1 Through August 31 | Music in the Vineyards
If you appreciate music and wine, then you will want to attend this musical concert series. Bring a picnic (food vendors will also be on hand), buy some wine and dance the night away. The lineup for July is as follows: July 6: Vinyl Groov (Motown-Philly-Stax, Classic Rock). July 13: Pocketful O’Soul (Soul, Funk, Classic R&B). July 20: Mama Tried Band (High-energy Variety). July 27: Central City Orchestra (R&B Favorites, Disco, Funk, Pop). Over 21 only, no pets permitted. Admission is required. 140 Vintage Dr., Bainbridge. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Information: 717-426-3514 or nissleywine.com.
2 June 29-September 2 | 2019 Entertainment in the Park
Kicking off the 40th anniversary of the New Holland Summer Arts Program, the New Holland Arts & Crafts Festival, scheduled for June 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., brings more than 75 artists, crafters, hobbyists and professionals together. Entertainment in the Park, which kicks off July 4 and runs through August, will include an entertaining lineup of musical talents from country and oldies to jazz and island music. (See website for the complete lineup.) 401 E. Jackson St., New Holland. Information: newhollandsummerarts.com.
3 July 3 & 4 | Lititz Lion’s Club Annual 4th of July Parade & Free Concert and the 202nd July 4th Celebration
Spend the Fourth of July in the charming town of Lititz. The 28th patriotic parade will fill the streets of Lititz on July 3, beginning at Broad and Kleine streets. Following the parade, entertainment will be provided by Rick K. and The Allnighters in Lititz Springs Park (24 N. Broad St., Lititz). 6:30 p.m. Information: lititzlions.org.
The next day, celebrate one of the country’s oldest Fourth of July events, Lititz’s 202nd July 4th Celebration, held in Lititz Springs Park. 12-11 p.m. Information: lititz4thofJuly.com.
4 July 19-August 4 | Evita
Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Perón’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, this Tony-winning musical follows Eva Perón on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actor and to the most powerful woman in Latin America. Lyrics by Tim Rice; music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Susquehanna Stage Company’s 2019 season marks the debut of its new home, the Marietta Center for the Arts, a multi-use facility that offers art-centered educational opportunities, a theater, a secondary stage and event space. The Center is headquartered in a gorgeous stone church building that dates to 1853. 133 W. Market St., Marietta. Information: 717-426-1277 or susquehannastageco.com.
5 Through August 10 | Annie
Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite orphan is back! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie escapes the clutches of the greedy Miss Hannigan, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Filled with unforgettable songs like It’s a Hard-Knock Life, I Don’t Need Anything But You, Easy Street and the eternal anthem of optimism, Tomorrow, you won’t want to miss this classic tale. 510 Centerville Rd. Information: 717-898-1900 or dutchapple.com.
6 Through November 2 | Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
NASA is landing on Cherry Crest Adventure Farm to celebrate this year’s Amazing Maize Maze® theme: Man on the Moon: 1969-2019. The 5-acre moon maze and its interactive game turns trekkers into Apollo 11 astronauts as they blast off into the stalks of Cherry Crest’s corny version of outer space. Solve easy to ultimate challenges, find hidden clues to fill in the map to Victory Bridge, experience fun diversions and cool off at the Corn Café.
On July 19, you can meet the NASA team, including Chief Technologist Douglas Terrier, as well as NASA Astronaut Alvin Drew, and learn about NASA Spin-off Technologies used by farmers today. The display will remain in the Discovery Barn until closing day, November 2.
Also new this year is The Feed Mill, where you can climb, crawl and balance your way through a tricky rope course. Plus, you can meander through acres of gorgeous sunflowers, a summer/fall addition to the farm’s Fall Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins & Popcorn. 150 Cherry Hill Rd., Ronks. Hours vary by the season. Information: 717-687-6843 or cherrycrestfarm.com.
7 July 13 & 20 | 2019 Blue Rock Fire Rescue Support Group Tomato Festival
Celebrate Washington Boro’s iconic tomato at this festival that features live musical entertainment, tons of food, games and activities for the young and young at heart. Musical entertainment includes Borderline on July 13 and Stu Huggens and the Black Hats on July 20. Proceeds benefit Blue Rock Fire Rescue Support Group. Free admission and parking. Food sales begin at 4 p.m.; music begins at 5 p.m. Intersection of routes 999 and 441 in Washington Boro. Information: 717-872-9345 or bluerockfire.com.
8 July 6-August 18 | 57th Annual Community Art Exhibition
This show celebrates the vast amount of artistic talent found throughout Lancaster County. Artists, age 16 and older, residing or working in Lancaster County, submitted original artwork for this juried exhibit. Artwork includes photography, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, carved wood and mixed media. An opening reception will be held July 5 from 5-8 p.m. 135 N. Lime St. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Information: 717-394-3497 or lmapa.org.
9 July 27 | Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show
Make plans to attend the Lititz Art Association’s 52nd annual fine art show in Lititz Springs Park. Guests will view original artwork and fine art reproductions of over 140 artists, both local and out-of-state. Visitors may also browse the booths of the artists and purchase their creations. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, drawings, ceramics and sculpture of different kinds can be seen and purchased at the show. 24 N. Broad St., Lititz. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: lititzartassociation.com.
10 July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 | Children’s Event: Stories on the Porch
During this program, a Rock Ford docent reads a selected story of Early America to children while gathered on the spacious porch of the mansion. Following the story, children participate in a fun activity. Afterwards, children and their adults may enjoy the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Stories on the Porch is geared toward children from preschool through fifth grade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. This is a free event; donations are always welcome. Reservations are not required for this event. Program held rain or shine. 881 Rockford Rd. 10-11 a.m. Information: 717-392-7223 or rockfordplantation.org.