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Family Fun in May 2021

Summertime Fun Is Finally Making a Comeback

Sure, it’s still technically spring, but here in NEPA, we’re already in a summer state of mind. All it takes is the sound of a roaring rollercoaster and a cone from the local ice cream stand to get us dreaming of vacation time.

NEPA’s warm-weather attractions are already opening back up for the season, from our thrilling amusement parks to our retro drive-in theaters. Before you know it, you’ll be racing down the slides at NEPA’s waterparks and watching baseball games under the lights. And we can’t forget about the endless outdoor adventures, like whitewater rafting, family hikes, camping trips and more.

Don’t wait till the end of the school year to get started on that summer bucket list. Gather up the kids and start exploring these fun, close-to-home activities that the whole family will love. And make sure to check out our events calendar for safe, socially distant events all month long.

Fun Events for the Whole Family:

  • May Yoga Day

    May 1

    Find your inner Zen at the Wyoming Valley JCC Camp in Dallas. This family yoga day will include classes by Nearme Yoga, meditation sessions, slacklining, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. While you’re there, check out local vendors and nature trails. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

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  • 27th Annual Fred Ciotti Memorial Color Run for Autism Awareness

    May 1

    Getting messy is half the fun at this family-friendly run/walk at the Greater Carbondale YMCA. This “fun run” offers three different distances: one mile, two miles or a 5K.  Proceeds benefit the Y’s autism support programs.

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  • Alpha GeekCon21

    May 1 & May 2

    Join the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds for two days of sci-fi, fantasy, gaming and more (with an educational twist). Geek out with family-friendly crafts, video games, board games, workshops and more.

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  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Home Games

    May 1, May 5 & May 8

    Hockey season is drawing to a close at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Pens only have three home games left, so don’t miss out on the action. They’ll play the Hershey Bears on May 1 and the Binghamton Devils on May 5 and 8. Tickets are on sale to the public, and capacity is limited.

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  • Fairy Tale Brunch

    May 1, May 8, May 15 & May 29

    The kids can meet and greet their favorite characters at The Ritz Theater in Scranton. Special guests include princesses, Mary Poppins and Peter Pan. They’ll also have performances, crafts, photo ops, sing-a-longs and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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  • Burn the Jukebox LIVE

    May 1 & May 22

    Bring the kids to Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit and stick around for a concert from Burn the Jukebox. This local teen band will play a family-friendly set of pop and rock hits. Their members have performed on Broadway and appeared on several TV shows.

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  • Opening Day at Safari Farm Petting Zoo

    May 8

    Safari Farm in Lake Ariel is home to kangaroos, camels, zebras, reptiles and so much more. Come meet their friendly farm animals and learn all about their cool, exotic creatures on opening day.

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  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Home Opener

    May 11

    Baseball is back at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders, NEPA’s Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are taking on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the first home game of the season. Stick around afterwards for the post-game fireworks.

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  • Kid Approved Parents’ Night Out

    May 21

    Camp Orchard Hill in Dallas is hosting a night of pizza, games and fun for children ages 4-13. The kids will have a blast while you get some well-deserved “me time.” Health screenings are required at check-in.

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  • Kids Nature Walk

    May 22

    Kids ages 6-12 can spend the day exploring the woods at Frances Slocum State Park in Wyoming. They’ll learn about NEPA’s plants and animals (and hopefully spot some along the way).

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  • Earth Camp: Weekend Whimsy Edition

    May 22

    Kids ages 5-14 can join this one-day mini camp at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Dalton. This month’s theme is “Outdoor Play in May” with games, sports, scavenger hunts and more. And of course, they’ll get to meet some animal friends.

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  • Disney’s Escape to Witch Mountain ‘75

    May 23

    The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton is bringing childhood favorites back to the big screen with their Discount Disney Nights. Park the car, munch on some popcorn and settle in for a showing of the classic fantasy film, Escape to Witch Mountain.

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  • Kozmo’s Koin Dive

    May 29

    Come be the first to take a dip in the 900,000-gallon Crystal Pool at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Kids ages 5-12 could get the chance to dive in and search for “koins” on opening day.

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  • Montage Mountain Waterpark Opening Weekend

    May 29 – May 31

    Dive in to summer fun at Montage Mountain in Scranton! The waterpark opens for the season on Memorial Day Weekend. Kids (and parents too) can ride the waterslides, splash in the wave pool and relax in the lazy river all weekend long.

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  • Electric City Trolley Excursions

    Every Thursday Through Sunday

    All aboard! Take a trolley ride around Scranton on this safe, socially distanced excursion. Make sure to stop at the museum to learn more about the Electric City’s rich past.

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The kids don’t get to have all the fun. For even more events, check out our May Can’t Miss List.

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