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.
- Kutztown Fairgrounds Kutztown, PA 19530-0177 in KUTZTOWN, PA.
The 10 day long event takes place every June and commemorates the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch culture. Hundreds of artisans create a type of living museum while demonstrating and selling crafts. The venue also usually features an animal park, hay mazes, rides and do-it-yourself crafts.
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.
The Old Pool Farm provides the location for three full days of traditional Celtic, country and folk music. A designated area provides special family orientated activities and shows. Artisans display craft exhibits and food vendors offer refreshments.
Every Labor Day weekend, the community hosts the vast arts and crafts fair located in the city park. Hundreds of artisans from across the country display their talents in the expansive outdoor gallery. The festivities also include a selection of foods, beer and wine.
- Historic Area 532 Main St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 in BETHLEHEM, PA.
The festival remains the largest of its kind in the country. Hundreds of thousands join together in celebration of the culture and heritage of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh. Participants compete in historic games while others offer music, dance, food and crafts. Besides game competitions, fun events include kilt crawling and haggis eating contests.