Top Ten Things

Lewisburg’s Top Ten List


1. Watch film on the BIG screen, the way it was intended to be viewed!

CampusTheatre2Catch 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.


3.  Halloween in Downtown Lewisburg

Friday, October 30 and 31

Rocky Horror at the Campus Theatre on the 30th, and trick or treating downtown from 6-9 at local businesses

For more information

 33 Fatoumata Diawara

4.   Catch an incredible performance at the Weis Center
or listen to live local music

Here’s a link to upcoming live performances.


 5.  Stroll through the Arts Weekend

Stroll through the Arts
Friday, Nov. 7, 6 to 10 p.m.

Artists displaying their works in over 30 shops, studios, and galleries all along six blocks of downtown Market St.  Silent Art Auction at the Lewisburg Club

Dance to the Music
Sat., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. to ?

Seven live performances, free to the public in downtown venues

For a list of bands and times and to see the items to be auctioned, visit here.

6. Downtown Lewisburg Holiday Shopping Pass

Nov 28-29

Create your own shopping spree, just in time for the holidays.  Save 15% off one item in EACH participating store.  Download your pass here

7. Immerse Yourself in  Art

Country Living Exhibit at the Samek Gallery
Sept. 30 to Dec. 7 2014
Samek Gallery, Third Floor, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University

This exhibition taps into the ongoing conversation between the art world and rural America and looks at country as a cultural aesthetic that flows between contemporary art and regional culture. Country Living explores how place, identity, and values are communicated in visual culture.

20’s Something, August 23-November 920sSomethingTuluImage
Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street, Lewisburg

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.

 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.

Playworld play ground

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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

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10. Stay over and repeat as desired. You know you want to….

Places to Stay