Events: Take a hike or see the circus? Why not both?

Week one of June kicks off with a myriad of outdoor activities, beginning with an open house at Rider Park and ending with a circus coming to Lycoming County.

Sunday, June 2

Rider Park Open House

Grab friends and family and head to Rider Park for its annual open house aimed at connecting with nature and enjoying outdoor activities. Food vendors will be available.

All open house parking will be at the Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Co., 5556 Warrensville Road, starting at 11:30 AM. From this site, a shuttle service will transport guests to Rider Park.

  • When: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1769 Caleb Creek Road, Cogan Station
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

Katie Benson School of Dance recital

The Community Arts Center will host The Katie Benson School of Dance for two dance recitals.

  • When: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Where: Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
  • Cost: $15.08 per ticket

For more information, click here.

Monday, June 3

Hughesville Carnival

The Hughesville Carnival is hosted by the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department. It runs the span of the week and will feature a plethora of food, pet and automobile parades as well as a fireman’s parade on the last day. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

  • When: June 3 to 8
  • Where: Hughesville Fire Hall
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, June 4

The Hundred Dresses Project: We Are All In This Together

Eleanor Estes’ classic children’s book, The Hundred Dresses, is the story of an immigrant schoolgirl who is teased by her classmates for her accent, name, clothes, and her family’s poverty. The book explores themes of acceptance, inclusion, art, empathy, and finding the courage to stand up for what is right. This exhibition was created by artist Crystal Cawley who was inspired by Estes’ book. She sent over 150 artists a 14 x 11” letterpress dress print and invited them to read the book and create a dress related to the story. The Penn College Gallery will feature over 1,300 student creations from area schools.

  • When:
    • Today – July 23
    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: The Gallery, 1 College Ave., Williamsport
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

Thursday, June 6

PM Exchange – Hiawatha

Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat will host the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce for its monthly PM Exchange. Register online at

  • When: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Where: 2205 Hiawatha Blvd., Williamsport
  • Cost: $10 in advance for chamber members and $12 at the door; $25 for nonchamber members

For more information, click here.

Friday, June 7

Big Top Circus in Pennsdale, Hughesville

A Real Circus under the Big Top is coming to Hughesville with one performance at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds on Friday and another at the Lycoming Mall on Saturday.

  • When:
    • 4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday
    • 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday
  • Where:
    • 1 E. Park St., Hughesville on Friday
    • 300 Lycoming Mall Circle, Muncy on Saturday
  • Cost: $15 per adult

For more information, click here.

11th Annual Blues-A-Thon

The Uptown Music Collective Blues-A-Thon is a two-day fundraising and performance event that uses the Blues as a platform for young musicians to have the opportunity to interact and learn from each other, their teachers, area musicians, and a nationally known Blues musician. While also raising money for the nonprofit school through a “relay for life” type of fundraising format.

  • When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Where: Pine Square, Mid-Town Landing
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

5K Run for Kids-Kiwanis Club of Williamsport

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsport will hold its 14th annual 5K Run for Kids to benefit local children’s charities. The race starts at the Genetti Hotel. Registration begins at 4 p.m. in the lobby. Awards for 1st place Male and Female runners overall. 1st-3rd place Male and Female in each group and 1st-3rd place Male and Female walkers overall.

  • When: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Genetti Hotel
  • Cost: $14 per face (Kids run is free)

For more information, click here.

Saturday, June 8

What’s Growing on in the Garden?

Join the Master Gardeners every 2nd Saturday to see what pests, practies, and produce are in the Gardens.  Get some tips, and tricks to get the most from you own garden. Bring samples of mystery weeds, bugs or diseased plants from your garden to share!  Meet in the Gardens, weather permitting. No registration required.

  • When: 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Where: Lysock View Complex
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

Williamsport Growers Market

Come out every Saturday morning to have your pick of locally grown produce.

  • When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Corner of Hepburn Street and Little League Boulevard
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

2019 “Streat” Food Truck Festival

The 3rd annual “Streat” Food Truck Festival celebrates the food truck phenomenon sweeping the nation and features the incredible talent of some of the region’s greatest food truck/trailer/cart chefs. This year the event will be held in downtown Williamsport at Mid-Town Landing behind Trade & Transit II. There will be live music, adult beverages, activities for children and we will be hosting the 2nd “Chopped” style competition between 4 of the attending vendors.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Trade and Transit Center II
  • Cost: Free from 12-6; early bird is $30

For more information, click here.

Tri-Town Relay For Life Car/Truck and Bike Show

The 20th anniversary of the Tri-Town Relay For Life will feature music, games, food vendors and live music bands with a car show in the middle.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Montgomery Athletic Complex
  • Cost: $10 per vehicle

For more information, click here.

Williamsport Soap Box Derby

The 10th annual Williamsport Soap Box Derby features two divisions of gravity racing. With 32 participants in each division, this double elimination event will crown 2 champions who will compete in the World Championships in Akron, OH.

  • When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Market Street, Williamsport
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

Summer picnic at Indian Park

Join the Moms Group for a potluck picnic at the park. The group will have hotdogs and hamburgers. Bring a side to share and feel free to bring a friend.

  • When: Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Indian Park, Montoursville
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

2019 Turbotville Area Community Carnival

This year’s Turbotville Area Community Carnival will feature food, rides, games, live bands and much more. A different band will perform each day. There will be a corn hole tournament and car cruise-in on Saturday.

  • When: June 3 at 6 p.m. to June 8 at 11 p.m.
  • Where: 41 Church St., Turbotville
  • Cost: Free

For more information, click here.

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