Enjoy Earth Day Celebrations, Intriguing Independent Films, Whitewater Adventures and More All Weekend Long
Step into the world of provocative, independent filmmaking from Thursday through Sunday at the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. Plan for a Saturday filled with adventure during Pocono Whitewater’s wild Big Day Out. Then, head to Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday or Sunday for some exciting Live Harness Racing.
Make your way to Lehighton’s Mahoning Drive-In on Friday and Saturday night for a little flashback of terror from the 80s. Keep Saturday afternoon clear for roller coasters and funnel cakes during the much-anticipated Opening Day at Knoebels in Elysburg. And don’t forget to pick up your farm-fresh goodies from Scranton’s South Side Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
Celebrate Earth Day by squeezing in some outdoor fun. Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville is letting the ladies play free all weekend long. Head to Nescopeck State Park on Saturday morning for their annual volunteer clean-up. Stop by Hillside Farms in Shavertown for an informative, Earth Day presentation in conjunction with students from Misericordia University. Get the kids in on the fun Sunday afternoon at Nay Aug Park in Scranton during Family Sidewalk Chalk Art Day.
Mark Your Calendars For:
Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
Thursday, April 22 through Sunday, April 25 at 8 a.m.
Head to the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe all week long for this celebrated independent film festival. Enjoy local, national and international film entries in several genres along with intriguing, curated discussions.
It Came From the 80’s
Friday, April 23 & Saturday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a frightful weekend of classic horror films from the 80s at the ever-popular Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton. Both Friday and Saturday feature three uniquely, terrifying films sure to leave you nervously chomping your popcorn.
Big Day Out
Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m.
Get your fill of outdoor adventure with an action-packed day on the trails and on the water at Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe. The event features a 23-mile bike ride on the D&L Rail Trail, a scenic hike and a wild whitewater rafting excursion. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Earth Day at Hillside Farms
Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at The Lands at Hillside Farms in Shavertown by joining their educational presentation in conjunction with students from Misericordia University. The free, all ages event will be held at Hillside’s Education Center.
Montage Mountain Brewfest
Saturday, April 24 at 4 p.m. / 8 p.m. & Sunday, April 25 at 4 p.m.
Get to Montage Mountain all weekend for their wildly popular, annual craft beer festival. The event features over 100 craft beers, tons of food, live music and vendors. Limited tickets are still available.
Ladies Weekend at Skirmish Paintball
Saturday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. & Sunday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
Ladies take over the map at Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville during this wild weekend of free paintball battle fun. Ladies play completely free all weekend. Ladies, 10 and up, must pre-register. Includes entry, gun, goggles and facemask rental, unlimited air fills and free parking.
Live Harness Racing
Saturday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 25 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.
South Side Farmers Market
Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m.
Pick up your fresh-baked bread, locally grown mushrooms, hard cider and so much more at this farmer’s market in Scranton. The market is currently operating by pick up only. Orders must be placed with vendors in advance. Vendors and ordering instructions are available on Facebook.