Mayor Brown Reveals Changes to City’s Summer 2020 Events

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 28, 2020

Farmers’ Market
The City’s Farmers Market on Public Square will open on Thursday, June 25th at 10 AM and continue through 4 PM each Thursday. The weekly event will be subject to CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 regulations and recommendations.

There will be no prepared food or non-food item vendors during the market, through at least July. This will be a produce market only. The Strawberry Festival, scheduled for June 18th, has been cancelled.

The city encourages downtown Wilkes-Barre restaurants to make themselves available to the patrons of the Farmers’ Market. The city is hopeful that the Farmers’ Market will enable downtown restaurants to reestablish their businesses and connection with community.

4th of July
The annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Kirby Park, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 4th, is cancelled. There will be no amusement rides, food and craft vendors, entertainment, or fireworks.

NEPR AACA Car Cruise on Public Square  
The NEPR AACA Car Cruise on Public Square will begin on Friday, July 31st. The event will have limitations pursuant to CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines. There will be no food vendors or other vendors during the event.