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NEPA Weekend Roundup 07.12.19

Get Ready for Carnivals, Concerts, and Festivals This Weekend

Start your weekend off with a free concert at Wilkes-Barre’s Rockin’ the River event. Enjoy live music from opener Joe Nardone’s Rockology and headliner Yellow Brick Road. Pittston’s Second Friday Art Walk makes for a fun Friday night out. Admire the artwork from over twenty local artists as you walk Pittston’s Main Street.

The family fun continues at Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville. Their Invasion of Normandy event welcomes thousands of players, WWII re-enactors, and fans as they recreate the largest seaborne invasion in history. The Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its 93rd Annual Carnival. Stop by for a night filled with thrilling rides, games and carnival favorites like funnel cake and fried Oreos.

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance is hosting its March to the Park event at Kirby Park. The event is a Pride Festival complete with a parade, music, local vendors and more. The event will also host a 5K run/walk, and don’t miss the march across the iconic Market Street Bridge. Yuengling invites you to celebrate its 190th Anniversary with a free summer concert in Pottsville. Enjoy music from rock band Better Than Ezra along with plenty of cold Yuengling beer. And whether or not you ride, or simply enjoy the thrill of the race, you have to check out Saturday’s Pocono Road Race. This grueling cycling event pits riders against brutal climbs and the rolling hills of the Poconos.

NEPA’s got the summer blues. The Briggs Farm Blues Festival is back and better than ever. Enjoy live music from over twenty artists and plenty of delicious food. The Pickin’ for Patriots Bluegrass Festival combines good food, music and charity. All event proceeds will benefit Patriots Cove. Don’t forget to dip your toes in the Delaware. The Shawnee Riverfest will feature music from 18 local artists. There will also be plenty of food vendors, and bounce houses and face painting for the kids.

Mark your calendars for:

  • Rockin’ the River

    Wilkes-Barre’s River Common is the place to be this summer with free live entertainment, food vendors and more. Enjoy music from Joe Nardone’s Rockology who is set to open the show. Then enjoy music from the headliner Yellow Brick Road, an Elton John Tribute Band.

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  • Pittston City Second Friday Art Walk

    Every second Friday, Main Street in Pittston comes alive with the artwork from over twenty local artists. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and more all in one place.

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  • Skirmish Paintball Invasion of Normandy

    One of the largest paintball scenario games is coming to Skirmish Paintball in Albrightsville. Come together with thousands of other players and recreate the infamous World War II D-Day.

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  • 93rd Annual Pocono Mountain Carnival

    The Pocono Mountain Carnival is back and better than ever with exciting rides and delicious food. Enjoy live entertainment every night and enter to win the yearly $30,000 raffle.

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  • NEPA Pride: March to the Park

    The NEPA Rainbow Alliance is holding its annual Pridefest at Kirby Park in Kingston. The Pride Festival will feature events all day, including a Pride Parade, food, vendors and more.

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  • Yuengling 190th Concert

    The Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville is celebrating its 190th Anniversary with cold beer and a free concert. Enjoy live music from rock band Better Than Ezra. In addition to the concert, the event will feature 100 food and craft vendors and two beer gardens.

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  • Briggs Farm Blues Festival

    The Briggs Family Farm brings the sound of big-city blues to Nescopeck. Join the farm in celebrating its 22nd Annual Blues Festival with four days of music and 21 acts to enjoy.

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  • Patriot’s Cove – Pickin’ for Patriots Bluegrass Festival

    This first-ever benefit concert will be held at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds in Dallas. Enjoy a day filled with the sounds of bluegrass and local food and craft vendors. All proceeds made will benefit Patriots Cove, a non-profit supporting veterans and first responders.

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  • Shawnee RiverFest

    The Shawnee Riverfest, held at the Shawnee Inn, is a free eight-hour concert featuring eighteen local and non-local acts. This family fun event will have food vendors, auction items, bounce houses and face painting. All proceeds will benefit the Pocono Mountains United Way.

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  • Pocono Road Race

    Spectators are welcome to enjoy all the high speed action at this grueling road race from the top of Montage Mountain through Thornhurst and back. Watch riders take on steep elevation climbs and the green, rolling hills of the Poconos.

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