From Civil War battlefields to icons of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania is littered with historical sites, museums and monuments. However, history buffs aren't the only people who'll find things to do in the Keystone State; Pennsylvania is also filled with beautiful scenery, exciting theme parks, fun festivals and breathtaking artwork.
For 10 days residents look forward to spring with the arrival of local and big name artists who perform numerous musical genres spanning from big band to jazz. Nightly shows occur throughout the city ranging from restaurants to major event venues.
Geared toward youngsters, the annual May event provides parents with the chance to introduce children to the performing arts. Entertainment groups representing countries worldwide offer acrobatics, comedy, music, dance, puppetry and multimedia shows at the Schenley Plaza and the University of Pittsburgh campus.
For an entire weekend in May, the community rings in spring by celebrating rhubarb. The event features a rhubarb cook-off and foods featuring the plant as an ingredient. Special events include friendly games, a Rhubarb Race Car Derby and a Rollicking Rhubarb Stroll.
For 10 days in June, the community celebrates the arts with this festival that attracts over 300 artists who demonstrate their techniques and sell their works. The event also has live concerts, food and a carnival atmosphere that offers fun for all.
The traditional community weekend long June event brings hundreds of artisans from across the country together with craft lovers. Located along Main Street, the expansive open gallery provides artisans the chance to display wares and offer demonstrations. Children's activities, live entertainment and refreshments accompany the festival.
Penn State hosts the annual five day July event in the middle of the month that celebrates the arts. During the festival, guests have the opportunity to see hundreds of visual art displays and while enjoying live musical and theatrical performances. A special Children's Day encourages young guests to create and sell individual works of art.