Get Ready to Give Local at First Friday May

5 things to do during this month’s First Friday and Give Local York celebration

Give Local York 2018 in CONTINENTAL sQuarE

Give Local York 2018 in CONTINENTAL sQuarE

If you are ready for double the downtown fun, prepare yourself for First Friday May! For the second year, our monthly signature event is combining with Give Local York to create a 24-hour party you won’t want to miss. Give Local York is the largest one-day Give in York County history, raising close to $1.5 million for York County nonprofits in 2018.  

Give Local is prepared to double last year’s total and raise $3 million in 2019! Help your community reach the goal, and have fun doing so by joining the Big Give celebration in Downtown York this Friday. As an incentive, check out FIVE awesome things you can expect to see at Give Local York and First Friday May:

1.)    Karaoke Showdown on Continental Square

Local “celebrities” and nonprofit superheroes will take the stage in Continental Square from 5-7 p.m. to battle it out, karaoke style! Expect to see representatives singing for YWCA York, Gusa World Music Festival, For the Love of Dog’s Rescue and even Elvis Presley! Who will have what it takes to be this year’s karaoke champion?

2.)    Family First Health and First Friday Latino Take Over Cherry Lane

Join Family First Health in Cherry Lane from 5-8 p.m. for a Healthy York Block Party, in collaboration with Latinos Unidos of York! Enjoy activities for kids, health screenings and information, music, food and more. Don’t miss members of the York County Hispanic Coalition, who will be joining in on the fun.

3.)    Support Pitties.Love.Peace at Collusion Tap Works 

Collusion Tap Works will host Pitties.Love.Peace on its beer patio at the brewery! Join the brewery during this great day for York by enjoying a beer and learning about all the hard work and love that these amazing volunteers (and dogs!) have to give. The volunteers and their furry friends will be hanging out from 4-8 p.m.

4.)    Pickle Ball on North Beaver Street

The White Rose Pickleball Association will play a pickleball tournament on North Beaver Street, just north of Philadelphia Street. Come see what the fun is all about!

5.)    Give Local York Big Give Party

It's the grand finale! From 7 p.m.- 12 a.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, join Give Local York staff as they add up the grand total and countdown to midnight! The celebration features:


◘ Silent disco with Aortic Valve
◘ Live music from Bustle & Bump
◘ Photo booth and interactive hashtag mural
◘ Concessions and bar
◘ Grand finale with Central City Orchestra, emceed by Liz and Chris from WARM 103.3 and Gary Sutton from NewsTalk 93.9 and 910 WSBA

Free to attend and open to all! Produced by Party Belles and supported by Cultural Alliance of York County.

For the full list of First Friday May and Give Local York activities, check out the link below:

#FFYork #GiveLocalYork