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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Scrantastic Spectacular - Philharmonic & Fireworks, Courthouse Square, July 3

The NEPA Philharmonic will be performing its annual “Philharmonic & Fireworks” concert on July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Courthouse Square, Downtown Scranton.  The program will consist of traditional patriotic selections with a fireworks display immediately following the performance at sundown.  There will be a repeat performance on July 4th at 7:30 p.m. at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre.  For more information, call 570-341-1568. (and also broadcast LIVE across 98.5KRZ, Froggy 101.3, 102.3 The Mountain & 103.1 WILK Newsradio)

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, July 3

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 and social 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 free shuttle service at designated stops. For more information, visit the First Friday website.

The Trouble with Cali, Scranton Cultural Center, July 9-11

“The Trouble with Cali,” a movie directed by actor Paul Sorvino, partially financed by Lackawanna County tax payers and years in the making, will finally be seen by the people who helped pay for it. All showings are free but tickets are required for the July 9th premiere. They are available at Lackawanna County libraries.

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.

Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series, Hillside Park, Clarks Summit

Summer long FREE concert series held at Hillside Park from 6-8 p.m., 1188 Winola Road, South Abington, PA 18411. You can expect great live music of many different genres performed by local talent- a rain or shine event. Local civic groups sell summer food. Parking is free but limited- so come early and explore the 100 acre park! For more information call 570-586-9316.

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 community@scranton.edu.