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20 Can’t Miss Events in March

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Spring is on the Horizon

March in NEPA is a month where you can experience winter’s lingering touch or catch a glimpse of the upcoming spring. As the region bids farewell to winter, it ushers in the anticipation of spring with lively events like St. Patrick’s Day parades. Regardless of the temperature swings, NEPA’s event scene ensures there’s something exciting for everyone.

Dive into our curated list of 20 must-attend events to make the most of this vibrant month. And if you’re still craving more, our comprehensive events calendar has you covered for an abundance of good times.

March Events in NEPA:

  • Mountainfest

    March 1 & 2

    Mountainfest is back and bigger than ever. Following the cardboard chaos, this two-day festival kicks off their live music lineup with the amazing Collective Soul performing songs from an award winning catalog of new and favorite hits! Saturday, making their way to the Mountainfest stage is multi-platinum superstars O.A.R., with The 502s opening the show!

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  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    March 1-2, 9, 13, 23, 30

    With spring right around the corner, hockey season is nearing its end. Don’t worry, you still have a few chances to root for the Pens at Mohegan Sun Arena. Catch matches against the Charlotte Checkers and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this month.

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  • Pittston City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    March 2

    The 11th Annual Parade is gearing up to be a great day in Pittston. With a number of pipe and drum bands and many community groups, the parade is guaranteed to make Irish eyes smile.

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  • Mac & Cheese Festival

    March 2

    The 7th annual Mac and Cheese Fest to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is returning for 2024 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds! Get ready to sample mac and cheese from some of your favorite local restaurants.

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  • Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade

    March 9

    Since 1962 the St. Patrick’s Parade Day Association of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has conducted this nationally acclaimed parade the weekend before the feast of St. Patrick. The “rite of spring” provides enormous stimulation for the young and young-at-heart.

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  • Spin-A-Thon

    March 9

    Join the Greater Pittston YMCA for Pedal For Pittston’s Y’s Children! This event is $25 per bike reservation with classes going every 45 minutes, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring local spin instructors.

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  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    March 10

    Join Skytop Lodge for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 10th from 9am-11am. This year they will be celebrating Easter early with a delicious breakfast buffet, photo-op with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt.

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  • Wilkes-Barre’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    March 10

    Mayor George C. Brown invites residents and visitors to celebrate the 44th St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at the intersection of South and South Main Streets. Participants will line up for the parade between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM in their designated areas.

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  • 2nd Annual Polar Plunge for Autism

    March 16

    Join Collaborative Autism Movement for their 2nd Annual Polar Plunge for Autism! Fun themed drinks, live music by AVL Karaoke and DJ Services, local celebrities, fire pits, cornhole, tricky trays, and so much more (even if you don’t want to plunge)!

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  • Dark Star Orchestra

    March 16

    Performing for over 20 years and over 3000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show.

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  • Pottsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    March 11

    The Pottsville St. Patrick’s Day parade, packed with over 50 performance groups, bands, entertainers, food trucks, and organizations, is March 16th and will be followed by many grand Irish parties throughout the downtown businesses and organizations.

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  • Gabriel Iglesias

    March 16

    Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful stand-up comedians, and he’s coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. He recently became the second highest grossing touring comedian and is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 1.1 billion views and over 25 million fans on social media.

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  • WVS Winter’s End 4.5 Mile Run

    March 17

    This event is the first race of the Wyoming Valley Striders 5th Annual Vince Wojnar Triple Crown and is open to the public. The race features a scenic rolling hills 4.5 mile course in the Lehman area near Penn State, Wilkes-Barre. Online registration will close Friday, March 15, 2024 at noon.

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  • Third Thursday – Jim Thorpe

    March 21

    Experience everything historic Jim Thorpe has to offer with extended retail hours, live music, and free parking during their Third Thursday events. As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to explore downtown Jim Thorpe.

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  • Annual Pond Skim

    March 23

    Break out your skis, snowboards, floaties, and crazy costumes for the annual Pond Skim event at Camelback Resort! They will be awarding the best skim, best costume and best splash with some amazing prizes.

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  • Brunch with the Easter Bunny

    March 23 & 24

    Join Cooper’s Seafood House for a delightful Easter brunch celebration with the Easter Bunny! There will be two seatings, both featuring an extensive All-You-Care-To-Enjoy buffet.

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  • Easter Egg Express

    March 23 – 24, 30

    Hop aboard the Easter Egg Express on The Stourbridge Line! Bring your basket and take a ride down the Bunny Trail to a special egg hunt! The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures at the egg hunt. All kids will get a special Easter gift for riding. The train will run rain or shine.

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  • Poconos Sober St. Patrick’s Day

    March 24

    Reclaim the day at the 1st Annual Poconos Sober St. Patrick’s Day! If you want to keep the celebration and party going after the parade, but a bar isn’t a good fit for you or you just want to celebrate Irish culture, join the Stroudsmoor Country Inn for dinner and live Irish music!

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