From food festivals to fireworks, here are six things to do in York this holiday weekend. Abbey Zelko, FlipSidePA
From food festivals to fashion shows to fireworks, there's a lot going on in York this Labor Day weekend.
So, it's a good thing you have a three-day weekend to fit it all in.
Here are six area events you won't want to miss.
Fall fashion show
It’s September, so it’s now officially acceptable to start thinking about fall. More specifically, fall fashion. Downtown York boutiques are kicking off the season with a week dedicated to autumn clothing, jewelry and accessories designed by local designers.
One of Boutique Week’s main events – the Boutique Week Fashion Show – will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at MarketView Arts. The runway-style show will feature York designers’ favorite looks of the season. So, if you love fashion and supporting local merchants, it’ll be a can’t-miss event.
Tickets are $10. Click here for more info.
First Friday in downtown York
Keep the Boutique Week celebration going at First Friday from 5-9 p.m. in downtown York. Try on some of your favorite looks from Thursday’s fashion show at downtown boutiques or check out the new art exhibits at area galleries.
First Friday will also include food and drink specials at participating restaurants as well as beer tastings at select locations.
And in honor of Gene Wilder, the Strand-Capitol will offer a free showing of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Visit downtownyorkpa.com for a complete list of First Friday festivities.
Gunpowder Falls Crab FEASTival
Is there a better way to end summer than a Maryland crab feast? Gunpowder Falls Brewing in New Freedom will host a Crab FEASTival from 3-7 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $35 and include Maryland crabs and a free beer.
Visit gunpowderfallsrewing.com for more info.
Food truck party
Food trucks, a beer garden and live music? Yes, please!
This free-admission food truck party will bring about 40 food trucks to Penn Park in downtown York from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. That means seven hours of eating, eating and more eating. You’ll find all your summer favorites from Texas-style barbecue to lobster rolls and much more.
don’t forget to pace yourself. Take a break at the FlipSidePA booth to say hello and play some lawn games.
Labor Day scavenger hunt
Put your natural history skills to the test during a family-friendly scavenger hunt through park trails on Sunday. The free hunt goes begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Nixon Park Nature Center in York. Registration is not required.
For details, visit yorkcountyparks.org or call 717-428-1961.
Kiwanis Lake Labor Day Celebration
Celebrate Labor Day relaxing by Kiwanis Lake with the family. This year’s celebration will kick off with a youth fishing derby from 8-11:30 a.m. and a flea market with about 50 vendors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children will love the free bounce house, available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And live music will keep the fun going all day long.
If you’re there between 2 and 3 p.m., you can meet Olympic swimmer Hali Flickinger before she leaves to be honored at the York Revolution game.
Then, stick around for fireworks at dusk.