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. Visit Lewisburg’s newest hot spot! Amami Kitchen and Expresso Bar, 512 Market Street
Find Downtown Restaurants.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, starting at 10 a.m.
Market Street, Lewisburg
Blocks of artists, live music, food, children’s area and much more. Part of the Lewisburg Arts Council’s Celebration of the Arts. For more details, visit here.
4. Catch an incredible performance at the Weis Center or listen to live local music
Here’s a link to upcoming live performances.
5. Lewisburg Live!
May 9, 2015, 6 p.m. to midnight, Downtown Lewisburg
The Lewisburg Arts Council is sponsoring a downtown music festival as part of its annual Celebration of the Arts. 7 great bands, including Earl Pickens and a Band Called Thunder, Ann Kerstetter, Celtica, Kimbo and Folk Justice Band, are being brought to different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg, all free and open to everyone. For schedule, visit here.
04/24/2015 – 05/09/2015
The Celebration of the Arts is anchored by two main events:
The Arts Festival, Saturday, April 25th, 2015 and Lewisburg Live!,
But in between, there will be many other arts events not to be missed:
Returning again this year: Plein Air Painting, April 26th - Plein air painting at various Merrill Linn Conservancy sites.
7. Immerse Yourself in Art
Micro Artist Residency: Yeon Ji Yoo
April 25 during the Lewisburg Arts Festival
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.
Artist Yeon Ji Yoo, whose solo exhibition will be on view at the Downtown Gallery, visits Lewisburg to lead an art-making activity with the public involving photo-transfer and collage. All ages are welcome. Part of the Lewisburg Arts Festival and Bucknell’s Arts Weekend.
For More Information on…
Current Samek Museum exhibits and events, including the Downtown Gallery, visit their blog here.
All arts events posted on this web site, visit here
The Lewisburg Arts Council, the local arts organization that brings you Celebration of the Arts and Stroll through the Arts weekend, plus so much more, visit here
Bucknell Arts and Performance, visit here
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