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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 05.06.22

Kick Off May with Outdoor Excursions, Spring Festivals & Mother's Day Celebrations

Kick off this first May weekend with a bit of outdoor fun. Catch a glimpse of rare spring migrants at Nescopeck State Park with a guided Morning Bird Walk. Or walk for a good cause at the 25th Annual Candy’s Place Walk, benefitting the organization’s research efforts. If you prefer cycling, the Jim Thorpe Bike Train is back for another season of scenic rides through Lehigh Gorge.

Festival season is upon us. Downtown Scranton holds its monthly First Friday, spotlighting local artists and musicians throughout the city’s most popular spots. And Montage Mountain hosts Pennsylvania’s world class wineries for the Spring Wine Festival.

A variety of live acts hit NEPA stages this weekend. Prepare for an evening of side-splitting laughs when Nikki Glaser brings her nationwide tour to the F.M. Kirby Center. Limp Bizkit is “Rollin'” to the Mohegan Sun Arena with their “Still Sucks” Tour. And, of course, don’t miss the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on the ice as they open a best of three playoff series on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Of course, you can’t forget to celebrate mom this Sunday (or any day, for that matter). Before brunch, sneak away for a Mother’s Day Hike at Bear Creek Preserve, an outdoor excursion solely for the ladies. Then head to one of the area’s hottest restaurants for a special Mother’s Day meal fit for a queen.

Mark Your Calendar For:

  • First Friday Scranton

    Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m.

    Art of various mediums fills Downtown Scranton every First Friday. Stroll the Electric City streets to catch galleries and live shows in some of the area’s most popular restaurants, businesses and cafés.

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  • One Night with Nikki Glaser

    Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

    Grab your tickets and head to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for a hilarious evening with one of the most daring minds in stand-up. The veteran comic brings her unflinching honesty and razor-sharp with to the stage for one night only.

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  • Nescopeck State Park - Things to Do - DiscoverNEPA

    Morning Bird Walk

    Saturday, May 7 at 8 a.m.

    Conservationist Dave Kruel takes a few early birds on a morning birdwatching walk through Nescopeck State Park. Both experts and beginners are welcome to participate in the search for spring migrants. Be sure to register in advance.

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  • 25th Annual Candy's Place Walk

    Saturday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m.

    Get outside, enjoy a little sunshine and help to raise funds and awareness for a great local cause. The 25th annual 2-mile walk in Forty Fort benefits Candy’s Place and concludes with a Mother’s Day flower sale, entertainment by DJ Joe Hussey and facility tours.

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  • Bike Train

    Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 at 9 a.m. & 12 p.m.

    Springtime means the return of the Bike Train. Sponsored by Pocono Biking, this scenic route continues to be a hit year after year. Board the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe for a relaxing ride to the small town of White Haven. From there, cycle at your own pace along the picturesque 25-mile Lehigh Gorge Trail.

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  • Spring Wine Festival

    Saturday, May 7 at 12 p.m. & 5 p.m.

    Sample delicious wines and tasty treats, shop local vendors and catch live music at the Spring Wine Festival. Montage Mountain hosts some of Pennsylvania’s best wineries for an afternoon of springtime fun.

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  • Limp Bizkit "Still Sucks" Tour

    Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

    Rock out at the Mohegan Sun Arena with Limp Bizkit. The band’s original members reunite for the “Still Sucks” Tour to perform their biggest hits. Headbanging is highly encouraged.

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  • Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins - Spectator Sports - DiscoverNEPA

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Playoff Series

    Friday, May 6 at 7:05 p.m.

    Head to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre to catch the Baby Penguins as they take on rival Hershey Bears in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. If necessary, they’ll be back for the decisive game 3 on Monday.

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  • Mother's Day Hike at Bear Creek Preserve

    Sunday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m.

    Kick off Mother’s Day celebrations with a bit of fresh air. This laidback women’s hike at the Bear Creek Preserve is the perfect chance to unwind before the day’s festivities commence. Women of all skill levels are encouraged to join.

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  • Mother's Day Celebrations

    Sunday, May 8

    Treat mom like a queen this Mother’s Day at one of her favorite NEPA restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a sweet brunch or a delicious buffet, there are plenty of options to give mom her perfect day.

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