Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square
Arts & Culture: Historic Sites
The Center of the Action
Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square serves as the city’s hub for most cultural events, parades, holiday celebrations and so much more. The “Square,” as locals call it, features walkways, benches, an amphitheater and plenty of green space.
Public Square hosts a wide range of fun events throughout the year. From the annual Fine Arts Fiesta in spring to the famous Farmers’ Market in summer and fall, if it’s happening in Wilkes-Barre, you’ll find it on the Square. The 3-acre space also hosts several historical monuments, statues and public art.
Public Square has a little bit of everything. And it serves as one of the region’s most iconic centrally located landmarks. The Square offers close proximity to dozens of restaurants, entertainment options and shopping. Whether you’re visiting the city, or just getting out and about on the weekend, Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square is your best place to start.