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20 Can’t Miss Events in June 2022

Bring the Heat this June with 5Ks, Pirate Rafting Trips and Festivals & Fairs For All

It might be safe to finally say “It’s summer!” After May teased us with a warm day here and there, June is really bringing the heat (and we think it’s here to stay). In NEPA, summer means getting outside, enjoying delicious food & drinks, catching live entertainment and, most importantly, staying cool.

Now is the time to take advantage of the area’s beautiful parks with hikes and bike rides. Or get extra adventurous with whitewater rafting excursions and camping trips. And with festival season in full swing, you can find fair food and entertainment just about every weekend.

June is the perfect time to start checking items off your summer bucket list. Dine at a new restaurant with outdoor seating or try to hit every ice cream spot in the area. Sit front row on the Phoenix at Knoebels or run your first 5K. Even when you think you’ve done it all, NEPA always has new things to do to keep your list growing all summer long.

It’s time to make this the best summer yet and DiscoverNEPA is here to help. Search our comprehensive events calendar to keep up with June’s hottest events. And if you need a little inspiration, check out our list of can’t miss events.

June Events in NEPA

  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    June 1-5, 14-19, 28-30

    Nothing says summer like live RailRiders baseball. This New York Yankees affiliate team is home to future Yankee superstars. Grab your peanuts and crackerjacks and get to PNC Field for America’s favorite pastime.

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  • Lackawanna County Heritage Fair

    June 1-5

    The Lackawanna County Heritage Fair celebrates the county’s diverse food, culture and history at Montage Mountain. Rides, live entertainment and admission to the resort’s waterpark make this fair fun for the whole family.

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  • First Friday Scranton

    June 3

    Kick off summer at Scranton’s First Friday. Local artist and performers take over the downtown area with pop-up galleries and live performances at some of Scranton’s most popular restaurants and venues.

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  • NEPA Bluegrass Festival

    June 3-5

    Whether you prefer traditional or progressive bluegrass, the NEPA Bluegrass Festival brings the best of both worlds to Lazybrook Park. With a variety of acts, vendors, kids’ programs and more, you might need all three days to see everything the festival has to offer.

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  • Hiking Series

    June 3 & 16

    Join the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources in exploring the area’s beautiful parks, preserves and game lands. This month, the summer hiking series covers trails at Hickory Run State Park and Lehigh Gorge State Park.

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  • Strawberry Festival

    Every Weekend

    Lakeland Orchard & Cidery celebrates their 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival this summer. Join the orchard every weekend throughout the month to pick your own strawberries, try special strawberry treats and enjoy live entertainment.

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  • Pocono Pirate Rafting

    Every Weekend

    Invade the Lehigh River with the pirates of Pocono Whitewater Rafting. Round up your crew and conquer the rapids in your ship (whitewater raft) for an afternoon of adventure. Whether you battle other crews with water cannons or just enjoy your trip down the river, you’re sure to have the full pirate’s life experience.

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  • Pittston Second Friday Art Walk

    June 10

    Support local artists at Pittston City’s Second Friday Art Walk. Main Street comes alive with the help of music, pop-up galleries and vendors. And while you’re downtown, make sure to stop in your favorite shops and restaurants along the way.

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  • Edwardsville Pierogi Festival

    June 10 & 11

    Head to Edwardsville for an entire weekend dedicated to NEPA’s favorite Polish dumplings. With a parade, live entertainment and plenty of homemade pierogi to taste test, this festival has something for everyone.

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  • Poconos Triathlon Festival

    June 10-12

    Take a “racecation” at Lake Wallenpaupack with the help of the Poconos Triathlon Festival. Courses are challenging yet beautiful with scenic views of the lake and surrounding forests. With races of varying lengths, triathletes of different skill levels are welcome.

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  • Hometown Heroes 5K Run & Walk

    June 11

    Honor local first responders and veterans at the Hometown Heroes 5K. This race throughout Kirby Park raises funds for Camp Freedom in support of our local heroes and their families. Walk or run the route for a good cause.

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  • NEPA Yoga Festival

    June 11 & 12

    The NEPA Yoga Festival is back and better than ever for its 9th year at Montage Mountain. This weekend-long event features beginner and advanced yoga classes, guided meditations, live music and so much more. The festival is family-friendly with guests of all ages and abilities welcome.

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  • 5K Color Fun Walk/Run

    June 17

    Brighten NEPA while becoming a work of art yourself at the Street Art Society of NEPA’s 5K Color Walk & Run. This color run in Nesbitt Park raises funds for local murals and art installations across the area. Get running to keep NEPA bright and beautiful.

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  • The Great Tastes of PA Food & Wine Festival

    June 18 & 19

    Split Rock Resort hosts two days of fun-filled food and wine tastings at their 31st Annual Great Tastes of PA Festival. Featuring more than 30 wineries, a beer tent, food & craft vendors, live music, contests and more, this festival packs the whole weekend with delicious drinks and good eats.

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  • People's Picnic: A Juneteenth Event

    June 19

    Show your community some love at the People’s Picnic, a Juneteenth Celebration hosted by the Wilkes-Barre NAACP. Head to Coal Street Park for an afternoon of live music, vendors, games & contests, food and much more.

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  • Ice Cream Express

    June 24

    Hop on the Stourbridge Line for a sweet ride. This 2.5 hour round trip from Honesdale to Hawley offers incredible views of the Lackawaxen River Valley and, of course, a stop for some locally made ice cream.

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  • NEPA Horror Fest 2022

    June 25

    The spookiest summer celebration returns to the Circle Drive-In for a full day of horror. Between a flea market, performances from local bands and screenings of cult classic horror films, this festival brings both the scares and the fun.

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  • Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    June 25

    The Gamut Theatre presents its acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This classic Shakespeare comedy is the perfect show to experience under the stars. Head to Riverside Park for this iconic play and don’t forget your chair or blanket.

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  • PrideFest 2022

    June 26

    Celebrate diversity and equality at Wilkes-Barre’s PrideFest. This year, follow a parade route to Public Square where the party really kicks off. Come together with community and show some love.

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  • Mainline 5K

    June 26

    Test your toughness on the slopes of Montage Mountain in the Mainline 5K. This is the first of two races in the Black Diamond Running Series. Participants receive free admission to the Montage Mountain Waterpark at the race’s completion.

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