7930 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: (717) 540-9100
Fax: (717) 671-0437
Operational since 1972, Penn National Race Course has been entertaining crowds with thrilling races. A prestigious racing track, you have the chance to see well bred, beautiful racing horses here. The track is a mile long and has one of the well maintained stables in Pennsylvania with 1200 stalls. For those who like to gamble, there is the Hollywood Casino with more than 2000 slot machines. Come here and catch some live entertainment and take advantage of the excellent dining facilities here. On race days, the place comes alive with hundreds of people cheering for their horses. Drop by for a one of its kind adrenaline rush at Penn National Race Course.
A wide variety of concert programs from all periods and styles are performed by the professional musicians of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra.
The Hersheypark Stadium can hold up to 30,000 people at once, and it is the most popular venue for sporting and musical events between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It plays host to athletic meets, the PIAA Football and Soccer Championships, and the annual Summer Concert Series. Music legends such as U2, The Who and the Dave Matthews Band have performed here. President Eisenhower's birthday was once celebrated here too, in the 1950's! Call ahead for upcoming shows.
For those who prefer a closer view of on-stage action, the Star Pavilion at the Hershey Park Stadium is the place for you. Located at the northern end of the stadium, the Star Pavilion was opened in the year 1996, and holds up to 7300 people. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Poison and Chicago have performed here.
This magical holiday event at Hersheypark features over one million twinkling lights, more than 20 rides, Santa and his reindeer, and entertainment for the whole family. Held in December.
Home to the Hershey Bears, this center offers some rough ice hockey action for the wild and ice skating for the mild. Join 10,000 fans screaming their lungs out and if you are lucky, join them from one of the 40 luxury boxes. Tours are organized for those interested in the scoop on all the behind-the-scenes action. Skating classes are also held every Saturday. Once you have had enough action on ice, head to one of the numerous restaurants to replenish your energy. Check their website or call ahead for upcoming games.
An architecturally significant structure, the Hershey Theatre has been the center for arts and culture in Downtown Hershey since the 1930's. Visitors are struck by its grand beauty as soon as they enter. The Grand Lobby, ornate ceilings, Italian tiled flooring, all reflect detailed craftsmanship. The most interesting part is the arched ceiling that was designed to replicate St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice. The theater's symbol, a gold winged lion, is placed just above the majestic stage. Besides its splendid architecture, the theater is a well known stage for art and drama. Ballets, Broadway shows, plays, musicals are held here regularly. It is equipped with the best audio-visual technical instruments and offers comfortable seating. The theater can also be rented for various events and functions. Call ahead or check their website for upcoming shows.
The latest Hollywood dramas, comedies, romances and action movies can be enjoyed at Regal Cinemas 14 in Harrisburg.
The Harrisburg Symphony performs seven Masterworks concerts at the Forum at the State Capitol Complex on 5th and Walnut Streets and three pairs of concerts on its Capital BlueCross Pops Series each season.
Non-audition community chorus started in 1934. Performs Christmas and Spring concerts annually. Primary venue is The Hershey Theatre.
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center is the local hero here in Harrisburg. It is a 60 acre indoor arena that hosts the Pennsylvania Farm Show and also a number of other exhibitions all through the year. Since the center has as many as 11 buildings, the community gets together here for a range of concerts, exhibitions, farm shows and more. The center also hosts sporting events in addition to the exhibitions. Do contact them for more details.
With a history dating back to the early 1920s, the Theatre Harrisburg is a prime center for arts and culture in Harrisburg. A beautiful and stylish structure, it has an equally attractive cultural program. Additionally it is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipments. A large theater, there is ample space for big crowds. Moreover, people throng this place for its array of plays, drama, musicals and much more. Performances such as Bye Bye Birdie, Words and Music by Cole Porter, along with Broadway shows and several other such performances are regular here. It is a good mix of classic and contemporary performances. Check their website or call ahead for upcoming shows.