Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend
Cornhole. $10. Are you good at bean bag tossing? Try your hand at the backyard game for a chance to win cash prizes. At 5:45 p.m. July 20, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and their Young Professionals Network organization will host a cornhole tournament at Kirby Park, 280 Market St., Kingston. Half of the $10 admission fee will go to charity, while the other goes to a pot for the winners. Teams will be drawn before the tournament begins at 6 p.m.
Camp Rock. $10. This weekend, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will host three performances of Disney’s “Camp Rock: The Musical” at their 537 N Main St., Wilkes-Barre location. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 570-823-1875. The musical is based on the 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name that starred Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. Show times are Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m., as well as Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m.
Dragon Boat Race. Feel like getting out on the river this weekend? The Dragon Boat Race is a unique opportunity to race down the Susquehanna. Cost is $40 if you want to race. If you’d rather just watch from the shore, you can do that for free. The annual Wilkes-Barre’s Dragon Boat Race festivities will be held from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24. For those racing, the boats will launch from Nesbitt Park in Kingston. For those spectating, the boats will be visible from either side of the Susquehanna.
Chicken for Dogs. $5. There’s not much better than a chicken barbecue during the summer months, but when it’s for a good cause, that meat tastes even better. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24 on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square, the city’s Crime Watch will raise funds for a Wilkes-Barre K-9 Unit. For $5, patrons can take home a quarter chicken with two sides and a roll.