Scranton Area Events

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The Office of Community Relations is pleased to provide information on downtown and area community events.  Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Scranton happenings.  

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First Friday Scranton | Friday, May 6 from 6pm - 9pm | Downtown Scranton

First Friday Scranton is a 501(3) non-profit, volunteer-supported organization composed of a Board of Directors and Advisory Council that organize, promote and market a free art walk held on the first Friday of every month at dozens of galleries and businesses around downtown Scranton. First Friday features a wide variety of cultural events found in some of the city’s best restaurants and cafes, as well as galleries, boutiques, and other small businesses. All events associated with First Friday take place from 6-9PM in a walk-able, close knit footprint, though a trolley bus is available to provide shuttle service at designated stops. 

Check out which locations are participating in this month’s First Friday here

This month will be the first ever First Friday Steamtown Market. From 5pm-9pm, artists and vendors will be featured in the center court of the mall, as well as live music all night! 

See below for more First Friday events. 

#HistoricScranton First Friday Event | Friday, May 6 from 6pm-9pm | Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

Join Leadership Lackawanna and the City of Scranton's Historical Architectural Review Board as they unveil their new online database of historic properties. This free, public event will feature guided walking tours of historic downtown buildings, a children's coloring table and art exhibit, hors d'oeuvres, and more! Stop by anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. Tours will depart every half hour, led by the Lackawanna Historical Society. 

Royals on the Square | Friday, May 6 at 6:15pm | Downtown Scranton

Join the University of Scranton on the N. Washington side of Courthouse Square at 6:15pm for a live performance featuring the Octaves, Royal Harmony, the Royal Dance Team, and the Liva Arts Company. This First Friday is an imporatant day for the University. To learn more about why 5.06 is important, check out

ScrantonLove Public Art: May Flowers | Friday, May 6 at 5pm | The Leonard

ScrantonLove debuts their second public art project on May 6 at the Leonard Theater. This month's project is a wheat paste mural of May flowers. Wheat paste is an easy and fun public art medium that involves creating the wheat paste (flour and water) and using it to paste up your art. Participants are welcome to bring their own flowers printed on paper, or create one at the event. For more information on the ScrantonLove public art project, check out

NEPA Philharmonic Season Finale | Friday, May 6 at 8:00pm | Scranton Cultural Center

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic invites the community to join them for their Season Finale show on May 6 at 8:00pm. The Finale will feature popular arias, overtures, dances, and intermezzi of operatic composers such as Verdi, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Puccini, Donizetti, and Mascagni. Additionally, two rising stars in the operatic world will be joining the orchestra, soprano Meredith Lustig and tenor Scott Ramsay. Tickets start at $30, and students up to grade 12 are free. 

After the show, a champagne reception will be on the 2nd floor library of the Scranton Cultural Center. There will be champagne, hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, and desserts. Tickets are sold separately for this event and are $65 per person. To make reservations for the reception, please call the NEPA Philharmonic at 570-270-4444 or visit their website at

Are You My Mother? Children's Series | May 14 at 11am | Scranton Cultural Center

At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t she home? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or