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10 THINGS TO DO IN PENNSYLVANIA (SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 08)

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage

October • nature

Autumn reveals its stunning colors across the Keystone State

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

August 17–October 27, 2024 • event

Lots of entertainment in a picturesque setting

Franklin Applefest

Franklin Applefest

October 4-6, 2024 • event

Western Pennsylvania’s premier harvest festival

Delaware Water Gap Fall Foliage

Delaware Water Gap Fall Foliage

late September–late October • nature

One of the best fall color shows in the Poconos

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

August 24–September 29, 2024 (weekends and Labor Day only) • event

Experience the ultimate medieval fun at this Renaissance fest!

Pocono Mountains (The Poconos)

Pocono Mountains (The Poconos)

May–October • nature

The most scenic destination in Pennsylvania

Linesville Spillway

Linesville Spillway

March–November • nature

Thousands of carp rise to the surface to be fed by visitors. You've never seen that much fish in one place!

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round (but the best months are September-February) • nature

Pennsylvania offers perfect conditions for your stargazing adventure

Easton Garlic Fest

Easton Garlic Fest

October 5-6, 2024 • event

Two days of all things garlic and over 100 vendors

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–early November • event

Historic Pennsylvania is one of the best spots to celebrate Halloween

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Lititz Fire & Ice

Lititz Fire & Ice

out of rangeFebruary 16–25, 2024 • event

A free winter festival in Lititz, a cozy Pennsylvania town

Night Lights Sky Lantern Festival

Night Lights Sky Lantern Festival

out of rangeSeptember 7–8, 2024 | September 14, 2024 • event

Behold countless lanterns in the sky above Pocono Raceway

Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Festival

Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 12–15, 2024 • event

Experience the magic of vibrant balloons lifting off over the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival

out of rangeApril 20-21, 2024 • event

Pennsylvania's premier Cannabis event

Philly 4th of July Events and Fireworks

Philly 4th of July Events and Fireworks

out of rangeJune 19–July 4 • event

Celebrate Independence Day in America's Birthplace

Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia

Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia

out of rangeApril 13-14, 2024 • event

Enjoy hundreds of blooming trees and Japanese culture at Pennsylvania's top cherry blossom fest

Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment

Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment

out of rangeJuly 7, 2024 • event

The historical battle comes back to life just once a year

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

out of rangeJuly 11-14, 2024 • event

A large and vibrant art and music festival at Penn State University

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend

out of rangeJune 7–9, 2024 • event

Become a part of WWII during this military air festival in Reading

Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival

Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 13–15, 2024 • event

Ready to enjoy a laser light hot air balloon festival?

Thurston Classic

Thurston Classic

out of rangeJune 14–16, 2024 • event

A great and free ballooning event with a long history

Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events

Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Festivities at Point State Park culminate with the Flashes of Freedom Fireworks

Balloon Quest New Castle

Balloon Quest New Castle

unconfirmedAugust 2024 • event

Enjoy more than 20 balloons flying high over Union Township

IceFest

IceFest

out of rangeJanuary 25–28, 2024 • event

Check out the best Chambersburg's ice carvers at work

Synchronous Firefly Season

Synchronous Firefly Season

out of rangeJune 4–11, 2023 • nature

A fairytale-like summer phenomenon at Allegheny National Forest

Berks Jazz Fest

Berks Jazz Fest

out of rangeApril 5–14, 2024 • event

40 amazing concerts in the span of 10 days

Chinese New Year in Philadelphia

Chinese New Year in Philadelphia

out of rangeJanuary 17, 2024 • event

Celebrate with iconic Chinatown lion parades and multiple festivities across Philly

Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show

Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show

out of rangeDecember 4-8, 2024 • event

Save the date for this Christmas show because you don't want to miss it!

Fan Expo Philadelphia

Fan Expo Philadelphia

out of rangeMay 3-5, 2024 • event

The largest popular culture event in Philly

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival

out of rangeOctober 7 - 8, 14 - 15, 2023 • event

Visit one of the top 20 fall festivals in the country

Skippack 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Skippack 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Don't miss this incredible Independence Day celebration

Christmas Lights in PA

Christmas Lights in PA

out of rangeearly November–early January • event

Best places in the state to get yourself into the Christmas spirit

Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Philadelphia Mummers Parade

out of rangeJanuary 1 • event

Possibly the oldest folklore festival tradition in the United States

Pennsylvania Farm Show

Pennsylvania Farm Show

out of rangeJanuary 6–13, 2024 • event

The largest winter agricultural event in the state

Westmoreland County Air Show

Westmoreland County Air Show

out of rangeAugust 17–18, 2024 • event

Vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets in the air and on the ground

Chester County Balloon Festival

Chester County Balloon Festival

out of rangeJune 14-16, 2024 • event

Witness cake-shaped and monster-inspired balloons at this hot air balloon festival

The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow

The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow

out of rangeMay 27–28, 2023 • event

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with the US Navy Blue Angels

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 3, 2024 • event

The annual Squirrel Hill Parade is the main highlight of the vibrant celebration—Lunar New Year PGH

Kennywood Holiday Lights

Kennywood Holiday Lights

out of rangeNovember 18, 2023–January 1, 2024 (select dates) • event

A popular Christmas display near Pittsburgh

Somerset Fire & Ice Festival

Somerset Fire & Ice Festival

out of rangeJanuary 17-19, 2025 • event

What a little wonderland to break the winter melancholy!

Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend

Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend

out of rangeSeptember 2–3, 2023 • event

Join Philly's heartwarming farewell to the summer

Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown, PA

Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown, PA

out of rangeJune 22–25, 2023 • event

Enjoy a long weekend packed with motorcycles and exciting entertainment!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

out of rangeMarch 10, 2024 • event

The second oldest celebration in the U.S. has continued for over 250 years

Camp Bisco

Camp Bisco

unconfirmedJuly 13–15, 2023 • event

The best electronic music and an excellent campground

Great American Outdoor Show

Great American Outdoor Show

out of rangeFebruary 3, 2024 • event

Celebrate everything about hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

out of rangeApril–late September • nature

Ruby-throated hummers abound throughout Pennsylvania during the warm season

Philadelphia Christmas Village

Philadelphia Christmas Village

out of rangeNovember 18–December 24, 2023 • event

An authentic German Christmas market, an old-fashioned carousel, and carriage rides in the heart of the city

Waterford Community Fair

Waterford Community Fair

out of rangeSeptember 4, 2023 • event

Enjoy the traditional thrills and agricultural exhibits in Erie County

Wattsburg Fair

Wattsburg Fair

out of rangeAugust 7-18, 2024 • event

The Wattsburg Fair, also known as Erie County Fair, welcomes everyone to have lots of fun for a few days in a row

Hersheypark Christmas Lights

Hersheypark Christmas Lights

out of rangeNovember 10, 2023–January 1, 2024 • event

Have the sweetest time of your life

Delmont Apple 'n Arts Festival

Delmont Apple 'n Arts Festival

out of rangeOctober 7–8, 2023 • event

Revel in fresh apples, tons of apple butter, apple cider, and amusing live entertainment for the whole family

Gettysburg Memorial Day Weekend Parade & Events

Gettysburg Memorial Day Weekend Parade & Events

out of rangeMay 27 & November 16, 2024 • event

Attend one of the nation's oldest ongoing ceremonies

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

New Cumberland Apple Festival

New Cumberland Apple Festival

out of rangeSeptember 28, 2024 • event

Celebrate all things fall in Eastern Pennsylvania

Yorktoberfest

Yorktoberfest

out of rangeOctober 14, 2023 • event

A beer and wine festival in the picturesque Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Big Knob Grange Fair

Big Knob Grange Fair

out of rangeAugust 29–September 2, 2023 • event

Check out the famed truck and tractor pulls, livestock, and family-friendly entertainment at the fairground

Upper Bucks Brewfest

Upper Bucks Brewfest

out of rangeAugust 19, 2023 • event

A great occasion to taste craft beers, listen to live music, and play cornhole

Hickory Apple Festival

Hickory Apple Festival

out of rangeOctober 7–8, 2023 • event

Indulge in tons of apples, crispy, crunchy, and succulent, along with delicious treats made from apples

Philadelphia Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks, Events & Parade

Philadelphia Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks, Events & Parade

out of rangeMay 25–27, 2024 • event

Philly offers many opportunities to honor service members and to kick off the summer season

Indiana County Fair

Indiana County Fair

out of rangeAugust 27–September 2, 2023 • event

Traditional entertainment in the West-central part of Pennsylvania

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

out of rangeJanuary 26 - January 28 • event

One of the best winter festivals in the Poconos

Mythicon

Mythicon

out of rangeFebruary 16–18, 2024 • event

Immerse yourself in the world of magic and fantasy

Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

out of rangeNovember 17–19, 2023 • event

One of the oldest marathons in the USA dating back to the 1920s

Christmas Lights in Pittsburgh

Christmas Lights in Pittsburgh

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

Explore the most dazzling holiday displays in Pittsburgh

Enchanted Fairy Festival

Enchanted Fairy Festival

out of rangeSeptember 21–22, 2024 • event

Immerse in the realm of fantasy and magical creatures

Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival

Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival

unconfirmedMay 24–26, 2024 • event

A free music festival, 46 miles northeast of Pittsburgh

Quad State Beer Fest

Quad State Beer Fest

out of rangeMarch 16, 2024 • event

Irish-themed festival featuring up to 120 beers

Pittsburgh Memorial Day Weekend Parade & Events

Pittsburgh Memorial Day Weekend Parade & Events

out of rangeMay 25–27, 2024 • event

A day of remembrance and plenty of outdoor activities during the long weekend

The Rosemary House Fairy Festival

The Rosemary House Fairy Festival

out of rangeSeptember 7-8, 2024 • event

A fun-filled event for children, ages 3 and up

Doylestown Memorial Day Parade

Doylestown Memorial Day Parade

out of rangeMay 27, 2024 • event

The oldest Memorial Day parade in the United States

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