Things To Do

Things To Do

Chautauqua Summer Programs

Lectures, Art Classes, Children’s Programs & More. The popular Summer Programs series in the Chautauqua supports the mission of the Chautauqua and is organized under the four pillars of the Chautauqua movement: Arts/Culture, Recreation, Religion, and Education. Most of the programs are held in the Hall of Philosophy. The Summer Programs Committee, which plans the series, is part of the PA Chautauqua Board of Managers. Check out the website for additional information on classes and registration.

Gretna Music

Performances regularly feature established world-class ensembles and soloists (48 Grammy winners and 7 MacArthur fellows and counting), as well as inspiring emerging artists. Our rural setting and the open-air playhouse make us even more unique.  Gretna Music for Kids (GM4K), is a series of interactive performances curated to foster a life-long love of live performing arts in youths, the next generation of concertgoers!


See our website for events and dates.

Gretna Theatre

America’s Oldest Summer Theatre and Lebanon’s only professional theatre.  Entertaining audiences across Central PA since 1927 with Broadway plays and musicals.  As a Non-Profit organization, our mission is to grow the community by producing and presenting theatre that engages, transforms, entertains, and educates.  We serve the community through outreach and arts education programs.

MICHAEL PHILIP O’BRIEN |  Executive Producer

717-964-3322 | PO Box 578, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064

Mount Gretna Summer Premiere

The Mount Gretna Summer Premiere will take place on May 25, 2019, at the Hall of Philosophy (next to the Jigger Shop). The doors open at 3:30 pm and the silent auction will continue until 5:00 pm when the live auction begins. Local artists and Mount Gretna Art Show artists donate their art for the auction. Admission is $20 and includes light fare, beverages, and a bidding paddle. A great kick-off to the summer!

Mt. Gretna Heritage Festival

Mt. Gretna, PA

Mt. Gretna Miniature Golf

Open every day June 6 – September 7

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show

Mount Gretna Art Show
PO Box 637
Mount Gretna, PA 17064

Phone: 717.964.3270
Fax: 717.964.3054
[email protected]

Mt. Gretna Summer Concerts

All shows are held at the Tabernacle (Third St. & Glossbrenner Ave. in the Campmeeting section)
Contact: Larry McKenna (Producer)
Phone: 610.212.8709
All shows are  *Rain or Shine*
Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT
Check out our Website for more information:

Summer Craft Market

Exhibitors selling American-made handcrafts and original art pieces.

3rd Weekend of Aug (the same weekend as the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show)

For info on exhibit spaces and fees, please see our website

Aug 15 – 17, 2020
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Original Mt. Gretna Cicada Festival

Original Mount Gretna Cicada Music Festival
P O Box 21
Mount Gretna, PA 17064

Check out our website for dates and details.

EMAIL:  [email protected]


Mount Gretna Playhouse

200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA 17064

Mt Gretna Tabernacle

Home of the Mt. Gretna Bible Festival including concerts, worship and more.
The Tabernacle (Third St. & Glossbrenner Ave.) is behind the UM Church, in Mt. Gretna’s Campmeeting section, east of Pinch Road and south of Route 117.

[email protected]

Mt. Gretna Historical Society

Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm

October thru May
The Museum and Library/Research Center are open by appointment.

206 Pennsylvania Ave.

Contact [email protected]

Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach

Open every day, May 23 — September 7
11:30am — 6:30pm

Mt. Gretna Roller Rink

Public Skating, Birthday & Private Parties

1st  Street & Route 117
Mt. Gretna Heights, PA
Phone 717-964-3631 or 717-653-6739
See website for details

Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church

Service at 8:30 & 10:00 am


4th Street, Mt. Gretna, PA

Timbers Restaurant & Dinner Theatre

350 Timber Road

(717) 964-3601

Wed-Sat: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Banquet space available upon request