LEWISBURG — This brew fest won’t be quite the splash-and-dash that many people are used to. This one is intentionally being kept small and casual, giving people a chance to savor the beers they’re trying.

MIFFLINBURG — Blueberries and Bluegrass in Mifflinburg has been a beloved event in the borough for many years. The in-person event last year was canceled due to COVID restrictions, but it will return to the Mifflinburg Community Park on Fifth Street on Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

LEWISBURG — The popular Lewisburg Sidewalk Chalk Festival began approximately 17 years ago, and it has continued to grow each year. After a virtual event last year due to COVID, artists are excited to decorate the sidewalks of Market Street with their chalk art once again this summer. The fe…

Philadelphia first celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 1777, even while our new country was occupied with the ongoing Revolutionary War, according to History.com. The following year, “George Washington issued double rations of rum to all his soldiers to mark the anniversary of independence.”

BLOOMSBURG — The annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival, held at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg since 1982, will have a new home in 2021, and in future years as well. The fall festival, which traditionally draws approximately 150,000 people over four days in early October, will now…

LEWISBURG — On a snowy night a couple of years ago, Devin Flynt’s band’s scheduled performance at Brasserie Louis was nearly canceled when the rest of the group couldn’t make it on the slippery roads. Being the only one who lived in town, Flynt packed his instruments and headed for the resta…

MIFFLINBURG — In a town known for its beauty, gardens overflow with delicate petals and hearty, green shrubs all summer long. For one day only, visitors are invited to stroll through some of the best of those gardens and learn tips for creating their own.

BLOOMSBURG — Two women weary of the typical fundraisers for their kids’ sports teams created a wine festival that started small and grew over the years to include an American Idol contestant.

BEAVER SPRINGS — “Yee-Haw: Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift”, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 7 to 9 at Faith Baptist Church, 85 Snyder Ave. Kickoff at 6 p.m. June 6. For Kindergarten through teens. If you need a ride, call 570-658-7668.

From traditional Memorial Day services, to live music events, to parades, people in the Susquehanna Valley seem happy to be able to pick up traditions that were canceled or limited last year and move forward with get-togethers and celebrations once again.

SELINSGROVE — World War I and the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 were over, and songs like “Swanee,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “Yes! We Have No Bananas” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” filled the radios … and Thursday, the stage of an upcoming musical production too.

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