26

Tavern Tour

Friday, July 26, 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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JUL26

$99 & Under Member Show

Saturday, July 27, 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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JUL27

Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Opening on Broadway in 1919, this play by John Drinkwater, a rare depiction of events in the life of U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln, was a great success in its day. The ...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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JUL27

After Hours at Jack's Hard Cider

Saturday, July 27, 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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JUL27

Christmas in July: How the Civil War Transformed the Holiday

Saturday, July 27, 2019

“Christmas and the Civil War” is a fun, interesting overview of how the Civil War transformed Christmas into the modern holiday Americans enjoy today. In particula...

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6245
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JUL27

Civil War Living History Weekends on the Gettysburg Battlefield

Saturday, July 27, 2019

From the roar of artillery to the flash of bayonets, living history demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park help bring the past to life. Gettysburg National M...

Various Locations
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124 ext. 80
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JUL27

Civil War Sisters Stories

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sisters in Emmitsburg and in congregations throughout the country were called to serve during the Civil War. Their charitable efforts brought healing and solace to the wounded...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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JUL27

Civil War Sisters Tour

Saturday, July 27, 2019

As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battl...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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JUL27

Farm Fresh Saturdays

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Join us for Farm Fresh Saturdays with The Harvest Barn Country Market! Stop by to find seasonal items, specials and new products each and every Saturday. You'll find lots ...

Gazebo at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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JUL27

Farmers Market Season 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Join us for our open air farmers market located in downtown Gettysburg at 103 Carlisle Street. We have seasonal produce, flower bouquets, ciders, honey, jams, food trucks...

Gettysburg Transit Center
103 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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JUL27

Farmers' Market Tour & Cooking Class

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Learn how to cook like a chef! Join our local chefs for a lively walk through Gettysburg’s Farmers’ Market, where they take you through the market and show you how...

Adams County Arts Council
125 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-688-9584
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JUL27

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