Labor Day weekend (September 2-4, 2023) signals the unofficial end of summer, and Lehigh Valley gives the season a proper send-off with plenty of fun things to do and exciting events happening all weekend long across the two-county region.
Lehigh Valley’s Labor Day weekend celebration is anchored by the annual Great Allentown Fair on the Allentown Fairgrounds. The live music from the grandstand features a stacked lineup for 2023 including headliners Styx/REO Speedwagon, Tyler Hubbard, Nelly, and Keith Urban. Plus you won't want to miss the J & J Demolition Derby and dare we say Fair Food or new this year, auctioneer's Bid-Calling Contest.
But live music at The Fair aren’t the only concerts happening in Lehigh Valley this Labor Day Weekend. Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series at SteelStacks welcomes Magical Mystery Doors (September 1) and Chatham Rabbits (September 2). At the Community Park Arts Pavilion Summer Concert Series, The Swingtime Dolls close out the summer series on September 3. If you're in Lehighton, check out the Concert Series at the Wilds, featuring Band of Brothers (September 2).
Going hand-in-hand with the unofficial end to summer, it's the last chance to take to the rides and slides at Wildwater Kingdom as the park then begins to transition for the fall season. Or head out on the Lehigh River for a Dam Release Whitewater Rafting Trip or step it up under the stars with Pocono Whitewater for a moonlight rafting experience.
Farmers markets are in high demand as most the season's bounty is being harvested for your dish favorites. Rooftop patios and outdoor dining venues transition the decor and menus. ArtsQuest calls all sangria and wine lovers out to Grange Park for the return of the annual SangriaFest on September 2.
Stroll the Lehigh Valley Zoo during a Food Truck Festival all Labor Day weekend. Sample the best of the Lehigh Valley food truck scene as you enjoy a great fall day at the zoo! Guided horseback trail rides also abound.
Visit Allentown Art Museum and check out the New American Gallery as well as Fashion As Experiment: The '60's, a special exhibition ending Sept 24. Admission to the museum is free, always.
All of this and more when you plan to spend the holiday weekend in Lehigh Valley. Looking to book a stay? There’s nothing better after a summer day of exploring the region than cooling off in a pool — preferably one with a view. Before you book your stay, check out our list of special offers and discounts in Lehigh Valley.