Hello, Spring! Welcome the Season with Hiking, Fishing and More Parades
Spring starts on Sunday, and what better way to celebrate than with a weekend of outdoor fun? Lackawanna State Park hikes into the new season with a 2-mile trek featuring beautiful springtime views. Hickory Run State Park introduces the art of fly fishing to beginners, just in time for warmer weather.
You can always find great live entertainment in throughout the area, and this weekend is no exception. Don’t miss the most epic Pink Floyd tribute band, Brit Floyd, as they hit the F.M. Kirby Center stage with an electrifying show. Catch Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root at the Milford Theater during a unique Uprooted Duo performance. And vote for your favorite act at the F.M. Kirby Center as they host Luzerne County’s Got Talent, the area’s very own talent competition.
The Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade is on for this weekend, with plenty of Irish fun for the whole family. Then, stick around for Scranton PorchFest where Electric City residents showcase art and put on performances from their front porches. Or start a new tradition in Schuylkill Haven, as floats and performers hit the streets for the borough’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hit the ice at the Mohegan Sun Arena with matches against Syracuse Crunch and Utica Comets. And runners take their marks at Penn State Wilkes-Barre for the chance to say goodbye to winter (and take home some prizes) at the Winter’s End 4.5 Mile Run.
Mark Your Calendars For:
Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20
Celebrate Scranton’s strong cultural history at PorchFest. The city-wide event, organized by Scranton Fringe and the Scranton Area Community Foundation, invites the whole community to participate by decorating or putting on performances from their front porches.
Introduction to Fly Fishing
Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Pick up a new hobby just in time for warm weather. Learn the art of fly fishing with the help of professionals at Hickory Run State Park. You’ll learn the basics of knot-tying and casting, all while having a good time. Equipment will be provided.
Scranton St. Patrick's Parade
Saturday, March 19 at 11:45 a.m.
Everyone is Irish on Scranton’s biggest day. The Electric City’s St. Patrick’s Parade packs enough festivities into one day to last the whole year. Between an early-morning mass, a 2-mile race and the parade itself, there is plenty of Irish fun to go around.
Schuylkill Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m.
Start a new St. Patrick’s Day tradition at Schuylkill Haven’s first annual parade. Local bands, marchers and festive floats will celebrate Irish heritage along a downtown parade route.
Uprooted Duo Show Feat. Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Swing by the Milford Theater to catch singer/songwriter and Rusted Root front man, Michael Glabicki for an evening of old favorites and new hits. Premium tickets include meet & greet, complimentary wine and light fare.
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