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Spring in Pennsylvania's Americana Region means longer, warmer, and more colorful days. These wonderful seasonal changes open the door to all kinds of regional fun. Come and discover the exceptional outdoor recreation, unique festivals, and fantastic musical events that make spring in Pennsylvania's Americana Region so extraordinary.

Spring into action Something old, something brewed Hit all the right notes Feed your right brain

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May 24-29

Reading Phillies Home Game
Game times vary
FirstEnergy Stadium

May 27

Anthony Rodia
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Santander Performing Arts Center

June 3, 4 & 5

World War II Weekend
8:30am – 10:00pm
MidAtlantic Air Museum

June 4

Hawk Mountain Arts Tour and Sale
9:00am – 5:00pm
Hamburg Community Park

June 4

Berks Celtic Fest
Gates open at 11:00am
Quinta las Cabanas Grove
(Formerly Blue Falls Grove)

June 9

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Santander Performing Arts Center

June 10

2nd Friday on the Avenue
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Penn Ave, West Reading

June 11

Spring Fiesta
11:00am – 9:00pm
Jim Dietrich Park

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spring into action

Springtime is funtime in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Shed those winter layers and head outside. We can’t wait for you to experience the many ways to play across Berks County. Hike, bike, kayakdisc golf, fly fish, camp, and explore. Or… spend the night at a Fightin Phils game, picnic at one of our parks and sit back and take in the beauty of our region. There’s so much to do and see in one convenient location. You won’t want to leave.

 

 

 

something old, something brewed

What treasures will you uncover in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region? So many! Shop our Main Street shops and galleries for unique and one-of-a-kind items. Scour local antique shops for your favorite collectibles. As for our farmers’ markets and craft fairs, they’re stocked with the freshest of foods, delicious regional treats, and interesting handmade items. After a day of shopping, sit back and relax as you sample our rich local wines and lovingly handcrafted beers – always a rewarding way to end your day.

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hit all the right notes

The springtime air fills with the sounds of birds singing and bees buzzing. In the distance, saxophones and pianos resonate. This is Pennsylvania’s Americana Region in spring. The season starts with Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, an annual ten-day musical celebration that ushers in more great concerts, festivals, and heritage events across the region like West Reading Craft Pretzel & Beer Festival, Joan Jett, The Blue Man Group, Blue Oyster Cult, Berks Celtic Festival, World War II Weekend and the Kutztown Folk Festival. Visit our calendar of events and plan your visit around spring’s happenings.

 

 

 

feed your right brain

Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is steeped in old-world traditions, where arts and industry intersect with expression and necessity. Take a ride aboard one of our historic railroad lines. Learn about our region’s contributions to America’s industrial heritage at the Gruber Wagon Works and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Get a feel for the world as it used to be at Daniel Boone Homestead or any of our historical sites. Get inspired as you explore our historic towns, home to unique shops, fun eateries, and local artists! Only around for a short time? Consolidate your art exploration right in downtown Reading, and visit the Goggleworks Center for the Arts—a whole city block of creative energy.

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