Check out these upcoming festivals near you
There it is, somewhere over the hazy, humid horizon: cold drinks, scratchy blankets thrown out over large patches of grass, the smell of barbecue maybe, lawn chairs.
Ah, yes. Could it be?
Outdoor music festival season.
That time of the year when it's OK not to be sitting in front of your air conditioning all day, but instead to head outside to hear musicians hit the stage.
Wonder where you can do that this summer?
We've got you covered
So, first, it's probably best to get this mentioned and out of the way. Beyoncé, your queen, is taking her 'Formation' tour to Hershey. OK, OK, we know, it's more of a concern. But, still, it's Beyoncé. She'll be in Hershey on June 12. Tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com.
Don't forget that DJ Khaled will be with her in Hershey, too.
I'll have some music and a side of wine with that, please
Nothing takes it up a notch like wine slushies. Be sure to check out the Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival happening on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at Fort Hunter. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $40 at the door. The fest runs from 3 to 9 p.m. on both days.
There will be about a dozen bands performing including Mingo Fishtrap, a soul and funk band from Austin, Texas.
Local York group, Buzzard Luck, will also hit the stage on June 11.
For tickets and more information, visit forthunter.org and click on the wine and music festival on the events calendar.
Don't be afraid to take a little road trip this summer to Dover for the Firefly Music Festival.
No, not that Dover. We're talking about the one in Delaware, where artists like Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Death Cab for Cutie, A$AP ROCKY, Of Monsters and Men and Ludacris (to name a few) will perform.
Don't pass on camping at the festival June 16 through June 19. Visit fireflyfestival.com for more information or to buy tickets.
A summer blast
Yes, you may think of the Codorus State Park as a destination for hiking or boating.
But on the weekend of June 17, the 15th annual Codorus Blast will be in full swing. There will be music, kayak tours and much more. So throw on some sunscreen, listen to some tunes and have a blast.
There will be food and craft vendors at the free event. The Across the Pond band, a traditional Celtic music group, will be on stage on from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Richie Fields band, a country group from Baltimore, will also play on the main stage from 7 to 11 p.m. Jump Start will perform on Sunday.
Visit www.codorusblast.org for more information.
Fest with the moon
Starting the first weekend of August, Baltimore will host the Moonrise Festival. General admission and VIP tickets are now on sale with a lineup featuring groups like The Chainsmokers, Bassnectar and Tiesto.
The fest will happen on August 6 and 7. For more information, visit www.moonrisefestival.com.