Jumpstart your summer fun with these ten great happenings throughout the month of May in Lehigh Valley, PA.
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Tunes at Twilight (Thursday evenings through July 19) Enjoy free performances by local musicians every Thursday throughout the summer. Located in Bethlehem's Sun Inn Courtyard, 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.
Opening Day at Dorney Park (May 4) Get ready for a summer filled with fun! 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 26.
Secret Valley Expedition Train Rides (May 5, 6, 16) Explore the stunning scenery as you relax on luxurious train cars with the Colebrookdale Railroad. Excursions last approximately two hours, making for a perfect afternoon outing.
Opening Day at the Easton Farmers' Market (May 5) Head to Centre Square to celebrate the start of the Easton Farmers' Market's 165th season. Lauded as the oldest continuous open-air market in the country, visitors can browse fresh, local produce, enjoy live music and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar for their various themed events throughout the year, including BaconFest!
Spring VeloFest (May 5) Calling all cycling fans! You won't want to miss this biannual event at the 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.
Bethlehem Bach Festival (May 11 - 12 & 19 - 20) Celebrate the 111th Annual 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.
Leesport Craft Fair (May 12) Don't miss one of the region's best craft markets! The Leesport Craft Fair is held five times a year with more than 300 crafters showcasing goods. Visitors enjoy free admission and free parking.
Levitt Pavilion Concert Series (May 18 & 19, continuing weekends through Sept. 8) Grab your lawn chair and make your way to SteelStacks for 50+ free concerts throughout the summer months. This season's artists include Atlanta Rhythm Section, Low Cut Connie, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Choir! Choir! Choir! and GRAMMY winners Blind Boys of Alabama & Paul Thorn.
Mayfair Festival of the Arts (May 25 - 27) Cedar Crest College is taking Mayfair back to its roots by giving festival-goers the same experience they had and loved decades ago. The event will feature food and craft vendors, artists, music, and live performances. Admission and on-campus parking will be free.
Music Under the Stars (May 31) Enjoy dinner, a beverage, and spectacular mountainside views at Bear Creek's weekly Music Under the Stars series held on Thursday evenings. Tunes will be provided by various local musicians.