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Festivals in Scranton August 16-18

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Scranton’s diverse immigrant history continues this weekend. Three festivals running Friday Saturday and Sunday roll out local heritage with food, crafts and culture.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday August 16th and continuing Saturday the 17th is the Slavic Festival at St. Mary’s Byzantine church 320 Mifflin Ave in Scranton. Quick link for the details from WNEP Events – Slavic Festival. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM both days.

Downtown on courthouse Square the 7th Annual Scranton Latin Festival opens at noon on Saturday with a parade around the square in true latin style. For more information visit their Facebook page. Scranton Latin Festival Facebook. This festival runs Saturday Noon to 8:00 PM and Sunday Noon to 6:00PM

These two festivals are three short blocks apart so plan on walking from one to the other for a trip around the world.

Rounding out the offerings in the city this weekend is the 12th annual Lebanese-American Food Festival. Featuring Middle Eastern food and pastries, This festival is in Scranton’s Westside at St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 130 N St Francis Cabrini Ave, Scranton, PA 18504.

I’ve added these festivals to the big map of Church Picnics and Festivals for 2013. Check that out here and get some local culture and heritage on a plate this weekend!


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