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20 Can’t Miss Events in August

There’s So Much Summer Left to Enjoy


Get out there and make the most of it!

At this point, summer is in its home stretch. And there’s just no way you’ve eaten enough ice cream, watched enough baseball, or dined on enough patios. At this point, you’ve probably only been to one and don’t even get me started on your annual unfulfilled dream – “Guys, this year we’re totally go to the drive-in.” No more excuses. Get it done.

Slide into those trusty flip flops, and point your tan, little toes toward the sun. You still have a whole month to explore those last few hiking trails on your list. That also equates to a few weekends full of fishing and camping. Ignore those back-to-school ads and take the kids to a waterpark. Let them finish up their summer reading on a family road trip. Trust me. They’ll thank you for it.

August is all about slowing down and tightening our grip on these remaining perfect summer days. So, go ahead and spend more time than you should in the pool, or on the golf course. Ride that roller coaster ten more times, and scarf down a few extra fried favorites at the county fair.

Let us help you lock in the last of those sweet, summer memories. Check out our awesome events page, and take your pick from this can’t miss list.

Good Tunes, The Great Outdoors and a Little Kielbasa:

  • County Fair Season

    August — September

    There are few places where dinner consists of fresh-cut french fries, warm apple dumplings, cotton candy and popcorn, and no one bats an eye. That’s right. August is all about the county fair, and there are plenty of them going in NEPA all month long. Our handy list shows you where to find all the midway games, rides, live music, great food and so much more.

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  • Train, Goo Goo Dolls & Allen Stone

    Thursday, August 1

    The Pavilion at Montage welcomes you back to the late 90s and early 2000s with these alternative radio mega stars. Don’t miss the multi-platinum artists as they bring back some of their biggest hits.

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  • Scranton Jazz Festival

    Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4

    The historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel sets the stage for three days of toe-tapping jazz. Catch up with some of the world’s greatest jazz and blues artists on the covered patio or the indoor lounge.

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  • Time Warp – From Civil War to WWII

    Saturday, August 3

    Take a tour through this unique celebration of history at Eckley Miner’s Village.  Discover the importance of the homefront during wartime. Enjoy reenactors, live music, children’s activities, food and craft vendors and much more.

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  • 11th Annual Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run

    Sunday, August 4

    Lace up the old running shoes for this popular annual 5K. The beautiful campus at Misericordia University will host runners and walkers, refreshments, face painting, basket raffles and so much more.

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  • Tom Segura – Take It Down Tour

    Tuesday, August 6

    Make your way to Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center for a hilarious evening with one of the fastest rising stars in stand-up comedy.

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  • Universal Monster Mash

    Friday, August 9 & Saturday, August 10

    Experience old school creature features the way they were meant to be seen. Lehighton’s Mahoning Drive-In will be running four classic monster movies in all their beautiful, 35 mm glory.

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  • Plymouth Kielbasa Festival

    Friday, August 9 & Saturday, August 10

    Celebrate NEPA’s favorite sausage at this popular annual festival in Plymouth. Enjoy two days of live local music, 80 craft and food vendors and the famous kielbasa competition.

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  • Everyday People – Tribute to Sly & the Family Stone

    Sunday, August 11

    Dance to the Music at the legendary Mauch Chunk Opera House as this nationally renowned tribute experience brings out all of those classic rock, R&B, and funk hits of the 70s.

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  • Righteous Brothers

    Wednesday, August 14

    Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center continues its spectacular summer concert series with one of the greatest soul acts of the 60s. Look forward to timeless hits like Unchained Melody and You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.

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  • Florida Georgia Line, Dan and Shay & Morgan Wallen

    Friday, August 16

    Montage Mountain will be rockin’ as they welcome one of country music’s biggest bands. Join this popular duo and their special guests for an evening of favorites and then some.

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  • Pioneer Nights Block Party

    Wednesday, August 14 – Saturday, August 17

    Join the party in Downtown Carbondale and celebrate everything… well, Carbondale! Enjoy four days of delicious food, live music and games. And don’t miss the fireworks and the massive parade.

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  • Dam Release Whitewater Weekend

    Sunday, August 18

    Whitewater Rafting Adventures in Nesquehoning has a surefire method for beating the summer heat. Launch into the cool rapids of the mighty Lehigh River and after, enjoy a complimentary cookout.

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  • Family Yoga at Hillside Farms

    Tuesday, August 20

    Bring the kids and the yoga mats for this unique collaboration between the popular Hillside Farms in Trucksville and The Zen Barre. The classes introduce yoga and meditation in a family-friendly style.

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  • Party on the Patio – Draw the Line a Tribute to Aerosmith

    Thursday, August 22

    Rock out with this incredible Aerosmith tribute band on the racetrack apron at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy drink specials and delicious eats from popular food trucks.

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  • Night Zip & Climb

    Friday, August 23

    Climb through the treetops and soar through the starry Pocono sky at Blue Mountain Resort’s popular night time experience. You can also stop by the Slopeside Pub & Grill for a little live music and a drink.

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  • Saturday Pub Hang with Farmer Moofy’s Produce Stand

    Saturday, August 24

    If it’s Saturday, the party is on at Turkey Hill Brew Pub in Bloomsburg. Take your pick of the freshest fruit and veggies from Farmer Moofy’s Produce Stand. And don’t miss the brewery’s latest releases, food truck grub and patio games.

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  • The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show

    Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25

    Catch 2 days of intense, aerobatic action at the legendary Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. The popular air show will feature reenactments, aerial ballet, a microjet and so much more.

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  • Y Walk Wednesdays

    Wednesday, August 28

    Explore Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s most iconic, historical neighborhoods, and learn of the city’s efforts to create a more walkable downtown experience.

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  • Pocono Garlic Festival

    Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1

    Load your pockets with Altoids and head out to East Stroudsburg for this unique celebration of everyone’s favorite stinky food. Enjoy plenty of food vendors, live entertainment and a garlic eating contest.

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