Spring in the Susquehanna River Valley
Exquisite Scenes around the Valley Give Invitation to Come Explore
Come to the Susquehanna River Valley and get out into nature!
Winter has had its time but we are ready for the change of seasons. It's finally warming up and the sun is shining a bit brighter and longer every day. Spring is slowly announcing its arrival and welcoming you back outside. Turn off the electronics and turn on all your senses. You’ll be amazed by rolling farm fields, lush green trees, the sound of birds singing, the wind blowing through your hair, bright sweet-smelling flowers, and panoramic views of the river.
Recreational opportunities abound—hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, golfing, watching wildlife, or taking a leisurely stroll through a park with family.
Spring Events in the Susquehanna River Valley
Spring is a time of hope and renewal in the Susquehanna River Valley– the days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, birdsong fills the air and furry critters are emerging from their long winter’s naps! It's time to get out and about and attend fun events being planned by local downtowns, wineries & breweries.
CLICK HERE to view the Calendar of Events for the Susquehanna River Valley.
April 15, 2023
McClure Bacon Fest
9 AM-5 PM, 120 vendors selling delicious bacon goodies, plus crafts vendors, and the Chasin’ Bacon 5K race!
April 29, 2023
Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts
This is a two-week event beginning with the Lewisburg Arts Festival on Saturday, April 30 with over 100 juried artists displaying their works throughout downtown Lewisburg.
May 6, 2023
Danville Spring Fling
9AM-5PM Featuring over 200 craft vendors, food vendors, children’s activities, local entertainment, and full- and half-marathons.
May 20-21, 2023
Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival
Explore the world of natural fibers and fiber arts with vendors of yarns, roving, felted items, pottery, homemade soaps, wooden fiber tools and toys, baskets, finished products and fleece; a Chinese Auction plus demonstrations of spinning, weaving, fiber blending, soap making and more.
May 27, 2023
Shamokin Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts
Over 90 vendors and artisans line the streets offering ethnic food, crafts, art, exhibits, and historical tours & memorabilia. Children’s activities, interactive bug exhibit, PA Woodmobile, cemetery tours, historical wagon rides, street and stage entertainment, magical pumpkin and princess carriage rides make for a fun-filled day!
May 19-21, 2023
Middlecreek Valley Antique Assoc. Antique Machinery Show
Featuring antique tractors, engines and other related farm equipment, along with displays, demonstrations, flea market and craft vendors and lots of good food. Free parking & admission, camping, barrel train rides for the kids, entertainment, and tractor pulls.
Things to Do - Places to Visit
The Susquehanna River Valley is ready and excited to welcome you to fun family attractions, unique shops, wonderful restaurants and so much more.
If you enjoy a carefree pace in a rural setting, then you'll love the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley. Our charming downtowns are here to welcome you. Our friendly hospitality, along with our gorgeous scenery, make the Susquehanna River Valley the perfect place for a couple's weekend getaway, a family vacation, a road trip with close friends, or a business retreat. Read more.
While here, you'll have the opportunity to shop in historic downtowns and one-of-a-kind shops. It won't be hard to find whatever you're looking for, including jewelry, art, fresh produce, homemade delicacies, clothing, antiques, furniture, quilts - and so much more. Read more.
Experience the flavors of the Susquehanna River Valley and take your palate on an adventure of discovery! Farm fresh produce and local meats combine to create cultural favorites and ethnic originals.
You can enjoy them in a variety of settings from intimate, cozy corners to fun, eclectic settings. Outdoor dining, takeout and curbside pickup options are always available as we work hard to make you feel safe and welcome! Read more.
Parks & Playgrounds
Local town parks and playgrounds are a wonderful place to gather with family and friends for fun and recreation. Enjoy a picnic, let the kids run off some energy with playmates and enjoy delightful outdoor greenspaces as you reconnect with cherished loved ones. Read more.
Inside or out, regardless of the weather, we have attractions for all to enjoy! Climb a hill at one of three spectacular state parks or climb the hills of world-class roller coasters at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Discover children’s museums, family entertainment centers,wild animals and reptiles, galleries, museums, and winery and brewery tours plus so much more! Read more.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Arts and Culture thrive in the Susquehanna River Valley! Discover Art Deco and Victorian architecture, concerts-in-the-park, mural tours, galleries, museums, musical performances, theatre and so much more. To see current exhibitions and art-related happenings, visit our calendar of events:
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Historic Post Office Art, walking tours of historic towns and homes, a heritage park and nature trail, railway museums and model train displays, coal history museums, an underground coal mine tour and steam train ride, living history events, and county historical societies will fascinate the most avid history buff transporting them back in time at heritage sites throughout the Susquehanna River Valley. Read more.
The SRV Visitor Information Center offers brochures, maps, and materials to help plan a day trip or week-long visit to satisfy history enthusiasts of all interests. Our retail corner contains a wide variety of local history and heritage books, resources and children’s items.
Susquehanna River Valley Summer Camps
Now is the time to register your kids for exciting summer camps in the Susquehanna River Valley.
Camps in the River Valley include:
Summer Learning & Reading Programs
Public Libraries aren't just for reading! They are also a wonderful resource for family activities, take-home crafts, S.T.E.A.M projects, community gardening and making new friends!
The Milton Public Library and the Public Libraries of Union County look forward to meeting you and enjoying exciting family-friendly learning opportunities.
Sign-up now for Summer Reading Programs!