Who says the summer fun has to end after Labor Day?
Make the most of the sunny days at NEPA’s festivals and outdoor activities!
Hit the road with your family this weekend. The Luzerne County Fair in Dallas runs through Sunday. No one can resist the glow of the midway lights and the sugary smell of funnel cake. On Saturday and Sunday, Hazleton Funfest features an enormous street fair complete with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment. And don’t forget about your furry friends! They can get in on the fun at Montage Mountain’s Bark at the Waterpark event on Sunday.
The arts are alive in NEPA this weekend! Stroll through the Electric City at the First Friday art walk to check out exhibits and live music. The COTA Jazz & Arts Festival features three days of music, theater, dance, and art in Delaware Water Gap.
There are plenty of ways to stay active this weekend! Join the Pittston Memorial Library for the Book It Through Pittston 5K on Saturday. On Sunday, lend a hand to first responders and military personnel at the Tunnel to Towers 5K. Tennis fans can work on that wicked serve at Wyoming Valley Indoor Tennis Club’s open house event on Saturday. If spectator sports are more your speed, stop by QuickChick to meet former Nittany Lion Geno Lewis and score some awesome giveaways.
Mark your calendars for:
Luzerne County Fair
The Luzerne County Fair continues through Sunday. Friday’s featured entertainment includes the classic rock ’n’ roll band The Starfires. Saturday and Sunday are jam-packed with country acts, from local bands to rising stars like Tim Montana and Tegan Marie. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The 40th Annual Hazleton Funfest will take over the city streets on Saturday and Sunday. This street fair attracts nearly 100,000 people each year. Check out the vendor show, car show, and live entertainment. The kids will love the “Touch-A-Truck” event and the giant balloon parade on Sunday. The festival kicks off at noon each day.
Bark in the Waterpark at Montage Mountain
Waterparks are awesome to begin with… They’re even better when you can bring your dog! Montage Mountain invites you and your canine companion to their Bark in the Park event on Sunday. They’ll have plenty of games, giveaways, basket raffles, and vendors. It starts at noon.
First Friday Scranton
First Friday Scranton puts the spotlight on local artists, musicians, and businesses. Dozens of local restaurants, shops, and galleries will host art exhibits and live music throughout the night. First Friday kicks off at 5 p.m.
COTA Jazz & Arts Festival
Delaware Water Gap will be filled with the smooth sounds of saxophones this weekend at the COTA Jazz & Arts Festival. The lineup includes over 20 performers as well as theater productions and an art show. Performance venues will be set up throughout town. Events start at 5 p.m. on Friday, noon on Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K
Lace up your sneakers to help military personnel and first responders this Sunday. The Tunnel to Towers 5K will honor Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life during 9/11. Proceeds will help build smart homes for injured service men and women. The race takes off at 8:30 a.m. at Gold Key Country Club in Milford.
Wyoming Valley Indoor Tennis Club Open House
You’ve been following the US Open for weeks. Now it’s time to test your skills on the court! Wyoming Valley Indoor Tennis Club is hosting a free open house event on Saturday at 1 p.m. Come check out their facilities and enjoy games, prizes, and refreshments. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
GhostWalk in Old Mauch Chunk
It’s never too early to get in that spooky fall spirit! Your GhostWalk tour guide will lead you on a one-mile loop through historic Jim Thorpe. Tours run on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended. If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry. GhostWalk tours will run every weekend from now through mid-December.
The Lantern Festival
The Lantern Festival will light up the sky above Pocono Raceway. Gates open at 3 p.m. for food, live entertainment, and family activities. Later that evening, participants will release thousands of lanterns into the night sky. Tickets are still available for Sunday.