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.
3. Raise the Region Open House!
Wed., March 11, 6-8 p.m., Campus Theatre, Downtown Lewisburg
You can visit the Campus Theatre between 6 and 8 p.m. to support participating Raise The Region community partners: Buffalo Valley Singers, The Linn Conservancy, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, Lewisburg/Milton Meals on Wheels program, Lewisburg Prison Project, Public Library for Union County, and Transitions. You can also donate online anytime between 6:00 p.m. on March 11 and 11:59 on March 12. For more information
4. Catch an incredible performance at the Weis Center or listen to live local music
Here’s a link to upcoming live performances.
5. Footloose, the Musical
March 3-5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Lewisburg Area High School’s Alumni Auditorium, 815 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA
Tickets are $8 (general admission) and $10 (reserved) for all performances. Tickets can be purchased online and also at the door prior to each performance; however, it is strongly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.For more information and link to ticket purchase, 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 – art, entertainment, and food all along Market Street
Lewisburg Live!, Saturday, May 9th, 2015 – 8-10 bands in venues throughout downtown
Returning again this year: Plein Air Painting, April 26th - Plein air painting at various Merrill Linn Conservancy sites.
Plus, other arts events. For more information
7. Immerse Yourself in Art
Exhibit at the Samek Gallery
Through March 22, 2015
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center
Artist Rachel Sussman takes epic photographs of living organisms 2,000 years old and older. The work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science, and is underscored by an existential incursion into Deep Time. Exhibit was featured in the New York Times!
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