Top 10 Things to Do in Hershey This August

The weather is hot and the attractions are plentiful. Plan a Hershey, PA getaway now and send your summer out in style! Here are our top 10 recommendations for fun things to do near our Hershey b&b.


Harrisburg Senators Baseball – Sports and food fans, take note! Celebrate the Senators’ 30th anniversary year with a home game. This Double-A Washington Nationals team is fun to watch. PLUS this outing is an affordable one. Grab yourself some popcorn and enjoy a great game. Home games will take place August 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24. Learn more about Senators baseball here.


August Jazz on the Veranda – Stop by The Hotel Hershey any Friday evening this August at 7:00pm for some amazing free musical entertainment. Enjoy a refreshing beverage or two, light food items, and mingling with over music enthusiasts. Sing and dance to rhythm and blues on the veranda. This is the perfect place to enjoy the Hershey sunset! It will be a magical evening.

Meet Murphy at Zoo America – Animal lovers get excited to visit Zoo America on every trip to Hershey. You will learn about over 200 different kinds of animals AND this summer you can look forward to meeting Murphy, the brand new black bear, known for his sweet demeanor. Admission to Zoo America is included for Hersheypark ticket holders but you can also purchase them separately. (Zoo America is located adjacent to Hersheypark; it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy both amazing venues and save some money too!)

Ride the Rails – Take a tour on the milk and honey line at the Middletown to Hummelstown Railroad. You will have a blast on an 11-mile train ride along the Swatara Creek as you learn some history about the area. You will even have the chance to talk with the train crew, ask questions, and more. Refreshments are provided! Take a train ride every Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday at 12:00pm and 1:00pm throughout August.


Are You the Next Great Chocolate Maker – Get hands-on with Hershey’s famous sweet treat – chocolate! Check out this unique Chocolate Lab and learn first-hand about the ingredients of chocolate and how it’s made. This workshop will last 45 minutes and will give you a new-found appreciation for Hershey’s chocolate and the hard work that goes into making delicious chocolate.


Amazing PA Concerts

Mix Tape Festival – Come out to Hersheypark Stadium, August 6th at 4:00pm for an unforgettable line-up of talented pop musicians and bands. Be there for Paula Abdul’s return to the live stage, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, and more. This annual summer event will be a blast – don’t miss out on the fun!

Show of the Summer – This crowd favorite is coming back to Hershey on August 20th at 4pm in Hersheypark Stadium. Come out and enjoy live music from hitmakers like Shwn Mendes, Jack & Jack, and Sabrina Carpenter. Grab your friends or loved ones and be there for the musical event of the summer!

Celtic Thunder, The Legacy – The music events continue on August 21st at 8pm in Hershey Theater with Celtic Thunder, the amazing Irish singing group. Marvel at their amazing voices and glorious instruments. With anthems, ballads, and more, Celtic Thunder is sure to dazzle you during their LEGACY show. Don’t miss it!

Blink 182 – Mix things up in the Hershey music scene on August 27 at 7:00 pm in Hersheypark Stadium with Blink 182, a punk pop favorite.


Cirque Du Soleil – Close out August with a spectacular circus event on August 31st. This summer show, called OVO, is centered around the mysterious story of an egg that appears and cycles through its life. Complete with 50 performing artists and acrobatic and flying experts, this show is sure to please.

Get ready to have fun and enjoy yourself in Hershey this August. Don’t let summer slip by without relaxing and having some fun!