It’s time to shake off cabin fever and explore all that Lancaster, PA has to offer during the spring. Whether you prefer the great outdoors, al fresco dining, or themed festivals, there’s something for everyone this season.
Check out our list of 25 things to create your spring itinerary:
2] Bid on bargains at a Mud Sale.
Mud Sales are annual auctions held by communities featuring antiques quilts, locally-made crafts and more.
3] Celebrate Easter with family over brunch, dinner, Easter egg hunts, and events.
4] Bounce out cabin fever at Sky Zone Lancaster.
5] Discover the creative energy of the city during First Friday.
Art galleries and boutiques extend their hours for browsing during this monthly event.
6] Take in the tranquil countryside from aboard the Strasburg Rail Road.
7] Search for unique treasures and bargains at Lancaster’s eclectic antique shops.
Spring Antiques Extravaganza is held in the Antiques Capital region, April 27-30.
8] Head to Lititz for the annual Pretzel Fest.
Held on Saturday, May 6.
9] Experience the art scene in Downtown Lancaster with Spring ArtWalk.
This self-guided tour takes place Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.
10] Get a head start on your spring gardening at the Herb & Garden Faire at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.
Held on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13.
11] Fill your day with family fun at Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.
Open weekends beginning on April 29-30.
12] Enjoy fruity festivities at Kitchen Kettle Village’s Rhubarb Festival.
Tickle your taste buds Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20.
13] Celebrate Spring at Rock Ford Plantation’s May Fair Celebration.
Takes place on Sunday, May 21.
15] Explore learning with a twist at a kid-friendly museum.
16] Flock to Lancaster for great birding.
17] Relax with a picnic in the park.
18] Find fun for the thrill seekers at Hersheypark’s Springtime in the Park.
Held on April 8-9 and 14-16.
19] Ride as the Amish do with an authentic buggy ride.
20] Grab a paddle for adventures on the river.
21] Stop by Central Market for local goodies.
Open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
22] Tour the back roads and covered bridges.
23] Stop to smell the roses at Hershey Garden.
24] Refresh your wardrobe with a trip to the outlets.
25] Saddle up for a horseback ride along the trails at Ironstone Ranch.
To find even more exciting events and happenings, visit our events calendar.