Downtown Inc to Host 11th Annual Go Green In The City


YORK, PA – Downtown York’s biggest celebration of healthy, local and sustainable living will take over Beaver Street and the surrounding areas on Saturday, April 20, when Go Green in the City returns for the 11th year.

Thousands of people attend the event each year. Downtown Inc, Downtown York’s improvement organization and an affiliate of the York County Economic Alliance, organizes the free family-friendly event.

Running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Go Green in the City turns North Beaver Street, North Pershing Avenue, West Clarke Avenue and the surrounding areas into an interactive street fair featuring vendors selling artisan crafts, green products and locally sourced foods.

“Downtown York has forged a reputation as being on the cutting edge, and sometimes that’s as simple as embracing and celebrating a green-conscious lifestyle and sustainability during a festival like Go Green in the City,” said Elaine Bonneau, Director of Downtown Inc. “We’re excited to again welcome thousands of people downtown for this spring tradition and can’t wait to see our downtown streets and shops bustling with activity.”       

In addition to filling downtown with vendors, this year’s festival will feature the Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union Food Court with tasty fare from Bricker’s Famous French Fries, Forno Bova, Mad Dash, Soul Burrito and The Dog House Grill.

While enjoying great food, guests can take in a full lineup of live entertainment on the stage in the White Rose Bar & Grill parking lot. Acts include Mother Dimension, a Funtastic Magician Show, Carmen Bryant and Groovatine.

Throughout the day, visitors can take a walk down to Pershing Avenue to visit the White Rose Credit Union Kids’ Zone for some family fun. The York YMCA will be set up with activities such as an inflatable obstacle course, kids boot camp, jump rope and sidewalk chart art. While there, guests can visit the information table to learn more about the organization and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The YMCA will also host an Easter Egg Bash from 12:15-2:15 p.m. at its Newberry Street location.

Go Green attendees can explore the Pennsylvania WoodMobile, a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and forest industry products. Demonstrations will show how forest products are made and used in everyday life.

Festival-goers can also visit the York County History Center’s Colonial Complex for tours of the General Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern. Throughout the tours, the guides will discuss the different ways early settlers reused or recycled common materials such as ashes and fabric. The tour is available to anyone; a donation of $1 per person is suggested.

The Colonial Courthouse will be open as well, free of charge. The Mason Dixon Unit of the Herb Society of America will be on hand to offer information about their organization and the importance of gardening.

In addition to Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union and White Rose Credit Union, Go Green in the City is made possible with support from the City of York, White Rose Bar & Grill and Downtown York merchants.

For a more information and the most up-to-date list of Go Green vendors, please visit or follow Downtown Inc on Facebook at Downtown York PA.


An affiliate of the York County Economic Alliance, Downtown Inc is THE organization working to drive, enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety. Downtown Inc is the trade name for a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District Authority and Main Street York, a 501(c)(3) not for profit. Visit for more information.


Andrew Staub
Marketing & Communications Director
Downtown Inc