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5 things to do in York this weekend

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

This weekend, take some time to relax, enjoy the sunshine (hopefully), and spend time with loved ones.

Here are a few things to do with the family this weekend.

First Friday

This First Friday is all about the moms. Bring your mom downtown for shopping, wine tastings, live music and more. While you’re there, be sure to check out The Parliament Arts Organization’s new #Exploreogram exhibit, completely curated through more than 650 Instagram photo entries from local photographers. Then, when you get hungry, check out Underground West’s new pop-up restaurant at the Yorktowne Hotel. It’s French-themed, perfect for a Mother’s Day dinner out.

Free Comic Book Day

Mother’s Day isn’t the only holiday happening this weekend. Comic lovers across the country will also be celebrating Free Comic Book Day, a day where local comic book stores celebrate the genre with free giveaways and special events. Some locations will even host appearances and photo opportunities with comic book artists, writers and cosplayers. Click here for a complete list of Free Comic Book Day events.

Olde York Street Fair

Celebrate Mom with a York Mother’s Day tradition – the Olde York Street Fair. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors will sell handmade items in and around Continental Square in downtown York, some of which might even make for a great Mother’s Day gift. While you’re shopping, the kids can hang out at Glatfelter’s Kids Fun Block, where they’ll find inflatables, games, face painting and other activities. And don’t forget about the live music. Four stages will be set up near Continental Square with entertainment from acts, including Sweet Life, B-Tropical land Kayla Kroh Band. Festivities will go from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Spend time with Mom

If the street fair isn’t your style, make sure to spend time with Mom doing something else on Sunday. Enjoy a Mother’s Day menu while taking a 45-minute train ride on the Strasburg Rail Road. Or, take in the peace and beauty of Allegro Winery while sipping wine and sharing a basket of cheese, crackers, bread and fruit. Click here for more Mother’s Day ideas.

Willing to travel? Go to a festival

Love wine? Then don’t miss out on the beginning of wine festival season. Harrisburg Wine Festival will bring 450 wines from more than 140 vintners to the State Museum of Pennsylvania Friday. And Lancaster’s Celebrating “Mom” Day WineFest will treat Mom with a day of wine tastings and shopping on Saturday. Click here for details.

If you’re more of a cider person, head to the South Mountain Fairgrounds in Biglerville for the Apple Blossom Festival Saturday and Sunday. There, you can enjoy hard cider, wine, chocolate and cheese tastings while visiting handmade craft vendors.