If there’s one thing we learned from York’s Big Idea Saturday, it’s that locals are always looking for more outdoor festivals, more live music and more family events in the city.
And thanks to a new Summer Art Market coming to the Royal Square District July 30-31, York will have all of that and more this summer.
The inaugural indoor/outdoor market – organized by The Parliament Arts Organization – will combine art, music, children’s activities and live music from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release.
Festivities will take place along King and Duke streets and inside The Bond, 134 E. King St., York.
More than 50 craft vendors and fine artists from up and down the East Coast are already signed up for the event. But organizer Stacy McClain said she’s expecting at least 80 vendors to sell everything from artisan goods, upcycled items and trendy trinkets to hand-crafted jewelry, clothing and home décor.
The free street-fair-style market will also include food trucks, live music from local, national and international acts and children’s activities, including bounce houses, imagination playgrounds, chalk art and more.
The goal is “bringing a lot more people downtown, drawing more people into the area and getting people in here to see what’s happening,” McClain said.
She expects more than 5,000 attendees throughout the weekend.
A live music stage will be set up at the intersection of King and Queen streets.
Here’s the lineup:
Noon to 2 p.m.: TBA
2-2:45 p.m.: Big Thief (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
4:15-4:50 p.m.: Boogarins (Brazil)
5:15-6:15 p.m.: Quilt (Boston)
6:30-8 p.m.: Strand of Oaks (Philadelphia)
Noon to 4 p.m.: TBA
4-6 p.m.: Urban Guerrilla Orchestra (Philadelphia)