Here is some news about “Celebrate Lancaster”.
Now I know Lancaster isn’t in our backyard, however, it’s summer! People are known to get out and travel a bit for fun and I think this event sounds like fun. Let’s see, they’ll have music, and food, and entertainment and it’s FREE.
Remember, this is the real Lancaster, not the one you hear about when you think about buggy rides and farmland. Go check it out!
The event will culminate with a large fireworks display that begins at 10 p.m.
Admission is free.
The first two blocks of North Queen Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 9 a.m., according to the city.
Parking is available at the Prince, Water and King Street garages. The Lancaster Parking Authority will charge a flat fee of $5 for the evening at the Prince and Water Street garages beginning at 4 p.m.
Here’s a schedule of events:
• 11:30 a.m. More than 20 food vendors will open for business along North Queen Street and in Lancaster Square. They’ll serve throughout the afternoon and evening.
The vendors include 717 Italian Ice, Absolute Cheese Steaks & More, Asia Carry Out, Auntie Anne’s, Bricker’s Famous French Fries, Caribbean Way, Dutch Country Concessions, Forno Inferno, Greco’s Italian Ice, Hess’s Barbecue, Ice Cream Express, J&J Kettle Korn, Kunzler Hot Dog Cart, Rachel’s Café & Creperie, Rice and Noodles, Sa La Thai, Schnader’s Concessions, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, T & J, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Urban Olive.
• 5 p.m. Live music begins on two stages, one at Penn Square and another at Binns Park. Performers include honky-tonk and folk artist Jordan Rast; Celtic and folk band Burning Bridget Cleary; and folk rockers The Ragbirds.
Also, two pub areas will begin serving locally brewed beers and wine.
• 10 p.m. Fireworks show begins.