Spring Brings Flowers, Sunshine
& Plenty of Fun!

Get off the couch, shake off the cobwebs, and head to Reading and Berks County this spring. Come for the sunshine, beautiful scenery, and an amazingly long list of activities to keep everyone happy. Revel in the warm temperatures with the outdoor recreation you so missed. Plus, there’s shopping, antiquing, craft breweries, a colorful arts scene, great entertainment, and lots of festivals. We are the ideal place to unwind with a short getaway. Get curious about everything you can do this spring in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. 


They say curiosity killed the cat.  Nope it was boredom.  We promise you won't get bored, because we are sharing the top ten things to do in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.  In our crazy, cool country we have lots of unique wonderfun adventures. You can have wonderfun all year long in our region.  Get Curious, Stay Curious...check our events calendar often.  See Our Top 10 Things to Do!


Courtesy of Berks Arts

Uncle Sam wants you to attend World War II Weekend
Courtesy of MidAtlantic Air Museum  ​

Festivals in Full Swing 

Spring means festivals in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. The season's headliner is our 10-day Berks Jazz Fest, a celebration of our American musical roots including blues, gospel, pop, and jazz. One of the largest jazz events on the East Coast, the musical extravaganza features rising stars and worldwide talents at ticketed and free concerts. But that's just the start. You'll find festivals going on all spring - and all year long - for everyone to enjoy. Check out West Reading Craft Pretzel and Beer Festival, the GoggleWorks' Iron PourWorld War II Weekend, and Muhlenberg's Spring Fiesta. Visit our calendar of events to plan a full year of festival fun. 


Image by Margo Reed

Ready for a spring hike, a young couple stands in front of informational signs at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. The man wears a backpack holding his young daughter and the mother wears a harness that holds a sleeping little girl.
Image courtesy of @duchesspilch

Go Play Outside 

Finally! It's time to get out, switch up your scenery, and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face. Bike or hike over 175 miles of trails. Take a challenging trek to higher, breathtaking elevations. Kayak on local waterways, and watch nature beginning to bloom. Enjoy a round of disc golf with friends and family. Or take a relaxing drive and follow our Covered Bridge or Barn Star Trail as you take in the scenic beauty of our region. Spring is here. It's time to play outside in Reading and Berks County

Woman looking out at the view at the pagoda
Image courtesy of @Budang_Ski

People sitting on the train
Image courtesy of Colebrookdale Railroad

Make a Great Escape

Berks County is an ideal place for a quick getaway. There are so many places to stay. Choose from full-service hotels, cozy B&Bs, or sleep under the stars at one of our campgrounds. Dine at one of our dozens of cafes and restaurants. There's always something going on and finding things to do is easy. Hit a trail on bike or foot. Check out our many festivals. Enjoy a lively arts scene. Go fishing. Take a Reading Phillies AA baseball game. Spend time antique shopping at Adamstown, Antiques Capital USA, and Renninger's Antique & Farmer's Market for handmade crafts and artisan goodies. Enjoy an excursion on the beautifully restored Colebrookdale Railroad. You'll remember a short getaway to Berks County for a long time. 

One of the many West Reading Murals created by local artists

Image courtesy of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Feed your inner artist 

There's a vibrant arts scene always happening in Berks County. Take an art class or participate in a workshop at the impressive GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Watch fine art being made. Buy a painting or a craft that speaks to you. Tour our art museums and stroll through fine art galleries. We have what you need to unleash your inner artist. 

Young man in a Saucony Creek Shirt raises a full glass of beer.
Image courtesy of @sauconycreek

Craft Beer Selfies

Brew Up Some Good Times 

After a day enjoying the sun and scenery, stop by one of our many breweries. In fact, stop by a few as you follow our BrewHAHA Trail. The experience pass will lead you through our thriving craft beer scene and many wineries. Dine in charming pubs with unique cuisine and wash is down with a locally made, one-of-a-kind beer or favorite wine. 

Upcoming Events