Top 10 March To-Dos

Photo courtesy of Lancaster County Wood Carvers.

1. Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival

March 11-12 | Millersville University Student Memorial Center

This festival will feature exhibitors displaying their woodcarving and wildlife art, live demos, door prizes, presentations, a silent auction, hands-on carving sessions and vendors. Art will be available for purchase from many artists and carvers. This year’s theme is Wonders in Wood and will feature special guest Kevin Applegate, an accomplished woodcarver and member of Caricature Carvers of America. The show will be open Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for those with a student or military ID. Parking is free. Information: lancarvers.com.


Photo courtesy of LAIF.

2. Lawilowan American Indian Festival

March 11-12 | Park City Center – BonTon Building

Celebrate Native American culture with drumming, singing, dancing, flute circles, crafts, vendors and food. The event will also feature a dreamcatcher raffle to raise money for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Admission is $5 per person and free for kids under 7 and adults over the age of 65. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: lawilowan.com or on Facebook.


Photo by Kirk Zutell.

3. Charter Day

March 12 | State-owned Museums

Pennsylvania was created when England’s King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn in 1681. The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate Pennsylvania’s 342nd birthday with free admission to certain state-owned museums. Participating Lancaster-area museums include Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum (landisvalleymuseum.org), Ephrata Cloister (ephratacloister.org), Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (rrmuseumpa.org) and Cornwall Iron Furnace (cornwallironfurnace.org). Information: phmc.pa.gov or 717-787-3362.


Photo by Beth Cardwell Photography.

4. WeeUsables Consignment Event

March 15-18 | Spooky Nook Sports

Find everything you need for the little ones in your life, including baby gear, toys, books, puzzles, clothing and more. Over 850 local families have consigned their new and gently used items in this sale. There will also be a variety of vendors on-site. On Saturday, everything will be half off, and from 6:30-7:30 p.m., there will be a cash-only stuff-a-bag sale. Each bag will cost $10, and all money collected will be given to a local charity. Parking is free, as well as admission on Thursday-Saturday. Tickets must be purchased for the pre-sale on Wednesday. Information: weeusablesevent.com or 717-495-2855.


Photo courtesy of YWCA Lancaster.

5. Taste of Success Culinary Showdown

March 24 | Listrak

Experience a culinary, interactive cook-off event featuring the talents of students from Lancaster County Career & Technology Center. Enjoy a variety of appetizers and desserts and vote for your favorite dishes. A bar featuring local beer and wine will also be available. The evening benefits the New Choices Career Development Program at YWCA Lancaster, which provides free career development through individualized coaching sessions and workshops. The event will take place from 6-8:45 p.m. Information: one.bidpal.net/newchoices or 717-393-1735.


Photo courtesy of Prima Theatre.

6. Into the Woods

March 10-12, 17-18, 24-25 | Prima Theatre

Enjoy this Tony Award-winning musical that takes everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a modern classic. A host of fairytale characters pursues their happily ever after, but each must learn the responsibility of wishes that come true. The Prima production will be directed by Galia Backal, who was the resident director of the Broadway hit, SIX. Information: primatheatre.org/woods or 717-327-5124.


Photo courtesy of Junior League of Lancaster.

7. Run4Luck

Lancaster Country Day School | March 11

The Junior League of Lancaster is hosting their 18th-annual race to benefit the organization’s mission of improving communities by supporting women and promoting voluntarism. Lace up your running shoes and don your green gear for a 5K, 2-mile walk or a Fun Run for the little ones. There is also a virtual option available. The festivities kick off at 9 a.m. Information: jllancaster.org/run4luck or 717-392-2415.


Photo courtesy of Zenkaikon.

8. Zenkaikon

March 24-25 | Lancaster County Convention Center

For one weekend in March, the streets of Downtown Lancaster are filled with mystical creatures, cartoon characters and video-game avatars during Zenkaikon. The three-day event features panels, workshops, screenings, cosplay, video and tabletop gaming, live action role play (LARP), anime music videos (AMV), dances, vendors, artists and more. There will also be a variety of special guests, including voice actors, authors, cosplayers and comedians. Information: zenkaikon.com.


Photo courtesy of American Heart Association.

9. Lancaster Heart Ball

March 25 | Lancaster Country Club

Enjoy dinner, music, dancing, an engaging program and silent and live auctions while supporting a worthy cause. Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, while strokes rank second globally. The American Heart Association raises awareness for cardiovascular health and has invested over $5 billion in research to fight heart disease and stroke. The Heart Ball raises critical funds and promotes the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The event will be held from 6-11 p.m. Information: event.gives/56317 or 717-329-4678.


Liberty Homestead from Kingsville, MO. Photo courtesy of Lancaster Quilt Show.

10. Lancaster Quilt Show

March 29-April 1 | Wyndham Lancaster Resort

Browse a variety of quilts and quilting materials from 45 vendors from all over the country at the 31st-annual Lancaster Quilt Show. Visitors can also participate in a variety of classes and learn how to create table runners, bags, unique quilting techniques and more. Be sure to enter the free raffle to win over $1,300 worth of vendor donated products. Food vendors will also be on-site. Hours each day are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Information: Eventbrite.


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