Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre cancels Fine Arts Fiesta and Cherry Blossom Festival as coronavirus spreads in Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre cancels Fine Arts Fiesta and Cherry Blossom Festival as coronavirus spreads in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, the city of Wilkes-Barre canceled both of its free annual springtime events, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Fine Arts Fiesta, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 43rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival was scheduled for Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at Kirby Park. In previous years, it featured amusement rides and games, […]

 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, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

PHOTOS: Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

Just before Joe Bonamassa took the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, May 19, NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy stopped by the 61st annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre to check out its opening day. As its website explains, the free four-day event has a long, rich history in […]