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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:

9/19Third 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.

9/20truTV's The Impractical Jokers Tour
TIME:7:00pm
PLACE:F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes Barre
Sponsored by truTV, the tour will star Impractical Jokers' Q, Sal, Murr and Joe, the lifelong friends who are also known as the comedy team, The Tenderloins. Ticket prices $49.50 and $125.00 plus fees.

9/20truTV's The Impractical Jokers Tour 2nd Showing at 10pm
TIME:10pm
PLACE:F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes Barre
Sponsored by truTV, the tour will star Impractical Jokers' Q, Sal, Murr and Joe, the lifelong friends who are also known as the comedy team, The Tenderloins. Ticket prices $49.50 and $125.00 plus fees.

9/22Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops
TIME:3:30 PM
PLACE:King's College
FOR CHAMBER AND DOWNTOWN: Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public. Sept. 22 and Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College. Free. INFO: (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487.

9/25Remembering Robin Williams Film & Discussion Series
TIME:7pm Thursdays
PLACE:R/C Wilkes Barre Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St.
Tonights showing is Jakob the Liar (1999/PG-13/120 Minutes) A film and discussion series, Thursdays at 7:00pm, screenings @ R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 with pre-film lecture and stimulating post-film discussions with mental health professionals as guest speakers regarding depression, suicide prevention, and other mental health conditions. Participants earn continuing education credits upon series completion. Cost is $40 per person for entire film series which runs every Thursday from Sept. 18th through Oct. 23rd. For more information or to register, call 570-675-9253 or 570-675-9219 or by email wbce@outreach.psu.edu or online at http://wb.psu.edu/ce

9/26Open House for the new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership
TIME:4:30pm
PLACE:University Center on Main at 169 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre
Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sidhu School and the opening of the newly renovated building which is the new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership. This state-of-the-art facility features a financial trading room, smart classrooms, faculty offices and meeting rooms for students and clubs. During our open house, you can tour the building, meet current Wilkes business students and enjoy a reception with friends. Let us know that you plan to attend this complimentary event by filling out the Homecoming registration form by clicking on the link below.

9/26Heels to Heal Benefit Fashion Show
TIME:5pm to 7pm
PLACE:Genetti's Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre
Heels to Heal benefit fashion show will take place on Sept. 26th at Genetti's Hotel and Conference Center. Several vendors, including Ga Bree's Boutique, Gerri's Bridal Shop, and Savii Formalwear by Sarno & Son will participate. Tickets are $10 each or $5 for McCann students and can be purchased at the door. Reservations can be made by calling Cristal at 570-417-3613 or Sandra at 570-235-2230. Proceeds benefit NRCI.

9/27King's College Homecoming/Reunion 2014
TIME:5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PLACE:Grico's Restaurant, 1074 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, Pa. 18643
Always a relaxed, delectable and informative Monday evening. $25.00. Please call 570-654-9120 for details and reservations.


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