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 2015 are:

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

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 2015 dates for Music Fridays are:

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

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:

  • January 23 – Death by Chocolate Tour
  • February 27 – “Fire & Ice” Festival
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 27
  • December 25

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:

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

 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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