Keep your weekend affordable with these suggestions of things to do for $20 or less
Benton Rodeo: $15. Cowboys on buckin’ broncos? Gals get ready, and guys, because this event is sure to be entertaining for the whole family. The event was voted one of the best rodeos east of the Mississippi. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. July 16 – 19 at 385 Mendenhall Ln., Benton. For more information call 570-925-6536.
A little meditation: $5. at 6 p.m. on July 18 get in touch with your inner chakras and nature during Yoga at Salt Springs Park. The class, held in the natural settings of Salt Springs, is led by Whitney Wilkerson.
Rockin’ For Paul: $10 donation. There’s something great about having a good time to support a good cause and in NEPA there’s no shortage of opportunities. A leukemia benefit for Paul Matreselva Jr. is being held from 1 to 8 p.m. on July 19. There will be live entertainment from DJ Ron Hankey, Random Rock, Iron Cowboy and more. There will be a cash bar, raffles a 50/50 at the VFW Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave. Kingston.
Third Friday: Free! It’s that time of the month again in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The Third Friday event is taking place again and July features folk duo Years of Madness. Head to Public Square on Friday to check out the sights and sounds.
And the nominees are … : Free! The second annual Steamtown Music Awards are back and at 6:30 p.m. July 22 at Franklin’s Bar and Grill in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a party will be held for all the nominees (soon to be announced). Esta Coda, Mock Sun, Skip Monday and Strawberry Jam are just a few of the performances you can look forward to.
Christmas in July: $15. Tis the season. Enjoy a summertime Yuletide bash sponsored by the Kingston-Forty Fort Fire Department. The event will feature live entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. July 17 at Keeley’s Ale House, 199 Division St. Pringle. For more info (or $10 advance tickets) call 570-237-1045.
Yoga at the River: Free! Enjoy a session of Kundalini yoga followed by Nia, a combination of yoga, martial arts and dance. Head out to Riverside Park in Tunkhannock on July 18 for two sessions. One begins at 10, the second at 11:30 a.m. For more info call 570-996-1500.
Pocono Wurst Festival: $12. Sausages, wieners, kielbasa and beer. Bier Stein Olympics, pig and hot dog races. And lots of music and traditional costumed dance. The two day event will feature all that and more. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 18 and 19 visitors can take part in all the fun at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg.
Lawn Mower Tractor Pull: Free. Are you up for some home-grown county fun? Then head to this lawn mower tractor pull. It’s impressive no matter how you look at it. There will be breakfast and other refreshments available. The event is sponsored by the Yellow Rose 4-H Club and starts at 10 a.m. July 18 at Casterline Diesel Inc., 1580 Route 118, Sweet Valley. For more info call 570-709-7875.
Free drink Fridays: $5. OK, so for this minimal cover charge, you get to drink for free between 10 p.m. and midnight on July 17 at Rodanos on Public Square in Weekender. Free well mixers will be poured for two hours. Remember to tip your bartender.
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