Family walking hand in hand at a park

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.


May 27-June 25, Strawberry Festival, walk the rolling fields to pick your own strawberries then enjoy a bounty of strawberry food and drink, farm activities and attractions. Lakeland Orchard & Cidery, Scott Twp.

June 1-4, Lackawanna County Heritage Fair, kick off the summer season with classic midway rides, fabulous fair food and an array of vendors at Montage Mountain.

June 4, 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.

Rail Trail Yoga
Courtesy NEPA Rail Trail Council Facebook

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

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

June 8, Paddle & Pinot Thursdays, enjoy a one-hour kayak or SUP around the lake at Aylesworth Park in Jermyn then relax with a glass of wine on the banks of the Lackawanna River at Riverview Winery.

June 10, Archery for Beginners, learn the basics of archery, one of the fastest growing sports today at Salt Springs Park in Franklin Forks. Equipment is provided.

June 10, Electric City Flower Show, stroll Scranton’s Nay Aug Park to view the offerings from more than 50 gardening, craft and artisan vendors.

June 10, Carbondale Outdoor Adventure Train, hop on board with your bike at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton. Ride the rails to Carbondale, then enjoy an 11-mile bike ride along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to Olyphant. Re-board the train for the return trip to Scranton.

June 10-11, 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 17, Craft 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 17, Twitter, Tweets and Bird Talk, take a guided walk through Salt Springs Park Franklin Forks and learn how to identify birds by call and sight.

June 17, NEPA HorrorFest, a day of horror and cult films on the big screen at Circle-Drive In, Dickson City. Also enjoy live music acts, celebrity meet and greets, food trucks and more.

June 24, Family Fun Day, a day full of games and summer activities fills Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township.

June 29-July 2, 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.

June 29-July 23, Summer Fest, enjoy three weekends of lumberjack shows, tastings from local wineries and breweries, live music, farm activities and attractions, plus a heaping helping of blueberry-centric foods. Lakeland Orchard & Cidery, Scott Twp.


July 1, Rooftop Music with Jeffrey James Band, one of NEPA’s favorite groups performs on top of Hotel Anthracite’s parking garage. Enjoy food and drink specials followed by Carbondale’s Fourth of July fireworks display.

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

July 3, Scrantastic Spectacular Fireworks Celebration, enjoy food, games and a live performance by Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic on Courthouse Square in Scranton. A giant fireworks display caps off the festivities.

Pioneer Nights
Courtesy City of Carbondale Facebook

July 4, 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 3,10, 17, 24 & 31, Walking Mondays, join in a guided stroll along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale.

July 5, 12, 19 & 26, Biking Wednesdays, take part in a group pedal along the D & H Rail-Trail in Union Dale..

July 9, 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 13, Carbondale Concerts, 7-9 p.m., bring a blanket or chair and listen to Brass Reflections perform in Memorial Park.

July 15, The Office Fest, celebrate the hit TV show, “The Office” at Circle Drive-In, Dickson City. Enjoy The Office bingo, scavenger hunt, trivia, a cocktail hour with drink specials, and even Cafe Disco.

July 16, The Market at Kennedy Park hosts over 70 vendors for a day filled with shopping, food and music in Forest City.

July 20, Carbondale Concerts, 7-9 p.m., bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music by Riptide in Memorial Park.

July 27, Carbondale Concerts, 7-9 p.m., Critchley Brothers performs in Memorial Park. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music.

July 27-29, 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 27-August 27, Blooms & Butterflies, everything’s coming up sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons and more at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery. Strool through endless field of blossoming flowers, cut your own bouqet, stop for photo ops, pick your own veggies and enjoy plenty of farm activities, attractions and fair food.


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

Aug. 4-5, Montrose Blueberry Festival, enjoy blueberry everything, from ice cream and pies to pizza! There will also be music, craft vendors, a book sale and more on the Village Green in Montrose.

Aug. 4-6, Scranton Jazz Festival, Reminiscent of a New Orleans-style festival, performances from numerous musicians will be held at multiple venues throughout downtown Scranton.

Harford Fair
Courtesy Harford Fair Facebook

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

Aug 14-19, 165th Harford Fair, featuring a midway full of rides, agricultural displays, grandstand shows,  fair food, games, arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, rodeo and more.

Aug 16-19 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. 19, Irish River Fest, enjoy sn afternoon of live music, food, raffles, bagpipers, and family-friendly activities at Sweeney Beach in Scranton.

Aug 19-20, Electric City Classic, two-day race and competitions for professional and amateur cyclists throughout downtown Scranton.

Sept 1-4, 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.

Stay in the Center of it All

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 Grill and relax in a comfortably sophisticated guest room. Check availability and book online.

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