Lewisburg’s Top Ten List
1. Watch film on the BIG screen, the way it was intended to be viewed!
Catch the latest and most interesting films. The Campus Theatre is a authentically and beautifully restored Art Deco movie theatre that has been showing films since 1941! The combination of the latest film technology and an authentic, single screen theatre complete with murals and original lighting make for a movie-going experience second to none! And did we mention fresh popcorn with real butter? The Campus shows culturally relevant film, including new releases, plus art and independent films. Bucknell University uses the theatre Monday and Tuesday for evening film screenings, to which the public is welcome. The theatre is closed to the public on Wednesdays.
For information about daily listings, visit here .
2. Dining with food for every palate
Visit central Pennsylvania’s restaurant hub: fine dining, local organic offerings; Thai, hand-made burgers, Italian deli takeout-or eat in, tapas, and Thai…it’s all here, with many outdoor dining opportunities. One of our favorites–take-out in the park on Wednesdays before Music in the Park.
Find Downtown Restaurants.
Through August 20, 7:00 p.m., Hufnagle Park
The free concerts will be held on Wednesdays at 7:oo pm in Hufnagle Park (Market Street, between 5th and 6th Streets) in downtown Lewisburg. Please note the time change to a 7:00 p.m. start; that’s 30 minutes earlier in hopes more families will be able to attend. Please f0llow the link for more information to discover who will be playing this week.
4. Weis Center Performances Begin with the Slavic Soul Party|
September 5, 6 p.m., Weis Center Plaza
FREE! Tickets not required for this world music/brass band performance. Rain Location: Weis Center Lobby. Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party is just what it says. More information here
Starts at the Campus Theatre, between 5:30 and 6:30 on September 19
Never miss another fun thing! A welcome event for the public, especially new residents, employees and anyone who wants to explore Market Street, Lewisburg.
6. Welcome to the Neighborhood
August 24, 1 to 4 p.m.
Downtown Lewisburg welcomes Bucknell’s Class of 2018 to town.
7. Immerse Yourself in Art
This solo exhibition features new work by Tulu Bayar, Art Professor at Bucknell University, including works created in collaboration – and on the subject of deeply collaborative practice – with student artists.
Bucknell Theatre Presents The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder
Tustin Studio Theatre
Sept 26th at 7:30pm;Sept 27th at 2pm and 7:30pm
Tickets at $5 Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice
for information call 570-577-1235
The Long Christmas Dinner, written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Sam Gates, is this year’s Family Weekend All-freshmen production. The play centers around the Bayard family, and spans ninety years of Christmas dinners. Parents pass away, children are born and grow up and have families of their own, and siblings move away or go to war. But every year, the family comes together for the simple joy of a holiday meal. Wilder brings themes of life and death to the stage with beautiful theatricality and a trademark aesthetic celebrating American life.
Susquehanna Valley Chorale Performs “The Testament of Freedom”
October 12, 3:00 p.m
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Click here for more information.
But don’t stop there!
8. Play, Play, Play!!
Would you expect anything less than phenomenal parks and play spaces from the home of Playworld Systems, Inc., an industry leader in commercial recreation and playground equipment manufacturing? The *Lewisburg Area Recreation Park, on St. Mary’s Street *just west of Route 15, features a state of the art skate park, Life Trail, rock climbing and play for all ages courtesy of Playworld Systems. Plus, swimming pools, a picnic pavilion, a meandering stream and families of ducks. Hufnagle Park, in the center of downtown Lewisburg, is the site of live music events at the gazebo, community activities, games on the lawn and a children’s playground. Soldier’s Park, at the east end of town, just before the bridge that leads out of downtown, is a shady, quiet, river-front park. The newly completed Buffalo Valley Rail Trail begins just west of Rt. 15 and continues 10 miles west to Mifflinburg through beautiful farmland. Check the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) website below for sports opportunities, like tennis, volleyball, and basketball, lessons and recreational trips. If you’d rather watch, catch a Bison basketball game in Sojka Pavilion or any other of the many sporting events on the Bucknell Campus.
For more information:
- Bucknell Sporting Events
- BVRA Recreation Schedule
- Buffalo Valley Rail Trail
9. Re-Live History
Take a self-guided tours of Lewisburg’s National Register Historic District, preferably as the streetlights turn on at dusk on a warm spring evening. Make sure to read the copy—our map maker is quite clever! Visit Lewisburg’s museums and remember to check their websites for upcoming exhibits: *Willliam Cameron Fire Company Museum *documents the history of the company and showcases antique fire fighting equipment.Slifer House Museum is a beautifully preserved Victorian mansion designed and built for Eli Slifer that features an extensive collection of Victoriana. The Packwood House Museum an art and antiques collection from around the
The Dale/Engle Walker House is a preserved central Pennsylvania farm from 1787. Original limestone house was part of the Underground Railroad. Site includes three interpretative stations detailing the home’s rich history, nature trails and birding opportunities. Tours available Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. from June to October
For more information:
- Historic walking tour map
- Historic tree map
- William Cameron Museum, 570-524-2295570-524-2295, 11 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837