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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The Little Dragon Playhouse Camp, Scranton Cultural Center, August 11-22 

Another exciting opportunity!  During this session, in addition to their regular programming activities, Little Dragon Playhouse campers will participate in SummerStage's production of Beauty and The Beast Jr on the main stage. Performances are Friday, August 22 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center.  Click here for more information and how to register.  

Pioneer Nights Ethnic Heritage Festival, Downtown Historic Carbondale, August 13-16

Downtown historic Carbondale, this annual block party during August takes place around City Hall on Main Street.  Great food, games and live music every night.  For more information call 570-282-4044, ext. 13.

Guided Downtown Walking Tour, Downtown Scranton, St. Peter's Cathedral, August 16

The Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours of Downtown Scranton at 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer.  These free tours will focus on the architecture and history of some of the city's beautiful buildings.  Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown.  For more information, call 570-344-3841 or email.

Harford Fair, Harford Fairgrounds, August 18-23

Susquehanna County's "county fair", held at the Harford Fairgrounds, Rt. 848, Harford, PA.  Special events, displays, demonstrations, contests, music and events for children. Souvenirs for purchase.  For more information, call 570-434-4300 or visit the website.

Happy Elf Auditions, Scranton Cultural Center, August 18-20

August 18 - 4-6 p.m., Kindergarten through 5th grade only.  (No group dance auditions needed)  

August 19 - 7-9 p.m., 6th through 12th grades only.  8:45-10 p.m., group dance auditions.

August 20 - 5-7 p.m., Adults 18+ only.  8-9 p.m. group dance auditions.  For more information, visit the website.

Nay Aug Park Wednesday Concerts, Pool Area, through August 27

Nay Aug Park Wednesday Concerts.  All concerts are free to the public and are held in the Nay Aug Park Pool Area from 7 - 9:00 p.m.  For more information, call 570-348-4186.

August 13 - Jack Bordo, Old Friends

August 27 - Tracy DeLucia Band

Sharks!, Everhart Museum, through September 8

Sharks! is a multi-disciplinary exhibition highlighting the importance and power of sharks in nature and popular conception. Sharks! features the photography of South Africa’s Great White sharks by acclaimed shark scientist Alessandro De Maddalena, as well as various specimens of shark species and shark-related artworks and cultural artifacts. For more information, www.everhart-museum.org. 

Nay Aug Park Sunday Concerts, Nay Aug Park Bandstand, through September 14

All concerts are free to the public and are held at the Nay Aug Park Bandstand at 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  For more information, call 570-348-4186 (day of the event 570-969-1300)

August 17 - One Dime Shy

August 24 - **No Band** Antique Car Show - Villa Capri Cruisers - All Day

September 14 - Jim Buckley Jazztet - 2:00 p.m.; Tom Hamilton & Friends - 3:30 p.m.

South Side Farmers' Market Now Open Through Oct. 4

The South Side Farmers' Market continues this summer from June 21 to October 4. Come to the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm to enjoy local produce, baked goods, organic items, artisan foods and more. For more information, visit The South Side Farmers' Market Facebook page.

Downtown Drive in Movies Starting July 10

Scranton Tomorrow will be hosting its summer Downtown Drive-in Movie Series on periodic Thursday nights, starting with Frozen, the sing-along version, on Thursday, July 10 on Courthouse Square (N. Washington side). In case of rain, the event will be held at Elm Park Church on Linden St. and Jefferson Ave. The movie is free and starts at dusk. For more information call 570-963-5901. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu.