The First Friday AND Saturday in August will be unlike any other. Nine organizations are teaming up to host “Celebrate Hazleton,” a two-day series of events that will celebrate the richness and diversity of Hazleton’s history, culture, and creativity. All events will take place in Downtown Hazleton, along Broad Street between Laurel and Poplar, and along South Wyoming Street between Broad and Birch. Portions of Broad St. and S. Wyoming St. will be closed at times. Read more here>>>
This walking tour will highlight the architectural history of downtown Hazleton through the interpretation of James Moran’s paintings. A Hazleton native, Moran’s paintings and sketches often summarized the historical legacy of Hazleton. The architecturally unique buildings in downtown Hazleton summarize that history in physical form. Learn more about Moran, the story behind Hazleton’s architectural development, and ongoing revitalization and preservation projects in downtown Hazleton. Moran’s collection will be featured throughout selected sites downtown. Charles McElwee, Greater Hazleton Historical Society vice president, will lead the tour. Booklets will be distributed. Cost is $10 per person; children are free. To learn more about Moran’s work, visit: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/haunted-in-hazleton/506588/
Every First Friday of the month downtown Hazleton is energized with special events and merchant promotions. These typically include featured art exhibitions, theatrical performances, walking tours, live music, and other special events like the seasonal Farmer’s Market and the Chamber’s Car Cruise. First Fridays are a partnership between the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, and Hazleton POWER!, with funding assistance and support provided by the Luzerne County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Click on the button above to view poster of full schedule.