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Planning a visit to Pennsylvania? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

 

The Poconos & Northeast PA Events

October 2014

October 11 - April 19, 2015
2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey

Sports fans, catch the WBS Penguins of the American Hockey League tear-up the ice for select home games during the winter months at Mohegan Sun Arena. Game times vary by day.

February 2015

February 22, 2015
2015 Shawnee Mountain's Winter Carnival

Visit Shawnee Mountain in East Stroudsburg for this one-day-only winter event, featuring numerous vendors, games, food, beverages, entertainment, and so much more. Event start time is TBA.

February 14 & 15, 2015
2015 Jim Thorpe Winterfest

Join the community of Jim Thorpe as they celebrate the winter with two days worth of ice and wood carving, entertainment, a Civil War re-enactment, and so much more at various locations in downtown Jim Thorpe. The event start times vary by day.

February 27 - March 1, 2015
2015 Monster Jam

Legendary Monster Jam trucks bring their brand of sedan-smashing, thrill-seeking fun to the Mohegan Arena for four nights in Wilkes-Barre. Event start times vary by day. 

February 2015

February 22, 2015
2015 Bridal Fair & Event Extravaganza

Visit Fagley's Allentown Brewery for an afternoon of craft beer and food tastings, giveaways, prizes, and more than 70 bridal event planners on hand to help you plan your wedding. No wedding? No problem. The fun begins at 11 a.m.

April 2015

April 25-26, 2015
Cherry Blossom Festival

Wikles-Barre's Kirby Park welcomes thousands of spring revelers to celebrate the oncoming of spring. Marvel at the beautiful cherry blossoms and enjoy two days of family-friendly entertainment and rides.

April 9 - September 7, 2015
2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton RailRiders Baseball

Catch future MLB stars of the Triple-A Wilkes-Barre Scranton RailRiders baseball team when they play home games at PNC Field during the spring/summer months. Game times vary by day.

August 2015

August 7-15, 2015
2015 Musikfest

For one week, Bethlehem will become the site of great live music, live entertainment, a variety of vendors, and so much more. The festival's start time is TBA.

Philadelphia Metro Area Events

October 2014

October 8 - April 11, 2015
2014-2015 Philadelphia Flyers Hockey

Catch former NHL champions tear-up the ice for select home games at the Wells Fargo Center as they take on Eastern Conference rivals. Face-off times vary by game.

October 4, 2014 - April 12, 2015
Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

See the anatomy of nature's animals at this striking exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

January 2015

January 31 - February 8, 2015
2015 Philadelphia International Auto Show

Traveling motor heads – be sure to stop by the Philadelphia Convention Center during this seven-day event where over 700 classic, refurbished, and top-of-the-line automobiles rev their engines. Event start times vary.

December 15 - March 1, 2015
2015 Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest

Open seven days a week throughout the entirety of the holiday season and beyond, this holiday festival features more than enough winter themed fun for the entire family found at the Delaware Riverfront park. Event times vary.

February 2015

February 19, 2015
2015 Chinese New Year

Bring in the Chinese New Year in Philadelphia's Chinatown, where a variety of parades, shops, and fireworks help make this event truly unique. The festivities begin at sundown.

February 28 - March 8, 2015
2015 Philadelphia Flower Show

Visit the Philadelphia Convention Center for 10 whole days of beautiful floral designs and impressive horticulture displays presented by over 150 vendors. Start times vary by day.

April 2015

April 18, 2015
Center City Jazz Festival

Over 15 bands perform throughout the day at four Philadelphia Center City venues.

May 2015

May 10, 2015
Brewerytown Spring Festival

West Girard Avenue in Philadelphia transforms into a tasty street festival celebrating art, food, and music.

Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania Events

September 2014

Spetember 26 - 28, 2014
Annual Rally at the Rocks

Riders can enjoy the courses at Rock Run Recreation Area in Patton. Opportunities for hot breakfasts and riding shows included.

Pennsylvania Wilds Events

September 2014

Spetember 26 - 28, 2014
Annual Rally at the Rocks

Riders can enjoy the courses at Rock Run Recreation Area in Patton. Opportunities for hot breakfasts and riding shows included.

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Must See in Pennsylvania

  • PA Dutch Country

    PA Dutch Country

    Explore the countryside with a classic horse and buggy ride, experience a touch of the Amish life, and adventure through historic covered bridges.

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  • PA's Capital Region

    PA's Capital Region

    Find hotels in Pennsylvania's Capital Region cities like Harrisburg, Middletown, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, and New Cumberland.

    Explore the Capital! ►
  • Pennsylvania Sports

    Pennsylvania Sports

    Check out Pennsylvania's seven professional sports teams, as well as three Division I FBS college programs.

    Kick it! ►
  • Cradle of Liberty

    Cradle of Liberty

    Visit Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, and explore legendary sites like Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell Center.

    Discover Philadelphia ►
  • Visiting Pittsburgh

    Visiting Pittsburgh

    Plan an adventure for Pittsburgh. From the sports, to the bridges, and local lakes - there's a wealth of activity waiting for you. Visit today.

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