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.  

This page is updated weekly with new events.  Coming Up...

First Friday Scranton | Friday, September 1, 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.  

La Festa Italiana

Friday, September 1, 4pm-10pm; Saturday/Sunday, 11am-10pm; Monday, September 4, 11am-8pm

The Italian Festival takes place on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton and features live music and performances as well as over 100 food vendors. Find more information here.


Komen NEPA Race for the Cure | September 16, 6:30am-11am | Courthouse Square

5K Walk/Run that begins at Courthouse Square that benefits breast cancer research. For more information or to register, click here.