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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Summer Scranton Community Events 

Downtown Movie Series, Courthouse Square, beginning July 16 @ 9:00 p.m., with Annie. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free movie on Courthouse Square. For more information, visit the website

Arts on the Square, Courthouse Square, July 25.  The 3rd annual Arts on the Square will wrap around Courthouse Square in Downtown Scranton, July 25th Noon - 8pm.  With over 100 vendors, music, & interactive art activities visitors are bound to have a great day in Scranton! FREE! For more information, visit the website

Shakespeare Festival, Scranton’s McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts and Nay Aug Park. Includes performances of Romeo and Juliet, The Commedia Rapunzel, Robin Hood (a new Musical), Loose Canon, The Tavern. Locations and times vary. Runs June 26-28, July 10-12, July 17-19 and July 24-26. For the full 2015 Season, with dates throughout July, visit the website. All shows are FREE.

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, August 7: First Friday serves as a conduit to artists, connecting them to prospective venues, art lovers seeking entertainment, and venues looking to attract new customers. All of these are unified under the vision of using the arts to revitalize downtown Scranton. For more information and to download the map, please visit the website

The 11th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival, The Historic Radisson Hotel and numerous downtown Scranton venues, August 14-16.  For special jazz festival hotel rates and reservations, call 570-342-8300, For festival information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

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 on Wednesday's 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.