Celebrate the Last Weekend of Summer with Spooky City Tours, Live Music, Pups and Wine, Parades and More
Start the weekend with an old Hollywood classic at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Don’t miss the legendary, NEPA-grown rock ban, Breaking Benjamin on Saturday night at The Pavilion at Montage. On Sunday, bring your pup out to Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott Twp. for their 5th Annual Pittie Palooza.
Enjoy some after dark adventure with the kids at Blue Mountain Resort’s signature Night Time Zip & Climb. Stop by Lakeland Orchard & Cidery all weekend to check out the popular Halloween Light Show. Then, head to Downtown Pittston on Sunday for a little old-fashioned, grown-up fun during the Pittston Prohibition celebration.
Join the Lackawanna Historical Society on Friday night for a spooky Scranton After Dark tour of some of the city’s most iconic haunts. On Saturday, bring the little ones out to the Electric City Trolley Museum to meet Elsa and Olaf from Frozen during the “Meet & Greet” Trolley Excursion.
Irish eyes will be smiling this weekend. Get to Downtown Scranton on Saturday for their annual (somewhat postponed) St. Patrick’s Parade. And then, on Sunday, do it all over again in Wilkes-Barre’s at the city’s popular St. Patrick’s Parade.
Mark Your Calendars For:
“Come Back to the Kirby” Series – To Kill a Mockingbird
Friday, September 17 at 1 p.m. & 7 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 September, the Kirby will feature three Friday matinee and evening showings of Hollywood favorites at significantly discounted prices.
Night Time Zip & Climb
Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Explore the forest after dark at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton. Their high ropes course and zip lines will be decked out with laser lights and glow sticks for the ultimate adventure. This event books up fast, so advance tickets are highly recommended.
Halloween Light Show
Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. (And Thursdays – Sundays through October)
Get a jumpstart on your Halloween festivities this season with the spectacular light show at Lakeland Orchard and Cidery in Scott Twp. Enjoy miles of spooky scenes featuring ghosts and goblins, tasty fall treats, hard cider and more.
“Meet & Greet” Trolley Excursion
Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m.
Elsa and Olaf from Frozen are coming to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton. The kids can take a trolley ride with their favorite characters, then check out fun activities at the museum, like crafts, a magic show and balloon art.
Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade
Saturday, September 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate St. Paddy in September at one of the biggest parades in the country. Parade Day festivities begin with a mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Brian P. Kelly Memorial 2-Mile Race followed immediately by the parade.
97.9X Presents: Breaking Benjamin with Papa Roach plus Memphis May Fire
Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Head to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton to catch NEPA’s own mega rock stars, Breaking Benjamin. The concert also features nationally-recognized acts, Papa Roach and Memphis May Fire.
Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Parade
Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
Go green for St. Paddy (in September!) at this annual parade in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy plenty of entertainment by local bands, celebrated Pipe and Drum performers, vendors and all that Downtown has to offer.
Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m.
Stop by Downtown Pittston for an old-fashioned libation celebration featuring some of NEPA’s finest local beers, wines, ciders and spirits. The event also features live music, food trucks, craft vendors, cornhole and more.
5th Annual Pittie Palooza Festival
Sunday, September 19 at 12 p.m.
Bring your furry best friends out to Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott Township for this one-of-a-kind dog-friendly wine festival. Enjoy live music vendors, 30 varietals of wine, craft beer and visit with over 13 animal rescue and welfare groups.
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