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Lush and colorful! – the signs of spring in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region have sprung and with them a whole host of new experiences! Springtime is the perfect time to visit. Come wake up to the burgeoning light of our dewy, brisk mornings. Roam our lush rolling landscapes. And soak up all the fun, amazing things Berks County has to offer this season.

Adventure With Us Something Old, Something Brewed Hit All The Right Notes Every Place Tells A Story

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July 18

Downtown Alive Concert featuring The Magpie Salute w/ Flux Capacitor
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Penn Street, Reading, PA

July 19

Straight No Chaser
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Santander Performing Arts Center

July 20

Bandshell Concert Series featuring Cintron
6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Reading City Park

 

July 21

14th Annual Berks Celtic Fest
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Willow Glen Park

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sunny, with a chance of adventure

It’s springtime, and very soon summer in PA’s Americana Region, and that means action, adventure, longer days, and YOU! If you’re ready, too, then you’ve come to the right place.

For seekers of thrills and exhilarating chills, there’s plenty of biking, hiking, kayaking, geocaching, and spelunking to get the ticker thumping and pulse pumping. Our more than 125 miles of trails beckon, ready to be tackled on two wheels or two feet. Prefer the open road over the open trail? We hear you. Our picturesque countryside is bursting with new color and new life and welcomes your arrival.

something old - something brewed

Picture this: warm, sunny days spent hunting for treasures, shopping for farm-fresh produce, sampling artisan goodies, and washing it all down with the latest local craft beers and wines. Sound like the perfect out-and-about couples’ weekend? Agreed! It’s all here in PA’s Americana Region.

Take in the sights and smells (and maybe a bite or two) at our farmer’s markets, where fresh food is a way of life. Admire handcrafted collectibles at spring craft fairs and flea markets. Reward yourself after a day spent on your feet, and unwind with a beverage from one of our nearby wineries and breweries, including the famous Stoudt’s Brewing Company. Create an unforgettable getaway with someone special in PA’s Americana Region.

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hit all the right notes

As you venture across our region, take note. You may discover the spring and summer air replete with not only the chorus of birds singing and bees buzzing but also the melodic reverberations of C-majors, E-flats and G-sharps––as well as a crescendo of applause to accompany them.

Throughout June, Berks Country Fest combines festivals and fairs with foot-stomping, toe-tapping music. Enjoy everything from bluegrass to rock & roll in the month-long nod to all things Americana. The annual Kutztown Folk Festival celebrates our unique PA Dutch culture with demonstrations, traditional food, crafts, music and dance. Summer wouldn’t be summer without July’s Bandshell Concert Series in Reading’s City Park. Folks from near and far kick back and relax under the stars to an eclectic mix of musical genres that make these free music Fridays so entertaining. In Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, you’ll find music and fun all summer long.

every place tells a story

What’s a good remedy for spring fever? For some, it’s outdoor & adventure. For others, it’s art & culture…with a healthy dose of retail therapy! Sound like you? Then we have what you’re looking for in spades. More specifically, if you thrill at the thought of hunting for the unique and antique, love digging up dirt on destination’s roots, and delight in experiencing the culture of someplace new, you’re in luck.

A good place to start is the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center’s annual Easter on the Farm celebration. Learn about PA Dutch traditions; plus peruse an array of beautiful wares from local craftspeople. Interested in stories about our region’s past? Our historic sites and heritage museums across Berks County are eager to share their own. Or, perhaps you’re more interested in home décor with history. The Spring Antique Extravaganzas in Kutztown and Adamstown gather dealers from across the country, ready to dicker over their collectibles with you. And as always, shops and art galleries along our Main Streets welcome you to browse their unique and delicious goods.

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