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15 Can’t Miss Events in June 2019

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There’s so much going on this summer, you might even forget what the inside of your house looks like.

Finally, our long-awaited summer months are here. All over NEPA, people are flocking back to the parks and lakes. They’re making plans for outdoor concerts and festivals over drinks on the patio and rounds of golf. And when the night time fun is over, they’re hopping in their kayaks and canoes and heading down stream.

Don’t wait around for another summer to pass you by. Go fishing. Go camping. Meet up with friends after work for dinner al fresco. Play hooky and help the kids beat those lazy days with a waterpark adventure. Pack up the pups and restore the soul with a long forest hike. And don’t forget that there’s a ton of ice cream out there just waiting for you.

This is your summer. You’ve earned it. Get out there and lay claim to it. Stop for a quiet sunset, dangle your toes off a dock, slow down the pace, and, of course, share all your summer fun with us.

And just in case you should you find yourself stuck for something to do, check out our list of unmissable June events.

Fast Cars, Tribute Bands, Books, Pierogies and Much, Much More:

  • Schuylkill County Yoga and Wellness Festival

    Saturday, June 1

    Find your inner peace and a little more at this day-long yoga and wellness event in Schuylkill Haven. The peaceful Fieldwood Winery hosts yoga and fitness instructors, healthy food vendors and healers to name just a few.

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  • Ten Band – Tribute to Pearl Jam

    Saturday, June 1

    Check out this world-renowned Pearl Jam tribute band at the famous Mauch Chunk Opera House. With over 550 shows since 2003, this dedicated group has developed a unique show to please both super fans and casual listeners alike.

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  • Pocono 400

    Sunday, June 2

    Gear up for some high-speed NASCAR action at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. This storied race pits the biggest names behind the wheel against each other and the infamous Tricky Triangle.

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  • A Proud Monkey – Dave Matthews Band Tribute at PNC Field

    Thursday, June 6

    Head out to PNC Field for this one-of-a-kind stadium concert featuring one of the most passionate tribute bands. A Proud Monkey honorably replicates the Dave Matthews Band with an unforgettable, energetic stage show.

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  • Edwardsville Pierogi Festival

    Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8

    You couldn’t ask for a better summer combination than Polka and pierogi. Join the tasty fun at this two-day event in Edwardsville designed to honor everyone’s favorite NEPA treat. The festival features live entertainment, a pierogi parade and cook-off and so much more.

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  • Arts on Fire

    Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9

    Celebrate NEPA’s proud heritage of industrial art at this popular Scranton festival. Stop by the iconic Iron Furnaces for demonstrations in blacksmithing, glass blowing, stained glass and more. There will also be plenty of food, music and fun.

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  • 43rd Annual Book Sale

    Friday, June 14 — Saturday, June 22

    Stock up for that summer reading list at Wilkes-Barre’s Osterhout Free Library during their widely popular annual book sale. The week-long sale runs rain or shine under the big tent on the library’s covered patio.

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  • Broadway Celebration at The Shawnee Inn

    Sunday, June 16

    Enjoy an intimate performance from some of Broadway’s best at the famous Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. This exclusive, interactive show will bring many of your all-time favorite numbers to life and allow for off-the-cuff discussions with performers.

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  • 5th Annual Summer Solstice Cocktail Event

    Thursday, June 20

    Officially welcome the arrival of summer at this exciting fundraiser for the Lackawac Sanctuary. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company will host and evening of live entertainment, local food and libations.

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  • Milford Music Fest

    Friday, June 21 — Sunday, June 23

    Jam your way through quaint, downtown Milford during this free three-day festival. The annual celebration of local shopping, dining and music features dozens of musicians performing at various locations throughout town.

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  • RiverFest and Dragon Boat Races

    Friday, June 21 — Sunday, June 23

    It’s all about the beautiful Susquehanna River at this three-day event in Wilkes-Barre. The festival features children’s activities, music, nature programs and plenty of food. And don’t miss the famous festival-closing Dragon Boat Races.

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  • 5th Annual Strawberry Day 5K Run/Walk

    Saturday, June 22

    Hit the streets of Clarks Summit for this annual, family friendly run/walk hosted by the National Running Center. The day begins with a 5K Run/Walk on a street course and then a children’s fun run on a closed street.

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  • Party on the Patio – Parrot Beach A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet

    Thursday, June 27

    Head to Wilkes-Barre’s biggest free summer party series on the horse track apron at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Casino. The tribute band concert series continues every Thursday from June through August.

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  • Farmers Feast Wine Dinner

    Friday, June 28

    Celebrate Farmers Week with a spectacular farm to table dinner at Hawley’s famed Settlers Inn. Every course of this rustic, prix fixe menu will be expertly paired with a variety of wines.

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  • Mick’s Buzz Off for Cancer

    Saturday, June 29

    Get a close trim and support a great cause at this one-day event in Honesdale. The folks at Mick’s Barber Shop will be buzzing heads and beards to benefit the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. There will also be raffle prizes, music and plenty of good fun. Sponsorships and donations are also welcome.

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