Celebrate this summer 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 two dozen events highlighted below; don't forget to browse the full calendar for even more upcoming excitement!

June Events

June Events

Summer Concert Series
Skytop Lodge
Date:
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Bring your lawn chair, grab something from the food trucks, then settle in on the South Lawn at magnificent Skytop Lodge for an evening of music from the band "The Proud Monkey," paying tribute to the Dave Matthews Band.


Foods of the Delaware Highlands
The Settlers Inn
Date:
Friday, June 3, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $150/person
Executive Chefs from The Settlers Inn and The Lodge at Woodloch will share a creative and collaborative menu at this special riverside event taking place at Grant's Woods, hosted by Van Scott Nature Reserve of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Purchase your tickets in advance for a great culinary evening!


Bridge the Gap: National Trails Day
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
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 5, 2022
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.


Robin & Beth Music Festival at Peaceful Woodlands
Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground
Date: Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $20-$40/day passes; $50-$80 overnight stay and festival
Now in its 6th 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.


Milford Music Festival
Milford Presents
Date: Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.

Milford Music Festival Jun 10
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Visit Milford Borough for its weekend-long, annual Milford Music Festival, where music lines the main streets of the borough and…


Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
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!


Coop's 10th Anniversary Party
The Cooperage Project
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Donations accepted.
Honesdale's Cooperage Project is a decade old! Celebrate with live music, street performances, community art projects, kids' activities plus delicious food from Hop Barons Kitchen.


27th Delaware River Sojourn
Delaware River
Date: Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 25, 2022
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.

27th Delaware River Sojourn Jun 17
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The Sojourn is a guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational…


Juneteenth Freedom Festival
Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Hosted by Sherman Theater and the African American Network of the Poconos, the 20th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival to be held in Courthouse Square will feature information and networking, live music, entertainment, vendors and more.


Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival
Honesdale Central Park
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
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 headliners Nikki Hill Band, Billy Price, Rockinitis and The Swing Vipers.


Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival
Split Rock Resort
Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, 2022
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $30/adults; $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: Weekly on Saturdays & Sundays starting on June 18, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Savor the sweetness of summer with pick-your-own blueberries and honey from local beehives. Bring the kids to enjoy the trampoline, tennis and basketball courts. This event will be held rain or shine weekends from June 18 through July 24, with the official festival vendor weekend happening July 9-10.


Pocono Juneteenth Festival
The Mountain Center
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Join the Greater Pocono National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and the Monroe County NAACP to recognize Juneteenth and celebrate freedom, fathers and family at The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna.


July Events

July Events

Iron Horse Rambles
Reading Outer Station
Date: Saturdays, July 2, August 13 and September 3, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: $99-$299/person based on seating option.
Train lovers won't want to miss the return of the popular T-1 class steam locomotive #2102. These round-trip excursions depart from Reading, PA with an afternoon stop allowing passengers to explore historic Jim Thorpe. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Iron Horse Rambles Jul 02

The Reading and Northern Railroad is proud to offer train excursions with famed T-1 class steam locomotive #2102! This locomotive…


Fireworks Celebration
Honesdale Central Park
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Time: Fireworks begin at dusk.
Cost: Free; donations accepted.
Nothing says Independence Day like a fireworks display! The Greater Honesdale Partnership will start the fireworks show right after the Wayne County Creative Arts Council event. Stay tuned to our blog for even more spots to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the Poconos.


Invasion of Normandy
Skirmish Paintball
Date: Friday through Sunday, July 8-10, 2022
Time: Check website
Cost: $79.99/person through 7 p.m. on June 15; $89.99 through 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.


Latin Fusion Fest
Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Latin and Caribbean cultures with this Saturday event full of multicultural food, music, vendors and fun.


Shawnee Riverfest
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 suggested donation to the Pocono Mountains United Way
Don't miss this free music festival featuring 12 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.


Girls' Night Out
Downtown Milford
Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Hit the town with your besties! An evening shopping the unique shops and small businesses in historic and charming Milford is the perfect way to get the girls together for a memorable summer outing.

Girls' Night Out Jul 15

Grab your girlfriends and head into Milford Borough to shop the small businesses of Milford! This event takes place on July 15 and…


Music in the Valley
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Included in historic farm tour admission: $18/adults; $10 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 22-24, 2022
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!


August Events

August Events

160th Annual Wayne County Fair
Wayne County Fairgrounds
Date: Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: Fairground: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Midway & Rides: Noon to 11 p.m.
Cost: $10/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 5 through 14, 2022
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 8-13, 2022
Time: Weekdays: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $5/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 21-27, 2022
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 26 - September 4, 2022
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: Friday through Sunday, August 26-28, 2022
Time: Varies
Cost: Free; fees apply to some activities
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 27-28, 2022
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.


Arts and Crafts Fair
The Art Factory of White Mills
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Local vendors with handcrafted items will be displaying their wares outside The Art Factory of White Mills. Find some design inspiration and pick up one-of-a-kind goods.


StroudFest
Sherman Theater
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
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.


Start planning your Poconos getaway! Browse more upcoming festivals, find a place to stay, and explore even more fun things to do. Summer isn't the only time our region's calendar is packed with exciting gatherings. Check out annual events in the Poconos for even more trip inspiration and stay tuned to our blog to learn about fall festivals and holiday happenings!

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