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20 Can’t Miss Events in July 2019

July is Jam Packed with Sweet Summer Fun

 

NEPA’s hottest month brings on a heat wave of awesome events.

We’re in the thick of it now. Summer is heating up. And in between ballgames and brewery tours, we’re jumping into lakes and slurping down milkshakes. Listen closely as that familiar summer soundtrack plays. Hear the flip flops smacking over hot pavement and the distant ping of a long ball at the little league.

NEPA summers truly are a thing to cherish. Take it all in. Soak up every minute of sunshine. Bring your furry best friends on a long weekend hike. Grab lunch at a local food truck, and take your pick of the summer harvest at the local farmers’ market.

Summer is all about filling your days with fun, and, in the evening, kicking back with a cool breeze and a setting sun. Find yourself a comfy deck bar – maybe one where beverages are served in buckets. Or, grab some friends and settle down for dinner on your favorite summer patio. Just don’t let it all pass you by.

And if you need a hand making the most of it, we got your back. Hit up our amazing events page or check out this fresh can’t miss list.

Music, Festivals, Food, Yoga, and Much, Much, More

  • NEPA Celebrates the 4th

    Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 6

    Pull out the lawn chairs, load the strollers up with snacks, and head out early to grab a prime spot at your favorite, local 4th of July celebration. Enjoy fantastic fireworks, patriotic parades and maybe even a scenic train ride. Just make sure you’re in the right place for that spectacular grand finale. Check out our list of local celebrations

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  • Outdoor Yoga at Hillside Farms

    Wednesday, July 3

    Pack up your yoga mat and get out to this iconic Trucksville farm every Wednesday through August. The farm and Zen Barre will offer an all levels, evening yoga class just outside the brand-new dairy barn.

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  • 36th Annual Bernie’s Memorial 3-Mile Run/Walk

    Thursday, July 4

    Join the Wilkes-Barre YMCA as they host this popular annual run/walk named in honor of their former Director. The run attracts nearly 700 participants along with families and friends. The day also includes a free fun run for kids 2-10 years old.

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  • Party on the Patio: Black Dog a Tribute to Led Zeppelin

    Thursday, July 4

    Rock out on the Fourth at the racetrack at Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains with this beloved Led Zeppelin Tribute band. There will be food trucks, drink specials and of course tons of casino fun.

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  • Kidz Bop

    Friday, July 5

    The Pavilion at Montage is bundling waterpark admission with tickets to this favorite kid’s concert event. This extensive live tour rolls out most of today’s pop music hits.

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  • Rohrbach’s Farm Lightning Bugs: Better Than Fireworks!

    Friday, July 5

    Watch the fireflies take to the night sky at this delightful Catawissa farm and market. Learn just how and why nature’s little flashlights work, and send them off in style at the planned release under the stars.

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  • Moonlight Rafting with Pocono Whitewater

    Saturday, July 6

    Get a look at the mighty Lehigh River during twilight hours on this exclusive trip with this adventure outfitter in Jim Thorpe. The guided trips also feature post paddle wine and s’mores.

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  • WWE Live Summer Slam Heatwave Tour

    Sunday, July 7

    Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena will be rumbling with high flying, turn buckle busting fun during this live wresting event. Catch all your favorite superstars as they square off against each other in an iconic six-man tag team match.

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  • Altitude 2019: Third Eye Blind/Jimmy Eat World & More

    Friday, July 12

    Save the date for this incredible show at the Pavilion at Montage. These long-time indie rock icons bring nearly three decades of their most popular hits to the stage in this wild summer tour.

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  • Briggs Farm Blues Festival

    Thursday, July 11 — Sunday, July 14

    Enjoy a family friendly dose of the blues at this famed festival in Nescopeck. For the 22nd year, international, national and regional blues bands will descend on the Brigg’s family farm for 4 days of great music, food and fun.

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  • Invasion of Normandy at Skirmish Paintball

    Friday, July 12

    Join over 4,000 players for the world’s largest paintball scenario game at this popular adventure outfitter in Albrightsville. The incredible 3-day event includes camping, a trade show, WWII reenactors in historically accurate gear and so much more.

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  • Rockin' the River -- Wilkes-Barre

    Friday, July 12, 19 & 26

    Pack up your picnic blanket and comfy camp chairs for this awesome summer concert series along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre. Three Fridays, six great bands, food trucks and plenty of beer provided by Susquehanna Brewing Company.

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  • NEPA Pride March to the Park

    Saturday, July 13

    Let your pride flag fly. Head to Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Park for this full day festival of food, entertainment, games and so much more. Join the march, sign up for the 5K run/walk, and don’t miss the famous drag show.

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  • Yuengling 190th Anniversary Summer Concert Celebration

    Saturday, July 13

    Celebrate nearly 190 years of making beer with America’s oldest brewery at this free concert in Pottsville. Enjoy live music on three stages, 100 food and craft vendors and two beer gardens.

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  • 98.5 KRZ Presents Summer Smash 2019

    Wednesday, July 19

    Kick off summer right with this incredible concert at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center. National acts Walk the Moon, In Real Life and others will bring their top hits to the popular summer party.

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  • Silversun Pickups

    Friday, July 19

    These indie rock superstars take the stage at Stroudsburg’s famed Sherman Theater. Catch their unique brand of rock n roll as they blend popular hits with deep album tracks for an unforgettable, semi-intimate show.

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  • Twilight on the Trail

    Saturday, July 20

    Leave the kids home and load up the bikes at this unique adult adventure on the Lehigh Gorge Trail in White Haven. Enjoy a 23-mile guided ride along the beautiful Lehigh River at sunset. Wine also awaits at the end of the trail.

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  • Uncorked: A Northern Pocono Wine and Spirits Festival

    Sunday, July 21

    Enjoy hand-selected wines and spirits from across NEPA at this favored Honesdale festival. The event will feature live music and plenty of food. All proceeds benefit The Cooperage Project and Lacawac Sanctuary.

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  • Peach Music Festival

    Thursday, July 25 — Sunday, July 28

    Settle in for the long haul at this 4-day rock and alternative music festival on Montage Mountain. Camping and “glamping” packages are available with ticket purchase. Early Bird Single Day tickets are available.

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  • Roots & Boots Tour: Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin

    Friday, July 26

    Slide on your cowboy boots for this incredible night of country music classics at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Join three of country’s biggest artists as they perform their most popular hits.

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  • Gander RV 400

    Sunday, July 28

    Catch your favorite NASCAR stars as they take on the famous “Tricky Triangle” in Long Pond. Enjoy racing action all weekend. Admission is free for children under 12.

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  • The Behavior of Light

    Wednesday, July 31 — Friday, August 2

    Grab a seat for the latest work from NEPA native and TONY nominated playwright, Douglas Carter Beane. His newest show will run for three nights in Scranton.

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