Lancaster, PA, is not always the city you think of as a tourist destination, but clearly, that’s from people who’ve never been here. Lancaster has endless options for fun things to see, eat, and do, all year round. But as we enter into summer, the local event calendar is exploding with exciting events to check out—so we’ve curated a list just for you.
Here are some fun must-see events in 2022 that you won’t want to miss.
1) Riverdance at The American Music Theater: May 1
The world-renowned theatrical event, Riverdance, is coming to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. What started as a performance at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest has turned into one of today’s most popular and widely-known acts.
With traditional Irish song and dance, Riverdance is something to be seen, and it’s a genuinely entertaining event for all ages. Buy tickets here.
2) Lancaster Symphony Orchestra Neighborhood Series: May 5
The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra always puts on a fantastic show. In their 75th anniversary season, they are more ready than ever to give the community outstanding performances in their new Neighborhood Series kicking off this May.
If you’re looking for a classical music experience that’s top-notch, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is a perfect choice. Buy tickets online here.
3) FREE First Fridays at The Lancaster Science Factory: May 6
Every first Friday of the month is FREE from 5-7 pm for kids K-8 and their families to explore The Lancaster Science Factory. This is an excellent opportunity to check out their interactive exhibits, watch a science demonstration, and even participate in some hands-on activities.
4) Dutch Wonderland (Weekends in May – Every Day in June)
Dutch Wonderland is the best, most family-friendly amusement park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There’s something for everyone with over 35 rides, attractions, and shows.
May is the perfect time to visit Dutch Wonderland because it’s not as crowded as in the summer months, but all of the fun rides and attractions are open. They start opening on weekends in May, then open every day starting in June. Check out their tickets and season passes here.
5) Chicago at The American Music Theater: May 10
The highly decorated and renowned band Chicago is coming to Lancaster this May. Even if you’re not a Chicago fan, this show is sure to entertain classic rock enthusiasts. Their 2022 tour is stopping in some smaller cities across the country (which is awesome for us). Click here to get your tickets!
6) Food Truck Friday Summer Music Series: May 13
The Shops @ Rockvale in Lancaster will host Food Truck Friday Summer Music Series on May 13 from 6-9 pm. There will be live music, food trucks, beverages, games—you name it. You won’t want to miss this fun family event! Stay tuned for more info.
7) Red Rose Run 2022: June 4 (Register by May 31)
The Red Rose Run is on June 4th (but don’t forget to register by May 31)! This annual 5-mile race draws thousands of people both running and watching. It helps raise money for the Central Market Lancaster, which is the oldest continuously running public farmers’ market in the entire country. So when you’re done with your run, stop by the farmers market for some delicious produce, snacks, and so much more.
Support Local Business in Lancaster, PA
From the countless breweries to the seemingly endless boutiques that line the streets of downtown, Lancaster is the land of small, locally owned businesses. Supporting small businesses makes you feel good and keeps the city booming.
Dreamworx Exteriors is also a locally owned business in Lancaster, PA. As you plan the exciting events you’ll attend this summer, consider planning something else exciting: new roofing and siding. Our team is ecstatic about helping homeowners get the home of their dreams. So reach out to us today to get the ball rolling on your next exciting adventure.