Antiques in the Park and Fireworks

Kick off this Fourth of July holiday by indulging in some American classics: chicken barbecue, fireworks and much more.

On Saturday, June 29, the city of Carbondale will host its annual Antiques in the Park festival at City Hall on North Main Street, with the action beginning at 10 a.m. Attendees can stroll around vendors lining the street, listen to live music at both noon and 5 p.m., browse a Jeep exhibit at noon and satisfy their hunger with a community barbecue at 1 p.m. The day’s events conclude with a celebratory firework display at 9:30 p.m., vibrantly lighting up the city in anticipation for the summer holiday.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Party on the Patio

Celebrate Friday eve at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, PLains Twp., with its weekly Party on the Patio.

This Thursday, June 27, features the band Parrot Beach performing a tribute to Jimmy Buffett, as well as the food truck Eat Up Now offering tasty cuisine to accompany Mohegan Sun’s drink specials. Gather some friends and head to the free party, which runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Visit or call 570-831-2100 for details.

Founder’s Day Excursion to Delaware Water Gap

Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton, will run a round-trip excursion to Delaware Water Gap to commemorate Founder’s Day on Saturday, June 29.

The locomotive departs Steamtown’s boarding platform at 9 a.m., beginning a day-long trip through the outdoors of Northeast Pennsylvania that returns to Steamtown by 5 p.m. Guests will have a three-hour layover at Delaware Water Gap, where they will find a car show, shops and a bus that can take them around the area. The train station there also will have entertainment and refreshments.

Tickets cost $54 for adults, $49 for seniors 62 and older, and $32 for children 6 through 15 and are free for children 5 and younger. For tickets, visit Steamtown’s fee booth from Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 570-340-5204. The train is not handicap accessible.

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Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley

Rock 107 presents former KISS member Ace Frehley at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m.

The legendary KISS guitarist and vocalist played two stints with the band in addition to crafting a successful solo career. He released his eighth studio album, “Spaceman,” in October.

Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50 and are available at the box office, and 570-826-1100.


Static-X brings its Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour to Scranton on Sunday, June 30.

The metal band will perform with Devildriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black at Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show follows at 6.

The band rose to fame with the release of its debut album, “Wisconsin Death Trip,” in March 1999. The album topped Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and produced such hits as “Push It” and “I’m With Stupid.”

The show is open to ages 18 and older. Tickets cost $25 and are available at For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Tour of Back Mountain Gardens

Gardens are slowly but surely blossoming during the early weeks of summer, and the Back Mountain Bloomers are hosting six private garden tours on Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the newly colorful outdoors.

Throughout the day, there will be various presentations offering tips and tricks on gardening and landscaping, while plein aire artists will design pieces that will later be put on display. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas; Wild Birds Unlimited at Dallas Shopping Center; and Pizza Perfect, 16 Carverton Road, Trucksville; or by contacting Angela Vitkoski at 570-718-6507 or

Participants can pick up tickets at the Dallas Twp. Municipal Building, 105 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive, on Friday, June 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 300 paid participants receive a free garden tour tote bag.

All proceeds benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association. For more information or a brochure, visit