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.
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.
Held at the local fairgrounds, the event lasts an entire weekend in the middle of June and offers dozens of live musical performances on indoor and outdoor stages. Musicians span a wide array of genres from Americana to Rock and Roll. The event also features parades, light and pyrotechnic displays and a variety of children's activities.
The community known for the famous weather predicting groundhog continues the celebration during Fourth of July week with this event. Festivities include numerous activities for guests of all ages and include musical concerts, magic shows and contests along with a car cruise, crafts displays, fireworks and food.
- 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.
The annual event spans 10 days in July and serves to commemorate the history of auto racing in the country. Races involve vehicles manufactured before and after 1960 and represent domestic and exotic models. Along with the races, guests attend parades, auto shows and a live concert.
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.