Community Events in Lancaster, PA


At the Ware Center, we regularly host community events in Lancaster, PA. Through these events, we seek to broaden our community’s cultural experiences by developing discussions, collaborations, and diversity. 


First Friday

Here in downtown Lancaster we celebrate First Friday, a night when Gallery Row remains open from 5-8:30 pm for performances, exhibitions, and a celebration of the arts. 

On select first Friday nights of each month, the Ware Center hosts a multidiscipline performance by a local act. See upcoming performances of our We the People Initiative >>


Aware Lancaster Yoga & Wellness Day

Aware Lancaster is a special, one day yoga and wellness event in downtown Lancaster. This event features masterclasses, a marketplace, food, and fellowship. 

Learn more about the upcoming Aware Lancaster event » 


Family Fun Fest & Camps

We host family-friendly events, exhibits, and music camps to inspire the next generation to fall in love with the arts, including our Arts Smarts Camps, MU-th Theatre and Music For Everyone Summer Camps. See upcoming Family Events at the Ware Center »


Lancaster Dance Company

In partnership with Lancaster Dance Initiative, the Ware Center annually hosts DanceLancaster. Featuring performances by the community’s leading dancers, this event highlights the diversity and technical skill found within the Lancaster dance community. Apply to participate in the event, or buy tickets.