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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.
Irish at Gettysburg - Third Weekend of March
AN INNS OF THE GETTYSBURG AREA EVENT - MARCH 16, 2019
General Hancock will lead us on a battlefield walk following the path of the Irish Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg at 1 PM. Join us for dinner at the Dobbin House at 6:30 PM followed by a presentation by the General and associates. Entree choices: Salmon, Hunter style Chicken or Prime Rib. $55 for adults; $40 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets for this event are $55/person. Please call the Inn at 717-337-9100 if you are interested to participate in this fun evening. For more information visit the Inns of the Gettysburg area website.
Lincoln Comes to Town - First Weekend of April
AN INNS OF THE GETTYSBURG AREA EVENT - APRIL 6, 2019
Meet at the National Cemetery at 1 PM for a walk with a Licensed Battlefield Guide as he tells the story of how the cemetery came to be and the visit paid by President Lincoln on November 19, 1863 when he delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. At 6:30 pm we will meet at the Dobbin House for dinner with the President (Lincoln) himself, followed by reminiscences from the President. Tickets for this event are $55 for adults; $40 for children ages 10 and under. Entree choices; Prime Rib, Hunter style chicken or Salmon. Please call the Inn at 717-337-9100 if you are interested to participate in this fun event. For more information visit the Inns of the Gettysburg area website.
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - May 16-19, 2019
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is an internationally-acclaimed multi-day music festival held every May and August at Granite Hill Camping Resort. http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/may-festival/
Spring Outdoor Antique Show - May 18, 2019
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. Find out more.
One Hundred Nights of Taps - Memorial Day to Labor Day
The notes of Taps will fill the air in Gettysburg every evening this summer as the famous 24-note call is sounded in honor of those who have served our nation. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Taps For Veterans, invite the public to attend One Hundred Nights of Taps between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the Soldiers' National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Re-Enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg - July 5-7, 2019
Let the history books come alive with the re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. 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 re-enactors from across the nation and around the world will be staging the battle reenactments for this very special reenactment. Find out more.
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - August 15-18, 2019
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. Visit the official website for tickets and schedule of events: http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/august-festival
Fall Outdoor Antique Show - Late September 2019
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 - First Two Weekends in October
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. http://www.appleharvest.com/
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. For more information visit the Inns of the Gettysburg area website.
Dedication Day - November 19, 2019
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.
Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies - November 23, 2019
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.
Gettysburg First Fridays
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 Holiday House Tour and Tasting - December 8, 2018
AN INNS OF THE GETTYSBURG AREA EVENT
Join us for our annual festive tour of Gettysburg area historic homes, inns and properties beautifully decorated for the holiday season. This is truly a special opportunity to tour historic homes in the Gettysburg area, enjoy festive music, taste specialty dishes prepared by the inns and enjoy local wines too.Complimentary tickets are available to anyone staying at the Gaslight Inn. For more information visit the Inns of the Gettysburg area website.
Putting on the General; Dressing the Lady - January
Veteran re-enactors, Patrick and Joanne Dunigan will entertain and educate us at a luncheon at the Dobbin House at noon. For anyone who has considered becoming a re-enactor, this is a not to be missed event. In the evening we will join the Civil War Dance group at the Fairfield Town Hall for an informal evening of Civil War dance. A luncheon buffet will be served.
2019 Gettysburg Christmas Festival – December 6-7-8, 2019