Events

No matter the time of year, there is always a lot happening in Gettysburg. From celebrating our rich heritage to the start of the apple season, there isn’t a month that goes by that we’re not coming together to commemorate something. While visiting Gettysburg and staying at The Gaslight Inn, you won’t want to miss these annual traditions.

Spring

Lincoln Luncheon

First Saturday of February

Licensed Town Guide, John McTague will present "Lincoln at Gettysburg" and the President himself will join us for lunch followed by personal anecdotes on his 1863 visit to dedicate the National Cemetery. The cost is $40/person for the Lincoln presentation and luncheon.  Call the Inn to make your weekend arrangements to celebrate President Lincoln. 

Celebrate Lincoln Itinerary for February 4, 2017

Morning Presentation 11 a.m.: Meet in the Abigail Adams Ballroom at Dobbin House for a Power Point presentation by Licensed Town Guide John McTague.  John is a veteran Licensed Town Guide and has spoken at numerous seminars, Civil War Roundtables, and conferences. An avid student of the American Civil War, John is an authority on Abraham Lincoln and his visit to Gettysburg.

Lunch 11:30 a.m.: Abigail Adams Ballroom Dobbin House.  You are in for a real treat with Lincoln portrayer, James Hayney!  He will circulate among the guests during lunch and will give a short speech following the meal.

Ticket price: $40/person and includes all of the above.


Irish at Gettysburg

Third Weekend of March

The Inns of the Gettysburg area are sponsoring an Irish event the 3rd weekend in March which will include a Battlefield Walk and a dinner lecture at Dobbin House Restaurant in the evening.  Guests are invited to meet General Hancock at Auto Tour Stop #9 @ 1 p.m. for a brief walk in the Wheatfield where the General, portrayed by Randy Feranec who is a member of Confederation of Union Generals, will describe the actions of the Irish troops during that critical period of the battle.  At 6:30 p.m. we meet at the Dobbin House for dinner with General and Mrs. Hancock followed by a presentation by Licensed Guide, Rich Kohr, who will give a detailed description of the Irish during the Battle.

Tickets for this event are $50/person.  Please call the Inn at 717-337-9100 if you are interested to participate in this fun evening.  For more information http://www.gettysburgbedandbreakfast.com/irish/irish.php

 


Gettysburg First Fridays

April 7 and May 5, 2017

Join local merchants for an evening of fun in downtown Gettysburg!Business’ displaying “first Friday flags” allow guests to take advantage of specials for the event.

"In The Mood," A 1940's Musical Review

April 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and you'll soon be IN THE MOOD to hear some great musicians "Sing, Sing, Sing."  Much more than just a concert, IN THE MOOD is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s.  Complete with costumes and choreography, the show pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and slow danced to intimate ballads.

Tickets can be purchased at the Majestic Theater (717) 337-8200 OR visit the Majestic website - http://www.gettysburgmajestic.org/


ROSFEST - The Rites of Spring Festival

May 5, 6 & 7, 2017

North America’s Premier Prog Festival The Rites of Spring Festival in Gettysburg, PA is proud to feature 11 great bands over 3 days in the first weekend of May 2017.  Fot tickets contact the Majestic Theater @ (717) 337-8200 OR visit the Majestic website - http://www.gettysburgmajestic.org


Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

May 18, 19, 20  & 21, 2017

The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is an internationally-acclaimed multi-day music festival held every May and August at Granite Hill Camping Resort. The festival typically presents as many as two dozen different traditional and contemporary bluegrass artists during the course of the four day event.


Spring Outdoor Antique Show

May 20, 2017

Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, this antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise with more than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and South with high quality antiques and collectibles.

Summer

Gettysburg First Fridays

June 2, July 7 and August 8, 2017

Join local merchants for an evening of fun in downtown Gettysburg!Business’ displaying “first Friday flags” allow guests to take advantage of specials for the event.

PA Cider Festival

June 24, 2017

Home to over 30 cideries and ranked 4th in the country for apple production, Pennsylvania is celebrating cider in a big way with a statewide festival.

Join fellow cider enthusiasts for the PA Cider Festival located in the heart of Adams County apple country.  Coined "Cider Town" because of its growing cider industry, historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania welcomes cider makers and enthuksiasts to the PA Cider Festival.  For additional information go to: http://www.paciderfest.com/


Re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg

July 1-3, 2017

Let the history books come alive with the 154th Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment. You can see battle reenactments, field demonstrations, a large living history village, living history activity tents, guest speakers, and an extensive Sutler area. Thousands of reenactors from across the nation and around the world will be staging the battle reenactments for this very special reenactment. Visit the camps, learn about Civil War Medicine, Music, Weapons and Daily Life during the conflict that defined our nation and saved the Union!


Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

August 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2017

The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is an internationally-acclaimed multi-day music festival held every May and August at Granite Hill Camping Resort. The festival typically presents as many as two dozen different traditional and contemporary bluegrass artists during the course of the four day event.

Fall

Gettysburg First Fridays

Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, 2017

Join local merchants for an evening of fun in downtown Gettysburg!Business’ displaying “first Friday flags” allow guests to take advantage of specials for the event.

Annual Wine and Music Festival

September 9 & 10, 2017

Celebrate the grape harvest and enjoy a fantastic fall weekend in historic Adams County, while you savor the flavors of hundreds of Pennsylvania wines. Find out more.

Fall Outdoor Antique Show

September 23, 2017

Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, this antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise with more than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and South with high quality antiques and collectibles.

Apple Harvest Festival

October 7 & 8 and October 14 & 15, 2017

The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for forty-nine years. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment.

Winter

Gettysburg First Fridays

December 1, 2017

Join local merchants for an evening of fun in downtown Gettysburg!Business’ displaying “first Friday flags” allow guests to take advantage of specials for the event.

Chamberlain at Gettysburg

Second Weekend of November

Sponsored by the Inns of the Gettysburg Area, spend the weekend getting to know Joshua Chamberlain of the 20th Maine, who saved the left flank of the Union line during the battle of Gettysburg with his famous bayonet charge.

Dedication Day

November 19, 2017

Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address featuring prominent speakers, annual recitation of the Gettysburg Address, and candidates taking the Oath of Citizenship. Sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation.

Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 17 & 18, 2017

Remembrance Day is an annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. A parade of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at the National Park. The Civil War ball sponsored by the SVR/SUVCW will be held at the Wyndham Hotel.

Holiday House Tour & Tasting

Second Weekend in December

Take the Holiday House Tour and see various historic properties located in Gettysburg, the surrounding area and the quaint town of New Oxford. Each structure is steeped in local history and has a story to tell, whether it be tied to the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, or to colonial times during our nation’s birth. The proprietors of each stop along the tour will open their doors for the day to share the rich history and charm as well as their unique holiday decorations.