NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo and Boastfuls play free Wilkes-Barre Cherry Blossom Festival on April 27

Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo and Boastfuls play free Wilkes-Barre Cherry Blossom Festival on April 27

From a press release: The city of Wilkes-Barre will host the 42nd annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 with amusement rides and games, food and craft vendors, a pageant, car show, cornhole tournament, and live music and dancing, including sets from two award-winning Scranton pop rock bands. The free […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC brass funk band Lucky Chops headlines free Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

NYC brass funk band Lucky Chops headlines free Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre on May 18

From a press release: It was announced this week that high-energy brass funk band Lucky Chops will come from New York City to headline Saturday night of the 2019 Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Fine Arts Fiesta, a community celebration of diversity, talent, passion, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Creating Peeps chicks one of many free kids activities at PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Creating Peeps chicks one of many free kids activities at PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: Working at Just Born Quality Confections may be the sweetest job in the Lehigh Valley, and now kids will have the opportunity to get a taste of that fun by role playing as they create Peeps chick rainbow pops at the 10th anniversary of PeepsFest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

PHOTOS: Lackawanna Arts Festival in Scranton with James Brown Dance Party, Rogue Chimp, and more, 08/04/18

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the area’s largest arts festival, Arts on the Square, returned to Lackawanna County Courthouse Square for the sixth year with a new name during a new weekend of events centered in downtown Scranton. Now called the Lackawanna Arts Festival, the free outdoor event created by ScrantonMade and Lackawanna County moved from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Lackawanna Arts Fest offers interactive activities on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Aug. 4

New Lackawanna Arts Fest offers interactive activities on Courthouse Square in Scranton on Aug. 4

From a press release: With the rebranding of the former Arts on the Square to the Lackawanna Arts Festival, Lackawanna County is expanding its community reach and focusing on attracting new and different groups to the event, in addition to promoting the county as a cultural tourist destination by bringing the Lackawanna Arts Festival, First […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Lackawanna Arts Weekend hopes to attract tourists to downtown Scranton Aug. 3-5

New Lackawanna Arts Weekend hopes to attract tourists to downtown Scranton Aug. 3-5

From a press release: With Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s Lackawanna Arts Festival (formerly Arts on the Square) joining the First Friday art walk and the annual Scranton Jazz Festival this year to form the new Lackawanna Arts Weekend on Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, organizers are hoping the partnership will encourage tourists to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First-ever NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air brings music, vendors, and more to Peckville on May 5

First-ever NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air brings music, vendors, and more to Peckville on May 5

From a press release: Promoting environmental protection, public health, and sustainability in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air will be held at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville on Saturday, May 5. The Green Fair is a free, family-friendly event that will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

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ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, and Dar Williams play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 20-21

Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, and Dar Williams play SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem April 20-21

From a press release: Bluegrass sensations The Infamous Stringdusters, indie rockers Delta Rae, folk singer/songwriter Dar Williams, popular Talking Heads tribute Start Making Sense, and blues guitarist Mr. Sipp highlight the 2018 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival in Bethlehem on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. The festival, presented by Capital BlueCross, offers attendees […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: In Atlanta, Georgia, they drop a peach. In Boise, Idaho, it’s a potato, cheese gets dropped in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400-pound Peeps chick as PeepsFest, the two-day New Year’s Eve festival, returns to the SteelStacks for its ninth year on Saturday, […]

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