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Each season, the Pocono Mountains lives up to its promise... the spring is fresh, lively and green; the summer sweet, warm and inviting; the fall plentiful, colorful and fragrant; and the winter pure, silent and majestic. Festivals, activities, indoor and outdoor life never slow. 

Hundreds of events and activities take place in the Pocono Mountains each year. Music and food festivals, holiday celebrations, whitewater rafting days, ski season events and NASCAR races are just some of the exciting events that brighten the region throughout the year. Be sure to take advantage the many day deals at area attractions that include water activities, outdoor adventures, golf, and dining!

Discover the destination behind the celebrations! Wake refreshed and ready to explore when you stay overnight through one of our romantic, family, or girlfriend getaways.

In the meetings market? Consider planning your meeting around one of the region's signature events!

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03-31-2015 - 04-06-2015
A COOL LOOK AT THE ICE INDUSTRY
3/2/2015 - 3/31/2015
Recurring daily

Times: 9am-4pm
Location: Steamtown National Historic Site
Venue: Steamtown National Historic Site
Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 340-5206
Admission: Included with park entrance fee.

To celebrate winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains, including the 22nd Annual Tobyhanna Ice Harvest on Mill Pond #1, Steamtown NHS is featuring an exhibit entitled, A Cool Look at the Ice Industry. Through historic artifacts and images from local historical societies and Steamtown's collection, the exhibit traces the path of ice from ponds and lakes to homes and businesses, and presents ice as a resource that shaped a new America. The exhibit, located in the park's Changing Exhibits Gallery, and is open through April 26.

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CATCH THE BREAK
3/31/2015  


Times: 8pm
Location: Sherman Theater
Venue: The Living Room
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: Lorna@shermantheater.com
Phone: (570) 420-2808
Admission: $8/general admission

With The Potentials, Lila Ignite, Omar, and The Plumcocks, The Living Room is a non-profit Artspace that features live music, art shows, open mic, comedy acts, dinners, weddings, and much much more. The capacity is approximately 100 people.

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COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES
3/31/2015  


Times: 7pm
Location: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
Venue: The River Sanctuary or Hotel Lobby
100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (800) 742-9633
Admission: Free; donations gratefully accepted

Shawnee Community Concert Series is held on Tuesday nights. The performance will run approximately one hour and will take place at The River Sanctuary (pavilion on the front lawn of the resort) or in the lobby of the inn (depending on season and weather). There is no admission feel, but donations for the performers are accepted and collected prior to intermission. Concerts are held rain or shine.

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OPENING DAY
4/1/2015  


Times: 8am-8pm
Location: Adventure Center at Pocono Whitewater
1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (800) 944-8392
Admission: $34.99 per person. Prices vary depending on package, trip, and event dates.

Join Pocono Whitewater today and be the first one on the river this year!

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WOODCOCK WATCH
4/1/2015  


Times: 6:30-8pm
8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: monroecd@ptd.net
Phone: (570) 629-3061
Admission: $5/non-member; $3/children under 12; EE Center members free.

Timberdoodle, Bogsucker, and Big Eye are some of the strange nicknames given to the equally strange American Woodcock. Join Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman for this 1.5 hour program where you will learn about the life history and amazing courtship displays of this fascinating and entertaining bird. A brief classroom presentation will be held before traveling to the Tannersville Bog area to observe the woodcock's lovesick antics.

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OIL PAINTING
4/2/2015 - 4/23/2015
Recurring weekly on Thursday

Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $75/member; $85/non-member; $65/senior member; $75/senior non-member

This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials, and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process. This class will be held weekly with instructor John McAllister.

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KIMS COMEBACK AND SURVAY SAYS!
4/3/2015  


Times: 7pm
Location: Sherman Theater
Venue: The Living Room
524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Email: Lorna@shermantheater.com
Phone: (570) 420-2808
Admission: $8/general admission

Featuring Statues and Stories, Statue, FM Waves, and Above the Mendoza. The Living Room is a non-profit Artspace that features live music, art shows, open mic, comedy acts, dinners, weddings, and much much more. The capacity is approximately 100 people.

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LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY WITH TEDDY YOUNG
4/3/2015  


Times: 8-11pm
Location: Ledges Hotel
Venue: Glass-Wine. Bar. Kitchen.
120 Falls Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@ledgeshotel.com
Phone: (570) 226-1337
Admission: No cover charge.

Enjoy a rotating line-up of live music in our lounge. This Friday enjoy music by Teddy Young.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT AT COCOON
4/3/2015  


Times: 7-9pm
Location: Cocoon Coffeehouse & Catering Company
Route 6 and Bellmonte Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: cocoonbarista@gmail.com
Phone: (570) 226-6130
Admission: Free

Organized by Harmony Presents with support from the Downtown Hawley Partnership. Sign-up begins at 6:30pm. Each performer gets two songs or seven minutes. If your strength is in watching and listening, we want you to come too! Everyone is welcome!

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THE CRUCIBLE BY ARTHUR MILLER
4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Times: 2pm and 8pm
Location: Shawnee Playhouse
552 River Road, Shawnee On Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: (570) 421-5093
Admission: $18/adults; $15/seniors; $10/children 12 and under

The story focuses on a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie, bigotry, and deceit terrifyingly take over. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned along with a host of other innocents. This play will take place at 2pm on April 3, 5; 8pm on April 4.

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BILLY STRINGS AND DON JULIN
4/4/2015  


Times: 8pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Harmony Presents
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: jill@silkmillharmony.com
Phone: (570) 588-8077
Admission: $15 - $20

Drenched in sweat, grimacing like a banshee, howling like a bluegrass berserker, and picking with such ferocity that he's been known to break three strings in one song, 22 year old guitarist and singer Billy Strings could have tumbled out of coal country in the old mountains, tattoos and all, but actually hails from Michigan, where he met mandolinist Don Julin. On stage, the two egg each other on to more and more intense riffs and improvised breaks, pushing harder and harder on their own abilities to try to break through to new levels of musicianship. There's a reason that they were called the unholy child of Pantera and Tony Rice by The Bluegrass Situation. Check this ferocious bluegrass duo out at the Hawley Silk Mill.

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EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
4/4/2015  


Times: 11am-4pm
Location: Country Junction "World's Largest General Store"
6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton, PA 18235
Email: events@countryjunction.com
Phone: (610) 377-8440
Admission: Fun Band: $5/adults; $10/children

Bring your kids to Country Junctions FREE egg hunts with prizes for all at the Easter EGGstravaganza. It all begins with an opening ceremony at 11am. While you're there, grab a fun band and enjoy Anna's frozen bounce house, Elsa's freezin' funland, a candy scavenger hunt, decorating eggs, Dorthy's 3-D explosion, coloring contest, mining for gems, hayrides, games and dance parties, and sing-along's with your favorite characters. Don't forget to get a picture with the Easter Bunny himself. It's always a great time, so come on out and enjoy Spring at the Country Junction events center. Easter Bunny photos are $10 for one 5x7 or two 4x6.

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ECOZONE DISCOVERY ROOM!
4/4/2015  


Times: 1-4pm
Location: Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Email: peec@peec.org
Phone: (570) 828-2319
Admission: Free

Climb into a bald eagle's nest, crawl into a bat cave, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability, and the local environment. No registration required.

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FREE TASTINGS AT MILL MARKET
4/4/2015 - 4/25/2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 11am-1pm
Location: Hawley Silk Mill
Venue: Mill Market
8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: info@MillMarketPA.com
Phone: (570) 390-4440
Admission: Free

Enjoy tasting unique products sourced regionally. Check the website to see what's being sampled every Saturday.

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LIVE MUSIC AT BARLEY CREEK WITH REGINA SAYLES
4/4/2015  


Times: 8-11pm
Location: Barley Creek Brewing Company
1774 Sullivan Trail (at the Corner of Camelback Road), Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: (570) 629-9399
Admission: Free

Enjoy live music every Saturday night at Barley Creek Brewing Company, the Pocono Mountains Original Brewpub. Great food and handcrafted beer brewed on-site. Free brewery tours daily at 12:30pm.

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LIVE PIANO MUSIC IN THE DINING ROOM
4/4/2015 - 4/25/2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: 6-10pm
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park
4 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: desk@thesettlersinn.com
Phone: (570) 226-2993

Enjoy farm-to-table fine dining while listening to live piano music.

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STROLLING BUNNY
4/4/2015  


Location: The Crossings Premium Outlets
1000 Premium Outlets Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone: (570) 629-4650

Don't miss the Easter Bunny as he strolls throughout The Crossings Premium Outlets meeting with children. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture this treasured moment.

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TARTAN TERRORS SPECIAL EVENT
4/4/2015  


Times: Doors 7pm; Show 8pm
Location: Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-0249
Admission: $30

Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This magazine declares The Tartan Terrors as one act to keep an eye on! Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors and see why Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as the heirs apparent to the Celtic mayhem. Check them out at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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VOCAL WORKSHOP 101
4/4/2015 - 4/25/2015
Recurring weekly on Saturday

Times: noon-2pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $65/member; $75/non-member; $55/senior member; $65/senior non-member

This workshop will cover the world of vocal expression explained in a straightforward manner. Basic scales and exercises, phrasing, using dynamics, understanding the different rhythms used (samba, swing, boss nova, waltz, and ballad), picking a song and key, explaining typical twelve bar blues-write, and range are topics that will be explored. Guitar accompaniment will be provided. You will need sheet music with chord symbols. This four week class will be held with Nancy Reed.

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VOLUNTEER DAY – SPRING CLEANING
4/4/2015  


Times: 9am-noon
Location: Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Email: peec@peec.org
Phone: (570) 828-2319
Admission: Free

Help PEEC clean up after winter and prepare for the spring. All ages welcome. Snacks provided.

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EASTER BRUNCH
4/5/2015  


Times: 10am-6pm
Location: Blue Mountain Ski Area
Venue: Slopeside Pub and Grill
1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071
Email: information@skibluemt.com
Phone: (610) 826-7700
Admission: $29 and $16

Bunny Brunch Buffet including everything from omelette bar, carving stations, Hors D'oeuvres, and live entertainment.

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EASTER DINNER
4/5/2015  


Times: 11:30am-6pm
Location: The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park Restaurant
4 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA 18428
Phone: (570) 223-2993
Admission: $55 prix fixe menu

A family tradition, Easter Day dinner served at the Inn. Children's menu available. Call for reservations.

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EASTER DINNER BUFFET
4/5/2015  


Times: noon-4pm
Location: Ehrhardt's Waterfront Restaurant & Banquet Center
201 Route 507, Hawley, PA 18428
Email: waterfront@ehrhardts.com
Phone: 570-226-7355 ext. 2
Admission: $26.95 per person; $9.95/children under 12; under 3 free

Join Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort for an Easter Dinner Buffet. The buffet includes soup and salads, fresh bakery items, a carving station, and much more. Tax and service charge not included. Reservations required.

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EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH
4/5/2015  


Times: 11am-3pm
Location: Chateau Resort & Conference Center
475 Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA 18372
Email: info@chateauresort.com
Phone: (570) 629-5900
Admission: $27/adults; $13/children; under 3 are free

Enjoy Easter Brunch at the Chateau Resort featuring a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar, breakfast selections, omelet station, elegant dinner buffet with 15 hot selections, carving station, and a grand dessert presentation.

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INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
4/5/2015 - 4/26/2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday

Times: 1-4pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $100/member; $110/non-member; $90/senior member; $100/senior non-member

This class will cover composition, how to avoid making mud, rules of portraiture, using a photograph and various textures, along with other varied techniques. This four week class will take place with instructor Joan Rashid.

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“THE REBELLION OF MISS LUCY ANN LOBDELL”
4/6/2015  


Times: 1pm
Location: Greene-Dreher Historical Society
Venue: Peggy Bancroft Hall
465 South Sterling Road, South Sterling, PA 18460
Phone: (570) 676-9816
Admission: Free

William Klaber, author, producer, and journalist, will share, The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, a fictional memoir based on the adventures of a real woman living as a man in Honesdale in 1855. Members and guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting and program.

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COSTUMED FIGURE DRAWING
4/6/2015 - 4/20/2015
Recurring weekly on Monday

Times: 6-9pm
Location: Pocono Arts Council
18 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 476-4460
Admission: $90/member; $100/non-member; $80/senior member; $90/senior non-member

This energetic course will focus on direct drawing, from the theatrically costumed and fashionably dressed professional model. Participants will draw through a range of exciting approaches, learning to draw more freely, confidently, and courageously. This class is for teens and adults. All skill levels welcome. This three week class will take place with instructor Ted Michalowski.

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4/18/2015
Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration

Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration kicks off in downtown Jim Thorpe. The celebration includes live entertainment, children's activities, demonstrations, workshops, environmental education and more. Rain date is April 19. More

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The Pocono Comic Expo

The Pocono Comic Expo is the first ever comic book convention to be held in the Pocono Mountains! Enjoy vendors, cosplayers, and special guests! Guests include DC Comics artist Rags Morales, Yu-Gi-Oh voice actors Johnathan Todd Ross and Erica Schroeder, the Steampunk marines of the Imperial American Air Corps, and more. More