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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 07.02.21

Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with Yoga, Live Music, Strawberries and Fireworks

Get this holiday weekend started with live music from over fifty bands at the Pavilion at Montage during the annual Peach Music Festival from Thursday through Sunday. Head to Wilkes-Barre’s River Common on Saturday morning for free Riverfront Yoga. Load up the kids and head to Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe for some wild Pirate Rafting all weekend long.

Catch Jurassic Park on the big screen on Friday at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Get your fill of juicy, plump strawberries all weekend long at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery’s first Strawberry Festival. Then, lace up on Sunday morning for the Wilkes-Barre YMCA’s famous Bernie’s Run.

Stop by Downtown Hazleton on Friday evening for the Mountain City’s always-entertaining First Friday event. Make your way to the Shawnee Playhouse on Friday and Saturday morning for live performances of Disney’s classic Alice in Wonderland. On Saturday, take a ride on Honesdale’s Stourbridge Line to their outdoor movie theater to catch a classic summer film.

Of course, no NEPA 4th of July would be complete without parades, carnivals, live music, food and fireworks. Check out our list of local Independence Day celebrations happening all weekend long.

Mark Your Calendars For:

  • The Peach Music Festival

    Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 4 – All Day Event

    Stop by the Pavilion at Montage during Independence Day Weekend for this iconic, 4-day music festival. The event features live performances by over 50 rock and alternative acts, camping and glamping bundles, vendors and VIP tickets.

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  • The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts - DiscoverNEPA

    “Come Back to the Kirby” Series – Jurassic Park

    Friday, July 2 at 1 p.m.

    Celebrate the reopening of Wilkes-Barre’s iconic F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts by stopping in to catch a beloved classic. Throughout July, the Kirby will feature matinee and evening showings of Hollywood favorites at significantly discounted prices.

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  • First Friday Hazleton

    Friday, July 2 at 4 p.m.

    Check out Downtown Hazleton’s creative side during this festive First Friday art walk. Look out for art exhibits, live music, theatrical productions and so much more. And don’t forget to visit the many local shops and restaurants.

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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Friday, July 2 & Saturday, July 3 at 11 a.m.

    Take a journey down the rabbit hole with Shawnee Playhouse. They’re putting on Disney’s classic Alice in Wonderland as part of their children’s theatre series.

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  • Riverfront Yoga

    Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m.

    Grab your mat and some sunscreen for a little early morning outdoor yoga alongside the rolling Susquehanna River at Wilkes-Barre’s River Common. The free classes feature yoga, meditation and more by local, professional instructors.

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  • Movie Train Express

    Saturday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m.

    Hop onboard the Stourbridge Line for this family-friendly train ride. The trip departs from the Honesdale station and makes a stop at an outdoor movie theater. This weekend’s featured film – The Sandlot.

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  • Pocono Pirate Rafting

    All Weekend Starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Gather up your pirate gear and bring the whole family down to Pocono Whitewater in Jim Thorpe for this wild rafting trip featuring swashbuckling pirates, water cannons, custom, pirate ship rafts and a riverside BBQ buffet.

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  • Bernie’s Run

    Sunday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m.

    Kick off your Independence Day with a little early morning cardio during the Wilkes-Barre YMCA’s annual Bernie’s Run. The downtown race features a 3-mile run/walk and a kid’s half mile fun run.

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  • Strawberry Festival

    Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

    Pick your way through 3 acres of plump strawberries at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery in Scott Twp. Enjoy wagon rides, entertainment, strawberry-inspired food and drinks, cider, games and so much more.

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  • 4th of July Celebrations

    Friday, July 2 through Monday, July 5

    Ring in the holiday weekend with local parades, carnivals and more. When the sun sets, spectacular fireworks will light up the night. Check out our annual Fourth of July post to find festivities and fireworks near you.

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