Free activities available this week at Central Pa.

We provide you with a list of free activities available in our region for your enjoyment!

PENNSYLVANIA, USA – Your weekly activity list is back with more places you can leave your wallet at home.

Here are some of the activities coming up this week that don’t cost a dime:

Adam County

Fri July 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.

National Apple Museum, Biglerville

Head to the National Apple Museum for some great music in the evening. Shawan Rice will perform his signature eclectic mix “seasoned” by famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Erykah Badu. Find more details here.

Tuesday July 27, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Jack’s Hard Cider Tap Room

Pull out those vocal exercises, slam poetry pieces, or whatever else you fancy showing off to an open mic, because Tuesday is your chance. There may be some pressure to buy drinks. You can find all the details here.

Cumberland County

Art exhibition: ink / glaze / paper / clay

Fri July 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Sat July 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

38 Pomfret Street West, Carlisle

Witness the last two days of this local art exhibition that features two artists using very different materials to cooperate with each other. You can find the details of the event, and find out more about the artists Lehr and Margolis, by clicking here.

Fri July 23 2021 – Sat July 31 2021

Bosler Memorial Library, Carlisle

The library will provide children with kits to help them discover and create their own constellations. The kit will contain the necessary supplies, as well as instructions and bonus content. You must call ahead to reserve your kit for pickup and can find all the information on how to do it here.

Fri 23 July 2021 from 9:30 p.m.

Colonel Denning State Park, Newville

Bring a flashlight and head to the park for a guided walk and moon-focused astronomy lesson. You can read more about the event here.

Cook like a revolutionary war soldier

Sat July 24, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Colonel Denning State Park, Newville

Learn how a War of Independence soldier would have cooked dinner with a demonstration using the same rations they were given. Find the information here.

Self-guided tours of the Cameron-Masland mansion

Sun July 25, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Carlisle

The Manor at the top of the mountain will be open this weekend and every Sunday until October 24 for visits. Stop to view the entire first floor and take in these mountain views from the back porch or the mansion garden. You need to call ahead to confirm it’s open before you go hiking and you can find the number here.

Dauphin County

Art in the wild: creations of natural inspiration along the trails

Fri 23 July 2021 – Thursday 30 September 2021 from dawn to dusk

Wildwood Park, Harrisburg

Stroll through the park to admire the natural art exhibits. This year they are focusing on “Reimagining”. You can read more about this Summertime event here.

SpringGate Fishing Festival

Fri July 23 2021 – Sun July 25 2021

5790 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg

Take a trip to the SpringGate Estate to experience this year’s Fishing Festival. In addition to the great views and time spent outdoors, you can shop for great drinks, food from food trucks, and listen to live music. Click here for the group schedule and additional information.

Franklin County

Tourist in my city! Art exhibition

Sat July 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

103 N Main St, Chambersburg, PA 17201

The Chambersburg Arts Council is organizing a new art exhibition that will be open to the public three days a week. You can find the available dates and times here.

Sat July 24, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum, Waynesboro

Step out onto the lawn to see The Flying Matlocks and Soleil perform. Both groups are sure to grab your attention, but you can find out more about them ahead of time (and the event itself) here.

Juniata County

Juniata County Youth Fair

Mon July 26, 2021 – Fri July 30, 2021

Mifflin County Youth Park, Reedsville

Stop to see members of the Juniata County 4-H and the FFA expose what they have been working on. Additionally, there will be vendors throughout the week and a cattle auction on Thursday. Find the details here.

Lancaster County

Warehouse district beer garden

Fri July 23 2021 – Sun July 25 2021

Wyndridge Farm hosts a beer garden with food trucks and live music on weekends through September. You can read more about the weekly event here.

Lebanon County

Sat July 24, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Clarence Schock Memorial Park Environmental Center, Mt. Gretna

Join the group on a hike to Tower Meadow to see butterflies on native flowers. It is suggested to bring water and a butterfly field guide if you have one. You can find all the information, and how to register for the walk, here.

Wed, July 28, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Richland Library, Richland

Bring your preschooler to the library for a weekly program that fosters a love of science and art. There is a different theme every week. Registration is required and you can find out how to do it here.

Mifflin County

Sunday July 25, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

108 Montgomery Avenue, Lewistown

Prepare these wish lists. You can send a letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole at this event, or you can just buy whatever you want from local artisans instead! There will be a lot of fun for the whole family. Learn more about this event here.

Juniata County Youth Fair (located in Mifflin County)

Mon July 26, 2021 – Fri July 30, 2021

Mifflin County Youth Park, Reedsville

Stop to see members of the Juniata County 4-H and the FFA expose what they have been working on. Additionally, there will be vendors throughout the week and a cattle auction on Thursday. Find the details here.

Perry County

13th Annual Route 22 River Fest and Auto Show

Sat July 24, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rainy date: July 31)

Millerstown Community Park, Millerstown

Not only will there be tons of cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles, but there will also be plenty of vendors to browse and great food to buy. Check out the Facebook event page for full details and contact details here.

York County

Sat July 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteers and staff will provide visitors with demonstrations of American trades and crafts. On Saturday, they will present the treatment of linen, leatherwork, 18th century sewing and pen writing. Additionally, there may be a visit from a War of Independence soldier (certainly not a ghost). Find all the details here.

Outdoor summer concert and fishing celebration

Tuesday July 27, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Senior Commons at Powder Mill, York

Slim Pickin’s will perform moving arias to applaud on the grass of the commons. Bring your chair or blanket to sing along (and enjoy a fresh peach sundae!), But be sure to call before July 20 to reserve your spot as space is limited. You can reach them at (717) 741-0961. For more information on Powder Mill, you can find their website here.

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