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Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2
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From a press release:

Among the many local Fourth of July celebrations coming up this weekend, Lackawanna County will be sponsoring a fireworks display as part of the First Friday Scranton on July 2 starting at 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks will launch from the Electric City Parking Garage (300 Spruce St., Scranton). In addition to other First Friday art walk activities throughout the downtown area from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., the county will host a vendor village that will include artisans selling unique locally-made items, along with live music and mural painting, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on the North Washington Avenue side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

For more information on the event, call the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department at 570-496-1724 or email

First Friday Scranton venues, artwork, and entertainment

1. Adezzo (515 Center St.) – “Ambient Landscapes” by Phil Engsberg and live music by Jack Goddard

2. AfA Gallery (101 Penn Ave.) – “Other Side” by Jeff Kuratnick

3. Analog Culture (349 N. Washington Ave.) – “Defying Expectations” by Travis Prince and live music by Vinz

4. Bar Pazzo (131 N. Washington Ave.) – “Garden of Her: Grounded in Growth” by H.W. Yorkonis

5. Connell Building (129 N. Washington Ave.) – “History in Prints” by Christopher Derek

6. Lackawanna County Courthouse Square – Vendor village, live music, and applications for Early Head Start by Outreach – Center for Community Resources

7. Crocus Cafe (323 N. Washington Ave.) – Crafts by Iryna

8. Noteology (401 Spruce St.) – “Paint on Glass” by Sam Kuchwara

9. Scranton Tomorrow (607 Mulberry St.) – “The Dream” mural dedication by Eric Bussart and Emmanuel Wisdom A.

10. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (232 Wyoming Ave.) – 150th anniversary celebration of St. Luke’s building and live music by Doug Smith & Company

11. The Bog (341 Adams Ave.) – Neo-expressionism/postmodern mixed media pieces by Courtney Allison Close Jr.

12. The Workshop (334 Adams Ave.) – “Unafraid” by Emmanuel Wisdom A., illustrations by Eric Bussart, and live music by John Meza

13. Backyard Ale House (523 Linden St.) – “Cars! Girls! Bikes!” – photos by Scott Kucharski

14. Electric City Parking Garage (300 Spruce St.) – Lackawanna County fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Vendor village on N. Washington Ave. on Courthouse Square

1. From Drab to Fab

2. Krysta’s Custom Creations

3. Bubblicious Bath and Body Products

4. Space Time Mead & Cider Works

5. Pittston Popcorn

6. Sugarloaf Herb Farm

7. Artwork by Theo

8. Drop of a Hat Gifts

9. Fritz Custom Crafts

10. Two Boys and a Girly Girl

11. K&D Creations

12. Peaceful Potter

13. Chrissy’s Creative Creatives

See NEPA Scene’s photos of the 2018 Scrantastic Spectacular on Courthouse Square here.

Photo by Jason Riedmiller Photography/NEPA Scene