Visiting Family for Independence Day! Come stay with us at Back Porch B&B and be near the action. Here are some events in the area:
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. (rain date is July 7)
Where: Hopewell Fairgrounds (16 College Ave)
Details: The JC Fisher Band will kick off the evening with a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow at 9:30 p.m.
When: 5-10 p.m., Thursday, July 4
Where: PeoplesBank Park, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York
Details: The York Revolution are playing in Maryland, so baseball isn’t part of the festivities, but there will be plenty of food, lawn games, fun for kids and live music. Brooks Robinson Plaza will be adorned with a 20-flag display featuring three models of vintage American flags – Betsy Ross, Bennington and traditional. Big Boy Brass will play jazz sets at 5, 6:20, 8 and 9 p.m. American Town Fireworks show will be presented from 9:30 to 9:50 p.m.
More info: Visit July4York.com
Jacobus Fourth of July Blast:
When: 9:15 a.m. until the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. (Rain date is Friday, July 5)
Where: Jacobus Community Park, South Main Street
Details: A children’s parade that kicks off in the Salem UCC parking lot on Franklin Street at 9:15 a.m. starts the full day’s festivities. The events include a library book sale, Blast pie baking contest, children’s games, face painting, blood pressure screening, live music, chicken barbecue, balloon creations, kids tractor pull, cake walk, silent auction, and raffle.
More info: Visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/Jacobus/page-9.php
When: 7-10 p.m. Sunday, July 7
Where: Springettsbury Township Park Amphitheater, 1501 Mount Zion Road
Details: The Big House Band, featuring Jimi Milligan from NBC’s “The Voice” will kick off the night at 7 p.m. as part of Springettsbury Township’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series. The fireworks show will follow the concert.
More info: Visit www.springettsbury.com
You may have never heard of Stewartstown, or maybe you’re from here, but either way, do you know about all the cool activities we have in our area?
Stewartstown is centrally located. Only a few miles from the Maryland line and a few miles from Interstate 83, which can take you just about anywhere on the East Coast. That makes Stewartstown the perfect in-between town. Settled in rural Pennsylvania, our B&B is just outside of town, with farmland to one side and woods to the other; our family has lived here for Generations. Bill and I built the B&B on the hill above the one-room schoolhouse we raised our children in. While the schoolhouse is no longer there, the road we live on is named for it, and Bill’s shed still sit’s across from where it stood. That’s just our history, but our area has a lot more to offer.
Still standing in York, PA are houses dating back to the founding fathers. York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress. The Articles of Confederation was drafted and adopted in York.
A short trip to Gettysburg and you’ll see the history of the Civil War. Where Lincoln stood and delivered the Gettysburg Address. Both areas employ reenactments throughout the year.
In Stewartstown, the Historical Society has worked to restore the train station. They do occasional train rides, throughout the summer and during holidays. After you’ve ridden in the old train car, walk to Southern PA’s favorite local gas station, Rutter’s, or stop at the locally owned ice cream shop Summer’s for a refreshing treat.