Lancaster, PA

Family-Friendly, Free Things To Do in Lancaster This Month

Melissa Frost
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From the ever-popular annual quilt show to strolling city parks as they bloom, here are a handful of free, fun and family-friendly things to do in Lancaster, PA this month.

The Lancaster Quilt Show

Entering their 31st year in Lancaster, PA, The Lancaster Quilt Show features over 40 (!) vendors, a quilt exhibit and classes throughout the week. Admission is free, parking is free, and the best part - there are free raffles worth over $1,200.

The event is held at Wyndam Host Resort and Convention Center, March 29 through April 1.

Address: 2300 Lincoln Hwy East Lancaster PA, 17602

Visit Long’s Park 

Long’s Park is a public, free-to-enter, 80-acre park filled with outdoor amenities including picnic pavilions, a petting farm, children’s playgrounds, a three-acre lake, tennis courts, and a fitness trail.

Every year, the park hosts several activities including free summer music series and an arts & crafts festival. The park is located on the northwest corner of town at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Route 30. 

Address: 1441 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601

Lawilowan American Indian Festival

The Lawilowan American Indian Festival is held at Park City Center March 11 and Mar 12.

Admission is free for anyone over 65 years of age, and $5 for those under. The festival's mission is to share, promote and educate the community about the Native American culture, traditions, and heritage through drumming, song, dance, storytelling, and flute playing.

Address: 142 Park City Center, Lancaster, PA 17601

Visit Lancaster Museum of Art

Lancaster Museum of Art is a community-based museum featuring local art and traveling exhibitions.

Their collection contains over 400 pieces representing 200+ artists. For kids who are into art, this is a must-see, local museum. Admission is free, although a $5 donation is suggested.

Address: 135 N Lime St, Lancaster, PA 17602

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