Jumpstart your summer fun with these great happenings throughout the month of May in Lehigh Valley, PA. From weekly farmers markets, IronPigs baseball games, drive-in movies, and more, you'll find plenty to do throughout the month.
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Lehigh Valley Beer Week
April 29 - May 6, 2023
Throughout Lehigh Valley
Calling all beer enthusiasts for Lehigh Valley Beer Week to enjoy special events including beer dinners, tap takeovers, meet the brewer nights, and more.
Lehigh Valley Space Fest
May 6-7, 2023
1221 Northampton St., Easton
Get ready to visit "space down on Earth" at Lehigh Valley Space Fest! Coordinated by local NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassadors, this event is a fun event for the whole family featuring speakers/exhibitors, hands-on crafts, face painting, educational space activities, and more.
Tunes at Twilight
Thursday evenings through July 20
Along Main & Broad Streets, Bethlehem
Enjoy free performances by local musicians every Thursday throughout the summer at Tunes at Twilight. This event welcomes all ages (and pups, too!). We recommend bringing along a lawn chair to make yourself comfortable as you enjoy the music in the fresh air.
Rock the Walk
Thursdays beginning May 18
65 North Church St., Allentown
Come to the ArtsWalk Pocket Park every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. for Rock the Walk to listen to live music from your favorite Lehigh Valley bands, explore pop-up vendors, and watch opening performances from local community groups.
Dorney Park Opens
May 12, 2023
4000 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown
Get ready for a summer filled with fun with Opening Day at Dorney Park! Dorney Park is home to roller coasters that are sure to please thrill-seekers, but also plenty of fun at Planet Snoopy for the little ones! Save the date for the Opening of Wildwater Kingdom on May 27.
Bethlehem Bach Festival
May 12-13 & 19-20, 2023
Celebrate the Annual Bethlehem Bach Festival, presented by the prestigious Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Over the course of the two weekends, visitors can enjoy performances, lectures, dinners, and more. Don't miss this chance to witness impressive performances by a world-renowned choir.
May 13, 2023
1151 Mosser Rd., Breinigsville
Spring VeloFest is calling all cycling fans! You won't want to miss this bi-annual event, dating back to 1976, at Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Browse wares from hundreds of vendors offering bicycles, parts, gear, and more. Many vendors will be offering special deals for this event only.
Star of Bethlehem Festival
May 19-21, 2023
123 W Lehigh St., Bethlehem
Head out to The Star of Bethlehem Festival and enjoy three festivals in one! From the Star Bar Craft Beer Tasting to the Christmas City Wine Festival to Star of Bethlehem Festival for kids, there is truly something for everyone. Attend all three days or choose one and enjoy local breweries on Friday, wineries on Saturday, or educational sessions for kids featuring art, science, and performing arts on Sunday.
May 25, 2023
453 Northampton St., Easton
Head to The State Theatre Center of the Arts for the annual FREDDY Awards! Recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh, Northampton, and Warren Counties - this is a local favorite that you don't want to miss.
Mayfair Festival of the Arts
May 26-28, 2023
100 College Dr., Allentown
Mayfair Festival of the Arts returns again to Cedar Crest College featuring food and craft vendors, artists, music, and live performances. Admission and on-campus parking will be free.
Easton Twilight Criterium
May 27, 2023
Downtown Easton hosts its second annual Twilight Criterium, a closed circuit cycling race, typically a half a mile to 1.5 miles long. Expect exciting fast-paced racing by skilled riders on a tight course. Register now to race! Non-riders can dine along the route, spend the day spectating along the river, and catch a dazzling fireworks display after the race!
The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow
May 27-28, 2023
1234 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond
The Great Pocono Raceway Airshow returns to the Pocono Raceway headlined by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. This bi-annual event showcases the teamwork and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.
Red, Wine, & Blue
May 27, 2023
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville
Join the Lehigh Valley Zoo for the 7th annual Red, Wine & Blue Festival featuring tasting from premier wineries and distilleries from around Lehigh Valley. Taste treats from artisan vendors and enjoy live music as you make your way around and learn about some of the animals that call the Zoo home!