Econo Lodge Arena
1075 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: (570) 823-0600
Fax: (570) 823-3294
Annual event held each April featuring nationally known poets and a wide variety of other activities.
Annual festival since 1956 that presents exhibitions, demonstrations, and performances of architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, theater, dance, music, and related arts and crafts. Held in May.
The Budlight Amphitheatre is a fabulous place that has hosted many music greats. The 5 acre outdoor amphitheater is perfect for concerts and if you're not up with the screaming fans, you can find a relatively more quiet place to enjoy the music. The atmosphere that sets in is electrifying. The venue also has a patio bar, volley-ball courts and even a restaurant. ample parking space is available as well. Over the years, the stage arena has staged performances by Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Kenny Loggins, Def Leppard and many more. Call ahead to know more.
This 500-seat cultural center holds 120 performances yearly and is home to Wilkes University's theater department and "Concert & Lecture" series.
Composed of both amateur and professional dancers and performs once or twice a year with a goal of four events annually.
An Art-Deco gem offering a wide range of entertainment.
Built in 1938, Kirby Center theater has recently been restored to generate a new art deco. Check out the beautiful terra cotta style façade and indulge yourself in a great night of theatrical productions. Past performances have included a stand up comedy performance by Kevin James from 'King of Queens'. Films such as 'Millions', 'In Good Company' and 'Wild Parrots of the Telegraph Hill' have also been screened here. Disabled access is limited so call in advance to confirm.
Performs the great tradition of choral music with full orchestra.
This annual event includes a Fat Tuesday celebration, Mardi gras style, as well as a chance to mix and mingle. Held in February.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers are an Eastern Division AF2 League. Home games are played at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza at 255 Highland Park Boulevard.
A wind ensemble of approximately 40 professional musicians entirely from Northeast Pennsylvania. The full-year season includes 10-15 performances.
AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins play their home games at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza at 255 Highland Park Boulevard.