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Best of Jim Thorpe: May 2022

Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration

May 21 & 22, 2022

2022 Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration

Join us in honoring Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, and our town's namesake. Celebrate Jim Thorpe with native folklore, gift auctions, music, food, and carriage, trolley and train rides!


The Reading & Northern Railroad Brings Back the Locomotive 2102

Reading & Northern Railway's Locomotive 2102 is a T-1 class steam locomotive that has been out of service since October of 1991. It has just completed the first successful run of its five-year rebuild. Make sure to catch a ride on this historic steam engine as it makes its return.



~ Bright Path Brewing ~

Bright Path Brewing Now Open

Bright Path is a multi-family, multi-generational, locally owned, and operated small craft brewery in rural Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania with a focus on flavorful ​​lagers and low-ABV session beers.

The brewery is home to a taproom that serves the latest releases and crowd favorites with the occasional food truck days. It is a place for everyone to gather, support one another, and feel welcome. Offering packaged to-go beer, kegs, and merch in the taproom as well.

Located conveniently on the East Side of Jim Thorpe on North St (Route 903).


Jim Thorpe Running Festival

May 14 & 15, 2022

Jim Thorpe Running Festival Full, Half, & 8-miller Marathon
Jim Thorpe Running Festival

Join us in this gorgeous mountain town for one of the most beautiful runs in the Northeast! The full marathon is a point-to-point BOSTON QUALIFIER with a steady 1-2% downgrade nearly the entire way!!

  • Registration ends May 12

  • ½ marathon

  • Full marathon

  • 7-miler with train ride


Scenic Bike Train

May 7 & 8, 2022

Jim Thorpe Scenic Bike Train
Scenic Bike Train

Enjoy a relaxing 25 mile train ride through the Lehigh Gorge. Then, pedal your bike back down to Jim Thorpe at your own pace along the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail.



The historic Mauch Chunk Opera House is one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters, in operation after more than 138 years. Today, the Mauch Chunk Opera House seats approximately 380, and is one of the northeast's premiere listening spaces and most intimate concert venues.

May Events

May 21: Eaglemania

May 29: Rock Royalty



Vic's Jazz Loft at the Stabin Museum
Vic's Jazz Loft

From Latin Jazz to Bebop, or African Rhythms to Classic Jazz, this acoustically exceptional venue is designed to inspire. Join us and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with stunning art, engaging music, fantastic food, and craft cocktails! Doors Open at 6pm, shows at 7pm

May Events May 6: Bob Albanese Trio


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