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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 04.02.21

Celebrate Springtime with Easter Fun, Art Walks, Live Music & More

We’re cruising into the holiday weekend with tons of Easter activities. Hop onboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway for a ride on the Easter Bunny Train, where the Bunny himself will be there to meet and greet the kids. On Saturday, take the family to Tunkhannock for the Easter Egg Drive-By, or gather up some friends for the adults-only Easter Cork Hunt at Mountain View Vineyard in Stroudsburg. And skip all the cooking on Sunday, because The Settlers Inn in Hawley is serving a farm-to-table Easter Dinner.

The warm, sunny days mean that outdoor events are making a comeback. Spend the weekend at the horse races at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, or shop local at the Main Street Farmers Market in Honesdale. And take advantage of the longer days to stroll around at art walks like First Friday Hazleton and First Friday Scranton.

Kick back this weekend with some live, socially distant music. Jingo, the ultimate Santana tribute, will play all the legendary hits at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this Friday. On Saturday, Kol Steakhouse is hosting Jazz Fest Night with a New Orleans flair.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • Easter Bunny Trains

    April 2 & April 3 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

    All aboard for a fun, family-friendly ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe. The kids will get to meet the Easter Bunny, while parents can soak up the springtime scenery of the Pocono Mountains.

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  • First Friday Hazleton

    April 2 at 4 p.m.

    Kick off the weekend with this monthly art walk, which features exhibits, live music, performances and more. Discover the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene, and make sure to visit the local shops and restaurants downtown.

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  • First Friday Scranton

    April 2 at 5 p.m.

    Explore the Electric City’s creative side at this free, monthly art walk. Shops, restaurants and galleries throughout downtown Scranton will host art exhibits and live music all night long.

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  • Jingo (Music of Santana)

    April 2 at 8 p.m.

    Rock the night away at Mauch Chunk Opera House with Jingo, the ultimate Santana tribute. This seven-piece band will perform all the legendary hits and bring the Santana experience to life.

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  • Easter Egg Drive-By

    April 3 at 10 a.m.

    Take the kids for a ride down the bunny trail at Tunkhannock Area High School. Each child will receive a goodie bag, and three lucky winners will receive a certificate for a new bike. This safe, drive-thru event is hosted by the Tunkhannock Area Kiwanis Club.

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  • Easter Cork Hunt

    April 3 at 10 a.m.

    Even the grown-ups can join the Easter fun at Mountain View Vineyard in Stroudsburg. Relax with a glass of their award-winning wines, craft beers and small-batch spirits, then head out to the grounds to track down those hidden corks.

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  • Main Street Farmers Market

    April 3 at 11 a.m.

    Stock up for your Easter feast at this outdoor market at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale. You’ll find local produce, homemade baked goods, sustainable meats and more to fill your fridge. In case of inclement weather, the market will be indoors with capacity restrictions.

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  • Live Harness Racing

    April 3 at 12:30 p.m. & April 4 at 5 p.m.

    The horses are back at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre. Stop by all weekend to watch the thrilling live races, pick a winner and enjoy casino dining. The event includes free parking and free admission.

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  • Jazz Fest Night

    April 3 at 5 p.m.

    Kol Steakhouse in Carbondale is bringing a little bit of Louisiana tradition to NEPA. Jazz Fest Night includes an evening of New Orleans cuisine, Hurricane cocktails and live music. Reservations are suggested.

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  • Easter Dinner at The Settlers Inn

    April 4 at 11:30 a.m.

    This Easter, leave the cooking to The Settlers Inn in Hawley. They’re serving a prix fixe menu with delicious spread of seasonal, farm-to-table dishes. They’ll also have live music by Dan Bradley. Reservations are suggested.

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