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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.December

AprilApril

Friday, April 3 First Friday. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Featuring receptions, book signings, demonstrations, musical entertainment, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, restaurants and business establishments.

Friday, April 3 First Friday Artists’ Reception. At the Blue Parrot, 35 Chambersburg Street, 4-6 p.m. Call 717-337-3739 for details.

Saturday, April 4 Family Fun Easter Event. At Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes Easter egg hunt and other family activities. Call 717-677-8412 for details.

Easter BunnySunday, April 5 Easter Sunday.

Wednesday, April 8 Dancing with the Vines. At Hauser Estate Winery, 401 Cashtown Road, Biglerville. 6-9 p.m. Call 717-334-4888 for more information.

Thursday, April 9 Bells Across the Land. In commemoration of the end of the Civil War at Appomattox Court House 150 years ago on this date, the National Park Service has issued an invitation for towns across the nation to ring church and public building bells for four minutes beginning at 3:15 p.m. – one minute for each year of Civil War. For more information, contact the Civil War to Civil Rights Washington Office, at 407-350-9243.

Thursday, April 9-Saturday, April 11 Spring Open House. At Quilt Patch Village of Shoppes, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, April 11 Gettysburg Firkin Fest. At Valentine Hall, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge Road. 6-9 p.m. Tickets required to enter, may not be available at the door. Contact www.gettysburgfirkin.com for more information.

Sunday, April 12 Adams County’s 14th Annual Taste of the Town. At the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. From 2-5 p.m. Featuring culinary delights from many local restaurants, bakeries, and caterers. Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Monday, April 13 A View from the Bridge. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 Annual Spring Muster. Sponsored by Friends of Gettysburg. Held at Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Must pre-register. Call 717-339-2148 or check the website: www.friendsofgettysburg.org for a detailed schedule and for more information.

Friday, April 17-Saturday, April 25 The Sound of Music. At The Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. Call 717-334-2692 for performance times and ticket information.

Saturday, April 18 Gettysburg Beyond the Battle. Presented by the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 60 East High Street. Seminar begins at 8 a.m. Registration deadline is April 1. Call 717-253-5737 for registration information.

Saturday, April 18 Victorian Tea Time. At Gettysburg Emporium, 421 Baltimore Street. Tea begins at 2 p.m. Reservations required. Call 717-338-0000 for reservation information.

Saturday, April 18-Sunday, April 19 Living History Encampments and Demonstrations. At Gettysburg National Military Park. Held every weekend through the summer. Encampments include Pitzer Woods (Confederate) and the Pennsylvania State Memorial (Union). Free to the public. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for more information.

Sunday, April 19 Historic Conversations Book Series. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. Featuring Stephen L. Longenecker, author of Gettysburg Religion. Presentation begins at 3 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 per series.
Call 717-339-1300 for details.

Sunday, April 19 Music, Gettysburg! At the Lutheran Theological Seminary chapel, 111 Seminary Ridge Road, 4 p.m. Featuring tenor Wayne Hill and friends. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for more information.

Sunday, April 19 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Mark Twain’s classic farce will be presented at The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at
7 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Sunday, April 20 MacBeth. The Shakespeare classic that was a favorite of Abraham Lincoln. At The Majestic, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 10 a.m.
Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Tuesday, April 21 Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 35 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers will be living historians portraying Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, on the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8312 for more information..

Thursday, April 23-Sunday, April 26 17th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg. At the Allstar Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road. Call 814-933-6981 or contact the website: www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org for more information.

Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26 Face of America Bike Ride. A bike ride to honor disabled veterans begins at Arlington, VA and ends in Gettysburg, PA – a total of 110 miles in two days. Contact the website: www.FaceofAmericaBikeRide.org for additional information.

Saturday, April 25 An Evening with the Painting. A closer, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation begins at the Ford Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at 6 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, April 25-Sunday, April 26 Victory in Sight Living History Event. At the Daniel Lady Farm, 984 Hanover Road, Gettysburg. This historic Civil War era farm will host a World War II event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Saturday, April 25-Sunday, April 26 the 150th Anniversary of the Capture of John Wilkes Booth. At Belle Grove Plantation, Port Royal, Virginia. Includes Union and Confederate Civil War encampments. Music, food and living history programs included. For more information, contact the website: www.bellegroveplantation.com.

Sunday, April 26 18th Annual Art Auction. At the Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg Street. Featuring art by local artists and highly collectible Americana items. Doors open at noon, auction begins at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Land Conservancy of Adams County, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of rural lands in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Call 717-334-2828 for details.

Sunday, April 26 Ballroom Dancing. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street. Dance will be held from 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band. Food available. Admission fee. Held the fourth Sunday of each month. Call 717-845-4277 for details.

MayMay

Friday, May 1 First Friday. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Includes artist receptions, lectures and book signings, musical entertainment, demonstrations, special sales, and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area businesses.

Friday, May 1-Saturday, May 2 Historic East Berlin Antique Show. At the East Berlin Community Center, 405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA. Presented by the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. From noon until 6 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Call 717-630-2468 for details.

Saturday, May 2 Heritage Hike. Presented by Friends of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Foundation. A two-day, 15 mile hike on the battlefield in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought in the battle in 1863. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Must pre-register.
877-874-2478 for more information.

Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 60th Annual Apple Blossom Festival. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Arendstville, Pennsylvania. Featuring many special events and family friendly entertainment associated with this time honored country festival. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free parking, $5 entry fee. Contact the website: www.appleblossomfestival.org or call 717-677-7444 for details.

Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 Living History Demonstration. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet living historians who portray people of Civil War history. Free to the public. Held every weekend in May. Call 717-338-1243 for details.

Saturday, May 9 World War I Encampment. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg. Featuring U.S., British and French encampments and displays, with emphasis on Gettysburg’s historic Camp Colt, which was commanded by Dwight D. Eisenhower during WWI. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Buses run at regular intervals to the historic site from the Visitor Center. Call 717-338-9114 for additional information.

Monday, May 11 Early American History Living History Event. At The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes living history tents, exhibits, and reenactments – from 1750 to 1850. Small fee charged, children under 12 free. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Thursday, May 14-Sunday, May 17 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. At Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Road (Rt. 116), Gettysburg. Many national country and bluegrass stars are scheduled to appear. Includes crafts, vendors, information workshops and more. Call 800-642-8749 for more information.

Saturday, May 16 48th Semi-Annual Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. Presented by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants’ Association. Held in downtown Gettysburg, rain or shine, with 125 dealers from 5 states. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-253-5750 for more information.

Friday, May 22 An Evening with the Painting. An up-close, more personal look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting, created in 1882. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Event begins at 6 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, May 23 9th Annual Military Timeline & Parade. At The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Small fee charged. Call 717-338-1776 for details.

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day.

Monday, May 25 148th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. Held on and around the Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg. Parade begins at 2 p.m. from Lefever Street, up Baltimore Street and into the Cemetery. Ceremony begins in the Soldiers National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Free to the public. One of the longest-running Memorial Day observances in the nation. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission. Call Gettysburg National Military Park at 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for more information.

Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 14 The Nerd. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

JuneJune

Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14 8th Annual Gettysburg Fest. Held at Gettysburg College. Includes many musical and family friendly events, art exhibits and culinary delights. Contact the website: www.GettysburgFestival.org for more information.

Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14 18th Annual History Meets the Arts. A festival of history and art at historic Gettysburg. Featuring the visits of about 70 nationally acclaimed artists and artisans at participating Gettysburg galleries. Held in conjunction with Gettysburg Fest. Call 717-334-7950 for more information.

Friday, June 19-Tuesday, June 23 2015 Civil War Institute. At Gettysburg College. Featuring the topic The War in 1865. Conference includes an overnight stay in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. Pre-registration required. Call 717-337-6590 for more information.

Friday, June 19-Sunday, July 5 Shenandoah, The Civil War Musical. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, June 27-Sunday, June 28 42nd Annual Civil War Collector’s Show. At the Allstar Events Complex, 2634 Emmitsburg Road. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10-2 on Sunday. Includes all types of Civil War antiques, militaria, and collectibles.
Call 717-334-2350 for more information.

JulyJuly

Wednesday, July 1-Friday, July 3 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This annual commemoration marks many battlefield walks, living history events, author and historian lectures and book signings, artist appearances and more. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 or visit the website: www.nps.gov/gett for more information.

Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 152nd Anniversary of Gettysburg Battle Reenactment. Presented by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. Featuring live mortar demonstrations, live reenactment battle scenes, living history tents and more. Contact the website at: www.GettysburgReenactment.com for tickets and additional information.

Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 26 The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville (located 15 miles west of Gettysburg via Route 30). A special 25th anniversary performance, in remembrance of the 16th U.S. President who was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

AugustAugust

Saturday, August 22 Gettysburg Brew Fest. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary. From 4-8 p.m. A sampling experience, with over 50 brews available. General admission tickets available beginning April 15. Call 717-334-0853 for more information.

SeptemberSeptember

Info posted soon.

OctoberOctober

Info posted soon.

NovemberNovember

Saturday, November 21 Remembrance Day. This annual Gettysburg event includes a Civil War parade at 1 p.m., wreath laying ceremonies on the battlefield, and an annual illumination at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at dusk. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for additional information.

DecemberDecember

Thursday, December 10-Sunday, December 20 A Christmas Carol. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. A live performance of the holiday classic. Call 717-337-8200 for performance schedule and ticket information.


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The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com

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