Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hometown Memorial Day in Lancaster County
Memorial Day weekend has been the unofficial start of summer for many years. It’s the first long weekend of the year where the weather can generally be expected to be warm and pleasant. Children are off from school and parents are off from work. It’s a great time to get away for a few days and relax and recharge to finish strong in the last few weeks of school or get started on the family’s summer plans.
Many people use the time to honor loved ones who have served in the military and enjoy special time with spouses, parents and children, and in Lancaster County we know how to do it right!
In many small towns across the county, the day starts with a solemn yet joyful march through town in the traditional small-town parade. In Lititz, a former holder of the title of “America’s Coolest Small Town,” the procession gathers at Warwick Street and crosses town to the accompaniment of local musicians to place flowers at the resting places of local servicemen and women in the Moravian Cemetery. The Lititz-Warwick community band plays a set of patriotic tunes and many families disperse to a picnic lunch in Lititz Springs Park. To experience a hometown Memorial Day celebration, Lititz is the place to be!
A Big-Time Event
For those who prefer to make Memorial Day weekend a vacation, spend Saturday, May 24th, and Sunday, May 25th, at the Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim. The Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest will be going on all day and is free to all, with free parking too!
The weekend will include a showcase of Pennsylvania’s best. From wine to musicians to food, you won’t find so many talented Pennsylvanians or great Pennsylvanian food and drink in one place at any other time.
Come and Stay
Whatever your idea of the perfect Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got something for you! So, plan to come and stay the weekend with us here in Lancaster County. If you need a room, you can contact the Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns Association to find the perfect place for you and your family close to all of the activities you want to attend to kickoff your summer!