Visit the Area
Renaissance Jamboree – Every year, thousands of people fill the streets of Downtown Bloomsburg for the annual Renaissance Jamboree held in late April. This fun street festival includes hundreds of arts and craft vendors as well as entertainment, food vendors and kiddie rides. For more information, call The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce at 570-784-2522.
Children’s Museum – Open all year and featuring up to 60 regularly changing exhibits, displays and interactive activities sure to bring out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor. Also, there are frequently scheduled special events, activities, and clubs and camps for toddlers through adults.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble – A professional theater company serving Northeast Pennsylvania, BTE supports one of the few resident ensembles in America. The Ensemble continues its commitment to provide the region with unique cultural opportunities.
Downtown Bloomsburg – Over 30 restaurants and dozens of other shops welcome visitors and shoppers throughout the year. Seasonal activities, parades and events also invite people back to the beautiful Downtown. For a list of upcoming activities, visit the Downtown News page.
Bloomsburg Town Park/Summer Concert Series – Located along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River, Bloomsburg Town Park is one of the nicest community parks in the region. The park complex provides facilities for swimming, tennis, basketball, softball, baseball and a children’s park, Kidsburg. Enjoy summer concerts each Wednesday in June and July with selected other dates at the Bicentennial Bandshell.
PPL Montour Preserve – Situated just north of Washingtonville, the Preserve provides 15 miles of hiking trails, picnicking, photography, and the 165-acre Lake Chillisquaque, open to fishing and boating. The Visitor’s Center, a restored farmhouse, also hosts educational programs and workshops and serves as a bird watching area where thousands of migrating ducks, geese and other waterfowl gather.
PPL Susquehanna Riverlands – Susquehanna Riverlands’ 1,200 acres along the west and east banks of the Susquehanna River provide year-round outdoor enjoyment. Hike, boat, fish, play, observe wildlife or simply sightsee at the Riverlands. Council Cup, high atop a 700-foot bluff, gives a spectacular view of the entire valley.
4-Wheel Jamboree – The Annual Summer 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals brings a weekend of thrilling 4×4 excitement to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds each year, featuring over 3,000 custom 4-wheel drive trucks. The event includes the Monster Truck Thunder Drags, Tough Truck® Challenge, Family Fun Zone, Show-N-Shine competition, Burn Out Contest and six classes of NMRO® Mud Drag Racing. For more information, visit http://www.familyevents.com/.
Showcase – Presented by The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, Showcase is the area’s leading business and industry trade show. From home improvement to investing and retirement planning, attendees can learn more about the offerings of local businesses and organizations through product demonstrations, giveaways, and door prizes. Showcase is held in mid-October at the Columbia Mall and is free to attend.
The Annual Bloomsburg Fair – The Fair is one of the largest east of the Mississippi, drawing hundreds of thousands of people each year for big name entertainment, food, rides, crafts, horse racing and agricultural exhibits. The Fairgrounds, consisting of 234 acres and 20 spacious buildings, draws an increasing number of trade shows and events throughout the year.
Covered Bridge & Arts Festival – Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA, the Annual Covered Bridge and Arts Festival is held the weekend after the Bloomsburg Fair concludes. Enjoy live entertainment, food, and watch crafters demonstrating the making of their wares. Children will enjoy face painting, clowns, and a selection of rides open in the park. Free parking and admission. Complete your day with a scenic tour of several of our covered bridges. Guided bus tours depart Knoebels Saturday and Sunday. Reservations required! For more information, call the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau at 570-784-8279 or 1-800-847-4810.
Covered Bridges – Most over a century old, over 20 covered bridges are located throughout Columbia and Montour counties. The Columbia County Covered Bridge Association is dedicated to the preservation of these bridges and creating opportunities for people to appreciate them. The bridge to the right is the Rupert Covered Bridge connecting Bloomsburg and Rupert.
TreeFest – Over 125 Christmas trees are beautifully decorated every year and displayed during the two weekends following Thanksgiving at the Caldwell Consistory in Downtown Bloomsburg. Arts & crafts, food, entertainment and children’s activities add to this holiday event. At its conclusion, trees are donated to area families in need. Proceeds from the event benefit Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.
Early Bird Sports Expo – Held in late January each year, this four day show features a large variety of outdoor exhibitors, products, and attractions for all outdoor enthusiasts including the state’s biggest indoor 3-D archery tournament. This years event will run January 26th- 29th