Springetts Summer concert series, food truck festivals planned for this summer

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
The Impact Band performs in the amphitheater as part of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Springettsbury Park in Springettsbury Township, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Performances run biweekly on Sundays and Wednesdays thru August 4. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Food trucks and music festivals in Springettsbury Township will provide some much-needed entertainment and fun this summer for residents who spent much of the past year cooped up indoors.

The township's Food Truck Fridays and the Sounds of Summer Concert Series will resume this year, after both events were either modified or canceled in 2020 because of  the COVID-19 pandemic.

Springettsbury Township's concert series will be held every Sunday and Wednesday from June 6 through Aug. 1, according to Township Manager Mark Hodgkinson.

All concerts will start at 7 p.m.

On July 4, a fireworks show will follow at 9:15 p.m., Hodgkinson said. A full schedule will be made available on Springettsbury's website at https://www.springettsbury.com/.

Additionally, Food Truck Fridays will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday from May 7 through Sept. 24, according to a news release. 

Clinical dietitian Dale Green, of WellSpan York Hospital, talks about making healthier choices when presented with an array of food truck options during Food Truck Fridays at Springettsbury Park in Springettsbury Township, Friday, June 2, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Food trucks will be set up in the southwest section of Springettsbury Park, located at the corner of Whiteford and Mount Zion roads.

"The township is looking forward to having a great summer and getting back to some normalcy with our upcoming events," Hodgkinson said via email.

All of the events will be held in accordance with both the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Procedures are subject to change as guidelines are updated in response to the pandemic, Hodgkinson said.

Guidelines such as wearing a mask and social distancing will be enforced, according to the township.

The CDC recommends additional guidelines for larger gatherings, including receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and frequent hand washing, according to its website.

Last year, the township's Board of Supervisors voted to cancel its concert series after the dates were pushed back twice. 

Officials cited potential liability issues and the handling of large crowds as reasons for cancelling the concerts in 2020.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.st