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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:

7/30Israeli Scouts
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8/2Yoga on the River Common
TIME:10:00am to 11:00am
PLACE:Millennium Circle Portal, South Side of Market Street Bridge, Wilkes Barre
Melt Hot Yoga, Balance Yoga and Lotus Pug Yoga will once again team up to teach a FREE yoga class on the River Common EVERY Saturday during summer. All experience levels are welcome. Bring your own mat and water. In the event of bad weather, check any of the Yoga Facebook pages.

8/3Church in the Park
TIME:10:30am - 12:30pm
PLACE:Kirby Park - Martz Pavillion
Northeastern Pennsylvania is beautiful! We rarely take advantage of our gorgeous surroundings like we should. Church in the Park is a great experience, and we invite you to worship God with us as we share the cozy sunshine and warm summer breezes! As always, the only rule is no perfect people allowed. Everyone is welcome!

8/6Y Walk Wednesdays: Americas First Park: River Common
TIME:1:00 - 4:00 pm
PLACE:14 E Northampton Street (Next to Cinema 14)
Tour three finished model units in these exciting new downtown loft condominiums! Don't miss this opportunity - 8 of the 21 units have already been reserved. Hosted by Susquehanna Real Estate and Lewith & Freeman Real Estate.

8/8Friday Nite Live at the JCC and on the River Front
TIME:8:00PM
PLACE:Broadway Theatre League of NEPA, 345 N. Washington Ave., Scranton
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock n Roll at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Thatís All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock n roll band for one unforgettable night. Donít miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

8/8Brewsterhout Patio Party
TIME:5pm - 8pm
PLACE:Osterhout Patio & Inside Library, 71 S. Franklin St. Wilkes Barre
Help raise funds for the Osterhout Free Library by attending the Brewsterhout Patio Party (formerly the Rooftop Party) on Friday, August 8th from 5-8pm. Tickets are $20 before, $25 at the door. Ticket gets you food, drinks and entertainment. Visit osterhout.info to learn more. Guests must be 21 years old.

8/9Yoga on the River Common
TIME:10:00am to 11:00am
PLACE:Millennium Circle Portal, South Side of Market Street Bridge, Wilkes Barre
Melt Hot Yoga, Balance Yoga and Lotus Pug Yoga will once again team up to teach a FREE yoga class on the River Common EVERY Saturday during summer. All experience levels are welcome. Bring your own mat and water. In the event of bad weather, check any of the Yoga Facebook pages.

8/13Y Walk Wednesdays: Wilkes U-What's New?
TIME:6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PLACE:Luzerne County Courthouse
Martin Luther King Jr. Observance


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