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...

Community Tree Planting | Saturday, April 22 from 11am-3pm | McDade Park

Join the Lackawanna County Greens as we plant 100 trees for Earth Day! This event is free and family friendly. All ages are welcome to join. McDade is pet friendly so bring along your fur friends too! We will provide the supplies needed to plant the trees. In addition to the tree planting we will have seed bombs to make, a nature scavanger hunt and a coloring station. More information on their Facebook page.

5K Run and Walk for Autism Awareness | Saturday, April 22 at 8:30am | Nay Aug Park

Run Registration is at 7:30am
Run is at 8:30am $20 

Walk Registration begins at 9:30am
Walk begins at 11:00am $20
Children under 18 can attend event for free. Shirts for children under 18 can be purchased for $5 

Event includes Post Walk Picnic, Live Music with DJ. Raffles 50/50 Children Activities such as games, face painting, bounce houses, pony rides. 
Great basket raffle (including a special area for children) 

This run marks the 15th year of the foundation, Parents Loving Children Through Autism, of their support of children and their families. 

The Illusionists: Live From Broadway | Saturday, April 22 at 5:30pm and 8:30pm | Scranton Cultural Center

Direct from Broadway, is the world’s best selling magic show! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of some of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. For more information and tickets, click here.

Jog for Jude | Sunday, April 23 at 7:30am | Dunmore Community Center

This is the third annual Jog for Jude - held in memory of our precious Jude Theodore Zayac who passed away on July 23, 2014 from SIDS. 

Choose from a 5K race or 1 mile fun walk! Following the race, please join the Zayac family for a day of family fun with a Community Celebration - featuring food and drink, basket raffles, face-painting, a bounce house, DJ, a memorial balloon release - and more!

Have a fun, memorable family day and donate to two worthy causes in Jude's name - the St. Joseph's Center Baby Pantry and the SIDS research being conducted at Boston Children's Hospital.

Register here:

First Friday Scranton | Friday, May 5, 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.  

Pippin | Friday, May 5 at 8:00pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday, May 7 at 1pm | Scranton Cultural Center

PIPPIN is a high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of FOUR 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything you have ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.” Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN. For more information, click here.