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.
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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
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3. Cimarrón (World Music)
September 16, Campus Theatre
From the cattle rearing, Llanos Orientales region of Colombia, Cimarrón performs the festive joropo, a fiercely virtuoso display of rippling melodies and powerful rhythms, combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots. This event will begin at 7:30pm. For admission prices, visit here.
4. Woolly Worm Festival and Prognostication
It is a little known fact that the striped coats of the cute and cuddly Woolly Worm caterpillars give clues to the length and severity of winter. Held on a mid-October Saturday each year, the Woolly Worm Festival and Prognostication features a lot of Woolly Worm fun, including the prognostication by an “expert” team of local judges, and an annual story-teller, plus food and music.
5. 17th Annual Stroll Through the Arts Weekend
November 6-7, Downtown Lewisburg
Both the visual and performing arts take center stage in historic downtown Lewisburg the first weekend in November as the Lewisburg Arts Council sponsors the 17th Annual Stroll Through the Arts weekend. For more information, visit here.
Visit here to see a list of events and downtown venues featuring live music.
7. Immerse Yourself in Art
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