Harrisburg Events, Things to Do and Festivals 2014 / 2015

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - PA, USA)

Most months in the Pennsylvanian capital boast a series of events and themed annual festivals, starting with the Pennsylvania Farm Show at the beginning of the year. January is also when the Chocolatefest takes place, at the nearby Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, while in February, both the Pennsylvania Garden Expo and the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo draw thousands to Harrisburg.

As the weather begins to improve, Harrisburg becomes known for its open-air events, processions and street festivals. These include Shakespeare in the Park at the end of May in Reservoir Park, followed by the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, the Celtic Fling and Highland Games (in nearby Manheim) and the Brewers Fest, all of which take place in June.

July 4th, better known as simply Independence Day, is an enormous celebration all over the United States and this is no exception in Harrisburg, where the Riverfront Park and City Island boast live music galore, various family themed activities, sporting events and a dramatic fireworks display in the evening.

Located on City Island, Metro Bank Park is ideal for sports fans and serves as a large baseball park and the homefield of the city's Senators team, who regularly play games here during the summer months, to crowds of up to 6,000 spectators. For theater-goers, the Gamut Classic Theater at Strawberry Square often has something of interest being performed, as does the Open Stage of Harrisburg on Walnut Street.

Harrisburg Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015