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6 things to do in York this weekend

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Welcome to the first weekend of summer!

Don't waste the sunshine. Get outside and enjoy one of these fun festivals and events in the area.

Susquehanna Mayfly Festival

Learn to love the mayflies at this fun, outdoor festival on the riverfront at the John Wright Restaurant boat ramp in Wrightsville. I know what you’re thinking. There’s nothing to love about the mayflies. They clog our bridges, cause traffic accidents and are just a pain to deal with. But they’re actually a good indicator of unpolluted water and an important food source for the fish in the river. So, if you love fishing, kayaking and spending time on the river, come out on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the mayflies with live music, nature-themed art, a native plant sale, food, kayaking and children’s activities. Click here for more details.


Can’t make it to Wrightsville on Saturday? Stop by on Sunday for music along the river on the lawn of John Wright Restaurant. The festival, held from 5 to 9 p.m., will remember the anniversary of the burning of the Wrightsville-Columbia bridge during the Civil War with the annual lighting of the piers at dusk. Entertainment will also be provided. Click here for more info.


Live music, children’s activities, floating fire pits and an illuminated boat parade on Codorus Creek are headed to Foundry Park on Saturday for Creekfire. Bring a lawn chair and unwind by the water from 7 to 10 p.m. Can’t make it Saturday? Creekfires are held every fourth Saturday through September. Visit for more info.

Big Idea Saturday

Comedy clubs, restaurant rows, sculpture trails, modern murals – downtown York is full of “big ideas” just waiting to be shared. And locals will have a chance to voice those ideas when Big Idea Saturday returns downtown this Saturday. The community-wide brainstorming session gives the public a chance to become part of the discussion about positive change and innovation in York. Those interested in sharing ideas should come to the “What’s YOUR Big Idea” session led by Scott Fisher and Mark Walters of the York Daily Record at 1 p.m. at Creative York. Some of the other events held throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. include a “Future of Downtown Walking Tour,” pop-up art exhibits and a pechakucha presentation from local makers and doers in the city. Click here for a complete schedule.

‘Legally Blonde’

Pull out your pink heels and heart-shaped notebooks. Your favorite sorority-girl-turned-law-student is headed to a York stage this weekend. “Legally Blonde” opened Thursday at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts and will run Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. General admission costs $10. For tickets and more info, visit

Shawan and the Wonton

Looking for some live music this weekend? Shawan Rice of Shawan and the Wonton will bring her bluesy, soulful voice to Mexitaly on Saturday. The show starts at 8 p.m. Read more about her here.