Kick Off an Awesome August With a Little Live Music and a Lot of Fun on the Water
Make this last month of summer one to remember with some safe, outdoor fun. Stop by Kingston or Forty Fort on Friday for another show from the Rockin The County mobile concert series. Don’t miss a Friday sunset rail cruise on the Ice Cream Express at the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale. And, if you dare, load up the car and head to the Mahoning Drive-In for their frightful, two-day Troma-thon.
Take the day off and get out on the river Friday morning for the Kayak for Camp Archbald Fundraiser. On Saturday, head to the Black Walnut American Legion in Laceyville for Wheels for Patriots, a car show and fundraiser for Patriot’s Cove. Then, on Sunday, double up on outdoor adventure with the popular Lehigh Explorer from Pocono Whitewater.
The weekend also brings a bit of 5K madness. Lace up for the virtual Ronald McDonald House Apple Orchard 5K. Register, run your race, or walk your walk where you want, when you want during the weekend and earn that swag. Then, take on the crazy What Goes Up, Must Come Down hill run at Blue Mountain Resort on Sunday.
Slow it all down on Saturday with a little shopping and a lot of support for your local library. Pick up a new read at the Osterhout Friends Drive-Up Book Sale. And, cap the weekend off with a Saturday afternoon binge on ice cold beer and gourmet mac-n-cheese with The Rolling Macaroni Food Truck at Stoker’s Brewery.
Mark Your Calendar For:
Rockin’ The County Kingston/Forty Fort
August 7 at 6 p.m.
Catch another rolling Friday concert through Luzerne County. This time, the flatbed stage welcomes Joe Nardone’s Rockology Americans as they jam up and down the streets of Kingston and Forty Fort.
Ice Cream Express
August 7 at 6 p.m.
Climb aboard one of the most popular summer train rides at the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale. This ice cream excursion chugs along the Lackawaxen River from Honesdale to Hawley and back. Riders enjoy a quick ice cream stop in between.
Kayak for Camp Archbald Fundraiser
August 7 at 9 a.m.
Set out on the Susquehanna for a worthy cause. Hit the river for an easy 9-mile paddle from the Whites Ferry Boat Launch to the Appletree Boat launch. The kayak cruise raises funds for the iconic Camp Archbald.
August 7 & 8 at 6 p.m.
Get to Lehighton’s Mahoning Drive-In for some good old grindhouse fun with a two-night, six-film marathon showcasing selections from the legendary library of independent film house, Troma Entertainment.
Wheels for Patriots
August 8 at 10 a.m.
Spend a day checkin’ out cool cars and motorcycles at this fundraising event for Patriot’s Cove. The car show also features music, vendors, raffles and a chicken BBQ dinner. Prizes will be awarded for specific categories.
Osterhout Friends Drive-Up Book Sale
August 8 at 9 a.m.
Bring your book nerd friends to St. Peter and Paul Parish in Plains for this unique, cash-only book sale. Choose from a wide assortment of book bundles. 100% of surprise book bundle sales benefit the Osterhout Free Library.
Ronald McDonald House Apple Orchard 5K (Now Virtual)
August 5-8 at 9:30 a.m.
Lace up the old running sneakers for a super fun, virtual 5K. Registered racers can run or walk their 5K anywhere, any time over the weekend. Swag bags include a t-shirt, neck gaiter and a free pass to Lakeland Orchard & Cidery. Race proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton.
The Rolling Macaroni Food Truck at Stoker’s Brewery
August 8 at 2 p.m.
Stop by this popular craft brewery in Tamaqua to get your cheese and beer fix this Saturday. Food must be purchased in order to consume alcohol on premises. The brewery also offers crowlers and growlers to go.
The Lehigh Explorer
August 9 at 9 a.m.
Make room for 2 Pocono Mountain adventures in 1. Hop in the raft for an exhilarating, 8-mile whitewater paddle. Then, grab a bike and set out on the rail trail for another scenic 8 miles along the Lehigh River.
What Goes Up, Must Come Down Special Race
August 9 at 8 a.m.
Head to Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton for this wild weekend race up (and down) the mountain. The two-part ascent and descent race will go on rain or shine. King and Queen of the Mountain will be crowned for bragging rights.