Great April Events in Lancaster County
There are plenty of local events taking place this April in Lancaster County, PA. From live music and wine tastings for the grownups to Easter egg hunts and trampoline parks for the kids, there’s no shortage of great April events in the Lancaster area. Here are a few highlights:
Lancaster County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour
It’s a great way to get a behind-the-scenes peek into 40 businesses in Lancaster County, PA. In addition, each business is off the beaten path, so you’ll get a different take on Lancaster, even if you’re a local. Tickets are only $10, and $1 from each ticket is donated to a local charity. Visit as many tour stops as you like over a period of 16 days. Also, stops are a secret. It’s in the name, wink, wink–but are guaranteed to be a hit. Grab a bite to eat at an unnamed farmer’s market, chocolatier, creamery, or winery. Pick up a gift at an antique shop, a farm, a garden shop, a wood shop, or a museum gift shop. These are just a few examples of the Best Kept Secrets on the tour.
Local Arts Scene
Take in the local arts scene on the First Friday in Lancaster City on April 5. This monthly event highlights the arts and entertainment available in downtown Lancaster, PA. Art galleries, studios, museums, shops, and restaurants stay open late on the first Friday of the month. Take a walk, eat at a local restaurant, and enjoy the thriving arts scene through a live performance or a gallery showing. Similar events are held on the first Friday in Mount Gretna, the second Friday in Elizabethtown and Lititz, and the fourth Friday in Mount Joy and in Columbia, Marietta, & Wrightsville. On the third Friday of the month, Lancaster showcases its live music scene with Music Friday. Thorn Hill Vineyards in Lancaster also offers live music every Friday night.
Wine and Cheese Train
April opens the season for the Wine and Cheese Train on the Strasburg Rail Road, America’s oldest short-line railroad. Adults can take in the sights on a 45-minute train ride while enjoying a selection of wine, cheese, and crackers. The Strasburg Rail Road also operates a Murder Mystery Train, a fun-filled whodunit production. Families can enjoy the Easter Bunny Train the weekend of April 19-21.
The Easter Bunny Train
The Easter Bunny Train is not the only Easter event in the Lancaster, PA, area. You can also meet the Easter Bunny at the Easter Bunny Breakfast at the Country Inn or at the Bunny Village at the Country Barn Market, both in Lancaster or at the Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, PA. Grace Church in Lititz offers an unusual twist on the Easter egg hunt with an Easter Egg drop–from a helicopter!–followed by an Easter party. More Easter egg hunts can be found at the SpringFest at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, or at Bonfield Elementary School in Lititz (sponsored by the Lions Club)
For more family fun, check out the trampolines at Sky Zone Lancaster. Sky Zone offers several special packages, including discounted Sunday Fundays, Glow Nights on Friday nights, and Love Is In The Air date nights. Families will also enjoy the Antique Tractor Pull at Rough & Tumble in Kinzers, PA.
This list is just a sampling of the many local events taking place in Lancaster County, PA, this April. For more information on life in the Lancaster area, call one of the real estate agents at The Jeremy Ganse Home Selling Team today.