Jubilee Day

People browse the booths on Main Street June 21, 2018, during Jubilee Day in downtown Mechanicsburg.

Downtown Mechanicsburg will host the 91st edition of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce’s annual Jubilee Day Thursday, with thousands of people expected to flood the downtown area.

In addition to the more than 325 businesses, crafters, retailers, civic groups, food vendors, carnival rides and petting zoo on site, the festival also offers a full day of free entertainment, including live performances on two stages.

The 2019 entertainment lineup features headliner Yam Yam, sponsored by XL Live. The 5-piece band, formed in 2015 in Harrisburg, is inspired by 1970s soul music, New Orleans roots of jazz music, and modern/vintage funk music.

The event boasts two stages with local and regional entertainment throughout the day, including performances by That Band (sponsored by Wegmans), Whiskey On The Rocks (sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau), Jazz Me, III For The Road, Abigail’s Garden, Jeremiah Hopkins, Hindering Hindsight, Alex Allegra, a demonstration by West Shore Academy of Martial Arts, and student bands from Trez Music Education Center.

For the full schedule, visit www.jubileeday.org.

“With upwards of 70,000 people who attend this one-day event, it is important to note that we offer free parking and shuttle bus transportation to and from the event, “ said Jeff Palm, executive director of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce. “You can take the shuttle from Mechanicsburg High School’s parking lot, accessible from Williams Grove Road, or Immanuel Alliance Church on South Market Street in Mechanicsburg.”

The shuttles run from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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