Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County PA

Calendar of Events

*Events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the ACAC Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington St, Gettysburg. For more information, contact ACAC at (717) 334-5006 or

Arts classes and Summer camps – Jan – Dec

Arts classes and camps for children and adults. Class schedules and registration online at

In The Gallery – Jan – Dec

Rotating exhibits of local art in the Robert C. Hoffman C. E. T. Gallery.

First Friday – Jan- Dec, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening receptions, meet and greet the artists, special events, and refreshments each month on Gettysburg’s First Friday.

3rdthursdaynoon series

Bring lunch and a friend and join us March through December at noon for free arts-related programs on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Click here for schedule.

Motown Hoedown

Sunday, September 10th, 4p.m.-8p.m.

Motown rocks the roof boot stomping dance to DJ!  Kansas City BBQ with all the trimmings!  Enjoy your favorite beverage (BYOB).  Setups provided. Door prizes, raffles, and loads of free parking!  $50 per person.

Information and tickets

PA Watercolor Society

38th Annual International Juried Exhibition

Sep 11 to Oct 28

Opening reception-September 16, 1 pm to 4 pm

Totally 80’s Costume Party

Friday, October 27, 8p.m. to Midnight

Costume dance party.  Featuring the Josh Squared Band, a Fabulous Silent Auction, Conga Line Costume Contest, Prizes, Palm Reader.

Ticket and Sponsorship info coming soon.


STAR Grant

November 1

Deadline to apply for funding for Adams County arts projects in the coming year.

Read Between the Vines

November 2, 5p.m.-7p.m.

Enjoy wine & cheese with Cheryl Kelly, Sales Manager for Penguin Random House, as she previews new books for the holidays.

Dancing with the Local Stars

November 10, 7p.m.

Local celebrities and dance pros face off at Gettysburg High School.


8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

December 1 & 2, HACC Gettysburg Campus

See amazing gingerbread houses, enjoy children’s activities, and get the perfect handmade gift at the mart.

Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31

Entertainment at downtown venues, fireworks and party in Lincoln Square. In partnership with Gettysburg Borough, ACNB Bank, and Destination Gettysburg.