Summertime in Lock Haven: Free Outdoor Concerts & Movies
If you’re traveling along the I-80 Frontier this summer and looking for something fun to do, consider making a pit stop in Lock Haven for a weekend of fun and musical entertainment.
The charming City of Lock Haven, with the help of sponsors, each year offers the free Summer Concert Series June through August, in addition to an Outdoor Movie Series during special Saturdays in July and August.
On Friday evenings, from 6-8, musicians perform from the pavilion at Triangle Park, located at the corner of West Main Street and Bellefonte Avenue.
Just bring a camping chair along for comfort, and enjoy the music in downtown Lock Haven.
Visit the same park on set dates in July and August with your lawn chairs and picnic gear to enjoy a movie under the stars.
Movies are projected onto a 16-foot inflatable movie screen and begin at dusk. (Movies will play July 7, July 21, August 4, and August 11 in 2018.)
The long-standing Sunday concerts at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheater & Floating Stage, located on the West Branch Susquehanna River at the corner of Jay and East Water Streets, take place Sunday evenings.
Beginning about 6:30 p.m. and running until 9 p.m., bands take to the floating stage to perform atop the river. Concertgoers listen from the amphitheater steps, the Jay Street Bridge and from pontoon boats on the Susquehanna River.
The rain location for both the Triangle Park and the Floating Stage concerts is The Elks Lodge #182 at 216 East Main Street.
Other events taking place in Lock Haven around summer that folks can enjoy at no cost include:
- LH JAMS (Lock Haven Jazz & Art on Main Street) Festival (August 18, 2018) – Features fine art, craft and food vendors, roughly 10 hours of music and 10 jazz bands performing in different size ensembles in a block party setting on Main Street, in addition to evening concerts on the Floating Stage and in establishments.
- 48th Annual Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta(August 31 – September 3, 2018) – Features art, craft and food vendors along East Water Street; amusement rides; musical performances; nationally-recognized speed boat races; fireworks and more.
The City of Lock Haven features a number of bed-and-breakfast and hotel accommodations, as well as restaurants, and a downtown shopping district. Nonprofit organizations also offer various exhibits for the community to enjoy, such as the Clinton County Arts Council & the Station Gallery, the Heisey House Museum & Poorman Gallery, or the Millbrook Playhouse Theatre.
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Details about the Lock Haven and Clinton County area can be found at www.ClintonCountyInfo.com.