Gettysburg Events Schedule

Here is the Gettysburg Events schedule. Want to know when the next living history reenactment will be? Or what festival will take place during your visit? The Gettysburg Events schedule has the answer!

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March 2016

10 Land Conservancy of Adams County Annual Member Dinner (nonmembers welcome) plus Silent Auction at 6pm in the Historic Gettysburg Hotel. See the website to make reservations.
13 Music, Gettysburg! presents organist Felix Hell in the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel at 4pm. Free and open to the public.
16 Deadline to donate to the LCAC Art Auction which will take place in April.

May 2016

7-8 61st Annual Apple Blossom Festival at South Mountain Fairgrounds from 9am to 5pm. The festival is a fun filled weekend for all ages consisting of numerous crafters, food vendors, live entertainment, orchard tours, children's activities such as a petting zoo, and the crowning of the 2016 PA Apple Queen. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 free, with ample free parking. Contact the Adams County Fruit Growers Association 717-677-7444.
12-15 Spring Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival at Granite Hill Campground, 6 miles west of town on rt. 116. Call 1-800-642-TENT or 717-642-8749 for reservations.
15 Music, Gettysburg! presents the Soldiers' Chorus in the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel at 4pm. Free and open to the public.
21 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
21-22 Gettysburg Spring Outdoor Antique Show in downtown Gettysburg from 7am to 4pm. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association with 125 antique dealers from many states displaying their unique pieces on the sidewalks radiating from the historic Lincoln Square. Held rain or shine. Contact John Angstadt at 717-334-6741 for more info.

June 2016

4 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
17-21 Annual Summer Conference hosted by The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. This year's theme is "Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War." The week-long conference features presentations and tours with experts and scholars, with over 400 people attending from all over the world. For a complete conference schedule, information on registration fees and scholarship opportunities, please visit the CWI online or phone 717-337-6590.
18 26th Annual Spirit of Gettysburg 5K Run at 8am on the battlefield avenues in Gettysburg National Military Park, near the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. Organized by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.

July 2016

Reminder

The reenactment does not take place inside the battlefield national park because this area is to be respected as the final resting place of bodies that were never recovered.

1-3 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
1-3 153rd Anniversary Gettysburg Battle Reenactment on Pumping Station Road. For tickets, call the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee at 717-338-1525 or see the reenactment website.
1 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
4 Independence Day
7-10 Bike Week celebrating motorcycling in and around Gettysburg. Live concerts and contests held at the Allstar Events Complex. Parade of Chrome on Saturday leaving the Allstar Events Complex at 5pm and fireworks at 11:30pm.
16 Annual Adams County Irish Festival in Moose Lodge Park at 100 Moose Rd. just of US 30 from 10am to 5pm.
16-17 7th Annual Gettysburg 19th Century Base Ball Tournament at the Schroeder Farm on 695 just outside of town. See vintage base ball clubs play using the same rules, customs, uniforms and equipment that players did in 1864. Call 717-334-0349
23 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 6pm to 8pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.

If you notice an error here or have an event that you would like added, please contact me and I'll add it to the Gettysburg Events schedule. I will keep this list as accurate and up to date as possible!

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