Musikfest starts today
Musikfest 2020 will take place today through Aug. 9. This year’s festival will include 40 concerts shown via Musikfest.org as part of Virtual Musikfest, 40 performances by bands performing live from the Service Electric TV studios and an on-site food and beverage experience at SteelStacks that will include 10 Musikfest favorite food vendors.
The largest free music festival in the nation, Musikfest is made possible thanks to the support of the City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, Bethlehem Area School District, Northampton County, the support of the corporate community and more than 1,600 volunteers and 3,300 supporting members. For additional information, visit musikfest.org or call 484-634-1800.
Corn Festival at Country Junction
The Corn Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Country Junction, Route 209, Lehighton. Features everything related to corn, food, fun in the outside village, paintball wagon and pony rides, arcade and more. For information, visit countryjunction.com or call 610-377-5050.
Bridge the Gap: Guided Interpretive Hike
Guided interpretive hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday with one of the knowledgeable Pocono Environmental Education Center staff, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Learn a little bit more about PEEC's forests. You never know what exactly you'll find out there, so don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions along the way. Funding for this program is provided by the William Penn Foundation. Free. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 570-828-2319 or visit peec.org.
Discover some insects on the trails and learn about what makes them so unique from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Ermery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Cost is $5 per person. For information, email email@example.com, call 570-828-2319 or visit peec.org.
The Underground Experience
Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery will host an The Underground Experience from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the winery, 239 Blue Ridge Road, Saylorsburg. Enter The Underground Room through the brilliant crystal chandelier stairway. Fourteen feet beneath the earth are two handcrafted tables. Look up and see roots growing into the room, that is the chandelier. This experience will last approximately 60 minutes. During this time, taste wines paired with not only light and sound, pumpkin seeds and chocolate, but also with powerful emotions. Randy shares vivid stories of hope, love, trust, and the joy of living in the moment. This experience comes with a commemorative Underground glass. Must be 21 or older to attend. Please note should this event be cancelled due to Covid-19, you will receive a cancellation email and the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. For information, 610-895-4205 or visit blueridgeestatewinery.com.
Party at the Pavilion
The American Legion Post 927 will host a Party at the Pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night through Aug. 29 at American Legion Post 927, 646 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, cash bar and music. For information, contact Gary Spears at 941-400-2293 or Patti Heller at 570-688-8303.
Rhythm & Brews Live Music
Enjoy live music every from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night weather permitting in the Beer Garden at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Family-friendly and free to attend, these events feature local musicians and lots of fun. Place your curbside pickup and enjoy our outdoor space. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pull up on your boat and safely enjoy live music from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 30 at Silver Birches Resort, Lake Wallenpaupack, 205 Route 507, Hawley. Grab a takeout lunch, dinner, beer, wine or new cocktails to go from The Dock and enjoy on your boat while listening to live music. The event is weather dependent. Check Facebook for cancellations. Note masks are required for service and please call to order 570-226-2124.
Blues, Brews and BBQ
Blues, Brews and BBQ is the perfect way to enjoy live music by the falls from 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 30 at the falls, 119 Falls Ave., Hawley. Each week, enjoy a featured blues performer and a local brewery. Revel in music and barbecue-style outdoor dining or savor a cocktail on the serenity or stargazer deck while listening to blues performers from all over the area. Visit website for list of performers and special holiday hours. Cost: Price: $35 per person. Information: email@example.com or 570-226-1337.
Family Drive-In Movie and Dinner
Join Desaki for a night of family drive-in movie magic presented by the Sherman Theater every Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 27 at Desaki, 2054 Route 611 South, Swiftwater. Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per car and includes a spot in the parking lot with a view of the screen and a $30 voucher to use toward dinner. Meals will be brought out vehicles to enjoy during the screening. No alcohol will be served in your vehicles. Twenty percent of all food proceeds will be donated to help out the local Salvation Army and United Way who have been harshly impacted due to a lack of fundraising benefits. For information, call 570-839-2500 or visit desakirestaurant.com.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Live jazz and casual dining from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in August at the French Manor Inn and Spa, 50 Huntingdon Drive, South Sterling. Enjoy live Jazz music while savoring cuisine and cocktails in a casual setting on the terrace with 30+ mile views. Call to book a table. For information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-676-3244.
Jazz on the Deck
Enjoy a rotating line-up of live jazz from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Settlers Inn, 4 Main Ave., Hawley. This event is weather permitting. Please check Facebook for updates. This is an excellent way to see the hottest jazz musicians in one of the coolest local settings. Free. Information: 570-226-2993.
Music at the Moor
Music at the Moor from 4:30 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 2 at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, SCI Pavilion, 257 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg. Local entertainment, dining, dancing, drinking and lawn games all making for an outdoor-woodsy, pub-like, environmentally-trendy party with pounds of Panache at the SCI Pavilion. Information: 570-421-6431.
Pocono Whitewater Adventures will host Moonlight rafting at 7 p.m. on select dates through September. This event provides a nighttime outdoor experience like no other. Take off at sundown to explore the river under a midsummer moon. Travel down eight-miles of the Lehigh River. A friendly guide will accompany rafts to help navigate through the moonlit rapids. Fireflies and glow sticks on the rafts provide helpful light for the voyage, as well as the moon and stars. Upon returning from the expedition, get cozy by the bonfire, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy a glass of wine. Cost: Price: $99.99 per person (ages 13 and up). Information: email@example.com, 800-944-8392 or poconowhitewater.com/moonlight-rafting.
Tannersville Bog Walk
The Environmental Education Center will be offering weekly walks through the Tannersville Bog from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 4 at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center’s Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg. These 2.5-hour walks will be guided by an environmental educator from the center who will teach you about the bog, a unique boreal bog for this area, owned by the Nature Conservancy. Participants will meet at the Bog parking lot by 10 a.m. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking in the woods and through fields. Pre-registration is required and limited. Call to reserve your spot. Cost: $6, non-members, $4, EE and Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Information: 570-629-3061.
Big Day Out
If you’re seeking a big adventure then Pocono Whitewater's Big Day Out is definitely for you. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast to charge you up before embarking on a 23-mile mountain bike ride between the 1,000 foot walls of the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail. The adventure continues with lunch before trekking out on a scenic hike to an abandoned railroad tunnel with beautiful overlooks of the Lehigh River. From there, adventurers will whitewater raft the bends and rolls of the Lehigh River. A delicious dinner and roaring bonfire await your return. Accomplishing the bike, hike and raft in one day will score any outdoor thrill seeker bragging rights. The Big Day Out takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31; Aug. 2, 16, 30; Sept. 7, 26; and Oct. 3, 17. Cost: Price: $114.99 per person (ages 13 and up). Pocono Whitewater Adventures, 1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe. Information: poconowhitewater.com or 800-944-8392.
Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle
Join Pocono Environmental Education Center for a paddle around the ponds. Beginners are welcome – they will teach you everything you need to know. Dress appropriately – you may get wet. Call in advance to reserve a boat. This event takes places on select dates through August at Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Call for times as they vary by date and day. Free. Information: 570-828-2319 or visit peec.org.
Glen Eyre Express
Climb aboard The Stourbridge Line, Hawley Station, 100 Main Ave., Hawley, for a quick trip to the former Erie Railroad Glen Eyre Station from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. through Sept. 19. This trip is approximately one hour leaving out of Hawley. It is a great way to relax with good friends on one of the historic restored coaches. It's suggested to pre-purchase your tickets to guarantee your seat on the train when it arrives at the Hawley station. Call for detailed schedule. Cost: $20, adults, 13 and older; $10, juniors, 3 to 12; and free for children 2 and under (lap seat). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-470-2697.
Pocono Express Train Rides
Join Stourbridge Line for a 1.5 hour 20 mile round-trip from Honesdale to Hawley. This is one of the best ways to take in the natural beauty of the Northern Pocono Mountains. Keep your eyes open for bald eagles and other wildlife along the river. The rail cars are heated and restrooms are available on the train. The train runs on select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 16. Call for departure times. Cost: $20, adults 13 and over; $10, juniors 3 to 12; and free for children 2 and under (lap seat). Depart from the Honesdale Station, 812 Main St., Honesdale. Information: email@example.com, 570-470-2697 or thestourbridgeline.net/tickets.html.
The Delaware Water Gap has quite a few waterfalls within the park that all flow into the Delaware River. Join Pocono Environmental Education Center from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 30 and check out some of the larger and well-known falls in the park. Spaces are limited so call early. Cost: $10 per person. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, peec.org or 570-828-2319.