Top 10 To-Dos for June 2023

Photo courtesy of Lancaster Rec.

1.Lancaster Beer Gardens | June 1-July 1

Various Locations

Lancaster Rec will be hosting a traveling beer garden throughout the month of June. The beer garden will transform Lancaster City parks into a community hub for networking, entertainment and yard games. Proceeds benefit Lancaster Rec’s programs.

June 1-10: Buchanan Park

June 14-17: Ewell Plaza

June 22-July 1: Musser Park

Hours are weekdays, 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-10 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-8 p.m.

Information: lancasterrec.org/beergardens or 717-392-2115.


Photo courtesy of Lancaster Conservancy.

2.Lancaster Water Week | June 2-10

Various Locations

Lancaster Water Week celebrates the 1,400 miles of streams and rivers in Lancaster County. These waterways are the source of our drinking water, drive economic and agricultural growth and allow us to escape into nature to fish, paddle and swim. Many of these streams are polluted, but there is an incredible effort underway to bring them back to health in our lifetime. Lancaster Conservancy will offer over 40 events during Water Week, including river paddles, workshops, hikes, maintenance and clean-up projects, tours and more.

 Information: lancasterconservancy.org/water-week or 717-392-7891.


Photo courtesy of EPC.

3.16th Annual EPC Golf Outing | June 9

Crossgates Golf Club

Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. will be hosting their 16th Annual EPC Golf outing at Crossgates Golf Club for the benefit of Good Samaritan Services. Tee times are available at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A bagged breakfast and Peters Chicken BBQ lunch will be provided for morning golfers, while a boxed lunch and chicken BBQ dinner are offered to afternoon golfers. Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win prizes including gift cards, a Barnstormers gift bag, Longwood Gardens tickets and more. Registration is required.

Information: epcgolfouting.com or 717-492-2531

Good Samaritan Services compassionately responds to homelessness and poverty through a unique and personalized approach to help their neighbors journey from crisis to stability. Serving over 500 men, women and children annually across Lancaster and Chester Counties, their vision is to see and serve all who may be overlooked. Learn more at goodsamservices.org.


Photo courtesy of Lancaster Liederkranz

4.A German Sommerfest | June 9-10

Lancaster Liederkranz

Enjoy an Oktoberfest-style celebration at Lancaster Liederkranz. Enjoy traditional German food, beer, music, song and dance. General admission will cost $7 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-15. They will also be accepting non-perishable food items to benefit the Mount Joy Food Bank. Those who bring a food item will receive $1 off adult admission. The fest will be held rain or shine from 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday and 12:30-11 p.m. The event is cash only.

Information: lancasterliederkranz.com or 717-898-8451.


Photo courtesy of Lancaster Central Market

5.Strawberry Festival | June 10

Lancaster Central Market

The second-annual Strawberry Festival will feature berry-themed specials, kids activities, live music, fresh strawberries and more. Goodies such as strawberry lemonade, strawberry shortbread, spreads, candies and much more. Find specialty items inside and outside the market and sit with your community at the long kitchen table that runs the length of William Henry Place. The event is free and open to the public. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Information: Facebook or 717-735-6890.


Photo courtesy of Oregon Dairy

6.Family Farm Days | June 13-15

Oregon Dairy

Bring the kids to Oregon Dairy for some farm fun. Enjoy guided tractor and wagon rides, samples of the dairy’s milk and ice cream, barnyard theatre presentations, stream studies by Lancaster Conservancy, agricultural exhibits and much more.

Information: oregondairy.com/family-fun/family-farm-days or 717-656-2856.


Photo courtesy of Celebrate Lancaster

7.Celebrate Lancaster | June 16

Downtown Lancaster

Celebrate Lancaster is an annual celebrations of the city’s vibrant residents and cultures. Enjoy food vendors, activities and games, beer gardens, live entertainment and a dance party. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Information: Facebook or 717-735-3138.


Photo courtesy of Creatively Lancaster.

8.Creatively Lancaster Makers Market | June 17

Clipper Magazine Stadium

Shop, eat and play at the Creatively Lancaster Summer Makers Market. Find a wide assortment of talented makers, artists, hobbyists, crafters, creators, bakers, designers, upcyclers and more. The market will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Information: creativelylancaster.com/events/june17.


Photo courtesy of Crispus Attucks Community Center.

9.Juneteenth Cultural Mixer | June 18

Crispus Attucks Community Center

Juneteenth National Independence Day celebrates the true end of slavery in the United States. The Crispus Attucks Community Center will host a cultural mixer to bring the community together in celebration of Juneteenth. This free event will include food and beverages, performances, history and time to gather and reflect. The mixer will take place from 5-8 p.m.

Information: lancastercountymag.com/event/annual-juneteenth-cultural-mixer or caplanc.org/juneteenth.


Photo courtesy of Ephrata Brewfest.

10.Ephrata Brewfest | June 24

Whistle Stop Plaza

Held in downtown Ephrata from 1-4 p.m., this brew fest benefits the Ephrata Public Library, the Ephrata Recreation Center and Mainspring of Ephrata. Attendees can enjoy beer and food from a variety of brewers and food trucks, as well as live music. Ephrata Brewfest will also feature an official competition with the U.S. Steinholding Association at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per person. Tickets for Ephrata Brewfest are $40. Designated driver tickets cost $10.

Information: ephratabrewfest.com or 717-738-9291.

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