Through July 1 | The Art of the Big Print: Master Lancaster Printmakers
This unique exhibit features the creative talents of six master printmakers, including Milt Friedly, Jeff Geib, Matthew Lawrence, Robert Patierno, Gene Shaw and Brant Schuller. For the exhibit, each of these artists, who live and work locally, created a 30×40-inch relief print on a piece of Baltic birch wood. In addition to the commissioned pieces, other examples of their printmaking can be seen. 135 N. Lime St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Information: 717-299-9940 or demuth.org.
June 29 | Celebrate Lancaster
Regarded as the kick-off to Fourth of July festivities, this celebration of culture and diversity features two stages of live entertainment, more than 20 food vendors, two pub areas and fireworks. Penn and Lancaster squares. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Information: 717-291-4758 or visitlancastercity.com/celebrate-lancaster.
June 2 | 42nd Annual Red Rose Run
This 5-mile race, which attracts more than 1,000 participants, will wind its way through the city and Lancaster County Central Park. A kids’ fun run and wheelchair race will also be held. Runners over the age of 21 are invited to visit the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden after the race until 11 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Lancaster Central Market. 100 block of N. Queen St. 8 a.m. Information: 717-291-4758 or visitlancastercity.com/red-rose-run.
June 23 | 3rd Annual Read in the Garden
Northwest Section of Lancaster City
Explore beautiful, fun gardens near Buchanan Park and discover a world of possibilities that reading provides. This outdoor event benefits and is hosted by the Lancaster County Reach Out and Read program, which promotes early literacy by making books available through healthcare providers and by encouraging parents to read aloud to their children. Each garden will have a unique theme, along with a guest reader, exploration and a craft or activity. The self-paced walking tour is guaranteed fun for children ages 2-12. Tickets are required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information and registration: rorlancaster.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 29-30 | Farm to Fork Fondo
Sponsored and coordinated by Wrenegade Sports, whose founder is former pro cyclist Tyler Wren, the event celebrates the relationship that exists between cycling enthusiasts, farmers and nature. Rides of varying distances include stops for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. This year’s event focuses on Eastern Lancaster and Western Chester counties. New this year are updated routes, a pre-ride Forto coffee station, a Bianchi bike giveaway and more. Food events include a Meet the Farmers Dinner on June 29 and a Post-ride Barbeque on June 30. 150 Wyebrook Rd., Honey Brook. Information:
June 16-24 | Building Industry Association 2018 Parade of Homes
Discover the latest trends in design, décor, creative floor plans and more at this year’s annual event being held weekdays from 5-8 p.m. and on weekends from 12-6 p.m. View the amazing craftsmanship of local building professionals. And, for those wanting a sneak peek of several of the homes, check out Chefs on Parade – a ticketed culinary tour of delectable tastings prepared by local chefs – which will be held June 14, 5-9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from Chefs on Parade will benefit the Central PA Food Bank. Information: 717-569-2674 or lancasterparadeofhomes.com.
June 23-24 | Secret Gardens of Strasburg Tour
Various locations in Strasburg
Explore nine beautiful gardens – all exhibiting unique landscaping designs – in and around Strasburg. Along the way, you can discover the hidden treasures of the area. And, don’t miss the garden centers and greenhouses that abound. Make a day of it and enjoy a meal at a Strasburg-area restaurant. The tour is sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Society. Advance tickets ($15) can be purchased at Speckled Hen, Java Junction, Smokestack BBQ, Hart Road Pottery and Main Street Antiques. Day of tickets ($20) can be purchased at the Shroy House (122 S. Decatur St.). June 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24, 1-4 p.m. (rain/shine). Information: strasburgheritagesociety.org.
June 8-10 | 35th Annual Demuth House & Garden Tour & Garden Party
The Demuth Museum is hosting its annual fundraising event that kicks off with a Friday evening garden party – live music, a silent art auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails – that will be held at Conestoga House and Gardens (1608 Marietta Ave.). This year’s self-guided tour will feature select Lancaster residences, offering a vast array of innovative urban gardens, distinctive architecture and unique home interiors, as well as the gardens at the Demuth Museum and Conestoga House, where a plant sale will be held. Reservations/tickets are required for the garden party. Advance ($18) and day of ($20) tickets for the tour can be purchased at the museum (120 E. King St.). June 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (rain/shine). Information: 717-299-9940 or demuth.org.
Through January 5 | Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
A needle’s eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill – these are just a few of the inspirations for Winterthur’s first-ever outdoor exhibit that allows visitors to step into the imaginative and entertaining world of garden follies. Explore a fantastic display of contemporary and historic architectural features – from a Gothic-inspired tower to American summerhouses to a faerie cottage and more – all set within the majestic beauty of Henry Francis du Pont’s 60-acre garden. 5105 Kennett Pike Wilmington, Delaware. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 800-448-3883 or winterthur.org.
June 2 | Pedal to Preserve 2018
The Lancaster Farmland Trust invites you to join its annual community bicycling event, which benefits the Trust and farmland preservation. The day offers routes of 6, 20 and 51 miles, something for all ages and ability levels. All three routes are marked and offer scenic views of more than 75 preserved, family-owned farms. Breakfast snacks, coffee, lunch, on-course support vehicles and water/rest stops are included in registration. (This is a leisure cycling event, not a race.) Also, new this year, the Lancaster Farmland Trust has added a free half-mile walk option exclusively for the residents of Garden Spot Village. 51-mile ride departs at 8 a.m., 20-mile ride departs at 9 a.m., and 6-mile ride departs at 9:30 a.m. 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Information: 717-687-8484, lancasterfarmlandtrust.org/pedaltopreserve or email@example.com.