The Days & Nights of Summer​

Summer is a time to kick back, gather together with friends, and enjoy the beauty of the Hershey Harrisburg Region and all there is to do. Enjoy live music in a rolling vineyard or city park. Sip a cool cocktail at a trendy downtown restaurant or straight from the source at a distillery. Get your adrenaline pumping in an outdoor adventure or indoor racetrack. In the Hershey Harrisburg Region, your summer can unfold exactly the way you imagined. Cheers to a summer to remember. Let the good times roll!

Wineries with Live Music​

Sip wine while overlooking the very vineyards it came from. Listen to live music under the stars. Nissley Vineyards in Bainbridge hosts open-air lawn concerts throughout the summer with places for picnicking and dancing. Head to Hershey for your favorite beers and wines while the bands play at The Vineyard & Brewery At Hershey’s Decked Out Live series. Take in Tour Band Nights at Spring Gate Vineyard in Harrisburg, where you can catch musicians and bands on national tours as they pass through Central Pennsylvania. All music styles are featured as part of the Vineyard at Grandview’s live music series, Wine by the Vine, on their vineyard grounds in Mount Joy.

Cool Cocktails

Nothing’s better on a summer day than a fresh, seasonal cocktail in the company of good friends. In Harrisburg, enjoy craft cocktails and the industrial vibe at Café 1500.  Head to Los Tres Cubanos for a little slice of Cuba and an authentic mojito. Delight in the surprise of the Spontaneous Cocktail at Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar. Try a handcrafted cocktail or martini from the source, Midstate Distillery Harrisburg’s first distillery since Prohibition. Or check out the new and exciting Greystone Public House with their large selection of classic cocktails and seasonal signature drinks. We’ll raise a glass to that!

Live Music In The Great Outdoors

If your idea of a perfect summer night is enjoying live music outdoors, head to the Hershey Harrisburg Region for a tune or two! In Hershey, enjoy the sounds of cool jazz while overlooking the town below from the picturesque Hotel Hershey® at their Jazz On The Veranda evenings. In Harrisburg, the Italian Lake Concerts make the most of a beautiful park setting.  For a completely different vibe, head downtown to the patio at Sawyer’s for their Free Summer Concert Series.

Adventure Awaits

Summer is a time for fun, exercise, and activity. Relive your summer camp days as an adult! At Roundtop Mountain Resort, test your skills and courage on Vertical Trek, their most comprehensive zipline experience.   If heights aren’t your happy space, stay grounded with a group of friends and play paintball in the largest and most varied playing fields in PA. Feeling the need for speed? Head to the Autobahn Indoor Speedway for state-of-the art electric go-kart racing. Get back to nature with excursions from Hershey Outfitters including fly fishing, kayaking, orienteering and outdoor team building activities.  If the serene Susquehanna is calling you, Blue Mountain Outfitters can get you geared up for canoeing, kayaking, or stand up paddle boarding. For an experience of a lifetime, set your sights on the sky with a customizable hot air balloon ride from the US Hot Air Balloon Team. Whatever adventures you choose, you’ll find your rush right here.



Don’t let summer pass you by! Seize the opportunity for action-packed days and excellent evenings.



The listings below are just a few of the highlights for you to explore this summer. 



Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar

1 N. Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 237-6400

At the Hilton Harrisburg, Ad Lib is a “new take” on a traditional American Tavern. Food and Drink... More

Autobahn Indoor Speedway - Harrisburg

1001 Bosler Ave.
Lemoyne, PA 17043

(717) 695-4000

Indoor go kart racing in Harrisburg, PA area up to 50 MPH! Perfect for "Arrive and Drive" racing,... More


Café 1500

1500 North 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102


Experience a new American bistro in the heart of Harrisburg, where composed salads and pizzas,... More


Greystone Public House

2120 Colonial Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

(717) 829-9952

Harrisburg’s new and exciting restaurant. Our menu is robust and has flavor added with my own... More


Los Tres Cubanos

540 Race Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

(717) 635-8145

Our little slice of Cuba offers authentic Cuban cuisine in an atmosphere that brings the fun and... More


Midstate Distillery

1817 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

(717) 745-5040

Located within eye sight of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex on Cameron Street, Midstate... More


Nissley Vineyards and Winery Estate

140 Vintage Drive
Bainbridge, PA 17502

(717) 426-3514

The Nissley family has been happily growing grapes and making estate bottled wines since 1978. The... More



210 N. Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 232-4499

Voted Harrisburg's favorite outdoor bar.

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Spring Gate Vineyard

5790 Devonshire Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

(717) 884-8048

SpringGate Vineyard is a family owned vineyard located on 60 acres of former farmland between the... More


Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works

1 S. Union Street
Middletown, PA 17057

(717) 616-8799

The Capital Region's first co-branded and co-located Craft Brewery & Craft Distillery. Family... More


The Mill in Hershey

810 Old West Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 256-9965

Located in the historic Curry Feed Mill, The Mill features fresh, seasonal ingredients, two... More


The Vineyard at Grandview

1489 Grandview Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-4825

The Vineyard at Grandview is a family owned vineyard located amid the rolling hills of northeast... More