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.  Visit Lewisburg’s newest hot spot!   Amami Kitchen and Expresso Bar, 512 Market Street

Find Downtown Restaurants.


3.  Plan Ahead for the Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival!Polar Bears Take The Plunge Lewisburg Ice Festival

Register for the Frosty 5K and the Polar Bear Plunge; get your Chocolate Festival tickets before they sell out.
Go HERE for details

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

Here’s a link to upcoming live performances.

5.  Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival

February 6-7, 2015

Watch a family of penguins, courtesy of Evangelical Community Hospital, get carved on-site in Hufnagle Park or the Bucknell Bison come to life on Market Street.  Friday night it’s A Capella on Ice and a chance to hear all of Bucknell’s a Capella groups in concert.  Saturday the Frosty 5k, children’s games, chili cook-off, Polar Bear Plunge, Happy Feet free at the Campus Theatre, a Frozen story time,  and all the pancakes you can eat.  Of course, there’s chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  Check out all your options for fun here

6.  Get Your Ice Festival Shopping Pass

Download your Ice Festival Shopping pass and create your own shopping spree.  15% off in more than 40 downtown stores.

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.

Esther Traugot: Arboretum
Through 03/01/2015, Gallery Hours
Samek Museum Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street, Lewisburg PA

This solo exhibition presents artworks by Esther Traugot – meticulously crafted installations that combine crochet, roots, seeds, and shells – which investigate our conflicted impulses to nurture and control nature.

Esther Traugot: Arboretum Family Art-Making Activity
February 7, 1-4pm

Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

As part of the Lewisburg Ice Festival, you are invited to make crocheted arts and crafts inspired by the Downtown Gallery exhibition, Esther Traugot: Arboretum. Fun for all ages. Refreshments provided.

Samek Knitting Circle
Every Friday, January 16 – February 27, 3-5pm

Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

The Knitting Circle returns! This semester, we’ll be at Downtown Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, Esther Traugot: Arboretum and have opened the circle up to crocheting as well as knitting. Even if you’ve never done either, an expert from Bucknell’s 7th Street Studio (formerly the Craft Center) will be on hand to guide you.

 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