Top Ten Things To Do in Lewisburg, PA

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

CampusTheatre2Catch 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.

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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!   2nd Street Smokehouse, 48 N. 2nd Street

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3.  Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival

February  5 &6 in downtown Lewisburg

Register for the Polar Bear Pub Crawl.  You get the cool hat pictured here and a chance to win one of 6 gift baskets from participating locations, plus…Polar Bear Plunge..Chocolate Festival & Tour…Live Ice Carving…Frosty 5K…Children’s Games…A Cappella On Ice…Warm Your Heart….Arts Events…Plus so much more…

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4. 11th Annual Polar Bear PlungeIce Fest 2011 Plunge happy

2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, St. George Street Landing

Take a dip in the Susquehanna River to benefit a great cause! Put on your bathing suit and join us for the 11th Annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership.

For More Information on the Polar Bear Plunge, visit HERE

For More Information on the Ice Festival, visit HERE



5. Frosty 5KFrosty5K

9:30 a.m, Sat. Feb 6, Campus Theatre, registration begins

Beat the winter blues and Run/Walk the Frosty 5k during Lewisburg’s Ice Festival.   For more information on the race and the rest of the ice festival, visit HERE



Leo6. Listen to Live Music

Visit here to see a list of events and downtown venues featuring live music.

7. Immerse Yourself in Art


Gamelan Dharma Swara

February 6 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm, Weis Center
This Event is FREE!  No tickets required.

For more information, 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 from around the
The Dale/Engle Walker House is a preserved central Pennsylvania farm from 1787. Original limestone house was part of the Underground Railroad. Site includes three interpretative stations detailing the home’s rich history, nature trails and birding opportunities. Tours available Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. from June to October

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

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