2nd Annual “A Bite of Lackawanna” Food & Music Festival

For years, we’ve know that Lackawanna has some terrific food, from the likes of Curly’s Grille, Mulberry Italian Ristorante, and Al Sultan Restaurant & Bakery. In recent years, there have been numerous new restaurants adding to the stepped-up culinary scene, making Lackawanna even more attractive for anyone that is hoping to explore this region’s food and beverage offerings.

On Sunday, June 23, along Ridge Road between South Park Avenue and Electric Avenue, the City of Lackawanna will be hosting the second annual A Bite of Lackawanna outdoor food and music festival. The purpose of the festival is for visitors to experience a cross-section of the vast culinary attributes and cultural amenities that the city has to offer.

This year’s event will feature food stations by the following sixteen Lackawanna restaurants from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

A Bite of Lackawanna will also feature:

Beer and wine stations

A kid’s fun zone

Local artisan craft vendors

Live musical performances by The 4-Pages featuring David Hardy at 3:00 p.m., with The Strictly Hip headlining at 6:00 p.m.

DJ music by 97 Rock radio personality and Lackawanna resident DJ Jickster

A closing fireworks display

“We’re excited to host our second annual A Bite of Lackawanna outdoor food and music festival, which showcases our city’s many great restaurants and welcomes festival-goers to our revitalized city,” said Mayor Annette Iafallo. “Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success for our city and we expect even bigger and better for this year!”

The event is cash only and ATMs will be available within the festival area. On festival day, Ridge Road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic (except emergency vehicles) between South Park Avenue and Electric Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to midnight. However, each respective intersection will remain fully open, guided by the Lackawanna Police Department. Free shuttle service will be available to/from five satellite parking locations which are identified on the festival area map.

More information about A Bite of Lackawanna can be found online at

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