Fall in Lackawanna County is a beautiful time of year. To celebrate the season and the growing number of attractions, events, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and boutique shopping in Scranton and Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is partnering with Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces to promote a whole week of activities and events around the theme of fire, harvest, culture heritage and industry from October 7 – 15.
Bonfire Week kicks-off on First Friday, October 7, and culminates with Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces on Saturday, October 15, at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Avenue, from 6 PM – 10 PM.
The entertainment for the Fall festival will range from flaming Martinis to a Fairy Tale exhibit at the Everhart Museum, to fire and harvest-themed desserts and appetizers.
The first event of the week will be the eighth annual Wake Up with the Arts Breakfast featuring photographer and author Matthew Christopher. He will be discussing his latest book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream. The free breakfast will be at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel from 8:30 AM – 11 AM.
In the evening, the public is invited to participate in an interactive #scrantonlove project on the N. Washington side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. From a Spark a Flame is an installation designed by artist Gavin Esham and will feature 750 luminary bags in the shape of a flame. From 5 PM – 8 PM, the public is invited to write down a wish and place it in a luminary bag on the lawn to help create the installation.
Bar Pazzo, 131 N. Washington Avenue, opens its exhibit, The Artists Fire, featuring artists working in different mediums around the theme of fire. Terra Preta at 222 Wyoming Avenue will feature fire music by D.J. Honeyman Lightenin’.
The week continues with different activities and specials. Local boutique stores – On & On, Duffy’s Accessories, Note Fragrances and The Post Home and Body – will showcase Bonfire-inspired windows. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is running a special Bonfire Week package for the weekend of October 14, which includes two tickets to the Bonfire.
For more information about Bonfire Week or Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces, contact Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at 570.963.6590, ext. 102 or email@example.com.
The schedule of the week-long specials offered by local businesses follows:
Adezzo – 515 Center Street S’mores Latte
Bar Pazzo – 131 N. Washington Avenue Fire Dessert
Café Sveda – 323 N. Washington Avenue Free cup of Turkish Tea
Duffy’s Accessories – 218 Linden Street Day of the Dead themed accessories
Lavish Home and Body – 600 Linden Street Halloween soaps and Pumpkin Chai & Sahara Spice Candles
Note Fragrances – 401 Spruce Street 25% off of Fireside scented candles all week
On & On – 518 Lackawanna Avenue Limited edition Wax Junky Bonfire Candle
Terra Preta – 222 Wyoming Avenue Bonfire Martini, other cocktails and fiery appetizers
The Keys – 244 Penn Avenue Bonfire Cider
Posh – 404 N. Washington Avenue Toasted Hazelnut Martini & Campfire Brownie w/toasted marshmallow
The Post Home & Body – 344 Adams Avenue Pumpkin Spice Soap and Lip Butter
The Bog – 341 Adams Avenue The Burning Witch – A Jalapeno Bourbon Maple Cocktail
The Radisson Hotel – 700 Lackawanna Avenue $5 Pumpkin Sangria & $9 Iron District Bourbon Maple Chicken Wings
Whiskey Dick’s – 308 N. Washington Avenue $5 Pumpkin Martini & $3 Flaming Peach Pie Shot
Zummo’s – 918 Marion Street Pumpkin Carmel Latte
Nibbles & Bits – 1759 Sanderson Avenue 50% off Decorated Chocolate & Caramel Apples
Additional events for Bonfire Week are:
8th Annual Fall Fest at the Backyard Ale House
Craft Beer, Food & Music
523 Linden Street
Eco-friendly Scarecrow Making – 1 PM – 3 PM
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Natural Play Area
1800 Nay Aug Avenue
NEPA Horror Film Festival – 4PM
126 Franklin Avenue
13 Short Films & Celebrity Guests
- Washington Avenue side of the Courthouse
Family-friendly activities – 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Mystery Science Theatre Scranton Style! 6 PM – 9 PM
Featuring Conor McGuigan & Mike Gavern
515 Center Street
Sugar Skull Paint Night 6 PM – 9 PM
515 Center Street
Boss Lady Mixer and Costume Party 7 PM – 9 PM
335 Adams Avenue
Women’s Networking Event
The Artists of Bogart Court
511 Bogart Court
Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces! 6 PM – 10 PM
159 Cedar Avenue
Cultural & Heritage Sites to Visit
Anthracite Heritage Museum
22 Bald Mountain Road – McDade Park
Electric City Trolley Station and Museum
300 Cliff Street
Wolves, Magic Mirrors and Spinning Wheels:
The Anatomy of Fairytales Exhibit
The Everhart Museum – Nay Aug Park
Lackawanna County Coal Mine
Steamtown National Historic Site
Lackawanna Avenue & Cliff Streets