Lancaster City Events in 2007



Are you thinking about visiting Lancaster City but don't know when yet? Here are some of the Lancaster City events that will be taking place throughout 2007.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We will plan to list more events as information becomes available.

If you would like to see what special events are taking place in some of the other towns of Lancaster County, please click on the link for each month. You will then be directed to a page describing the events taking place throughout the entire county during that given month.


January

National Christmas Center exhibit at Quilt Museum - See and enjoy the special exhibits depicting the changing ways that Christmas was celebrated through each decade since 1900.

  • Location: Lancaster Quilt &Textile Museum, 37 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: October 21, 2006 through January 15, 2007
  • Time: Monday Through Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: This special event is included in regular museum admission: $6.00 for Adults, ages 18 and over; $4.00 for College and Graduate Students with a valid I.D.; Free for Youths, ages 17 and under.

4th Annual Gift of Art: A Celebration of Creative Giving - Enjoy this festive, multi-artist exhibit featuring original art by local Lancaster County artists.

  • Location: Troupe & Co. Fine Art Gallery, 112 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-394-3911
  • Date: December 1, 2006 through January 28, 2007

Classical Persuasions: Ernesto Tamayo - World famous classical guitarist Ernesto Tamayo will delight you with his fluent technique, expressive sound, and, intimate and passionate performance.

  • Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Duke & Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-399-9733
  • Date: January 5, 2007

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Romance of Rachmaninoff - Classical music lovers won't want to miss Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Symphony No. 2," plus "Voices from the Gallery," a witty and entertaining blend of music, spoken word and visual images. There will be a "Meet the Musicians" reception after Friday night's performance.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-397-7425
  • Date: January 12, 2007 to January 14, 2007
  • Time: Friday, January 12, 2007: 8:00 PM; Saturday, January 13, 2007: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday, January 14, 2007: 7:30 PM
  • Admission:Ticket prices vary depending on show time and seat. See website for details. www.lancastersymphony.org

Needlefelt Fruit Program - Ever think about starting a new hobby? Learn the basic techniques of needlefelting with raw wool. Students will create beautiful needlefelt fruit art and will be able to take home their finished project. No experience necessary.

  • Location: The Heritage Center of Lancaster County, 37 N. Market St., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: January 20, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $28 for members of the Heritage Center. $30 for Non-Members. Registration deadline: Jan. 13, 2007.

Grant Street Dance Project - This entertaining event features an intergenerational group of dancers noted for their versatility and frequent collaboration with regional artists, composers, musicians, and choreographers.

  • Location: Franklin & Marshall College, 501 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-291-3911
  • Date: January 27, 2007 and January 28, 2007
  • Time: Saturday, January 27, 2007: 8:00 PM; Sunday, January 28, 2007: 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $10.00 for Off-Campus Adults; $5.00 for students; $8.00 for Franklin & Marshall employees. Call 717-358-4858 for tickets.


February

Friendship Benefit Art Auction - From 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, there will be a reception and a silent auction. This will be followed by a live auction beginning at 8:00 p.m. There will be live music as well as refreshments available as you enjoy the many art displays.
  • Location: Mulberry Art Studio, 21 N. Mulberry St., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-656-2466 ( ext.112 )
  • Date: February 9, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance; $15 if purchased on the day of the event at the door.

In the making: Fastnachts Day - Learn the Pennsylvania Dutch traditions behind the fastnacht. This local specialty, which loosely resembles a kind of a deep-fried doughnut, has a historical connection to the 40 days of fasting for Lent. You will get to sample this tasty local favorite served before Ash Wednesday.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-569-0401
  • Date: February 20, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $9.00 for Adults; $7.00 for Senior Adults; $6.00 for Youths, ages 6 to 17; and Free for Young Children, ages 5 and under.


March

The 21 St. Annual Craft Show - All proceeds of this craft show will be used to provide scholarships for deserving local students. The show is presented by the Covered Bridge Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association.
  • Location: Conestoga Valley High School, Rill Gymnasium, 2110 Horseshoe Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-354-7905
  • Date: March 2, 2007
  • Time: 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM
  • Admission: $2.00 for those 11 and older, free for those 10 and under

Charter Day at the Landis Valley Museum - The Landis Valley Museum celebrates Charter Day by featuring special tours and wagon rides.

  • Location: Landis Valley Musuem, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-569-0401
  • Date: March 11, 2007
  • Time: 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


April

Quilter's Heritage Celebration - Hundreds of beautiful quilts will be on display; demonstrations and classed on quilting; lectures, fashion show; and special items for sale. A must for quilt lovers or those wanting to learn more about Lancaster County's unique quilts.
  • Location: Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-299-5500
  • Date: April 12 through April 15, 2007
  • Admission: $10.00 for a single day; $18 for multi-days; $30-40 for luncheon and dinner events

Lancaster Spring Art Walk - If you like the arts, you will certainly enjoy this annual celebration taking place at more than 30 galleries, studios, and art shops.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City, 310 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-509-9869
  • Date: April 20 through April 22, 2007
  • Time: Friday, April 20, 2007: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Saturday, April 21, 2007: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, April 22, 2007: Noon to 5:00 PM.
  • Admission: Free

Hand Piercing Quilt Workshop - Interested in learning how Lancaster County's famous hand-made quilts are made? This workshop sponsored by the Heritage Center of Lancaster County will teach you the basic quilting stitch as well as the basics you will need to know to finish any quilting pattern.

  • Location: Jasper Yates Education Center, 24 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: April 21, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
  • Admission: $30 for non-members of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County; $25 for members. Registration deadline is march 31, 2007.

James Buchanan's 216 Birthday Celebration at Wheatland - Come to Wheatland, the Lancaster estate President Buchanan and help celebrate the 216th birthday of the only Pennsylvanian to serve as President of the United States (1857 to 1861. There are free tours and birthday cake during this event hosted by students from the Buchanan Elementary School.

  • Location: Wheatland, 1120 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-392-8721
  • Date: April 21, 2007
  • Time: Noon until 2:00 PM .
  • Admission: Free

Landis Valley Museum Benefit Auction - Special auction benefiting the museum featuring many unique collectibles and heirlooms including jewelry, toys, and artwork.

  • Location: Landis Valley Musuem, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-569-0401
  • Date: April 28, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Free


May

Community Days at Buchanan Park - Join the community festival at Buchanan Park. There will be carnival rides, games, music, food, and all-around fun for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Location: Buchanan Park, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 392-4683
  • Date: May 2 to May 5, 2007
  • Time: Wednesday, May 2, 2007: From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Thursday, May 3, 2007: From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Friday, May 4, 2007: From 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM; Saturday, May 5, 2007: From Noon to 11:00 PM

10th Annual Artistry in Motion, Vintage Grand Tour & Show - Join Lancaster Musuem of Art in celebrating their 10th year of celebrating artistry in motion by honoring the Porche. The beautiful grounds of Bridge Acres Stables will be your backdrop as you sip champagne, listen to jazz, and stroll among classic motor vehicles.

  • Location: The tour consists of the vintage vehicles assembling at High Pavillion at Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster. From there the vehicles will tour 35 miles to their final destination at Bridge Acres Stables, 1470 Hunsicker Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 394-3497
  • Date: May 6, 2007
  • Time: Beginning at noon
  • Admission: $10 for those 5 years & up; Free for children under 5. There will also be a Gourmet luncheon prepared by the Log Cabin Restaurant. The cost is $45 per person. Reservations for the luncheon need to be made by April 28, 2007.

Herb & Garden Faire - This is one of the largest plant and garden sales on the East Coast. More than 80 vendors will tempt you with flowers, herbs, historic seeds, and garden accessories. Come and help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Landis Valley's highly regarded Heirloom Seed Project. Demonstrations range from cooking with herbs to homeopathic uses for plants.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-569-0401
  • Date: May 11 to May 12, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


June

45th Annual Open Art Award Exhibit - Lancaster Summer Arts Festival’s annual exhibition featuring art work by Lancaster County artists.
  • Location: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-394-3497
  • Date: June 2, 2007 through July 29, 2007
  • Time: Mondays - Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sundays: Noon to 4:00 PM

Feathers, Fills and Frills by Machine - Participants in this class will learn free motion quilting fills and feathers. This is a technique class working with 15” squares of muslin and batting, and each person will take home their samples. The event is sponsored by the Heritage Center of Lancaster County Registration deadline: May 17, 2007. Advance registration is required.

  • Location: Jasper Yeates Education Center, 24 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: June 2, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: $33; $30 for members of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County.

Lancaster's Summertime Blues Bash 2007 - Enjoy the entertainment at this annual bash devoted to the Blues which is held in an outdoor courtyard in historic Lancaster. This year's Blues performers include: “Princess of the Rockin’ Gospel Blues” Sharrie Williams & the Wiseguys, The Clarence Spady Band, and D.C. & Co.

  • Location: Marion Courtroom, 7 Marion Ct., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-399-1970
  • Date: June 2, 2007
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

Back to the Past - Your entire family will enjoy this street celebration held by the shops and restaurants of North Queen Street. Festivities include demonstrations, magic, exhibits, antique appraisals, an auction, contests and more.

  • Location: 300th Block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-291-4758
  • Date: June 3, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Demuth Garden Weekend Tour - Take a tour of the homes and gardens of eleven exclusive Lancaster County locations which reflect the work of Lancaster artist Charles Demuth.

  • Location: 120 East King Street (Rear), Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-299-9940
  • Date: June 8, 2007 through June 10, 2007
  • Time: Demuth Garden Gala is held Friday evening at Conestoga House. The tour hours are : Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $15 in advance; $18 day on the day of the tour.

World's Largest Shoo-Fly Pie Bake Off & Eating Contest - Join a panel of judges as some of the best bakers in Lancaster County compete to see who will be awarded the 2007 title of Best Shoo-Fly Pie in Lancaster County. Also, have fun while local contestants compete in a good old-fashioned pie eating contest. Find out who will win the title by eating the most pies in eight minutes.

  • Location: Rockvale Outlets Lancaster, 35 S. Willowdale Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-293-9595
  • Date: June 23, 2007
  • Time: Starts at 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



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