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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Scranton Fringe Festival, Downtown Scranton, Oct. 1-4 

The (Inaugural) Scranton Fringe Festival is a new performing arts festival taking place across 12 venues throughout downtown Scranton October 1st - 4th 2015! 40+ productions offerred and it may seem overwhelming to decide how to spend your time. There is NO entry / ticket fee for this event (drinks/food will be available for purchase)! Join Team Fringe at the Preview/Kickoff Party to celebrate the start of the #ScrantonFringe Festival AND see a sampling of all the different types of shows the Fringe has to offer! Meet the casts/crews of the various productions, check out some amazing local artisan / craft based vendors, grab a drink, have a bite to eat and plan your Fringe weekend! For more informaiton, visit the event site.

First Friday Scranton Art Walk, Downtown Scranton, Oct. 2

Join the fun at First Friday, Friday, October 2 from 6 to 9 pm. First Friday serves as a conduit to artists, connecting them to prospective venues, art lovers seeking entertainment, and venues looking to attract new customers. All of these are unified under the vision of using the arts to revitalize downtown Scranton. For more information, visit the website.

The Electric City 500, Courthouse Square, Oct. 2

Help the Anthracite Bicycle Coalition ride 500 miles in four hours at The Electric City 500! N. Washington Avenue/Courthouse Square from 5 to 9 pm. Hop on a bike supplied by BikeScranton and take a tour of downtown, hang out at the bike pump park and enjoy music, art and more! Riders of all shapes, sizes and skill level are welcome. For more information on the Electric City 500, contact Tom McLane, president, Anthracite Bicycle Coalition, at 570.347.3668 or

Wildlife & Natural Play, Nay Aug Ave. Natural Play Area, Oct. 4

Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday, October 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the new natural play area located near the Green Ridge Shopping Center on Nay Aug Avenue in Scranton. The play area was built primarily with materials found in nature, and Family Fun Day will include a variety of special activities in keeping with the park’s natural theme, including: Story Time on the Lily Pad Stage with children’s author Jeannine Luby; Bike Safety on the Tike Bike Trail with experts from Cedar Bike & Paddle; Musical Entertainment; Make-And-Take Crafts; And More! For directions and more information, call 570.963.6730, ext. 8200.

American Masters Lecture, Scranton Cultural Center, Nov. 5

Historian James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Battle Cry of Freedom, among many other works, will deliver the Lackawanna County Library System’s 2015 American Masters Lecture on Thursday, November 5, at 7 PM, at the Scranton Cultural Center.  Admission is free with a library card or student/faculty ID. For more information, visit or view the poster.

South Side Farmers Market, Scranton Iron Furnaces, through October

June 13th – Oct 31st Saturdays only. This initiative of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Elm Street Project moved to the Historic Iron Furnaces in 2012. Scranton Iron Furnaces.

Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, Everhart Museum, through October 2015

Baseball is part of the fabric of northeastern Pennsylvania. For more than 150 years, it has shaped the heritage of the region and provided the major (and minor) leagues with hundreds of players, coaches, and umpires. Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game provides an overview of NEPA baseball from the 19th century to the present day. Historical images and artifacts combine with contemporary work by artist William Chickillo, engaging visitors with both sport and art perspectives as they consider the aspect of our cultural history. For more infomation, visit the Everhart website.

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