Events are subject to change without notice. Please call numbers or visit websites listed with the event you wish to attend in case of changes or cancellations.
Tuesday, May 3 Adams County Historical Society Monthly Meeting. At Valentine Hall, 61 Seminary Ridge. Free to the public. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Featuring “The Mason-Dixon Line and the Great Chancery Case”, a description of the long land dispute between the Penn and Calvert heirs. Call 717-334-4723 for more information.
Friday, May 6 First Friday. Presented by the Gettysburg Retail Merchants Association. Includes artist receptions, musical entertainment, demonstrations, special sales, and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Friday, May 6 “Inspired by Gettysburg”. Meet Gettysburg National Park’s Artist in Residence. At Gettysburg’s Lincoln Train Station, 35 Carlisle Street, 5-8 p.m. Held in conjunction with First Friday. Call 717-338-4469 for details.
Friday, May 6 Music with Soloist Kyleigh Grim. At Artworks, 30 York Street, 5-8 p.m. Ms. Grim is an accomplished singer and performer who recently appeared at Buckingham Palace. Free to the public. Call 717-334-4250 for details.
Saturday, May 7 Springfest Bus Tour. Offered by Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority. Featuring a day in Ocean City, Maryland. Tour departs from the Gettysburg Rec Park, at 545 Long Lane at 6 a.m., departs Ocean City for its return to Gettysburg at 6 p.m. Call 717-334-2028 for reservation information.
Saturday, May 7 Doors Open Gettysburg. Visit eight historic buildings located on the battlefield and learn about the role they played in the history of Gettysburg. Includes the World War I arsenal building on West Confederate Avenue, the Leister farm and the Brian Farm, both on Cemetery Ridge, and the Slyder blacksmith shop, located off the Emmitsburg Road. Free to the public. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-338-4469 for more information.
Saturday, May 7 Derby Day. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at the Adams County Winery, 251 Peachtree Road, Orrtanna. Includes silent auction, live music, contests and mint juleps. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Racehorse Adoption Program. Call 717-334-4631 for details.
Saturday, May 7-Sunday, May 8 Adams County’s Annual Apple Blossom Festival. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road (Route 234), Arendtsville. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Adams County Fruit Growers Association. Call 717-677-7444 for more information.
Saturday, May 7-Sunday, May 8 155th Anniversary of Jackson’s Raid Reenactment. At the Martinsburg Roundhouse Center, 100 East Liberty Street, Martinsburg, WV. Call 717-338-1776 for details.
Sunday, May 8 Mothers’ Day.
Sunday, May 8 Music, Gettysburg! The Schola Cantorum. Featuring the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge, 4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for more information.
Tuesday, May 10 Jewelry Making Class. At Nana’s Farmhouse, 3525 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. 7 p.m. Instructor Cookie Driscoll will teach how to make an even count Peyote stitch bracelet. Call 717-642-5917 for registration information.
Friday, May 13-Saturday, May 14 Seussical the Musical. Presented by The Gettysburg Community Theatre. At Gettysburg High School Auditorium, 1130 Old Harrisburg Road. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Call 717-334-2692 for ticket information.
Thursday, May 12-Sunday, May 15 72nd Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. At Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Road. Featuring internationally acclaimed bluegrass artists. Includes performances, workshops, vendors. Call 717-642-8749 for details
Saturday, May 14 Biglerville Annual Plant Sale. At the Apple Museum, 154 West Hanover Street, Biglerville. From 8 a.m. to noon. Call 717-420-5602 for details.
Saturday, May 14 World War I Day. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring living history tents, exhibits, and lectures by rangers and historians about Ike’s Camp Colt days in 1918 at Gettysburg. Site is accessed through Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-338-9114 for details.
Saturday, May 14 In Lincoln’s Footsteps. Enjoy a day walking in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln, from Lincoln Square to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes musical entertainment of the Civil War era, free carriage rides, and storytelling for the entire family. Food available. Sponsored by Main Street Gettysburg and The Baltimore Street Revitalization Project. Call 484-632-9804 or contact the website: CWHeritage@aol.com for more information.
Sunday, May 15 Music, Gettysburg! The Soldiers’ Chorus. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge, 4 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.
Tuesday, May 17 Historic Gettyburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Featured speaker is Jeffrey Gable, Executive Director of the Majestic Theater. Call 717-334-8312 for more information.
Tuesday, May 17-Sunday, May 22 Lovesick Blues. A tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). Call 888-805-7056 or contact the website at TotemPolePlayhouse.org for performance schedule and ticket information.
Thursday, May 19 Presidential Paint & Wine Night. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg. Includes a tour of the Eisenhower’s Gettysburg home, a look at some of the 34th President’s paintings, with a personal painting class. Presented by the Eisenhower National Historic Site, The Gettysburg Foundation, and the Adams County Arts Council. Call 717-338-2158 or 717-334-5006 for ticket information.
Saturday, May 21 Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. Held in downtown Gettysburg around Lincoln Square. Featuring dozens of vendors from five states. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants’ Association. Call 717-253-5750 for details.
Saturday, May 21 Gettysburg’s Bi-Annual Community Yard Sale. At the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 717-334-2028 for details.
Saturday, May 21 Gettysburg Garden Club Spring Plant Sale. At The Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 717-334-6274 for more information.
Saturday, May 21 Outdoor Vintage Market. At Rebel’s Roost Antiques, 2885 York Road. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-479-5524 for details.
Saturday, May 21 An Evening With the Painting. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. An up-close, personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Call 877-874-2478 or visit the website at GettysburgFoundation.org/18 for ticket information.
Saturday, May 21 “Georgia, Your Sister is Dead”. The story of Jennie Wade, in the house where she perished as the only civilian death from the Battle of Gettysburg, given on the anniversary of her birth. At Gettysburg Tours, 778 Baltimore Street. Tour begins at 7 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for reservation information.
Saturday, May 21 Kathleen Madigan: The Mermaid Tour. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Featuring Comedy Central and HBO award-winning comedian Kathleen Madigan. 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.
Sunday, May 22 Ballroom Dancing. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music from The Gettysburg Big Band. Call 717-845-4277 for details.
Friday, May 27-Sunday, June 12 “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”. A touching human comedy by Richard Alfieri. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7056 or contact the website at: TotemPolePlayhouse.org for performance schedule and ticket information.
Saturday, May 28 St. Francis Xavier Annual Rummage Sale Fund Raiser Event. At the Xavier Center, 455 Table Rock Road. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 717-334-3298 for details.
Saturday, May 28 Haunted Bus Tour and Sunset Tour. Tours depart from Gettysburg Bus Tours, 778 Baltimore Street. The Sunset Tour leaves at 6 p.m., the Haunted Tour at 8 p.m. Haunted Bus Tour also offered on Sunday, May 29. Call 717-334-1156 for details.
Saturday, May 28 Book Signing With Author Mark Nesbitt. At Ghosts of Gettysburg, 271 Baltimore Street, 7-10 p.m. Mr. Nesbitt is the author of many books, including the popular Ghosts of Gettysburg series. Call 717-337-0445 for details.
Saturday, May 28 Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions of Pickett’s Charge. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 717-334-6245 for ticket information.
Saturday, May 28 Rosa’s Demise. A theatrical production of the story of Rosa Carmichael, the infamous headmistress of the Gettysburg Children’s Orphanage. At Ghostly Images, 777 Baltimore Street. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.
Saturday, May 28-Sunday, May 29 Living History Encampment. Featuring Officers of the Union and Ladies for the Union living historians. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-6245 for more information.
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day. Gettysburg hosts one of the oldest Memorial Day commemorations. Featuring a parade at 2 p.m., followed by a ceremony in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Sons of the Union Veterans. Call 717-334-6274 for more information.
Friday, June 3 Civil War Trust Annual Conference. Featuring a special “night out” in downtown Gettysburg and Steinwehr Avenue businesses. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. Transportation provided from The Wyndham, Gettysburg. Call 717-337-3491 for details.
Saturday, June 4 A Day on Your Own in New York City. Presented by the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority. Bus departs from the Gettysburg Rec Park at 6 a.m., and leaves NYC for the return to Gettysburg at 6 p.m. Also offered on December 3. Call 717-334-2028 for reservation information.
Tuesday, June 7 Adams County Historical Society Monthly Meeting. At Valentine Hall, 61 Seminary Ridge. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-4723 for details.
Thursday, June 9-Sunday, June 12 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival. At various Gettysburg locales. Featuring many live brass bands, with performances at Gettysburg National Military Park, the Lutheran Theological Seminary and more. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.
Saturday, June 18 New Oxford Antique Market and Craft Show. At the Center Square, New Oxford. From 8-4. Call 717-624-2800 for details.
Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26 43rd Annual Civil War Collector’s Show. At Allstar Events Complex, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. From 10-5 Saturday and 9-2 Sunday. Featuring artifacts, weaponry, relics, documents, diaries and more. Call 717-334-2350 for ticket information.
Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3 153rd Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment. At the Gettysburg movie site, 965 Pumping Station Road. Site opens at 8 a.m. daily. Featuring live mortar demonstrations, battle reenactments, sutler tents and living histories. Presented by The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. Call 800-514-3849, or contact the website at: GettysburgReenactment.com
for ticket information.
Saturday, July 16-Sunday, July 17 Civil War Encampment. At the Union Mills Homestead, Rt. 97, Union Mills, MD. Park opens at 9 a.m. Call 410-848-2288 for more information.
Saturday, October 1-Sunday, October 2 52nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Arendtsville. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held also October 8 & 9. Sponsored by the Upper Adams Jaycees. Call 717-677-9413 for details.