What's Open in Lehigh Valley?

Last updated on January 4, 2021

Explore what’s open and start planning your experience. For events in Lehigh Valley, both in-person and virtual, check out our Calendar. To stay up to date on all things Lehigh Valley, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media @LehighValleyPA #LVMadePossible.

Our region continues to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information on Coronavirus in Pennsylvania, please review state guidelines. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Please note, that anyone visiting from another state needs to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania; read more from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Events & Festivals

While some events have been cancelled, many organizers have adapted the format of their festivals and events to continue in this unprecedented year. Events like Lehigh Valley Auto Show and Koziar's Christmas Village will be happening, but with many safety measures in places. Check out our calendar of events for more.

Sette Luna in Downtown Easton | Discover Lehigh Valley, PA

Lehigh Valley’s restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining and takeout. Indoor dining is permitted with restaurants at 50% capacity for self-certified restaurants (25% for all others). Outdoor dining, take-out food service, and take-out alcohol sales are permitted. Be aware that some establishments may have time restrictions on tables. A mask is required.

Find open restaurants here.

Birthright Brewing
Distilleries, Wineries, and Breweries

Lehigh Valley’s distilleries, wineries, and breweries are permitted to be open for indoor and outdoor libations — and for take-out alcohol sales. Due to state regulations, be aware that you'll need to order food during your visit. 

Find handcrafted here Distilleries | Wineries | Breweries

America On Wheels
Museums and Tours

Whether you’re the artsy type, a history buff, or a car aficionado, Lehigh Valley has many museums to pique your interest. While many facilities were temporarily closed, facilities such as museums are now permitted to re-open! Check with each facility to learn more about their reopening plans. Research your 2021 visit to:

Where will you explore? Art Galleries and Museums | Historic Museums and Sites

Roulette at The Casino at Wind Creek Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA

There are so many tours, attractions, and entertainment options in Lehigh Valley! Entertainment facilities such as casinos, theaters, concert venues, museums, movie theaters, arcades, casinos, bowling alleys, private clubs, and all other similar entertainment, recreational or social facilities, are permitted to operate, with capacity restrictions in place. Plan your visit to:

Find more attractions open to the public.

Outdoor Recreation

The great outdoors are open, and in Lehigh Valley that means hundreds of miles of trails, paths, and rivers to explore. 

The best way to catalog adventure – and the surefire way to happiness – is to go out and seek it. Find more outdoor recreation ideas.

Wall of sneakers at the Aardvark Running Shop in Bethlehem, PA

Those in need of retail therapy will find solace in Lehigh Valley. Masks are required, but that won’t stop you from keeping the economy going!

Shop malls, main streets, and more.


Hotel occupancy is strong in Lehigh Valley and visitors ​are booking rooms to recharge, reconnect, disconnect​,​ and celebrate​. Lehigh Valley has also celebrated the recent grand opening of two new hotels, the Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton. We are excited to welcome them to our community and hotel portfolio.

Renaissance Allentown Hotel 12 Discover Lehigh Valley

Find a place to stay.

Professionals Networking at Discover Lehigh Valley events
Meetings & Events

Based on a venue’s established occupancy limit as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, venues apply the appropriate percent of occupancy to determine how many attendees are permitted to attend an event or gathering. Read more about site visits and event guidelines.