Update: According to the City of York facebook page, "The UNITY BLOCK PARTY scheduled for Saturday September 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., in the 600 Block of W. Princess Street, York, PA, has been canceled, due to the impending rain."


A number of events in York City will cause road closures and parking restrictions over Labor Day weekend.

The long holiday weekend gets underway Friday, Sept. 1, with the monthly First Friday celebrations in downtown York City.

Friday: Beaver Street will be closed to traffic and parking between Philadelphia Street and Mason Avenue for “Fashion Friday” events and activities. The three-block stretch will remain closed from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., according to a York City Police news release.

Saturday: The 600 block of West Princess Street will close from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, for the “Let There Be Peace” Unity Block Party.

Hosted by Bridging the Gaps Community Outreach Ministries and York City, the block party will run from noon to 4 p.m. and feature pastors, food, live music and entertainment, according to the release.

Sunday: The annual “What the Food Trucks” event will restrict parking around Penn Park on Sunday, Sept. 3. The 100 blocks of West College Avenue and Lafayette Street and the 300 blocks of South Pershing and Lindbergh avenues will be closed to parking from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday: The Quarterback Club of York’s 5K and 10K Labor Day races will cause rolling road closures on the morning of Monday, Sept. 4.

Runners in the 5K race will start at PeoplesBank Park, while 10K runners will start at Continental Square. Both races will begin at 8:30 a.m, according to the release.

The race routes will cause intersections to close along North George Street, Hamilton Avenue and Beaver Street as the runners pass through. Drivers also can expect short delays around Penn Park and PeoplesBank Park, where the races will end. 

Both races are expected to finish by 10 a.m.

York City’s annual Labor Day celebration at Kiwanis Lake will close two nearby roads for most of Monday, Sept. 4.

North Newberry Street between Madison Avenue and Parkway Boulevard and Parkway Boulevard between Pennsylvania Avenue and Smith Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the release.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with a fishing derby at the lake for children up to age 15, while live entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. A fireworks display will start about 8:15 p.m., with the event wrapping up about 9 p.m.

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