Established in 2017, the Big Swing Thing has become the largest gathering of swing bands, dancers, performers and instructors in the Susquehanna Valley.
Celebrating our fourth year, we are excited to present this year's festival, which will combine the thrill of live music with a full schedule of classes and performances, all taking place in one of the last five grand ballrooms of the Swing Era that remain makes for a memorable weekend you will not want to miss.
FRIDAY: Welcome Dance
The opening session features two bands, and four hours of live music for your dancing pleasure.
SATURDAY: Early Session
A full slate of dance classes and historical presentations will kick off Saturday's events, along with two hours of live music.
SATURDAY: Main Event
The Main Event features a full Mediterranean Dinner Buffet, along with three live bands, dance performances and much more.
Tickets are available separately for each session, or in a full weekend package for a very special price.
Nothing Like It
York's Valencia Ballroom is a historical gem. One of just five grand ballrooms remaining from the Swing Era, little has changed since the days when Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and more performed live shows from this very stage. The Valencia's 5000 square foot, full sprung dance floor has been called the best floor East of the Mississippi.
We are eager to welcome out of town visitors to our home for the Big Swing Thing. In effort to aid in your planning, we have arranged special pricing and room blocks for our guests who reserve space before April 1, or while they last.
Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham, York
$99.00/night, must book Friday and Saturday.
Hotel: (717) 845-5671 - Mention BIG SWING THING
Wingate by Wyndham, York
$139/night, must book Friday and Saturday.
Hotel: (717) 848-2100 - Mention BIG SWING THING