Disney’s The Lion King Experience Jr.

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. Visit website for specific dates and times.

The Shawnee Playhouse
August 2 – 11


Celebrating their 35th year, Musikfest remains the largest free music festival in the nation. That’s something that everyone can be proud of!

Bethlehem, PA
August 3 – 12

156th Annual Wayne County Fair

An agricultural fair building memories for 156 years. Pay one price which includes parking and rides. Enjoy a huge midway with over 26 big-time rides, kiddie rides, games, and fantastic fair food! It’s two large midways filled with down-to-earth agriculture events like horse, tractor, and truck pulls, kids pedal pulls, and even a pony pull, plus 4-H club shows and judging, car thrill shows, harness racing, fireworks, the always popular demolition derby, live entertainment daily, and free grandstand shows that will have you dancin’ in the aisles.

Wayne County Fairgrounds
August 3 – 11

Kid Fest /Entrepreneur Day

The Monroe Farmers Market at Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg, PA is excited to celebrate the future! Kid Fest /Entrepreneur Day is all about that. In addition to our regular farmers market, on Kids’ Day, there’s always plenty to see and do for kids! Including free face painting and balloon animals. New this year Kid Entrepreneurs!

Monroe County Farmers Market
August 4

Delaware River Railroad Excursions Dino Days

Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! At the station in Phillipsburg, marvel at our field paleontologists’ tales of discovery, and stand in awe in the size of the real dinosaur skeleton “Mr. Nixon.” Laugh at the antics of Scott Wagstaff, Ventriloquist, and his zaney animals. Ride our steam train for a trip back in time to the Ol’ Susquehanna Mine where you will enjoy a fun, interactive tour and history of the mine. You will also be able to pan for real fossils you can keep!

Delaware River Railroad Excursions
August 4 – 5

14th Annual Festival of Wood

“Goods from the Woods” is the focus of the 14th annual Festival of Wood at Grey Towers. This family-friendly event offers a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the ways we use wood in our everyday lives. There will be handmade crafts, music, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more! Parking, shuttle, and festival admission are free. Mansion tours are $5 per person. Rain or shine. See website for details.

Grey Towers National Historical Landmark
August 4 – 5

Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Nothing says summer like delicious sweet corn and finger licking BBQ. Over 25 vendors will surround the festival grounds, offering mouthwatering items, such as roasted or steamed sweet corn with multiple toppings, a variety of beef, pork and chicken BBQ, including Memphis, Carolina, Texas and Kansas City; sweet, spicy, dry rub, smoked, or smothered in BBQ sauce with an awesome line-up of local and award-winning BBQ vendors. Cold brews, soft drinks, and festival treats are also available. Non-stop live entertainment, with a western theme, includes country show bands and line dancing demonstrations. The Country Kids area will provide staged magic and juggling shows and summer picnic games.

Shawnee Mountain
August 4 – 5, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands on exhibits on natural history, sustainability, and the local environment. No registration required.

Pocono Environmental Education Center
August 4, 1 – 4 p.m.

Zoo Beach Blast

Catch a wave and surf your way over to the Lehigh Valley Zoo on Sunday, August 5th to celebrate Zoo Beach Blast! This event will include a variety of beach and ocean themed activities that help convey the importance of keeping our beaches and oceans clean.

DJ Ray will be spinning the tunes from 12PM-2PM! Make sure to stop by our Lorikeet Landing for a chance to feed our birds a cup of tropical flower nectar! Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in our oil spill simulation activity at our Penguin Bracelet Station!

Lehigh Valley Zoo
August 5

Mady’s Snow Day 2018

Join us Sunday, August 5th, at Barley Creek’s Pint Sized Park. It will be an incredible day filled with music, food, and family fun!

Barley Creek Brewing Company
August 5

Carbon County Fair

Family-oriented fair with agricultural displays, great food, rides, arena events, and musical entertainment. Ride specials daily. Musical entertainment is included with entry fee. Parking is free. There is also a free spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, August 11.

Carbon County Fair
August 6 – 11

Sloth Meet & Greet

Join us here at the Lehigh Valley Zoo for an experience you won’t forget! From 12:30pm – 1:30pm our resident sloth, Bean, will be on exhibit in the exercise yard for a guest meet and greet! This slow-mover is a crowd favorite so be sure to come say hello! Remember your cameras so you can snap a photo. Our knowledgeable conservation educators will be on-site as well to answer any questions you have about Bean! For information on how to book a private encounter with Bean.

Lehigh Valley Zoo
August 9

Heritage Craft Day

Come explore Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm as it is filled with heritage craft demonstrations. Demonstrations include spinning, weaving, wheat weaving, rug braiding, basket making, pottery, broom making, blacksmithing, and much more! Hands-on opportunities will be available for visitors. This event helps to foster awareness and preserve historic folk crafts that were essential to everyday life for earlier generations.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
August 11

Killer Cupcakes Cooking Class @ Mill Market Bakery

Join us for our new cooking class series in the Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill. At Killer Cupcakes, you’ll learn how to make and decorate amazing cupcakes that will leave all your friends jealous. Includes Cupcake Vodka Cocktail. $39/person, call 570.390.4440 to reserve your spot.

Hawley Silk Mill
August 12

Frog Frolic

Join us for a fun afternoon at the 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.

Pocono Environmental Education Center
August 12, 1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday on the Green Outdoor Movie: Coco

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
August 16, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Ecozone Discovery Room!

Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands on exhibits on natural history, sustainability, and the local environment. No registration required.

Pocono Environmental Education Center
August 18, 1 – 4 p.m.

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. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision. We recommend you bring a flashlight!

Pocono Environmental Education Center
August 18, 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Swing into the School Year

School is almost back in session so be sure to make your final days of summer count! On Sunday, August 19th the Lehigh Valley Zoo will be hosting our Swing into the School Year event. This year we will have an exciting line up of crafts and activities including a book fair by Usborne Books & More, zoo themed story time, and a special appearance by book-loving Princess Belle from 11AM-1PM! Make sure to stop by our educational keeper talks to learn new animal facts that you can share with your classmates!

Lehigh Valley Zoo
August 19

The West End Fair

A country fair with animals, live entertainment, arena shows, and homemade items on display. Rides are an exciting part of the midway, and food is a favorite feature with many mouthwatering options.

West End Fairgrounds
August 19 – 25

Beer Fest at Blue Mountain Resort

Calling all beer lovers! Blue Mountain Resort’s Beer Fest is back and sure to please with craft beer sampling, delicious food, and stunning views of the Pocono Mountains from Pennsylvania’s highest vertical! Join us for our must-attend, two-day event, featuring unlimited sampling of over 100 craft brews. There will be live music and talented artisan vendors. Whether you’re loyal to a certain brew style or want to broaden your palate, our Beer Fest has something for everyone! Please note, this event is for ages 21+ only.

Blue Mountain Resort
August 24 – 25

Greene Dreher Sterling Fair

Head to the fair! Enjoy vendors, games, music, rides, agricultural exhibits, great food, and so much more. Don’t miss Connie the Cow, the fair’s new mascot, as she makes another fun-filled appearance! Parking is free. Price at the gate includes admission to exhibits, all musical shows, most arena events, and all rides (extra charges may apply for some special events).

GDS Fairgrounds
August 24 – September 2

Wally Lake Fest

Lake Wallenpaupack is celebrated during this action-packed three-day event. Wally Lake Fest is a community-wide festival designed to help summer last a little longer in Hawley.

Lake Wallenpaupack
August 24 – 26

Butterfly Walk

Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies! Join David Trendily on a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Call early, spaces fill up fast!

Pocono Environmental Education Center
August 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Pocono State Craft Festival

The Pocono’s premier art and craft festival takes place every August at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA. Experience one of the area’s largest variety of art and craft demonstrations, be entertained by the best regionally based musicians, and experience the very best the Poconos have to offer.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
August 25 – 26

Dog Day at the Market

The Monroe Farmers Market at Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg, PA is excited to hold Dog Day at the market. Bring your well-behaved furbabies along for some fresh air, and meet & greet others! If you’re seeking something special for your pet, shop our animal-related vendors and crafters. If you’re looking to adopt a pet, talk with local rescue organizations on-site and potentially leave with a new friend!

Monroe County Farmers Market
August 25

Pennsylvania Wing Fest

Pocono Raceway’s Pennsylvania Wing Festival returns on Sunday, August 26. It brings top wing joints from across the state to compete for bragging rights and hefty prizes. Fans can sample and vote on the best buffalo wing and best alternative wing, while judges will select hottest and chef/VIP choice. Admission to this year’s festival, which includes great family-friendly activities, music, and tons of delicious wings, is free. Wing tickets are $1. This event benefits Monroe County Meals on Wheels.

Pocono Raceway
August 26

Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival

Celebrating 24 years of the Hardneck Garlic harvest. The Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival will fill the Poconos with the aroma of garlicky goodness over Labor Day weekend. Over 60 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. There will also be live musical performances, educational demonstrations, the 7th Annual Garlic Eating Contest, and plenty of children’s activities, making this a great family event!

Shawnee Mountain
September 1 – 2


End the summer with one last festival. Multiple vendors will line the sidewalks on Main Street from 5th to 9th Street, with a food court in Courthouse Square, complimenting dozens of eclectic shops and restaurants. There will be live music on multiple stages throughout the day and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Downtown Stroudsburg
September 1

Railfest 2018

The 12th Annual Festival of Railroading, History and Industry takes place at Steamtown National Historic Site this Labor Day Weekend. Steam Power, Diesels, and Electric forms of rail power will be part of the action. Various scales of model trains, some even utilizing steam to operate, will also help to translate the railroad and its impact on the culture. For two days, Steamtown and the Electric City Trolley Museum operate on the rails, going short distances and longer stretches of the rail line. Partner organizations bring their equipment for display along with the exhibits and tours of the Steamtown facilities.

Steamtown National Historic Site
September 1 – 2

The Lantern Fest

During the Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together to release lanterns in one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families will enjoy food, live music, a stage show, princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, the sky will light up with the highest hopes and fondest dreams. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chairs. See website for tickets and information.

Pocono Raceway
September 8

Bark in the Waterpark

The one we’ve all been waiting for! The second annual bring your dog to the Waterpark day! Dogs swim free, Humans swim for $15. The fun includes basket raffles, doggy vendors, games, and giveaways.
Disclaimer: For the safety of all in attendance, dogs must be leashed at all possible times. If your dog becomes aggressive or an issue occurs, you may be asked to leave the premises. All dogs must be current on rabies vaccination with proof available upon request.

Montage Mountain
September 9

HarvestFest 2018

The Sherman Theater’s HarvestFest 2018 is back this fall with FREE ADMISSION at Camelback Mountain Resort, experience over 100+ quality vendors nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Enjoy free performances on two different stages and fun activities for the whole family!

Camelback Mountain
September 22

Pocono Puppy Palooza

Shawnee Mountain is going to the dogs! Well, just for a weekend. Dogs are our best friends, and Shawnee has just the event for you! Pocono Puppy Palooza will feature a variety of training demonstrations, including agility, obedience, treiball (urban herding), and more! There will be a Puppy Parade offering awesome prizes and several shows, featuring the Marvelous Mutts. Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix will also perform on the main stage. Each dog’s admission fee will help our local rescue and shelters continue saving animals.

Shawnee Mountain
September 22 – 23

Pocono Plateau’s 2018 Hero Dash

Our annual 10K, 5K, and Fun Run will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Our courses take you along a mix of roads and trails where you’ll find lakes, streams, and maybe some wildlife. We have great food, great prizes, and great race gear. Our 30-foot climbing tower will also be open after you cross the finish line.

Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center
September 22