Wherein we dish up Central PA’s top events
Slide the City
Beat the heat of the dog days of summer and relive the glory days of childhood with the biggest water slide in the city. Slide the City takes place on August 21 at 254 S. Broad St. in Lancaster. The family-friendly block party features a 1,000-foot vinyl water slide, live music and food. Flo-foto is on hand to document all the fun. Bring your smile, your swim suit and your shades! Get a single slide pass or an all-day pass.
Equality Fest takes place from 12-6 p.m. on August 7 at Penn Park in downtown York. The family-friendly, free event celebrates awareness, activism and acceptance. This year’s theme is “Stopping Violence, Ending Hatred.” The festival kicks off with a big “Stop the Violence” rally. Come together and celebrate diversity with a full-day of music, dance, theater, poetry, art, international food and other activities.
Live on Vine
Full disclosure: This event is hosted by our parent company LNP Media Group Inc. and takes place right in our own backyard. Now that we’ve gotten that out the way, what a party this is going to be! The second Live on Vine block party is back to bring you music, beer and food trucks from 5:30- 11:30 p.m. on August 13 in the first block of Vine Street in downtown Lancaster. Dance in the streets with Brian Fallon & the Crowes, hometown heroes, The Districts and Good Old War. Is there a better way to spend a summer Saturday night? Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/live-on-vine-tickets.
Lancaster Craft Beerfest
Celebrate summer in the city in style. The fourth annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest takes place in Binns Park and Lancaster Square Park in downtown Lancaster from 4-7:30 p.m. (with a special VIP session from 3-4 p.m.) on August 27. The festival features more than 65 breweries some of which are new to the festival including Ballast Point Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing, The Lost Abbey, Oscar Blues Brewery and more. A food court is set up in the 100 block of North Queen Street (which will be closed during the festival) and live music takes place during the event. Visit the website for more details.
The Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival
Craving some smokin’ hot cigar box guitar licks? The Surgeon General warned you what’s inside those boxes is addicting. 14 bands on two stages light up the crowd during the seventh annual Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on August 27 at the York Emporium (343 W. Market St). Visit the Facebook event page for more details and ticket information.
Merlot & Flash Gourd’n Release
Celebrate the release of The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey’s Flash Gourd’n pumpkin ale and merlot from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on August 27. The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey has all the drinks – merlot, pumpkin beer, Everclear. But, we’re not talking about the 100 proof liquor – we’re talking about the power pop band Everclear. A variety of local food trucks are available to refuel during the event. Tickets are $20 and include special tastings and a music festival featuring The Wave, All Jacked Up and Everclear. Grab a spot on the lawn and mellow out with some merlot and “Father of Mine.”
What events are you excited about this month? Let us know…