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Things to Do: Hawley, Milford, Honesdale July 7-14, 2024

The 2nd week of July in Northeastern Pennsylvania is brimming with more fun events and activities. I’ve included a variety of fun stuff in this Weekly RoundUp for July 7-14th, 2024. Whether you’re a reptile enthusiast, an aspiring artist, a nature lover, or simply looking for a fun family outing, my hand-picked list of events will ensure you have a great selection of things to do for the week. Check out a homeowner resource workshop, a dinosaur dig, a lively Margarita festival (don’t forget the tacos), and more concerts. Go on a pond-paddling adventure or hike to a fire tower…I hope you can create unforgettable memories with your friends and loved ones.

Lake Wallenpaupack Cabin for Sale Open House

OPEN HOUSE ALERTSCome see these lake houses for sale; both include Lake Wallenpaupack Boat Slips.

JULY 6 (1-4pm) & 7 (10-1pm), 2024.

Click here for details.


NEPA Reptile Expo at the Hilton Conference Center
Sunday, July 7, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA

Nepa Reptile Expo Scranton PA July 7, 2024

Reptile enthusiasts, mark your calendars for July 7 and head to the Hilton Conference Center in Scranton, PA, for The Fifth Electric City Reptile Expo! This event is not just about buying, selling, and trading reptiles, it’s a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of these fascinating creatures. With vendors from all over the region, you’ll find everything from snakes and lizards to turtles and frogs, along with top-notch supplies and accessories. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer care tips. Join us to celebrate these fascinating creatures and connect with the passionate reptile community.

Follow The Reptile Expo on Facebook for announcements, giveaways, and more details about the Expo. More Info.

Wet on Wet Acrylic Painting
Sunday, July 7, 2024
1:00 – 2:30 pm
The Art Factory of White Mills
736 Texas Palmyra Hwy. White Mills, PA 18473
Cost: $50.00

The Art Factory White Mills Art Classes

Discover the magic of the “wet-on-wet” technique in your painting! This method involves layering colors over wet paint to achieve a beautifully soft and blended effect. You’ll create a masterpiece that you’ll be excited to hang in your home. The workshop is led by Rosellyn Grohol, who started painting as a child and pursued her passion through traditional impressionist oil painting and art school. As a contemporary impressionist, she captures nature’s moods, colors, and movement with paint on canvas. Rosellyn also teaches abstract alcohol ink and acrylic painting at The Art Factory. Unleash your inner artist and bring your vision to life! More Info.

Fire Management & Fire Towers Hike 
Monday, July 8, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 am
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive Milford, Pennsylvania 18337

Grey Towers Milford PA Fire Tower Hike

This program is designed with your little ones in mind. It’s a perfect opportunity for kids ages 4 to 13 to learn about environmentalism and conservation through a read-aloud story by a Forest Service Ranger. The reading will be followed by a hike to the Fire Tower, a fun and educational adventure for the whole family to enjoy together.
Parents or guardians are required to remain with children during this program. The Reading Ranger Program will be held at the lower pavilion, located at the lower parking lot of Grey Towers.  More Info.

Dinosaur Adventure Show
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
2:00 pm
Valley Community Library
739 River St, Peckville, PA 18452

Lackawanna County Library System Dinosaur Adventure

Adventure into paleontology with a hands-on dino dig! This is not just a fun family-friendly event, it’s an educational experience. We will learn about Mr. Nixon, a Triceratops discovered in 1996! After doing our own dig, we will help construct a dinosaur on a large cut-out and learn about the discoveries that the Strakas made in South Dakota. This is a great opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time. This family-friendly event is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required.  More info.  For Tickets, click here.

Thursday, July 11, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Craft Room and Ninth & Main Gift Shop
867 Main St Honesdale
Price: $40

Sip Paint Shop at Ninth and Main Gift Shop Honesdale PA The Craft Room

Get ready for a fun night with Melissa from The Craft Room at Ninth And Main Gift Shop in Honesdale! For just $40, you’ll get all the painting supplies you need and exclusive after-hours shopping in this one-of-a-kind store. Whether you’re hunting for the perfect gift or treating yourself, you’ll find plenty to love.

BYOB and snacks (don’t forget the cups!) and make it a party. Follow the link to snag your tickets – seats are limited and going fast! Plus, the lovely Denise, the fabulous store owner, will give you 10% off any purchase you make during paint night. Don’t miss out – grab your spot now!  Learn more about The Craft Room here.

Homeowner’s Resource Fair
Friday, July 12, 2024
2:00- 5:00 pm
Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center
126 Lamberton Ln, Hawley, PA 18428-7606, United States

Homeowner's Resource Fair Wallenpaupack Environmental Center

Join the Pike County Conservation District and Pike Wayne Conservation Partnership for a free event at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center! Get answers to burning questions like “How do I get my well water tested?” “How do I protect myself from ticks?” “Are solar panels right for my home?” and more. This is a fantastic opportunity for new and established homeowners in the area to connect with local organizations, learn about environmental resources, and get all your environmental science questions answered in one place. You’ll also be able to take home native pollinator plants, Pike County outdoor recreation maps, and more for free (while supplies last).

Representatives from various organizations, including PA DCNR, Lackawanna College, Northern Tier Hardwood Association, Penn State Extension, Pike County Conservation District, Pike County Planning & Mapping, PPL Electric Utilities, SEEDS, Sierra Club, and Wayne Conservation District, will be on hand to provide valuable information and resources.  More info.

Bridge the Gap Evening Pond Paddle
July 12, 2024
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Rd. Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

PEEC Pond Paddle Kayak Canoe Pond Dingmans Ferry PA Pike County

Come paddle around the ponds at PEEC! Beginners are welcome, and the friendly staff will teach you everything you need to know. Just dress appropriately – you might get wet. Remember to call ahead to reserve a boat. The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), a private non-profit and the National Park Service’s education partner in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, has nurtured a love of nature in visitors for over 50 years. With a diverse program calendar and free hiking trails open year-round, PEEC is the ideal destination for nature lovers of all ages.

More info. Phone: 570.828.2319.

Milford Jazz Festival
July 12, 13, 14 2024
Milford Hospitality Group
401 Broad Street, Milford, PA

Milford Pennylvania Jazz Festival PA

Mark your calendars for July 12th-14th, and get ready to groove through the historic town of Milford, PA, with the return of the Milford Jazz Festival! Curated by the amazing Amy London, this weekend promises to be a jazz lover’s dream come true. Milford Hospitality Group is thrilled to bring you over a dozen electrifying performances, featuring a stellar lineup including the Royal Bopsters with special guest Ronny Whyte, Barry Bryson and Swing Street, vocal sensations Amy London and Jeanne O’Connor, the fiery young pianist Esteban Castro, and the dynamic duo Nancy and Spencer Reed. It will be an unforgettable weekend of live jazz music, so don’t miss out!

Tickets (under “Main Events”) & More Info.

Taco & Margarita Festival Scranton 
Saturday, July 13, 2024
1:00 – 6:00 pm (VIPs get in at noon!)
Circle Drive-In
1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, PA 18508

Taco Margarita Festival Circle Drive In Dickson City Scranton PA

Get ready for a fiesta like no other at the Taco & Margarita Festival! Enjoy mouthwatering tacos from local culinary wizards, refreshing margaritas in a variety of zesty and exotic flavors, and live music that will keep you dancing all day. With fun activities for adults and kids, including face painting and bouncy castles, everyone will have a fantastic time all day. Elevate your experience in the VIP area with early entry, premium drinks, and top-notch service. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled extravaganza – it will be a blast! More info.  For tickets, click here.

Dyberry Creek Music Festival: An Evening in Versailles
July 13, 2024
7:00 pm
ALTERNATE TIME: Sunday, July 14 at 2 pm
The Cooperage Project
1030 Main St, Honesdale, PA, United States, Pennsylvania 18431

Cooperage Honesdale Evening in Versailles Baroque Concert
Plan for an enchanting evening at the 2024 Dyberry Creek Music Festival in partnership with the esteemed Brisch Center for Historical Performance as The Cooperage Project hosts a concert of exquisite Baroque musical delights. This event is generously supported by Spring Point Partners, PA Humanities, individual donors, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Mark your calendars for this complimentary event on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 7 pm. Experience the timeless elegance of Baroque music performed by world-class musicians in an intimate setting. This promises to be an unforgettable evening of Baroque splendor.

Discover more about the Dyberry Creek Music Festival and our talented performers here.

Learn about the Brisch Center for Historical Performance and its dedication to preserving musical heritage here.

As July unfolds and our glorious summer continues, these events offer the perfect blend of education, entertainment, and community engagement. And if you find yourself captivated by the charm of the Lake Wallenpaupack region and are considering buying a vacation lake house or making it your full-time home, I’m here to help.

Lake Wallenpaupack Open House

Don’t forget: OPEN HOUSES JULY 6 & 7, 2024. Come see these awesome lake houses for sale; both include Lake Wallenpaupack Boat Slips. JULY 6 & 7, 2024.

Click here for details.

As a full-time realtor specializing in this beautiful area, I am passionate about finding the perfect lake house or cabin for my clients. Between all the fun activities, let’s connect and explore the real estate opportunities that Northeastern PA’s Poconos Lake Region offers. Looking forward to helping you discover your dream home!

Remember: if you know of a fun and interesting event coming up that you think I should feature in my Weekly RoundUp, let me know!

Contact Karen Rice, Realtor

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