It is almost June, which means it is almost officially summer! That means the kids are almost out of school and everyone is going to be looking for things to do this summer. Everyone is more than familiar with my opinion on people in our area who complain that there is nothing to do around here and I am always happy to prove them wrong, so let’s do this!
Of course there is always First Friday. Downtown Williamsport on the First Friday of the summer months is a sight to be seen. There is always a huge turn out of people in the summer and through the fall. There are a ton of street vendors and artists and there are always featured artists in the many different galleries.
In case you haven’t gotten to the cover story yet, this First Friday will also be the kick-off to the Uptown Music Collective’s 24-Hour Blues-a-Thon. This is a huge fundraiser for the UMC so please check out the story on page 6 and support our local young musicians!
Speaking of the UMC, Uptown grad Dylan Rockoff will be performing at the Michael Ross Events Center on Friday, June 9th. The Michael Ross Event Center is located inside the new Trade and Transit Center downtown.
If sports are more your style head up to the Little League Complex on June 4th for their free PLAY BALL Weekend. This event is held in cooperation with MLB and gives kids a chance to play at Lamade Stadium. It runs 1-4 p.m.
June 10th is the Annual Billtown Blues Festival. This is 10 hours of non-stop music so pack a cooler and chairs and take a trip to the Hughesville Fairgrounds for this amazing blues festival. More details are available on page XX.
Join the Pennsylvania Army National Guards’ 28th Infantry Division Band for a very special evening of musical entertainment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Community Arts Center. The program is open to the public and will begin at 7:00 p.m. It is a free show, and general admission tickets are first come-first served.
Don’t miss out on the Outdoor Growers’ Market downtown every Saturday. There is also the Montoursville Growers Market every Tuesday at Community Baptist Church on Route 87.
Muncy Professional & Business Association is happy to continue to host the Muncy Fourth Friday Events. This event is a free event with entertainment, food, crafts, and street vendors along with kids activities and special character visits. You will not want to miss this event. The Main Street is closed to allow for family safety as well.
June 17th is the Family Fun Day & Horse Show at the Sunnybrook Meadows Therapeutic Horseback Riding. They will have free family fun activities, rider demonstrations, a silent auction, pony rides, a food stand and educational exhibits starting at 9:30 a.m.
June 10th is also the 8th Annual Renovo ATV Cruise for a Cure.
If you have a wedding coming up, be sure to check out the Wedding Expo at the Bush House Estate on June 25th.
If you want a bit of history there is a historic walking tour of Jersey Shore on June 3rd at 7 p.m. This tour takes you to the edge of town (in 1876), and tells the history of buildings and the people who came before us that called Jersey Shore home. This tour is presented by the Jersey Shore Historical Society and the Recreation Committee of the Borough of Jersey Shore.
June 10th the Makers Kids Tie Dye Pizza Party hosted by Local Fare in Montoursville. Your kids can enjoy a hands-on tutorial on how to create their own spiral tie-dyed t-shirt. Each child will be shown the process of tie-dyeing from beginning to end and given the opportunity to choose their own colors and pattern. They will even get to apply the dye themselves and watch their shirt transform right before their eyes!
June 7th is the Susquehannock Region AACA Fireman’s Vehicle Parade. This annual vehicle parade is organized by the Hughesville Firemen. Gather at the Lycoming Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at the carnival grounds near the fire station. All classic, antique, muscle cars, trucks and tractors welcome to participate. Bring candy to toss to the kids.
So this is A LOT of stuff to do just in June. This doesn’t even count the Hiawatha cruises, the shows at the Community Arts Center and Community Theater League. We haven’t hit the Millbrook Playhouse or any of the music festivals. This also doesn’t include any of the amazing local bands that will be playing all over the area all summer, or any of the sports camps.