Top 10 Things to Do in Hershey in July :: Music, Music, Music!


The summer concert schedule in Hershey is simply amazing this year including Paul McCartney and Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas and so much music in local vineyards plus all the many other things there are to do in the area. Here’s lots of concert info plus some tips on the coolest spot around and the not to be missed Taste of Hummelstown.


1. Visit Indian Echo Caverns

Pick any hot, humid day and prepare to cool down at 52 degrees at Indian Echo Caverns. The entrance to the cave sits at the bottom of 71 stairs. Beyond this unassuming opening is something quite amazing, great fun and spectacularly beautiful. The 45 minute guided tour reveals the stunning natural underground formations and offers an array of fantastic geological wonders, stalactites, and even an underground lake. We especially enjoy North Passage which leads back to a narrow room known as the Wedding Chapel… and yes weddings are performed there. Be sure to ask about the hermit who used to live there. Open daily, 10am-4pm. Adults $12, Children $8.


2. Music in the Vineyards

The number of wonderful vineyards in our area is growing but the one closest to the inn and certainly one of our favorites is Cassels. It’s less than 3 miles from the inn, the wines are great and there are usually mares and their foals grazing in pastures near the vines…and Westwynd guests are trheated to a free tasting. They have a really full music and food schedule this year, too. Check out the July line–up.

Soul House – Friday, July 1, 2016, 6-8pm

One of our favorite bands, Soul House, returns on the 1st and the food will be served by Blazing Swine BBQ… so good!

Saturday Slushy Set with Matt Wenger – Acoustic Folk – Saturday, July 2, 2016, 4-6pm

Matt Wenger plays his favorite songs for your enjoyment while Lotus Korean BBQ prepares their Korean Fusion Cuisine to pair with wines and Vidal Blanc Slushies.

Joe Cooney – Friday, July 8, 2016, 6-8pm

A local Hershey favorite, Joe Cooney returns to the stage while food is provided by MAD Sandwich food truck.

Saturday Slushy Set with Corrina Joy – Original Piano and Vocals – Saturday, July 9, 2016, 4-6pm

Corrina Joy brings her beautiful voice and original lyrics to the Vineyards along with food by R&K Food Wrecker and our delicious Concord Slushies

Mitch and the Moodswings – Rock and Roll Covers – Friday, July 15, 2016, 6-8:30pm

Mitch and the Moodswings are on stage for the first time to our stage at Casssel Vineyards Music in the Vines. It’s also Cassels’s also second Summer Charity Concert with food provided by Blazing  Swine BBQ! We welcome PAWS, Love INC and the Lower Dauphin Band Booster Club.

Saturday Slushy Set with Joe Cooney – Acoustic Favorites – Saturday, July 16, 2016, 4-6pm

Our Hershey favorite, Joe Cooney continues to please the crowd each 3rd Saturday in the summer. Lotus Korean Food Truck will provide great food and Cassels will make some great slushies for you using their Red silks Rose’ and a brand new recipe.

Matt Wenger – Solo Acoustic – Friday, July 22, 2016, 6-8:30pm

Matt Wenger returns for the third year to Cassel Vineyards. Lotus Korean BBQ food truck also return to pair wine and their delicious cuisine.

Saturday Slushy Set with Lauren Ferster – Acoustic Country and Country Rock – Saturday, July 23, 2016. 4-6pm

The beautiful voice of Lauren Ferster returns to Cassel Vineyards porch for the first time this Summer as she plays her favorite songs and you enjoy great food prepared by R&K Food Wrecker food Truck to pair with Cassels amazing Peach Slushies.

The Wave – Blues Rock – Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00pm 8:30pm

Listen to one of our favorite bands and enjoy gourmet Toasted Cheese provided by Mad Dash food truck.

Saturday Slushy Sets Presents our July Folk Jam Festival – Saturday, July 30, 2016, 4-6pm

A collection of local musicians bring their Folk music to the Cassel Vineyards Stage as you sit back and enjoy food from Lotus Korean BBQ Food Truck and the best Sangria Slushies of the Summer.

And here’s that incredible list of Hershey Concerts…


3. Five Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer will bring their “Sounds Live Feels Live” tour to Hershey. Special guests for the evening are One Ok Rock and Hey Violet. Come hear them sing smash hits like She’s Kind of Hot and She Looks So Perfect. Enjoy the show July 2, 2016 at 7:30pm at Hershey Park Stadium.

4. Slipknot

Slipknot’s huge summer headline tour is coming to Hershey featuring Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men. Come on out for the incredible rock music and exciting intensity as the band performs hit after hit. You won’t want to miss it!


5. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas

Multi-platinum selling pop artists Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas will also hit the Hershey stages this summer with their Future Now tour. Enjoy the biggest smash hits from Lovato’s newest album Confident and Jonas’s self-titled debut album featuring hit songs like Jealous and Chains. Join the rest of the music enthusiasts at Hersheypark Stadium on July 16th at 7:30pm for this can’t-miss show.


6. Paul McCartney

Experience the music event of a lifetime this summer in Hershey with Paul McCartney’s hit summer tour. His tour, One On One, will showcase his most popular hits and most loved songs of all time. The live experience is more than any music lover could imagine. Have the evening of a lifetime July 19th at 7:30pm at Hershey Park Stadium. Don’t miss out!

7. Brandi Carlile

The popular folk/American singer from Seattle will hit the stage in Hershey this summer to sing incredible songs from her Grammy nominated album, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter.” This delightful summer concert will dazzle you all evening. July 20th at 8pm at Hershey Theatre.

8. Zac Brown Band

Country lovers will be excited to hear that award winning musical country group, Zac Brown Band will hit the Hershey stage this July with special guests Drake White & The Big Fire. Come out and hear their greatests hits from this Vocal Group of the Year, sing along, and have the night of a lifetime. July 23rd at 7:30pm at Hersheypark Stadium.


9. Taste of Hummelstown

Support local service organizations and projects while eating some delicious food with Taste of Hummelstown. The Hummelstown Business and Professional Association (HPBA) will again be hosting “A Taste of Hummelstown” on Saturday, July 23, from 6 to 8 PM on the Square in Hummelstown.
A wide variety of palate pleasers will be served by local restaurants, businesses, and organizations. Sampling tables are set up on the sidewalks around Center Square offering the donated “tastes”. Participants indulge in appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrees, and beverages as they walk leisurely around the Square, meeting the local business community and their neighbors. No one walks away hungry!!
Profits from the event will be donated to a variety of Hummelstown service organizations and charities.

10. Kidz Bop Kids Giant Center

Celebrate Kidz’s 15th birthday with the brand new live show featuring the biggest pop hits of the year as well as amazing dancing and all around fun! This show isn’t just for kids; it’s fun for the whole family!

Now that you have so many great activities to enjoy, all that’s left to do is book your stay in Hershey at our PA bed and breakfast!