Plan your visit to Lancaster County

Plan Your 2024 Visit to Lancaster County 

Are you planning a visit Lancaster County this coming year and on the lookout for fun events that you, your family or your group can attend? There are plenty of exciting shows, festivals, and experiences that everyone you are travelling with will love! From amusement parks to farm shows, there is something for everyone here in Lancaster. Let us help you plan your visit with a list of some of our guests’ favorite things to do.

Theatre, Performances and Music: 

  • Sight and Sound Theatre: On March 14, Sight and Sound Theatre in Ronks opens their latest production, Daniel. Running through December 31, this stunning production includes amazing performances, spectacular sets and costumes, beautiful music, and a story that you will never forget. Tickets available now online.
  • American Music Theatre: American Music Theatre is known for its great performances including celebrity concerts, games shows, theater, children’s shows and more. In 2024, you can check out acts including Marie Osmond, Dancing with the Stars: The Tour, Boyz to Men, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, On Your Feet, The Oakridge Boys, STOMP, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, Johnny Mathis and so much more. Plus, American Music Theatre puts on their 2024 Christmas Spectacular show, “Joy to the World”, from November 5 – December 31. This dazzling show will feature beautiful dancing, and stunning costumes, plus, both classic and modern Christmas songs performed by talent from all over the country. Get more information or purchase tickets today here.

Interested in other performances? Check out our list of local theaters and music venues.

Big Events in Lancaster County

  • 2024 U.S. Women’s Open: For golf lovers, this year’s Women’s U.S. Open is going to be held at the Lancaster Country Club from May 28 – June 2. Tickets are currently on sale, and can be purchased for single days, or for the whole event. Catch some of the best golfers in the nation compete for the title. Looking to play some golf when you visit Lancaster County. Check out this list of local golf courses.
  • Summer Fun in Lancaster: Come to Lancaster to check out some of the best art and craft shows in the country including the huge Lititz Craft Show. We have compiled a list of these summer art shows here.  Plus, make sure your 4th of July plans include Lancaster County. Lancaster County has a large number of fireworks displays, as well as concerts, parades and fairs all celebrating our nation’s birthday. For a list of fireworks and other Fourth of July fun, we have curated this July list just for you. 
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival and County Fair: Every September, the Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival and County Fair takes place in the heart of Lancaster County. In 2024, the festival will take place from September 12th to 15th. Located in the town of Bird-in-Hand, PA, this one-of-a-kind event promises an unforgettable experience. Get ready for a weekend filled with color, flying, music, food, and fun! This event is perfect for groups visiting the area and is a beautiful sight to behold every fall. Looking for some additional fall activities, here is a list for fall fun.

Lancaster Family Fun

  • Hersheypark: Located just outside of Lancaster County, Hersheypark is the largest amusement park in Pennsylvania, and is fun for the whole family. With plenty of thrills, games, shopping opportunities, food, and even a zoo, each member of your group is sure to find something they’ll love. Be sure to also stop by Hershey’s Chocolate World next door to experience how these tasty treats get made, and even create your own chocolate bar! Check their website for updated hours and dates. 
  • Dutch Wonderland: Be sure to pay a visit to Dutch Wonderland! With exciting rides, puppet shows, character meet and greets, delicious food, and a waterpark, your whole family will enjoy this amusement park. For hours and tickets, visit the Dutch Wonderland website.
  • Cherry Crest Adventure Farm: Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is the perfect place to bring your family for a day full of attractions, corn mazes, slides, animals and so much more. This farm boasts some of the largest mazes in the nation, and hosts festivals all through the summer that feature local breweries, wineries, and even fireworks displays. In the fall, come pick your own pumpkins and sunflowers and experience the beauty of the farm in the autumn season. Keep an eye on the Cherry Crest website for the hours of operation and events
  • The Amish Experience: Located on Plain & Fancy Farm, The Amish Experience has been giving tours of the Amish Farmlands and Lancaster County’s only designated “Heritage Site” which includes the Amish House and One Room School. It is great for individuals, families and large groups. In these tours, you will get to visit with Amish community members, and even experience an authentic meal in an Amish home. 

It’s impossible to list all of the great things to do in Lancaster County in one post. So, make sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram as we suggest more ideas for your visit to Lancaster County. 

Looking for a place to stay on your next trip to Lancaster County? 

AmishView Inn & Suites is located right in the heart of Amish Country and is close to many Lancaster attractions. Perfect for groups, families, and couples, AmishView is the perfect cozy getaway with scenic views and beautiful amenities. Book your stay with us today!