No matter how young or old you are, you can’t forget about mom on Mother’s Day. So, what do you to show your appreciation and love for mom? Downtown York and York County have no shortages of special events and activities perfect for a day out with mom.

42nd Annual Olde York Street Fair 

The 42nd Annual Olde York Street Fair is a York city tradition and definitely one mom shouldn’t miss. You’ll find handmade crafts, food, live entertainment, children’s entertainment and nonprofit, informational exhibits in Continental Square from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

Explore the full schedule, entertainment and maps to make the most of your time during the event.

Some History in Store for Mother’s Day 

The York County History Center is offering free tours of the Colonial Court House, along with tours of the General Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern ($1 for first-floor tours). Stop by the Historical Society Museum on East Market Street for an ice cream treat from noon to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of the History Center.

A Spot of Tea for Mom

The Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room in Red Lion delivers a spot of tea for Mother’s Day. Afternoon teas with a four-course afternoon tea menu will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m. as well as Sunday, May 14, at 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. The cost is $26.50 per person, and reservations are required.

Wonders of ‘The Wiz’

It’s a soulful twist on The Wizard of Oz, but one that will nonetheless keep you and mom entertained. The Weary Arts Group, in partnership with the York Jewish Community Center and the York Youth Symphony Orchestra, brings The Wiz back to York. Show times are at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20, with a special group discount of 10 percent for four or more tickets purchased.

Mother’s Day Brunches Abound

We don’t have to be the ones to tell you about the Mother’s Day brunch offerings available at many downtown York and York County establishments, including Naylor Wine CellarsThe AccomacTutoni’s, Victor’s and Wyndridge Farm. Whatever place you choose for brunch, be sure to call ahead to make your reservations.


Walk It

Richard Nixon Park is hosting a free Mother’s Day Walk from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Explore the spring beauty of the park’s woodlands on a stroll with mom through the park.

You Can Fly with ‘Peter Pan and Mary’

Dreamwrights Center for Community Arts is taking audiences to Neverland with its production of Peter Pan and Mary. Developed by Paige Hoke and guest-directed by Andrea Unger, this performance features a cast and crew of more than 100 people to make this show possible.

Show times on Mother’s Day weekend are Saturday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, at 2:30 p.m. Advance seating is available at $10 for general seats and $14 for reserved seats. General admission seating is $12 at the door.  

Don’t Forget to Get Mom a Gift …

Downtown York has you covered for Mother’s Day gift finds. Explore the shops on North Beaver Street, Royal Square, Market Street merchants and WeCo

To all our moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day from the YRK team!