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Around the River - Summer 2015

Jun 04, 2015 03:55PM ● By Erica Shames


Through June 26, Though Much is Taken, Much Abides, Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport.

Through August 31, Art In The Wild Exhibit, Wildwood Park, Harrisburg. (717) 221-0292

Through September, ThirdFriday Artwalk, Public Square, downtown Wilkes-Barre. (570) 760-8680 or

June 20, Art on the Avenue, Penn Avenue, West Reading. (610) 685-8854.

June 20, Art Festival in the Forest, 5 miles south of Tionesta on Route 36, Tionesta.  (814) 755-3338 or

June 27-28, Art in the Wilds, Evergreen Park, Kane.  (814) 837-7167 or

July 9-August 9, Daryl Thetford, The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time, Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. Reception: July 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

July 16-August 23, ArtSpace Member Theme Show, Bloomsburg. (570) 784-0737

July 28-31, Summer Craft Fair, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg. (800) 487-4386

July 31-September 6, Photography by the Evans Group: Seven Ways of Seeing, Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC), Carlisle.

August 1, ArtFest, downtown Bloomsburg.

August 18-September 20, Joo Lee Kang, Fathomable Nature, Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. Reception: Sept. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 


June 18-July 3, Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical, Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall.

(570) 748-8083 or

July 4, Kids’ Day II: Dress Up and Discover, Wear uniforms from the museum education collection, pose for pictures while “driving” an authentic WWII or Korean War era jeep. (814) 466-6263

July 25, Acorn Family Festival, Central Oak Heights, West Milton.

August 1, Boot Camp for Kids, PA Military Museum, Boalsburg. Registration deadline: July 24. 

August 8, Fun in the Sun Day, Brandon Park, Williamsport. (570) 322-5544 or


June 24, Herbal Cordials & Mixology, The Rosemary House, Mechanicsburg.

June 27, Antique, Art & Craft Show, Locust Street, Columbia. 

Fairs and Festivals

June 17-21, Western Pennsylvania Laurel Festival, Main Street, Brookville.  (814) 849-4751

June 19-21, Codorus Blast, Codorus State Park, Hanover.

June 20, Best of Clinton County Summer Festival & Parade, downtown Lock Haven.  (570) 748-1576 or

June 23-30, Union County Veterans' Hometown Independence Day Celebration, downtown Lewisburg.

June 26-27, Homemade Days, Brandon Park, Williamsport. (570) 327-7510 or

June 27-July 6, Kutztown Folk Festival, Kutztown. or (610) 683-1537

June 28-July 3, Northumberland Pineknotters’ Day, downtown Northumberland.

July 10-12, People’s Choice Festival of PA Arts and Crafts, music, food, crafts, kids’ activities, PA Military Museum Grounds, Boalsburg.

July 11, Lavender Festival, Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose.

July 11, 25th Annual Summer Craft Fair, Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. or     (610) 926-1307

July 16-19, Sunbury Celebration, downtown Sunbury.

July 17, Mifflinburg’s Blueberries & Bluegrass, Mifflinburg Park.

July 18, Danville Heritage Festival, Hess Field and other locations, Danville.

July 18-19, Summer Sunshine Festival, Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock. (570) 836-3595 or

July 19-25, Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Brookville.

(814) 265-0640 or

July 20-25, Shippensburg Fair, Shippensburg.

July 25, Nature and Arts Festival, MYO Park & Ned Smith Center, Millersburg. (717) 692-3699

July 25, Hanover Dutch Festival, Center Square, downtown Hanover. (717) 637-6130 or

July 26, 12th Annual Old-Fashioned CornFest, Historic Round Barn, Biglerville.

July 26-August 1, Potter County Fair, Millport. (814) 698-2368 or

July 27-August 1, Schuylkill County Fair, Pine Grove.

August 8, 39th Annual Red Lion Street Fair, Red Lion.

August 8-9, Annual Peach Festival, Hollabaugh Bros. Farm Market, Biglerville.

August 8-9, St. Leo’s Summer Festival, Ridgway Firemen’s Lot, Ridgway. (814) 772-3135 or

August 8-15, Clinton County Fair, Mackeyville. (570) 660-1231 or

August 11-15, Elk County Fair, Elk County Fairgrounds, Kersey.  (814) 965-3128 or 

August 18-22, 93rd Annual South Mountain Fair, South Mountain Fairgrounds, Biglerville.

August 21-29, 141th Centre County Grange Fair, Centre County Grange Fair Grounds.

August 22, American Spirit Aviation Festival, St. Mary’s . (814) 834-4671 or

August 27, New Berlin Day Antiques, Arts, & Crafts Festival, New Berlin Town Square.

August 29, International Festival, Jim Dietrich Park, Temple. (610) 929-1503 or  (Rain date Aug. 30)

September 2-7, Sullivan County Fair, Sullivan County Fairgrounds, Forksville. (570) 924-3205 or 

Food & Drink

June 13, History Untapped: An Artisan Beer Affair, YCHT - Agricultural & Industrial Museum, York.           717-848-1587 or     

June 20, Annual Gourmet Garden Tour, Centre Park, Reading (610) 375-7860.  Rain date: June 21st

July 10, Hops and Clocks, Hops N Clocks, National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia.

July 18, Dauphin County Brewfest, Fort Hunter Mansion & Park, Harrisburg.

July 25, 1st Annual Wine in the Pines Festival, Hess Field, Danville. (570) 284-4502 or Tickets:

August 7-9, Cookie Daze Festival, Main Street, Rimersburg.

August 15-16, Wine Tasting In The Hamptons, Hampton Fire Company, New Oxford.

August 22, Gettysburg Brew Fest 2015, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg. 


June 13, Garden Tour, Columbia. (717) 684-5249 or

June 20, A Whimsical Day of Fairies & Flowers, Hershey Gardens, Hershey.

June 23: Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Programs -- Gardening & Wildlife; July 21: Compost to Create Black Gold for Your Garden; August 18: Composting with Earthworms All Year Round; September 22: Putting the Garden to Bed; October 20: Don’t Forget Your Garden Tools, McBride Memorial Library, Berwick. Reservations preferred. (570) 752-2241

June 26-September 11, Butterfly House Opens, Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock. (570) 836-3595

June 28, Mifflinburg Garden Tour, private gardens in and around Mifflinburg. Proceeds benefit the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum.

June 28, 5th Annual Garden Tour, Heisey Museum, Lock Haven, 1 to 5 p.m. Fundraiser for Clinton County Historical Society. (570) 748-7254 or

July 11, PA Plants for PA Yards & Gardening with Mother Nature, Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Carlisle.

July 25, Butterflies & Beyond, Hershey Gardens, Hershey.

August 11, Not All Garden Thugs are Bugs and Slugs, Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Carlisle. 


Through September 1, Everyday Iron - Iron Objects of the 18th & 19th Centuries, Centre Furnace Mansion. (814) 234-4779

Through September 5, Courtyard Chats at the Historic Rupp House, the Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg. or (717) 338-1243

Through October 12, Mills of Cumberland County, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle.

Through December 17, Sidetracks of History Book Club, Conococheague Institute, Mercersburg.

Through December 23, Downton Dressing: More Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era,

Fort Hunter Mansion & Park, Harrisburg.

June 15 & July 24, Civil War Walking Tour, 6 p.m., Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle.  

June 16-30, Rollin’ on the River: The Schuylkill & Its Canals, In the Palmer Gallery, Berks History Center, Reading.

June 19-21, Susquehanna Celebration, Oldest House-Laceyville Area Historical Society, Laceyville.

(570) 869-1679

June 20, New Oxford Outdoor Antique Market & Craft Show, New Oxford.

June 25-26, Renninger’s Antiques & Collectors Extravaganza, Kutztown. or (877) 385-0104

June 26, Old Time Fiddlers, Forest City Area Historical Society, Forest City. (570) 785-5527

June 27, Lecture: “The Rise of the Beast: How the Nation Changed for Our Entry into World War One.” PA Military Museum, Boalsburg.

June 27 & August 17, Carlisle’s 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour, Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle.

June 27, Historical Train Ride of Clinton County, Sponsored by Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.

(570) 748-1576 or

June 27-July 2, 152nd Anniversary Programming at Seminary Ridge, Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg.

July 11, Rural Heritage Day, Dale/Engle/Walker House, Lewisburg.

July 16-18, 14th Annual Antique & Classic Auction, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mill Hall. (570) 726-4300 or

July 18-19, Vietnam Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac, PA Military Museum, Boalsburg.

July 18-19, 6th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival, Schroeder Farm


July 19, Native Americans and Mifflinburg, Gutelius Log House Museum, Mifflinburg.

July 20, Model Train Flea Market, Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Show Grounds, Mechanicsburg.

July 26, Step Back in Time Day, Berks County Heritage Center, Wyomissing.

August 15, 23rd Annual Pioneer Day, Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Ashland.

August 15-16, Farm Life in the 1820s Weekend, Conococheague Institute, Mercersburg.

August 16, 1800s Civilian and Civil War Clothing, Gutelius Log House Museum, Mifflinburg.

August 18-20, Blacksmith Demonstration, Pasto Agricultural Museum, Route 45, 3 miles west of Pine Grove Mills.

August 30, Fall 2015 Car Show, Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Show Grounds, Mechanicsburg.


Wake the Lake, June 6, 2015

Sunbury Amphitheater

Summer starts in Sunbury at the Wake the Lake Celebration. Live music starts at 4 p.m. at the amphitheater at Sunbury’s new waterfront setting. Following is a boat procession and blessing of the boats ceremony with food, craft and marine vendors. This event is for boaters and land lovers alike! Gather at the riverfront from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunbury River Front, Intersections of Front and Chestnut Streets, Sunbury, PA. More information is available by calling (570) 286-7768 or writing Zach Stotter at

Through September 18, Watsontown Music and Movies in the Park, Watsontown Memorial Park. (570) 337-4922

June 17-20, 17th Annual Made In America Tours Event, in and around York. (888) 858-9675 or

July 9, Used Book Sale, McBride Memorial Library, Berwick. (570) 752-2241

July 15-18, Book Sale for Public Library for Union County, Faith Lutheran Church, Lewisburg.

July 29-August 2, Keystone State Games, York Expo Center, York.

August 4, National Night Out, Lewisburg Area Recreation Park, St. Mary Street, Lewisburg.

August 8, Duck Derby, Danville-Riverside Bridge (State Rt. 54). (800) 562-6049 or

August 23-29, RiverTown Dog Week, Various locations, Lewisburg.

August 28, Williamsport Welcomes the World, downtown Williamsport. (570) 327-7510 or        


Through August 2, Sounds of Summer, Springettsbury Park Amphitheater, York. (717) 505-0406 or

Through August 9, Summer Artist Series, Thornwald Park, Carrol J. Warrell Amphitheater, Carlisle.

Through August 27, Rudy Gelnett Summer Music Series-Selinsgrove, downtown Selinsgrove.

Through September 25, Shade Mountain Winery Open Deck Nights Live Music, Shade Mountain Winery, Middleburg.

June 9-August 4, (Tuesdays), Danville Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series, Memorial Park, Danville. Rain location: Grove Presbyterian Church. (570) 284-4502 or

June 18-20, 11th Smoked Country Jam Blue Grass Festival, Quiet Oaks Campground, Cross Fork.  (570) 753-8878 or

June 20, Billtown Blues Festival, Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville. (570) 584-4480 or

June 20, 21 & July 12, Susquehanna Travelers, 19th Century music, Steam Into History, New Freedom. or (717) 942-2370

June 24, Taj Mahal Trio, The State Theatre, State College. (814) 272-0606

June 28-September 27 (fourth Sundays of the month), Sunbury Summer Concert Series, amphitheater and Waterfront Park, Sunbury. (570) 286-7768 or

July 2 (first Thursday of the month), American Folk Jam, CREATE Café, Brookville.  (814) 271-7726 or

July 5 & August 2, Music on the Mountain, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Carlisle. (717) 486-5031

July 9, 16 & 23, Symphony Concerts I, II and III, H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University.

July 9-12, Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, Centre County Grange Fairgrounds.

July 11, Kammermusik Main Line, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

July 11, 20th Annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival, Dickinson College, Carlisle.

July 18, Tony DeSare and Nightlife, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

July 24-August 8, Endless Mountains Music Festival, Wellsboro.  (570) 787-7800 or

July 25, Dan Levinson’s Gotham SophistiCats featuring Molly Ryan in Stepphin Out with My Baby, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

July 25, Dayna Kurtz Concert, Danville Middle School. (570) 284-4502 or Tickets:

August 1, Sal Viviano and A Night at the Oscars, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

August 2, 29th Annual Grand Sousa Concert, Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle.

August 7-8, 15th Annual Kettle Creek Music Festival, Quite Oaks Campground, Cross Fork. (570) 923-2386 or

August 13-16, 70th Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Granite Hill Camping Resort, Gettysburg.

August 15, Forest Lake Fire Co. Bluegrass Festival, Forest Lake Fire Company grounds, Montrose.

(570) 396-5906

August 15, Avalon Jazz band presents French and Gypsy Swing music, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

August 15, The Magical History Tour Event: A Cultural & Musical Happening, Berks History Center, Reading. (610) 375-4375 or

August 16, Music in the Mountains, 4 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

August 22, The Best of Broadway: Past to Present, 8 p.m., DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or 


June 13, 20, 28, 10-mile strenuous Sierra Club Hike, RB Winter State Park & Bald Eagle State Forest, Union County. Meet at park parking lot on Rt. 192 at 8:30 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader: Joe Rebar (570) 259-0134

June 14, 9-Mile Sierra Club Hike (strenuous), Standing Stone Trail/Throne Room Odyssey, Huntingdon County. Leader: Dan Glass.

June 19-21, Women in the Wilds Outdoor Discovery Weekend, Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin.

(814) 647-8401

June 20, Great Outdoor Picnic Fundraiser, Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park, Centre Hall. Prize value: $37,000. or (814) 238-8138

June 21, 9-mile Moderate/Strenuous Sierra Club Hike, Golden Eagle Trail, Lycoming County. Meet at 7:50 a.m., Santander Bank parking lot, S. Williamsport. Leader: Roy Fontaine (570) 220-4707

June 26-27, Bald Eagle Knap In, Pavilions 3 and 4 near beach, Howard. (814) 625-2775

June 27, McKees Adventure Guided Tour, 5 miles on the Susquehanna River.

July 2-5, Hyner Hang Gliding Club – 4th of July Fly-In, Hyner Run State Park, Hyner. (610) 488-9478 or

July 4, West Branch Express Kayak and Sub Guided Tour. 

July 12, North Branch Park to Park Guided Tour.

July 24, Lewisburg Appetizer Kayak (benefits Eagles Mere Conservancy). 

July 24-26, KTA Prowl the Sproul Hiking Weekend, Western Clinton Sportsmen’s Association, Hyner. (717) 238-7017 or

July 25, River Town Paddle (benefits Friends of Milton State Park).

July 31, Full Blue Moon Hike, Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. (570) 967-7275 or

August 21-22, Introduction to Kayaking Course, Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg.  (814)744-8475

August 22, Hampden Park Movie Night, Mechanicsburg. (717) 761-4951

August 23, Jewel of the West Branch Guided Tour.

August 27-31, Labor Day Fly-In, Hyner Run State Park, Hyner. (610) 488-9478 or

August 29, Full Moon Celebration, Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. or (570) 278-9256

August 29-31, Labor Day Regatta, Susquehanna River, Lock Haven. Motorboat racing, rides, food, arts & crafts, and fireworks. (570) 748-6388 or 


June 16, Yoga on the River, The Pride of the Susquehanna, Harrisburg.  (717) 234-6500

June 20, 34rd Annual Strawberry Festival, Lemont Village Green, benefiting the Granary Project.

June 20, Crosscutters Opening Night, Bowman Field, Williamsport. (570) 326-3389

June 21, Father’s Day, Hershey Gardens, Hershey.

June 21, Father & Son Sunday, Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. (570) 967-7275

June 23, July 28 & August 18 “Field of Movies” Outdoor Movie Night (benefits Big Vision Found.), Leesport.  (484) 577-4133 or

July 3, Fireworks, Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock. or (570) 836-1247

July 3, Austin Fireworks, Austin Area School District, Austin.  (814) 274-8900 x 502

July 3-4, Galeton’s Famous 4th of July Fireworks & Red Suspenders Weekend, Berger Lake, Galeton.

July 3-4, Weekend in the Wilds, downtown (4th Street), Emporium. (814) 486-4314 or

July 4, July 4th Celebration at Treasure Lake, Dubois. (814) 371-0711 x90

July 4, Fourth of July Celebration at Hampden Pool, Hampden Township Pool, Mechanicsburg. (717) 761-4951

July 4, Fireworks, Montrose High School, Montrose. (570) 401-6035

July 4, 4th of July Celebration, Ironmaster’s House, Hopewell Furnace, Elverson. or (610) 582-8773

July 4, Fireworks Dinner Cruise, The Pride of the Susquehanna, Harrisburg. (717) 234-6500

July 4, The Repasz Band, 5 p.m., Village Green, Eagles Mere. (570) 525-3176 or

July 4, Weekend Horse Ride, Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Rides & Dude Ranch, Clarion. (814) 226-5985 or

July 19, National Ice Cream Day, Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia. (717) 684-0134

August 20-30, Little League Baseball World Series, South Williamsport. or (570) 326-3607 


June 17-July 19, Damn Yankees, Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse, Boiling Springs.

June 19-July 5, Shenandoah: The Civil War Musical, Totem Pole Playhouse, Caledonia State Park.

June 26-July 11, Leading Ladies, Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall. (570) 748-8083 or

July 10-26, The Cats Meow, Oyster Mill Playhouse, Camp Hill.

July 10-26, The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln, Totem Pole Playhouse,

July 16-26, Dial ‘M’ For Murder, Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall. (570) 748-8083 or

July 22-August 30, South Pacific, Allenberry Theatre, Boiling Springs.

August 20-23, Gypsy, The State Theatre, State College.

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