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.

Yoga Hike on the D&H Rail Trail
April 11

Meet at noon and hike from Simpson to a beautiful spot on the Lackawanna River for an instructor-led slow, meditative yoga session.

Earth Day Celebration Sunrise HIke
April 22

Join in a hike on the D&H Rail Trail  in Union Dale at dawn. The hour-long guided walk will include discussions about the importance of maintaining a healthy Earth and practices you can implement to make a difference to help the environment.

LRCA Riverfest
May 9

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.

Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival
May 16

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.

Armed Forces Day Parade
May 16

Every branch of the U.S. military is honored at this event in downtown Scranton. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from the Gino Merli Center. Participants include marching bands, military vehicles and equipment, veterans’ organizations, police and fire units.

Spring Farm Festival
May 23

Old Mill Village in New Milford celebrates the region’s farming heritage. Demonstrations and discussions explore topics such as beekeeping, soap making, cheese making, food preservation, maple syrup production, sheep and goat husbandry, gardening and weaving. Discover early techniques as well as modern methods of living off the land.

St. Ubaldo Race of the Saints
May 23

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.

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.

Lackawanna County Heritage Fair
May 27-31
Montage Mountain in Scranton serves as the fairgrounds for this annual event. Festivities include rides, ethnic foods, craft vendors and live entertainment.

Black Powder Rendezvous
June 13

Primitive encampments, shooting competitions and early survival skill demonstrations bring to life the days of America’s pioneers. The day-long event at Old Mill Village in New Milford also features colonial era fun and games.

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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.