Music festivals and art walks are making NEPA’s arts and culture scene shine this weekend!
Summer is the peak season for outdoor music festivals. Luckily, you don’t need to travel far to catch some awesome concerts! There are several music fests in NEPA this weekend, featuring everything from local bands to international artists. The Briggs Farm Blues Festival is running all weekend in Nescopeck. This annual festival attracts nearly 10,000 fans and features award-winning artists. On Sunday, enjoy some tunes at the family-friendly Shawnee Riverfest at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
Get in touch with your creative side at this weekend’s fine arts festivals. Head to the First Friday art walk in downtown Scranton to check out local artwork and live entertainment. On Saturday, meet regional artists and browse handmade goods at the Stroudsburg Arts Festival. The Wayne County Arts Alliance is holding their 16th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour all weekend. Artists across the county will open their studios to the public and display their latest work.
Mark your calendars for:
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
The 21st Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival brings some of the biggest names in blues to Nescopeck. This year’s lineup includes Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, folk-blues artist Amy Helm, and guitarist Samantha Fish. Gates open on Friday and Saturday at noon and Sunday at 9 a.m.
Shawnee Riverfest Concert
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is hosting the Shawnee Riverfest Concert on Sunday at 11 a.m. This family-friendly music festival will feature 19 acts, from international musicians to local talent. They’ll also have food vendors, children’s activities, an auction, and an art contest. Proceeds benefit the Pocono Alliance.
First Friday Scranton
Stroll through the Electric City and check out local artwork at First Friday Scranton. The city’s restaurants, galleries, and shops will host live performances and art exhibits all evening. It kicks off on Friday at 5 p.m.
Stroudsburg Arts Festival
The Stroudsburg Arts Festival is all about handcrafted items and original artwork. Artists and vendors will set up booths on North 7th Street and Courthouse Square. The festival starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
16th Annual Wayne County Arts Alliance Artists’ Studio Tour
Eighteen local artists are opening their studios to the public this weekend during the 16th Annual Wayne County Arts Alliance Artists’ Studio Tour. Pick up a map for this self-guided driving tour at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale. This event is free and starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Jim Thorpe Merchants and Neighbors Sidewalk Sale
Go treasure hunting at the 13th Annual Jim Thorpe Merchants and Neighbors Sidewalk Sale on Saturday and Sunday at noon. Over 45 vendors will have booths throughout the historic town, with the hub of the activity taking place on Broadway and Race Street.