Through September | Music In The Vineyards
Four new bands will be performing this year, along with all of your favorites from last year. Bring a picnic (local food trucks will also be on hand), buy some wine and dance the night away. Also, join the vineyard in celebrating its 40th Anniversary Concert on July 14 and enjoy complimentary samples of the vineyard’s new sparkling strawberry wine, Strawberry Kiss. Over 21 only, no pets permitted. Admission is required. July 7: Pocketful O’Soul. July 14: Mama Tried. July 21: Vinyl Groov. July 28: Cruise Control. August 4: Fabulous Cheeze Brothers and Sisters. August 11: Central City Orchestra. August 18: The Josh Squared Band. August 25: The Maxwell Project. September 1: The Uptown Band. 140 Vintage Dr., Bainbridge. Information: 717-426-3514 or nissleywine.com.
July 3 and 4 | Lititz Lion’s Club Annual 4th of July Parade & Concert and 201st July 4th Celebration
July Fourth festivities kick off on July 3 with the 27th Patriotic Parade. Following the parade, there will be live entertainment by Rick K. and The Allnighters in the park. Broad and Main streets, Lititz. 6:30 p.m. Information: lititzlions.org/patriotic-parade.
Return on the Fourth to celebrate one of the oldest, continuous community-wide celebrations in the nation. (Rain date is July 5.) 24 N. Broad St., Lititz. Information: 717-626-8981 or lititzspringspark.org.
July 22 | Swing Dance Party at The Red Caboose Motel
The Red Caboose is pleased to present Swing! as part of its 2018 Summer Entertainment Series. Featuring LindyCentral and the New Holland Swing Band, enjoy an evening of social dancing in The Barn. Swing lessons will be presented prior to an evening of dancing. Concessions and drinks will be available for purchase on-site. Ticket prices vary. 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks. 5-9 p.m. Information: 717-687-5000 or redcaboosemotel.com.
July and August | Long’s Park Summer Music Series
Long’s Park Amphitheater
The schedule for the Summer Music Series, now in its 56th season, is as follows: July 1: The US Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” (followed with fireworks). July 8: The Lords of 52nd Street. July 15: Birds of Chicago. July 21: Maxwell Project. July 22: Lawrence. July 29: Curtis Harding. August 5: Afro-Cuban All Stars. August 12: Old Blind Dogs. August 18: Stu Huggens & the Susquehanna River Band. August 19: Black Violin. August 26: Ed Palermo Big Band. 1441 Harrisburg Pike. Information: 717-735-8883 or longspark.org/summer-music-series.
July 14 and 21 | Annual Washington Boro Tomato Festival
The festival features live entertainment, tons of food, games and activities. Musical entertainment includes Borderline on July 14, and Stu Huggens and the Black Hats on July 21. Kids will delight in the inflatable bounce house. Proceeds benefit Blue Rock Fire Rescue, Support Group. Food sales begin at 4 p.m.; bands begin at 5 p.m. Intersection of routes 999 and 441, Washington Boro. Information: 717-872-9345 or bluerockfire.com.
July 3 and 4 | The Star Barn Grand Opening
The Historic 1877 Star Barn and its ancillary structures were disassembled and moved from Middletown to Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, where they have been meticulously reconstructed and restored. The community is invited to attend The Star Barn Village Grand Opening. Net profits will benefit Brittany’s Hope, an organization that aids abandoned children worldwide; information can be found at brittanyshope.com. The event will include a full-color commemorative Star Barn booklet; admission to all buildings and attractions of The Star Barn Village, Ironstone Ranch and The Star Barn Museum; for the kids there will be a petting zoo, games and face painting; yard games and demonstrations set up throughout the property and more. July 4th: Fireworks display, starting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Commemorative Tickets: thestarbarn.com/grand-opening/. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your Family Pass. Information: 941-920-2013 or thestarbarn.com/grand-opening/.
July 6 | Hops ‘N’ Clocks
This 11th annual beer-tasting event provides guests with local brews and the area’s finest food, live music by Fire in the Glen and a chance to win door prizes. Nine breweries are joining the fun this year. Attendees must be 21 or older. For designated drivers or those just looking for an alternative, there will also be plenty of nonalcoholic drinks! A limited number of tickets will be sold. Tickets are $30 and $15 for designated drivers. Proceeds will benefit the museum, its library and research center. Tickets go on sale June 1 at 10 a.m.514 Poplar St., Columbia. 6-9 p.m. Information: 717-684-8261, ext. 211, or museumoftime.org.
July 19 and 21 | Terre Hill Days Festival and Craft Fair
Come celebrate the best of summer at Terre Hill Days. Free live entertainment each day, along with great food, games and carnival rides, creates a fun family-friendly atmosphere for all ages. There will be special events daily (a schedule can be found on the website). Thursday night is local bands night, along with a special ride-all-night wristband. Be sure to check out the annual Terre Hill Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast will be served in the pavilion during the fair. Other special events on Saturday include an airplane candy scramble, children’s entertainment, outhouse races and more. The festival comes to a close Saturday with fireworks at 10 p.m. 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill. Information: 717-445-4581 or terrehilldays.com.
July 12 | Wine & Paint Night
Zole Art Factory is teaming up with Strasburg Rail Road to provide an exclusive Wine & Paint Night. Enjoy a scenic ride through “Amish Country” as you sip a glass of wine and dine on fruit and cheese selections. Then, after your train ride, start to work on your painted canvas masterpiece (train will not be in motion while passengers are painting). 301 Gap Rd., Ronks. Train departs at 7 p.m. Information: 1-866-725-9666 or strasburgrailroad.com.
Through September 30 | Festival of Fountains
The Main Fountain Garden celebration continues with jaw-dropping fountain performances daily and extended hours for illuminated fountain performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The garden design invites guests to discover new garden gems. In addition, the popular Fireworks & Fountains returns with new shows. Festival of Fountains also features the gardens in their summer splendor. Attendees can also embark on a hike in the expansive Meadow Garden, take a stroll among Longwood’s historic trees and enjoy sitting under the stars with family and friends in the Beer Garden. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 610-388-1000 or longwoodgardens.org.