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Fridays in Lancaster County

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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 City, 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 to do in Downtown Lancaster. But the 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 (even in the winter). And there’s something different going on each time.

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See the schedule of upcoming First Friday in Lancaster events.


First Fridays in Mt. Gretna

Temporarily Canceled – Will be updated as information becomes available

Mt. Gretna is the home of First Fridays each month starting at 5:00pm.

Enjoy an evening filled with Art, music and dining. Area businesses will be open featuring a guest artist each month.

Second Fridays in Lititz

Second FridayDowntown Lititz, PA 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.


elizabethtown-2nd-fridaySecond Fridays in Elizabethtown

The Second Friday of each month is a special day in Elizabethtown.

Each month boasts a variety of activities such as an Art Walk, Chocolate Walk  and Wine Walk just to name a few.


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 January through December 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.

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Mount Joy LogoFourth Fridays in Mount Joy, PA

Downtown Mount Joy hosts Fourth Fridays from 5 – 8 pm each month.

Each month is a different theme as shops, restaurants, and attractions create a festive atmosphere for their guests.


 Lancaster County Events All Year Long

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