In the Pocono Mountains, Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. This year, the three-day weekend is filled with festivals, concerts and long-awaited park openings.Read on to see what's in store, and be sure to book your stay. You won't want to miss this big weekend in the Pocono Mountains!

28th Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date:
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 - 29, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $8/adult; $5/child (3-12)
This annual festival celebrates new life on the farm. Bring the kids to see baby animals and enjoy some fun activities.


Shawnee Celtic Festival
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Date:
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 - 29, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $15/adult; $12/child
The Shawnee Celtic Festival is two days of music and merriment on the mountain. Purchase your tickets online and save!

Celtic Festival at Shawnee Mountain


Dam Release Whitewater
Whitewater Challengers
Date:
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 - 29, 2016
Time: Check in: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $59.95/person
Experience the rush of rafting down the Lehigh on a Dam Release Weekend! There will be whitewater.


Memorial Day Weekend on the Lake
Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour
Date:
Saturday - Monday, May 28 - 30, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $15/adult; $14/senior; $11/child under 12
This casual cruise promises 50 minutes of scenery and serenity on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Boat Tours on Lake Wallenpaupack

Opening Weekend
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
Date:
Saturday - Monday, May 28 - 30, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission for military & card-carrying dependents
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark opens for the summer with a special salute to our military.


Scenic Train Excursions
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Date:
Saturday - Monday, May 28 - 30, 2016
Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: Coach: $13/adult; $9/child (3-12); Open-Air Car: $18/adult; $10/child
Ride the rails through the picturesque Lehigh Gorge and discover all there is to see and do in Jim Thorpe.

Train Tours in the Pocono Mountains

May Fair
Monroe Farmers Market
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Pick up some produce and enjoy family-friendly entertainment all morning long.

Farmers Markets in the Pocono Mountains

Hawley Shopper and Pocono Express Train Excursions
The Stourbridge Line
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: Hawley Shopper: $25/adult; $15/junior (12-2); Pocono Express: $20/adult; $10/junior
Take a little time to tour the Northern Pocono Mountains on the Stourbridge Line.


Wyclef Jean
Get Wet Ultra Pool at Mount Airy Casino Resort
Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $30
Start the summer in style. This poolside performance is not to be missed!
Casinos in the Pocono Mountains

Scott Stapp: The Voice of Creed
Sherman Theater
Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $32/$28
Grammy Award-winning artist Scott Stapp will perform live in Downtown Stroudsburg.


Bike Park Bonus Hours for Memorial Day
Blue Mountain Resort
Date:
Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Varies. See website for rates and rental information.
Big on biking? Experience downhill thrills at Blue Mountain's Bike Park! Monday's a bonus day, so get out and ride.


Make the most of your Memorial Day Weekend in the Pocono Mountains. Stay at one of our world-class resorts and enjoy even more activities and amenities for the whole family.