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...

Sharks!, Everhart Museum, through July 31

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. 

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, August 1

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. Join us for First Friday!  www.firstfridayscranton.com.

Open House, Scranton Cultural Center, August 8

Creative and Performing Arts Academy Open House.  3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Meet the staff, Q & A Session, register for classes.  Programs for Pre-K - 12th grade!  For more information:  capaa@sccmt.org or call 570-346-7369, ext. 104. www.sccmt.org.

The Scranton Shakespeare Festival July - August Performances

"The Pirates of Penzance" - Royal Theatre, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts (August 8-10, 6 pm)

For more information, visit The Scranton Shakespeare Festival's 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

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 3 - The Continentals

August 10 - Paul Labelle & the Exact Change (with The Electric City Horns

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.