Annual Events

Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc. is the area’s premier event host for a variety of festivities geared to audiences of all things fun. With the Susquehanna River as backdrop or unique Market Street as a venue, SRI’s annual event schedule is chock full of fun and activity for the entire family. Our community partners are pivotal to the success of every event we host and we’re proud to join them in making Sunbury the place to be at any time of the year. For more details or to participate in any event as a vendor or sponsor, visit our FAQ page or call 570-286-7768.  We look forward to seeing you in Sunbury!

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Summer in the Susquehanna River Valley means the return of the annual Sunbury River Festival, always on the third (3rd) weekend of August!

Families come from far and wide to catch the popular event where a variety of live music and entertainment echoes along Front Street and where good food and good times are abundant for people of all ages.

The festivities kick off on Thursday evening at The Valley’s Got Talent competition, followed on Friday at noon with kids games and vendors of every sort.

If you aren’t tired of the fun yet, come back on Saturday when the fun and games start at 9:00 AM with a wide variety of free entertainment. Express your artistic side and enter the Chalk the Walk competition or check out the annual car show featuring over 100  hot rods that line the street. Or perhaps you want to enter your own cherry ride in the competition. The afternoon features the water festivities with the hilarious Cardboard Boat Regatta, the 2nd annual Lake Augusta Boat Parade, and the big finale with the Sunbury Motors After Hours Concert.

Join the many that plan their summer vacations around the event which celebrates the grand Susquehanna River as no other festival does.  This regional event is made possible by the generous support of our community business sponsors.


Wake the Lake welcomes summer in the Susquehanna River Valley.  It doesn’t matter if you get there, by foot or by boat, just get there the first Saturday of June for some great music and amazing food.


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Have you ever wondered what life was like for King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table?  Find out at the Annual Lake Augusta Renaissance Festival in Sunbury.  You  will find a wide variety of entertainment and vendors so bring the family and experience life in the middle ages.



The Lake Augusta Wine & Brew Festival is a celebration of libations, music, food, and beautiful Lake Augusta. Join us on the banks of the Susquehanna to sample some of the best wine & brews the state has to offer while enjoying the awesome sounds. Attendees must be 21 years old, and a valid ID is required.


Ring in New Year at Sunbury’s annual Countdown in the Downtown.  There will be something for everyone, including children’s activities in Cameron Park, live entertainment at 4th and Market streets, fireworks, and the lighting of the famous Edison Light Bulb. The VIP is a ticket-only event for those 21 years of age and older that will include eatables from local restaurants and caterers to be enjoyed in a heated tent at decorated tables. A valid ID is required for admission.

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