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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 05.24.19

Memorial Day Weekend Edition -- Festivals, Waterparks, Whitewater and So Much More

Make a splash this Saturday on opening day for the Waterpark at Montage Mountain. Ride the wild waves, lounge in the lazy river or test your courage on The Tornado. Also on Saturday, Join the folks at Skirmish Paintball for Paddles and Battles. Enjoy two adventures for the price of one with rafting in the afternoon and paintball in the evening. See the Lehigh River a little differently with a twilight cruise during Pocono Whitewater’s Big Night Out.

Dust off the running shoes and dash through the streets during the Clarks Summit Patriot Mile on Saturday. The one-mile race concludes with an awards ceremony and after party and all participants receive a free drinking glass. Keep on trotting at Jessup’s famous Saint Ubaldo Day Running of the Saints. This Saturday event is a local tradition shared only by sister city Gubbio, Italy. After all that running, chill out with a little free Riverfront Yoga at Wilkes-Barre’s River Commons.

Get your fill of great music, fun and food at this weekend’s festivals. Rock out on Friday at the Sherman Theater’s Muddfest 2019. Celebrate electronic tunes, art and wild performances all weekend at Lakewood’s Elements Music & Arts Festival. The Mahoning Drive-In brings you three nights of terror with Zombie Fest V. And don’t miss a full weekend of food, rides and games at the Jessup Hose Company #2 Carnival.

Take advantage of the warm weather and head to Galen Glen Winery for Food Truck Friday. This weekend at the winery features an east/west fusion with perfectly pairable snacks and wine. And of course, it’s not Memorial Day without a BBQ. Join American Grill in Exeter on Monday for their Memorial Day Car & Truck Show. The event will also feature delicious BBQ, basket raffles and live music.

Mark your calendars for:

  • Food Truck Friday At Galen Glen

    Pair tasty Pennsylvania wines and east meets west fusion snacks at this favorite Andreas winery. Take in the gorgeous scenery of the 20-acre hillside vineyard and welcome a well-deserved early-summer sunset.

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  • Riverfront Yoga

    Stop by Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s River Commons for a little yoga. Enjoy zen and tranquility as the mighty Susquehanna River rolls gently by on a peaceful Saturday morning.

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  • Zombie Fest V

    Lehighton’s Mahoning Drive-In Theater offers up three nights of terror at this annual spooky event. Settle in for nine, fright-filled features that will leave you cowering in your popcorn.

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  • Running of the Saints

    Join in on a local phenomenon. This Jessup tradition honoring the life of Saint Ubaldo features a famous 2-mile race, and a festive celebration of the communities’ rich Italian heritage.

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  • Jessup Hose Company #2 Carnival

    Enjoy a full weekend of rides, games, food, and prizes. This annual Jessup carnival runs from Wednesday through Monday, and features a full schedule of live entertainment. There will also be a Fireman’s Parade and a fireworks show.

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  • Elements Music & Arts Festival

    Experience a festival unlike any other in Lakewood, PA. At Elements, festival-goers come together to celebrate life, music, art, and each other. Rock out to live electronic music performances, take a dip in the lake, or relax with a little yoga.

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  • Memorial Day Car & Truck Show

    It’s everything great about Memorial Day all rolled into one spot. Stop by the American Grill in Exeter for classic cars and trucks, tasty BBQ, live local entertainment and basket raffles. All proceeds benefit local veterans.

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  • Muddfest 2019

    Five nationally recognized bands take turns on the Sherman Theater stage at this popular Stroudsburg concert. The all-ages show promises an awesome evening of loud rock and roll.

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  • Clarks Summit Patriot Mile

    Lace up and head on out to Clarks Summit’s Patriot Mile. This one-mile run is perfect for running a competitive race or for a simple casual jog. Stick around post-race for an awards ceremony and after party. Participants will also receive a complimentary drinking glass.

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  • Big Night Out - Raft, Bike, Explore the Night

    Experience a different kind of nightlife in Jim Thorpe. For your Big Night Out, you’ll journey eight miles down the Lehigh River. After your rafting and riverside taco dinner, the fun continues with an eight mile biking trek.

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  • Montage Mountain Waterpark Opening Day

    Splash into summer at Montage Mountain’s popular waterpark in Moosic. Float effortlessly down the lazy river. Challenge your friends on the famous race slides, or book a cabana and chill all day by the wave pool.

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  • Paddles and Battles

    Challenge yourself to two different adventures in Albrightsville. Spend your morning whitewater rafting down the Lehigh River. Then spend your night battling it out in the Skirmish paintball fields.

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