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Unveiling Gettysburg: Spring and Early Summer Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Published March 27, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg welcomes travelers with not only historic significance but also a vibrant local culture. Don’t miss the chance to explore the town’s spring and early summer events that add a delightful twist to your stay at the newly renovated Gettysburg Hotel. From historical commemorations to cultural celebrations, here’s a curated guide to the local happenings from April to June.

April:

Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Market (April 20th):

From 8 AM – 2 PM, explore great treasures including jewelry, antiques, and vintage pieces at the first Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market of 2024!  The Lucky Truck food truck will also be on-site to keep you full through breakfast and lunch.   Hosted by Rebel’s Roost Antique Emporium, this event will take place at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg.  Keep your eyes out — you might stumble upon unique finds that add a touch of local charm to your stay.

May:

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival (May 16-19):

Let loose and enjoy your favorite Bluegrass music.  Originally founded in 1979, The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival has been bringing music lovers together for over 40 years.  In 2024, they are back and better than ever with an incredible lineup including Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Grascals, Seldom Scene, Woody Platt, and more. This family-friendly event welcomes you to enjoy great music and fun at the Granite Hill Camping Resort.  Enjoy the music while you play on the Adventure Golf Course, playgrounds, tennis court, and game room.  The harmonious tunes of bluegrass music, set against the scenic backdrop of Adams County, provide the ideal setting for relaxation.

Chill on the Hill – Mother’s Day Edition (May 12th):

Immerse yourself in good vibes and great company on Hauser Hill.  This pet-friendly and handicap-accessible event is open to the public and features live music, drinks, and incredible views.  Mom and the whole family will enjoy live music by John Russel Mayer from 12 PM – 4 PM.  Grab a bite to eat at The Mexican Food Truck or Sarah’s Creamery Ice Cream Truck.  Prepare to be amazed as the hill features stunning views overlooking miles of orchards and farmlands.

June:

Wine Run 5K on the Hill (June 1st):

Lace up your running shoes and grab your wine glass for the second annual Hauser Hill Wine Run 5K!  Avid runners and wine connoisseurs alike will have a great time participating in this event.  When you register, you will receive a t-shirt, portable wine glass, finisher medal, race bib, and, of course, your pick of sweet or dry wine.  The event will be timed and scored with results available online.

An Evening with the Painting (June 29th):

Join historian Chris Brenneman for a night to remember at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitors Center.  Experience a close-up look at the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting, one of the largest paintings in North America depicting the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Learn more about this incredible work and revel in the exclusive opportunity to examine the painting in full light.

As the warmer months unfold in Gettysburg, take advantage of the unique events that blend history, culture, and entertainment. Whether you’re exploring antique markets or immersing yourself in the arts, these local experiences are sure to enhance your trip.  Your stay in Gettysburg might just become a memorable adventure filled with new connections and unforgettable moments.  When it is time to relax and unwind, make your way back to the Gettysburg Hotel. Experience a seamless blend of modern comfort and timeless charm, injecting a dose of history into your getaway.  Book your stay with us today.

 

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