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...

First Friday Scranton | Friday, July 1 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.  

First Friday Steamtown Market | Friday, July 1 from 5pm-9pm | The Marketplace at Steamtown

Stop by the Marketplace at Steamtown's center court for artists, live music, and more each First Friday! To learn more about the Marketplace, check out their website or Facebook!

5th Annual Scrantastic Spectacular | Sunday, July 3 at 4pm | Courthouse Square

Food and entertainment vendors will open at 4:00pm on courthouse square, as well as inflatable rides and games! At 7:30pm the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic will begin on the main stage, following with fireworks at dusk! Visit for more details.

Educators' Night Out | Thursday, July 21 from 5-6:30pm | Viewmont Mall

All faculty and staff members with a University ID are invited to the Viewmont Mall for an Educators’ Night Out which will feature shopping, food, and drink discounts. The first 50 people to RSVP and attend the event at will receive a $20 Mall gift card.
Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or