Alice in Wonderland

Curious Alice chases the White Rabbit to a world of enchantment, where things are never quite what they seem. Cheshire Cats grin, tea cups spin, Tweedle Dee meets Tweedle Dum, and the Queen cries, “Off with her head!” A wonderland for children of all ages.

Children can get a front row seat for the fun with on-stage carpet seating, and everyone can meet the cast after every performance for autographs and pictures. Price: $17 for adults; $13 for kids

DeSales University
June 1 – August 4, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
www.pashakespeare.org

Pocono 400

Pocono Raceway will host the Pocono 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race on Sunday, June 3, 2018, with events leading up to the race all weekend. Recognized as one of NASCAR’s most competitive raceways, Pocono’s unique, 2.5-mile track features three turns, each with its own degree of banking.

Pocono Raceway
June 1 – June 3
www.poconoraceway.com

Bloom’s Grand Opening Celebration!

Celebrate Bloom’s 1 month anniversary as we kick off with our official Grand Opening celebration, a chance for us to expand our reach into the community and thank all of you for your support thus far! Come enjoy a free day of play and fun activities for the kids!

PAAC (Pennsylvania Autism Action Center) will be sponsoring some sensory activities and sharing info about their organization. We will be holding a tricky tray with lots of great prizes to win. Proceeds will go directly to PAAC to help them continue the awesome work they do in our community!

We will also welcome MeSee Magazine, who will be sponsoring a Kids Art Contest!

Bloom Waldessori Play Space
June 2,10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
www.bloomplayspace.com

2018 Panther Pounce

Please help us honor the memory of Jeaneane Pavlicka and Carmine Monacelli. Support the ThinkBig Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Patients and their families by running or donating for the 10th annual Panther Pounce!

1 Mile Fun Run and 5k Races. Awards for 12 Different Age Group Divisions and Brand New Sports Team Divisions. Contact Information: Bri Palazzi, Race Director pantherpounce@pmsd.org

Pocono Mountain West High School
June 2, 9 p.m.
www.pmsd.org/Domain/12

Founder’s Day 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor celebrates its 30th Anniversary during Founder’s Day in Hugh Moore Park. The event will include boat rides, live music, mule selfies, and exhibitors, including American on Wheels, Historic Bethlehem, and more. Free!

Hugh Moore Park
June 2, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
www.delawareandlehigh.org

HONK! Jr.

CHILDREN’S SHOW – Ugly doesn’t quite fit in with his darling duckling siblings, and the farm animals are quick to poke fun, despite Mama’s protective flapping. Soon, Ugly finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, along the way meeting a flock of characters and finding out being different is not such a bad thing after all!

Shawnee Playhouse
June 2 – June 23, 11 a.m.
www.theshawneeplayhouse.com

Levee Loop Trail Race & Fitness Walk

Join SROSRC on Saturday, June 2nd for their Annual 4.5-mile run or 2.6-mile fitness walk. The event will take place rain or shine. There will be raffles, prizes, and more. Early registration by May 25 guarantees you a t-shirt. Early Registration by May 25: $20/person; After May 25: $25/person

Dansbury Depot
June 2, 8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
www.srosrc.org

Breakfast with the Beasts

Our newest event takes you deep into the zoo during the early morning when the animals are actively playing, eating breakfast, and planning their fun day!

Start this exclusive morning zoo visit with breakfast under our pavilion where you will find a breakfast buffet of eggs, home fries, sausage, fresh fruit, yogurt, refreshments, and more!
Then you will be taken on a guided tour around the zoo to hear the incredible stories of our animals and their conservation stories as well. Guests will learn all about the zoo, the animals, our zoo keepers, and get an up-close look at active, early morning zoo life!

You will even see our education department out with some of our ambassador animals, so bring the cameras and your smile and leave the rest up to us! Plus, you get to stay inside the zoo to enjoy the rest of your day!
Breakfast with the Beasts will have two times on Sunday, June 3rd. Visit www.lvzoo.org for more information.

Lehigh Valley Zoo
June 3, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
www.lvzoo.org/event/breakfast-with-the-beasts

Spring Fest Open House

Come enjoy this music-filled, fun-filled afternoon; kids and parents welcome! There will be good food, prizes, crafts, wagon rides, tours of the Youth Ministry at Wilderness Camp, an interactive outdoor education center, and much more. Have fun sharing time with neighbors and friends! This event is held rain or shine. Come make memories and see what Spruce Lake has in store for you. Please RSVP by calling 800-822-7505. Free!

Spruce Lake Retreat
June 3, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
www.sprucelake.org

Paint in the Park

Take a ride on the Midnight Express with this whimsical painting! Bring a bottle of wine (BYOB) and enjoy a night out with friends. Cheese and crackers and bottle water will be provided. Price: $35/canvas

Historic Dansbury Depot
June 8, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
www.srosrc.org

Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park

Enjoy the talents of artists and crafters displaying their fine wares. The fair hosts approximately 100 vendors with truly unique handcrafted items. These accomplished merchants travel from near and far to showcase their creative and distinctive gift ideas for that special someone or yourself! There will be food available and entertainment by Dan Engvaldsen. This event will take place rain or shine.

Bingham Park
June 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.northernpoconoschamber.com

String Art & Wine Sip at Renegade Winery

Join us in learning how to create your very own string art! Lisa will show you all the techniques to make a great piece of string art. Tickets are $35 per person and include all materials & supplies, a glass of Renegade wine, and so much fun! Please purchase the appropriate ticket for the design of your choice!

The Renegade Winery
June 9, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
www.therenegadewinery.com

Twin Pines Summer Celebration

This open house is an exciting day which features many activities for the family! Some things you can enjoy include the dunk tank, paddle-boats, hay rides, cake walk, and much more. There will also be a yard and craft sale for you to sell or buy items that day, beginning at 8 a.m. No prior registration required for Summer Celebration.

Twin Pines Camp, Conference & Retreat Center
June 9, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.twinpines.org

Frog Frolic

Spend the afternoon with us at our ponds and streams! Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting wet and muddy. $5/person
Pocono Environmental Education Center

June 10 & 24, July 7, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
www.peec.org

Stourbridge Pie

The Cooperage strives to provide the greater Honesdale community with access to superb local agricultural products, artisanal goods, locally produced art and live entertainment. The Market is a vibrant and friendly gathering of exemplary local producers, makers, artists and entertainers, and enthusiastic consumers, connecting through a mutual appreciation for each other and for the regional foodscape and community. Don’t forget to bring the kids! Romping Radishes will be held upstairs at The Cooperage at 4 p.m. during each market. In addition to superb local vendors, the market will have live entertainment, eats from The Anthill Farm Kitchen, and a featured Wayne County Arts Alliance artist.

The Cooperage Project
June 14, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
www.thecooperageproject.org

Delaware River Sojourn

The Sojourn is a guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation and more. It is for novice to experienced paddlers of all ages; participants can sign up for the whole event or for the sections or days of their choice. The purpose of the Sojourn is to heighten awareness of and appreciation for the Delaware River and its watershed, which flows through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Visit online for specific information on each day. $80/day for adults; $50/day for children (includes kayak, paddle, life vest, transportation, programs, and food)

Delaware River – Various Locations
June 15 – June 23
www.delawareriversojourn.com

72nd Anniversary of Becky’s Drive-In

Celebrating 72 years entertaining our patrons with double features. Will have fireworks at approx. 9:30 p.m. Rain date will be Saturday, June 23, 2018. Admission will be $12 per adult and $6 per child 3 – 12 years old.

Becky’s Drive-In
June 16, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m
www.beckysdi.com

Summer Garden Party & Tour Season Kick-Off

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm kicks off its summer season with the Summer Garden Party. Visit the homestead and experience life in the 1800s. Learn about the original Pennsylvania German farm family who settled here in the late 1760s. See the farm animals plus heritage craft and trade skills, demonstrated as you tour the buildings with guides portraying members of the Depper family. In addition to the tour, enjoy the Summer Garden Party for free! The Summer Garden Party offers a day devoted to the art of gardening. Tour the kitchen garden, learn about herbs and their uses, explore heirloom vegetables, enjoy food tastings and make a garden-inspired craft. Whether you already garden or would like to learn how, the Summer Garden Party is the place to be. $10/adult; $5/child (age 3-12)

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
June 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.quietvalley.org

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Nature provides food and natural remedies for us in the form of many plants. Join us on a hike focused on wild edible and medicinal plants. No collecting will be done in the park. Plant walks will be hosted on June 16 and July 28, 2018. Price: $5/person

Pocono Environmental Education Center
June 16 & July 28,10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
www.peec.org

Super Hero Dance Camp

Tap, ballet, yoga, arts and crafts. Let the talented faculty at PAD foster your tiny dancer’s love of the arts. For enrollment information, email: myriahdance@gmail.com

Pocono Academy of Dance
June 18, 12:30 p.m.
www.poconoacademyofdance.com

S.T.A.R.S. Camp – HONK! JR.

Theatre Camp offers young people an education-based, fun-filled theatre experience! Campers will learn about performing, diction, and choreography and will be in the show corresponding with their camp at the end of the session. Snacks are provided, but please pack a lunch.
Performance June 22nd at 7 p.m. Ages 5 – 7

Shawnee Playhouse
June 18 – June 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
www.theshawneeplayhouse.com

Thursday on the Green Outdoor Movie
NUT JOB 2

Bring your blankets and chairs! Enjoy a family movie night outdoors on the beautiful lawn at Northampton Community College Monroe Campus, Tannersville. Visit local vendors before the movie begins at dusk. Free!

Northampton Community College, Monroe
June 21, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
www.poconopa.gov/parks

Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson

The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 21, waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe host local WLSL events to show that Swimming Lessons Save Lives™! All participants must be beginner swimmers. Registration is limited to the first 50 participants. Call to secure your spot.

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
June 21
www.camelbeach.com

Thursday Night Concerts in the Park

Bring a chair, a blanket, and a picnic to join us for the third annual concerts in the park. This year we will feature music and chalk art for kids and grown-ups alike. Surrounding businesses will pack a delicious to-go dinner for you!

Sixth Street & Monroe Street, Stroudsburg
Every Thursday, Jun 21 – Aug 23, 6 p.m.

You Are a Superhero: Harness
Your Inner Power

You Are a Superhero will focus on helping 11-13-year-olds find their inner superpower, learn ways to get it back when it feels lost, and be comfortable with who they are.

During the workshop we will do a power based flow class, practice breathing techniques that will help with combating stress and anxiety, create Mala (beads) bracelets (power bracelets), and talk about how to use personal mantras (uplifting phrases) to remember their strengths. We will play inspirational/community building games and activities, talk about stress in pre-teen life, and discuss ways to deal with stress when it arises.

Super Hero Girls Class: Saturday, June 23
Super Hero Boys Class: Sunday, June 24

Boundless Yoga Studio
June 23 & June 24, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
www.boundlessyogastudio.com

Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival

Uncork summer with the 28th Annual Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine and Food Festival. This two-day, outdoor festival features food and craft vendors, live musical entertainment, and samples from an estimated 30 Pennsylvania wineries.

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
June 23 & June 24, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
www.splitrockresort.com

Geology Hike

Take a hike on the Fossil Trail with Paul Kovalski, aka Dr. Dinosaur, as we discuss the geology of our area and what makes our park unique. Geology Hikes will be held on June 23 and September 8, 2018. Price: $5/non-member; free for members

Pocono Environmental Education Center
June 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
www.peec.org

Willy Wonka Jr.

CHILDREN’S SHOW – The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this scrumdiddlyumptious adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale!

Shawnee Playhouse
June 29 – July 21
www.theshawneeplayhouse.com

Children’s Day

Come explore Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm and find out what it was like to be a child during the 1800s. Learn about different skills, activities, chores, and food that would have been part of your everyday life almost 200 years ago. Attend a lesson in the one-room school house, help gather fruits and vegetables, learn about farm animals, and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and includes tours of the farm.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
June 30, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
www.quietvalley.org

 

 

 

 

Honesdale Central Park

July 2, Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.
Fireworks begin at dusk
www.visithonesdalepa.com

Come to Honesdale’s beautiful Central Park on Monday, July 2 for fun, food, music, and a fantastic fireworks display from Irving Cliff. The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. with children’s activities, vendors, and entertainment in the park. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Friday, July 6. Free; donations accepted

Mount Airy Casino Resort

July 3, 9:30 p.m.
www.mountairycasino.com

Mount Airy Casino Resort presents free fireworks for all to enjoy. Catch the Independence Day event on Tuesday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m. Free!

Dansbury Park

July 3 & July 4
Tuesday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Wednesday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
www.eastburgalliance.com

Annual American Freedom Festival
Enjoy this two-day festival in East Stroudsburg’s Dansbury Park. Bring the family and enjoy carnival rides and games, food trucks and vendors, live music and entertainment. Free fireworks on Wednesday at dusk!

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

July 3

Live Music: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Fireworks Show: 9:30 p.m.
www.camelbeach.com

At this Independence Day celebration, you can enjoy all of Camelbeach’s 37 rides, slides, and attractions during extended hours, hit the dance floor and rock out, and enjoy a variety of delicious food, including BBQ, pizza, smokehouse creations, ice cream, and more! The Fireworks Spectacular begins as soon as the sun goes down and the moon rises. Admission to the Camelbeach Fireworks Celebration is free for Camelbeach ticket holders and Camelback Lodge guests. All festivities are free with Camelbeach admission; Music and fireworks are free to general public after 8 p.m.

Shawnee Mountain

July 3
Gates open: 7 p.m.; fireworks begin: 9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
www.shawneemt.com

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is holding its annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display, benefitting the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. Bring your own chair or blankets for great slopeside seating. There will be an outdoor DJ, Uncle Sam Stilt Walker, Mark Clark’s All-American Magic Show, and various food and craft vendors. The fireworks display will be at dusk, between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., presented by the Interstate Fireworks Display Company. Rain date is July 7. $10/car benefits Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company.

Skytop Lodge

South Lawn
July 3, Fireworks begin at dusk
www.skytop.com

All are welcome to celebrate Independence Day at Skytop Lodge. A fireworks spectacular will be held on Tuesday, July 3. The evening will include live music from the Dixieland Band, concessions, and a VIP seating area. $10/car

Lake Wallenpaupack

July 4, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
www.northernpoconoschamber.com

Join The Chamber of the Northern Poconos, as well as many supporting community businesses, for an unforgettable fireworks display over Lake Wallenpaupack. Bold Gold Media’s Classic Hits 105.3 will broadcast patriotic music during the show. Parking and seating is available at the Wallenpaupack High School. Weather permitting; rain date July 5. Free; donations accepted to offset the cost of fireworks

Split Rock Resort & Golf Club

July 7, Fireworks begin at dusk
www.splitrockresort.com

Watch our Independence Day fireworks show over beautiful Lake Harmony. Free; donations accepted for local organization

Stroudsburg Arts Festival

Please join us for the Stroudsburg Arts Festival, held in historic Downtown Stroudsburg along the N. 7th Street Corridor and Courthouse Square. Enjoy live music, performance art, and many types of high-quality art vendors!

Downtown Stroudsburg
July 7, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
www.poconoarts.org/programs/annual-special-events

Annual Lavender Festival

You and your family can learn all about growing lavender and some of the different things you can use lavender for. 50 assorted craft vendors will be on-hand, and food will be provided by Frogtown Chophouse and WOW Food Truck, along with beer tasting by Abomination Brewing Co and Pocono Brewing Company. You can also enjoy wine tasting by Renegade and lavender baked goods by Pearls Pantry. Enjoy entertainment during the festival, featuring music by Beth Goldwater and Erin McClelland, a PA Dance Network Performance, plus much more. Come out for a fun day, and learn about lavender. Free admission!

Paradise Lavender Farm and Ross & Ross Nursery
July 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.rossandrossnursery.com

Barrett Paradise Concert in the Park

Join us for an event celebrating Barrett & Paradise Townships, with great live music, wonderful food from local restaurants, and events for children. Admission is $5 and children age 5 & under are free! Admission proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains. This year’s lineup includes The Newspaper Taxis, Acoustic Pursuit, and Joe O’Malley.

Old Barrett Elementary School, Cresco
July 10, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
www.bpconcert.com

Oktoberfest in July

With both Polish and German themes, Oktoberfest in July will feature two stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, ethnic craft vendors, the Bier Stein Olympics, and plenty of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and cold brews. There will be live music and lots of activities for kids. Join us for a weekend of family fun and entertainment in the Pocono Mountains! Advance: $9/adult, $7.50/child; Gate: $12.50/adult, $8.50/child

Shawnee Mountain
July 14 & July 15, 11 a,m, – 5 p.m.
www.shawneemt.com

Music in the Valley

Music in the Valley features various groups performing traditional music at different locations on the farm. There will be a sing-a-long for the children and storytelling. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments and traditional music. Enjoy this special day of wonderful, old-fashioned entertainment. The event will be held under tents, rain or shine. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30 p.m. Included in historic farm tour admission: $10/adult; $5/child (age 3-12)

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
July 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.quietvalley.org

Thursday on the Green Outdoor Movie
MOANA

Bring your blankets and chairs! Enjoy a family movie night outdoors on the beautiful lawn at Northampton Community College Monroe Campus, Tannersville. Visit local vendors before the movie begins at dusk. Free!

Northampton Community College, Monroe
July 19, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
www.poconopa.gov/parks

THE TRINITY TOUR

Support Youth Ministry in Spruce Lake’s Motorcycle Ride & BBQ, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Rain date, Sunday, July 22). Register 8 – 10 AM @ Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson, 4300 Manor Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. As soon as you’re checked in, head out and enjoy the tour! (8 AM – 12:30 PM). Your final destination will be Spruce Lake. From 12:30-2 PM, enjoy BBQ on the lawn, worship by the band, “One Came Down” and speaker Lowell Delp. Enter the Silent Auction and chance at door prizes. Optional tours of Spruce Lake at 2 PM.
Pre-registration by June 30, 2018, is $30 rider, $20/passenger at www.sprucelake.org. (After June 30, $40/rider, $20/passenger). The entire registration fee is tax-deductible.

Spruce Lake Retreat
July 21
www.sprucelake.org

Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival

Known regionally as the finest art and craft show in the Poconos, the popular Audubon Art and Craft Festival combines entertaining and educational live wildlife shows, featuring animals native to the area with close to 100 juried artists and artisans, many of whose work is nature or wildlife inspired. Add live ice sculpting and activities for the kids, and you have a wonderful experience awaiting you in the Pocono Mountains. Funds raised at the festival are used by Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon to support local community and school environmental education. $5/adults; children under 12 are free

Wallenpaupack Area High School
July 21 & July 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.audubonfestival.com

Nature at Night

A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the woods to listen for owls, look at stars and enjoy the music of the night. Participate in fun activities that test your night vision. Flashlights recommended. Walks are set for July 21 and September 15. Call for registration. $5/person

Pocono Environmental Education Center
July 21, 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
www.peec.org

Blueberry Festival

Historic Bethlehem’s Blueberry Festival has been turning tongues blue since 1986. Join the Bethlehem community every July for a weekend of great food, live music, and family fun at Burnside Plantation—Bethlehem’s farm in the city.
Enjoy irresistible blueberry treats—pies, strudels, ice cream, coffees, teas, and jams. Activities include kids’ crafts, barn tours, horse patrol demonstrations, a blueberry cooking contest, blueberry brew, and the favorite blueberry pie-eating contest.

Buy your ticket online today and get two extra Blueberry Brewery tastings! Parking is available onsite.

Burnside Plantation
July 21 & 22
www.historicbethlehem.org

Princess & Pirate Night at the RailRiders

Help cheer on the RailRiders in your best princess or pirate costume as they take on the Gwinnett Stripers on Friday, July 27! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first pitch is set for 7:05p.m.
Be sure to stick around for post-game fireworks! Princess & Pirate night is presented by Viewmont Mall.

PNC Field
July 27, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
www.milb.com/scranton-wb

Gander Outdoors 400

Pocono Raceway will host the Gander Outdoors 400 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race (formerly the Pennsylvania 400) on Sunday, July 29, 2018, with events leading up to the race all weekend, including the Gander Outdoors 150 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race on Saturday, July 28.

Pocono Raceway
July 27 & July 29
www.poconoraceway.com

Disney’s The Lion King Experience JR.

CHILDREN’S SHOW – The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Shawnee Playhouse
July 27 – August 11
www.theshawneeplayhouse.com

Dragonfly Walk

Learn about the wonderful world of dragonflies! Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around the ponds for dragonflies and butterflies. Call early – spaces fill up fast. $5/person

Pocono Environmental Education Center
July 29, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
www.peec.org