From Valentine's Day happenings to hockey and more, February is packed with events in Lehigh Valley. Don’t be fooled - your fun doesn’t have to be put on hold until spring rolls back around!
For a full list of happenings, check out our full calendar of events.
PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History
Through April 30 | Kemerer Museum
Check out hundreds of priceless handbags on display at the Kemerer Museum. Spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, ranging in style from folk art to contemporary designer to embroidered -- Wood’s collection, which numbers into the thousands, is broken into sub collections of 150 to ~300 purses grouped by material, aesthetic elements, and use.
Feb. 7, 9, 14-15, 28-29 | PPL Center
Cheer on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, as they take on opponents on the ice inside Allentown’s PPL Center. Phantoms games are family-friendly and offer plenty of entertainment off-ice as well.
Historic Downtown Bethlehem Chocolate Trail
Feb. 8 | Downtown Bethlehem
Be prepared to be carried away by chocolate bliss! Purchase a passport for just $25. This is your ticket to sample different chocolate treats from the 15+ participating businesses along Main & Broad Streets.
Feb. 8 | Charles A. Brown Ice House
It’s a Mardi Gras dance party, and you’re all invited! Come on down to the Charles A. Brown Ice House in Bethlehem for original music and covers of old favorites, headlined by Touchstone house band Jakopa’s Punch, featuring some close musical friends and collaborators. This fundraiser features New Orleans-style lite fare, all-you-can-drink wine and beer, and an opportunity to support Touchstone’s work onstage and in the community.
Easton Farmers’ Market Winter Market
Feb. 8 & 22 | Behind the Easton Public Market
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from eating fresh and local all winter long! Easton Farmers’ Market hosts its Winter Market from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays, January-April. For the winter season, the Easton Farmers’ Market temporarily relocates to Church Street behind Easton Public Market, before it returns in May to its home in Centre Square.
Feb. 9 | State Theatre Center for the Arts
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
Red Carpet Party: The Academy Awards
Feb. 9 | SteelStacks
Join ArtQuest for the live telecast of the 2019 Academy Awards® in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. Adding to the fun, there will be raffles for framed posters of Oscar-nominated films and during the commercial breaks, guests can take part in trivia from SmartsQuest Quizmaster Steve Bost. There will also be an Oscar® Pool where participants try to predict the winners in several award categories, with the person who comes closest in their predictions earning two Season Passes to see films at the cinemas throughout 2020.
Feb. 15- 22 | Various Locations
Celebrate all things craft beer in Lehigh Valley during this annual event. Lehigh Valley Beer Week features special tap takeovers, pairing dinners, and more at 40+ locations throughout the region including bars, breweries, restaurants, and more.
LU Philharmonic: 11th Annual Concerto Marathon
Feb. 21-22 | Zoellner Arts Center
The annual concerto marathon features student soloists as well as full orchestra compositions. Repertoire includes: Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture; Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite. Eugene Albulescu, director.
Emmaus Soup Crawl
Feb. 29 | Emmaus Borough
Emmaus has offered you a Troll Trail, Scarecrow Trail, and Cheers Trail, but now they are offering a trail for all ages throughout the entire Borough. The Soup Trail will take participants through Chestnut Street Strip Malls and around the Triangle to try soups in a variety of different businesses. Passports are $15 in advance or $20 day of the event.
Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival
Feb. 29 | SteelStacks
During this event, the ArtsQuest Cinema Committee will present one winner with the Best in Show Award and a $500 cash prize. The award will be determined by a jurying panel of committee members and regional film professionals. A celebration for filmmakers and cinephiles alike, the evening includes screenings of all the top submissions in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.