Top Ten Things To Do in Lewisburg, PA

1. Shop at our unique and friendly stores Gingerbread1

Downtown Lewisburg is home to some of the region’s most unique and friendly stores. Whether it is fine fashion, jewelry, toys, art supplies, framing, home decor, or great gifts, Lewisburg has it all! The friendly store staffs will assist you in finding the perfect item and make your experience in town memorable.

Be sure to explore the streets of downtown Lewisburg next time you come to visit and be sure to stop in and check out all of our amazing stores!

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 restaurant!  Caribbean Connection, 528 N. 2nd Street

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3. Watch film on the BIG screen, the way it was intended to be viewed!


Catch 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 .

4. Celebrate the 4th of July eagle1

Every year the Fourth of July celebration is an All-American small-town extravaganza.  Celebration begins Friday, June 24 at Wolfe Field with a patriotic show at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks, sponsored by RiverWoods, at 9 p.m. On Saturday June 25 the Union County Veterans 4th of July Parade moves out on Market Street at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. Veterans’ Ceremony featuring  food and Band Concerts, including Re-Creation, in the President’s Grove, Bucknell University, Loomis Street & University Avenue.  For more information, visit



5. Be Lewisburg Loyal


Through the month of June, be a loyal patron of downtown Lewisburg by participating in the Be Lewisburg Loyal event. Obtain a card from a downtown store or restaurant and fill it out by spending at least $5 in a single purchase at fifteen stores or restaurants. Turn it in and be entered in a chance to win a Lewisburg Downtown Gift Certificate of $300, $200, or $100!


6. Music in the park every Wednesday evening music1

The 20th season of the summer concert series Music in the Park begins on June 8th this year and will run through August 24th.  The concerts will begin at 7:00 pm in Hufnagle Park, downtown Lewisburg, are free to the public, and are sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council.  The 2016 season promises to be another terrific series.  There are familiar favorites, including the Zeropoint Big Band, the Penn Central Wind Band, and the Lewisburg Area High School Marching Band.  Several new bands join us this year, too, with musical styles for every taste.

A list of the upcoming performances can be found here.

7. Immerse Yourself in Art


For a Listing of all Arts-Related Events, visit HERE

For More Information on…Current Samek Museum exhibits and events, including the Downtown Gallery, visit their blog here; All arts events posted on this web site, visit here. The Lewisburg Arts Council, the local arts organization that brings you Celebration of the Arts and Stroll through the Arts weekend, plus so much more, visit here; Bucknell Arts and Performance, visit here.

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.


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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 in the former home of Lewisburg resident Edith Featherstone.  The Dale/Engle Walker House is an original limestone farmhouse built in 1793.  It was a slave site and today is preserved with more than 100 acres of original farmland. The house is open for tours on Sundays from June to October and holds summer exhibits.

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10. Stay over and repeat as desired. You know you want to….

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