Lancaster County Events -
July, 2008



Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in July of 2008.

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 plan to list more events as information becomes available.





Denver

2008 Deutsche Classic - The mid-Atlantic’s premier all German Automotive event, with vintage, classic and late model Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen as well as the unique micro and mini orphans and assembled vehicles.

  • Location: 1 Denver Road, Denver, PA 17517
  • Phone: (610) 796-1446
  • Date: July 11, 2008 to July 12, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Please call for details





Ephrata

3rd Friday's A Charm - On every third Friday of the month, the shops of downtown Ephrata invite you to a special celebration. The monthly event serves as the perfect introduction to this Lancaster County city as well as something to look forward to for regular visitors.

Enjoy great deals on shopping, exciting entertainment, delicious local food and so much more. New events will be held each night.

Ride the Red Rose Historic Trolley to your favorite downtown destination for only 25 cents.

  • Location: Throughout Ephrata
  • Phone: (717) 738-5060
  • Date: July 18, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free




Intercourse

Annual Guest Chef Cooking Series - Enjoy the finest local and regional guest chefs as they prepare and discuss their very own creations. Bring home the recipes and indulge in gourmet pleasures.

  • Location: Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
  • Phone: (717)768-8261
  • Date: June 5, 2008; July 12, 2008; July 19, 2008; and
    July 26, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Please call for details



Lancaster City

The British Invasion: Relive the biggest movement in pop music history with tributes to bands like The Beatles, Stones and Kinks. Come experience the British Invasion and enjoy the music that reintroduced America to the blues and shaped a generation. There has been nothing like it before or since.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Every Friday and Saturday from May 2, 2008 through October 11, 2007.
  • Time:
    Friday Shows: 7:30 PM
    Saturday Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for ticket prices.


Classic Crooners: This show celebrates all the iconic crooners like Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney. It will recreate the infamous evenings with The Rat Pack when Frank, Dean and Sammy owned Las Vegas. Relax and remember the smooth sounds, the larger than life entertainers, the Classic Crooners.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Every Tuesday through Thursday from May 6, 2008 through October 12, 2007.
  • Time:
    Tuesday Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Wednesday Shows: 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
    Thursday Show: 3:00 PM
    There is also an occasional Sunday show at 3:00 PM. Please call for dates.
  • Admission: Please call for ticket prices.


Footloose : This hit captures the heart of America with its youthful spirit, electrifying dance and music including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For the Boy and of course Footloose.

The musical tells the story of a Chicago boy who moves to a rural town where dancing has been banned by the town council and the preacher. It’s the youth of the town that teaches the parents the lesson that it’s no sin to be young, have fun and dance.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: May 29, 2008 through July 19, 2008
  • Time:
    Shows tend to begin at 1:15 PM and 8:00 PM with the meals beginning at 11:45 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively. Please call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets vary depending seating arrangements and other factors. Please call for details.


First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Date: July 4, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Musser Park Old Fashioned 4th of July:An Independence Day celebration held in Musser Park with food, games, crafts, entertainment and fun.

  • Location: Musser Park, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Date: July 4, 2008
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Family Science Sunday : Family Science Sunday is truly science fun for everyone. Various hands-on activities, science demonstrations, interactive events are available along with an opportunity to witness some of the animals a little closer than normal in the Live Animal Room.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: July 6, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:
    General Museum Admission: $7.00
    Children ages 3 to 12 years: $6.00
    Senior - over 65 years: $6.00
    Young Children - Under 3 years - Free


Jim Nabors: In addition to his famous role as television’s “Gomer Pyle,” Jim Nabors has enjoyed a successful career as a former cabaret signer and easy-listening balladeer. His beautiful baritone voice could be heard on contemporary, gospel and country efforts, and he has also hosted his own variety program, “The Jim Nabors Show.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: July 9, 2008
  • Time:
    8:00 PM
  • Admission: $47.00


Randy Owen: For over 25 years, Randy Owen, the front man and lead vocalist of the group Alabama has just about done it all. Alabama has had 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 42 number one singles and more than 60 million records sold. Alabama has also received over 150 industry awards including 8 Country Music Association honors for "Entertainer of the Year", 2 Grammys, 2 People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame."

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: July 10, 2008
  • Time:
    8:00 PM
  • Admission: $73.00


Phil Vassar: Live performance by this contemporary country singer/songwriter. Phil Vassar has penned songs “Little Red Rodeo,” “Right on the Money,” and “Bye Bye,” for other country artists, and has had Top-5 hits of his own with “Carlene,” “That’s When I Love You” and “Just Another Day in Paradise.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: July 11, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: 45.00


Mary Lou Metzger, Anacani, Ken Delo and Guy & Ralna: Fans of the Lawrence Welk Show will not want to miss this tour by former members of that long-running show.

The format is simple: easy-listening music, (what Mr. Welk referred to as “champagne music,”) and a “family” of wholesome musicians, singers, and dancers.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: July 12, 2008
  • Time:
    1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.00


The Sound of Music : Revisit this timeless family classic which touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the stage.

Maria always wanted to be a nun since she was a little girl, but she's always getting into trouble. When Mother Abbess sends her to be a governess for the seven rowdy children of Captain Von Trapp, Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love. As she teaches the children to sing and play, she brings love back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family… including the Captain.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: July 24, 2008 through September 13, 2008
  • Time:
    Shows tend to begin at 1:15 PM and 8:00 PM with the meals beginning at 11:45 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively. Please call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets vary depending seating arrangements and other factors. Please call for details.



Lititz

Lovin' Litiz Every Second! - A great way to see historic downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania is to visit on the second Friday of every month when the town erupts for a special celebration for everyone.

Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special dinner menus & local food tastings, and much more.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 627-1919
  • Date: July 11, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Paradise

Hold That Thought! : A woman of a certain age decides to try dating again after 25 years. Unfortunately, planning three dates on one evening is not the best idea.

With the help of her friend, she puts each of her men on hold and runs to the next. You'll think of Lucy and Ethel, as you watch them juggle their problems. Lots of frantic fun and loads of laughter.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Route 30 East, Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: May 6, 2008 through August 2, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Please call for details.




Strasburg

Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: March 28, 2008 through September 20, 2008
  • Time: There is a show every day except on Mondays. Please telephone for show times.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00


Reading Railroad Days - Enjoy the remarkable Reading Railroad trains of eastern Pennsylvania history through tours of Reading Company equipment, a huge operating model railroad and special presentations.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date: July 2, 2008 through July 6, 2008
  • Time:
    Monday through Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
    Sunday: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $8.00 for adults from (18 to 59);
    $7.00 for Senior Citizens (60 +);
    $6.00 for Children and Young Adults (6 to 17);
    Free for Young Children (under 6)


Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: Every Friday and Saturday in July
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.


Barons & Builders Day Camp - Kids build, create, learn and play as they explore railroads and railroad history through a program of unique tours, innovative hands-on projects and special demonstrations.

  • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-8628
  • Date:
    Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18, 2008, for ages 9 & 10.Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, 2008, for ages 11 & 12
  • Admission: Please call for details







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