Downtown Allentown Business Alliance


In downtown Allentown you’ll find a commercial and cultural district, busy with unique ethnic restaurants, historical arts district, businesses – and residents – making this a vibrant center of activity. Visitors can discover a wide array of taste, culture, entertainment, and history.

The Downtown Allentown Business Alliance promotes the area from 5th Street to 12th Street, and from Walnut to Linden Streets, and is supported by adjoining city neighborhoods and the riverfront.

Eat your way through Downtown Allentown and experience the tastes of the Bay Leaf, Island in the Sun, the Hamilton Kitchen, the Dime, Allentown Brew Works - and so many more! Test your art abilities at a class at the Baum School; take in a show at Allentown Symphony Hall; enjoy the exhibits at the Allentown Art Museum; or take a walk through the Arts Park! Downtown Allentown is also home to many treasures including the PPL Center, Tucker’s Yarn, Studio 606, Youth Education in the Arts, and Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ — the "Liberty Bell" church — which hid the Liberty Bell from the British in 1777. That's just one of the many stories downtown Allentown has to tell.

Don’t Miss Allentown Events

  • Summer in the City Music series on the PPL Plaza
  • The annual Blues, Brews, and Barbecue, June
  • A Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert, holidays
  • The Tree Lighting Ceremony, December
  • New Year's Eve Celebration
  • #3rsday, year-round
  • Downtown Restaurant Weeks, spring, fall, winter

Give the gift of downtown Allentown with an AMP Gift Card available for purchase at the Allentown Chamber office, the Allentown Art Museum, and assembly88. Come experience the taste, sights, and sounds of the Hamilton District – and find your own story to tell!



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