Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!

62 Things to Do This Week in the Valley | July 8 - July 14, 2022

What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.

Outdoor Tabata in Saucon Valley

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 9:30–10:15 a.m. Get moving in the great outdoors! Work out with this fun and high-energy class hosted by Capital Blue Cross Connect Saucon Valley. Get ready to decrease fat and increase muscle with this Tabata circuit training exercise. Don’t forget to bring your own mat and a water bottle. 

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Yellow Brick Road - A Tribute to Elton John

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 8 PM. Yellow Brick Road, A Tribute to Elton John, from Augusta Maine, is a full concert tribute, complete with an incredible light show and sound system. There is no other performer who looks and sounds so much like Elton John, nor any tribute act that provides the experience of being at an actual Elton John concert, the way Gerald Brann and Yellow Brick Road does. Complete with his mannerisms and gap-toothed smile, but he meticulously re-creates Elton John’s vocals and playing to the letter.

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Scotty McCreery at Univest Performance Center

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. The Univest Performance Center in Quakertown will be welcoming multi-platinum country star Scotty McCreery! Hear his hit singles including “Five More Minutes,” and “This Is It.” Grab your cowboy hats and your families for a night of country, with the concert being at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $5. 

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We3 Band

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 9 PM. We3 Band performs classic rock tunes to get audiences to reflect and remember times in their lives touched by these timeless tunes. The band plays some album tracks and songs that standout as those not on the charts, but in the minds and hearts of the dedicated listener. They also play the hits. Their repertoire moves from soft/acoustic material to danceable rock.

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Leonid & Friends

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 8 PM. In just three short years, Moscow-based LEONID & FRIENDS have blown the minds of legions of fans with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality and fire of American super group Chicago. Leonid Vorobyev’s goal was a studio project in dedication to Chicago under the motto “musicians for musicians”.

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LV Stand-Up Women Showcase with Host, Aliya Brown

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 9:15 PM. A standup comedy showcase is in partnership with community group Lehigh Valley Stand-Up Women.

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Christmas in July

Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 25, 2022. Head Downtown Bethlehem for various events all month long as they celebrate Christmas in July! From Windown Decoration Competition, Snowball Scramble, Selfie With an Elfie, and Santa Is In Town!
 
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Invasion of Normandy

Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9, Sunday, July 10, 2022. Join Skirmish and over 4,000 paintball players as we gather to recreate the Infamous World World II D-Day. Play two days of scenario game paintball, camp on site, and shop at the largest vendor show in the world of paintball. Plus, all registered players can battle from Castle to Castle in the FREE Castle Night game. Will you storm the beaches with the Allied Troops to keep the Axis from advancing or will you help the Axis forces to keep the Allies from advancing?

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Kutztown Folk Festival

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2022. One of America’s most celebrated festivals, the Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest folklife event in the nation. With over 140,000 visitors a year, the Kutztown Folk Festival features over 200 folk artist and craftsmen, as well as the largest sale of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch quilts in the country.

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series

Friday 8, 2022 - September 11, 2022. Enjoy free, live music at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, located at the base of the iconic Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces on Bethlehem’s SouthSide. Check out the lineup of diverse artists representing many genres. Performances will happen Thursday-Saturday and select Sunday nights throughout the summer.

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Concert in the Park Series

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Grab your friends and family and head on down to Covered Bridge Park for the free, 2022 Summer Concert Series!

  • Friday, July 8 - We May Be Right – Philadelphia Funk Authority
    The talented musicians of Philly Funk Authority bring together the experience of literally thousands of performances to formulate the ultimate entertainment machine. You do not want to miss this show!

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Rochester Red Wings

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, bring affordable, family-friendly fun to Coca-Cola Park, in Allentown, PA. Grab your ticket today to see the IronPigs take on Rochester Red Wings!

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PA Shakespeare Festival Presents

  • Little Red - Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9, Wednesday, July 13, Thursday, July 14, 2022. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival proudly presents "Little Red" in the Schubert Theatre at DeSales University all this summer 2022.
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  • A Chorus Line - Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9,  Sunday, July 10, 2022. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival proudly presents "A Chorus Line" on the Main Stage at DeSales University. A Chorus Line illuminates the ambitions of ensemble dancers in the final chorus audition for an upcoming Broadway show.
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  • Much Ado About Nothing - Wednesday, July 13, Thursday, July 14, 2022. With a zest for love and a love of life, William Shakespeare’s spirited comedy offers a tale of two courtships. Beatrice and Benedick elevate the art of the quarrel in their duel of glittering wordplay, while Claudio and Hero have their true love put to the test. Dastardly villains are challenged by comical officers, as honor and desire collide to create much ado about laughter and love
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Summer Concert Series in West Park

Friday, July 8, 2022 - September 18, 2022 | Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The City of Allentown’s 2022 Summer Concert Series begins and offers more than 30 open-air concerts from May to September. Concerts will be held at the historic West Park. 

  • Fri., Jul. 8, 7:30 p.m. Royalaires
  • Sat., Jul. 9, 7:30 p.m. Steel Creek Band
  • Sun., Jul. 10, 7:30 p.m. Allentown Band

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The Expedition - Explore the Lehigh Gorge in an Inflatable Kayak!

Friday, July 8, 2022. Explore the Lehigh Gorge State Park in an inflatable kayak! On The Expedition, you’ll take control, challenge yourself and get a great workout. Explore 12 miles of the Lehigh River when it is not open to whitewater rafters! You will independently navigate and explore the Lehigh Gorge State Park via an inflatable or sit a top kayak. You will catch eddies and ride waves while discovering the history of the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe.

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The Great Native American Toolkit

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 10:00 PM to 4:00 PM. “The Great Native American Toolkit” (weekends, June 24-August 28) tells the story of the creative genius of North America’s first peoples and their ability to survive and thrive using similar tools made from regional resources. This exhibit features prehistoric stone tools and pottery used by the ancient Mississippian (Mound Builder) Cultures, Northeastern Woodland (Lenape / Delaware / Iroquois), Southwestern Cultures (Anasazi / Pueblo) and ancient bone fishing tools carved by Alaskan Natives.

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Tunes on the Triangle

Friday, July 8, 2022 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Emmaus’ Tunes on the Triangle series in the borough’s Triangle Park. 

  • Friday, July  8 — Seth Witcher

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6th Backyard Vendor Fair

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Head out to Macungie Memorial Park for a day of shopping, eating, wine and spirits tasting, bounce house, belly dance demo, boxing demo, Mannered Mutt dog training demo, music. Bring your own chairs and spend the day!

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Bike Ride & Ice Cream Adventure

Saturday, July 9, 2022. Afros in Nature is hosting a collective ride for all BIPOC biking enthusiasts on the Saucon Rail Trail this Saturday. There will be two groups based on skill—those looking to take on an endurance ride will meet at 11 a.m. at Water Street Park to embark on a 15-mile ride. At 12:15 p.m., there will be a group of 5-mile riders at the Southern Lehigh Public Library. Afterwards, the group will reward themselves at the Inside Scoop Creamery in Coopersburg for refreshments. The suggested donation is $5 to collect funds to organize more events.

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Expressionistic Painting Workshop in Emmaus

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local artist Nancy Bossert will be directing a painting workshop in the expressionistic style at the Emmaus Public Library. The workshop is aimed toward artists and aspiring artists with beginning and intermediate skills. The class is free and open to the public and will be held outdoors. Register to save your spot.

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Reggae Jazz Soca Family Fun Day

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | noon to 9 p.m. Head over to the South Mountain Grove in Allentown for Family Fun Day with music, food and games. This event for all ages. Enjoy the food vendors and Reggae Jazz Soca live music featuring Denise Belfon and Mega Banton. Tickets start at $5.

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American Whiskey Tasting in Emmaus

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 4 p.m. Head out to the House and Barn in Emmaus to taste some fantastic American whiskey. Tickets are limited to 22 people, so get yours now for $30. 

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Concert Series at The Wilds

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Spend your weekend afternoons at The Wilds, in Lehighton, Pa, enjoying music in the great outdoors this summer. A small donation to support the local arts is appreciated.

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Whiskeypedia Workshop with Boardroom Spirits  

Saturday, July 9, 2022 |  7–9 p.m. Head to the Tasting Room at Boardroom Spirits Distillery for a fun cocktail experience! This interactive workshop teaches you how to make three whiskey cocktails that you can enjoy this season (and beyond!). The ticket price includes a hands-on mixology session where you'll craft and enjoy three signature cocktails. Tickets are available for $49 and include a complimentary four-pack of any canned cocktails.

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Forks Township Movies in the Park

Saturday, July 9, 2022. Join Forks Township Parks and Recreation for an evening in front of the BIG Screen. Movies begin at dusk; you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the show.

  • Saturday, July 9: Ghostbusters- Afterlife (PG-13) 

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Lehigh Valley Passport To History

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2022. Lehigh Valley Passport to History’s flagship event Passport to History Month returns this July, featuring five weekends of fun. To-date, 36 historic sites have signed on to open their doors for free tours, activities, and programs for visitors of all ages. Passport to History Month is a celebration of local history, stories, and the community that brings Lehigh Valley history to life. The event gives an opportunity to explore local history through a variety of museum tours, interactive exhibits, children’s activities, and more.

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Summer Youth Programs

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2022. Join the education team at the Sigal Museum for summer fun! Your child will enjoy creative arts & crafts activities, historical scavenger hunts through the galleries, free play in the new Discovery Room, and local eye-opening neighborhood architectural walks.

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49 Burning Condors

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 9 PM. 49 Burning Condors is a gothic witch rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA, birthed in 2019, and made up of a hodgepodge of souls.

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Ashton Womack

Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 9:15 PM. Originally from Houston, TX, Ashton Womack started telling jokes at the tender age of sixteen. Fueled by the encouragement of his family and friends, he has since gone on to establish himself as a powerhouse performer around the country. His Comedy Central stand-up set will debut this Fall.

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Vast Running Club: Trexler Nature Preserve Group Run

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. If you are local to Lehigh Valley, please come out and join the Vast Running Club for their monthly group run at the beautiful Trexler Nature Preserve. As they look to build this running community, they invite you to join and share some miles.

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Easton Heritage Day

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. Watch history come alive in Lehigh Valley! Heritage Day in Easton, a free, full-day family festival that celebrates local history and heritage, reenactments, activities for kids, musical performances and concludes with an amazing fireworks display over the Forks of the Delaware. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.

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Garden Affaires Tour in Quakertown

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This self-guided tour features six beautiful gardens reflecting different gardening visions. Light refreshments will be available. Select vendors will be at the gardens. Local artists will be at several gardens as well. Get tickets for beautiful raffle and door prizes, too!

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TacoFest

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Forget “Taco Tuesday.” SteelStacks’ TacoFest aims to prove that Sunday is the best time to enjoy one of America’s favorite street foods. And, it’s hard to argue, with several awesome food trucks serving up some of the most tantalizing tacos in the region.

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A La Carte Art Tour

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Walk the galleries and learn about the art from docents stationed at select works throughout the Allentown Art Museum.

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Big Day Out

Sunday, July 10, 2022. If you’re seeking a BIG multi-sport adventure – Rafting, Biking, and Hiking – then BIG DAY OUT is definitely for you.

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Summer Food & Wine Festival

Sunday, July 10, 2022. It's time for Folino Estate Winery's Summer Food & Wine Festival! Grab your passport & enjoy traveling around to twelve different stations to try twelve delicious food & wine pairings giving you a little taste of our Summer Menu! Tickets also include a complimentary Vintner's wine glass and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our winemaking facilities. Invite your wine lovin' friends to join you & enjoy wining and dining the afternoon away!

  • 11am - 1pm Tickets - click HERE.
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm - click HERE.
  • 4pm - 6pm - click HERE

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Summer Concert Series

Sunday, July 10, 2022 | 6:00 PM. For over 40 years Emmaus has been providing free family friendly entertainment. The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission continues this year with some exciting performers, in a variety of genres including country, rock, blues, oldies, and more! 

  • Sunday, July 10 – The Weekenders (Dance)

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Summer, Cereal, & Story Time Series

Monday, July 11, 2022 | 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM. This summer the Bethlehem Area Public Library will be reading and discussing this acclaimed novel in verse (Newberry Honor, National Book Award), which tells the story of 10-year-old, Ha– all part of the Summer, Cereal & Story Time series.

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2-Day Overnight Bike Package

Wednesday, July 13, 2022. You'll spend two nights at the Inn at Jim Thorpe and experience up to 57 miles of riding on D&L trail. On your first day, choose between 36 or 25 miles of riding through the Lehigh Gorge State Park. On day two, you’ll ride for 21 miles on the newly completed Lehigh Gap section of the trail. Includes two nights of lodging, two breakfasts, and free parking & shuttles.

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Picnic in the Park - The ArtsWalk Pocket Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch and dinner specials from your favorite Downtown Allentown restaurants while enjoying live music and yard games all summer in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park. Listen to free live music in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park every Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, July 13 – Seth Witcher

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Party at the Patio at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley is excited to announce show times for local artists to perform at The Patio presented by Allegiant after receiving an influx of requests for the Summer Concert Series!

  • Wednesday, July 13 – DJ Cap Cee & The Nite-Liters

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Trivia Night

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Test your knowledge at Trivia Night at the Downtown Allentown Market! There will be monthly themes, and the winning team will get a $50 gift card.

Wednesday, July 13 – Parks & Rec

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Mike Lorenz Trio

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 7 PM. Mike Lorenz, guitarist/composer/educator, hails from Bethlehem, PA. For over a decade, Mike has kept a busy schedule as a freelancing performer and educator, leading his trio/quartet in performances up and down the Northeast Corridor on many festivals and club stages.

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Open Studio Afternoons

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Calling all teens for a meet-up at the Art Museum. Open Studio Afternoons are a time to create art, learn new skills from Museum educators, and experiment with art-making tools and mediums in the Crayola Classroom.

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Everclear w/ Special Guests Fastball & The Nixons

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 8:00 PM. Considering Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, it would be all too easy these days for the band to be a victim of its past successes, relegated to performing as a glorified jukebox, existing to satisfy the nostalgic cravings of Gen Xers everywhere. But singer-guitarist Art Alexakis isn’t about to start phoning it in now.

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Base Reality

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 8 PM. Base Reality is a completely unscripted, high-energy improv team and SteelStacks' resident comedy team. This show also features fun bits and standup comedians from the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

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Happy Hour on Hamilton Street

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 4–6 p.m. Mark your calendars because every Thursday, starting on May 19, Hamilton Street is holding a street-wide happy hour. There will be live music, and participating restaurants will provide happy hour deals like $5 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $4 beers and half-priced appetizers. Take advantage of nightlife in Downtown Allentown again.

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Rock the Walk

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Come to the ArtsWalk Pocket Park every Thursday all summer long to listen to live music from your favorite Lehigh Valley bands, explore pop-up vendors, and watch opening performances from local community groups.

  • Thursday, July 14 – The Wonton Soups

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Tunes At Twilight

Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 6:00 PM. Get into the groove in Historic Downtown Bethlehem, for Tunes at Twilight! The popular musical series has returned with select Tunes hotspots along Main & Broad Streets. Hang out in an outdoor parklet for some dining, grab a few drinks, do a little shopping while in town, and support local musicians.

Friday, July 8

  • Lost Tavern Brewing - Rich Jefferys 6 – 9 PM
  • Hotel Bethlehem – Honey & Nutz

Saturday, July 9

  • Lost Tavern Brewing – The New Standard 6 – 9 PM
  • Hotel Bethlehem – A Girl A Guy Band 

Thursday, July 14

  • Lost Tavern Brewing – Leah Fuls 5 -8 PM
  • Edge Restaurant –  Adam Weber & Nyke Vanyke
  • McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub – Jimmy Farrell
  • Twisted Olive –
  • Hotel Bethlehem – Dolcetto 

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Open Mic Night

  • Open MIC Night at Böser Geist Brewery | Monday, July 11, 2022 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Black & Blue | Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 2022 | 7-10 p.m. View Event
  • Downtown Allentown Market | Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM View Event
  • Open Mic Night At SteelStacks | Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 9:45 PM View Event
  • Free Jokes! Standup Open Mic | Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 9:45 PM View Event
 

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