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Local Gettysburg Events & Festivals

Gettysburg BBQ Festival - May 26, 2018

Enjoy an afternoon of BBQ sampling, BBQ competitions, BBQ food vendors, other vendors, craft beer garden, live music and a kids zone. 
General Admission Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the gate
World Class BBQ Tasting Kits will be $10
KIDS 12 & Under Get In Free!
For more information: 301-259-1991  or Click here for more information

Memorial Day Parade: Gettysburg, PA  May 28, 2018

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Lefever Street in Gettysburg and head northeast to Middle Street; turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers' National Cemetery. The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the Rostrum in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.  
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2nd Annual Gettysburg Pride  May 31-June 3, 2018

Meet in Gettysburg, PA for  various events all weekend May 31-June 3, 2018 in downtown Gettysburg as LGBTQ friends and straight allies gather to celebrate pride and friendship.  Look for local discounts including 15% off your dining bill at 1863 Restaurant in the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel.
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Local Fireworks Displays -  2018

Gettysburg  4th of July Community Concert & Fireworks   July 4, 2018   Event 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Science Center lawn, Gettysburg College  Constitution Avenue  Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Gettysburg Bike Week Fireworks  July 14, 2018  11:30 p.m.
All Star Events Complex    2638 Emmitsburg Road  Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Littlestown Good Ole Days   August 18, 2018    Time TBD
Littlestown Community Pool and Park  151 East Lakeview Drive  Littlestown, PA 17340
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Farnsworth House: FREE Property Tours

Enjoy FREE property tours of the Farnsworth House! Staring at 2pm, explore the attic, cellar and main level of the home. Learn the crucial history that the house played during the battle of Gettysburg. Explore Sweeney's Tavern as well as Camp Tiger during this 90 minute tour! Meet your guide at the Farnsworth House Inn sign on Baltimore Street 15 minutes prior to staring the tour! 
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Special Exhibition: Gettysburg College : Through December 2018

Beyond Futility: Expectation and Impact of the First World War. Despite years of stagnation on the Western Front, the First World War was a transformational experience for many, Gettysburg College alumni included.  While annihilating the landscape of the Western Front, mechanized and modern warfare impelled creativity and adaptation from soldiers and civilians.  The Front followed these men and women home and impacted their perspectives and prospects.
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Gettysburg College | 300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325 | 717-337-7024

Destination Gettysburg - Year round

Visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania can be a trip of a lifetime or an easy weekend getaway. Our rich history - which includes the Gettysburg Battlefield and so much more - will entice you to come, while our recreation and recent culinary resurgence will make you linger and return.
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First Fridays -  Every 1st Friday of the Month 2018

Take in special events and refreshments with approximately 45 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours. Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses. Visit the GARMA website for a list of participating businesses and special offers.
2018 First Friday Themes!
January - The Warmth of Gettysburg
February - Love Is In The Air
March - A Pot of Gold
April - Leap Into Spring
May - Oh Momma! Happy Mother's Day
June - Book Smart
July - Christmas in July
August - Back To School
September - Pet Ownership Month
October - Breast Cancer Awareness
November - Support Our Veterans
December - Cookie Walk
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Living History Camps at the Gettysburg Heritage Center

The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosts Civil War Living History Camps most weekends, April - November.  Civil War reenactors set up camp on the front lawn of the Heritage Center, and offer visitors a glimpse into life during the war.  The groups perform various drills and demonstrations, and are available to answer questions from visitors.  The groups vary from weekend to weekend. Free and open to the public! 
For more information: 717-276-1841 or Click here for more information

Brunches 1863 Restaurant - Year Round

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with family. Start your family tradition in 1863 Restaurant located in the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. Our festive  holiday brunches are sure to please the entire family.
Reservations suggested  717-339-0020 x6019 or email us
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Mother's Day Brunch Menu
Events of Wyndham Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Day trip ideas from Gettysburg, PA - 1 hour

Seton Shrine:  Whether you're interested in history, the outdoors, or simply something inspirational, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton offers a breadth of experiences to discover-some reflective, some intriguing, others inspiring, but all deeply rewarding. Take time to explore the grounds and visit the sites of interest, each one a symbol of Elizabeth Ann Seton's amazing life and legacy of service and love. Click for website

Steam into History: The William H. Simpson No. 17 is a faithful replica of the Civil War steam locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln's funeral train two years later. Come experience history as you ride in custom built coaches, pulled by a a 1860s replica steam locomotive. Click here for website

Car Shows

Our beautiful 100 acre campus has ample space to host car shows. Are you a car enthusiast? Stop by to see these cars 2018:
NAMGBR's MG 2018  June 17-22, 2018: Click here for website.
Antique Automobile Club of America AACA Eastern Spring Meet - Chesapeake Region July 11-14, 2018: Click here for website.
2018 Olds National July 31- August 5, 2018: Click here for website.

Past car shows:
Delaware Valley Region CCCA Grand Classic  May 2-6, 2018: Click here for website.
Do you love Early Ford Model A Cars?  Watch the video of the Modal A Restorers Club Tour (MARC) that departed our campus August 3, 2017.