Crisp air teeming with fresh beginnings - September ushers in a new season in Lehigh Valley. As we welcome autumn, be sure to mark your calendar for these eight events taking place throughout the region.
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Tag - Fairs & Festivals
Twenty-five years ago, LGBT history in Allentown was made as the first Pride Festival was organized in the city. Since then, the festival has grown tremendously and this year’s celebration, which marks the 25th anniversary of Pride in the Park, is expected to have over 4,000 people.
Seafood fans will flock to downtown Easton for the annual Clam Jam, sponsored by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market. This year's event will be held on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 7 p.m.
Each summer, Bethlehem comes alive as the tradition of Musikfest returns to the city. The festival kicks off the first Friday of August and continues for 10 consecutive days packed with music, food, and plenty of fun for all ages.
The 69th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival returns from June 30 - July 8, 2018. This annual nine-day celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch culture is America’s oldest folklife festival where you can experience the region’s unique heritage and enjoy authentic folklife demonstrations, artisan crafts, children’s activities, antiques, PA Dutch delicacies, and live entertainment on six stages.
Summertime in Lehigh Valley is packed to the brim with fun. Whether your visit includes making a splash at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, discovering color at Crayola Experience,™ or admiring handcrafted instruments at C.F. Martin Guitar -- you’ll want to consider planning a stop at one of these local events to your summer itinerary.
In Atlanta, they drop a peach. In Boise, it’s a potato. But in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400lb PEEPS® chick!
November brings a unique balance of events to Lehigh Valley, wrapping up the fall season and ushering Christmas charm all within a few short weeks. In the mix, you’ll also find family-friendly performances that are not to be missed. Mark your calendars now as tickets for these upcoming events will go quickly!
On Christmas Eve 1741, the little town of Bethlehem was given its name by the Moravians who settled there. Later, in 1937, the city’s Chamber of Commerce successfully started a national letter-writing campaign to have Bethlehem designated as Christmas City USA. Honoring the city’s history, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem was launched in 1993 and has since become a popular holiday destination drawing 1.2 million visitors to the city over the past quarter-century.