Recurring Arts Events
Arts events occur every month in the City of Lancaster and draw tens of thousands of people. Plan your visits to Lancaster to include one or more of the events listed here. The possibilities are wide-ranging and lots of fun!
Lancaster celebrates the arts each and every First Friday throughout the year. Nearly 70 arts venues stay open late and offer special hospitality. Free
Held twice a year in May and October on the Saturday and Sunday following First Friday. Enjoy meet-the-artist events, seminars, workshops, kids activities and more for free.
Lancaster Summer Arts Festival
A variety of day and evening arts events for adults and children throughout June and July. Free
Long's Park Art & Craft Festival
One of the top art & craft festivals in the country. Showcasing 200 artists and craftspeople from across the USA, Canada and beyond. Held Friday through Monday of Labor Day weekend.
Long's Park Summer Music Series
Enjoy an eclectic array of outdoor concerts by top-notch musicians every Sunday evening June through August beginning at 7:30pm. Free
Enjoy a changing schedule of free live music outdoors and indoors on the third Friday of the month.
Strictly Functional Pottery National
One of the top juried functional pottery shows in the country, presenting works by 100+ artisans.