We can hardly hold in our excitement for Leis & Shades, Yorkfest 2018! The Chamber Staff along with the Yorkfest Committee have been busy putting together the schedule of events for the city-wide celebration.
As the construction season gets into full swing, the community will start to notice activity at the Courthouse as well as along Lincoln Avenue. Because these two improvement projects are in the heart of the downtown, we have been working with York’s Public Works Department on the logistics for the weekend. I am thankful for those men that have the history and knowledge of this community. It was with their input that will make our ideas work.
We wanted to be sure to keep everyone up to speed with the few changes that we will be implementing.
On Thursday, September 6 as we kick off the celebration weekend, the festivities will be located on 6th Street between Nebraska and Burlington (the street will be closed at Grant Avenue). Also, there will be activities on Nebraska Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.
On Friday, September 7 Red’s Flip Side will be hosting a street dance on 5th Street between Lincoln and Platte. Also, on Friday, he Neon @ Nite run will take place through the trail system. There will be street closure on Kingsley Avenue from 4th Street to Elm and also on Walnut street from Platte to Kingsley.
On Saturday, September 8, 8th Street between Lincoln and Grant Avenues will be closed to traffic to accommodate the pancake feed. 10th Street from Grant to Nebraska will be closed for the car show and poker run. This year, the parade route will be a little bit different. The parade will march North up Nebraska Avenue beginning at 6th Street and will continue to 9th Street. At that point, the parade will turn west and march on 9th until Grant Ave. The parade will then proceed South on Grant Avenue to 5th Street. Parade participants will then turn East on 5th to conclude.
Please be aware there will be parking lot closings and restricted parking area throughout the weekend to accommodate setup and execution of events. These will be posted so other citizens can made alternate parking arrangements.
For a map highlighting these changes please click here: Map for Closures2018 Yorkfest Royalty Nomination 2018 Yorkfest Street Fair Registration 2018 Yorkfest Parade Band Registration 2018 Yorkfest Parade Registration 2018 Yorkfest Hospital Bed Races Registration 2018 Yorkfest Skate Contest Registration 2018 Yorkfest Car Show Registration 2018 Yorkfest Neon @ Nite 1 Mile Run Registration 2018 Yorkfest Neon @ Nite 5K Registration