Start your planning now because you won’t want to miss these events and happenings this month in Lehigh Valley, Pa. Summer is in full swing and the month of July is bringing the heat, so be sure to take advantage of all the ways to cool off on the water. Explore endless trails for hiking and biking, movies in the parks, free summer concerts, firework displays, PA Shakespeare performances, and more!
While you're out exploring, be sure to share your fun and tag your photos on Instagram using #LVMadePossible. For a full list of happenings, check out our full calendar of events.
Bourbon & Blues on the ArtsWalk
First Friday of each month
27 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18101
Listen to great music, sip on some bourbon, and enjoy specialty crafted menus from Blended by Brü Daddy’s every first Friday of the month for Bourbon & Blues. Reserve a seat at Blended, take advantage of the free outdoor seating at the Downtown Allentown Market, or bring your own chair and enjoy the fresh air.
Friday Nights Under the Lights
Friday evenings through August 26, 2022
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!
Guided Social Paddle & Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Route 33 Access Point, Easton, PA 18045, #A, Easton, PA 18045
Cool off and hang with your local Stand Up Paddle community this summer. Miss Melanie Yoga LLC is hosting a weekly social paddle every Friday evening on the Lehigh River (Rt. 33 Access Point). This is your chance to spend time on the water, try out your paddle skills, and hang with friends.
Kutztown Folk Festival
July 2-10, 2022
450 Wentz St., Kutztown, PA 19530
One of America’s most celebrated festivals, the Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife event in the nation. With over 140,000 visitors a year, the Kutztown Folk Festival features over 200 folk artist and craftsmen, as well as the largest sale of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in the country.
Invasion of Normandy
July 8-10, 2022
211 North Meckesville Rd., Albrightsville, PA 18210
Join Skirmish and over 4,000 paintball players as we gather to recreate the Infamous World World II D-Day. Play two days of scenario game paintball, camp on site, and shop at the largest vendor show in the world of paintball. Plus, all registered players can battle from Castle to Castle in the FREE Castle Night game on Friday, July 8. Will you storm the beaches with the Allied Troops to keep the Axis from advancing or will you help the Axis forces to keep the Allies from advancing?
Easton Heritage Day
July 10, 2022
Easton Heritage Day celebrates the city’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. Easton, PA was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading on July 8, 1776. Gather downtown and enjoy a full day of family friendly activities, reenactments, musical performances, and finish the night off with a beautiful fireworks show over the Delaware River.
July 10, 2022
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tuesday isn’t the only day to indulge in America’s favorite street food, and SteelStacks’ is proving that right by throwing TacoFest on Sunday! With several food trucks lining First Street, and live music from Zaire, Flowers for Taco, and Jimmy the Whale, you won’t want to miss your chance to sample some mouthwatering tacos.
Annual Blueberry Festival
July 16-17, 2022
1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018
is a celebration of all things blueberry. Bring the family out to visit Bethlehem's “farm-in-the-city” at Burnside Plantation. Visitors can browse and shop items from the blueberry festival PA's variety of hand-picked crafters and gourmet food vendors, and enjoy a myriad of blueberry desserts. Individuals 21 and older can visit the Blueberry Brewery Tasting Tent for beverages from Cave Brewing Co., Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery, Logyard Brewery, 14th Fret Brewing Company, and Xplorer Spirits.
Blues, Brews & Barbecue
July 23, 2022
Hamilton Street from 6th to 8th Sts. & 7th St. North & South, ArtsWalk, Allentown, PA 18101
What pairs better than music & food? Over 20,000 visitors gather in downtown Allentown each year for the annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival. At this event, visitors can catch incredible Blues musicians with international prominence, sample amazing BBQ from all around the US, and drink delicious craft and domestic brews right in the heart of downtown Allentown.
July 23-24, 2022
Larry Holmes Dr., Easton, PA 18042
Pay tribute to musicians, DJ’s, artists, and performers of Lehigh Valley and beyond at FUZION Fest from 12 - 6 p.m. in Riverside Park. The festival will feature fashion shows, tech talks, a kids korner, and more.
July 23-August 7, 2022
4000 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Head to Dorney Park every day from July 23 through August beginning at 4 p.m. and experience the park like you never have before! Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes from cultures including India, China, Italy, France, and Germany at the all-new Grand Carnivale. From crafts, games, delicious food, live music, and outstanding entertainment, there is something for everyone.