Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!

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13 Things to Do This Week

In the Lehigh Valley | September 18 - September 24

Oysters and Whiskey Tasting

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar is kicking off their Oysters and Guinness Street Fest with a special tasting! Enjoy a flight of Green, Red and Yellow Spot Irish whiskeys paired with various raw oyster styles. Tickets are $50, with the fun running from 7:30–9:30 p.m. this Friday.

Oysters and Guinness Street Fest

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar is hosting its third annual Oysters and Guinness Street Fest in Downtown Bethlehem! The event will take place inside the pub and on the patio, this Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and you can reserve your patio spot where there will be live entertainment. Your ticket includes six Oysters Rockefeller or a dozen raw oysters and one drink ticket (choose from a Crush, Mule, Guinness, Magners Pear Cider or Harp), a $40 value.

Baby Sitter For the Night!

Freefall Trampoline Park. Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday. Take the night off, plan a date night, get some "you" time, and Freefall will babysit! This is open to children ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained). Package includes: Unlimited jumping + plus pass, One pair of socks, 2 slices of cheese pizza and unlimited water, juice and snacks, Arts & Crafts. There will be a certified teacher as well as certified CPR/First Aid trained staff. $40 per child.

Bethlehem Area Public Library Book Sale

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to BAPL for a drive-up version of their annual book sale! Buy a bag of books for only $5. Bags will be sorted by popular themes and by age range, but the exact contents will be a little bit of a mystery. The sale is cash only.

Emmaus Farewell to Summer Festival

Say goodbye to summer with a celebration this Saturday at Triangle Park in Emmaus. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. enjoy live music, entertainment, craft vendors and kids’ activities. Admission is free! Masks will be required for all attending guests, and social distancing will be enforced. Not comfortable attending in person? Join their live stream via Alan Sylvestre Media. |

Brew at the Zoo

Head to the Lehigh Valley Zoo this Saturday for their annual Brew at the Zoo event! Enjoy a selection of more than 40 craft beers, ciders and seltzers as you roam the grounds of the park in search of your favorite animals. Tickets are $35 and include a four-ounce Brew at the Zoo sampling mug. Discounted Designated Driver tickets are also available. All Brew at the Zoo participants must be 21 or older and will need a valid photo ID. The fun runs from 3–6 p.m. To promote social distancing, only a limited number of tickets are available; masks must be worn at all times during the event. |

Arts, Music & Action

Movement Moves Media presents this first-time event, which will take place at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks on Saturday from 3–7 p.m. Featuring local acts from various genres, a live graffiti wall, a documentary and vendors from the arts and cannabis communities, the event will promote good vibes and good times. Tickets are $10 and masks are required for guests in attendance.

Lehigh Valley Polo

The tradition continues this Sunday from 1–4 p.m. as Lehigh Valley Polo strives to raise funds for Equi-librium’s therapeutic riding and driving programs. Enjoy a beautiful day watching one of the world’s oldest sports for a great cause! This year’s event will offer two viewing opportunities: limited guests at Braden Airpark or a livestream at home. Tickets are available here. |

Women Veterans Meet Up & Workshop

Hosted by Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving, this free workshop invites women veterans of all eras and discharge status. The workshop is a reintegration program that utilizes writing and performance to empower and provide skills to assist in daily life—practicing kindness and compassion without judgment. The event runs from 1–4 p.m. on Sunday at Touchstone Theatre. RSVP here.

Apple Days at Burnside Plantation 

Kicking off on Monday, Apple Days is a week-long fall celebration featuring apple pie, strudel, dumplings, apple cinnamon ice cream, cider doughnuts, apple butter and so much more. The deliciousness will take place at Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem, with two ways to celebrate: pre-order for a safe drive-thru pick-up or a 90-minute in-person timeslot with take-home crafts, live music, regional vendors and a culinary contest.

Date Night Dinner in The Underground Room 

Head to Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery on Wednesday for a delicious dinner paired with world-class wine. The four-course plated dinner courtesy of Rogue Catering will be served in their beautiful, candlelit underground room. Tickets are $60 and the event runs from 7–9 p.m.

Farmhouse Dinner at Bell Gate

On Thursday, indulge in a farmhouse dinner and wine pairing at Bell Gate Farm. The five-course meal will take place outdoors, with fall fresh air and a view of the sunset. Olde Homestead Golf Club will provide the menu, with the meal taking place on wooden farmhouse tables under glittering fairy lights. The event runs from 6:30–9:30 p.m., with individual tickets available for $135 and pairs for $220.

Grim's Fall Festival

Grim's Fall Festival is the Lehigh Valley's premiere fall harvest experience! With everything from hayrides to apple cider slushies, Grim's has something for everyone! The expanded play corral is complete with bounce pillows, pedal cart track, toss games, huge slide, sand pit, hay bale mountain, dog agility show and more! The kitchen serves up delicious homemade fare and the on-site bakery features fall favorites like apple dumplings, candy apples, apple cider donuts, and pies (the kind with the flaky buttery crust like your grandma always made!).

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