Lititz Events in 2009


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





Antique and Craft Shows

AMBUCS 16th 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, 2009
  • 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) 627-4636
  • Date: June 26, 20089 and June 27, 2009
  • Time:
    Friday, June 26, 2009: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Saturday, June 27, 2009: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for details



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 on the east coast.

  • Location: Lititz Springs Park and Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 626-6875
  • Date: August 8, 2009
  • 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: September 5, 2009
  • Time:
    9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free to attend



Art Shows

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


  • Artisans' Porchwalk - Sponsored By Moravian Manor, 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 Chinese auction specializing in authentic Chinese crafts and artwork which will be held at the the Manor’s café and which will be open to the public..

    • Location: Throughout downtown Lititz, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Phone: (717) 626-0214
    • Date: October 9, 2009 and October 10, 2009
    • Time:
      Friday, October 9, 2009: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Saturday, October 10, 2009: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Admission: Free



    Auto Enthusiast Events

    Motorcycle Show- Rumble in the Park - Lititz Spring Park Motorcycle Show.In addtion to the show, there will be organized scenic ride from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will also be live music and activities from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

    • Location: Please call for details
    • Phone: For information, please contact Jessica Kister at 715-2527
    • Date: June 6, 2009
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Admission: Please call for details



    Charity and Fundraising Events

    Semi-Chocolate Stroll - Stroll through the halls of United Zion Retirement Community and taste great chocolate recipes.

    All proceeds will be donated to the Schreiber Pediatric Clinic.

    • Location: United Zion Retirement Community
    • Phone: Please contact Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
    • Date: February 13, 2009
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Admission: $2.00



    Spring Bazaar - Bring your family to the Annual UZRC Spring Bazaar. Anjoy homemade crafts, hot foods and baked goods all at great prices!

    All proceeds will benefit the United Zion Retirement Community.

    • Location: United Zion Retirement Community
    • Phone: Please contact Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
    • Date: March 21, 2009
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Admission: Free Admission



    Second Annual Flea Market - Saturday Spring Fundraiser Event for Lititz Springs Park Lititz Spring’s Park.

    • Location: Lititz Spring’s Park
    • Phone: (717) 626-8981
    • Date: May 16, 2009
    • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Admission: Free Admission



    Holiday Bazaar - Homemade crafts as well as a large variety of country Christmas crafts, wreaths and ornaments all at great prices, plus great hot foods and homemade baked goods.

    All proceeds will benefit the United Zion Retirement Community.

    • Location: United Zion Retirement Community
    • Phone: Please contact Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
    • Date: November 7, 2009
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Admission: Free Admission



    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
    • Phone: (717) 627-4636
    • Date: August 9, 2009
    • 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: Held on the second Friday of every month
    • 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 14, 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 13, 2009 through February 15, 2009
    • Admission: Free. However, there will be a $5.00 entry fee to sample all 20 chili's at the Chili Cook-Off.



    Annual UZRC Street Fair - A night of fun and games will be had at this special sponsored by the Zion Retirement Community.

    • Location: Wolf Sanctuary, 465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.
    • Phone: Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
    • Date: September 24, 2009
    • Time: Begins at 6:00 PM
    • Admission: Please call for details



    Black Friday Weekend - Stroll along beautiful, historic downtown Lititz, where many shops, boutiques, and restaurants will offer special bargains and extended, late hour shopping on Friday night.

    • Location: Downtown Lititz
    • Phone: Kelly Withum (717) 626-6332
    • Date: November 27th and 28th, 2009
    • Admission: Free



    Family Events

    Family Farm Days - You entire family will have fun riding on authentic tractors and wagons, touring the local Pennsylvania Dutch barn and milking facility; petting animals on the farm zoo; witnessing chicks hatching and sheep being sheered; and, much more. Your children can even take pony rides and get lost in the specially built straw tunnels.

    Taste free samples and enjoy a Chicken BBQ Dinner, served on the retaurant's deck featuring chicken, applesauce, chips, roll and a drink.

    • Location: Oregon Dairy Country Restaurant & Buffet, 2900 Oregon Pike, 5 miles N. of Lancaster on Route 272, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Phone: (717) 661-6804
    • Date: June 9, 2009 through June 11, 2009
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Chicken BBQ Dinner is served from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM; the pony rides are held from 4:00 Pm until 6:00 PM
    • Admission: Chicken BBQ Dinner is $3.50; pony rides are $2.00.



    Music and Art with the Wolves - Live music, local artists and lots of fun for kids as well as the entire family.

    • Location: Wolf Sanctuary, 465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.
    • Phone: (717) 626-4617
    • Date: June 20, 2009
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Admission: Please call for details



    The 8th 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 10, 2009
    • 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, 2009 at participating locations for the advance sale price of $15.00. Beginning October 1, 2009, 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.



    Farmers Market Special Events

    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



    Holiday Events

    Lititz Lions Club 63rd 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 17543
    • Phone: (717) 626-1197
    • Date: April 11, 2009
    • Time: Begins at 10:30 AM
    • Admission: Please call to see if there is an Admission Fee information



    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



    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 26, 2009
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Admission: Free to Attend



    Christmas in the Park - Tree lighting and songfest in Lititz Springs Park.

    • Location: Lititz Springs Park Welcome Cente, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Phone: (717) 626-8981
    • Date: December 4, 2009
    • Time: Please call for details
    • Admission: Free



    Hometown Christmas Weekend - Your entire family will have a blast during the Lititz Hometown Christmas Weekend.

    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 5th, Santa and the Mrs. will take their traditional morning fire engine ride about town on the Lititz Fire Company's # 1 engine. The happy couple will then take up visiting hours for the rest of the holiday season.

    This event is sponsored by the Lititz Kiwanis Club. .

    • Location: Downtown, Lititz, PA 17543
    • Date: December 4, 2009 to December 5, 2009
    • Time:
      Visiting Hours with the Clauses' are:
      Fridays: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Admission: Just a friendly smile



    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) 627-4636
    • Date: December 17, 2009
    • 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: Tina Reedy - (717) 625-3370
    • Date: September 12, 2009
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Admission: Please call for Admission Fees



    Moravian Heritage

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

    • Location: Lititz Moravian Church
    • Date: June 28, 2009
    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Admission: Free to attend



    Sporting and Athletic Events

    Pretzel Twist 5 Mile Run Sponsored by the Lititz RecCenter. There will be a 5k walk and a kids’ Fun Run.

    • Location: Please call for details
    • Phone: (717) 626-5098
    • Date: September 12, 2009
    • Time: 8:30 AM
    • Admission: Please call for details





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