Special Events

City of Wilkes-Barre


Special Events, Sponsoring and Participation


The City of Wilkes-Barre’s annual events attract thousands of attendees from the Wyoming Valley and beyond each year. There is no better way to showcase your business or organization than becoming an event sponsor. Please contact the Office of Special Events to discuss sponsorship opportunities at 570-208-4149

Are you looking to plan an event?  Please see the below links for information on pricing and requesting city spaces.

Special Events Request Form

Pricing Information


Patty Hughes

Special Events Coordinator

Fax: 570-208-4187

Special Events Peddlers License Application

Brick Monument Form

The Special Events Office is now located on the First Floor of City Hall.

2017 Farmers' MarketThe 2017 Farmer’s Market opening day is June 29th.

The new season of the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market will soon begin. Each week during the summer, we have something special planned for the whole family. Full of family fun, music, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this summer!

Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through November 16th.





Trick or Treating on Public Square

Tuesday, October 31st—  Public Square2017 Halloween Biz Signup
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Halloween Registration Form (MS Word)
Halloween Registration Form (PDF)  







St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 2:00pm

The City of Wilkes-Barre would like to invite everyone to attended and participate in the 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Each year seems to be better than the last and this year will be no exception.

Registration Form CLICK HERE
Parade Sponsorship Form CLICK HERE

Remit to: Special events office – City Hall, 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 OR email to phughes@wilkes-barre.pa.us

The 2017 4th of July Celebration in Kirby Park

Tuesday, July 4th – City of Wilkes-Barre’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Please note that, for their safety, dogs are not allowed in Kirby Park for the 4th of July Celebration. 


2017 Christmas Parade

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre will bustle with the spirit of the holidays 2017 Christmas Parade Registrationwith the return of Wilkes-Barre City’s Christmas Parade!

From October 1st through November 1st The City of Wilkes-Barre will be looking for a donated christmas tree to be placed on Public Square for the holiday season. If you are interested in donating this years tree please call (570) 208-4149.

Parade Application (MS Word)

Parade Application (PDF)

Parade Sponsorship From (MS Word)

Parade Sponsorship Form (PDF)

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, April 22 & Sunday April 23.
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

On April 22 and 23, Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Kirby Park will welcome thousands to the Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, we are proud to present two days of free, family-friendly entertainment, as well as delicious food, fun rides and handmade arts and crafts.


Multicultural Parade & Festival

Multicultural Parade Save the Date

Click here for the Parade/Festival Participation form