Labor Day weekend of activities in York
Labor Day weekend in York City has an event every day, from motorcycles to food trucks and Olympians to fireworks.
Sunday brings What The Food Trucks, the spiritual successor to foodstruck York, the food-truck festival held Labor Day weekend the last two years. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Penn Park in York City. The event will feature 40 food trucks as well as a beer-and-wine garden. Several local musical acts will provide entertainment: The Plums, Devix, Sabrina Duke Trio, Peter Bottros and Elijah Cross.
Labor Day: Then on Monday, York City will hold its annual Labor Day festivities at Kiwanis Lake. Organizer James Sawor, who is president of the union that represents many of York County's employees, organized the event, which will run from 8 a.m. until dusk.
The annual youth fishing derby in the lake will kick it off, running from 8 a.m. until noon. Also starting at 8 a.m. will be the new addition of a flea market, which as of Tuesday had about 60 vendors signed up, Sawor said. Throughout the day, music and other acts will provide entertainment, and food and kids games will be available, he said.
In Spring Grove, Labor Day kicks of with a parade celebrating the return of Olympian Hali Flickinger, a Spring Grove Area High graduate who finished seventh in the world in the women's 200-meter butterfly event at the Rio games.
The parade starts at 9 a.m., and spectators are invited to line Main Street in the borough. It will end at Spring Grove Borough Park in the 200 block of East Railroad Avenue with presentations and a meet-and-greet with Flickinger.
Flickinger will make later appearances at the Kiwanis Lake festivities between 2 and 3 p.m., and then at PeoplesBank Park, where she'll throw out the first pitch at the 5 p.m. Revolution game against the South Maryland Blue Crabs.
All this leads up to the annual fireworks at Kiwanis Lake, which will take place at dusk.
The theme of this year's celebrations is Rosie the Riveter, referring to the World War II-era symbol of women in the labor force, Sawor said.
He said the local Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Fire Fighters will be present, as will representatives from the steelworkers union and the AFL-CIO.
"It’s really about labor," he said.