Labor Day weekend (September 2-5, 2022) 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 2022 including headliners The Dropkick Murphys, Cole Swindell, with special guest Chase Rice, and The Wonder Years, with special guests The Starting Line and Charly Bliss. 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 Vox Sambou (September 1), October Rose (September 2), and Danielia Cotton (September 3). At the ArtsWalk Pocket Park in Allentown on September 1, The Weekenders close out the seasonal sounds. Hector Rosado Y Su Org Hache (September 1) performs in Easton at Live at the Falls. And the Swingtime Dolls close out the summer season at the Community Park Arts Pavilion in Emmaus.
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 3.
Bird-watching ticks upwards as the annual Autumn Hawk Watch at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s famed North Lookout is conducted daily, weather permitting, monitoring the bird migration and beauty. An average 18,000 birds of prey will soar over the Sanctuary’s rocky North Lookout, a 1,500-foot outcropping on the Kittatinny Ridge or “Blue Mountain.” Interested in more than birds? 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.
It's the first holiday weekend for the Allentown Art Museum since debuting their New American Gallery and the announcement of moving to free admission, in perpetually.
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.