From St. Patrick's Day happenings and the Lehigh Valley Auto Show to Phantoms hockey and more, March is packed with events in Lehigh Valley. And parks and trails are beginning to show signs of the spring season.
For a full list of happenings, check out our full calendar of events.
February 25 - March 5, 2022
Just in time to celebrate the turning of the seasons, East Penn Chamber’s Restaurant Week is right around the corner and bringing some of the best restaurants the community has to offer. Enjoy options at this year the participating businesses: Notch Modern Kitchen & Bar, Foundation Tavern (at Shepherd Hills Golf Club), Yergey Brewing, GIO Italian Grill, HOUSE and BARN, Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine, East Penn Diner, Trapp Door, Volpes, Superior, Casa Catrina, Italiano Delite, and Don Juan Emmaus.
Saturdays | Infront of 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 through April.
March 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 20, 21 | 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.
March 4-6, 9-12 | Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University
Lehigh University's Department of Threatre presents Godspell. The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) features Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love vibrantly come to life. Led by the international hit, Day by Day, an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville illustrate the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Jesus recruits a group of followers who help him enact different parables using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and brilliant pieces of comic improvisation, which dissolve hauntingly into the last supper and the crucifixion.
Pig Day Celebration
March 5 | Coca-Cola Park
Get ready for the return of baseball season with mascot appearances, pork-centric foods, and more. This event also gives you the perfect chance to visit the Majestic Clubhouse Store to stock up the latest IronPigs gear for the new season. Additionally, National Pig Day marks the start of walk-up ticket sales. Ticket Windows will be open during the Pig Day celebration and on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
March 5 | Downtown Bethlehem
Mac & Mocktails is an ALL-NEW trail that is shaping up to be the cheesiest yet! From 12 - 5 p.m. and travel throughout the Historic District, sampling some amazing gourmet mac & cheese prepared by some of the city’s best chefs! Between samplings, cleanse your palate with a mocktail!
March 12 | Downtown Bethlehem
Downtown Bethlehem will be awash in green as Celtic Cultural Alliance hosts the 11th Annual Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks. The parade steps off at 1:00 p.m., at 5th Avenue & W. Broad Streets. The parade route continues east on Broad to Main Street and makes its way south on Main Street, ending under the Hill-To-Hill Bridge.
March 12 | West End of Allentown
The Parade Pub Crawl helps to support the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade to pay for marching units and bands. Participating pubs include Cuzins Pub & Grille, Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, Tavern on Liberty Street, The Roost of Allentown, Volpe’s Sports Bar, Shanty on 19th, Fairgrounds Hotel, and Greg’s West End Saloon.
March 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 | Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Locations
Wine & Shine (replaced the Vino in the Valley Passport Program) along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail and participating distilleries involves purchasing a passport for $39 and then visiting each of the five wineries and two distilleries during the last three weekends in March. As you visit the participating venues, you will be offered delicious food and wine/spirits pairings (tasting sized) to sample and a complimentary tasting at each venue.
March 13 | Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest™
Celebrating its tasty 12th year, ArtsQuest’s Souper Bowl returns to the Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling. Restaurants and caterers from throughout the region will prepare their tastiest soups to compete in the categories of Vegan, Seafood-based, Cream-based, Meat-based, Most Surprising Ingredient, Most Original, and People’s Choice. Restaurants include The View at Morgan Hill, Daisy Hill Kitchen and Grill, Hampton Winds Restaurant – NCC Culinary Arts Department, Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub, Forks Mediterranean Deli, Roasted, Joe’s Tavern, and Palette & Pour. The Souper Bowl starts at 11 a.m. with its VIP Hour, followed by the public session from noon-3 p.m.
March 13 | PPL Center
Everyone’s invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! featuring favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more in a sensory adventure live on stage.
March 16-20 | Lehigh University's Stabler Arena
The 2022 Lehigh Valley Auto Show returns with the largest show ever touting 145,000 square feet of new cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, vans, and cycles in four venues on Lehigh University's Goodman Campus. Find out what is ELECTRIFYING the auto industry!
March 17-20 | ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™
Fiddles and whiskey will take center stage for four days during this festival focused on the music and traditions of the Emerald Isle. With several bands coming over from Ireland and traditional food and whiskey pairings supervised by Neville Gardner, owner and operator of Bethlehem’s Donegal Square / McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub.
March 20 | West End of Allentown
The 2022 Allentown St. Patrick's Parade, now in it 63rd year, returns for plenty of festive fun in Allentown's West End neighborhood! The parade will include the 2022 King and Queen riding in a white coach drawn by a team of Belgium horses, followed by Parade divisions each led by a pipe band.
March 25-26 | PPL Center
PPL Center has once again been selected to host the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Regionals! Penn State University will serve as the host institution for the event again this year.
March 26 | Bethlehem Area Public Library
Let’s Play Books Bookstore, in partnership with the Bethlehem Area Public Library, is proud to present, the Lehigh Valley Book Festival, held annually, the last weekend in March at the Bethlehem Area Public Library from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It is a celebration of books and the strong connections they forge – bringing published authors, illustrators, and readers together, through thoughtful, approachable, and inclusive programming.
March 26 | State Theatre Center for the Arts
The Moravian Historical Society is pleased to offer a special concert, Boak Bash Two at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will equally benefit the Moravian Historical Society and the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, Pa. The Line Up includes Steve Miller, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Kenny Vaughan, Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal, Laurence Juber, Craig Thatcher, Dick Boak, and Rishab Rikhi Ram Sharma.