Top 10 To-Dos for July 2022

1 The 205th Lititz Fourth of July Celebration | July 1-2

Lititz Springs Park

Patriotic pride fills the charming town of Lititz during their historic Fourth of July celebration. Kicking off on Friday, July 1, the Lititz Lions Patriotic Parade will fill the streets beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Main and Locust streets. Following the parade, enjoy a free concert from Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods, as well as the 79th Queen of Candles ceremony and candle lighting in the stream. Tickets are required for Saturday’s festivities which features live music, food trucks, a kid zone, a baby parade and the famous fireworks set to music at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online, at the gate or at Stauffers, Bomberger’s, Lititz Apothecary or the Lititz Welcome Center. All proceeds benefit the upkeep and improvement of Lititz Springs Park. 24 N. Broad St., Lititz. Information: lititz4thofjuly.com.


2 Summerfest | July 8-August 27

Photo courtesy of Nissley Vineyards.

Nissley Vineyards

Enjoy a summer evening filled with music and wine at this concert series held on Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August. Bring a picnic (food trucks are also on hand), buy some Nissley wine or Moo-Duck Brewery beer and dance the night away. The July lineup includes Pocketful O’ Soul (July 8), Mama Tried (July 9), D-Bo! (July 15), Downtown Sound (July 16), Jeanette Stillman Band (July 22), Central City Orchestra (July 23), Mockingbird Trio (July 29) and Jess Zimmerman Band (July 30). Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts start at 7:30 p.m. 140 Vintage Dr., Bainbridge. Information: 717-426-3514 or nissleywine.com/summerfest.


3 Lancaster Roots & Blues | July 9-10

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Downtown Lancaster

Get your groove on during this weekend of roots and blues that draws artists from near and far. The festival features over 50 artists from around the world playing at multiple venues all within walking distance of each other, such as Southern Market, The Lancaster County Convention Center, Holiday Inn Lancaster, Tellus360, Zoetropolis and more. The festival will also feature an art expo called ArtPart, which will feature a variety of art, jewelry and musical instruments and accessories inside the convention center. Information: 717-875-2772 or lancasterrootsandblues.com.


4 Washington Boro Tomato Festival | July 9 & 16

Photo by Jordan Bush.

Washington Boro Community Park

Celebrate Washington Boro’s iconic tomato at this festival that features live music, tons of food, games and activities for guests of all ages. There will be opportunities to enter a drawing for a smart TV, Google Nest, Alexa speaker and cash prizes. Musical entertainment includes Border Line on July 9 and Hammer Creek on July 16. Proceeds benefit the Blue Rock Fire Rescue. Food sales begin at 3 p.m. Live music starts at 5 p.m. Free admission and parking. 2010 River Road, Washington Boro. Information: 717-872-9345 or on Facebook.

5 Terre Hill Days | July 14-17

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Terre Hill Community Memorial Park

Celebrate summer with live entertainment, delicious food from over a dozen vendors, games and carnival rides during Terre Hill Days. In addition to a line-up of live music and other entertainment, the weekend-long festival will feature a few other special events, including a car cruise on Friday as well as an arts and craft fair and fireworks on Saturday. The festival wraps up on Sunday with a church service in the park and a community picnic. A full schedule of events can be found on their website. Parking and admission are free. Proceeds benefit Terre Hill Park. 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill. Information: 717-445-4581 or terrehilldays.com.


6 The Collective Pop-Up Event | July 16

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Hertzog Homestead Event Venue

The Collective is an outdoor artisan market that will feature food trucks, a flower bar, mini photo sessions, axe throwing and unique goods from local artisans and curators. On the surface, The Collective is an exciting shopping event, but there is a deeper purpose: raising awareness and finances to help victims of human sex trafficking. Every vendor at The Collective will be donating 5% of all sales to the North Star Initiative, which is a local safe house for survivors of human sex trafficking. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 470 W. Metzler Road, Ephrata. Information: 717-341-3642 or facebook.com/thecollectivemarketevent.


7 Sweet Corn Festival | July 16

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Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Nothing says summer like a fresh cob of sweet corn. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm’s tribute to the Lancaster County staple will feature specialty sweet corn menu items, corn crafts, games and a sweet corn eating contest. Live music will be provided by Mark DeRose & The Dreadnoughts from 1-4 p.m. Wine from Britain Hill Winery as well as beer from Our Town Brewery and Raney Cellars Brewing will be available. Be sure to check out this year’s corn maze, Celebrating America’s Beauty, which pays tribute to the 150-year anniversary of Yellowstone National Park, the oldest in the nation. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks. Information: 717-687-6842 or cherrycrestfarm.com/festivals.


8 Christmas in July | July 16

Photo by Nick Gould.

Clipper Magazine Stadium

Celebrate Christmas in July with the Lancaster Barnstormers who will be playing the Charleston Dirty Birds at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be in attendance to take pictures with guests. Also, win special prizes from K&A Appliance and enjoy post-game fireworks set to Christmas music. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. 850 N. Prince St., Lancaster. Information: 717-509-4487 or lancasterbarnstormers.com.



9 Civil War Weekend | July 16-17

Photo courtesy of Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

Travel back in time to the 1860s as reenactors transform Landis Valley into a Civil War-era village. Learn what life was like during the war with demonstrations, musket drills and hands-on activities that are fun and educational for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the museum. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster. Information: 717-569-0401 or landisvalleymuseum.org.


10 Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show | July 30

Photo courtesy of Lititz Art Association.

Lititz Springs Park

Lititz Springs Park’s natural beauty serves as a backdrop during the beloved Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show where guests can view original artwork and fine art reproductions from over 140 artists, both local and out-of-state. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, drawings, ceramics and sculpture can be seen and purchased at the show, which runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 24 N. Broad St., Lititz. Information: lititzartassociation.com/lititz-outdoor-fine-art-show.


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