Activities

Activities


Choose your own Scranton adventure!

If you happen to be in town on Friday or are looking for additional activities throughout the weekend, we invited you to "choose your own Scranton adventure" from the ideas below.

Our downtown community and the surrounding area has so much to offer. From a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders baseball game to hiking in Nay Aug Park to dining at one of our fabulous establishments, there’s something for everyone in your family!

  • On-Campus Activitiesplus or minus

    Saturday, September 25

    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Family Weekend Hospitality Center
    A warm welcome awaits you at the Family Weekend Hospitality Center. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the weekend and offer suggestions about the surrounding area.
    The DeNaples Center, 1st Floor

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Women's Rugby Small Side Round Robin
    Fitzpatrick Field
    More Information

    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Food Truck Fare
    Area food trucks will be parked along Linden Street for this lunch-on-your-own event. Music will be provided by 99.5 WUSR Scranton, the University’s student-run, non-commercial radio station. Food trucks expected to be in attendance include:
    2Wayz One Passion Food Truck
    Bella Rose Food Truck & Catering LLC
    FonDippity
    Manning's Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe
    Southwest Savory Food Truck
    (Food trucks subject to change)
    Commons Flag Terrace


    12:00 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. Manhattanville College
    John Long Center
    More Information

    12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale
    The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton are sponsoring a book sale, including used non-fiction and fiction hardcover and paperback books. The event takes place outside on the Monroe Avenue side of the Weinberg Memorial Library or inside the building in case of rain, with all proceeds benefiting The Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment.
    Weinberg Memorial Library


    1:00 p.m.
    Women's Soccer vs. Susquehanna University
    Weiss Field, Quinn Athletics Campus
    More Information

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Men's Rugby
    Fitzpatrick Field
    More Information

    4:00 p.m.
    Mass in Celebration of the Inauguration of Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J.

    Join our community at mass as we celebrate the inauguration of Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., the 29th President of The University of Scranton. Families of all religious affiliations are warmly welcome.
    The William J. Byron, S.J. Recreation Complex
    More Information

    4:00 p.m.
    Women's Volleyball vs. Stevenson University
    John Long Center
    More Information

    4:00 p.m.
    Men's Soccer vs. Susquehanna University
    Weiss Field, Quinn Athletics Campus
    More Information

    7:30 p.m.
    Family Weekend President's Concert
    The University of Scranton Concert Band & Concert Choir with surprise guest artists.
    Houlihan-McLean Center
    More Information

    8:30 p.m.
    USPB After Dark: Family Weekend Edition
    Join the University of Scranton Programming Board (USPB) as they transform the DeNaples Center into a family entertainment complex! Featuring multiple attractions, including a live, interactive game show, Scranton bingo, photo booths, and more, this is an exciting family event that is not to be missed. Sponsored by the USPB.
    The DeNaples Center

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    Sunday, September 26

    10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Brunch on Your Own
    You will have the option to pay at the door or use your student's flex spending account. The cost of brunch is $10.30 per person.
    The DeNaples Center, Fresh Food Company, 3rd Floor

    3:00 p.m.
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Rider College
    Revolution Ice Centre; 12 Old Boston Rd., Pittston
    More Information

  • Museums & Cultural Attractionsplus or minus

    Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den
    Electric City Trolley Museum
    Everhart Museum of Natural History
    Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour

    Mural Art
    PA Anthracite Heritage Museum
    Scranton Iron Furnaces
    Steamtown National Historic Site
    St. Peter’s Cathedral


    Special Event!

    Scranton Fringe Festival: “Fringe Under Glass”
    Thursday, 9/23 - Sunday, 9/26
    Downtown Scranton
    After a sold-out pilot presentation last year, Scranton Fringe is thrilled to revive "Fringe Under Glass", its innovative approach to live theatre during the age of COVID, as the alternative to the typical large-scale arts Festival. We will once again utilize large storefront windows to activate unconventional stages as well as unique outdoor spaces for a variety of performances.
    More Information

    If you are interested in visiting one of these attractions, please visit their websites, linked above, for updated hours.

  • Outdoor & Other Family Activitiesplus or minus

    Bee’s Backyard
    DEFY Scranton Trampoline Park
    Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
    Lahey Family Fun Park
    Lake Scranton Walking Trail
    Lakeland Orchard & Cidery Apple Harvest Festival
    Nay Aug Park
    Ritter's Farm Markets
    Roba Family Farms


    Special Events

    Lakeland Orchard & Cidery Halloween Light Show
    Thursday - Sunday, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    The Largest Halloween Light Show in Pennsylvania!
    Our Halloween light show is back and bigger than last year! We've added a half-mile of trail and another 50,000 lights! Spooky scenes include ghosts, goblins, a haunted castle, trick-or-treaters, and a few new surprises! But don’t be too scared, the Halloween Light Show is sure to please all ages. After the show, stop in our retail tent for some classic fall goodies or the Cider Garden for a glass of hard cider and a fresh burger. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show!
    More Information

    35th Annual Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5K Race and Fun Walk
    Sunday, September 26; 10:00 a.m. 
    Get Ready to Show Your Stripes! The 35th Annual Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5K Race and Fun Walk in Historic Nay Aug Park will be held on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. Parents, children, college students, competitive runners, and even some family pets will run or walk in support of our local Ronald McDonald House at this very family- and pet-friendly event. With your $20 registration, you will receive a swag bag with a moisture-wicking race shirt and a customized race medal.
    More Information

    Tour de Scranton
    Sunday, September 26; 10:00 a.m.
    Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
    More Information

    If you are interested in visiting one of these attractions, please visit their websites, linked above, for updated hours.

  • Sportsplus or minus

    Royal Athletics

    Saturday, September 25

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Women's Rugby Small Side Round Robin
    Fitzpatrick Field
    More Information

    12:00 p.m.
    Women’s Volleyball vs. Manhattanville College
    John Long Center

    1:00 p.m.
    Women’s Soccer vs. Susquehanna University
    Weiss Field, Quinn Athletics Campus 

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Men's Rugby
    Fitzpatrick Field
    More Information

    4:00 p.m.
    Women’s Volleyball vs. Stevenson University
    John Long Center

    4:00 p.m.
    Men's Soccer vs. Susquehanna University 
    Weiss Field, Quinn Athletics Campus 

    Sunday, September 26

    3:00 p.m.
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Rider College
    Revolution Ice Centre; 12 Old Boston Rd., Pittston
    More Information


    For directions to on-campus athletics facilities, please visit The University of Scranton Athletics website.



    Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders

    Friday, September 24
    6:35 p.m. vs. Syracuse
    PNC Field, Moosic

    Sunday, September 26
    1:05 p.m.
    vs. Syracuse
    PNC Field, Moosic

    More Information

  • Dining & Coffee Shopsplus or minus

    Breakfast, Coffee Shops, Light Fare, Lunch

    Abe’s Kosher Delicatessen
    Kosher deli, sandwiches
    326 N. Washington Ave.

    Adezzo

    Coffee shop, breakfast, & lunch
    515 Center St.

    Blackwatch Café
    Coffee, tea, sandwiches, & pastries
    Nay Aug Park
    239 Arthur Ave.

    Commonwealth Coffeehouse
    Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, grab & go
    101 Penn Ave.

    Coney Island Lunch
    Hot dogs, Texas wieners, hamburgers
    515 Lackawanna Ave.

    Downtown Deli & Eatery
    Deli & eatery serving breakfast and lunch
    300 Spruce St.

    Eden - a Vegan Cafe
    Cafe featuring all-vegan menu
    344 Adams Ave.

    Heaven & Earth Cafe
    Coffee, tea, light fare
    400 Wyoming Ave.

    Mansour’s Market Cafe & Eatery
    Breakfast, lunch, coffee shop
    969 Prescott Ave.

    Northern Light Espresso Bar
    Coffee, tea, baked goods, light fare
    536 Spruce St.

    Paradise Soulfood & Sweets
    Soul food restaurant with Southern menu & desserts
    350 Adams Ave.

    Vine Cafe
    American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & sweets
    431 Lackawanna Ave.

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    Lunch/Dinner

    Backyard Ale House
    Bar & restaurant featuring American pub fare
    523 Linden St.

    Bar Pazzo
    Rustic Italian-style restaurant
    131 N. Washington Ave.

    Bartari
    Bar, Restaurant, Arcade
    101 Adams Ave.

    The Garden Mediterranean Cafe
    Mediterranean restaurant
    116 N. Washington Ave.

    Osaka Hibachi & Sushi Bar
    Japanese restaurant
    244 Adams Ave.

    Pizza by Pappas
    American restaurant serving pizza & sandwiches
    303 N. Washington Ave.

    Thai Rak Thai
    Thai cuisine
    349 Adams Ave.

    Trax Bar + Kitchen (Inside the Radisson) 
    American restaurant, bar & lounge
    700 Lackawanna Ave.

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    Dinner 

    The 16th Ward
    American restaurant serving pub fare
    306 Penn Ave.

    Ale Mary's at the Bittenbender
    Bar & restaurant, pub cuisine
    126 Franklin Ave.

    AV Restaurant & Lounge
    Upscale, Italian-influenced restaurant & lounge
    320 Penn Ave.

    Catch 21 Seafood & Steak
    Upscale seafood & steak restaurant
    301 N. Washington Ave.

    Peculiar Kitchen
    New American comfort food with an Asian flare
    307 Penn Ave.

    P.J.’s 1910 Pub at the Hilton
    Cocktails & American pub fare
    100 Adams Ave.

    POSH @ the Scranton Club 
    Upscale, casual American restaurant, bar & lounge; Also serves brunch on Sundays
    404 N. Washington Ave.

    The Railyard Restaurant & Bar
    American Restaurant
    119 Jefferson Ave.

    Sambuca Italian Grille & Bar
    Italian cuisine
    234 Penn Ave.

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    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

    Carmen’s 2.0 Restaurant at the Radisson 
    Fine dining serving breakfast, brunch, & lunch
    700 Lackawanna Ave.

    Visit www.scrantontomorrow.org for the most up-to-date list of dining establishments in our downtown community.

    If you are interested in visiting one of these establishments, please visit their websites, linked above, for updated hours.

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  • Downtown Shoppingplus or minus

    Alexander’s Spa & Salon
    Hair Care, Cosmetics, Gifts
    431 Lackawanna Ave.

    Amendolaro
    Gift Boutique
    412 Spruce St.


    Boden Outlet
    Clothing & Accessories for Women & Children
    542 Spruce St.


    Burlap & Bourbon
    Clothing, Accessories, Gifts
    530 Spruce St.

    Comics on the Green
    Comic Book Shop
    307 N. Washington Ave.

    The Daisy Collective
    Women’s Clothing Boutique
    328 Penn Ave.

    Embassy Vinyl
    Vintage Music Shop
    352 Adams Ave.

    Freedlove 
    Women’s Clothing Boutique
    532 Spruce St.

    The Giving Tree Wellness Center
    Wellness Boutique
    311 Penn Ave.

    Heaven & Earth Gift Shop 
    Gift Boutique
    400 Wyoming Ave. #100

    Lavish Body & Home
    Hair Care, Cosmetics, Women’s Apparel, & Home Goods
    200 Adams Ave.

    Noteology
    Custom Fragrances, Beauty & Cosmetics, Gifts
    401 Spruce St.

    The Pink Pedal
    Women’s Clothing & Accessories
    222 Wyoming Ave.

    Veloce Bikeworks 
    Bicycles, Cycling Accessories, Apparel
    120 Franklin Ave.


    Visit www.scrantontomorrow.org for the most up-to-date list of shops in our downtown community.

    If you are interested in visiting one of these establishments, please visit their websites, linked above, for updated hours.