From hunting expos to Shakespeare plays, Lancaster County has a lot to offer this weekend.
If anything artistic sounds fun, check out the People’s Shakespeare Project’s production of “The Winter’s Tale,” or listen to some Grateful Dead tribute bands at the Wall of Sound replica.
If you want to learn something, visit the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to see a re-creation of the Underground Railroad, or stop by the Lancaster County Convention Center for hunting and outdoor expositions.
Here are six events to check out in Lancaster County this weekend.
The People’s Shakespeare Project kicked off the season last week with “The Winter’s Tale.” The play is a mixture of drama, tragedy, and magic, and is known as both comedy and romance.
Find out more about the People’s Shakespeare Project and its season here.
For more information: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM | Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S. Duke St., #1, Lancaster | price: $20 | More information
Hunting & Outdoor Expo
The Eastern Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation is hosting a family-friendly hunting and outdoor expo this weekend. Some activities include formal galas, seminars on topics such as women’s hunting and sheep protection, and activities for children.
For more information: Friday 1-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-9pm | Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S. Queen St., Lancaster | price: Admission is free for many activities. Adult meal packages range from $50-$290 and children ages 6-10 are $15-$20. Check the website for more information | | More information
Lititz Fire & Ice
The annual Lititz Fire & Ice festival returns this weekend with 10 days of fire and ice themed activities. This weekend, the festival features a variety of events including live ice sculptures, food trucks, chili cook-offs, Kid’s Carnival, Kid-friendly His Day at Lititz Springs Park, and more! .
For more information on the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival, check out this preview.
For more information: Friday from 4pm, other activities vary by day. Check Schedule for Entire Itinerary | Downtown Lititz with Focus on Main and Broad Streets and Juniper Lane | price: Free admission | More information
“Weekend with walls”
The Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse brings back a 1/4 scale replica of the Wall of Sound, a unit originally used to accompany the Grateful Dead live performances. The walls feature weekends of performances by local artists.
On Friday, Grateful Dead cover band WWJD (What Does Jerry Do?) will play an acoustic set alongside Jerry Garcia tribute band Midnight Moonlight. On Saturday, the May 14, 1974 Grateful Dead Show Listening He party will be held. Bluegrass band The High & Wise, Appalachian group Tanjo & Crow, and singer-songwriters Monica De Vitry and Jordan Last will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday will see another performance by both WWJD and Midnight Moonlight.
For more information: Friday 8pm, Saturday 12pm Listening Party 8pm, Concert 8pm, Sunday 2pm | Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse, 112 N. Water St., Lancaster | price: $25 per night | More information
“Live the Experience”
In honor of Black History Month, the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Historical Service Group hosts a reenactment of the Underground Railroad, highlighting Lancaster’s commitment to the movement. The church itself was part of the Underground Railroad. Guests are then served a soul food meal.
For more information: Saturday 11 am | Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 512 E. Strawberry St., Lancaster | price: 13+ $38.50, Children 6-12 $22.50, Children Under 5 Free | More information
pop up plant bar
Terrarium Therapy will host a pop-up shop at the Old Republic Distillery Tavern in Ephrata with a bar where you can make your own plants. Plants range from succulents and cacti to tropical plants.Recommended by the organizer Pre-registration with Eventbrite Ensure visitors have access to plants.
For more information: Saturday 12:00pm to 2:30pm | Old Republic Distillery Tavern, 3 Dutchland Ave., Ephrata | price: Registration is free. Plant prices range from $15 to $75. More information