Immerse yourself in the world of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the annual Kutztown Folk Festival, July 1 to 9th. The 9-day fest features juried folk artists and craftsmen, entertainment, a handmade quilt sale, and captivating folk-life demonstrations that showcase the rich and unique heritage of the region. Not to be overlooked is the delicious PA Dutch food!
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Fightin Phils Games
Summer without baseball is unimaginable, so why not plan to attend a Fightin Phils home game at FirstEnergy Stadium? There are lots of home games throughout July complete with all the fun and shenanigans you expect to enjoy at Fightin's game. In early July catch mega fireworks shows on July 1st and 2nd. Also on July 1st, the stadium is hosting a Taylor Swift celebration. Keep an eye out for "Bring Your Dog to the Ballpark" Sundays, after all, your dog loves the Fightins too.
Enjoy an evening under the summer sky listening to your favorite music - live! This July you have lots of options when it comes to outdoor concerts, like Ringgold Band's Patriotic Concert at Conrad Weiser on July 2nd. Fleetwood is holding Sunday Concerts in the Park through July 9th. Or, groove to the tunes of Josh Squared at Gring’s Mill on July 21. Gather some friends and plan to attend the concerts together! Check our website for more musical events - free and ticketed.
RSO Star Spangled Spectacular
Celebrate Independence Day at the Reading Symphony Orchestra's Star Spangled Spectacular on July 4th at EnerySys Headquarters. Experience the powerful renditions of patriotic classics with spectacular fireworks as your backdrop. This concert happens every other year, so don't miss it!
(Order your free tickets in advance by clicking on the link.)
How did the colonies put together an army and successfully wage war against England for independence? Head to Daniel Boone Homestead this July 4th and learn about the different kinds of troops who fought for our freedom. Guided Boone House tours will be offered regularly throughout the day, as well as blacksmithing and gun-building demonstrations. This family-friendly event includes lots of activities for children, including a militia muster activity, colonial toys and games, and crafts.
Get ready for a legendary concert experience as The Doobie Brothers, joined by Michael McDonald, take the stage at the Santander Arena. Check our website for more exciting events happening at Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center throughout the summer.
Sip and savor the flavors of summer at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort's Summer Wine Festival. Explore a variety of local wines, indulge in delicious food pairings, and enjoy live entertainment while taking in the picturesque scenery of Berks County.
Join the vibrant and inclusive Reading Pride Celebration on July 16, at Jim Dietrich Park. It is the oldest and largest festival of its kind in Berk County and celebrates its 17th Anniversary this year. This year will feature two stages, a Pride Kids Area, a Teen Space, a Sober Space, and much more. Join the vibrant and inclusive Reading Pride Celebration, a joyous event that celebrates love, diversity, and equality.
Embrace the thrill of water sports and learn how to paddleboard on Blue Marsh Lake with Aqua Om Paddle. Classes are beginner friendly and instructors offer modifications and adaptations for all experience levels. Already know how to paddle board, but don't own a board? One to three hour rentals are available for ages 10 and up. Aqua Om also offers yoga and Pilates classes on paddle boards. Take advantage of this wonderful summer option and embark on a journey of balance, tranquility, and fun.
Engage in a unique and exciting local experience with Barnopoly, a twist on the classic board game. Explore farms, participate in farm-themed challenges, and learn about the agricultural heritage of Berks County now through August 19th.