Lititz Events in 2008






Are you thinking about visiting Litiz but don't know when yet? Here are some of the special Lititz events that will be taking place throughout 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 will plan to list more events as information becomes available.





Antique and Craft Shows

AMBUCS 15th Annual Arts and Craft Show: This annual day-long event showcases hand-crafted items, fine art, photography and so much more.

The show is sponsored by the Lititz Chapter of AMBUCS which promotes the creation of mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

The event is held rain or shine in the beautiful, historic Lititz Springs Park.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, 48 N. Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 627-3439
  • Date: June 14, 2008
  • Time:
    9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend


Lititz Historical Foundation’s Antique Show & Bake Sale: A popular, annual antique show.

  • Location: John R. Bonfield Elementary School, 101 North Oak Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 665-6978
  • Date: June 27, 2008 and June 28, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, June 27, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Saturday, June 28, 2008: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.50 a person


Lititz Rotary Craft Show : The entire downtown area of Lititz will be closed to traffic to accommodate all of the dealers and visitors to one of the largest and most popular craft shows in the county.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park and Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 626-6875
  • Date: August 9, 2008
  • Time:
    8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend


Fall Antique Show and Sale : Annual provides a great opportunity to purchase some local treasures. Even if you don't buy anything, it is a lot of fun to browse through what's on display.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park
  • Phone: (717) (717) 626-5727
  • Date: August 30, 2008
  • Time:
    9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend



Art Shows

42nd Annual Outdoor 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.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-0866
  • Date: July 26, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Artisans' Porchwalk - Private porches and lawns throughout downtown Lititz will offer displays of fine art and crafts which will be available for purchase. There will also be an auction specializing in authentic Chinese crafts and artwork.

  • Location: Throughout downtown Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-0214
  • Date: October 10, 2008 and October 11, 2008
  • Time: Friday, October 10, 2008: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PMSaturday, October 11, 2007: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Concerts

Lititz Historical Foundation’s Evening of Music in the Gardens - Held in the lovely Mary Oehme Gardens, directly behind the Lititz Museum on Main Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tell people to bring their own lawn chair so they can comfortably enjoy beautiful, soothing music under the stars..

  • Location: Mary Oehme Gardens, directly behind the Lititz Museum on Main Street
  • Date: August 10, 2008
  • Time: Begins at 6:30 PM
  • Admission: Free



Downtown Celebrations

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: January 11, 2008, February 8, 2008, March 14, 2008, April 11, 2008, May 9, 2008, June 13, 2008, July 11, 2008, August 8, 2008, September 12, 2008, October 10, 2008, November 14, 2008, December 12, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Fire & Ice Festival - Enjoy this week-end long Lititz block party with a Winter Wonderland Carnival, on-site ice carvings, games, interactive activities, lots of great food and much more.

Watch the live Ice Sculpturing of giant ice sculptures beginning at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, February 15, 2008. Join the Friday Night Block Party from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM where there will be marshmallow roasts and other seasonal activities.

Where the "ice" refers to the ice sculptures, the "fire" refers to the chili cook-off on Saturday, February 16, 2008 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Twenty Chefs will be available with proceeds going towards their designated charities. There will also be cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and fun & games for kids of all ages. The event will be held at Lititz Elementary School, 20 S. Cedar Street, just off Main Street. There is a $5 entry fee to sample all 20 chili's.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz with the Chili Cook-Off held at the Lititz Elementary School, 20 S. Cedar Street, just off Main Street.
  • Phone: (717) 625-2388
  • Date: February 15, 2008 through February 17, 2008
  • Admission: Free. However, there will be a $5.00 entry fee to sample all 20 chili's at the Chili Cook-Off.




Family Fun

Family Day in Lititz Springs Park - Many family games, lots of activities, great music, and plenty of great food.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: 717) 627-2617
  • Date: June 29,2008
  • Time: Begins at 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call to see if there is an Admission Fee


Teddy Bear Day in the Park - Your kids will love the annual Teddy Bear Day Parade. There will be plenty of games, food, and fun for the entire family.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 627-1934
  • Date: September 13,2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

The 7th Annual Lititz Chocolate Walk - "Trick or Treat for grownups” is often how the Lititz Chocolate Walk has been described by visitors. During this one-of-a-kind experience, you can sample decadent delights prepared by local candy makers and pastry chefs.

Over 20 chocolate tasting locations will be set up throughout downtown offering you chocolate treats as you stroll along enjoying the beauty and shops of downtown Lititz. There will also be live musical entertainment, a Chocolate Poetry Contest, and a Dark Chocolate Taste Test.

  • Location: Throughout Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
  • Phone: (717) 626-8141
  • Date: October 11, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Chocolate Walkers need to purchase an official Chocolate Walk button and punch card which enables the wearer to receive a free sample at each of the two dozen stops along the route. Buttons go on sale on July 1, 2008 at participating locations for the advance sale price of $15.00. Beginning October 1, 2007, the cost will increase to $20.00 per button. Button sales are limited to 2000. Patrons are encouraged to purchase their buttons in advance since they sell out quickly. ALL proceeds are donated to the Schreiber Pediatric Center, the Lititz Public Library, and Lititz Kiwanis children's programs.



    Holiday Events

    Lititz Lions Club 62st Easter Egg Hunt - Children in age will search for 3,500 hardboiled colored eggs donated by Sauders Eggs of Lititz. They will also search for 4,000 pieces of candy and 100 one-dollar special eggs, donated by the Lititz Lions. There will be a separate area set up for children with special needs.

    • Location: John R. Bonfield Elementary School, 101 North Oak Street, Lititz, PA 175433
    • Phone: (717) 626-1197
    • Date: March 22, 2008
    • Time: Begins at 10:30 AM
    • Admission: Please call to see if there is an Admission Fee information


    Lititz Lions 16th 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, 2008
    • Time: Begins at 6:30 PM
    • Admission: Free to Attend


    191th 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, 2008
    • Time: Gates open at Noon
    • Admission: Please call for Admission fee information


    Lititz Lions Halloween Parade - Annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Lititz Lions Club.

    • Location: Downtown Littiz, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Phone: (717) 626-4295
    • Date: October 27, 2008
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Admission: Free to Attend


    Christmas in the Park - Tree lighting and songfest in Lititz Springs Park. Santa will arrive and join in the festivities on Friday evening and his visiting hours for the holidays will start that night.

    On Saturday, December 6, 2008, Santa and the Mrs. will take their traditional morning fire engine ride about town on Lititz Fire Company's # 1 engine. They will then take up visiting hours for the rest of the holiday season.

    • Location: Moravian Church Square, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Phone: (717) 626-8515
    • Date: December 5, 2008 to December 6, 2008
    • Time: Visiting Hours with the Clauses' are:
      December 5, 2008: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      December 6, 2008: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Admission: Free


    Carol Sing at Moravian Church Square - Warm your spirits and join the townsfolk as they gather together to sing Christmas carols in front of the Moravian Sanctuary. Refreshments follow inside the church's social hall.

    • Location: Moravian Church Square, 8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Phone: (717) 626-8515
    • Date: December 11, 2008
    • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Admission: Free



    Home Tours

    Annual Tour of Homes - Sponsored by the Lititz Woman’s Club, guests tour beautifully decorated homes, outfitted for the holidays by some of the area’s finest local interior designers and by the homeowners themselves.

    • Location: Please call for Location
    • Phone: (717) 627-4723
    • Date: September 13, 2008
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Admission: Please call for Admission Fees



    Moravian Heritage

    Lititz Moravian Trombone (Brass) Choir : Enjoy the unique beauty of the Moravian Trombone (Brass) Choir during Easter morning.

    • Location: Begins at the Moravian Church Sanctuary
    • Date: March 23, 2008
    • Time:
      The Lititz Moravian Trombone (Brass) Choir will herald the Risen Lord throughout the town beginning at 3:00 A.M. Easter Sunrise Service begins in the Moravian Church Sanctuary at 6:00 AM. It then proceeds at 8:30 AM for the God's Acre Easter Communion at the Lititz Moravian Chapel-Fellowship Hall. At 10:30 there will be the Easter Celebration Worship Service at the Lititz Moravian Church at Main Street and Church Square.
    • Admission: Free to attend


    Lititz Moravian Independence Celebration Lovefeast Service: Service honoring Moravian independence.

    • Location: Lititz Moravian Church
    • Date: June 29, 2008
    • Time:
      10:30 AM
    • Admission: Free to attend


    Lititz Moravian Advent Tea and Christmas Market: Annual Event celebrating the Christmas season

    • Location: Lititz Moravian Fellowship Hall, Main Street and Church Square
    • Date: December 6, 2008, 2008
    • Time:
      1:00 PM to 4:00 M
    • Admission: Free to attend





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