Arts & Culture | Attractions | Dining & Shopping | Fairs & Festivals | Family Fun
Golf | Heritage | Outdoor Recreation | Sports | Wineries & Breweries

It’s that time of the year again! Musikfest® returns to Bethlehem from August 3 – 12 this year, giving music lovers the chance to enjoy one of the largest free music festivals in the U.S. There are hundreds of open performances throughout the 10 days of Musikfest, plus ticketed shows for the following headliners:

Save money when you visit this year. Musikfest travel packages provide discounted rates on hotels, shuttle passes, food and drink tickets, and more. Enhance your experience with outstanding accommodations and amenities.

Arts & Culture

Drum Corps International will hold the annual DCI Eastern Classic at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown on August 3 & 4. For fans in the East, Allentown is the place to be as one of the last stops on the DCI Tour before the corps head to Indianapolis for the 2012 World Championships. This is definitely a show you won’t want to miss. Find out more at


The Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2012 season is winding down, with the last regular season game scheduled for September 3. IronPigs games are a fun excursion for the whole family and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Tickets start at just $7 each for general admission or $10 for field level. Click here for the schedule of remaining games.

Check out our featured Itineraries we created with visitors in mind. They are organized geographically and include many of the popular local attractions worth visiting this summer.

Dining & Shopping

Celebrate the peak of the tomato harvest with the 6th Annual Tomato Fest at Easton Farmers’ Market on August 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can even help judge the tomato sauce contest and other featured tomato dishes. 45 different vendors will also be offering locally grown produce, cheese, baked goods and specialty foods, plus there will be live music and kids’ crafts.

Fairs & Festivals

Join us this month in Bethlehem for Musikfest®, one of the largest free music festivals in the nation. This year’s festival takes place August 3 – 12 at various stages throughout Bethlehem. For the full list of performers, visit Download the brand new Musikfest app for iPhone or iPad to see the schedule of shows, view a detailed map, and find information about the performers.

The Great Allentown Fair returns to the Allentown Fairgrounds from August 28 – September 3 as it celebrates its 160th year. In addition to rides, food and entertainment, the fair will welcome world-class musical performers including Blake Shelton and Victoria Justice. There’s even going to be a demolition derby on September 3 to end the fair in style.

Family Fun

The Roasting Ears of Corn Festival will return to the Museum of Indian Culture again this month, with live music and dancing, lifeskill demonstrations, artwork, crafts and plenty of delicious food. The festival takes place on the weekend of August 18 & 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day.

Since 1966, The Goschenhoppen Folk Festival has showcased the trades and home skills that the Pennsylvania Dutch employed back in the 18th and 19th centuries. On August 11 & 12, this annual festival will provide both an educational experience and the chance to try first-hand the way that previous generations lived.


Choose from three different sets of nine-hole courses after you warm up on the huge 40-acre driving range at Wedgewood Golf Course in Coopersburg. Wedgewood provides a professional and friendly atmosphere at an affordable 27-hole public golf course.

Come in for a golf weekend and take advantage of the Stay & Play golf packages that have everything you need for a successful day out on the course. Starting at just $99 per person, the packages include overnight accommodations, breakfast, and 18 holes of golf (including cart and greens fee) at one of seven participating golf courses.


The National Canal Museum has returned to its roots, relocating alongside the canal in Hugh Moore Park. This is the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals. The cost of admission includes a canal boat ride aboard the Josiah White II and admission to the Emrick Technology Center. Find out more at

Learn about the rich coal mining heritage in Pennsylvania during Pioneer Day at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine on August 18 in Ashland. The day will consist of coal mine tours and steam train rides, with music, entertainment and a craft fair with more than 80 merchants.

Outdoor Recreation

Known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is one of the most breathtaking scenic destinations in the state. Hikers will be treated to a series of eight waterfalls along a network of gently sloped trails and bridges offering beautiful views of the falls. Click here for admission fees and hours.

The 49th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht Antique & Classic Car Show will be at Macungie Memorial Park from August 3 – 5. This annual festival features an antique and classic car show with thousands of rare automobiles on display. In addition to the unique rides, they also have kids activities, a fireworks show and an open air market with more than 600 vendors of parts and accessories.


The Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp will wrap up this month at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, with camp scheduled to break on August 15. See your favorite Eagles players train as they get in shape for the upcoming season. Follow @EaglesInsider on twitter for real time updates and visit the Eagles website for more information.

Wineries / Breweries

Treat your taste buds to a delicious weekend with a grand tasting featuring some of Lehigh Valley’s premier restaurants with wine and beer from around the world at the Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival. The festival takes place on August 18 & 19 at Sands® Casino Resort Bethlehem. Tickets are $75 per person, per day. Learn more here.