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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2DanceBrazil performs in the Majestic Theater at 7:30pm. Call 717-337-8200 for tickets. 5 Registration deadline for the Annual Spring Muster. See below, April 19-21. 6 Music Celebrations International, National Festival of the States Presents: Gettysburg 150 Music Festival with 4 different instrumental ensembles from throughout the United States commemorating the 150th anniversary in the Majestic Theater at 2pm. And 7pm Call 717-337-8200 for tickets. 6 Join in the annual tradition of burning the grapevines after pruning at the Hauser Estate Winery at 4pm, weather permitting. 13 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 5pm to 6:30pm. 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. 13 Enjoy a commissioned Sesquicentennial choral concert by Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory Professor Avner Dorman to be performed in the Christ Chapel at 8pm. 16Historical Gettysburg Adams County Inc. presents a free program from 7:30-8:30pm in the historic GAR Meeting Hall at 52 E. Middle Street. Author, lecturer, and GNMP battle field guide, Joe Mieczkowski, has arranged in chronological order a multi-media eye popping performance using light, sound effects, music and 150 historical art works as he narrates a vivid recreation of Gettysburg's three day battle. 19-21 Annual Spring Muster, sponsored by Friends of Gettysburg with exclusive battlefield tours, special programs, and a fundraising buffet for members of the Friends and their guests. Call 717-334-3460 x 211 or see the Gettysburg Foundation website to register. Registration deadline is April 5, 2013. 25-28 15th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg, sponsored by Nitanny Greyhounds. For a complete schedule, including parade and costume contest times, please visit the Greyhounds in Gettysburg website. 26-27American Odyssey Relay Run Adventure where 12 teammates run from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC. 28 Third running of the Gettysburg North-South Marathon. Participants can be certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier. Runners from former Union and Confederate states run diverging courses with a common start and finish. 28 Gettysburg Appreciation Day at the Hauser Estate Winery from noon to 5pm. Free tastings, tours of the facility, and historical presentations. This event is open to all!
3-5 The Rites of Spring Festival at the Majestic Theater celebrates progressive music. Call 717-337-8200 for shows and tickets or visit the RoSfest website. 4-5 58th 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 2013 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. 16-19 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. 18-19 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. 21 Special refreshments and discounts at the Jennie Wade House Museum in honor of her birthday. She was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. 21Historical Gettysburg Adams County Inc. presents a free program from 7:30-8:30pm in the historic GAR Meeting Hall at 52 E. Middle Street. Historian, lecturer, author, Tim Smith, returns to the GAR Hall to introduce young Gettysburg resident, Jennie Wade, in Jennie's birth month only to be buried a few weeks later in the summer of 1863 as the only town resident killed during the Gettysburg battle. Tim will give life to Jennie, her family, her lifestyle, the times and her friendships. An unusual story and twist of fate for three childhood friends that follow us now into Gettysburg 150 years later. 25-26 23nd Annual Blue Gray Cup soccer tournament sponsored by the Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club and held in various venues throughout the area. Register your team online. 27 146th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration, one of the oldest in the nation. Includes a parade and memorial ceremony in the Soldiers National Cemetery. The parade forms on Lefever Street at 1pm and moves at 2pm, proceeding west on East Middle then turning south on Baltimore where it will enter the Gettysburg National Cemetery through the Baltimore Street Gate. The annual service at the Soldiers National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery will follow at 3pm. Call 717-334-6274 for more info. Every Friday (starting 5/24)Farm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 5pm. Every SaturdayFarm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 2pm. Every SaturdayGettysburg Farmers Market, 7am-12 noon in Lincoln Square. Fresh produce, baked goods, and plants. 717-334-8151 Every Saturday and Sunday Living History Reenactors at various sites around Gettysburg National Military Park. See the National Park Service's schedule of events for who will be where.
1 Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 5pm to 6:30pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets. Space is limited! 7-9 Lead Scene East custom car show at Oakside Community Park in nearby Biglerville, PA. See the website for more info. 8Pennsylvania Lavender Festival, held just outside of Gettysburg on Willow Pond Farm. See the website or call 717-642-6387 for details. 8-9 D-Day Anniversary Weekend at the Eisenhower Farm. Call 717-338-9114. 8-16The Gettysburg Festival: Celebrating America, a multi-day cultural arts festival with world class artists and performers in a variety of free and ticketed events. See the website or call 717-334-0853 for details. 15Pennsylvania Lavender Festival, held just outside of Gettysburg on Willow Pond Farm. See the website or call 717-642-6387 for details. 18Historical Gettysburg Adams County Inc. presents a free program from 7:30-8:30pm in the historic GAR Meeting Hall at 52 E. Middle Street. Frank Orlando, brings revered General Robert E. Lee to life. 20-22 2013 Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally, a private event held at Days Inn Gettysburg, but the public is invited into the vending area to browse and shop. An all women event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Must be 16 years or older. Call 410-468-3388 or go to the MAWMR website for more info. 21-25 Annual Summer Conference hosted by The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. This year's theme is "The Civil War in 1863." 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. 22 23rd 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. 30-July 7 Experience "War Meets Compassion: The Confederate Field Hospital" at the Daniel Lady Farm. Demonstrations will include pill making during the 1860s, minor surgery such as bullet extraction, interactive programs, "brain surgery", amputations, medical paperwork and presentations on medical instruments. Camps will be set up throughout the week and Infantry and Infirmary Corps will perform drills. For more information visit the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association website. Every WednesdayFarm Fresh Market at Gettysburg Rec Park from noon to 4pm. Every Friday (starting 5/24)Farm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 5pm. Every SaturdayFarm Fresh Market at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from 9:30am to 2pm. Every SaturdayGettysburg Farmers Market, 7am-12 noon in Lincoln Square. Fresh produce, baked goods, and plants. 717-334-8151 Every Saturday (starting 6/8)Candlelight at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8pm at 30 Chambersburg St. Free program with the songs and stories of a Civil War Hospital. Music begins outside at 7:30pm. Every Saturday and Sunday Living History Reenactors at various sites around Gettysburg National Military Park. See the National Park Service's schedule of events for who will be where.
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 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg National Military Park. Free series of battle walks and special, short real time programs conducted by National Park Service Rangers in chronological order as the events happened. Stop by the Visitor Center when you're in town for a complete schedule. 4 Independence Day 4-7 150th Anniversary Gettysburg Battle Reenactment on Pumping Station Road. For tickets, call the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee at 717-338-1525 or see the reenactment website.