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.

September

Friday, September 2  First Friday.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association.  Featuring special events, live music, demonstrations, artist receptions, book signings, special sales and longer business hours (until 8 p.m.).  Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Friday, September 2  Empty Bowls Ice Cream Fundraiser. Held in Lincoln Square, 4-8 p.m.  Purchase a bowl at the nearby ARM Thrift Store in Lincoln Square to get your ticket.  Proceeds benefit the Adams County Mission.  Call 717-334-7502 for more information.

Friday, September 2  Inspired by Gettysburg – Artist in Residence. At the Gettysburg Railroad Depot, 35 Carlisle Street, 5-8 p.m.  Call 717-338-4469 for more information.

Friday, September 2  2016 Car Show. At the Markets at Hanover, 1649 Broadway Street, Hanover.  Show begins at 5 p.m.  Call 717-646-1649 for details.

Friday, September 2-Saturday, September 3  9 th Annual Dahlia Show.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Dahlia Society.  At the Harbaugh-Thomas Library, 59 West York Street, Biglerville.  From 2-5:30 p.m. on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday.  Call 717-359-9474 for details.

Friday, September 2-Saturday, September 3   Hauser After Hours. At Hauser Estate  Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville.  Includes live music, winery tours, and warm food available.  Held weekends in September.  Call 717-334-4888 for details.

Saturday, September 3  Lincoln Highway Jubilee.  At Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville.  Includes antique car exhibit, live music, crafts and more.  Food available.  Free admission.  From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Celebrates the century old Lincoln Highway, America’s first national roadway.  Call 724-879-4241 for details. 

Saturday, September 3  125th Anniversary Monument Re-Dedication.  Sponsored by the Ward Hill Lamon Civil War Roundtable and the Illiana Civil War Historical Society.   A dedication of all Illinois Memorials on the battlefield.  Meet at the 8th Illinois monument on Reynolds Avenue at 5 p.m.  Free to the public.  Call 765-793-5668 for more information.

Saturday, September 3  Courtyard Chats. At The Rupp House, 451 Baltimore Street.  Free to the public.  Featuring visits with living historians who represent civilians and soldiers from the Battle of Gettysburg.  Chats begin at 6:30 p.m.  Held every Saturday in September.  Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 877-874-2478 for details.

Saturday, September 3  Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital. At Christ Lutheran Church, 44 Chambersburg Street.  Free to the public, program begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call 717-334-5212 for details.

Saturday, September 3  Saturday Spotlight. At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue.  Program begins at 7:30 p.m.  Featuring a Civil War Photography Extravaganza.  Call 717-334-6245 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 3-Sunday, September 4  Living History Encampments. At the Pennsylvania Memorial and Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg National Military Park.  From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Free to the public.  Held weekends through October 30.  Call 717-338-4469 for more information.

Saturday, September 3-Sunday, September 4  First South Carolina Company A Living History Encampment.  At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free to the public.  Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Saturday, September 3-Sunday, September 4  East Meets West Living History Weekend.  At the Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road.  A living history experience focusing on both theatres of the war, including speakers, tours, and demonstrations.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  Call 717-337-0032 for details.

Sunday, September 4  “Georgia, Your Sister is Dead”.  A dramatic recreation of the tragic loss of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg.  At Ghostly Images, 777 Baltimore Street, 7:30 p.m.  Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.

Monday, September 5  Labor Day.

Monday, September 5  New Sister City Ceremony. Held in various Gettysburg venues, including Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, and the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue.  Gettysburg welcomes her new sister city, Sekigahara, Japan with special programs thoughout the day.  Call 717-334-6245 or 717-334-1160 for more information.

Wednesday, September 7  Paint Your Pet Night.  At Land of Little Horses, 125 Glenwood Drive, 6-8 p.m.  Photo of pet needed 2 weeks before event if possible.  Call 717-334-7259 for details.

Friday, September 9-Sunday, September 11  “National Theatre Live” Festival.  At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Limited tickets available.  Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 10  42nd Annual Colonial Day.  Held in downtown East Berlin, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Includes Colonial musical entertainment, demonstrations, and exhibits.  Vendors and food available.  Call 717-259-0822 for details.

Saturday, September 10  Bi-Annual Community Yard Sale. At the Gettysburg Area Rec Park, 545 Long Lane.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All 717-334-2028 for more information.

Saturday, September 10-Sunday, September 11  12th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. At Gateway Gettysburg.  Featuring samples of the area’s best cuisine and wineries.  Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Sunday, September 11 Patriot’s Day.

Sunday, September 11 Music, Gettysburg! At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge.  Concert begins at 4 p.m.  Featuring the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra.  Free to the public.  Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for more information.

Monday, September 12-Wednesday, September 14  A Transformational Journey From Gettysburg.  An open enrollment leadership development program.  At the David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square.  Call 717-338-9971 for more information.

Thursday, September 15  Fall Wreath Making Class.  At Nana’s Farmhouse, 3525 Fairfield Road.  Materials provided.  Please pre-register.  Call 717-398-6341 for details.

Friday, September 16  10th Annual Salsa Dancing on the Square.  A celebration of 32 years of Gettysburg’s relationship with sister city Leon, Nicaragua.  From 5:30 to 11 p.m.  Free admission.  Call 717-334-5181 for more information.

Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 17  Liberation of New Oxford WW2 Reenactment.  Commemoration begins at the New Oxford Train Station, 206 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford on Friday afternoon.  A USO dance will be held Friday evening at 7:30.  Reenactment of German invasion and subsequent battle and capture of POWs will be held in New Oxford on Saturday, 8-11 a.m.  Call 717-624-2800 for more information.

Friday, September 16-Sunday, October 2   Gypsy.  Presented by the Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street.  Call 717-334-2692 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, September 17  Gettysburg Farmers’ Market Tour and Cooking Class. Held at One Lincoln Square, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Call 717-688-9584 for details.

Saturday, September 17-Sunday, September 18  World War II Weekend. An annual event at the Eisenhower National Historic Site.  Featuring living histories, exhibits, and appearances by World War II veterans and civilians.  From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Sunday, September 18  25th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival. At the Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane.  From noon to 5 p.m.  Includes live music, activities for children, vendors, crafts, and ethnic food.  Call 717-334-8943 for more information.

Tuesday, September 20  Historic Gettysburg/Adams County Monthly Meeting. At the GAR Hall, 53 East Middle Street, 7:30 p.m.  Free to the public.  Featured speaker is historian and author Mark Dunkelman, who will give a lecture on Amos Humiston, a father whose death at Gettysburg received national recognition.  Call 717-334-5185 for more information.

Thursday, September 22-Sunday, September 25  Lincoln at Gettysburg.  Presented by Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours.  Includes a bus tour detailing Lincoln’s trip to Gettysburg en route to giving his Gettysburg Address.  Call 717-264-7101 for registration information.

Friday, September 23  3rd Annual Adams County Historical Society Golf Outing. Call 717-334-4723, ext. 201 for registration information.

Saturday, September 24  Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. Held in downtown Gettysburg, with vendors from various states.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg Retail Merchants’ Association.  Held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Call 717-253-5750 for more information.

Saturday, September 24  Outdoor Antique & Vintage Market. At Rebel’s Roost Antiques, 2885 York Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 717-479-5524 for details.

Saturday, September 24  An Evening With the Painting.  A closer, more personal view of the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.  Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation.  At the Ford Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike.  Program begins as park closes at 5 p.m.  Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 24  Fame, The Musical. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Performance begins at 8 p.m.  Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, September 24  Polish Pottery Bingo.  A fundraiser event at the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street, 5:30 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the beautification and lighting of historic Baltimore Street.  Call 717-479-1083 for more information.

Saturday, September 24-Sunday, September 25  36th Annual Pippinfest.  Held on Main Street in historic Fairfield, Pennsylvania, located 8 miles west of Gettysburg on Route 116.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 717-642-5640 or contact the website at www.pippinfest.com for details.

Saturday, September 24-Sunday, September 25  Soldiers of the Civil War.  An annual living history and presentation at the Daniel Lady Farm, 986 Hanover Road.  Call 717-338-1776 for details.

Sunday, September 25  Ballroom Dancing. At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7:30-9:30 p.m.   Featuring live, Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band.  Call 717-845-4277 for details.

Monday, September 26  Gettysburg Community Concert Performance. Featuring Vassily Primakov on the piano.  At the Gettysburg High School Auditorium, 1130 Old Harrisburg Road, 7:30 p.m.  Presented by the Gettysburg Community Concert Association.  Call 717-334-3788 for ticket information.

 

October Events

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 717-334-6274 for details.

Saturday, October 15  Annual Adams County Road Rally.  Experience a beautiful drive through Adams County.  It’s not a race but a contest.  Proceeds benefit the Land Conservancy of Adams County.  Register through the website at www.LCACnet.org .

Friday, October 21  16th Annual Masquerade Party.  Presented by the Adams County Arts Council.  At the Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square, from 8 p.m. to midnight.  Theme is Comic Book Characters.  Call 717-334-5006 for ticket information.

Sunday, October 23  Gettysburg Blue/Gray Half Marathon and 5K Run. Event begins at Straban Township Park, Gettysburg, at 7:30 a.m.  Must pre-register.  Call 866-329-9382 for registration information.

Tuesday, October 25  Gettysburg Halloween Parade.  Free to the public.  Parade begins at Lefever Street and follows historic Baltimore Street through Lincoln Square.  Parade begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call 717-334-1518 for more information.

 

November

Friday, November 11  Adams County Appreciation Day.  At Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike.  All Adams County residents may tour the museum, Cyclorama, and the David Wills house free of charge on this day.  Call 877-874-2478 for details.

Saturday, November 12  Share the Love Gift Fair and Holiday Bazaar.  At the St. Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road.  From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Local vendors, baked goods, and artisans.  Call 717-334-0333 for more information.

Friday, November 18-Saturday, November 19  14th Annual Presidents’ Dinner and Ball.  At The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square.  Event begins at 5:30 p.m.  Friday evening’s ball is a Grand Masquerade Ball, Saturday’s is a Crystal Ball – women are encouraged to wear tiaras.  Period dress encouraged.  Call 717-420-5145 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 19  Remembrance Day.   An annual event commemorating Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  Includes a 19th century parade at 2 p.m., wreath laying at various memorials, and an illuminating tribute in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.  Call 717-334-6274 for more information.

December

Saturday, December 3  A Day on Your Own in New York City.  Chartered by the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority.  Bus departs from the Rec Park at 545 Long Lane at 6 a.m. and departs NYC for Gettysburg at 6 p.m.  Registration is due two weeks before departure and subject to availability.  Call 717-334-3367 for more information.

Friday, December 9-Friday, December 23  A Christmas Carol.  At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  The Christmas classic returns.  Call 888-805-7056 for ticket information.

July in Gettysburg PA

Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 3 2017   Gettysburg 154th Anniversary Battle Reenactment.  At the Gettysburg Movie Site, 965 Pumping Station Road.  Contact the website at www.gettysburgreenactment.com for ticket information.


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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