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Gettysburg Events


Gettysburg remembers the battle fought on its grounds throughout the year. Click the links below to learn more about major events held annually. 


Gettysburg EventsRemembrance Day Weekend, November 16th & 17th, 2024
The biggest weekend each year celebrates the dedication of the National Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln’s famed Gettysburg Address.

Annual Memorial Day Parade, May 27, 2024
Running continuously since 1867, the Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade is one of the oldest continually-running programs that honors “those who gave their lives that the Nation might live.”

Anniversary of the Battle, July 1st to 3rd
Every year on the anniversary of the three-day battle at Gettysburg, the National Park Service offers a variety of living history experiences, tours, hikes, and evening programs over three days.


Other Popular Annual Gettysburg Events


Annual Music Muster, August

Visitors can hear ballads, folk songs, field music, and marches that were popular in the mid-nineteenth century. Events are free to the public. For specific dates and schedules, check out the National Park’s Annual Music Muster event page.

Gettysburg Community Independence Celebration, July 4th

Held every year at Gettysburg Area Rec Park, this event is filled with family fun designed to commemorate America’s birthday. Even goers can expect a variety of food and activities, from food trucks and a beer garden to live music and various events for people of all ages.

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, May and August
Gettysburg hosts a long-running and popular two-day bluegrass festival over the course of two weekends in May and August.

National Apple Harvest, October 5 & 6, October 12 & 13
Located just nine miles outside Gettysburg, this popular event celebrates the fall harvest season with beautiful handmade crafts, live music, handmade food, and plenty of other entertainment.

Be sure to take a look at Destination Gettysburg for ongoing events happening throughout the year. Check out this list of 18 intriguing historical sites that tourists often overlook. Check out this list by Past Lane Travels, which also has a wealth of information on annual ceremonies, parades, and general tips for visiting Gettysburg.