7 Events to Check Out in Lancaster County This Weekend, From a Shady Maple Mystery Dinner to a Mount Joy Car Show | Entertainment

Whether you’re having a fun day cycling through thrift stores or attending a comedy-mystery dinner, Lancaster County has something in store for you this weekend.

For those who love their wheels, there is a bike party like on a motorcycle in Willow Street and a car show in downtown Mount Joy.

There are also several live performances to see, such as Steel Wheels in Long’s Park and a slam poetry event in Lititz.

Here are seven events to check out in Lancaster County this weekend.


Bike night

Bring your bike to Lancaster Harley-Davidson this Friday and enjoy food from Wacker Brewing, live entertainment, raffles and more.

More information: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Lancaster Harley-Davidson, 308 Beaver Valley Pike Willow Street | Cost: Free admission | More information


comedy mystery dinner

Third Space Theatre, known for its theatrical productions for children and police dinners, will host a comedic mystery dinner at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord this weekend. Audience members can either watch or participate in solving the mystery. The theater encourages people to dress in a Roaring Twenties-themed outfit, if possible.

More information: Friday from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Shady Maple Smorgasbord, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl | Cost: $66 for general admission ($71.65 with service charge), $54 for children 8 to 10 years old ($58.92). The cost includes the show and dinner. | More information


MCC Tower of Thrift

Combine your loves of cycling and saving for a good cause this weekend with the Mennonite Central Committee Tour de Thrift. This weekend features a family-friendly 2-mile ride on the Warwick-Ephrata Rail Trail with Ephrata’s ReUzit thrift store as the final destination.

For the more adventurous riders, next weekend offers a 50-mile bike ride that passes through three MCC thrift stores.

More information: Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for signing and registration; bike race starts at 9 a.m. | Starts at MCC East Coast Material Resources Center, 517 W. Trout Run Road, Ephrata | Cost: Suggested donation of $5 to $15 | More information


Cruisin’ Kitchen Auto Show

Stop by Main Street in downtown Mount Joy for a car show that also offers food and entertainment. Check the Main Street Mount Joy website to see if registration slots are still available.

More information: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Main Street in downtown Mount Joy | Cost: Free visit, $20 to pre-register a car, $25 to register a car in person | More information


‘Seussical Jr.’ musical

This kid-friendly musical features many of Dr. Seuss’ favorite characters, like Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and the Whos. This production is packed with local actors between the ages of 10 and 18.

More information: Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. | Cavod Theatre, 641 W. Main St., New Holland | Cost: $25 for reserved seats, $17 for adult general admission, $12 for student general admission, $19 for tickets at the door | More information


Short story and poetic slam

Aaron’s Books will host an open-mic short story and poetry slam, featuring readings by local poets and artists. Creators can submit their original works through a Google form for review.

More information: Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Aaron’s Books, 35 E. Main St., Lititz | Cost: $10 | More information


Steel wheels

US band Steel Wheels will perform at Long’s Park this weekend. The band, from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, performed twice at Long’s Park Summer Music Series in 2014 and 2017, respectively. The concert is outdoors, rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

More information: Sunday at 7.30 p.m. | Long’s Park, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster | Cost: Free, but donations encouraged | More information

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