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Downtown Wilkes-Barre comes alive with events every season of the year.  The City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas parades attract over ten thousand each year.  Parade day activities are customized for the whole family to enjoy. The Christmas parade culminates with the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the City’s Holiday Tree on Public Square at dusk. The 3rd weekend in May Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square is transformed into the home of the Fine Arts Fiesta.  Celebrating its 50th year in 2006 the Fiesta hosts craftspeople, artists, and musicians from near and far along with ethnic food booths during this 4 day outdoor tented spectacular celebration of the arts.  The Farmer’s Market begins each June on the Square. One will find the best and freshest produce provided by dozens of regional farmers each Thursday through November. “Party on the Square” plays host each September to the new and returning students attending the regions five colleges. Pizza eating contests, themed activities, live music and fashion shows are part of the celebration. First Fridays, travel throughout the downtown providing food, drink and music, with all proceeds benefiting local charities.

Upcoming Downtown Events:

12/8Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
PLACE:F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes Barre
Moscow Ballet's spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must see event this holiday season! Tickets are $30, $39.50, $50 & $70 plus fees.

12/19Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Walk
TIME:5 - 8pm
PLACE:all around downtown Wilkes-Barre
You're invited to Third Friday Wilkes-Barre! Experience the art walk from 5-8 pm from March thru December on the third Friday. Visit Downtown Wilkes-Barre and support local art and artists. Check local papers and for our map of participating venues and featured artists each month. This is a FREE event.

3/19George Thorogood 40th Anniversary Tour
TIME:10:30 am - 12;30 pm
PLACE:LCCC Campus Center
Luzerne County Community College will hold a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the College’s Campus Center.

5/27Small Business and Social Media
TIME:6:30 p.m.
PLACE:Osterhout Free Library
Learn how your small business can use social media to market itself. Conducted by Connor Scalleat.

TIME:5:30 until 7:30 PM registration & light reception begin at 5:00 PM
PLACE:Wilkes University, Henry Student Center Ballroom
Every family business member - no matter the generation - needs to hear Eric Allynís Board of