April 2013

IronPigs-E-News-Header-TemplateArts & Culture | Attractions | Dining & Shopping | Fairs & Festivals | Family Fun
Golf | Heritage | Outdoor Recreation | Sports | Wineries & Breweries

Spring is in the air. Baseball is back in swing. The Zoo is open. Outdoor events and activities are gearing up and we just crowned our first Lehigh Valley Lunacy Champion. April is off to a great start.

Take a quick look at great Lehigh Valley events going on throughout the month of April.

Also, make sure you visit our Travel Tuesday section of our website. Every Tuesday, we announce the newest deals and discounts available at area hotels and inns. You will find these deals exclusively on our website, and we’ll continue to work with area hotels and attractions to bring you the best money-saving deals around.

Make sure to visit our events calendar. As always, we welcome you to find us on Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch.

There are some great things happening in Lehigh Valley, and with that comes plenty of great ways to save! Don’t forget to visit our Deals & Discounts page, created just for you.

Arts & Culture

Antiques Abound

Spring cleaning means time for some spring antiquing. Rennigers Antiques Extravaganza on April 26-27 in Kutztown, brings in hundreds of dealers from around the country and is a great way to start off your spring and summer antique hunts!

Enjoy Art in Style

Visit the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley in style during their Gala Dinner, Dance and Auction on April 13. Tickets are $250.


The Rumour Reunites

Graham Parker has reunited his original band, The Rumuor, for their first album in 31 years. See them on Friday, April 5 as they bring their classic, timeless rock to Musikfest Café.

Crayola Construction

We got a sneak peek of the current renovations going on at Crayola Experience. Get a snippet of some new exhibits and a few behind the scenes photos in our recent blog post.

Dining & Shopping

The Festival Season Begins

Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third?” will be held on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  South Bethlehem’s galleries, shops and stores are once again joining together for an enjoyable afternoon of music, reading for kids, food and fun. Don’t wait to get your Chili Passport!

Flyers and Cigars

Philadelphia Flyers great, Bernie Parent, will be on hand at Leaf in Easton for a special dinner April 17.

Fairs & Festivals

Slot Car Fun

The Annual Slot Car Show rolls into America on Wheels Museum in Allentown on April 13. Whether you used to play with them as a child, or your kids love them now, be on hand to race, trade and visit vendors.

Family Fun

Lehigh Valley Zoo Season Opening

While Lehigh Valley Zoo is open year round, April 6 marks the beginning of thespring and summer season. Lehigh Valley Zoo will open their newest exhibit, North American Trail, on April 6. Join Lehigh Valley Zoo as they celebrate 40 North American species of animals and highlight some of the great conservation success stories. Activities include s’mores with Pennsylvania Outdoors, a Tinkertoy Play Area from K’nex, Outdoor Adventures with Cabela’s, a geocaching activity and more.

“Rocks at the Fox”

Lost River Caverns in Hellertown has loaned six dozen rocks and minerals to the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center at Illick’s Mill in Bethlehem. The “Rocks at the Fox” event runs through May 26 and is a great way to explore local geological history.




Lehigh Valley’s bevy of golf courses are ready for you to hit their links! If you’re planning on taking a day trip and need a list of local courses, please check out the Golf section of our website. If you’re coming with the guys or girls for a golf weekend, you won’t want to miss the Stay & Play deals

The slopes at Blue Mountain Ski Area and Bear Creek Mountain Resort may be closed,  but both locations have events throughout the spring and summer season including disc golf, wine events and more.


Eddie Munster Comes to Allentown

Celebrity collector Butch Patrick, better known as “Eddie Munster” from the hit 1960s television show, “The Munsters” will be in Allentown April 6 at the History Expo. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown, is one of the largest FREE history fairs in the country.

Could You Be a Blacksmith?

Do you think you have what it would take to be a Blacksmith in the 1750s? Find out during “Introduction to Blacksmithing 101” on April 13, 20, and 27 at Bethlehem’s Historic 1750 Smithy in downtown Bethlehem.

Outdoor Recreation

Free Paintball

Ready for a free pass for Skirmish Paintball? It’s true. Through April 30, head to Pocono Whitewater for a day of whitewater rafting or rail-trail biking and you will get a free pass to come back and play Skirmish Paintball – that is a $30.00 value!


Opening Day

Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ opening day is Thursday, April 4. But, even if you can’t make it for the first pitch, tickets are on sale for games all spring and summer long. Get ready to “oink” on the Triple-A Pigs through the 2013 season. Coca-Cola Park has also introduced two new seating areas for this season.

Ride On

The Red Robin Marty Nothstein Bicycle Racing League registrations closeFriday, April 5th at 3 p.m. The league introduces new riders ages 9-16 with no previous experience to the thrill and excitement of bicycle racing.

Wineries / Breweries

Fresh off their March Passport Program,  The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is officially ready for spring. Be sure to download and print a copy of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail brochure and be ready for a vintage time.