2016 Summer Fun Guide

283 Midstate Events, Activities, Shows, Performances and Nights Out

Plan your summer accordingly – the Summer Fun Guide is here. Whether your interest is trying something new or enjoying the same annual event, the Summer Fun Guide has it all. This list includes events and activities from over 40 different venues and includes performing arts, events, sports, fun runs, concerts and fine-art museums. The midstate has much to offer this summer, so get out there and capture some fun!

AACA Museum
161 Museum Drive, Hershey
aacamuseum.org, (717) 566-7100
June 4: Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling

June 10-12: The Elegance at Hershey

June 11: Concorso Bizarro

June 18: 21st Annual Museum CARnival Car Show

June 25: Checker Car Club Corral

July 4: Fireworks and Fun

July 22: Spirits 161: A Speakeasy Soirée

July 30: Upshift Summer Bash-Drive for Independence

The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg
abcbrew.com, (717) 221-1080
June 17: Hackensaw Boys

July 1: We Were Promised Jet Packs

American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster
amtshows.com, (717) 397-7700
June 3: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

June 5: CMT Presents: Jennifer Nettles with 2016 Next Women of Country Tour with Brandy Clark

June 6: Jackson Browne

June 8: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton at Clipper Magazine Stadium

June 10: Gary Allan

June 12: Johnny Mathis: The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

June 13: WXPN Welcomes Mary Chapin Carpenter

June 18: Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade

June 24: Happy Together Tour

July 5: Maks and Val: Our Way

July 8: The Texas Tenors

July 9: Brenda Lee with Special Guest Bill Anderson

July 18: The Beach Boys

July 24: Olivia Newton-John

August 7: The Shoji Tabuchi Show

August 15: STYX

August 21: Aaron Lewis

August 28: Loretta Lynn

August 29: Toto

Art Association of Harrisburg
21 N. Front St., Harrisburg
artssocofhbg.com, (717) 236-1432
Through June 23: 88th Annual International Juried Exhibition

July 10: Wissler-Thomas Art Collection Tour

July 1-28: Art School Reception

August 5-September 1: Off the Wall: Sculpture Exhibit

Carlisle Theatre and Performing Arts Center
40 W. High St., Carlisle
carlisletheatre.org, (717) 258-0666
June 3: Phil Dirt and the Dozers Present Surf’s Up: A Tribute to the Beach Boys

July 7: Old Dominion

August 20: Kleen Respect

Chameleon Club
223 N. Water St., Lancaster
chameleonclub.net, (717) 299-9684
June 2: Against Me!

June 4: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – 20th anniversary of Crossroads

June 18: Eve 6

June 22: Waxahatchee

June 28: Delta Rae

July 2: Wobblesauce

July 3: Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown

July 6: 10 Years

August 27: Kurt Vile and the Violators

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Road, Lancaster
dutchapple.com, (717) 898-1900
May 6-June 19: Million Dollar Quartet: The Musical

August 11-September 24: Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom

Ephrata Performing Arts Center
320 Cocalico St., Ephrata
ephrataperformingartscenter.com, (717) 733-7966
June 9-18: Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike

July 21-August 6: Green Day’s American Idiot

Fort Hunter Mansion & Park
5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg
forthunter.org, (717) 599-5751
Through December 23: Downton’s Last Stand: A Reprise of the Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era

June 11-12: Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival

June 18: Civil War Days in Harrisburg: Panel Discussion

June 19: Classics at the Mansion

July 16: Brewfest

Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince St., Lancaster
fultontheatre.org, (717) 397-7425
June 7-July 17: Footloose

June 18, 25 & July 2, 9, 16: Shrek: The Musical

608 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg
galleryatsecond.com, (717) 233-2498
Through June 11: Frederick D. Swarr & Michelle Taber

June 16-August 5: Sue Marrazzo & Ralph Hocker

August 11-September 24: Linda Benton McCloskey & Paul Gallo

Gamut Theatre
15 N. 4th St., Harrisburg
gamuttheatre.org, (717) 238-4111
June 3-18: The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 8-18: Wonder Tales From Around the World

July 13-August 20: Cinderella

August 12-14 & 19-21: Stage Door Series Presents: As She Likes It

GIANT Center
550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
hersheyentertainment.com/giant-center, (717) 534-3911
June 4: The Color Run: Tropicolor

June 15: #TrendFest16

July 10: Slipknot with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men

July 30: Kidz Bop Kids

August 31-September 4: Ovo From Cirque Du Soleil

Gretna Theatre

200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mt. Gretna
gretnatheatre.com, (717) 964-3627
June 23-26: Bruce in the USA: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

June 30-July 3: Breaking Legs

July 14-24: Disney’s Tarzan

July 28-30 & August 4-6: It Shoulda Been You

August 25-28: 8 Track: Sounds of the 70s

Harrisburg City Islanders
FNB Field, City Island, Harrisburg
Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster
cityislanders.com, (717) 441-4625
June 21: Dauphin County Night (FNB Field)

June 24: Mascot Night & Fireworks (FNB Field)

July 10: PA Lottery Night (Clipper Magazine Stadium)

July 29: Community Aid Night, Christmas in July & Ugly Sweater Night (FNB Field)

August 2: Hometown Hero & Bermuda Night (FNB Field)

August 27: PINK Night, PA Lottery Night, WHITE OUT! and Fireworks (FNB Field)

August 30: WHITE OUT! (FNB Field)

Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC) & Stage on Herr
1110 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
harrisburgarts.com, (717) 412-4342
June 5: CAMA Presents Felcia Renae

June 9: Time Sawyer & Mike McMonagle

June 10: Shine Delphi

June 11: J and the 9S

June 12: Tea Dance

June 16: The Ellameno Beat

June 17: The Dirty Chakras

June 18: Mother Moses

June 24: The Jayplayers, Vulcans, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart

June 25: Peter Asher & Albert Lee

Harrisburg Senators
FNB Field, City Island, Harrisburg
senatorsbaseball.com, (717) 231-4444
June 13: Youth Baseball, Softball and Scouts Night

July 4: Fireworks

July 9: Scout Night Sleepover

July 23: Star Wars Jerseys

July 24: Christmas in July

August 6: Pet Jerseys

August 7: Alpaca Parade

August 18: Diamond Dig

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
harrisburgsymphony.org, (717) 545-5527
June 30: Free Summer Concert at Lebanon Valley College (Annville)

July 1: Free Summer Concert at Millerstown Community Park (Perry County)

July 2: Free Summer Concert at Negley Park (Lemoyne)

July 3: Free Summer Concert at Dickinson College (Carlisle)

July 4: Free Summer Concert at Riverfront Park (Harrisburg)

HBG MakeSpace
1916 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
June 12: Harrisburg Dance Festival (HMAC)

June 18: Shine Delphi

June 19: Harrisburg Dance Festival (HBG MakeSpace)

June 23: Prairie Empire

June 25: Harrisburg Dance Festival (Midtown Cinema)

June 26: Harrisburg Dance Festival (Midtown Cinema)

June 26: Harrisburg Dance Festival (Susquehanna Art Museum)

July 2: Kino Kimino + Weird Year

August 13: MakeSpace Music Festival (HMAC)

Hershey Area Playhouse
830 Cherry Drive, Hershey
hersheyareaplayhouse.com, (717) 533-8525
July 21-July 31: South Pacific

Hershey Gardens
170 Hotel Road, Hershey
hersheygardens.org, (717) 534-3492
Through September 5: Butterfly House Opens

June 19: Father’s Day Free Admission

June 25: A Whimsical Day of Fairies

July 11-August 15: Marvelous Mondays

August 6: Butterflies & Beyond

August 13: Blooming Art Exhibit

The Hershey Story
63 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey
hersheystory.org, (717) 534-8939
June 10: Sensory Friendly Evening

July 6: Chocolate Town Square Family Program

July 20: Chocolate Town Square Family Program

Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey
hersheyentertainment.com/hershey-theatre, (717) 534-3405
June 5: Chris Hardwick

July 20: Brandi Carlile with Margo Price

August 21: Celtic Thunder

Hersheypark Stadium
100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
hersheyentertainment.com/hersheypark-stadium, (717) 534-3911
June 4: Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour

June 12: Beyonce

June 19: Twenty One Pilots with MuteMath and Chef’s Special

June 24: Dixie Chicks

June 29: Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

July 2: 5 Seconds of Summer

July 16: Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas: Future Now

July 19: Paul McCartney

July 23: Zac Brown Band

August 20: Show of the Summer

Lancaster Barnstormers
Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster
lancasterbarnstormers.com, (717) 509-4487
June 1: $1 Hotdogs Day

June 2: BOGO Burgers

June 11: Jersey Giveaway, Fireworks

June 12: Half-Price-Meal Day

June 13: Pizza, Pinball & Beer

June 24: $2 Draft beers

June 25: Socks Giveaway

July 4: Youth Baseball Cap Giveaway, Fireworks

July 5: Doubleheader

July 13: All-Star Game, Fireworks

July 15: Zooperstars, Fireworks

July 16: Baseball Giveaway, Fireworks

July 22: Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, Fireworks

July 23: Cap Giveaway, Fireworks

August 19: Jose Canseco, Fireworks

August 20: Lunchbox Giveaway, Fireworks

August 26: Mad Chad

August 27: Tennis Ball Toss, Fireworks

August 28: College Night

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
lancastersymphony.org, (717) 291-6440
June 23: Symphony Salutes Mayor Rick Gray at Barshinger Center, F&M College (Lancaster)

The Luhrs Center at Shippensburg Univeristy
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
luhrscenter.com, (717) 477-7469
June 4: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles

June 25: The Raleigh Ringers Presented by the Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, Shippensburg

July 14: Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series Concert I: The Shippensburg Festival Symphony

July 21: Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series Convert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony

The Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg
gettysburgmajestic.org, (717) 337-8200
July 20: St. Paul and The Broken Bones

Metropolis Collective
17 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg
metropoliscollective.com, (717) 458-8245
June 3-August 5: Maude Marrowbone

June 16: Jubilee Day – “Art, Air Conditioning & Music”

July 4-8: Rock Band Summer Camp – Guitar Intensive

July 11-15: Rock Band Summer Camp – Performance Camp

July 18-22: Rock Band Summer Camp – Songwriting Camp

July 25-29: Rock Band Summer Camp – Boompop Jam Camp

July 29: Rock Band Summer Camp – Rock Band Live

August 12: SPEEDEE (Daniel Kalbach & Charles Feathers Exhibition)

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
midtownscholar.com, (717) 236-1680
June 5: Kyle Marler

June 10: Lancaster Improv Players

June 17: Kosi

June 25: Freddy & Francine

July 15: Carly Clark

The Millworks
340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg
millworksharrisburg.com, (717) 695-4888
June 10: Letting Go: Paint Night Party

June 25: Letting Go: Paint Night Party

Oyster Mill Playhouse
1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
oystermill.com, (717) 737-6768
Through June 12: The Burning Man

July 8-24: Blithe Spirit

August 12-28: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Perry County Council of the Arts
1 S. Second St., Newport
perrycountyarts.org, (717) 567-7023
Through June 4: Duets Exhibition

Through August 6: Landis Legacy: Mary Marguerite Landis Exhibition

June 10-August 6: Colored Pencil Drawings By Emily Keniston Exhibition

June 12: Country Garden and Art Tour

June 22-26: Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

Pride of the Susquehanna
City Island, Harrisburg
harrisburgriverboat.com, (717) 234-6500
Through August, Every Saturday: River School Voyage

Through October, Every Thursday: Jazzin’ on the Pride

June 3, 24; July 1, 15, 29; August 12, 26: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Cruise

June 5; July 17: Rock the Boat!

June 8; July 6; August 10: Yuengs & Wings

June 12; July 24; August 28: Wine & Cheese Tasting

June 13, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22: Princess Party Cruise

June 15; July 13; August 17: Brews Cruise

June 17: Civil War Days’ Music & Narration Cruise

June 17; August 7: Craft Beer Dinner

June 18: Shenandoah Civil War Associates Lecture Cruise

June 18; July 16; August 27: After Dark Party Cruise

June 19: Father’s Day Cruise

June 22; July 20; August 24: Soundwaves

June 25; July 16; August 6, 27: Pirates on the Pride

July 3: Craft Beer Dinner

July 10: Blues Cruise

July 27; August 31: Blue Crab Feast

August 5, 19: Dinner on the River

The Pullo Center
1031 Edgecomb Ave., York
pullocenter.york.psu.edu, (717) 505-8900
June 12: EMC Spring 2016 Show: Music Legends

June 26: Emblem3

August 12: William Michael Morgan

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts
50 N. George St., York
mystrandcapitol.org, (717) 846-1111
June 3: Jazz in the City

June 3: Strand Offstage Featuring Brass Monkeys

June 5: York County Honors Choirs: Season Finale Concert

June 25: Sean Reilly Presents SINATARA 101, Presented by the NYCRPA

July 21: XPN Welcomes Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

August 1: An Intimate Performance by Sarah McLachlan

Susquehanna Art Museum
1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
sqart.org, (717) 233-8668
June 10: Luminous River Exhibition

June 10: Recasting Nature Exhibition

June 18: Special Performance by the Rasika School of Dance

August 19: Despues De La Frontera Exhibition

Theatre Harrisburg
513 Hurlock St., Harrisburg
theatreharrisburg.com, (717) 232-5501
June 16-26: The 39 Steps

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
222 Market St., Harrisburg
whitakercenter.org, (717) 214-ARTS
June 15-18: June Series: 4 Days of Spectacular Ballet

June 19: Indigo Girls

July 20: An Evening with Graham Nash

July 23: Revisit Steppenwolf: The Born To Be Wild 2015/2016 Tour

July 29: Stephane Wrembel

July 30: The Bacon Brothers

August 16: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

August 18: Juanito Pascual

York Little Theatre
27 S. Belmont St., York
ylt.org, (717) 854-3894
June 17-19 & 23-26: The King and I

August 12-14 & 18-21: Side Show

York Revolution
Peoples Bank Park, York
yorkrevolution.com, (717) 801-4487
June 5: Cancer Survivor Day

June 7: Silver Sluggers Day, Baseball Bingo, Buck-A-Book Night

June 8: Bommer’s Book Club Night, Kids Eat Free Wednesday

June 9: Buck-A-Book Night

June 17: Celebrate York Night, Gnome Giveaway

June 18: Faith & Family Night, Fireworks

June 19: Super Hero Day, $1 Hotdog Day

June 20: Engineering Night

June 21: Baseball Bingo, Silver Sluggers Night, Maple Donuts Night

July 1: Tumbler Giveaway

July 2: Ag and Farm Night, Fireworks

July 3: Commemorative Coin Giveaway

July 15: Bobblehead Giveaway

July 17: Cowboy Monkey Rodeo

July 20: First Responders Night

July 25: Christmas in July, Teddy Bear Toss, Toys for Tots

July 27: Sensory Friendly Night

July 28: Gluttony Night, Chilli Dog Day

July 29: Bobblehead Giveaway

July 30: Mad Chad Performance

July 31: Phillie Phanatic

August 8: Youth Hat Giveaway, National Night Out

August 10: Mascot Mania

August 12: Bobblehead Giveaway

August 13: Youth Football and Cheer Night

August 14: Cap Giveaway

August 25: Trucker Hat Giveaway

June 4: Capitol View 5k (Lemoyne)

June 4: Colin’s 5k (Harrisburg)

June 4: Color Run (Hershey)

June 4: Homeland Hospice (Harrisburg)

June 4: Luau 5k/10k (Lewisberry)

June 4: Red Rose Run (Lancaster)

June 4: Rock-N-Glow 5k (Manheim)

June 5: Mason Dixon Sprint Triathlon (Lewisberry)

June 5: Tie Dye 5k (York)

June 11: Book It For the Annville Free Library (Annville)

June 11: SERVPRO First Responders 5k (Harrisburg)

June 17: Harrisburg Mudmash 5k Obstacle-Course Run (Harrisburg)

June 18: Hershey Miracle 5k (Hershey)

June 25: York Habitat for Humanity 5k (Dover)

June 25: US Road Running Rattle: MY Trail 5k & 25k (City Island, Harrisburg)

June 26: Y-Tri Spring Triathlon (York)

July 2: US Road Running: Viking 5k/10k (City Island, Harrisburg)

July 17: Catfish Spring Triathlon & Duathlon (City Island, Harrisburg)

July 20: Harrisburg Mile (Harrisburg)

July 23: US Road Running: Viking 5k/10k (Lancaster, Manheim)

July 30: Glow in the Park Goes 80s (City Island, Harrisburg)

August 6: 2016 Boiling Springs Triathlon (Boiling Springs)

August 6: 2016 Chocolate Tour (Hershey)

August 6: Mid-Summer Madness 5k Run/Walk (Harrisburg)

August 7: Lititz RecCenter Triathlon (Lititz)

August 13: The Glo Run (Carlisle)

August 20: US Road Running Ninja 5k/10k (Lancaster)

August 21: Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5k Run/Walk (Riverfront, Harrisburg)

August 27: 02 Challenge (Hershey)

August 27: US Road Running: Ninja 5k/10k (City Island, Harrisburg)