Entertainment Venues & Events

Scranton Cultural Center
570-346-7369; 420 N. Washington Ave.
Regional venue for arts, education and community activities, including serving as the venue for the Broadway Theatre League and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

First Friday Scranton
First Friday art walks are held on the first friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. at galleries and businesses around Downtown Scranton. Paintings, photography, sculpture, music, performance art - all FREE! Check the First Friday website the Tuesday before for a detailed map of participating venues.

Downtown Festivals, Parades and Community Events
Visit the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau website for a listing of annual festivals and community events in Scranton, including La Festa Italiana over Labor Day weekend, the St. Patrick's Day parade, August Jazz Festival, holiday events, and more.


Downtown Shops & Boutiques
Downtown Scranton offers a unique variety of shops and boutiques.
View a list on this Downton Scranton Map (page 2).
View a "Show it, Save it" map of downtown businesses that offer a 10% discount to current University of Scranton students.

The Marketplace at Steamtown
570-343-3400; 300 Lackawanna Ave
Downtown Scranton's enclosed shopping mall with a range of stores. View directory.


Electric Trolley Museum
570-963-6590; 300 Cliff St.; 1.2 miles from campus
Discover the history of the electric traction system and experience a Trolley excursion through Northeast Pennsylvania.

Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
570-346-7186; 1901 Mulberry St. (in Nay Aug Park), 1.2 miles from campus
The Everhart Museum strives to integrate natural history, science and art into the lives of people.

Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour
1-800-238-7245; 1 Bald Mountain Rd. (in McDade Park); 6 miles from campus (via N. Scranton Expy.)
Explore 300 feet beneath the earth trhough an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860.

PA Anthracite Heritage Museum
570-963-4804; 22 Bald Mountain Rd. (in McDade Park); 2 miles from campus (via N. Scranton Expy.)
The Museum tells the story of the people who worked in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.

Steamtown National Historic Site
570-340-5200; 150 S. Washington Ave.; 1.2 miles from campus
The park was created to preserve the history of stema railroading in America.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or