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Celebrate Lancaster

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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. 

Event Schedule

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

Road Closures

Friday, June 27th

7 AM

  • East Grant Street at Christian Street to North Queen Street

9 AM                    

  • Zero and 100 block of North Queen Street
  • 100 block North Christian Street
  • Zero block East Marion Street to Christian

6 PM                     

  • 100 and 200 blocks of North Cherry Street
  • Zero block of North Christian Street

9:30 PM

  • 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.

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