Event Calendar

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.

July

Now-Sunday, August 13 Civil War Field Hospital Program.At the George Spangler Farm, accessible through the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Fridays-Sundays through August 13. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday July 1 Seminary Ridge Living History Encampment. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 61 Seminary Ridge, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-339-1300 for details.

Saturday, July 1 Living History Encampment and Book Signing. At the historic Black Horse Tavern, located at the junction of Rt. 116 and Black Horse Tavern Road. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to the public. Contact mp1113@comcast.net for details.

Saturday, July 1 Civil War Tour. At the National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD. See how the Sisters of Charity aided the wounded from the Battle of Gettysburg. Tour begins at 1:30 p.m. Held Saturdays in July. Call 301-447-6606 for details.

Saturday, July 1 “Discovering Gettysburg” Book Signing. Meet author Stephen Coleman and illustrator Tim Hartman, who will be signing copies of their book Discovering Gettysburg . At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street, 2-5 p.m. Call 717-334-7950 for details.

Saturday, July 1 Confederates Take the Shriver House. A living history reenactment. At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street, 5-9 p.m. Free to the public. Tours of the historic home are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 717-337-2800 for more information.

Saturday, July 1 Lawn Concert. At the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD. Free to the public. Featuring the Williamsport Community Band. Call 301-447-6606 for details.

Saturday, July 1 Sunset Double-Decker Bus Tour. Bus departs from Gettysburg Tours, 778 Baltimore Street at 6 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for reservation information.

Saturday, July 1 Hauser After Hours. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, 7-10 p.m. Held Saturdays in July. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Saturday, July 1 Songs & Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At the Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg Street, 8 p.m. Free to the public. Refreshments served. Held each Saturday in July. Call 717-334-5212 for details.

Saturday, July 1-Sunday, July 2 Haunted Bus Tour. Bus departs from Gettysburg Tours, 778 Baltimore Street, at 8 p.m. Held also July 14, 21, and 28. Call 717-334-1156 for reservation information.

Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 3 Gettysburg 154th Civil War Anniversary Reenactment. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. Held at the Gettysburg Movie Site, 965 Pumping Station Road. Tickets now available at the gate or contact the website at www.gettysburgreenactment.com for ticket information.

Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 3 Savas Beatie: Nights of Civil War History. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue. Presentations of various authors and historians on all three nights begin at 7 p.m. Contact the website: www.savasbeatie.com for details.

Saturday, July 1-Tuesday, July 4 Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Events. At Gettysburg National Military Park. Check the listings at the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Free to the public. Many ranger programs available. Call 717-338-4469 for more information.

Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 31 One Hundred Nights of Taps. At the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Free to the public. Taps will be played for 100 nights at 7 p.m. by a guest bugler through the summer. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Sunday, July 2 Music, Gettysburg! Dearest Home. An outdoor performance at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 6 p.m. Includes music from the Civil War. Free to the public. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for details.

Monday, July 3 Photos with a Civil War Soldier. At the Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8838 for details.

Monday, July 3 “Georgia Your Sister is Dead. ”The recreation of the tragic death of Jennie Wade. At the Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street. Tour begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.

Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day.

Tuesday, July 4 4th of July Concert & Fireworks. At Gettysburg College, Constitution Avenue. An outdoor concert on the Science Center lawn, featuring The Willys and the Gala Pops Orchestra. Free to the public. Bring chairs or blanket for seating. Concert will be held from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for more information.

Tuesday, July 4 Sunset Cupola Tour. At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 61 Seminary Ridge. Visit the historic cupola and view the fireworks. Tour begins at 8:30 p.m. Fee charged. Also offered July 7-8. Call 717-339-1300 for ticket information.

Wednesday, July 5 Read, Learn, Grow Summer Program Series. At Hollabaugh Brothers Farm Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. At 9 and 10:30 a.m., on Wednesdays in July. Call 717-677-8412 for details.

Wednesday, July 5 Musical Comedy Legends Show. At the Best Western Battlefield Theatre, 301 Steinwehr Avenue, 7:30 p.m. Call 301-933-4333 for ticket information.

Thursday, July 6-Sunday, July 9 Gettysburg Bike Week. An annual event for bikers, with main events held at Allstar Events Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road. Includes bike show, field events, music, contests and more. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call 717-334-6274 for details.

Friday, July 7 First Friday. Presented by Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Includes demonstrations, live music, receptions, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops and businesses.

Friday, July 7 Empty Bowl Ice Cream Fundraiser. At Lincoln Square, 4-8 p.m. Fill a bowl with ice cream and donate to a special cause. Proceeds benefit the Adams County Rescue Mission. Call 717-334-7502 for details.

Friday, July 7 Gettysburg The Musical. At the Best Western Battlefield Theatre, 301 Steinwehr Avenue. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Held Fridays in July. Call 301-933-4333 for ticket information.

Friday, July 7 Friday Night Concert Under the Stars. Featuring 19th century live music at The Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road. Held Fridays in July. $5 charge for entry, children under 12 admitted free. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Call 717-338-1776 for details.

Friday, July 7-Sunday, July 23 I Love a Piano. A celebration of the music of Irving Berlin. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7056 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, July 8 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. At Caledonia State Park, located off Rt. 30 West, Fayetteville. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide variety of hand-crafted items available from 150 skilled craftspeople and vendors. Call 717-352-2161 for details.

Saturday, July 8 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Great War. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Learn of America’s involvement in World War I. Featuring guest speakers, exhibits, and living histories. Access the site through the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Buses leave at regular intervals. Fee charged. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 717-338-9114 for details.

Saturday, July 8 Pennsylvania Railroad Fan Day. Train departs from Steam Into History, 2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA, at 11:30 a.m. Take a ride on a reproduced 19th century train. Call 717-942-2370 for ticket information.

Saturday, July 8 Mount Hope Uncorked: A Celebration of Art & Nature. At Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield. From 4-8 p.m. Includes food, wine tasting, art demonstrations, campfire stories and more. All ages welcome. Must show ID for wine tasting. Contact the website at info@strawberryhill.org for details.

Monday, July 10-Wednesday, July 12 Gettysburg: A Transformational Journey. A leadership development program. At the David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square. Program begins at 1 p.m. Call 717-338-9971 for enrollment information.

Tuesday, July 11 Lake Street Dive. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, at 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, July 14-Saturday, July 15 The Burning of Chambersburg. An 1864 reenactment event. Includes a Civil War ball, living histories, and the "burning" event from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday. Call 866-646-8060 for more information.

Friday, July 14-Sunday, July 16 Civil War Voices. At the Gettysburg Community Theatre, 49 York Street. Held also July 21-23 and 28-30. Call 717-334-2692 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, July 15 Outdoor Antique & Vintage Market. At Rebel's Roost Antiques, 2885 York Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 717-479-5524 for more information.

Saturday, July 15 Gettysburg Farmer’s Market Tour & Cooking Class. Learn how to shop like a chef. In Lincoln Square, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 888-252-5622 for more information.

Saturday, July 15 17th Annual Adams County Irish Festival. At Moose Park, 100 Moose Road. Check the website at www.adamscountyirishfestival.org for more information.

Saturday, July 15 Saturday Spotlight. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Ave. 7:30 p.m. Held also July 22 and 29. Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Saturday, July 15-Sunday, July 16 Civil War Living History Encampment. Featuring both Union and Confederate encampments. At the Union Mills Homestead, located about 25 minutes south of Gettysburg on Rt. 97 South, Union Mills, Maryland. The ground will be open at 9 a.m. both days. A Civil War Dance will be held Saturday evening, 7-9 p.m. For more information email umhomestead@gmail.com .

Saturday, July 15-Sunday, July 16 8th Annual 19th Century Base Ball Festival. At the Shroeder Farm, 965 Pumping Station Road. See the game as it was played during Civil War times. Check the website at www.GettysburgBaseBallFestival.com for details.

Saturday, July 15-Sunday, July 16 62nd Annual Blueberry Festival. At Hollabaugh Brothers Farm Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. Call 717-677-8412 for more information.

Saturday, July 22 3rd Maryland Living History Encampment. At the Daniel Lady Farm, 860 Hanover Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-338-1776 for more information.

Saturday, July 22 Corn Hold Tournament. At Shining Stars Indoor Arena, 3185 York Road. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits therapeutic horsemanship classes. Registration at 10 a.m. Call 717-752-0079 for details.

Saturday, July 22 Living History Performance. At the Lincoln Train Station, 35 Carlisle Street, 1 p.m. Meet Sarah Cook Myers, a Quaker teacher who met Abraham Lincoln. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Limited seating. Call 717-338-1243 for more information.

Saturday, July 22 The Rock & Roll Express. At Steam Into History, 2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA. Ride the train with Elvis. Train departs from the depot at 11:30 a.m. Call 717-942-2370 for ticket information.

Sunday, July 23 14th Annual Corn Fest.At the Round Barn, 298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville. Call 717-334-1984 for details.

Sunday, July 23 Ballroom Dancing. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music. Call 717-845-4277 for more information.

Tuesday, July 25 Graham Nash in Concert. At The Majestic, 25 Carlisle Street. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, July 28 Living History Program. Featuring the “Mountain Boys” at Gettysburg – the 149th Pennsylvania and the 34th North Carolina. At Lee’s Headquarters, Rt. 30 at Seminary Ridge. Presented by The Civil War Trust and the Seminary Ridge Museum. Free to the public. Programs will begin at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 pm. Call 717-339-1356 for more information.

Saturday, July 28 Photo Fun at the Pennsylvania Memorial. Have a photo op at the Pennsylvania Memorial on the battlefield and post your photo on Instagram. Free. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 717-338-3061 for details.

Friday, July 28-Sunday, July 30 Beauty & the Beast. At the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock Street, Hanover. Presented by Acts of Kindness Theatre Company. Held also August 4-6. Proceeds benefit the Adams County Arts Council. Call 717-334-5006 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Friday, July 28-Sunday, August 20 Million Dollar Quartet. At Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Call 888-805-7956 for performance times and ticket information.

Saturday, July 29 34th Annual Dutch Festival. In Hanover, PA. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-630-6130 for details.

Saturday, July 29 Demo Day.At Simply Stashing, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. 9:30 to 5. Includes Ugly Duckling Quilt Contest, demonstrations and more. Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Saturday, July 29 Free Property Tour. At The Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street. Tour begins at 1 p.m. Call 717-334-8838 for details.

Saturday, July 29 An Evening with the Painting. A closer inspection of the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama. At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, July 29-Sunday, July 30. Civil War Weekend. At Steam Into History, 2 West Main St., New Freedom, PA. Includes Confederate train raid, & Civil War ball. Call 717-942-2870 for details.

August

Saturday, August 5 Ford Family Day at Gettysburg National Park. Free educational programs at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Includes a free visit to the Cyclorama, live period music, interactive history hunts with a licensed battlefield guide, and free ice cream between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (while supplies last). Call 877-874-2478 for details.

Thursday, August 17-Saturday, August 19 Littlestown Good Ole Days Festival. Held in Littlestown, PA. Featuring a parade (Thursday at 6:30 p.m.), Carnival, musical entertainment, a 5K race, and more. Call 717-359-5101 for details.

Thursday, August 17-Sunday, August 20 75th Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. At Granite Hill Campground, 3340 Fairfield Road. Call 800-642-TENT for details.

Sunday, August 20 Summer Picnic. At Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville. An old fashioned country picnic. Call 717-334-4888 for details.

September

Saturday, September 9 43rd Annual Colonial Day. On West King Street, East Berlin, PA. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, held rain or shine. No pets please. Call 717-259-0822 for details.

Saturday, September 9-Sunday, September 10 13th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. At the Gateway Gettysburg Complex, 95 Presidential Circle. Call 717-334-8151 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 23 Farnsworth House Paracon. A unique paranormal conference at the historic Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 717-334-8838 for details.

October in Gettysburg, PA

Saturday, October 6-Sunday, October 7 53rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival. At the South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Biglerville. Held also October 13-14. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 717-677-9413 for details.

November

Saturday, November 18 Remembrance Day. Held annually to commemorate Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Includes wreath layings at various monuments, a parade at 1 p.m., and a candlelight remembrance at the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Call 717-334-6274 for more information.

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If you have an item for our Calendar of Events, send it to us (be sure to include place, time of event and a phone number for information):

The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com

For special events only. Information must reach us by the 10th of the month which precedes the month of your event. Complete info MUST be sent to us-do NOT simply refer us to a Facebook page or website-for your event to be published in our calendar.
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