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20 Can’t Miss Events in June 2021

Welcome Back Summer in June with Outdoor Festivals, Baseball, Live Music, NASCAR and So Much More

Sweet summer days are back in NEPA. The skies are blue. The intoxicating aroma of BBQ wafts through the air. The clink of a baseball bat rings out from the neighborhood field. And, in the distance, children squeal with laughter as a grinning dad performs his signature cannonball (for the seventh time).

We just can’t get enough of this warm air and sunshine. And the longer days mean more time to spend outside. Let’s run down that summer to-do list, shall we? We’ve got rafting down a cool clear river and kayaking under the moonlight. There are more new hiking trails than we can count. We can’t forget about the picnic at the state park. Oh, and of course we’re going camping. We also have to play some golf and squeeze in a little fishing

Wait, there’s more? That’s right, farmer’s markets have started back up. Oh yeah, we planned that day trip, and that Knoebels trip, and that brewery trip. There’s also the train ride, the wine trail, the day at the pool… It’s gonna’ be a long summer. Thankfully, NEPA has so many awesome things to do.

Plan a whole season of summer fun using our comprehensive events page. And, if you need a little help getting started, look no further than this convenient can’t miss list.

June Events in NEPA

  • RailRiders at PNC Field

    All Month Long

    Head to PNC Field in Moosic to catch the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on their home turf. The team’s schedule features 12 home games in June. And don’t miss their full schedule of fan-favorite promotions.

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  • NEPA Bluegrass Festival

    June 3 – 6

    Stop by Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock for this weekend-long music festival featuring the best of NEPA’s local bluegrass scene. The event also includes food and craft vendors, kids programs and the opportunity to camp for the weekend.

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  • Summer Deck Parties

    June 3, 10, 17 & 24

    Summer heats up on the deck at Jim Thorpe’s iconic Penn’s Peak concert venue. Don’t miss a full month of Thursday night shows featuring the best in live, local music in a relaxed outdoor setting with no cover charge.

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  • Party on the Patio

    June 3, 10, 17 & 24

    The insanely popular outdoor concert series returns to Mohegan Sun Casino every Thursday night in June. Check out a new, extremely talented tribute band each week in the casino’s spacious, trackside setting.

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  • First Friday Scranton

    June 4

    Downtown Scranton comes alive the first Friday of each month during this festive celebration of the arts in the Electric City. Check out local art in some of the city’s best restaurants, shops and galleries. The event also features live music.

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  • Smoked in the Valley

    June 4

    Bring your appetite for delicious smoked meats to the Duryea VFW during this food-filled celebration of all things smoked – mainly bacon and BBQ. The event also features local vendors, food trucks and live entertainment.

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  • Midland Summer Vibes Biergarten

    June 5

    Montage Mountain Resorts has transformed their popular Midland Village into a summer biergarten. Stop by for live music, cold beer and cocktails, axe throwing and other games and, of course plenty of food.

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  • Milford Farmer’s Market

    June 6

    Head to the far eastern edge of NEPA for this popular Sunday farmer’s market in quaint Milford. Peruse dozens of local vendors offering everything from fresh produce and honey to eggs, baked goods and so much more. The market also features live music.

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  • Pittston City Second Friday Art Walk

    June 11

    Experience the unique energy of Main Street in Pittston City during this celebration of local art, local business and local dining. Visit downtown galleries, restaurants and shops and enjoy live, local entertainment.

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  • Free Outdoor Summer Concerts

    June 11

    Enjoy a little live music outside the Scranton Cultural Center all summer long. The free, public event features a cash bar, light fare and plenty of space to spread out. The series kicks off with local reggae superstars, Young Lion.

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  • NEPA Horror Film Fest & Scranton Punk Rock Flea + Zinefest

    June 12

    Head to Dickson City’s Circle Drive-In for this full-day festival celebrating classic horror films, local art, zines and a full lineup of live music. The festival also features the popular Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market.

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  • Out Back at Karl Hall

    June 13

    Catch the second concert of this summer-long, live, outdoor music series at Wilkes-Barre’s premier concert venue, Karl Hall. The June show features Bret Alexander & Friends with special guest Ellie Rose.

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  • Sunsets on South Main

    June 17

    Wilkes-Barre’s Diamond City Partnership hosts this popular happy hour event in the Midtown Village section of Downtown. The event will feature live music, pop-up shops, local dining and more.

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  • NEPA Yoga Festival

    June 19 & 20

    Grab your mats and get to Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton for their 8th annual yoga festival. Enjoy yoga, meditation, music, hiking, wellness discussions, inspirational talks, social gatherings, kid’s yoga and so much more.

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  • The Great Tastes of PA Wine & Food Festival

    June 19 & 20

    Stop by Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony for two days of Pennsylvania wine paired with delectable delights and two stages of live entertainment. The festival also features local craft and food vendors.

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  • Live Music at Lakeland Orchard

    June 19, 20, 26 & 27

    Plan a weekend visit to Lakeland Orchard in Scott Twp. to check out their outdoor live music series. Squeeze in a little axe throwing, their signature cider, plenty of food and other fun picnic style games.

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  • Tamaqua Summerfest

    June 20

    Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the Tamaqua Train Station with a visit to this fun-filled summer festival. Enjoy steam train rides, live music, craft vendors, children’s activities, a car show, plenty of food and more.

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  • NEPA Sings

    June 24

    Make your way down to the Garden Drive-In in Hunlock Creek for this exclusive viewing party in celebration talented, local singers. The event also features food trucks, and benefits CASA of Luzerne County.

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  • Summer Beer Fest

    June 26

    Sip your way through a wide selection of local, craft brews at this popular, outdoor beer festival hosted by the iconic Skytop Lodge. Enjoy cold beers, lawn games and a variety of beer-friendly cuisine. Entry includes a keepsake glass.

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  • NASCAR Cup Series Doubleheader

    June 26 & 27

    Spend a weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond for two days of NASCAR Cup racing action. Watch your favorite drivers take on the “Tricky Triangle.” Multi-day ticket bundles, single race tickets and camping tickets available.

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Round up the whole family for some early summer fun in NEPA. Check out our incredible list of family fun in June.

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