Lancaster County Events -
July, 2009

Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in July of 2009.

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.


Amish Vows in Paradise - You are invited to the wedding of Rachel and Jacob. The King family will warm your heart. You will feel like you are peeking into the window of their home and are privileged to hear what is happening. Share the family's humor, joy and sorrow. Amish prayers and chants are included in the Amish Wedding ceremony.

This show traveled to Madrid, Spain in 2007 and will go to Canada this August for 21 sold out shows.

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (717) 610-593-7013 (
  • Date: June 16, 2009 through July 25, 2009
  • Time:Tuesdays through Fridays:
    Matinee Dinner: 11:30 AM
    Matinee Show: 1:00 PM
    Saturdays:Evening Dinner: 6:30 PM
    Evening Show: 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Dinner and Show: $49.00 a seat
    Show Only: $27.00 a seat


2009 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.

Be a part of the judged Car Show. Search the Swap Meet area for new and used parts and accessories. Shop for your next dream car at the Car Corral. Check out the new car displays. Saturday's events also include a Tire Toss competition which is a lot of fun. Music will be provided throughout the event.

  • Location: 1 Denver Road, Denver, PA 17517
  • Phone: (610) 796-1446
  • Date: July 10, 2009 to July 11, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: All activities, entertainment and food are included in the general admission of $15.00. Children under 12 are free.


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 17, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Les Misérables - Based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel, the international sensation Les Misérables tells the story of one man striving for a better future and another who can’t let go of the past.

As a young man, Jean Valjean was caught stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family and spent the next 19 years at hard labor. When he’s finally released, desperation leads him to steal again, but eventually the forgiveness of one man leads Valjean on the road to redemption.

Still, the dogged Detective Javert cannot forgive him his relapse and vows to bring Valjean to justice. Spanning a period of 17 years, Valjean and Javert play a never-ending game of cat and mouse that eventually takes a painful toll on both men. Meanwhile, their lives weave in and out of those of a destitute Paris on the brink of revolution.

Don’t miss your opportunity to thrill to the electric spectacle that has enthralled millions of theatre-goers around the world, Les Misérables.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: June 11, 2009 through July 5, 2009
  • Time:
    Wednesdays: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 8:00 PM. However, the Friday show on June 26th will be held at 7:00 PM
    Saturdays: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sundays: 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $48 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats and on whether you book an evening show or a matinee. Please call for details.

Route 66 Revisited - The Roots of American Rock n' Roll - This show traces the history of America’s music, from Memphis to San Francisco and everywhere in between. Explore the Georgia soul of Brother Ray, the California harmonies of The Eagles, and the Jersey rock n’ roll of The Boss. From the Man in Black to Mellencamp, it’s all branches on the same musical tree. Revisit the artists of Woodstock, and travel back in time to Newport when Dylan plugged in and a new sound was born.

With the best music from the classic artists that defined the landscape of American culture, Route 66 Revisited is a musical journey you’ll never forget.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: June 19, 2009 through August 8, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM
    Thursdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission:
    Members: $27.00Adults: $37.00
    Seniors (55 and over): $35.00
    Children: (3 to 17: $18.50

Celebrate Lancaster - Begin your Independence Weekend in Downtown Lancaster.

A patriotic concert by the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and a huge fireworks display will start your 4th of July off with a bang.

  • Location: Binns Park, 100 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 291-4758
  • Date: July 3, 2009
  • Time: 11:30 AM 10:30 PM
  • Admission: Free

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 3, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

The Wedding Singer - Go back to 1985 when rock star wannabe Robbie is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiance' leaves him at the altar and he vows to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.

With an '80s style score, a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. .

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: June 30, 2009 through September 12, 2009
  • Time:
    Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
    Wednesdays: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM
    Thursdays: The first and third Thursday of each month will have two shows: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM; the second and fourth Thursday of each month will only have a 7:30 PM show
    Fridays: 7:30 PM
    Saturdays: August 1st, 8th, 22nd, and September 12th: There will be two shows: 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM; on August 15th, 29th, and September 5: There will be one show at 7:30 PM
    Sundays: August 2nd, 23rd, and September 6th: There will be a matinee show at 1:30 PM; on August 9th, 16th, and 30th: There will be a twilight show at 7:00 PM.
  • Admission: For Show & Dinner:
    Adults: $49.00Students - Ages 13 to 18: $22.00
    Children - Agegs 12 and under: $18.00
    For Show Only:
    Adults: $25.00Children - Agegs 12 and under: $16.00


Lititz Lions 17th Annual Independence Day Parade - Annual parade sponsored by the Lititz Lions Club Entertainment.

  • Location: Downtown Littiz, Lititz, PA 175433
  • Phone: (717) 627-1504
  • Date: July 3, 2009
  • Time: Begins at 6:30 PM
  • Admission: Free to Attend

192nd Fourth of July Celebration - Celebrate July 4th in the same place that hosted the first ever fourth of July celebration.

Events include live music, annual baby parade, Queen of Candles Pageant, 7,000 candles illumination, hi-tech fireworks display and more.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park Welcome Center, 18 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-8981
  • Date: July 4, 2009
  • Time: Gates open at Noon
  • Admission: Please call for Admission fee information

Downtown Lititz Farmers Market - The Downtown Lititz Farmers Market opening. Enjoy shopping for your fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, etc. in the lively friendly atmosphere of the market.

  • Location: Water Street Parking Lot of Susquehanna Bank,1/2 block off of Main Street
  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: Market hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission

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 10, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Village Art Association’s 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Show - Over 200 artisans will be displaying their work for show. Artists compete awards in fine art and sculpture. If you enjoy art, you will love this highly regarded art show, which is presented by the Village Art Association of Lititz. Art will also be available for purchase.

This is one of the most enjoyable and most highly regarded art shows along the east coast, don’t miss it!

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-0866
  • Date: July 25, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

  • Paradise

    There Goes the Bride - As a socially prominent family prepares to wed their daughter to the son of an equally upper-crust set of in-laws to be, what's the worst that could happen? You can't even imagine!

    After an unexpected whack on the head, the father of the bride begins seeing a 1920's flapper, unfortunately no one else can. This makes the new in-laws very nervous and when the bride lets slip that she is already acquainted with the birds and the bees, the wedding is almost called off.

    Just when you think it's on, it gets called off again and again, each time for reasons zanier than the last.

    • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, 3065 Lincoln Hwy E (Route 30 East), Paradise, PA 17652
    • Phone: (717) 687-4300
    • Date: May 5, 2009 through August 1, 2009
    • Time: Note: There will be no shows from July 1st until July 7th
      Tuesdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
      Wednesdays: Matinee only. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show.
      Thursdays: Matinee. There will be dinner at 11:30 AM followed by a 1:00 PM show. On July 9th, 16th and 23rd, there will also be an Evening show. At the Evening show, dinner is held at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
      Fridays: Evening only. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show.
      Saturdays: Evening. There will be dinner at 6:30 PM followed by an 8:00 PM show. On July 11th, there will also be a Matinee. At the Matinee show, dinner is held at 11:30 AM followed by an 1:00 PM show.
      Sundays: There will be single Twilight show on July 19th. At the Twilight show, dinner is held at 2:30 PM followed by a 4:00 PM show.
    • Admission:
      Matinees: $43.00 a seat
      Evenings - Thursdays and Fridays: $46.00 a seat
      Evenings - Saturdays: $52.00 a seat
      Twilight: $46.00 a seat

    Christmas in July Festival -Celebrate Christmas in July with a fun-filled outdoor festival featuring Pennsylvania Dutch food, unique, handcrafted gifts and entertainment for the whole family.

    Receive coupons for reduced price admission to the museum featuring 14 indoor galleries celebrating the magic, memories history and traditions of Christmas.

    • Location: National Christmas Center Family Attraction and Museum, 3427 Lincoln Highway (Route 30), Paradise, PA 17562
    • Phone: (717)442-7950
    • Date: July 18, 2009
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Admission: Free


    Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God. They didn't always understand God's plan, but they came to understand that He does always keep his promises - in His time.

    Desperately wanting a child, Abraham and Sarah are thrilled when God promises to bless them with one. But years go by. Decades. Their faith becomes tinged with bitterness, their trust overshadowed by willfulness. In His love, God helps them through the problems they create, shows mercy to the innocent Hagar and her son Ishmael, and - when Abraham is 100 years old - fulfills His promise. Their belief restored, the couple weathers an even more brutal test when God instructs Abraham to sacrifice their treasured son.

    Follow Abraham up the mountain to carry out his unimaginable duty. Experience God's insistence on complete devotion, and the rewards He extends to those who give it. Accompany Abraham and Sarah on their incredible journey, and learn anew the overwhelming power of faith.

    • Location: Sight & Sound® Living Waters Theatre, 202 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
    • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
    • Date: April 11, 2009 through September 19, 2009
    • Time:July Schedule:
      Tuesdays: 12:30 PM
      Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM and one at 3:45 PM.
      Fridays: There will be a show at 3:45 PM and 7:00 PM.
      Saturdays: There will be a show at 12:30 PM,one at 3:45 PM, and, one at 7:00 PM.
    • Admission:
      Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00

    Trains In Motion Pictures Exhibit - From flickering shadows to Hollywood blockbusters, this exhibit will reveal the starring role that trains and railroads have often played in the magic of motion pictures through video clips, historic photographs and amazing artifacts.

    • Location: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
    • Phone: (717)687-8628
    • Date: May 16, 2009 through December 31, 2009
    • Time:
      April through October:
      Open Mon.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Open Sundays, 12:OO PM - 5:00 PM
      November 1 through March:
      Open Tues.-Sat., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Open Sundays, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Closed Mondays
    • Admission:
      $10.00 for Adults(12 to 64);
      $9.00 for Senior Citizens (Ages 65 and over);
      $8.00 for Children (Ages 3 to 11);
      Free for Young Children (under 3)

    In the Beginning - In a spectacular staging of the biblical account of creation, Sight & Sound opens the original production, In the Beginning. Be there as the Garden of Eden appears before you - the waters, vegetation, and animals of the newly created world enveloping the Millennium Theatre. Experience God's pleasure at his most awesome creation, Adam and Eve, and the complete beauty of their unbroken relationship with God.

    With special effects that surpass all you've previously seen on Sight & Sound stages, In the Beginning promises an experience beyond your imagination. Enhanced by magnificent staging, stirring musical compositions, and captivating live and animatronic animals, the stage will spring to life with the phenomenal story of creation.

    • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, 1 mile from Rockvale Square Outlets, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
    • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
    • Date: June 13, 2009 through October 17, 2009
    • Time:July Schedule:
      Tuesdays: July 7th and 21st: There will be a 4:15 PM show; on July 14th and 28th: There will be a show at 1:00 PM
      Wednesdays and Thursdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM and one at 4:15 PM.
      Fridays: There will be a show at 4:15 PM and 7:30 PM.
      Saturdays: There will be a show at 1:00 PM, one at 4:15 PM, and, one at 7:30 PM.
    • Admission:
      Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays:
      Adults: $47.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00
      Fridays and Saturdays:
      Adults: $54.00; Teens: $28.00; Children: $16.00

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