Fridays in Lancaster County

Come Join the Friday Celebrations in Lancaster County

There’s no excuse for being bored on Friday nights in Lancaster County!

Every Friday you’ll find something special happening in Lancaster, Lititz, Mount Joy, or the River Towns. Hundreds of visitors flock to the streets for these special events each week, creating a festive atmosphere.

Guests can enjoy special exhibits, live entertainment and music, food, shopping, and fun. And there’s a doubleheader the fourth Friday of each month with events in both Mount Joy and Columbia-Marietta-Wrightsville.

First Fridays in Downtown Lancaster

First FridayThere’s always something going on in downtown Lancaster. But center city area gets a whole lot more festive on the first Friday evening of each month.Come join the celebration as downtown restaurants, artists, merchants, and musicians join together to celebrate First Friday in Lancaster.

Art galleries, studios, museums, restaurants, shops, and attractions in downtown Lancaster stay open later while people from all over head downtown to enjoy the festive atmosphere, entertainment, and fun. These events run from 5 pm to 9 pm every month. And there’s something different going on each night.

See the schedule of upcoming First Friday in Lancaster events.


Second Fridays in Lititz

Second FridayDowntown Lititz is the home of Second Fridays each month from 5 – 9pm.

Up and down Main Street and Broad Street in Lititz you’ll find artists, entertainers, musicians, and exhibits that create a party atmosphere in this Coolest Small Town in America. Downtown shops, galleries, and restaurants are open late to accommodate the many visitors who turn out each month.

Free parking is available in the parking lots north of Main Street.

Second Friday dates for 2014 are:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

Music Fridays (Third Fridays in Lancaster City)

The Third Friday of each month you’ll find Music Fridays in the City of Lancaster.

Music-FridayFrom May through September you’ll find live music at a number of venues and various outdoor street locations throughout downtown Lancaster. These events take place in the evening, so many downtown retailers, restaurants, and attractions are open later to join in the festivities.

During Summer months there will also be free evening concerts at Binn’s Park, 100 N. Queen Street, one block from Penn Square in Lancaster. During Fall and Winter months the concerts will be held indoors. You’ll find different entertainment each month.

The remaining 2014 dates for Music Fridays are:

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

Fourth Fridays in Mount Joy, PA

Mount Joy LogoDowntown Mount Joy hosts Fourth Fridays from 5 – 8pm each month. Each month is a different theme as shops, restaurants, and attractions create a festive atmosphere for their guests.

This year’s themes include:

  • March 28 – Town Trivia
  • April25 – Scavenger Hunt
  • May 23 – Home Town Heroes
  • June 27 – Summer Block Party
  • July 25 – Race for the Taste
  • August 22 – Sunset to Summer
  • September 26 – Blues, Brews & BBQ
  • October 24 – Trick or Treat
  • November 28  – Ladies Night Out
  • December 19 – Home for the Holidays
  • January 23, 2015 – Death by Chocolate Tour
  • February 27, 2015 – “Fire & Ice” Festival

Fourth Fridays in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville

Fourth FridayEnjoy art, culture, and entertainment as these three River Towns along the Susquehanna River celebrate Fourth Fridays. Each month you’ll find different artists while you enjoy the restaurants, exhibits, and antique and specialty shops here from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Fourth Friday dates for 2014 are:

  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • December 26

 Lancaster County Events All Year Long

Check out our Lancaster County Events Calendar for special events and activities throughout the year.


  1. Betty Ann says:

    I love First Fridays in Lancaster! I live in downtown and I just got a new patio installed, and the people watching is excellent. It’s so much fun to hear the live music and explore the galleries but now I have a front row seat to the summer festivities! Looking forward to great summer in the beautiful town!

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