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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:

11/9The Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade
TIME:2:00pm
PLACE:280 Market Street, Wilkes Barre
C/O 1st Battalion 109th Field Artillery. Honoring our Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice to keep our nation free. This year's theme is Thank a Veteran Today

11/12GWB Chamber Annual Dinner
TIME:5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PLACE:Genetti's Best Western Hotel and Conference Center
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.

11/12GWB Chamber Annual Dinner
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11/21Third 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 www.thirdfridaywb.com for our map of participating venues and featured artists each month. This is a FREE event.

11/26Diana Krall Wallflower World Tour
TIME:Feb 26, 2010
PLACE:Mohegan Sun Arena
David Blights National Award Winning Dance Teams of 60-plus, have been selected as the HALF TIME SHOW at the MOHEGAN SUN ARENA for the Harlem Globetrotters! GREAT FUN for the whole family! Call the Mohegan Sun for tickets!!

12/8Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
TIME:7:00pm
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 www.thirdfridaywb.com 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.


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