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PENNSYLVANIA
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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NOTE: Grandma Ginny™ America's History Lady™ presents a page
of "Annual Celebrations of Historic Events" for each of the 50 states as
information comes available. These pages are designed to allow those
interested in American history to have a  free, easy to use,
"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY

DAUPHIN COUNTY

Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Farm Show
Largest agricultural event in America 10,000 animals,
over 270 commercial exhibitors
Since 1917
www.farmshow.state.pa.us

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mummer’s Parade
Oldest parade in the U.S.

(215) 336-3050


FEBRUARY

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Punxsutawney
Ground Hog Day
Featuring Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow.
Does he see it or doesn’t he, that is the question.

1 (800) 752-7455


MARCH

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Flower Show
Spectacular – a floral fantasy land.

Since 1835

www.theflowershow.com

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Second oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States

Since 1771

www.saintpatricksdayparade.com


APRIL

LANCASTER COUNTY

Lancaster
Annual Sheep Shearing Days at a Amish Farm and House.
Learn and experience the annual tradition of sheep shearing and also see a blacksmith and weaver at work.

(717) 394-6185

MAY

CHESTER COUNTY

Chadds Ford
Brandywine River Museum
Annual Antique Show

www.brandywinemueseum.org/antiques.html

CHESTER COUNTY

Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens Wine and Jazz Festival
Enjoy the sounds of jazz in this beautiful setting on this outdoor stage and the flower garden with the blooming tulips. Wine experts will be there to share their insights into wine topics.

(610) 399-1000


PHILDADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia
Jam on the River
Music, food, and crafts
Since 1985

www.jamontheriver.com

JUNE

ADAMS COUNTY

Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Festival – Celebrating America
Celebrate America’s contribution to the arts, music, theater, dance, culinary, film, and visual arts.

(717) 334-0853

CHESTER COUNTY

Chadds Ford
Brandywine Creek State Park
Civil War Experience

(302) 577-3534

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia
Annual Fete Day at Elfreth's Alley
Historic homes and buildings are open for ticketed visitors.
Since 1945

(215) 574-0560

YORK COUNTY

York
York County Made in America Tours
Go behind the scenes in more than 20 different factories.
Since 1998

(717) 852-9675


JULY

ADAMS COUNTY

Gettysburg
Civil War Reenactment of the battle at Gettysburg
Reenactment of 3 day battle with participants dressed in Union and Confederate uniforms
.
(717) 338-1525

BERKS COUNTY

Kutztown
The Kutztown Folk Festival
Nine day festival featuring:
 Pennsylvania Dutch folk lure, goods and folk art and crafts,
plus  America’s largest quilt sale.
Since 1950

(888) 674-6136

DELAWARE COUNTY

Havertown
Annual Poconos Blues Festival
Brings together a side range of spectrums  of the blues music from gospel musicians to contemporary
Since 1992

(570) 443-8425

AUGUST

CHESTER COUNTY

CHADDS FORD
Brandywine Creek State Park
Revolutionary War reenactment

(302) 577-3534


PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Folk Festival
One of the oldest music festivals in the world
Since 1969

(215) 247-1300


SEPTEMBER

BUTLER COUNTY

Saxonburg
Penn’s Colony Festival
History of French and Indian War
Began in 1753 when George Washington traveled from
Virginia to this area to deliver a letter telling the
French to leave English territory.
  Events led to French and Indian War

(412) 487-6922

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

Greensburg
Arts and Heritage Festival – Westmoreland
Over 220 professionals from all over the world  with their woodwork to metal work, from glass to leather and even a photography
Since 1961

(724) 834-7474


OCTOBER

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

Ligonier
Fort Ligonier Days
Three day festival commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier.
  A key battle in the French and Indian War

(724) 238-9701

NOVEMBER

ADAMS COUNTY

Gettysburg
Remembrance Day and 
Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Parade of Civil War troops and a memorial service at Gettysburg National Cemetery

1 (800) 337-5015



DECEMBER

BUCKS COUNTY

Washington Crossings
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Memorial reenactment  of historic crossing Christmas 1776.
Witness General Washington and his troops,
speeches, activities and demonstrations for this event.
This cannot replicate the cold, the courage and the blizzard conditions
that the men had to endure, but this is a wonderful history lesson. 
Weather dictates the reenactment of the crossing.
Since 1952

(215) 493-4076


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