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5 things to do in and around Franklin County this weekend

From water circuses to local fairs, there is a lot happening in Chambersburg this weekend! Check out our top five suggestions for events happening in and around the area.

First Friday in Greencastle

Greencastle is kicking off the weekend with its First Friday event, and this month's theme is "Carnival." This Friday evening, come out to play some carnival games with the family, hear live music from Kerensa Grey and sample the food from Hot Damn Doughnuts, Antietam Dairy and chocolate by Nathan Miller. For more information,

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Wine Down Friday

Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine ... and some art. Listen to music on the Waynesboro square from Island Fusion performing island tunes, Jimmy Buffet hits and more or watch Ed Beard demonstrate wood burning techniques. Events and activities are also planned at Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. For more information, click here.

Cirque Italia

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Cirque Italia visits the Hagerstown Premium Outlets for a special performance. This European-style circus features a beautiful water stage complete with colorful lights and 35,000 gallons of water and performances such as aerial acts, hand balancing, contortionists, hula hoops and more. For times and ticket information, click here.

Navy Sea Chanters

The Navy Sea Chanters will perform this Saturday evening at Hagerstown Community College. The ensemble of 20 voices performs choral arrangements of music from traditional sea chants to patriotic favorites, opera selections and Broadway show tunes, as well as works written especially for them by contemporary composers. For more information on the event, click here.

Mercersburg Lions Community Fair

The 40th annual Mercersburg Lions Community Fair begins this Sunday evening with a vespers service, followed by a summer band concert by the Mercersburg Community Band. The event will also feature a fireworks show that evening, and activities such as Karaoke with Big Fish DJ, a chicken barbecue and fair rides taking place throughout the week. To see a complete list of activities, click here.