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Downtown Stroudsburg Festivals & Events

downtownLOGOsnipDowntown Stroudsburg Business Association is an organization dedicated to a vibrant Downtown Stroudsburg. Its mission is to improve the downtown image by enhancing its physical appearance, building consensus among organizations and the community, promoting downtown’s unique characteristics, and restructuring and diversifying our economic base.

570-424-0325                 manager@stroudsburg.net                   www.stroudsburg.net

 

FIRST SATURDAYSDowntownImage
APRIL 5, MAY , JUNE 7, JULY 5, AUGUST 2, SEPTEMBER 6, OCTOBER 1, NOVEMBER 4, DECEMBER 6
6PM-9PM

The first Saturday of every month is when to stroll the art galleries and view opening exhibits. Mix, mingle and enjoy a new experience!
JANUARY
Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s Winterfest
Main St. in Stroudsburg! Live music and fun to get rid of that cabin fever.
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER ST. PATRICK’S DAY   (March 23, 2014)
The Pocono Irish Parade
The Pocono Irish American Club was founded in 1978 to preserve and promote Irish culture.  Every year since it’s founding the club has organized and produced the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade covers a distance of not quite two miles, beginning in the borough of Stroudsburg and ending in East Stroudsburg.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 17………3PM-8PM

Arts On Main

Invite your friends and family to celebrate the Pocono Arts throughout downtown Stroudsburg. A variety of special performances, fine arts, and craft exhibits will be displayed. Downtown parking will be free during the event.

 

racefest

 

JUNE 7

Pocono Raceway Festival

The 2014 Pocono Raceway Festival is back for its 6th Anniversary on Saturday, June 7th. This year it will feature over 100 craft and retail vendors, tons of food vendors, multiple stages of music, a full carnival on Main Street, face painting, a rock climbing wall, beer tents, and more!

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014………….12PM-10PM       FIREWORKS! 9PMamerican-flag

American Freedom Festival

As in years past, local non-profit groups, artists, businesses, and other institutions will be present to show the community what they have been up to all year. Visitors can enjoy food, carnival rides, games, music and much more throughout the day. Fireworks start at 9pm.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 …………………  12PM-6PM

Stroudfest

This event will have free parking and free admission. There is something here for everyone!
Plenty of food from hot dogs, gyros, and more from local vendors. Activities for kids such as face painting. Enjoy looking at local artisans and crafters, plus a full day of listening to great music. Come everyone and enjoy this fun-filled day. To learn more about this event go to our website shermantheater.​com

Downtown Stroudsburg Shopping

DunkelvergerDunkelberger’s Sports Outfitter started as a one man shop on N. 6th St. in Stroudsburg, PA, February 18, 1972. Jere Dunkelberger offered the local & not so local anglers and hunters the necessities they needed. Many years later Dunkelberger’s set up shop in a beautifully restored,6000 square foot building on Main St. in downtown Stroudsburg. Stop in for all of your sporting needs, whatever your passion is! Store hours are Monday – Thursday : 9:00am – 6:00pm Friday: 9:00-7:00pm Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.

585 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360                570-421-7950                       www.dunkelbergers.com

 

 

ECHO – Features the re-sale of fine women’s apparel and accessories. This boutique is operated by Women’s Resources of Monroe County. Shop at Echo to support an end to domestic and sexual violence.
Ann Street, Stroudsburg               (570) 424-2093

 

 

Josephine Store FrontJosephine’s Fleur-de-lis is a fine specialty life-style boutique that offers a unique shopping experience with excellent customer service. Josephine’s offers a large selection of gifts, home accent items, and women’s jewelry and accessories that you will not see anywhere else. Enjoy the largest selection of Trollbeads in the Poconos, explore Lori Bonn® charm bracelets with Bonn Bons as slides, and create a Kameleon TM interchangeable jewelry arrangement. Call for our special events and promotions. Gift certificates available on line and at our store. Josephine’s Fleur-de-lis…the destination for any occasion!

601 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360                      570-476-7909

 josephinesonmain@onecommail.com      www.josephinesonmain.com

Pocono Nightlife, Theaters & Concerts

shermanThe Sherman Theater, located in downtown Stroudsburg, is a 1377 seat, 1800 standing room, technically-equipped facility with a 3000 square foot gallery. Scheduled shows are held at the Theater or staged at satellite locations and out-of-theater venues that attract audiences from Northeast Pennsylvania, the surrounding region, and visiting tourists. The organization also offers booking and technical consulting services for shows as well as event management and sometimes co-sponsors shows and events with partnering organizations. This is all in addition to the various outdoor festivals and events that are produced by the Sherman Theater each year.

 

524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA
570-420-2808
www.shermantheater.com

 

 

MtAiry ExtMount Airy Casino Resort   Here in the mountains, excitement is always at its peak with over 2,000 slot machines and 72 table games. Take down a poker pot, hit a blackjack or double your dollars with a roll of the dice. If you want action, you hit the jackpot. Get your heart racing at our world-class casino, then relax like never before with a spa treatment. Play 18 holes on our championship course, then sink your teeth into a USDA prime steak. Here, the fun and excitement goes on & on & on. Please call or visit our website for reservations, full entertainment schedule, casino promotions, and more.

312 Woodland Rd. Mount Pocono, PA 18344         1-877-MTAIRY-1        (1-877-682-4791)
www.mountairycasino.com

CHECK OUT WWW.MOUNTAIRYCASINO.COM FOR EVERYTHING THEY OFFER. IT’S NOT JUST A CASINO! STAY, PLAY, AND ENJOY THE PARTY!

Pocono Dining

stone barAndrew Moore’s Stone Bar Inn     American fine dining at its best! Enjoy seasonal patio dining or the cozy, indoor view of Andrew’s beautiful stone bar. Stone Bar boasts a brand new pub menu, half portions on select menu items, and Sunday Brunch. The Sunday Carver Dinner for Two for $40 is also not to be missed. Enjoy appetizers, salads, roast beef, chicken, or pork, and desserts. Children’s menu available. Scan code above or visit website for online gift certificates, events, full menu, and more! Located on Business Rt 209, Stroudsburg
GPS: Latitude – 40° 57,281’ N    Longitude – 075° 17,674’ W
570-992-6634             www.stonebar.com

 

The Exchange at Pocono Manor & The Old Lamplighter Lounge     An inviting space for guests to share thoughts, feelings, and ideas, with tempting cuisine and traditional style. Both open to the public and open every day. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday.
Located at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 Pocono Manor, PA 
800.233.8150         www.poconomanor.com

 

Friendly logoFriendly’s in Tannersville     Located just off of Route 80 at Exit 299, we await your arrival.  Friendly’s in Tannersville has something for everyone.  Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, of course…rich, creamy, indulgent ice cream in all different flavors, made by our very own ice cream experts. Large groups and families, this is the place for you!  Award winning kids’ menu includes a free sundae with every meal.  Buses always welcome.
2942 Route 611, Tannersville, PA 18372
570-619-8877       www.PoconoFriendlys.com      

 

Gem & Keystone Brewpub     Specializing in locally sourced seasonal cuisine and the home of ShawneeCraft Brewing, our Brew Pub has something for everyone. Savor a full menu of chops, steaks and vegetarian cuisine in our dining room or relax in the lower tavern for a game of pool and enjoy a sampling of our crafted ales and lagers.
Located on River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania. Adjacent to the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s gate entrance.
570-424-0990        www.gemandkeystone.com

 

Inn Towne Bakery      For over two decades, the Pirone Family has offered fine dining to the Pocono Community. Stroudsmoor Inn Towne continues this tradition by offering the same quality foods guests experience at the Inn for service in their own home. Breakfast, lunch and dinner items along with bakery goods will be on the menu for dining in the café and packaged to go. In addition to the Inn’s specialties, the shelves will be stocked with convenience groceries, so shopping for the last minute dinner party or the family meal will be as easy as “pie”…made from the freshest ingredients in the Stroudsmoor ovens.
Located at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, RD #4 Stroudsmoor Road Stroudsburg, PA 
570-517-0663     www.stroudsmoor.com

 

LiquidLogo-2Liquid Restaurant & Martini Bar  Offers tempting food and trendy drinks in a sophisticated atmosphere. They look forward to serving you the best the season can offer and to a special evening every time at LIQUID. Check often for new menu additons and seasonal specials. LIQUID is open 5 days a week from Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm. A highlight of any night in the Poconos.
50 Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
570-420-0100          www.liquidmartinibar.com

 

 

 

TCBY     Stop in for the Best Frozen Yogurt in the Poconos!
1619 N 9th St, Suite 7, Stroudsburg PA 18360
570-730-4886      www.tcby.com 

 

Tokyo Tea House     Nestled in the heart of the Poconos, Tokyo Tea House has served the freshest, most authentic Japanese food and enjoyable atmosphere in the area for over 20 years. Tokyo Tea House is the home of traditional Japanese cuisine, Sushi, Tempura,Vegetarian noodle pots, and more. Dine in or take out. Reservations suggested. Mention Pocono Map for a free dessert for two!
Rt. 940, Pocono Summit, PA
570-839-8880             www.tokyoteahouse.us

 

TracksideTrackside Station Grill & Bar with its lively, family-friendly atmosphere is a favorite dining and drinks spot for tourists and locals alike. Daily specials featuring flavorful and fun menu options will make your visit to Trackside memorable and affordable. Meet you at the Trackside!
50 Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg, 18301
 570-424-3200        www.tracksidestationgrill.com 

Top 10 Reasons to Stay (and Play!) in the Poconos

 

10. Haven of History

History buffs will have a ball hopping from museum to museum throughout the northeast Pennsylvania area. You can start at the Packer mansions in Jim Thorpe, at the southernmost end of the Poconos, and not stop until you’ve experienced life on a 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead at Quiet Valley Historical Farm, the coal region’s lifeblood at the No. 9 Mine, or discovered the area’s first residents at The Pocono Indian Museum. The Monroe County Historical Society  houses all the local history you can handle, along with a genealogy research library. Whatever the era, the Poconos have lived to tell its story. It’s yours to discover!

9. Avenues of Art

The architecture alone in the entire area is eye catching to creative souls and appreciative onlookers alike. The Poconos have long since been a haven for and an inspiration to artists of all mediums. Stroll up Jim Thorpe’s historic Broadway and pop in at The Gandy Dancer to view art and photography drawn from the local scenery and history, or Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation to take in Abstract Expressionism, films, and poetry. There are many open gallery doors in between. Stroudsburg is home to Susan Bernadette Lebel. Susan is not only a professional florist that creates fairytale wedding arrangements for The Stroudsmoor Country Inn’s blushing brides, she is also a gifted painter. Her nature-inspired art decorates the Auradell Gallery at the Inn, as well as many other places throughout the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

8. Music is Everywhere

Not a day goes by without music in the Poconos. If theaters are your thing, tickets are always on sale for great acts at the Sherman Theater and Mauch Chunk Opera House. An eclectic array of musicians are always stopping by the area, from classic rock and oldies, to folk, jazz, blues, Celtic music, and hits of today. If a more relaxed atmosphere, or dancing, is what you are looking for, most taverns and restaurants in the area have weekend musicians on tap regularly. There’s no shortage of live entertainment any night of the week.

7. Adventures for the Brave

Afraid of heights? Don’t like getting wet? Close your eyes and keep walking. Are you young, young at heart, or in charge of keeping some youngsters busy for the weekend? Then you’ll be in the right place here. Camelback has more adventure than you can imagine with their ziplines and water slides. Camelback isn’t just for skiers anymore! If you are adventurous (but not that adventurous) you may choose to go horseback riding at the Inn at Pocono Manor’s stables or scream around the track at a local go kart track. Jim Thorpe is home to some of the best whitewater rafting on the Lehigh. Take a kayak lesson at Northeast PA Kayak School, grab a paintball gun, or rent a boat from the Pocono Boat House. Are you the type of person to seek out the Poison Dart frogs at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, or the one to sit in the Flutterarium allowing several species of butterflies to noiselessly land in the palm of your hand?  The Pocono area is waiting to take your breath away.

6. Time for Tee

If you haven’t experienced the beauty and serenity of the prime greens at the Inn at Pocono Manor or the sprawling fairways at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, then you haven’t really golfed. The picturesque Mahoning Valley Country Club is now open to the public. A bad day on the golf course isn’t really such a bad day, is it? The Poconos are home to some of the most manicured and breathtaking courses in Pennsylvania…and they are waiting for you.

5. Let the Festivities Begin

All of this relaxing and beauty is enough to make someone want to celebrate. Luckily, the Poconos are always celebrating. The town of Jim Thorpe celebrates its namesake’s birthday every May, along with Earth Day, Fall Foliage, St. Patrick’s Day and an Olde Time Christmas. Halloween brings ghost walks and haunted mines, and horrifyingly haunted woods and mansions. Stroudsburg has notable parades, art festivals, car shows, and carnivals. Keep an eye on local newspapers and websites for full schedules. Most festivals are held in downtown common areas, resorts, and ski hills where they are hard to miss. The Poconos celebrate everything from the Blues, to wine, to garlic, to being Irish for a day!

4. Shop Til You Drop

Nothing compares to finding the perfect item in a unique shop in a quaint town. Stopping in at Josephine’s Fleur-de-lis on Main Street in Stroudsburg, you’ll find the most meaningful jewelry or home décor item to remember your visit. Dunkelberger’s offers women a chance to find the perfect ensemble to wear for a weekend outing while its adjoining outfitter shop will keep any significant other distracted by outdoor gear just long enough.  Josephine’s, Dunkelberger’s, and many other boutiques offer specialty items you can’t find just anywhere. The shopping district on Stroudsburg’s bustling main street often offer shoppers special deals, unique treats, and rare deals just to thank you for shopping local. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Once you start, you won’t want to stop.

3. Nature Calls

People move to the Poconos to get away. Tourists visit the Poconos to get away. You need a getaway! There is a state park or environmental center everywhere you turn. Mountains loom on one side of you, a lake, river, or stream flows on the other, no matter where you go. You can’t help but breathe deeper, smile broader, and relax. Hike to the highest lookout or pull up a picnic bench and your favorite book. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a deer, fox, raccoon, bird, or even a bear. What could be better? You can visit the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau or Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to find a place to hike or camp. If enjoying nature on a more permanent basis is what you are looking for, you can call Commonwealth Real Estate Your Way or Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty to point you in the right direction.

2. Most Comfortable Places to Hang Your Hat

All of that shopping and adventure will make you want to stay just one more day. There is no lack of hospitality when you need a place to stay for the night. Most resorts and hotels in the Poconos offer their guests so much, visitors don’t even need to leave the property. Stroudsmoor Country Inn is a popular wedding destination with a very romantic atmosphere offering special dinners and packages, while the Inn at Pocono Manor and the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort offer many activities and amenities to keep you busy and boast sprawling grounds and beautiful architecture. Bed & Breakfasts adorn the Jim Thorpe area. Take a step in to a different era at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, or hop across the pond and feel like English royalty at Hillcrest. If you can handle a rustic accommodation, Jim Thorpe Camping and many state parks offer space to park your RV or pop up your tent.  The Poconos just beg you to stay…

There’s just one thing left to do before you leave the Poconos…

1. Eat, Drink, & Be Merry!

I have yet to have a meal at a Pocono restaurant I did not enjoy. This area is rich in vineyards, bistros, taverns, pubs, fine restaurants, diners, and hole-in-the-wall local secrets. If you’ll be stopping in town, there are two things you do not want to miss; dinner at Andrew Moore’s Stone Bar Inn and a martini at Liquid. Each offers such a sophisticated and unique atmosphere with truly fantastic menus. Put them on your list, but also give the local specialties a try. Crave at 66 Broadway in Jim Thorpe offers the area a rare option: an authentic Absinthe bar. Give it a whirl and stay to munch, or wander down the street for an eclectic array of options from Irish, to Tex Mex, to local organic.  Chances are, you’ll leave full and happy. (If you do actually decide to leave…)

Experience Beautiful Downtown Stroudsburg

Strolling down Main Street in Stroudsburg, you can take in the historic architecture, beautiful flowers, and quaint, bustling shops all around. The crisp Pocono air accompanies you to delicious restaurants and unique boutiques that can only be found in hidden away towns like Stroudsburg. You can find any number of treasures, tangible and intangible, in downtown Stroudsburg.

Towns like Stroudsburg need organizations that keep them strong and beautiful. Luckily for residents and visitors, Stroudsburg has the Jacob Stroud Corporation. Ever wonder whose job it is to plant bright, gorgeous flowers in community areas? Have you ever considered who decides when and where holiday lights adorn the town? Who hangs the wreaths on the lampposts before all of the holiday downtown events begin? The Jacob Stroud Corporation is behind all of this, and more. Not only is JSC passionate about how Stroudsburg looks, it helps all of the local businesses build a sense of community towards each other. JSC shows businesses in the downtown Stroudsburg area how they can work together for their common good and the good of the town. Keeping consumers local helps everyone in the area. When Stroudsburg is revitalized and looking good and its business owners are helping each other stay strong, the area thrives. At this present time, JSC is working on a Market Analysis Study for the downtown area of Stroudsburg. The results will assist current businesses in improving sales, and help future entrepreneurs explore business development opportunities. The study will help local business leaders, economic development professionals and developers understand the changing marketplace and identify business and real estate opportunities that are realistic and make sense for the downtown Stroudsburg community.  JSC aids the entire Stroudsburg community, from employers and businesses to consumers, residents, and visitors.

When JSC focuses on visitors and residents, the organization is involved in many events in the downtown area throughout the year, including various holiday parades, firework displays, special “shop local” deals in the downtown shops, festivals, and more. You can find this schedule of events at www.stroudsburg.net. Stroudsburg lures visitors all year long with events to entertain families in every season. The Jacob Stroud Corporation is dedicated to the revitalization, beauty, and strength of the downtown Stroudsburg area – one visit to this great town will prove that.

Who is Jacob Stroud? 

Jacob Stroud was a very early settler in the Pocono area in the 1700’s. He married, raised a very large family, and developed very much of the Stroudsburg area. He was a soldier, businessman, and frontiersman all while taking care of his family. Jacob Stroud is a beloved figure in Stroudsburg history whose contributions to the area are far reaching and everlasting.

For more information on Jacob Stroud or the history of Stroudsburg, visit the Monroe County Historical Association at 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg or visit their website, www.monroehistorical.org.

Pocono State Craft Festival

August 24 & 25

DonationQuilt_2010As summer reaches its summit, and the true splendor of Pennsylvania hits its apex, everybody knows it’s time for the Pocono State Craft Festival. Enjoy fine jewelry, woodworking, clothing, metal work, stained glass, furniture, leather, basketry, and pottery are some of the distinctive crafts on display for your shopping pleasure. Watch the craft demonstrations, enjoy festival foods, and listen to the best in Dixieland and Bluegrass music.

Please visit www.poconocrafts.com  for a $1 discount admission coupon.

10am-6pm/Saturday, 10am-5pm/Sunday            

$6 per person, children 12 and under free

 

 
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
1000 Turkey Hill Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
 (570) 992-6161

http://www.quietvalley.org/
 

Pocono Run for the Red Marathon

Run for Red Poc MarathonSUNDAY, MAY 19              8:30 AM

The 5K race is open to runners of all ages and will start and finish at the Stroudsburg High School Stadium. It is the perfect length for competitive runners who enjoy shorter distances. Register for the 5K, Marathon Relay, or full Marathon….or come on out to cheer on the runners!

CLICK HERE for MORE INFO!

CLICK HERE to REGISTER!

CLICK HERE to VOLUNTEER!

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Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Fall Foliage Season

The cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C. lure us in spring. The famous slopes of Vermont, Colorado, and Wyoming call to us in winter. As summer waves good bye, Northeast Pennsylvania’s autumn blooms. Visitors flock to the northeast coast to witness the glorious changing of the leaves. Peaking in mid-October, fall foliage draws quite a crowd. The Pocono Mountains and surrounding areas explode in fireballs of color. Reds, oranges, and yellows create a kaleidoscope across the landscape, offering us a small window in which to celebrate the season before winter takes over once again.

           Who wouldn’t want to explore the Pocono area with such a colorful backdrop? The Pocono Mountains hug many small towns in northeast Pennsylvania. Journeying north from Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, you first enter Jim Thorpe, which is cradled by mountains and the Lehigh River. This town is known for its fall foliage festival weekends. With mums and pumpkins on nearly every stoop, Jim Thorpe welcomes you. Fall is the perfect time to take a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Not too hot or cold, you can take a comfortable ride along the river and get the absolute best view of the foliage in the Poconos. An added bonus is all of the street vendors, local shops, and warm restaurants to complete the experience. Follow your ears up Broadway to find out what local musician is playing a quick concert on the street or what the Mauch Chunk Opera House has in store for the evening.

If Halloween is your favorite part of autumn, consider touring Jim Thorpe’s Old Jail Museum. The famous “handprint on the wall” is still in the basement where you can also feel the hairs on your arm stand up as you gaze at the gallows and climb inside the old cells. Ghost walks and haunted mine tours are also a favorite among locals and visitors. After a nice scare, you’ll be all set to pick up a pumpkin at any local pumpkin patch and carve up your Jack-o-lantern.

           Heading further north, more in to the mountains, is Stroudsburg and surrounding towns. You can stroll the main streets of these Pocono towns or take a more “outdoorsy” approach and hike one of the many trails on the Delaware Water Gap or any of the state parks that dot the region. The Monroe County Environmental Education Center and the Pocono Environmental Education Center are on hand with organized hikes and workshops for all ages. The temperatures haven’t dropped so much that camping is out of the picture. Fall foliage can be just as grand by the glow of a campfire at dusk.

Planning an autumn excursion in northeast Pennsylvania is as easy as the click of your mouse. Whether it is a Pocono resort and downtown shopping that lures you, or the call of the wild and a campfire after a long day’s hike, you can find your fantastic fall foliage moment in the Poconos.

Women’s Resources of Monroe County

Women’s Resources of Monroe County – Women, children and men have trusted our expertise and sought out our services when in need of crisis emergency sheltering, 24 hour hotline support, counseling, legal or medical advocacy. Vital members of community businesses, faith communities, schools, university settings and human service professionals seek our qualified personnel for prevention, education, outreach and supportive services. Our mission is to end domestic and sexual violence for all women, children, and men in our community.

215 West Main St, Delaware Water Gap
Administrative Office: 570-424-2093
24 hour crisis hotline: 570-421-4200