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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Spring VeloFest

May 4, 2024
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.

Cinco De Mayo at HangDog Outdoor Adventure

May 5, 2024
410 Cedarville Rd, Easton
Get ready for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo fiesta at the ultimate outdoor adventure destination! Head to HangDog for a day filled with thrilling activities and delicious festivities. Dive into the excitement with the ropes course, soar through the air on the ziplines, and unwind in their beer garden with a special Cinco menu crafted by Chef Anthony. Savor his famous tacos, sip on Mexican style brews, Margaritas, and Margarita slushies, and more!

Visitors hang out at the Brewery at Hangdog Outdoor Adventure

Lehigh Valley Beer Week

May 5 - 11, 2024
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. 

Dorney Park Opens

May 10, 2024
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 25.

Bethlehem Bach Festival

May 10-18, 2024
Throughout Bethlehem
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.

The People's Ball

May 11, 2024
25 W. Third Street, Bethlehem
Kick off Banana Factory's spring exhibition with the Second Annual People’s Ball, a party that celebrates art, style, and the community. Strut your stuff for this fun and festive event. Guests are encouraged to walk the runway, enjoy the exhibition, and dance the night away as they celebrate their creative community. Guests can also take part in a Best in Style competition judged by local style icons.

Easton Street Eats Food Truck Festival

May 11, 2024
N 12 St, Easton    
Join the Easton Chamber of Commerce, for the 1st Annual Easton Food Truck Festival at the West Ward. Come hungry and enjoy a Saturday afternoon with your friends, neighbors, and local businesses!  

A Night in Portugal

May 16, 2024
437 Main St., Bethlehem
Spend a night in the culture and ambiance of Portugal while enjoying dinner with hosts, Vintage Imports - bringing you and your friends along the coast and through the countryside of Portugal's best wines paired with a delicious menu by Historic Hotel Bethlehem's Executive Chef Rodney Rivera.

Star of Bethlehem Festival

May 17-19, 2024
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. 

Taco Fest

May 18, 2024
Hamilton Street between 5th and 7th St., Allentown
The Annual Taco Fest is back and better than ever. Join the Allentown Area Chamber, the Hispanic Chamber, and the Young Professionals Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce for authentic food, vendors, music, free pickleball lessons, and more!


May 23, 2024
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. 

Friday Nights Under the Lights Opening Night

May 24, 2024
1151 Mosser Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031
Join in on a tradition since 1975 and come out to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center to experience the best track athletes ride and test themselves in the crucible of the center’s concrete crater. At such an affordable price, with lots of entertainment, food, and drinks, you’ll want to spend every week at Friday Nights Under the Lights!

Mayfair Festival of the Arts

May 24-26, 2024
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.

Festival goers at Mayfair Festival for the Arts

Easton Twilight Criterium

May 25, 2024
Downtown Easton
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!Cyclists ride at dusk during the 2022 Easton Twilight Criterium in Easton, Pa.

Red, Wine, & Blue

May 25, 2024
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville
Join the Lehigh Valley Zoo for the 8th 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!

Northampton Community College Food & Wine Gala

May 31, 2024
Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem Campus, 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem
Join Master of Wine, Chris Cree, along with fellow business and community leaders from all over the region for an unforgettable night. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking for a fabulous night out, you won't want to miss NCC's Food & Wine Gala.


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