These 12 Unique Festivals In Pennsylvania Are Something Everyone Should Experience At Least Once

Pennsylvania’s rich history, beautiful seasons, delicious food, and serious state pride gives us the opportunity to celebrate…well…just about everything. There are hundreds of festivals put on each year across the state – some are internationally recognized events and others are lovely local secrets.

It would be impossible to list all of the state’s best festivals here; there are so many great ones taking place nearly every weekend throughout the year. Some of these festivals you may know and love and others might just become a new favorite tradition, but all of these one-of-a-kind events show off the unique spirit of Pennsylvania. We picked out 12 of our favorites to share, in no ranked order (because they are all awesome in their own way).

(We made the decision to leave Groundhog Day off this list to make room for others – Punxsutawney Phil is a celebrity and if you do not already know him, you cannot possibly be a true Pennsylvanian.)

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Fair warning: this video is 13 minutes long…but it’s absolutely hypnotizing. It wouldn’t be fair to Ricardo Caballer Ricasa, the award-winning artist behind this “pyromusical,” to cut the performance short.

Have you been to these unique Pennsylvania festivals? Do you have a favorite that isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment and share your stories!