Ring in spring with these great events and happenings held throughout the month of April in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Spring temps and activities welcome the start of several seasonal outdoor activities like golfing, whitewater rafting, IronPigs baseball, and birdwatching. Events for runners and cyclists, as well as spectators come together as marathons and races. Did we mention it's also Easter month? Many opportunities for photos with the Easter Bunny, as well as egg hunts and more! And it's the last weeks to catch our Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hockey as limited home games are remaining for this season.
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Whitewater Rafting Season Kicks Off
April 1, 2023
Lehigh River Launch Pads, Jim Thorpe, PA & Nesquehoning, PA
Spring is here and the natural water levels on the Lehigh River are generally at their highest. Book opening day trips with Pocono Whitewater and Whitewater Rafting Adventures.
D&L Trail Challenge
April 1 - 30, 2023
Get a head start training for the this year's Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Half Marathon and enjoy the Trail Challenge in a new season with modified levels. This year will consist of a main and super level of walkers, runners, and cyclists, each with different challenges to complete throughout the month. Miles can be accrued over several workouts on the 165-mile D&L Trail or somewhere else, any time between April 1 and April 30. These are great challenges for anyone just starting out or trying to get into a regular exercise routine.
Easter at the Zoo
April 9, 2023
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville, PA
Hop on over to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for Easter at the Zoo filled with amazing activities that’ll leave you hopping with joy! Embark on an egg-cellent scavenger hunt and search for hidden wooden egg cutouts scattered throughout the zoo. Complete the hunt and score a special discount at our Nature Store.
Spring into Easton
April 12, 2023
A downtown Easton event that combines an afternoon of shopping with food and drink sampling is returning just in time for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, and summer wedding season. Spring Into Easton will run from noon to 4 p.m. at more than a dozen retail locations that offer friendly service and quality merchandise; enjoy food and libations at each location!
Allentown Film Festival
April 14 - 16, 2023
Head to the Civic Theatre of Allentown for the inaugural Allentown Film Festival that will take place at the two historic cinemas: the 19th Street Theatre, a grand Art Deco masterpiece, and Theatre514. Enjoy outstanding films from around the world followed by Q&A panel discussions during which audience members interact with filmmakers.
Wine & Shine Lehigh Valley
April 15 - 30, 2023
Pair your love of local wine with tasty local spirits at Wine & Shine Lehigh Valley! Each passport entitles the holder to a food and beverage pairing at each of the 7 participating venues, as well as a complimentary tasting of three beverage samples. Participating venues include Black River Farms, Social Still, Franklin Hill Vineyards, Vyncrest, and more!
Cars & Coffee
April 16, 2023
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA
It’s time to rev up your engines as hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles fill the ArtsQuest SteelStacks™ campus during the monthly Cars & Coffee Lehigh Valley series. This event is free and open to the public.
April 22, 2023
564 Main Street, Sun Inn Courtyard, Bethlehem, PA
Join Christmas City Spirits for Blossom Fest in the Sun Inn Courtyard with wine and spirit vendors, their very own Tavern at the Sun Inn food truck, live music by Jeff Crosson, local craft beers on draft and other fun attractions!
Spring on the Southside
April 22, 2023
Between Adams & Polk Streets, Bethlehem, PA
Grab your bike and put on your sneakers for a day full of family health & wellness on the Greenway! Presented by SouthSide Arts District and St. Luke’s University Health Network, Spring on the SouthSide: Family Health & Wellness invites families to enjoy an afternoon of fitness, food, and outdoor activities.
42nd St. Luke's Half Marathon, 5K & Youth Run
April 22 - 23, 2023
Join St. Luke's University for the St. Luke's Half Marathon, 5K & Youth Run. It's a picturesque half marathon event that meanders through city parks and local neighborhoods in Allentown, PA.
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2023
1519 State Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe, PA
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is celebrating the 53rd annual Earth Day with a variety of activities including guided birding opportunities, naturalists in the garden, kids' activities, feeder interpretation, and more!
Lehigh Valley Beer Week
April 29 - May 6, 2023
Brought together by a love of and passion for craft beer, pubs, restaurants, and breweries in and around Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton have risen to champion Lehigh Valley Beer Week. Throughout the week, enjoy special events including beer dinners, tap takeovers, meet the brewer nights, and more.