Springtime is finally in full force in York, PA, and that means something special for local families: the annual Mother's Day Street Fair. Every May since 1975, York has celebrated mothers and their families at the Olde York Street Fair, and this year's fair promises to be one of the best yet. How will you celebrate Mom this May?
As we prepare for the 42nd annual Olde York Street Fair, it's no surprise our tradition is still going strong. Historic Continental Square, the heart of downtown York, is also the heart of this Mother's Day fair. The festivities have branched out in recent years to include surrounding streets and plazas, and this year's fair will include more than 100 different vendors from York and the surrounding area.
Mayor Bracey will kick off the free festivities at 12:30 PM, with live performances scheduled until 6 PM throughout the downtown area. The freebies aren't limited to entertainment, either. You can also donate blood in front of the York County Historical Society Museum to get two tickets to the Penn-Mar Irish Festival, and the Colonial Court House will be open for free tours. You can even park at HACC York and take a free shuttle downtown for your convenience.
Of course, the Olde York Street Fair isn't the only local opportunity to treat your mom this Mother's Day weekend.
Does Mom love Broadway and good food? Mother's Day weekend is your last chance to catch My Fair Lady at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in nearby Lancaster, PA. This spunky, heart-warming classic has been running since March 23, and the final three curtain calls come just in time to treat your mom to a special afternoon or evening. The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a throwback to theater's golden age, and Mom will love the fun, lively twist on "dinner and a movie". Tickets are still available for Saturday at 1:15 PM and 7:30 PM, as well as the Mother's Day matinee at 1:15 PM.
Want a Mother's Day throwback that goes even deeper into the past? Head to New Freedom and climb aboard a replica of the steam locomotive that took President Lincoln to Gettysburg. Steam into History is a year-long tradition that takes passengers through the York County countryside. This weekend, purchase tickets for a special three-course luncheon and tea time at the picturesque Glen Rock Mill Inn, where the original 1832 sawmill is still running. The Mother's Day Special leaves at 11 AM and 12:30 PM.
Of course, holidays like Mother's Day are just a sliver of the fun we have in store for York moms and their loved ones. There's a reason families keep buying homes in York: our Pennsylvania town is perfect for all ages, and there's always something to do. After Mother's Day, York homeowners will enjoy everything from family-friendly fairs and theme days at the ballpark to uniquely York outings like historic distillery tasting tours and county-wide shopping tours. If the kids get restless this summer (or couples get restless and need a date night), Explore York even has an online portal that makes it easy to search for upcoming events in York and nearby cities.
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