There are 93 days of summer vacation, and they're all up ahead of you, waiting to be enjoyed! Don't let the summer pass you by without celebrating in style in the Pocono Mountains. Whether it's a weekend concert, an overnight stay to savor a food and wine tasting, a hunt for treasures at an arts and crafts festival, or a day at the county fair, there are plenty of different Pocono summer events to enjoy.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the region's calendar is packed with happenings for families, foodies, couples, outdoor adventurers, music lovers and more. Get a taste of the fun to come with the over three dozen events highlighted below, and don't forget to browse the full calendar for even more upcoming excitement!

May Events

May Events

Lost Highway - Motorcycle Show & Concert
Poconos Park
Friday through Sunday, May 19-21, 2023
Time: Varies by day
Cost: Varies by type

Kick your summer off with great music from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, Rick Monroe and the Hitmen, Jess Zimmerman Band, Seth Enslow and more. The weekend extravaganza will also feature motorcycle showcases, giveaways, and a Pocono Mountain Harley-Davidson charity ride. Use our special offer code to save $5 off any ticket type.

Walker Tree Farm's Yoga and Spring Festival
Walker's Tree Farm
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $25/person yoga; free admission to festival

Get out in the spring sunshine at Walker's Tree Farm! Enjoy the fantastic views of mountains and valleys covered in green and rejuvenate with yoga sessions plus live entertainment, crafters, vendors, hayrides, food and wine trucks, and more.

Taste of the Poconos: A Community Celebration​
Carlton Drake Memorial Park
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $20/person in advance; $25/day of event

This is the perfect opportunity to eat your way around the Poconos all in one afternoon. Sample offerings from food trucks, breweries, wineries, and other vendors. Head to Newfoundland's Carlton Drake Memorial Park to take part in this celebration of community and food plus show your support for the Newfoundland Area Public Library.

Quiet Valley Annual Farm Animal Frolic
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Saturdays and Sundays, May 20-21, 27-28, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $18/person; $10/ages 3-12; free/under 3

Want to meet adorable baby bunnies, lambs, chicks, and piglets? Get to know the animals at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, including the workhorses Jenny and Judy. The Farm Frolic takes place over two weekends and is a fun outing for the whole family.

Mount Airy Summer Kick Off Party
Mount Airy Casino Resort
Friday, May 26, 2023
Time: 9 p.m. to midnight
Cost: $15/person
Mount Airy's lineup of adults-only summer entertainment starts Memorial Day weekend with a concert from CC Music in the newly-opened events center. Check out other events including the 80s Decade Party on June 1 and a performance from Vic DiBitetto on July 8.

Tent Sale at The Settlers Inn
The Settlers Inn
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Spend the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend celebrating sustainability at The Settlers Inn. Browsing a collection of upcycled goods and give back to a good cause: the tent sale benefits the Settlers Cares Foundation.

The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow
Pocono Raceway
Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, 2023
Time: Gates: 11 AM; Showtime: 1 PM
Cost: Tickets start at $25/adults; $10/ages 12 and under; $10/parking per car

Take flight on Memorial Day Weekend with incredible flyovers and aerial acts from Vampire Airshows, Rob Holland - Ultimate Airshows, Rick Volker Airshows, plus the headliners, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. Try our Airshow Augmented Reality Experience to get a preview of the action at home!

Memorial Day Vendor & Food Truck Festival
Mountain View Vineyard Winery
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Time: noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Savor the beautiful grounds of Mountain View Vineyard Winery outside of Stroudsburg as you sip on delicious wine, beer, or spirits, enjoy fun games, and browse the food trucks and craft vendors.

June Events

June Events

West End Fireman's Festival
West End Fairgrounds
Thursday through Saturday, June 1-3, 2023
Time: Varies
Cost: $10/parking

Looking for fireworks, food, and fun? You'll find them all at the West End Fireman's Festival. Bring your lawn chair and be sure to try the famous chicken BBQ. The festival benefits four different local fire companies.

Explore the Town Next Door
The Stourbridge Line
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: Varies
Cost: Free!
Call to register your spot to take a free ride aboard The Stourbridge Line as you explore the small towns of Hawley and Honesdale. Don't forget to grab a passport on the train: if you shop at the great stores downtown, you could enter to win great prizes.

Bridge the Gap: National Trails Day
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Get yourself ready for a summer of hiking and join Pocono Environmental Education Center for a day in the great outdoors. Get to know local forests with the knowledgeable PEEC staff. Check the PEEC calendar fot more "Bridge the Gap" events throughout the summer!

Pocono Pride Festival
Downtown Stroudsburg
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Celebrate Pride Month in Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg with live entertainment, food and craft vendors, local drag kings/queens and more.

Milford Music Festival
Milford Presents
Date: Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 2023
Time: Varies by day
Cost: Free!
Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Milford during their vibrant annual music festival. Take in the live entertainment, shopping, dining and fun throughout the streets.

Poconos Triathlon Festival
Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center
Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, 2023
Time: Varies by race
Cost: Varies by race and registration date
Calling all Poconos athletes! Enjoy the beautiful summer scenery around Lake Wallenpaupack as you challenge your stamina during a weekend of racing that includes swimming, biking, and running.

Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Nearly 100 artists and crafters from all over the country will be bringing their homemade wares to Hawley's Bingham Park this summer. It's the perfect time to grab distinctive gifts for friends, families or yourself!

Wayne County Creative Arts Council Summer Concert Series
Honesdale Central Park
Date: Mondays and Thursdays, June 12 - July 31, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Don't miss the great lineup of local musicians who will be bringing their talents and tunes to Honesdale's Central Park for a free midweek concert series this summer.

28th Delaware River Sojourn
Delaware River
Date: Saturday, June 17 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
This one-of-a-kind event is a must for paddlers! Follow the winding course of the Delaware River through New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey over eight days, journeying from the northern reaches of Pike County all the way down to Bordentown Beach. Camping, meals, and educational programs are offered along the way, and participants can register for just a day or two or the full sojourn.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival
Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Hosted by Sherman Theater and the African American Network of the Poconos, the 21st Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival to be held in Courthouse Square will feature information and networking, live music, entertainment, vendors and more.

Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival
Honesdale Central Park
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Groove to the rhythm of live bands performing all day in downtown Honesdale. Visit the main stage in Central Park to watch Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, The 40 Acre Mule, Reggie King Sears, and Mark DeRose & The Dreadnoughts.

32nd Annual Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival
Split Rock Resort
Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2023
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $30/adults; $50/adults two-day ticket; $15/ages 3-12; $15/designated driver

Spend the weekend sipping wines crafted right here in Pennsylvania. A wide variety of local wineries as well as food and craft vendors will be on had during this two-day outdoor festival.

Honey & Blueberry Festival
Equestrian House
Date: Saturdays and Sundays, July 22-23, 29-30, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10/adults; $5/children 12 and under; free under 3

Savor the sweetness of summer with pick-your-own blueberries and honey from local beehives. Bring the whole family for an educational tour of how local honey is “made,” an overview of Pennsylvania agriculture, and unlimited picking of your own wild blueberries. The blueberry bushes are in the “wild,” so visitors are advised to wear closed toe shoes/sneakers, bring a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellant.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson
Camelbeach Outdoor Waterpark
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Cost: Free with pre-registration
The largest outdoor waterpark in Pennsylvania, Camelbeach, will be taking part in this nationwide initiative to prevent drownings through swimming lessons for children. Take part in the lesson, then splash the day away at the waterpark.

Head into Summer with Floral Crowns
Gorgeous Floral
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $65/person or $120/couple and includes cocktail/mocktail

Live out your cottagecore dreams and create the perfect aesthetic headpiece made of beautiful blooms and greenery. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot

Robin & Beth Music Festival at Peaceful Woodlands
Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground
Date: Friday through Sunday, June 23-25, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: $20/day passes; $50-$85 camping for the two-day stay and show
Now in its ninth year, this gathering of music and song takes place in beautiful Moonlight Forest. Reserve a campsite or cabin and treat yourself to two days of music, food, and fun in the midst of Mother Nature.

Pocono Dragon Boat Race
Lake Wallenpaupack
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free for spectators; $1,100/corporate or community team
An ancient Chinese tradition is making its way to Lake Wallenpaupack! Dragon Boat Racing is fun to watch and easy to learn! Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a helmsperson in the stern to guide the boat. Cheer on the teams from the shore or ready your crew and sign up to race.

July Events

July Events

Wildflower Concert Series
Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary​
Date: Saturdays, July 1 through August 12, 2023
Time: Call for showtimes
Cost: Call for pricing

The Wildflower Amphitheater at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in Honesdale provides an idyllic backdrop for this popular summer concert series, now in its 41st year. Don't forget your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic supplies. Performances will be moved to the air-conditioned auditorium of the Wallenpaupack Area High School in case of rain or inclement weather.

Invasion of Normandy
Skirmish Paintball
Date: Friday through Sunday, July 7-9, 2023
Time: Call for times
Cost: $89.99/person on game day
This one-of-a-kind event could only happen at the largest paintball facility in the world. Thousands of players come to Skirmish Paintball to take part in the massive scenario games and to shop the largest selection of vendors in the paintball realm.

Shawnee Riverfest
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Don't miss this free music festival featuring acts benefiting the community and the Pocono Mountains United Way. Bring the whole family for a fun day along the shores of the Delaware River.

Music in the Valley
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Included in historic farm tour admission: $15/adults; $8 ages 3-12
Slow down this summer and discover the melodies of the past at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Listen to traditional music while you and your family or group learn more about old-fashioned folk instruments.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Weekend
Pocono Raceway
Date: Friday through Sunday, July 21-23, 2023
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Start your engines! "The Tricky Triangle" hosts a thrilling weekend of race car action with the return of the NASCAR Cup Series. From the excitement on the track to infield camping to the Fan Fair, there's so much to see and do, plus kids ages 12 and under are free!

Jam Fest Presented by NEPA Waterproofing
Lake Genero
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 general admission; free for kids under 12
Rock out on the shores of beautiful Lake Genero. Jam Fest will feature music from Kartune, Nowhere Slow, Electric Rewind, and DJ Dan. Check out the local food, beer, and wine vendors and try the axe-throwing or the obstacle course. Dogs are welcome!

August Events

August Events

161st Annual Wayne County Fair
Wayne County Fairgrounds
Date: Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12, 2023
Time: Fairground: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Midway & Rides: Noon to 11 p.m.
Cost: $12/person (two years and up, includes most grandstand shows, free parking, and free rides)
With an abundance of food, entertainment, activities and rides for one price, the Wayne County Fair is sure to please everyone. See if you can experience it all!

Sunflower Festival
Yenser's Tree Farm
Date: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, August 4 through 13, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Check website.
Bring your summer to a photo-perfect finish: the sunflower fields at Yenser's Tree Farm will be in full bloom this August. Wander through the sunflower maze, hop on a hayride, check out the Farm Fun Kid's Zone and more.

Carbon County Fair
Carbon County Fairgrounds
Date: Monday through Saturday, August 7-12, 2023
Time: Weekdays: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $7/day for everyone 6 years and older
From the baking contest to the quilt block contest to the tractor pulls, family fun awaits with agricultural displays, live entertainment, rides, and plenty of food.

The West End Fair
West End Fairgrounds
Date: Sunday through Saturday, August 20-26, 2023
Time: Fair opens at 2 p.m. daily
Cost: $6/person; free for children under 11
Since 1920, homemade and homegrown items have taken center stage at The West End Fair in Gilbert, PA. Try the rides and carnival games and food on the midway or check out the animals.

Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
GDS Fairgrounds
Date: Friday through Sunday, August 25 - September 3, 2023
Time: Varies
Cost: $8/person, additional fees apply to special features
For over one hundred years, the GDS Fair has incorporated agricultural lifestyle with live music, craft & food vendors plus classic rides. Experience the tradition for yourself!

Wally Lake Fest
Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, 2023
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Soak in the last rays of summer sun and the beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack. Enjoy art exhibits, activity demos, food vendors, time out on the water and so much more.

Pocono State Craft Festival
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $6/adult; free for children under 12
Artisans and craftsmen from across the country come to the Poconos for this premier event which has been an area staple for over 30 years. Enjoy distinctive crafts, demonstrations and music.

Van Scott Nature Reserve Scavenger Hunt​
Van Scott Nature Reserve of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy​
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Drop into the Van Scott Nature Reserve office to get a scavenger hunt booklet: then set out on an outdoor adventure to see if you can answer all the questions as you explore the property. If you can, you'll be able to claim a small prize!

Sherman Theater
Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Downtown Stroudsburg turns into one big outdoor part during this end-of-summer Labor Day weekend celebration. Stop at multiple stages throughout the town to see live musical performances, plus enjoy vendors booths and activity stations.



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