Events in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton


Antonio Salemme Foundation – this art gallery at 542 Hamilton St., Allentown, presents arts events throughout the year. Find more at

Art in the Park – this long-time favorite brought to you by the West Park Civic Association takes place in West Park, third Saturday in June (rain date fourth Saturday in June) and features fine artists as well as live music, dance and theater. 610-434-0657

Halloween Parade – presented by the city of Allentown, this is actually the oldest Halloween parade in America. The 2014 parade is Sunday, Oct. 19 with a rain date of Oct. 26.

Lights in the Parkway – presented by the City of Allentown. This includes horse-drawn carriage rides and a nighttime 5k walk/run. See

Lively Lunches in the Park, Arts Park, N. Fifth St., Live Music every Tuesday, noon-1:30p.m., June – August.

Movies in the Park – presented by the city of Allentown. This series features free movies in the city’s parks. Details at

Old Allentown House Tour – presented by the Old Allentown Preservation Association, the tour was in May this year.

Pip the Mouse – originally part of Hess’s department store, Pip now has a home in the Liberty Bell Shrine Museum and performs a holiday show. !

Restaurant Month – Usually twice a year, you’ll find special deals at Allentown restaurants. Check in at

Summer in the City – More details about this lunchtime music series presented by the City of Allentown and Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce can be found on the events calendar at


Celtic Classic — Historic Bethlehem’s three-day fling every September is one of the largest festivals of all things Celtic in North America. Featuring the US National Highland Athletic Championships, music, a bagpipe competition, parade, food, crafts and beer, it attracts more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Christmas In Bethlehem — Known as Christmas City, USA, Bethlehem goes all out with lights, decorations, and window displays. The Historic Bethlehem Partnership holds Christmas-themed walking tours, bus tours and carriage rides led by costumed guides.


Easton Garlic Fest — With the motto “Eat Drink Stink,” you know the city takes its garlic seriously. Featuring garlic in every form imaginable, from vinegar to ice cream, the festival also features musicians, artists, cooking demos and contests and more.

The Easton Peace Candle — First erected in 1951, the iconic peace candle is lighted during a festival on Black Friday in the city’s Centre Square. It’s the largest non-wax candle in the country. The annual event includes a Santa Parade, photos with Santa, children’s activities, ice carving, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Merchants stay open late to celebrate the holiday season. For more info, call 610-330-9947.


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