This year's event is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014, and brings over 15,000 people to Downtown Lancaster to experience great entertainment, food and a tremendous fireworks display that can be seen throughout Lancaster County.
Celebrate Lancaster showcases the cultures and diversity of the people who live and work in Lancaster City, with local foods, locally crafted wine and beer, and also professional, local and regional entertainment.
There will be two stages of entertainment, both at Binns Park and Penn Square, featuring great live music from a variety of sounds including bluegrass, Latino, R&B, rock n’ roll and more. Also, two beer and wine pub areas will be part of the event, one adjacent to the Penn Square stage and one across from the main stage at Binns Park. Over 25 food vendors will line North Queen Street throughout the day and evening – making this a true festival for the senses.
11:30 AM – 10 PM Over 20 food vendors along North Queen Street and in Lancaster Square.
5 – 10 PM Live music on two stages at Penn Square & Binns Park. Plus two pub areas featuring beer and wine.
10 PM Fireworks from top of the Duke Street Parking Garage
Penn Square Stage
5:00 PM The Willie Marble Xperience. The Willie Marble Xperience present a large, fonky, fun and rollicking musical experience. Their interpretation of various blues, funk, rock and jazz tunes is best described as the "Swampadelic Sound".
6:30 PM Dustbowl Revival. This California-based band conjures up a variety of sounds - old school bluegrass, swamp blues, gospel and the flare of the 1930’s - to create one ‘spicy roots cocktail.’ Voted LA Weekly’s Best Live Band in 2013, DBR embodies everything live performances should be - upbeat, engaging and full of life!
8:00 PM Holy Ghost Tent Revival. A fast-paced rock and roll experience is what you’re in for with HGTR. It’s their sound that gets you! From the gritty guitars to the drums and bass, they deliver catchy, danceable numbers that will leave you humming for days.
Binns Park Stage
5:45 PM Music For Everyone Student Strings. Under the direction of Dr. Michael T. Jamanis, the Music For Everyone Strings is a string ensemble comprised of students who are part of MFE's “In the Schools” program that reaches approximately 300 students a week throughout the Lancaster city schools.
7:00 PM Bio Ritmo. The members of Bio Ritmo have spent over two decades studying and performing salsa music. They represent a new generation of ‘salseros’ and are recognized around the globe for their innovative song writing and for pioneering the ‘indie’ salsa movement.
8:30 PM 2uesday Nite Band. This high energy band has been serving the greater Pennsylvania area for years. Whether it’s classic rock, blues, country or Motown you’re always guaranteed a good time when they’re headlining.
Asia Carry Out - Homemade Vietnamese Egg Rolls, Real Fruit Smoothies, Fresh Squeezed Fruit Drinks
Auntie Anne's - Soft Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Pretzel Stix, Soda, Lemonade, Water
Banana Blossom - Fried Rice, Empanadas, Fish Sandwiches, Fried Veggies, Eggrolls, Pink Lemonade
Baron Von Schwein - Pork Buns, Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese, Baked Corn, Homemade Soda
Bricker's Famous French Fries - Fresh Cut Fries, Chicken Strips, Fried Pickles, Fountain Soda
Characters Pub - Pulled Pork BBQ, Guacamole, Chips & Salsa, Watermelon Juice
Greco's Italian Ice - Homemade Italian Ice, Ice Cream, Gelato, Ice Shake Smoothies, Hot Waffle & Ice Cream Sandwiches
Hess BBQ Catering - Beef Brisket, Pork and Chicken BBQ, Coleslaw, French Fries
Ice Cream Express - Soft Serve Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Floats, Flurries, Sundaes, Gelatis
J&J Kettle Korn - Kettle Corn, Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake on a Stick, Lemonade, Iced Tea
Kunzler - Hot Dogs
LA Concessions - Cotton Candy, Candy & Caramel Apples, Popcorn, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Lancaster Cupcake - Cupcakes in a Variety of Flavors, Lemonade
Mad Dash Concessions - Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Milkshakes, Frozen Coffee, Sno-Cones, Ice Cream
MAD Sandwiches - Cuban Sandwich, Cheesesteaks, Cheese Fries, Tacos, Shrimp Ceviche, Latin Parfait
Poppy's Peanuts - Roasted Peanuts
Naters Taters - French Fries, Offered with Side of Cheese and Bacon
Nooner's Wood Fire Pizzas - Personal Size Pizzas, Pretzels, Soda and Water
Rachel's Café & Creperie - Sweet and Savory Crepes, Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade
Schnader's Concessions - Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Sherri's Crab Cakes - Grilled Crab Cake Sandwich, Lemonade, Iced Tea
Souvlaki Boys - Pita Sandwiches (Gyro, Grilled Chicken, Pork, Veggie), Chicken/Pork Kebobs, Greek Fries & Pastries
Event Parking - $5 flat rate after 4:30 pm in the Prince Street Parking Garage
Friday, June 27th
- East Grant Street at Christian Street to North Queen Street
- Zero and 100 block of North Queen Street
- 100 block North Christian Street
- Zero block East Marion Street to Christian
- 100 and 200 blocks of North Cherry Street
- Zero block of North Christian Street
- Zero block of West Chestnut Street
- Zero and 100 blocks of East Chestnut Street
- Zero and 100 blocks of East Fulton Street
- 100 and 200 blocks of North Duke Street
- 000 and 100 blocks of East Orange Street
- 000 and 100 blocks of West Orange Street
Streets will remain closed until all fireworks debris has been cleaned off the streets.
The first street open will be the zero block of West Chestnut Street opening at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Remaining streets will open by 2:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28th.