Summer Events in the Scranton Area Offer Everything Under the Sun

Summer days are long, but the time is short. Make the most of every minute! There are so many events and activities for just about every interest. From live music and theatre to historic tours and art events­- find what speaks to you. Make Hotel Anthracite your headquarters for summer fun. Memories are made when you enjoy a care-free stay with everything you need to make you feel at home. Browse these upcoming summer events and then download our Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide to find even more ways to enhance your getaway to the Scranton, PA area.

JUNE

Courtesy NEPA Rail Trail Council Facebook

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Biking Wednesdays, take part in a group pedal along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

June 6, Mountain View Garden Club Plant Exchange & Marketplace, featuring perennials for sale, gardening equipment, maple syrup, honey, garden items, jewelry and more. Clifford Twp. Community Center, Clifford.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28, Walking Mondays, join in a guided stroll along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

June 9, Rock Out, in every way, from rock painting to rock star karaoke and rock, paper scissors tournament and of course rock and roll music. Main St., Forest City.

June 12, Open-Air Summer Marketplace, a variety of artisans and crafters fill Memorial Park in  Carbondale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 12, Second Saturdays Trail Yoga, hike to a scenic spot on the D & H Rail Trail for an instructor led yoga session.

June 19, Art, Wine Tasting & Antiques in the Park, a variety of artists and antique dealers show and sell their wares in Carbondale’s Memorial Park.

June 19-20, NEPA Yoga Festival, the largest yoga event in NEPA  features over 40 offerings throughout the weekend including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, wellness talks, inspirational talks, social gatherings, kids’ yoga and more! Montage Mountain Resort, Moosic.

June 19-July 25, Strawberry Festival, walk the rolling fields to pick your own strawberries then enjoy a bounty of strawberry food and drink. Lakeland Orchard & Cidery, Scott Twp.

June 19, Subtronics takes the stage at Toyota Pavilion at Montage with his high energy sets showcasing a range of technical skills.

June 19, Yoga in the Park, 1 p.m., strike your flow yoga pose along Silver Creek followed by a hike. Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks.

June 20, The Market at Kennedy Park hosts over 70 vendors for a day filled with shopping, food and music in Forest City.

June 25, Doggie Hike, bring along your canine companion for a guided hike in Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks.

June 26, Scranton Mac & Cheese Festival, top chefs, food trucks and food vendors offer over 30 varieties of mac and cheese to sample. The festival on Montage Mountain also features live entertainment, craft beer, wines and cider.

June 30-July 2, Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical mash up of iconic fairytales is staged at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

June 30-July 3, Ragtime, the Broadway musical is part of the 2021 Scranton Shakespeare Festival stages with the Scranton Iron Furnaces as a dramatic backdrop.

JULY

Courtesy City of Carbondale Facebook

July 1-4, The Peach Music Festival, an alt-rock music festival that also features a large selection of food and craft stalls from local and national vendors. Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

July 2, Independence Day Celebration, get a front row seat for Carbondale’s 4th of July Fireworks display while you enjoy food and drink specials along with live music. Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale.

July 3, All American Music, performance by acoustic guitarist Greg Neff. Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks.

July 5, Montrose July 4th Celebration, festivities on the Village Green include over 125 fine arts and crafts vendors, Patriotic Parade, food, chicken barbecue and a giant firework display.

July 5, Jessup Family Day Celebration, enjoy old-fashioned summer fun at Jessup Memorial Field with entertainment, food booths, children’s activities and fireworks at dark.

July 5,12, 19 & 26, Walking Mondays, join in a guided stroll along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

July 7, 14, 21 & 28, Biking Wednesdays, take part in a group pedal along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

July 8-10, Camp Bisco, three-day music festival features the likes of; Lotus, San Holo, Subtronics, G Jones, TroyBoi and Shpongle (Simon Posford live) backed by The Disco Biscuits. Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

July 9-11, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s quintessential summer sunset comedy staged at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

July 10, Lavender Festival, celebrate all things lavender at Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center in Montrose. Sample homemade lavender goodies in ice cream, cookies, lemonade, coffee and chocolate! Festivities also include live entertainment and lavender products.

July 10, Second Saturdays Trail Yoga, hike to a scenic spot on the D & H Rail Trail for an instructor led yoga session.

July 18, The Market at Kennedy Park hosts over 70 vendors for a day filled with shopping, food and music in Forest City.

July 21, Scranton Taco & Margarita Fest, taste the variety of tacos and related food items from some of the area’s best restaurants. Circle Drive-In, Dickson City.

July 23-25, Hamlet, a bold, fresh production of Shakespeare’s most iconic work staged at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

July 24, Patron Dinner, celebrate National Tequila Day with a prix fixe dinner paired with a different Patron for each course. Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale.

July 24-25 Wild West Town, Old Mill Village in New Milford turns into a frontier town depicting  the history and heritage of the American cowboy.

July 28-29, Conversion Rate, world premier of Sergei Burbank’s new drama staged at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

July 29-31, Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Co. Annual Picnic, the scenic picnic grounds  in Clifford overflow with 22 food booths, live entertainment, chainsaw carving games and old-fashioned kiddie rides including the train from the former Rocky Glen Amusement Park. There’s a huge fireman’s parade on Thursday evening and fireworks on Saturday night.

July 29-Sept. 6, Sunflower Festival, walk through fields filled with 15 varieties of sunflowers, pick your own bouquet, enjoy fun farm activities, food and entertainment at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery, Scott Twp.

July 31, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s quintessential summer sunset comedy staged at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

July 31, Ragtime, the Broadway musical is part of the 2021 Scranton Shakespeare Festival stages with the Scranton Iron Furnaces as a dramatic backdrop.

AUGUST

Courtesy Harford Fair Facebook

Aug 1, Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical mash up of iconic fairytales is staged at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Walking Mondays, join in a guided stroll along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

Aug 4, 11, 18 & 25, Biking Wednesdays, take part in a group pedal along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

Aug 14, Korn & Staind,  a night of hard-core rock and metal. Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

Aug 14, Second Saturdays Trail Yoga, hike to a scenic spot on the D & H Rail Trail for an instructor led yoga session.

Aug 15, The Market at Kennedy Park hosts over 70 vendors for a day filled with shopping, food and music in Forest City.

Aug 16-21, 162nd Harford Fair, featuring a midway full of rides, agricultural displays, grandstand shows,  fair food, games, arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, rodeo and more.

Aug 18-21 Pioneer Nights Block Party, the area around City Hall and Memorial Park fills with a variety of food and drink vendors, plus there’s live entertainment, games and children’s activities. Saturday festivities are marked with a large and lively parade through downtown.

Aug 27-28, Electric City Classic, two-day race and competitions for professional and amateur cyclists throughout downtown Scranton.

Sept 3-6, La Festa Italiana, over 80 vendors fill Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton offering Italian food, crafts and gifts, live entertainment on multiple stages, children’s games and activities.

 

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Come for the events in the Scranton area and combine your summer fun with our Perfect Culinary Getaway Package. After a day out-and-about enjoy and exceptional meal at Kol Steakhouse and relax in a comfortably sophisticated guest room. Check availability and book online.