Whether you’re into high-flying excitement, distinctive festivals or romantic dinners, there is always something special happening in York City.
Arts and culture are not only alive and well in York City they’re kicking up their heels, dancing, singing, and making a joyful noise. From captivating events and big-name performance artists to community theater, exhibits, festivals and murals, York offers acts worthy of applause. At the center of it all is the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center , a leading regional arts presenter. A pair of facility renovation and expansion projects has created regional jewels that on any given night might present a Broadway show, a world-renowned classical artist, a leading voice in jazz, or a cutting edge performer in Indie Rock music through its Cap Live concert series.
There’s much more, too, including galleries, artists’ studios and the popular murals walking tour in downtown York, all of which help to embrace the true “Art and Soul” of York City.
Aim your appetite in any direction and your destined to find fantastic faire in York City. From quaint cafes to candlelight dinners, York City dining will please your palate.
History’s footprints are all over York City. It was in York that delegates to the 2nd Continental Congress met for nine months during the American Revolution, drafting and approving the Articles of Confederation. Additionally, many remarkable personages passed through town, including Thomas Paine, the Marquis de Lafayette, General Anthony Wayne, Baron von Steuben and Count Pulaski. Guided tours, living history demonstrations and special events surrounding the Colonial Complex in Downtown York enable you to immerse yourself in this rich history.
Visit our York City Parks & Recreation page to find more about our outdoor adventures on the 25 parks and heritage rail trail.