SPECIAL EVENTS AND YORK DAYS EVENTS

YORK PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT'S

YORK DAYS FESTIVAL 2013

Saturday 7/27/2013 through Sunday 8/4/2013

Saturday, 7/27/13 - York Days CoEd Softball Tournament

Sunday, 7/28/13 - Amidon Family York Days Road Race

Sunday, 7/28/13 - Christmas in July - Lighting of the Nubble

Monday, 7/29/13 - Junior Golf Tournament at Cape Neddick Country Club

Saturday, 8/3/13 - York Days Craft Fair

Sunday, 8/4/13 - York Days Craft Fair

Sunday, 8/4/13 - FIREWORKS

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ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE NUBBLE

Each year the lighthouse is adorned with white lights. The first event is Christmas in July which is held the last Sunday in July. The lights remain lit the entire week of our annual York Days celebration. Lighting of the Nubble Festivities begin at 8:00 pm Lights go on at 9:00 pm with the arrival of Santa on a York Beach Fire Department Ladder Truck. Open to everyone. 2014 - SUNDAY, JULY 27

The second event is the Annual lighting of Nubble Light which is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The lighthouse remains lit after dark through New Year's Day. Festivities get underway at 5:00pm at Sohier Park. For this event a complementary shuttle service will run from Ellis Park in Short Sands Beach from 3:30pm until 7:00pm. 2013 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

LIGHTING OF THE NUBBLE

The Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Christmas in July celebration on Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Our summer residents and vacationers will have a chance to see the Nubble as it appears each year during the Christmas season. A spectacular view from Sohier Park features the keeper’s house and tower entirely outlined in white lights. The Seacoast Wind Ensemble, beginning at 8:00 pm, will provide entertainment.

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

2013 Festival of Lights Brochure

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

The Festival of lights is held annually on the first Saturday of December to give thanks to the community for making York the delightful place it is and to celebrate the warmth and tradition of the season. The festival is hosted by a committee of business people and citizens working together for the betterment of the community. We hope that you’ll plan to attend and enjoy one or all of the following events:

The Polar Express, Breakfast with Santa, Festival of Ginger-bread Houses, Greens and Wreaths Sale, Book Sale, Festival of Trees, visits with Santa Claus, Contemporary Art and Ob-ject Exhibition, Student Art Exhibit, Christmas Tea, Holiday Film Festival, Sing-a-Long, Lighting of the Village, Festival of Lights Parade, craft fairs, painting with Santa at Naked Plates, church suppers and des-serts, and lots more…

Please be on the lookout for detailed festival flyers, complete with event locations and times, to be distributed throughout the community closer to the event.

The Festival of Lights is so successful, in large part, to the countless number of volunteers who help with the numerous events and programs that take place throughout the weekend. If you have any interest in volunteering, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We would welcome your help with any of the events and could surely find a task that’s right for you.

6th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART STUDENT SHOWCASE

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share student art with the community at this week- end showcase held at the York Art Association. Special Thanks to the Wonderful art teachers from the York Schools for making student art available for this show and to the York Art Association for their generous hospitality. This showcase will be held during the Festival of Lights Celebration however details regarding dates, times and the opening reception are still being worked out, please be sure to check our website in November at www.yorkmaine.org

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

Festival of Lights Brochure

Parade Entry Form or Parade Entry .pdf DOWNLOAD

Join us in York's' Holiday Season Festival of Lights Parade. This event starts the holiday season on Saturday, December 7th at 4:30 pm Applications are available at the York Parks and Recreation Office, at the Old York Historical Society and on our website http://parksandrec.yorkmaine.org. All are welcome!!! We would like to encourage the businesses in York to get involved in this community parade. What a great way to advertise your business and at the same time join in the spirit of the holidays and be involved in your community….a friendly competitive spirit could put a “best business’” banner on your float this year!!!

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YORK DAYS CRAFT FAIR

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The York Days Craft Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We would like to welcome both artisans and shoppers to participate in the display of crafts and family activities. Food, face painting, sand art, jumpy houses, pottery, crafts, jewelry, paintings, dried flowers, and clothing are just a few of the attractions. Artisan applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department.

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YORK DAYS CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

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Dig out those bats and balls and spend the weekend at the York High School and Village Elementary School softball fields. This will be a double elimination tournament limited to 8 teams. Each team will have a maximum of 15 players, four of which will be female. ASA rules will govern all play. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, so get your team together and we’ll see you Saturday, July 28th, 2014.


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HALLOWEEN WITH YORK PARKS & RECREATION

We are pleased once again to be planning a fun and frightful Halloween celebration. This event is funded through business sponsorships and is free to the public. We thank the community for their continued support. Be on the lookout for more detailed information in our fall brochure.

Costume Parade and Halloween Hop

The York Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the PAL (Parents Alternative to Latchkey) Program and with special help from the York Police Department, is pleased to once again host this Halloween event. This event is sure to have something for everyone in the family. Start plan-ning those costumes now and be sure to join us!
EVENT DATE: 2013 TBA
COST: FREE
LOCATION: Parade at Town Hall- Hop at VillageElementary School
TIME: Costume Parade at 4:30 pm – events to follow until 6:30pm

Trick or Treat night in York is Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


HALLOWEEN 2013

We are pleased to once again be planning a fun and frightful Halloween celebration. We thank the community for their continued support. Be on the lookout for more detailed information next fall.


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NUBBLE LIGHT CHALLENGE

Visit www.nubblelightchallenge.com.

ROAD RACES

York Hospital 5K

4 on the 4th Race

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York Days Road Race

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Turkey Trot Road Race

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VIEW THE RACE - N E W!!!!

Now you can view each of our road race courses before you run them! "View the race before you do the race". This gives you a virtual tour of the entire race course for each of our races

4 on the 4th Race

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York Days Road Race

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Turkey Trot Road Race

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR!

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Citizen of the Year Nomination –Sponsored by the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce and the Festival of Lights Committee.

Please help us recognize a deserving citizen who gives their time and talent for the benefit of our community by nominating them for Citizen of the Year. If you have nominated someone in the past - you may re-submit an application - each year many are nominated, but only one person is chosen annually.

The Process:
Selection: Five finalists voted on by Festival of Lights Committee –
Final votes by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. All decisions are final.

Criteria:
Volunteer efforts must benefit the town of York, Contributions to the town must be non-job related, Nominee does not have to be a resident of York, Chamber Board of Directors are not eligible.

Deadline for nominations is August 6th. Winner will be announced by the Greater York Chamber of Commerce and will be the Grand Marshall at the Festival of Lights parade on Saturday, December 4th. Questions? Call Sarah Francke or Robin Cogger, Festival of Lights, Co-Chairs, at the York Parks and Recreation Department, 207-363-1040 or the Greater York Chamber of Commerce @ 363-4422.

Applications can be downloaded on our website at www.yorkmaine.org or the Greater York Chamber of Commerce website at www.yorkme.org. Applications will also be available to pick up at the York Town Hall, York Parks and Recreation Office and the Greater York Chamber of Commerce.

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2013 YORK BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT ELLIS PARK

SPONSORED BY THE ELLIS PARK TRUSTEES
Once again, the Ellis Park Trustees have scheduled a wonderful line-up of summer concerts in York Beach at Ellis Park, under the gazebo. All performances are 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm unless noted otherwise.

July  4    Fred Manzi Trio
        5    Rich Desota & The Explorers
              Fireworks 9 pm - Short Sands
        6    The Jerry Thebodo Band
        7    The Merlocks
        10   The Miraj Band
        12   The Merrimack Valley Concert Band
        13   Amherst Town Band
        14   The Bei-Airs
        17   The Substance Band
        19   Same Day Happened
        20   Windham Swing Band
        21   After Hours Band
        24   The Visitors Band
        26   Seacoast Wind Ensemble
        27   Chelmsford Community Jazz Ensemble
        28   Gloria Jean Band
        30   Dog Show          =6pm
        31   Fred Manzi Trio

Aug   2    King Ludwig Bavarian Band
        3    Mill City Revival Band
        4    Eastern Sound Polka Orchestra
              Fireworks 9 pm  Short Sands
        7    The 60’s Invasion
        9    The Substance Band 
        10   Rich Desota & The Explorers
        11   The Dover Community Band
        14   The Miraj Band - 6:30 - 8:30pm
        16   The Merlocks - 6:30 - 8:30pm
        17   The George K Orchestra - 6:30 - 8:30pm
        23   Eastern Sound Jazz Trio - 6:30 - 8:30pm
        24   New Magnolia Jazz Band       - 6:30 - 8:30pm
        30   The Marquis - 6:30 - 8:30pm
        31   Island Tones - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Sept  1    Fred Manzi Trio - 6:30 - 8:30pm

        Performances are 7:00pm – 9:00pm unless noted otherwise

 

 


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