Don't let those back-to-school advertisements and slightly less humid nights fast-forward you to fall just yet. It's still summer, and there are lots of ways to celebrate the hot, sun-filled days before fall — and winter — set in.
This weekend alone, there are a variety of events to keep up that summer spirit.
MS Polo and pre-party
Splurge big on the Denim and Diamonds Reception Under the Stars at the Hempt Farm Polo Field Friday. Local restaurants like MoMo’s BBQ and Grill, Dockside Willies, Rock Bass Grill, Dukes Riverside Bar & Grille, Black N Bleu, Wegmans, Nolo's and Premier Caterers provide samples of their signature dishes as you enjoy a polo demonstration, entertainment from acoustic rock guitarist Erik Bohn, and silent and live auctions. Read more.
Arooga's 39 third birthday
Get festive at Arooga's 39 (Linglestown Road and Colonial Road in Lower Paxton) as it celebrates its third birthday this weekend in the usual Arooga’s fashion: cheap beer specials, wings and food contests. Read more.
ABC's first crab fest
From wings to crabs, Appalachian Brewing Co.’s flagship location in Harrisburg is keeping things new this year as it adds more events to its usual lineup. Last month it was its first wing fest, and this weekend, it hosts its first crab fest. Read more.
Seventh annual CaribJam
Perhaps one of the longest running festivals you don't know about is the area's only Caribbean festival. CaribJam returns on Sunday for its seventh year of music, contests, arts and crafts and more. Read more.