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7 things to do in York this weekend

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Happy Father's Day weekend, York!

As you're out enjoying the summer sunshine, don't forget to spend some time with Dad. Here are some fun events to enjoy around the county.

Bloom Art & Craft Market

It’s the third Friday of the month, which means it’s time for another Bloom Art & Craft Market. The street-fair style event showcases different local artists and craftspeople from 5 to 9 p.m. every third Friday from May through July on the primary blocks of West Philadelphia Street in the Central Market District. There, you can find paintings, cards, photography, toys, jewelry, pottery, clothing, mosaics and so much more. Visit for more info.

Made in America Tours

The four-day opportunity to go behind the scenes of area attractions continues with Made in America Tours this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, more than 25 local businesses across York will open their doors for visitors to get an inside look at how their products are made. You can learn how to make your own soaps using all-natural ingredients at Sunrise Soap Company, tour the vineyard at Adams County Winery, learn how beer is made and stored at Brewery Products and much more. Click here for a list of 10 tours you won’t want to miss.

Codorus Blast

Video: Dock jumping dogs at Codorus Blast
Codorus Blast opened Friday and visitors at the Codorus State Park weekend festival can be treated to some impressive feats by athletic canines during the Keystone Dock Dogs competitions.
Video by Shane Dunlap | The Evening Sun

Don’t waste the sunshine this weekend. Codorus State Park in Hanover is a great spot to spend the day boating, fishing, hiking and swimming with the family. But this weekend, the park will also be home to live music, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, Keystone DockDogs contests and fireworks! And it’ll only cost you $5 per car. Festivities run from 4-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more info.

International and Culture Festival Expo

African and Caribbean music, dancing, food and spoken word will take over Farqhuar and Kiwanis Lake parks in York Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., you’ll enjoy performances from traditional Japanese fan dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, belly dancers, traditional African drummers, and more. Click here for more info.

Aviation Days

It’s not every day you get to see World War II planes. Head over to the York Airport in Jackson Township Saturday and Sunday, where you’ll get to see a T-6 Texan (a plane used to train pilots for World War II flights) and a B-25 bomber (which features front, top and rear machine guns); take a helicopter ride and eat some of the best barbecue around. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Click here for more information.

Penn-Mar Irish Festival

You can’t go wrong with a festival filled with Irish food, music and vendors selling clothing, jewelry, books and more. The Penn-Mar Irish Festival kicks off at 10:30 a.m. and runs ‘til 9 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Markets at Shrewsbury in Glen Rock. Get excited to hear Celtic bands like the Screaming Orphans, Burning Bridget Cleary and The Kilmaine Saints. Children’s activities, including storytelling, children’s music and a bounce house, will also be available. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Click here for more info.

Go to the theater

DreamWrights: Bring the kids to Dreamwrights Center for Community Arts in York to meet their favorite PBS friends from “Nature Cat.” The free event, held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, will include educational games and activities for children.

The Belmont Theatre: You’ll hear classic tunes and see elaborate costumes at a production of “The King & I,” about a strict ruler and an English governess who overcome their differences to begin a surprising friendship. The show opens this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $12-$25. Visit for more info.