Events

Our Signature Events

Main Street Hanover hosts the following signature events in downtown Hanover.  Many of our events raise money to support our efforts and drive foot traffic into the downtown. 

Community Events


Celtic Angels Ireland

03-12-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm

Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the price of a concert ticket.

Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and...

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Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the price of a concert ticket.

Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music.

Some of the sweetest voices under heaven make up the Celtic Angels: Victoria Kenny, Amy Penston, Eimear Crealey, Nuirgen O’Mahoney and Sari Greenberg accompanied by accomplished violinist Danielle Marien Turano – Irish to the core and seasoned entertainers all. These ladies cut their teeth in such musicals as West Side Story, Grease, and in Jury’s Irish Cabaret.

The Celtic Knight Dancers perform with athletic precision in routines that leave audiences breathless. Their rhythm and artistry are astonishing.

The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin round out the show with flawless interpretations of authentic Irish Trad instrumentals, and their backing of both singers and dancers is perfection.

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Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

03-18-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

She’s an artist at the top of her game with multiple Grammy nominations, 5 Consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards and 7 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards. Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are the most awarded Band in Bluegrass Music.

She’s an artist at the top of her game with multiple Grammy nominations, 5 Consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards and 7 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards. Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are the most awarded Band in Bluegrass Music.

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Lyric Band Spring Concert 2023

03-19-2023

Presented by Lyric Band of Hanover at Hanover High School, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm

The Lyric Band of Hanover Side-by-Side Spring concert with the Hanover High School Band. Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm in the Hanover HS auditorium. Free Admission

The Lyric Band of Hanover Side-by-Side Spring concert with the Hanover High School Band. Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm in the Hanover HS auditorium. Free Admission

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Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles

03-31-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. Join us now on a...

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The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. Join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the Grammy Award winning sounds that defined a generation.

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The Fabulous Hubcaps

04-15-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

With sounds of Doo-Wop, Country, Motown, Group Harmony, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, The Hubcaps will take you on a ride you won’t forget. Inducted into the Southern Legends Performing Arts Hall of Fame, and most recently, into the Maryland...

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With sounds of Doo-Wop, Country, Motown, Group Harmony, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, The Hubcaps will take you on a ride you won’t forget. Inducted into the Southern Legends Performing Arts Hall of Fame, and most recently, into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame, Hubcaps performances are legendary for wowing audiences all over the country. So, buckle up and get ready to have a blast traveling through the decades with The Fabulous Hubcaps.

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Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience

04-29-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

The well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together for over twenty-five years. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey...

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The well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together for over twenty-five years. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk replicates the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

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Tags:  Music

Celtic Angels Ireland

03-12-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm

Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the price of a concert ticket.

Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and...

[more+]

Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the price of a concert ticket.

Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music.

Some of the sweetest voices under heaven make up the Celtic Angels: Victoria Kenny, Amy Penston, Eimear Crealey, Nuirgen O’Mahoney and Sari Greenberg accompanied by accomplished violinist Danielle Marien Turano – Irish to the core and seasoned entertainers all. These ladies cut their teeth in such musicals as West Side Story, Grease, and in Jury’s Irish Cabaret.

The Celtic Knight Dancers perform with athletic precision in routines that leave audiences breathless. Their rhythm and artistry are astonishing.

The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin round out the show with flawless interpretations of authentic Irish Trad instrumentals, and their backing of both singers and dancers is perfection.

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Tags:  Music

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

03-18-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

She’s an artist at the top of her game with multiple Grammy nominations, 5 Consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards and 7 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards. Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are the most awarded Band in Bluegrass Music.

She’s an artist at the top of her game with multiple Grammy nominations, 5 Consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards and 7 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards. Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are the most awarded Band in Bluegrass Music.

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Tags:  Music

Lyric Band Spring Concert 2023

03-19-2023

Presented by Lyric Band of Hanover at Hanover High School, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm

The Lyric Band of Hanover Side-by-Side Spring concert with the Hanover High School Band. Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm in the Hanover HS auditorium. Free Admission

The Lyric Band of Hanover Side-by-Side Spring concert with the Hanover High School Band. Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm in the Hanover HS auditorium. Free Admission

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Tags:   Music PerformanceFree Events

Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles

03-31-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. Join us now on a...

[more+]

The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh. This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. Join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the Grammy Award winning sounds that defined a generation.

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Tags:  Music

The Fabulous Hubcaps

04-15-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

With sounds of Doo-Wop, Country, Motown, Group Harmony, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, The Hubcaps will take you on a ride you won’t forget. Inducted into the Southern Legends Performing Arts Hall of Fame, and most recently, into the Maryland...

[more+]

With sounds of Doo-Wop, Country, Motown, Group Harmony, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, The Hubcaps will take you on a ride you won’t forget. Inducted into the Southern Legends Performing Arts Hall of Fame, and most recently, into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame, Hubcaps performances are legendary for wowing audiences all over the country. So, buckle up and get ready to have a blast traveling through the decades with The Fabulous Hubcaps.

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Tags:  Music

Tusk – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience

04-29-2023

Presented by Eichelberger Performing Arts Center at Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, Hanover
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

The well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together for over twenty-five years. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey...

[more+]

The well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together for over twenty-five years. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk replicates the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

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Tags:  Music

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Image Warchime-Myers Mansion
Heart of Hanover

The Myers Mansion was built over a period of three years, beginning in 1911, as the residence of Clinton N. Myers of Hanover Shoe Company. William Warehime generously donated the Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore Street in Hanover, its contents and the grounds to the Hanover Area Historical Society along with an endowment for the conservation of the properties. Mr. Warehime grew up across the street from the Myers Mansion and had long admired the neo-classical structure. The mansion remained in the Myers family until 1997 when Mr. Warehime purchased it from Molly Powl Myers, a granddaughter, who lived in Montana.

Learn more about the mansion and how to visit here.

Image Hanover's Healing Touch
Civil War Trails

Pleasant Hill Hotel became a makeshift hospital during the period following the Battle of Hanover and the Battle of Gettysburg.  That building stood beside the current mansion location on Baltimore St.

Image Hanover Area History Museum
Places of Interest

The new museum is home to hundreds of unique items, covering some 300 years of local history, and is the culmination of thousands of hours of research and development by a small, but dedicated team of volunteers. From the tale of Digges’ Choice in the 1720s to an entire display dedicated to the beloved summertime Forest Park, the museum takes guests on a journey that is structured both by time period and topic. Major themes covered include local religion, language, education, transportation and manufacturing.

Find more information along with how to visit here.

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Image Stuart's Fruitless Odyssey
Heart of Hanover

After disengaging from the Union cavalry in the late afternoon of June 30, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry division left Hanover. Stuart and his men embarked upon a half.-circle odyssey south then northeast around town while Stuart's rear guard, did not depart Hanover until after dark. The next day, July 1, Stuart and a portion of his exhausted troops advanced to Carlisle searching for supplies and information. Some historians contend that Lee suffered an "information blackout" during the first two days of the Battle of Gettysburg, thereby depriving Confederates of strategic high points and information during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Image Confederates Invade Free Soil
Civil War Trails

By June 29, Stuart had reached Union Mills, dangerously out of touch with Lee. Stuart had captured 125 Union wagons carrying provisions, along with 600 mules saddled with supplies, all of which bogged down his progress and kept him far away from Lee.

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Image Heroics of the Union Cavalry
Heart of Hanover

To some, the nameless, stoic picket on horseback on the Hanover Square symbolizes the dignity and honor of the cavalry, and the vigilance of every day, tough--and--tumble Union soldiers.

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Image Profiles in Union Cavalry Courage
Heart of Hanover

Capturing two prisoners and a Confederate battle flag south of town in this vicinity, Private Burke was the first Medal of Honor Recipient for valor in a Civil War battle on free soil. Read all the profiles by visiting the marker.

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Image Center of the Storm
Heart of Hanover

In 1863, charming brick and wooden homes lined both sides of Frederick Street from Center Square to the Winebrenner Tannery and the Karl Forney Farm. This are became the turbulent center of confusion during the battle as cavalrymen from New York and Pennsylvania fight face.-to.-face against those from North Carolina and Virginia.

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Image Search and Destroy, Hide and Seek
Heart of Hanover

In many towns like Hanover, rail depots also were telegraph headquarters. Hanover's was on present-day Railroad Street. Three days before the Battle of Hanover, Confederate Lt. Col. Elijah White's men were on a mission: search for and destroy Pennsylvania railroad bridges and telegraph lines.

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Image Hospitality Before Hostility
Heart of Hanover

Joanna Wrentzel (née Thomas), of Hanover, wrote “The morning of the battle I went to the square with a wash basket of bread and a kettle of apple butter and helped feed the soldiers that were coming into Hanover. The soldiers were awful tired and hungry and were glad to get the food people were giving them.” Visit DiscoverHanoverPA.org for more information.

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Image Trailblazing Writers Leader, Long, and Prowell
Heart of Hanover

On these first blocks of Frederick Street lived pioneering newspaperwoman Mary Sophia Leader (1835--1913), famous author John Luther Long (1861--1927), and historian George Reeser Prowell (1849--1928), all buried one mile south of here in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Image Hanover's Underground Railroad Conductors
Heart of Hanover

Just north of the Mason--Dixon line, the divide between states where slavery was legal and free states like Pennsylvania, Hanover was a logical stop on the Underground Railroad.

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Image Union Strikes Back
Heart of Hanover

As the Union reclaimed the square for good, Kilpatrick ordered troops, with the help of citizens, to barricade streets with barrels, farm wagons, dry goods boxes, and other materials to provide cover.

This pen drawing depicts what a barricade would have looked like as it is a depiction of a similar event in Baltimore, MD.

Image Fate of the Nation
Civil War Trails

In 1887, Union Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, writing of the Gettysburg Campaign, asserted that “Hanover saved the fate of the nation.” It is of the Battle of Hanover that he spoke.

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Image High Noon in Hanover
Heart of Hanover

As the battle continued into the mid-day, both sides maneuvered their cannons into place to support their soldiers efforts. Both sides exchanged cannon fire for up to two hours.  Artillery units would have looked similar to this photograph of a Union Field Artillery Unit in position.

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Image Neas House
Places of Interest

The historic Neas House at Chestnut and High Streets in Hanover is a Georgian residence built around 1783 by Mathias Neas, a tanner who acquired six lots from his brother, George Neas, in November 1782.

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Image Aftermath and Stench of Death
Heart of Hanover

York County produced more than 6,200 soldiers in the Civil War. While no final tally is possible, the number of county men who died from war wounds and disease was as high as 900. Hanover's Mount Olivet Cemetery alone has at least 235 Union graves.

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Image Titans of Hanover Industry
Heart of Hanover

Varied industries, such as foundries; distillers; and coal, lumber and hemp rope distributors, bought or rented parcels within the Commons. The Commons roughly extended from Railroad Street to the west, North Street to the north, and Chestnut Street to the east.

For more information on current industry leaders, visit the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and read about their apprenticeship program in the area through partnerships with local manufacturers.

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Image Warfare Engulfs Downtown
Heart of Hanover

Downtown saw heavy fighting as the battle of Hanover erupted in this area – hand-to-hand combat broke out amid gunfire, shrieks, and shouts.

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Image Hanover Market House
Places of Interest

Open every Saturday morning the Hanover Market House on E. Chestnut St. was constructed in 1933 and has been there ever since. 

Originally operating in Center Square, the original open-air market building was often mistaken as a misplaced covered bridge.  The structure featured the town’s only jail cell below ground level.  The market operated in this open air structure from 1815 to 1872.

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Image Lincoln Plaque
Places of Interest

This plaque memorialized the visit of President Lincoln to Hanover on his journey to Gettysburg to deliver the famous ‘Gettysburg Address’.

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Image Commons on Locomotives
Heart of Hanover

Hanover’s first industrial park was built around the railroad lines in the late 19th century. The area known as the ‘Hanover Commons’ helped shape the town’s future as a community of entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Image Working on the Railroad
Heart of Hanover

There is no doubt that Hanover’s access to rail lines helped position it as a hub of industry and innovation. The businesses in Hanover thrived with access to major metropolitan areas.

Image Lincoln in Hanover
Civil War Trails

President Lincoln’s stop at the Hanover Branch Railroad station was a cause for great celebration in the town. Many went gather for a glimpse at the President as he traveled to Gettysburg, where he delivered his address the next day.

For more information about the Gettysburg Address or Lincoln’s stop in Hanover visit: Battlefields.org

Image Guthrie Memorial Public Library
Places of Interest

The Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover’s Public Library, is a welcoming environment representing education, recreation, and progress. The library forms a cultural connection that joins people through text, technology and meeting spaces. Visit YorkLibraries.org.

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