The arts and American history go hand-in-hand at the SteelStacks™ campus in SouthSide Bethlehem, PA at 101 Founders Way.

Concerts, comedy shows, cinema, culinary events, and festivals bring people from near and far to the awe-inspiring ruins of the former Bethlehem Steel plant. The site that made the steel used in the construction of the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, the Golden Gate Bridge, and ally ships for World War II, finds renewed purpose as a place to come together and celebrate the arts. Not to be confused with neighboring Wind Creek® Bethlehem Casino, the SteelStacks™ campus, with its multiple venues and events, is operated by the nonprofit organization ArtsQuest™.

Upcoming Events at SteelStacks™

Ice Rink at SteelStacks™

November 21, 2023–January 15, 2024

Skate your way into the Holidays and through the winter! Presented by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, the Ice Rink is back for its second year, and it's larger than last year. The rink features fresh ice maintained throughout the day to deliver an outdoor skating experience.

Located at the base of the blast furnaces on the SteelStacks™ campus, the authentic outdoor rink will be open daily, including holidays, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 through Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Guests can enjoy music-based theme nights, events, birthday parties, and sporting events. 

More information on hours of operation and skating sessions will be available soon. 

The Ice Rink at SteelStacks, presented by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, an authentic ice rink constructed on the Levitt lawn in Bethlehem, Pa.


A little girl listens to a concert at Levitt Pavilion

Musikfest Café

Located on the 3rd floor of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks™, the Musikfest Café offers a stunning panoramic view of the Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

The multi-purpose space can hold up to approximately 1,000 people, and hosts an eclectic mix of concerts, comedy shows, weddings, and special events. Food and drinks are served during events, including full dinner service during select shows.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks™

Like an industrial version of Red Rocks, the towering Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces set the stage for the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks™, as the backdrop for nationally touring artists, world-famous festivals, and special events throughout the year.

A partnership between ArtsQuest™ and the national nonprofit Levitt Foundation, the venue offers 50 free concerts and a free children’s movie series every spring and summer. Just bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a night of togetherness under the stars!

Food and beverage can be purchased at the venue’s Mack Truck Stop.

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, arthouse cinema located on the ArtsQuest Center’s first floor. Instead of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, you’ll find the newest award-winning films, cult favorites, concert movies, documentaries, and seasonal classics.

Put the “ale” in “Alehouse” by ordering a beer or cocktail from Palette & Pour, right outside the theaters’ doors, which also serves up delicious hot meals and snacks (including popcorn, of course).

Palette & Pour 

The recently remodeled first floor of the ArtsQuest Center includes the scrumptious and inviting Palette & Pour. The space hosts regular concerts from beloved local artists on its Williams Brew Stage. You can sit down for a full meal including burgers, flatbreads, salads, and shareables, or just grab a drink before heading up to see a show in the Musikfest Café.

Hoover Mason Trestle & Tours 

Take an historic stroll on the Hoover Mason Trestle, where you can get up close to the Bethlehem Steel facilities that helped build America. The elevated walkway is open to the public. Guided tours are available in warm weather months through Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites.

Festivals at SteelStacks™

Annual festivals and major events held inside the ArtsQuest Center and/or outdoors on the SteelStacks™ campus include:


Each summer, Bethlehem comes alive as the tradition of Musikfest returns to the city. The festival…


Named one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure and one of the top holiday…


The oom-pahs and bratwurst are back! Now in its 13th year, Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley…


Family fun is at the heart of PEEPSFEST®, the annual two-day New Year’s Eve festival…

Getting Here & Parking

Visitor Information

If you want additional information about the SteelStacks™ campus or the Lehigh Valley region, stop in the Visitor Center at SteelStacks presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network, located at 711 E. First St, Bethlehem, Pa.


Parking for all events (except Musikfest) is free and open to the public in the three large lots along 1st Street. Most events held at SteelStacks™ have onsite parking that attendants can direct you to after dropping off passengers at the main entrance. Additional information is available on ArtsQuest website.