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June 2018 Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania

If you haven’t heard, this summer belongs to the Happy Traveler — you know, the adventurous thrill seeker who prefers lakes instead of crowded beaches, and outdoor festivals instead of staying cooped up indoors. That’s right, we’re talking to you. So grab your sunscreen and dust off those stylish shades — it’s time to soak up the sun and savor all the excitement of outdoor events!

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this month, check out visitPA.com.

1. Antique Automobile Club of America Grand National Meet and Car Show

Antique Automobile Club of America Grand National Meet and Car Show
Antique Automobile Club of America Grand National Meet and Car Show

Have you ever heard the clatter of the single-cylinder brass era car or felt the heavy thumping from a muscle car’s powerful V8? Snag your chance to experience the freedom of the open road, sample automotive history, and check out more than 500 antiques and classic cars that date to the earliest days of motorized transportation at the AACA Grand National Meet and Car Show.

When: May 30-June 2

Where: Greensburg

Cost: Free

2. NEPA Bluegrass Festival

NEPA Bluegrass Festival
NEPA Bluegrass Festival

Get away to the Endless Mountains to feel the fresh air and hear the sweet sounds of bluegrass when the NEPA Bluegrass Festival returns to Lazy Brook Park. The festival showcases two stages of traditional and progressive bands, including performances from "the new Queen of Bluegrass" Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and the award-winning Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass. Extend your visit with a camping experience when you purchase a weekend ticket.

When: May 31-June 3

Where: Tunkhannock

Cost: Costs vary

3. Three Rivers Arts Festival

Three Rivers Arts Festival
Three Rivers Arts Festival

If you’re a creative artist looking for inspiration, witness work that’ll move you at the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival. Admire visual artwork like large-scale sculptures and kinetic light installations, get lost in the rhythmic movements of performing dancers, or release your inner creativity by creating your own pieces like Warhol-inspired postcards and wheel-thrown ceramics.

When: June 1-10

Where: Pittsburgh

Cost: Free

4. Pocono 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Pocono 400 - Sprint Cup Series
Pocono 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Rev up your engine and grab the wheel! The Pocono 400 pulls into the Pocono Raceway, featuring hot-laps around the track, antique show cars, and family-friendly carnival staples, such as the big slide and Ferris wheel. Whether you’re a veteran or first-time NASCAR© fan, this racing celebration is sure to be a good start to your weekend.

When: June 1-3

Where: Long Pond

Cost: Costs vary

5. Troika Russian Festival

Troika Russian Festival
Troika Russian Festival

How much do you know about the nation who takes up the most space? Immerse yourself in Russian culture during the Troika Russian Festival. Throughout the weekend, taste authentic Russian food, practice folk dancing, enjoy sips in a Russian Tea Room, and chill at the Siberian Vodka Ice Bar.

When: June 1-3

Where: Erie

Cost: Free

6. Roots Picnic

Roots Picnic
Roots Picnic

Get ready for a day-long festival featuring performances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Curated by and named after Philadelphia’s own critically-acclaimed band The Roots, the 11 annual Roots Picnic is not to be missed, with acts spanning multiple genres — all handpicked by The Roots themselves. The festival sells out almost every year, so make sure to get your tickets in advance!

When: June. 2

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Costs vary

7. Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival

Foundry Day Arts and Crafts Festival
Foundry Day Arts & Crafts Festival

The 32nd Annual Foundry Day Arts and Crafts Festival features more than one hundred juried artisans displaying their original works. Bring the kids for fun activities and enjoy live music and a wide variety of mouth-watering food.

When: Jun. 2

Where: Boiling Springs

Cost: Free

8. Wine Me Up! Wine & Tapas Festival

Wine Me Up! Wine & Tapas Festival
Wine Me Up! Wine & Tapas Festival

Celebrate the weekend in the best way possible — eat, drink and be merry while taking in the breathtaking views of the Pocono Mountains. The fourth annual Wine Me Up! Wine & Tapas Festival is the perfect setting to expand your palate, pairing Pennsylvanian wines with tapas created by Blue Mountain's culinary team.

When: June 2-3

Where: Palmerton

Cost: Costs vary

9. Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival
Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

Get ready to uncork the weekend with the Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival, where you can sample offerings from Central PA’s top wineries against the bluesy vibes of national and local recording artists in historic Fort Hunter Park overlooking the scenic Susquehanna River. This year, the festival features two-time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, as well as Atlanta-based Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics.

When: June 9-10

Where: Harrisburg

Cost: $35 for advanced tickets, $45 for door tickets

10. Pittsburgh PrideFest

Pittsburgh PrideFest
Pittsburgh PrideFest

Celebrate diversity, raise awareness in the community, and join hands when Pittsburgh PrideFest returns to the Steel City. This all-ages event is perfect for a family outing with games, inflatable attractions, and live entertainment on three stages. And don’t forget your dancing shoes for the PRIDE Radio Dance Party! With more than 175,000 attendees last year, this year is bound to be bigger and better!

When: June 9-10

Where: Pittsburgh

Cost: Free

11. Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival
Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Relive your glory days of being in the high school band at the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival. The United States Army Herald Trumpets return this year, along with 14 bands from five states. Youngsters are invited to tag along and visit the Instrument Petting Zoo to try their hand at playing brass instruments.

When: June 7-9

Where: Gettysburg

Cost: Free

12. Bantam Jeep® Heritage Festival

Bantam Jeep® Heritage Festival
Bantam Jeep® Heritage Festival

Did you know that the Pennsylvania is the birthplace of the Jeep®? Get together with your fellow Jeep® enthusiasts for the annual Bantam Jeep® Heritage Festival. The three-day extravaganza features a Jeep® parade and cruise, a Jeep® show, off-road events, historical exhibits, vendor displays, children’s activities, and live music.

When: June 8-10

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Costs vary

13. PA State Laurel Festival

PA State Laurel Festival
PA State Laurel Festival

Catch a glorious display of our state flower blooming with the 77 annual PA State Laurel Festival. The week-long event will include a juried arts and crafts fair, queens pageant, pet parade, children’s health fair, foot races, several musical concerts, as well as the traditional two-hour Laurel Festival Parade. This is always a great week packed full of fun for the entire family where you’re sure to find something for everyone’s taste!

When:June 9-17

Where: Wellsboro

Cost: Free

14. Odunde Festival

Odunde Festival
Odunde Festival

Ring in the Yoruba New Year at the 43 annual Odunde Festival, the largest African-American street festival on the East Coast. After a week of events leading up to the festival, the day begins with a spiritual procession to the Schuylkill River, followed by music, dance, and vendors along one of the edgiest streets in the City of Brotherly Love.

When: June 10

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Free

15. Made in America

Made in America
Made in America

Discover how America's favorite products are crafted in the Factory Tour Capital of the World during the 20 annual Made in America Tour. Visitors can participate in more than two dozen tours, discovering everything from how Martin's® Potato Chips makes mouth-watering snacks to how Harley-Davidson® crafts its iconic motorcycles.

When: June 13-16

Where: York

Cost: Free

16. Mountain Springs Country Fair

Mountain Springs Country Fair
Mountain Springs Country Fair

Come check out the rides and animals at the Mountain Springs Country Fair in Hamburg. From line dancing and a wolf show to a strawberry pie contest and lawn mower racing, this three-day event is packed with activities, food, vendors, and entertainment for the whole family, with free parking!

When: Jun. 14-16

Where: Hamburg

Cost: Costs vary

17. National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival

National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival
National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival

Looking for the perfect chainsaw carving? You can stop your search with a trip to the 15th annual National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival, where artisans from across the nation express their creativity through handmade and vintage goods. Throughout the weekend, catch carving demonstrations and bid on your favorite carved items. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Somerset County Blind Association.

When: June 14-16

Where: Addison

Cost: Free

18. Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival

Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival
Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival

Get lost in the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival. The soulful weekend transforms the Steel City into a larger-than-life jazz club, with more than 140 jazz musicians playing on indoor and outdoor stages. If you love jazz, prepare to be captivated by the impressive roster, which boasts legends Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, Shemekia Copeland, and Kenny Garrett.

When: June 15-17

Where: Pittsburgh

Cost: Free

19. Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival
Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Clean up the camper, dust off the lawn chairs, and get ready for a wholesome, family-friendly bluegrass experience at the 16th annual Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival, featuring a lineup filled with top-notch national, regional, and local bluegrass performers like the Darrell Webb Band and Remington Ryde.

When: June 15-16

Where: Ligonier

Cost: $25

20. Bellefonte Cruise

Bellefonte Cruise
Bellefonte Cruise

If you’re a huge fan of everything automotive, then the Bellefonte Cruise is just for you! Held during Father’s Day weekend, the annual event includes an open cruise, sock hop, and motorcycle poker run. Be sure to check out the vintage and classic automobiles from truck, car, and motorcycle classes as they line up the downtown streets during the traditional car show.

When: June 15-16

Where: Bellefonte

Cost: Free

21. Forksville Powwow

Forksville Powwow
Forksville Powwow

Celebrate the culture of the indigenous peoples at this annual Forksville Powwow, filled with tribal dances, art, and workshops. Entertainment and activities offer all ages an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the original peoples of the region at this two-day event held annually in the Endless Mountains.

When: June 16-17

Where: Forksville

Cost: $8 for adults, Free for children ages 12 and younger

22. March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration

March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration
March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration

Get into marching formation and retrace the historic footsteps the Continental Army made from Valley Forge as they pursued the British Army in June of 1778. As you march your way to the picnic area, stop to hear stories from interpreters in continental uniform explain the events at Valley Forge. Wrap up your tour of the park with a special soldier life program and musket demonstration.

When: June 16

Where: King of Prussia

Cost: Free

23. Central PA Tasting Trail Summer Craft Beverage Expo

Central PA Tasting Trail Summer Craft Beverage Expo
Central PA Tasting Trail Summer Craft Beverage Expo

When the sun is shining, there are few things more refreshing than a glass of wine. Get your vino fix at the Central PA Tasting Trail Summer Craft Beverage Expo, returning for its second year. This event is perfect for those looking to shake off those winter blues and breathe the fresh, crisp mountain air of Central PA’s great outdoors.

When: June 17

Where: Bellefonte

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door for adults (ages 21 and over), Free for designated drivers and adults (ages 20 and under)

24. Schnecksville Community Fair

Schnecksville Community Fair
Schnecksville Community Fair

Perfect for the whole family, the Schnecksville Community Fair features plenty of all-ages activities including carnival rides, competitive exhibits, baking and cooking contests, a barnyard petting zoo, and concerts in the pavilion.

When: June 19-23

Where: Schnecksville

Cost: $5 for adults (ages 10 and over), $3 for seniors, Free for children (ages 9 and under)

25. Beast of a Feast

Beast of a Feast
Beast of a Feast

Is your appetite ready for a night of ferocious, feastly fun? Foodies won’t want to miss the annual Beast of a Feast event at the Elmwood Park Zoo, where they can sample several dishes from 30 of the area’s best restaurants, watch cooking demonstrations, and meet animals from the zoo.

When: June 21

Where: Norristown

Cost: $65 for members, $75 for non-members

26. Jubilee Day

Jubilee Day
Jubilee Day

It's time again for the largest, longest-running, one-day street fair on the East Coast — Jubilee Day. Take advantage of the warm weather and get outside to enjoy carnival rides, try street fair food, and participate in arts & crafts activities. Be sure to bring the kiddos and let them burn off energy in the dedicated children’s area.

When: June 21

Where: Mechanicsburg

Cost: Free

27. Thunder in the Valley® Annual Motorcycle Rally

Thunder in the Valley® Annual Motorcycle Rally
Thunder in the Valley® Annual Motorcycle Rally

Ride through for scenic rides and the opportunity to mingle with other biking enthusiasts when the 21st annual Thunder in the Valley® Motorcycle Rally roars into town. Watch motorcycle stunt riders, participate in major manufacturers demo rides, and browse trinkets from over 125 vendors. Major entertainment acts include Quiet Riot and Great White, along with Hells/Bells, America’s favorite AC/DC cover band.

When: June 21-24

Where: Johnstown

Cost: Free

28. Chester County Balloon Festival

Chester County Balloon Festival
Chester County Balloon Festival

The 12 annual Chester County Balloon Festival is coming to New Garden! New special shapes balloons will make their debut in addition to evening balloon glows, and as many as 20 hot-air balloons will take part in the mass launch on Saturday. Dozens of food vendors, arts and crafts, shopping and live music will be on hand at this high-flying event.

When: June 22-24

Where: Toughkenamon

Cost: Costs vary

29. Art in the Wilds

Art in the Wilds
Art in the Wilds

Enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of Pennsylvania while supporting more than 30 juried artists and artisans at the annual Art in the Wilds festival. The outdoor art show set in beautifully wooded PA Wilds highlights the best of the region, featuring quality fine artwork and crafts from the region.

When: June 23-24

Where: Kane

Cost: Free

30. Manayunk Arts Festival

Manayunk Arts Festival
Manayunk Arts Festival

Experience the tradition of excellence at the Manayunk Arts Festival, the tri-state area's largest outdoor juried arts exhibition. Peruse and purchase a wide variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country. Nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit for this event to admire pieces stemming from all mediums, including jewelry, ceramics, woodworks, and sculptures.

When: June 23-24

Where: Manayunk

Cost: Free

31. PA Cider Fest

PA Cider Fest
PA Cider Fest

Sip your way through Pennsylvania’s newest premier cider tasting event, the inaugural PA Cider Fest. Cideries from across the state will showcase their ciders, provide samples, and sell products. Activities include special seminars from cider experts focusing on apple pressing, cider apples, cider pairing, and tasting tips.

When: June 23

Where: Biglerville

Cost: $25 for participants, Free for designated drivers

32. Landmarks in Lights

Landmarks in Lights
Landmarks in Lights

Explore the beautiful and expansive grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, which includes National Historic Landmarks Cairnwood, Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and Glencairn. Swing by the annual Landmarks in Lights to see the three architecturally renowned buildings illuminate the sky and wander the spectacular property in quiet reflection.

When: June 26

Where: Bryn Athyn

Cost: Free

33. Wawa Welcome America!

Wawa Welcome America!
Wawa Welcome America!

Declare your love for the nation and celebrate its birthday in the place where it all began with Pitt Bull headlining the celebration. Wawa Welcome America! is a multiday party of 50+ free events for all ages including outdoor concerts, museum days, a patriotic parade, block parties, and fantastic fireworks.

When: June 28-July 4

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Free

34. The Kutztown Festival and America’s Largest Quilt Sale

The Kutztown Festival and America’s Largest Quilt Sale
The Kutztown Festival and America’s Largest Quilt Sale

Visit the annual Pennsylvania Dutch festival, known as “America’s Largest Quilt Sale,” to browse more than 2,500 locally handmade quilts. With a variety of traditional crafts, food demonstrations and tastings, and music, the Kutztown Festival is where the whole family can learn about and enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch folk life. Don’t forget to print your $2 off admission ticket too!

When: June 30-July 8

Where: Kutztown

Cost: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 for students (ages 13-17), Free for children (ages 12 and younger), $24 for a weekly pass

35. Big Butler Fair

Big Butler Fair
Big Butler Fair

The largest agricultural fair in western PA returns with nine days of food, fireworks, carnival rides, games, demolition derbies, concerts, and truck pulls. The annual Big Butler Fair is a longstanding regional family tradition, whose origin dates back more than 160 years. Celebrate America’s birthday at this iconic PA destination and watch the spectacular fireworks show light up the sky.

When: June 29-July 7

Where: Prospect

Cost: Costs vary

36. Erie Pride Parade & Fest

Showcase your pride at the upcoming Erie Pride Parade & Fest. This street fair starts off with a parade and combines exhibitors, entertainers, and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality.

When: June 30

Where: Erie

Cost: Free

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