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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La Festa italiana, Courthouse Square, August 30 - September 1 

Great food, live entertainment and fun for everyone are on the menu for the 39th annual La Festa Italiana, to be held Sunday - Monday of Labor Day Weekend.  For more information, visit the website.

Railfest 2014, Steamtown NHS, August 30-31

Steamtown National Historic Site will host Railfest 2014 on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 of Labor Day weekend. The National Park Service site works with numerous partners to present this annual end-of-summer event, which is a celebration of railroading that features visiting railroad equipment displays, special shop demonstrations and, of course, train rides on both days of the event. Railfest 2014 gets under way at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, when Park Superintendent Debbie Conway will present a special Opening Ceremony at the Turntable Plaza.  For more information, visit the website.

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, September 5

Paintings, photography, sculpture, music, performance art…you never know what you’ll find at First Friday in Scranton. Support local artists and mingle with your Northeastern Pennsylvania neighbors, all in a casual atmosphere. Come to First Friday!  For more information, visit the website!  

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)

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.