10 Must Attend Spring Events Near Scranton

Family walking hand in hand at a parkSpring in the Carbondale area ushers in a host of activities and events sure to quell that pent-up cabin fever. There’s something for everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts and foodies to history buffs and family fun seekers on our list of 10 must attend spring events near Scranton. Hotel Anthracite puts you front and center for all the action. Enjoy all the area has to offer, then recharge in the comfort and luxury of your guest room. For even more ideas on things to do, download our Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide.


Maple Tour/Open House
March 20-21

Visit Burke’s Maple Farm in Carbondale to see how they harvest and produce their product from sap to table. Sample maple goodies and browse a selection of vendors. Noon-5 p.m.


Second Saturdays Trail Yoga
April 10

Meet at 10 a.m. at the D & H Rail Trail Trailhead in Union Dale and hike to a beautiful spot for an instructor-led slow, meditative yoga session.

The Market at Kennedy Park
April 18

Kennedy Park in Forest City hots a wide selection of vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment and food. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Spring Craft Fair
May 1

Shop offerings from local artisans at Ladore Retreat and Conference Center in Waymart. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Home Opener
May 11

The New York Yankees Triple A Affiliate kicks off their 2021 season at PNC Field against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. The team will play 60 games at home in Moosic this year.

Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival
May 15

Enjoy samplings from numerous regional wineries and a local chocolate maker. The open-air event fills Chestnut Street in downtown Montrose with live music, food, arts and crafts, demonstrations and more.

Memorial Day Weekend Car Show
May 24

Members of Coal Crackers Cruisers bring their antique, classic and street rods to The Hotel Anthracite. Check out the cars at the Memorial Day Weekend Car Show from 2-6 p.m. while enjoying music, raffles, door prizes, food and drink. Rain date is May 25.


LRCA Riverfest
2021 Date TBA

You can paddle the Lackawanna River or just participate in the celebration. Canoes launch from Maslyar Park in Archbald and Blakely Borough Recreational Complex to the finish line at Sweeney Beach in Scranton. A full-day of activities includes music, food, drink, educational and environmental displays plus arts and crafts vendors.

St. Ubaldo Race of the Saints
Cancelled for 2021 

A tradition in nearby Jessup since 1909. Immigrants from Gubbio, Italy brought the cultural celebration to their new hometown. Witness the time-honored, colorful procession and the festivities that follow.

Lackawanna County Heritage Fair
2021 Date TBA
Montage Mountain in Scranton serves as the fairgrounds for this annual event. Festivities include rides, ethnic foods, craft vendors and live entertainment.


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Stay at Hotel Anthracite During Your Visit to Carbondale
At the end of the day unwind with a cocktail in the bar, which is the perfect prelude to an unforgettable meal at our own Kol Steakhouse. Make plans to visit  and enjoy the host of events near Scranton. Book your stay with us today.