Even though March typically blows in like a lion in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the great events taking place throughout the month are innumerable. From cozy shows to events taking place outdoors in the unseasonably warm weather, there is something happening in Lancaster County for everyone.
These events are free and open to the public!
- The first Friday of every month, the city of Lancaster holds an event known as First Friday in the downtown area that is attended by thousands of people. The merchants stay open later, the streets are filled with performers and vendors, and fun activities abound during this celebration of the arts. The event takes place in Downtown Lancaster from 5-9 pm, and it will be held on March 2nd.
- Second Friday, a smaller, more intimate version of Lancaster City’s First Friday, is held on the second Friday of every month in the small town of Lititz, a few miles north of the city. This event, intended for the entire family to enjoy, is a celebration of the town and everyone has a wonderful time. The restaurants and merchants along Main Street are open late, vendors set up stands along the sidewalk and performers are prevalent. Second Friday is on March 9th, 2012.
Shows and Museums
- The Lancaster County Gun Show is coming in March. Open to the public, this event will take place at the Lancaster Convention Center with an admittance fee of $8.00 per person over the age of 12. The weekend of March 3rd and 4th, the show is open 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.
- Sight and Sound Theatre is opening a new show in March. Starting on March 10th, 2012 they are proud to introduce “Jonah!” a spectacular show that is sure to amaze. From the breath taking sight of a whale swimming overhead to the effects of a great storm, “Jonah!” should be on any itinerary.
- The North Museum of Natural History & Science, a children’s museum located in Downtown Lancaster, is the perfect destination for children of all ages. During the month of March, the museum is hosting several different activities. Through the entire month, the museum is hosting a special exhibit of bugs, featuring sculptures of many unusual bugs. Also, for homeschoolers who need a science credit, Home Schoolers Day at the North Museum (March 2nd) is the perfect way to earn credit and have fun. Check their website for more exciting events.
Dates to Remember
- Charter Day is a very important day in Pennsylvania and is celebrated on March 11. This is the approximate day that William Penn was granted the charter for Pennsylvania in 1681. That act led to our state becoming what it is today. To celebrate this day, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will be offering free admission to its historical sites including the Cornwall Iron Furnace, the Landis Valley Farm Museum and Village, the Ephrata Cloister and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
- The first day of spring will be on March 20th, 2012. Celebrate by taking a trip outdoors into the serene Lancaster County countryside!