Jim Thorpe Fall Festival

Plan a scenic autumn escape to beautiful Carbon County in the Poconos.

Colorful leaves drift across cobblestone streets, charming cafes tempt passersby to stop in and try a special fall drink or snack, local storytellers share haunted legends by lantern light: there's nothing like fall in Jim Thorpe! Whether you're planning a midweek overnight escape to see the foliage at its peak or you're in town for the popular Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival running weekends throughout October, you'll find plenty of fall fun in Carbon County.

Set in the midst of the stunning Lehigh River Gorge, this historic town is surrounded by the natural beauty of the season, with lots of nearby attractions and outdoor adventures to try, from train excursions to whitewater rafting. Take a look at the Southern Region portion of our fall foliage forecast to find current color conditions for Jim Thorpe fall foliage and check our upcoming events calendar to find more details about fall festivals in the area.

Jim Thorpe is a popular destination, particularly in the fall! Be sure to book your hotel in advance and plan ahead for parking. The Jim Thorpe Visitors Center located in the train station will be open extended hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends from September 30 through November 5, 2023. Stop by to get some inspiration for your trip and enjoy live music performances!

Fall Foliage Events

Where to Catch Free, Live Music

Your whole family will enjoy fall foliage weekends in Jim Thorpe. Enjoy free live music through the downtown. Parking can be limited in Jim Thorpe. Be sure to plan ahead and arrive early to secure a spot. For parking information, click here. Performances are subject to change. Performances for the following weekend will be announced on Mondays.

Sunday, October 7

  • Downtown Gazebo
    • 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Hex Highway Blues Band
  • Quarry Street Stage
    • 12-2:30 p.m. - Shenanigans with Kim Rose
    • 3-5:30 p.m. - Twin Hill
  • Race Street Stage
    • 12-3 p.m. - John Ambrose
    • 2:30-5:30 p.m. - Peaches and Wine
  • Mauch Chunk Opera House Steps
    • 12-3 p.m. - Honey and Nuts

Sunday, October 8

  • Downtown Gazebo
    • 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - PA Village Polks
  • Quarry Street Stage
    • 12-2:30 p.m. - EchoSphere
    • 3-5:30 p.m. - Len Brunson & The Humidors
  • Race Street Stage
    • 12-3 p.m. - Alex & Naomi
    • 2:30-5:30 p.m. - Justin Skyler Duo
  • Mauch Chunk Opera House Steps
    • 12-3 p.m. - Teacher & The Doctor

Jim Thorpe Reserved Parking Shuttle



Lodging Options

A destination as rich in history as in beauty, Jim Thorpe in the Pocono Mountains has no shortage of comfortable lodging options.


October Fall Foliage Festival Parking

Make the most of your visit to Jim Thorpe. Click below for parking information. Additional lots, including reserved parking are available weekends in October during the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival.

Parking Info