Allentown Band Concert & Fireworks Highlight Independence Day Celebration at SteelStacks July 2-4

Jun 27th, 2016Press Release from ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

BETHLEHEM, PA – A free Allentown Band concert, fireworks and a new kite building workshop for kids are some of the many highlights during the sixth-annual Independence Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank, July 2-4 at SteelStacks. All events and activities during the three-day weekend are free to attend.  

On July 2, 12:45 p.m., at the Levitt Pavilion, kids can cool off at the Peas and Qs Sprinkler Party, featuring water balloons and freeze pops. Afterwards, they can also take part in the Blueberry Pie Eating Contest on the Air Products Town Square at 2 p.m.

New this year is the Lehigh Valley Kite Society and Pocono Kite Symphony’s free kite building workshop July 3, 3-7 p.m. During the workshop, children can decorate kites and fly their masterpieces around SteelStacks. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet founding father Ben Franklin as he makes his way through SteelStacks throughout the weekend.

On the 4th of July, the community is invited to join the Allentown Band at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of free music at the Levitt Pavilion. America’s oldest civilian concert band, the Allentown Band has performed in Carnegie Hall, was featured on CBS and has received numerous accolades such as the prestigious Sudler Silver Scroll Award presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for “exemplifying an exceptionally high standard of musical excellence on a national level.” The evening then culminates with the city’s spectacular fireworks show high above SteelStacks.

The complete list of free music performances is:

July 2

TD Community Stage on Air Products Town Square

11:30 a.m.       Peas and Qs Family Show with Dave Fry

3 p.m.              Sing for America

4:30 p.m.         Caribbean Steel Rhythms

6 p.m.              Common Bond

9 p.m.              Mike Mettalia and the Midnight Shift


Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

7:30 p.m.         The Box Tops


July 3

TD Community Stage on Air Products Town Square

3 p.m.              Brian Dean Moore Band

5:30 p.m.         Lou Franco Project


Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

7:30 p.m.         Drew Baldridge


July 4

TD Community Stage on Air Products Town Square

3 p.m.              The BC Combo

5:30 p.m.         The Wallace Brothers


Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

7:30 p.m.         The Allentown Band


For complete Independence Day Celebration information and hours visit


Media Contact:

Mark Demko, ArtsQuest

gro.tseuqstranull@okmedm or 610-332-1342

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