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2016 Summer Fun Guide

283 Midstate Events, Activities, Shows, Performances and Nights Out

Plan your summer accordingly – the Summer Fun Guide is here. Whether your interest is trying something new or enjoying the same annual event, the Summer Fun Guide has it all. This list includes events and activities from over 40 different venues and includes performing arts, events, sports, fun runs, concerts and fine-art museums. The midstate has much to offer this summer, so get out there and capture some fun!

AACA Museum
161 Museum Drive, Hershey
aacamuseum.org, (717) 566-7100
June 4:
  Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling
June 10-12:  The Elegance at Hershey
June 11:  Concorso Bizarro
June 18:  21st Annual Museum CARnival Car Show
June 25:  Checker Car Club Corral
July 4:  Fireworks and Fun
July 22:  Spirits 161: A Speakeasy Soirée
July 30:  Upshift Summer Bash-Drive for Independence

The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg
abcbrew.com, (717) 221-1080
June 17: 
Hackensaw Boys
July 1:  We Were Promised Jet Packs

American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster
amtshows.com, (717) 397-7700
June 3:
  Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
June 5:  CMT Presents: Jennifer Nettles with 2016 Next Women of Country Tour with Brandy Clark
June 6:  Jackson Browne
June 8:  Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton at Clipper Magazine Stadium
June 10:  Gary Allan
June 12:  Johnny Mathis: The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour
June 13:  WXPN Welcomes Mary Chapin Carpenter
June 18:  Summer Doo Wop Cavalcade
June 24:  Happy Together Tour
July 5:  Maks and Val: Our Way
July 8:  The Texas Tenors
July 9:  Brenda Lee with Special Guest Bill Anderson
July 18:  The Beach Boys
July 24:  Olivia Newton-John
August 7:  The Shoji Tabuchi Show
August 15:  STYX
August 21:  Aaron Lewis
August 28:  Loretta Lynn
August 29:  Toto

Art Association of Harrisburg
21 N. Front St., Harrisburg
artssocofhbg.com, (717) 236-1432
Through June 23: 
88th Annual International Juried Exhibition
July 10:  Wissler-Thomas Art Collection Tour
July 1-28:  Art School Reception
August 5-September 1:  Off the Wall: Sculpture Exhibit

Carlisle Theatre and Performing Arts Center
40 W. High St., Carlisle
carlisletheatre.org, (717) 258-0666
June 3: 
Phil Dirt and the Dozers Present Surf’s Up: A Tribute to the Beach Boys
July 7:  Old Dominion
August 20:  Kleen Respect

Chameleon Club
223 N. Water St., Lancaster
chameleonclub.net, (717) 299-9684
June 2:
  Against Me!
June 4:  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – 20th anniversary of Crossroads
June 18:  Eve 6
June 22:  Waxahatchee
June 28:  Delta Rae
July 2:  Wobblesauce
July 3:  Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown
July 6:  10 Years
August 27:  Kurt Vile and the Violators

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Road, Lancaster
dutchapple.com, (717) 898-1900
May 6-June 19: 
Million Dollar Quartet: The Musical
August 11-September 24:  Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom

Ephrata Performing Arts Center
320 Cocalico St., Ephrata
ephrataperformingartscenter.com, (717) 733-7966
June 9-18:
  Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike
July 21-August 6:  Green Day’s American Idiot

Fort Hunter Mansion & Park
5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg
forthunter.org, (717) 599-5751
Through December 23:
  Downton’s Last Stand: A Reprise of the Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era
June 11-12:  Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival
June 18:  Civil War Days in Harrisburg: Panel Discussion
June 19:  Classics at the Mansion
July 16:  Brewfest

Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince St., Lancaster
fultontheatre.org, (717) 397-7425
June 7-July 17:
  Footloose
June 18, 25 & July 2, 9, 16:  Shrek: The Musical

Gallery@Second
608 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg
galleryatsecond.com, (717) 233-2498
Through June 11:
  Frederick D. Swarr & Michelle Taber
June 16-August 5:  Sue Marrazzo & Ralph Hocker
August 11-September 24:  Linda Benton McCloskey & Paul Gallo

Gamut Theatre
15 N. 4th St., Harrisburg
gamuttheatre.org, (717) 238-4111
June 3-18: 
The Merry Wives of Windsor
June 8-18:  Wonder Tales From Around the World
July 13-August 20:  Cinderella
August 12-14 & 19-21:  Stage Door Series Presents: As She Likes It

GIANT Center
550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
hersheyentertainment.com/giant-center, (717) 534-3911
June 4: 
The Color Run: Tropicolor
June 15:  #TrendFest16
July 10:  Slipknot with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men
July 30:  Kidz Bop Kids
August 31-September 4:  Ovo From Cirque Du Soleil

Gretna Theatre
200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mt. Gretna
gretnatheatre.com, (717) 964-3627
June 23-26:
  Bruce in the USA: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
June 30-July 3:  Breaking Legs
July 14-24:  Disney’s Tarzan
July 28-30 & August 4-6:  It Shoulda Been You
August 25-28:  8 Track: Sounds of the 70s

Harrisburg City Islanders
FNB Field, City Island, Harrisburg
Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster
cityislanders.com, (717) 441-4625
June 21: 
Dauphin County Night (FNB Field)
June 24:  Mascot Night & Fireworks (FNB Field)
July 10:  PA Lottery Night (Clipper Magazine Stadium)
July 29:  Community Aid Night, Christmas in July & Ugly Sweater Night (FNB Field)
August 2:  Hometown Hero & Bermuda Night (FNB Field)
August 27:  PINK Night, PA Lottery Night, WHITE OUT! and Fireworks (FNB Field)
August 30:  WHITE OUT! (FNB Field)

Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC) & Stage on Herr
1110 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
harrisburgarts.com, (717) 412-4342
June 5: 
CAMA Presents Felcia Renae
June 9:  Time Sawyer & Mike McMonagle
June 10:  Shine Delphi
June 11:  J and the 9S
June 12:  Tea Dance
June 16:  The Ellameno Beat
June 17:  The Dirty Chakras
June 18:  Mother Moses
June 24:  The Jayplayers, Vulcans, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart
June 25:  Peter Asher & Albert Lee

Harrisburg Senators
FNB Field, City Island, Harrisburg
senatorsbaseball.com, (717) 231-4444
June 13:
  Youth Baseball, Softball and Scouts Night
July 4:  Fireworks
July 9:  Scout Night Sleepover
July 23:  Star Wars Jerseys
July 24:  Christmas in July
August 6:  Pet Jerseys
August 7:  Alpaca Parade
August 18:  Diamond Dig

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
harrisburgsymphony.org, (717) 545-5527
June 30: 
Free Summer Concert at Lebanon Valley College (Annville)
July 1:  Free Summer Concert at Millerstown Community Park (Perry County)
July 2:  Free Summer Concert at Negley Park (Lemoyne)
July 3:  Free Summer Concert at Dickinson College (Carlisle)
July 4:  Free Summer Concert at Riverfront Park (Harrisburg)

HBG MakeSpace
1916 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
hbgmakespace.com
June 12: 
Harrisburg Dance Festival (HMAC)
June 18:  Shine Delphi
June 19:  Harrisburg Dance Festival (HBG MakeSpace)
June 23:  Prairie Empire
June 25:  Harrisburg Dance Festival (Midtown Cinema)
June 26:  Harrisburg Dance Festival (Midtown Cinema)
June 26:  Harrisburg Dance Festival (Susquehanna Art Museum)
July 2:  Kino Kimino + Weird Year
August 13:  MakeSpace Music Festival (HMAC)

Hershey Area Playhouse
830 Cherry Drive, Hershey
hersheyareaplayhouse.com, (717) 533-8525
July 21-July 31:
  South Pacific

Hershey Gardens
170 Hotel Road, Hershey
hersheygardens.org, (717) 534-3492
Through September 5:
  Butterfly House Opens
June 19:  Father’s Day Free Admission
June 25:  A Whimsical Day of Fairies
July 11-August 15:  Marvelous Mondays
August 6:  Butterflies & Beyond
August 13:  Blooming Art Exhibit

The Hershey Story
63 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey
hersheystory.org, (717) 534-8939
June 10: 
Sensory Friendly Evening
July 6:  Chocolate Town Square Family Program
July 20:  Chocolate Town Square Family Program

Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey
hersheyentertainment.com/hershey-theatre, (717) 534-3405
June 5:
  Chris Hardwick
July 20:  Brandi Carlile with Margo Price
August 21:  Celtic Thunder

Hersheypark Stadium
100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
hersheyentertainment.com/hersheypark-stadium, (717) 534-3911
June 4: 
Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour
June 12:  Beyonce
June 19:  Twenty One Pilots with MuteMath and Chef’s Special
June 24:  Dixie Chicks
June 29:  Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla
July 2:  5 Seconds of Summer
July 16:  Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas: Future Now
July 19:  Paul McCartney
July 23:  Zac Brown Band
August 20:  Show of the Summer

Lancaster Barnstormers
Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster
lancasterbarnstormers.com, (717) 509-4487
June 1:
  $1 Hotdogs Day
June 2:  BOGO Burgers
June 11:  Jersey Giveaway, Fireworks
June 12:  Half-Price-Meal Day
June 13:  Pizza, Pinball & Beer
June 24:  $2 Draft beers
June 25:  Socks Giveaway
July 4:  Youth Baseball Cap Giveaway, Fireworks
July 5:  Doubleheader
July 13:  All-Star Game, Fireworks
July 15:  Zooperstars, Fireworks
July 16:  Baseball Giveaway, Fireworks
July 22:  Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, Fireworks
July 23:  Cap Giveaway, Fireworks
August 19:  Jose Canseco, Fireworks
August 20:  Lunchbox Giveaway, Fireworks
August 26:  Mad Chad
August 27:  Tennis Ball Toss, Fireworks
August 28:  College Night

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
lancastersymphony.org, (717) 291-6440
June 23:
  Symphony Salutes Mayor Rick Gray at Barshinger Center, F&M College (Lancaster)

The Luhrs Center at Shippensburg Univeristy
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
luhrscenter.com, (717) 477-7469
June 4: 
Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles
June 25:  The Raleigh Ringers Presented by the Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, Shippensburg
July 14:  Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series Concert I: The Shippensburg Festival Symphony
July 21:  Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series Convert II: Shippensburg Festival Symphony

The Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg
gettysburgmajestic.org, (717) 337-8200
July 20:
  St. Paul and The Broken Bones

Metropolis Collective
17 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg
metropoliscollective.com, (717) 458-8245
June 3-August 5:
  Maude Marrowbone
June 16:  Jubilee Day – “Art, Air Conditioning & Music”
July 4-8:  Rock Band Summer Camp – Guitar Intensive
July 11-15:  Rock Band Summer Camp – Performance Camp
July 18-22:  Rock Band Summer Camp – Songwriting Camp
July 25-29:  Rock Band Summer Camp – Boompop Jam Camp
July 29:  Rock Band Summer Camp – Rock Band Live
August 12:  SPEEDEE (Daniel Kalbach & Charles Feathers Exhibition)

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
midtownscholar.com, (717) 236-1680
June 5:
  Kyle Marler
June 10:  Lancaster Improv Players
June 17:  Kosi
June 25:  Freddy & Francine
July 15:  Carly Clark

The Millworks
340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg
millworksharrisburg.com, (717) 695-4888
June 10: 
Letting Go: Paint Night Party
June 25:  Letting Go: Paint Night Party

Oyster Mill Playhouse
1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
oystermill.com, (717) 737-6768
Through June 12:
  The Burning Man
July 8-24:  Blithe Spirit
August 12-28:  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Perry County Council of the Arts
1 S. Second St., Newport
perrycountyarts.org, (717) 567-7023
Through June 4: 
Duets Exhibition
Through August 6:  Landis Legacy: Mary Marguerite Landis Exhibition
June 10-August 6:  Colored Pencil Drawings By Emily Keniston Exhibition
June 12:  Country Garden and Art Tour
June 22-26:  Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

Pride of the Susquehanna
City Island, Harrisburg
harrisburgriverboat.com, (717) 234-6500
Through August, Every Saturday:
River School Voyage
Through October, Every Thursday:  Jazzin' on the Pride
June 3, 24; July 1, 15, 29; August 12, 26:  Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Cruise
June 5; July 17:  Rock the Boat!
June 8; July 6; August 10:  Yuengs & Wings
June 12; July 24; August 28: Wine & Cheese Tasting
June 13, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22:  Princess Party Cruise
June 15; July 13; August 17:  Brews Cruise
June 17:  Civil War Days' Music & Narration Cruise
June 17; August 7:  Craft Beer Dinner
June 18:  Shenandoah Civil War Associates Lecture Cruise
June 18; July 16; August 27: After Dark Party Cruise
June 19:  Father’s Day Cruise
June 22; July 20; August 24:  Soundwaves
June 25; July 16; August 6, 27: Pirates on the Pride
July 3:  Craft Beer Dinner
July 10:  Blues Cruise
July 27; August 31:  Blue Crab Feast
August 5, 19:  Dinner on the River

The Pullo Center
1031 Edgecomb Ave., York
pullocenter.york.psu.edu, (717) 505-8900
June 12: 
EMC Spring 2016 Show: Music Legends
June 26:  Emblem3
August 12:  William Michael Morgan

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts
50 N. George St., York
mystrandcapitol.org, (717) 846-1111
June 3: 
Jazz in the City
June 3:  Strand Offstage Featuring Brass Monkeys
June 5:  York County Honors Choirs: Season Finale Concert
June 25:  Sean Reilly Presents SINATARA 101, Presented by the NYCRPA
July 21:  XPN Welcomes Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
August 1:  An Intimate Performance by Sarah McLachlan

Susquehanna Art Museum
1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg
sqart.org, (717) 233-8668
June 10: 
Luminous River Exhibition
June 10:  Recasting Nature Exhibition
June 18:  Special Performance by the Rasika School of Dance
August 19:  Despues De La Frontera Exhibition

Theatre Harrisburg
513 Hurlock St., Harrisburg
theatreharrisburg.com,  (717) 232-5501
June 16-26: 
The 39 Steps

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
222 Market St., Harrisburg
whitakercenter.org, (717) 214-ARTS
June 15-18: 
June Series: 4 Days of Spectacular Ballet
June 19:  Indigo Girls
July 20:  An Evening with Graham Nash
July 23:  Revisit Steppenwolf: The Born To Be Wild 2015/2016 Tour
July 29:  Stephane Wrembel
July 30:  The Bacon Brothers
August 16:  Kenny Wayne Shepherd
August 18:  Juanito Pascual

York Little Theatre
27 S. Belmont St., York
ylt.org, (717) 854-3894
June 17-19 & 23-26:
  The King and I
August 12-14 & 18-21:  Side Show

York Revolution
Peoples Bank Park, York
yorkrevolution.com, (717) 801-4487
June 5: 
Cancer Survivor Day
June 7:  Silver Sluggers Day, Baseball Bingo, Buck-A-Book Night
June 8:  Bommer’s Book Club Night, Kids Eat Free Wednesday
June 9:  Buck-A-Book Night
June 17:  Celebrate York Night, Gnome Giveaway
June 18:  Faith & Family Night, Fireworks
June 19:  Super Hero Day, $1 Hotdog Day
June 20:  Engineering Night
June 21:  Baseball Bingo, Silver Sluggers Night, Maple Donuts Night
July 1:  Tumbler Giveaway
July 2:  Ag and Farm Night, Fireworks
July 3:  Commemorative Coin Giveaway
July 15:  Bobblehead Giveaway
July 17:  Cowboy Monkey Rodeo
July 20:  First Responders Night
July 25:  Christmas in July, Teddy Bear Toss, Toys for Tots
July 27:  Sensory Friendly Night
July 28:  Gluttony Night, Chilli Dog Day
July 29:  Bobblehead Giveaway
July 30:  Mad Chad Performance
July 31:  Phillie Phanatic
August 8:  Youth Hat Giveaway, National Night Out
August 10:  Mascot Mania
August 12:  Bobblehead Giveaway
August 13:  Youth Football and Cheer Night
August 14:  Cap Giveaway
August 25:  Trucker Hat Giveaway 

Runs/Walks
June 4: 
Capitol View 5k (Lemoyne)
June 4:  Colin’s 5k (Harrisburg)
June 4:  Color Run (Hershey)
June 4:  Homeland Hospice (Harrisburg)
June 4:  Luau 5k/10k (Lewisberry)
June 4:  Red Rose Run (Lancaster)
June 4:  Rock-N-Glow 5k (Manheim)
June 5:  Mason Dixon Sprint Triathlon (Lewisberry)
June 5:  Tie Dye 5k (York)
June 11:  Book It For the Annville Free Library (Annville)
June 11:  SERVPRO First Responders 5k (Harrisburg)
June 17:  Harrisburg Mudmash 5k Obstacle-Course Run (Harrisburg)
June 18:  Hershey Miracle 5k (Hershey)
June 25:  York Habitat for Humanity 5k (Dover)
June 25:  US Road Running Rattle: MY Trail 5k & 25k (City Island, Harrisburg)
June 26:  Y-Tri Spring Triathlon (York)
July 2:  US Road Running: Viking 5k/10k (City Island, Harrisburg)
July 17:  Catfish Spring Triathlon & Duathlon (City Island, Harrisburg)
July 20:  Harrisburg Mile (Harrisburg)
July 23:  US Road Running: Viking 5k/10k (Lancaster, Manheim)
July 30:  Glow in the Park Goes 80s (City Island, Harrisburg)
August 6:  2016 Boiling Springs Triathlon (Boiling Springs)
August 6:  2016 Chocolate Tour (Hershey)
August 6:  Mid-Summer Madness 5k Run/Walk (Harrisburg)
August 7:  Lititz RecCenter Triathlon (Lititz)
August 13:  The Glo Run (Carlisle)
August 20:  US Road Running Ninja 5k/10k (Lancaster)
August 21:  Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5k Run/Walk (Riverfront, Harrisburg)
August 27:  02 Challenge (Hershey)
August 27:  US Road Running: Ninja 5k/10k (City Island, Harrisburg)

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