Events: Grand Slam Parade, craft show, nature bike ride

The Little League World Series kicks off this week with the Grand Slam Parade on Wednesday, but don’t forget other community events like music in the park or arts and crafts at Eagles Mere. 

Sunday, August 11 

Annual Lycoming County Democratic Picnic / Candidates Showcase

Enjoy a picnic with the Lycoming County Democratic candidates for Commissioner, County Prothonotary, Williamsport City Mayor, Williamsport City Council, Williamsport City Controller, local School Boards and Borough/township offices. 

  • When: 1 to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: 1700 W. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $10 

For more information, click here.

Eagles Mere Art and Crafts Show

Over 90 fine artists and crafters from Florida to New York will share their work at the Eagles Mere Art and Crafts Show, including live entertainment.  

  • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 & 11
  • Where: 288 Eagles Mere Ave., Eagles Mere
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, August 13 

Williamsport Prenatal Preparation Class

Join childbirth professionals to learn about pregnancy, labor and birth. This is a great class for early pregnancy. The class is free, and partners are always welcome and encouraged to attend too! Please register by emailing You can also email us with any questions.

  • When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, August 14

Grand Slam Parade

Don’t miss the Grand Slam Parade which is our way of greeting the sixteen Little League teams and visitors from all over the world who have come to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. Festivities in downtown Williamsport begin at 4 p.m. 

  • When: 5:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Downtown Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

Music in the Park

KJ and Eric Sundburg will perform at Hufnagle Park. 

  • When: 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Where: South Sixth Street, Lewisburg 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here.

Park for a cause 

The Ronald McDonald House of Danville is actively seeking volunteers to help support the parking fundraiser during the Little League World Series. All volunteers must be 18 years old or older. Call Michael Jacobs at 570-214-1792 for more information.

  • When: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug 14, 15 & 16
  • Where: Beiters 
  • Cost: Parking cost 

For more information, click here.

Thursday, August 15 

Little League World Series begins

Click here for information and game schedules.

Saturday, August 17 

Bike with Spirit of Women

Gather your friends and family to join Nathaniel Hare, MD, UPMC Susquehanna allergist, for a leisurely 60-minute bike ride on the Pine Creek Trail. Enjoy the ride filled with nature’s beauty including cliff walls, water falls, and a gorgeous waterway, while discussing allergies. The trail is hard-packed gravel with a gradual grade, perfect for beginner or expert bikers. Bring your own bicycle and helmet. Snacks and water will be provided. 

  • When: 8:30 a.m. for a free helmet check by Annalisa Negrea, RN, BSN, CEN, injury prevention coordinator. Annalisa will provide simple tips to ensure you and your family have the correct helmet fit for every ride.
  • Where: Pine Creek Rail Trail, 640 Railroad St, Jersey Shore
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Stream Survey

Many things besides fish live in a healthy stream, but most of them spend their lives hiding under rocks or other sunken debris. Join the park naturalist to search for these critters, and learn more about them. Come prepared to get into the water.

  • When: 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Little Pine State Park, 4205 Little Pine Creek Road, Waterville 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

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