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Photo: JAMIE PESOTINE, License: N/A, Created: 2014:07:06 20:22:53

JAMIE PESOTINE/Staff PhotographerFireworks explode over Hazleton as part of the 15th Annual “Hold Your Flag High Day” celebration Sunday evening.

Photo: JAMIE PESOTINE, License: N/A, Created: 2010:07:02 09:00:36

JAMIE PESOTINE/ Staff Photographer Fourth of July fireworks explode over Hazleton as part of the Annual “Hold Your Flag High Day” celebration Friday evening.

Bring It Back to the Heartland: Made in America Family Festival , June 18, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring Stephanie Urbina Jones with onsite vendors selling American-made products. Also find a beer and wine tasting, face painting, pinatas and popcorn for the kids. Bring your own beverages and blanket or chairs. Proceeds benefit the Lake Ariel Fire Department. Concert will be held at 1663 Hamlin Highway in Lake Ariel (next to the Happy Trails Riding Stables). Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company, Lake Ariel. $10 suggested donation.

570-871-0288 or

Strawberry Festival, June 18, 10 a.m. Vendors, white elephant sale, silent auction, barbecue chicken dinners, hot dogs, strawberry pie, chocolate covered strawberries and strawberries by the quart, under the tent outside. Springville United Methodist Church, Springville.

Homecoming Festival, through June 18, 5 p.m.; June 19, 4 to 11 p.m. St. Faustina’s Parish hosts its annual bazaar, featuring food and games, live musical entertainment by bands Stealing Neil, Iron Cowboy and Gone Crazy, and a Mass featuring John Steven’s Double Shot. St. Faustina Grove, Nanticoke. 570-735-4833.

The Northeast Fair, June 21 through 26. Showcasing agriculture, horticulture, home arts and gardening, with live entertainment, more than 40 food vendors, dozens of amusement park-style rides, and more. Northeast Fair Grounds, Pittston Twp. $6-9 includes unlimited rides as well as shows and exhibits. 570-654-2503 or

Elmhurst–Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company Picnic , June 22 through 24, 6 p.m.; June 25, 5 p.m. This annual benefit carnival includes games, homemade food, children’s activities and music. Find a car show on Wednesday, a fireman’s parade and music by Take 3 on Thursday, live music by The Crystal Band and Hell Yo on Friday, and returning favorite Old Friends on Saturday. Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Department, Elmhurst. 570-842-8309.

Fireworks Display, July 1. Lake Ariel, Lake Ariel.

American Freedom Festival , July 2 through 4. This annual Independence Day celebration features a culinary midway of food vendors, children’s carnival rides and live music. Fireworks will begin at dusk on the Fourth of July. Dansbury Park, East Stroudsburg. Free. 570-421-6591 or

Fireworks Extravaganza, July 2. Gates open at 6 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by The Minisink Lions of North Pocono. Live music, food and refreshments for sale. North Pocono Middle School, Moscow. Rain Date: July 3.

Rotary Club of the Abingtons Fireworks, July 2, 5 p.m. The show grounds will open at 5 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at nightfall; and the event will be moved to Sunday, July 3, in the event of bad weather. Parking is $5 per vehicle, which helps defray the cost of the fireworks. Abington Heights Middle School, Clarks Summit. $5 per vehicle. 570-586-1281 or Rain Date: July 3, 5 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration , July 2, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Featuring barbecue and food off the grill, pizza, ice cream and more with music by Digital Getdown from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and extended waterpark hours until 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Camelbeach, Tannersville. 570-629-1661 or

Scrantastic Spectacular, July 3, 4 p.m. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performs its annual Independence Day concert in downtown Scranton at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Also find a 5k race fundraiser, food vendors and other family activities. Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, Scranton. Free. 570-963-6800 or

Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks, July 3, midnight. Also find music, food vendors, games and more in this annual event benefiting the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on Delaware. $10/car load. 570-421-7231 or Rain Date: July 8, midnight.

Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks, July 3, 6 to 10 p.m. The Tunkhannock Rotary Club sponsors this annual celebration at Memorial Field, featuring entertainment after 7 p.m., food vendors, fireworks and more. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock. Free admission; donations welcome. 570-831-5233 or

An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, July 4. Food vendors, amusements and rides open at noon. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic will present its annual Independence Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks display begins at dusk. Bring your own blankets or chairs. Kirby Park, Kingston. Free. 570-208-4240 or

Lake Wallenpaupack Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4. The bleachers open to spectators at 7 p.m. Rain date: July 5. Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley. 570-226-4557 or

Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 10:30 a.m. Local veterans representing every branch of the military will lead a morning ceremony in the pool complex featuring speakers, a parade of flags, and live music by The Ringgold Pops Orchestra, led by Ted Riggi. Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Free. 570-348-4186.

Dalton Fire Company Carnival, July 12 through 16. Enjoy pay-one-price rides and daily entertainment. The Fireman’s Parade will be held Friday at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Saturday. Midway by Otto’s Amusements. Dalton Fire Company, Dalton.

Covington Fireman’s Picnic, July 13 through 17. Rides by S&S Amusements, food stands and more. Enjoy a Fireman’s Parade on Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by music. Fireworks will be launched on Saturday. Covington Fire, Rescue & EMS, Station 14, Daleville. 570-842-4130 or

Lycoming County Fair, July 14 through 23. Find live music, tractor pulls, demolition derby, racing and more. Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville. 570-587-2196 or

Wayne County Fair, Aug. 5 through 13. Wayne County Fairgrounds, Honesdale. 570-253-4378 or or

Carbon County Fair , Aug. 8 through 13. Offering food, rides, agricultural displays, musical entertainment including bands, tractor pull, demolition derby, magic shows, clowns and more. Carbon County Fairgrounds, Palmerton. Daily ride specials. Additional ticket required for some arena entertainment. 570-325-8685 or or

Plymouth Kielbasa Festival , Aug. 12 through 13. Festivities include Veterans parade, kielbasa competition, arts and crafts, children’s activities and live music. Organized by Plymouth Alive. Downtown Plymouth, Plymouth. Free admission. 570-770-0411 or