It’s the first day of spring, and the weather is steadily warming up. It’s time to come out of hibernation and celebrate the warmer weather at these spring events in the Pocono Mountains. Whether you’re looking to wrap up winter with a spring skiing event, celebrate the upcoming holidays, or attend a festival, the Poconos has a lineup of events with something for everyone this season!


1. Camelback Mountain Parking Lot Party and Pond Skimming
This annual spring celebration includes tailgating, live music, pond skimming, the Cardboard Box Splash Down Derby, cook-offs, and more. Camelback will give away great prizes throughout the day.

When: March 23, 8am – 8pm
Where: Camelback Mountain

2. Earth Day Festivals and Litter Clean-Up Events
Whether it’s getting involved with your community and helping to Pick Up the Poconos with a litter clean-up, attending an Earth Day festival, or learning more about sustainability, staying clean and green is treasured across the Poconos through these events.

When: Now – May 11
Where: Across the Pocono Mountains  

3. ShawneeCraft Birthday Bash
Help ShawneeCraft celebrate their 10th birthday and enjoy live entertainment by the band Lake of Orchards from 7-10pm, various food trucks from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, beer games through the Tap Room with giveaways and prizes to the top game winners.

When: March 30, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Where: ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

4. Wally Wine Fest
Wine sipping along Lake Wallenpaupack! There will be 100 domestic and international wines to sample and plenty of bottles available to purchase. Food and gift vendors will be on site and bourbon and beer tastings will be available.

When: April 6 – 7, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Silver Birches Resort

5. Easter Events
Families will find fun at Country Junction’s EGG-stravaganza, and plenty of Easter dining options at various restaurants around the region.

When: April 13 – 21
Where: Across the Pocono Mountains

6. Pocono Mountains Restaurant Month
The first Pocono Mountains Restaurant Month, “Taste of the Poconos,” includes participating restaurants in Wayne, Pike, Monroe and Carbon Counties. These restaurants will have a chance to offer a variety of cuisines, so customers can taste that signature dish, or sample a variety of foods, sure to suit every palate.

When: April 22 – May 19
Where: Participating restaurants across the Pocono Mountains

7. Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
It’s back for a third year of screenings and awards. Channeling the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires, this film festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention and incite spirited debate.

When: April 25 – 28
Where: Jim Thorpe, PA

8. Bark Bash
Join Blue Mountain Resort for their third annual Bark Bash! This festival is for animal lovers and their furry friends. Shop from pet-friendly crafters and vendors, talk to local rescue and adoption agencies, enjoy live music, see pet-oriented demonstrations and more.

When: May 4, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Blue Mountain Resort

9. Mother’s Day Events
Still looking for something to do with mom for Mother’s Day? Treat her to something new! The Poconos has various things to do, and special meals for mom.

When: May 12
Where: Across the Pocono Mountains

10. 31st Annual Farm Frolic
The last two weekends in May, Quiet Valley comes alive with new baby farm animals. See a variety of baby animals—chicks hatching, soft baby bunnies, wooly lambs, frisky baby goats, and more. This year’s hands-on theme area will be the Pig Pen where visitors can learn all sorts of swine lore and enjoy some crafts and activities.

When: Weekends May 18 – 26
Where: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

View a full list of Pocono Mountains events, things to do, places to stay, and more to do in the spring on PoconoMountains.com

Relevant photos can be found here and should be credited to PoconoMountains.com.

About the Pocono Mountains

With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands, and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube, and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing, and open access to nine state and two national parks.

Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at PoconoMountains.com or by phone at 570-421-5791. Follow @PoconoTourismPR on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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