Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!
26 Things to Do This Week in the Valley | June 17 - June 24
What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.
SouthSide Film Festival
June 15, 2021 - June 19, 2021 - The SouthSide Film Festival, the longest running film festival in Bethlehem, is an annual five-day event in June featuring international films, guest filmmakers, juried selections, locally produced films, seminars, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and fans of independent film.
After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Kempton Fair returns with gusto on June 17-19, 2021, at the beautiful Kempton Community Center fairgrounds. The Beer & Wine Garden will be located next to the Luella Dotterer Music Pavilion, where the various music performances will happen. In addition, fair-goers can anticipate amazing fireworks on Friday evening (or Saturday, if it rains), livestock exhibitions, domestic-arts displays and contests, an antique-tractor parade, antique automobiles, cornhole contests, country line dancing with DJ Chicken Nugget, Middle-earth Children’s Theater, a frog-jumping contest, a bale-pitch contest, children’s game booths, a craft-and-vendor show on Saturday, a fine midway with rides, a live bird show from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and more.
Live at the Falls
Live at the Falls, the free live outdoor music series kicks off in June and runs through the end of September. Live at the Falls, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at Scott Park in Downtown Easton. Food trucks open at 6 p.m., with music following at 6:30 p.m. The series offers a chance to listen to great music, and enjoy fresh fare from food trucks in a picturesque setting. Scott Park has a kids playground area, and lawn games are available as well. Parking is free!
Road & Track Month at Crayola Experience
June 1, 2021 - June 20, 2021 - Race into Crayola Experience all month long for Road & Track month in partnership with R&T Crew, the kids club by Road & Track. The Crayola attraction is PACKED with crafty pit stops: Craft your own race car at Activity Studio, Create a racing flag pennant at Paint Palette, Design your ultimate race car at You Design, Star in your own racing coloring page, Test your racing knowledge with fun trivia, Snap a photo at the themed photo op and more!
Sangria Party on the Patio at Fiamma
Head to Fiamma on Thursday, June 17 for a sangria party on Fiamma’s patio. Enjoy four fruity refreshing varieties—two red and two white. Admission is $20 and includes a punch card for up to 10 sangrias. The event promises a DJ and lots of fun!
Tunes at Twilight
Get into the groove every Thursday night through July 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.
Corked 2.0 – Rebecca Connelly & Clayton Reilly (brother/sister duo)
Edge Restaurant – Island Time
Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites Visitor’s Center in The Goundie Garden – Pentley Holmes
Historic Hotel Bethlehem – Ron & Michael Goosley
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar – Tim Harakal
Twisted Olive – Wayward Buds
Corked 2.0 – Melody Cruz
Edge Restaurant – Tim Harakal
Historic Hotel Bethlehem – Hawk Brothers Jazz
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar – Without George
Platz – Aiden Bloomfield Duo
Twisted Olive – George Hrab
Under The Boardwalk
6/17/2021, 6/18/2021, 6/19/2021, 6/20/2021 - A 1950's Trip Down Memory Lane!
Head back to the beach with Cindy, Betty Jean, Rhonda, and Melissa as they reunite as friends, and as a group for the first time in years. When they get asked to perform a concert, which happens to be the first time they'll ever perform together, they discover that the things that originally drove them apart are the things that pull them together. Dinner is served for all performances. All food is available a la carte for an additional cost.
Juneteenth Lehigh Valley
Juneteenth Lehigh Valley seeks to acknowledge the end of slavery in the United States, to celebrate the fortitude of African Americans who endured slavery and to educate the general population of the significance of June 19. The event will take place at SteelStacks from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. This Valley-wide celebration is family-friendly and promises performances and a platform for contemporary expressions of pride. Register for a historical menu tasting here.
2021 Juneteenth Celebration
Celebrate Juneteenth with the board of the Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Project Inc. at the only statue in the world that depicts Martin & Coretta Scott King marching together. Celebration and naming dedication ceremony kicks off at 3 p.m.. The group's mission is to promote the legacy of Marting Luther and Coretta Scott King through education and outreach. Location: Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial. Union St. & Martin Luther King Dr., Allentown, PA 18105
Allentown Marks Juneteenth
June 19, 2021 - Juneteenth is a holiday in the city of Allentown and Lehigh County. Get ready for a Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Allentown, PA. The family-friendly event includes local and national live entertainment, vendors, soul food vendors, and cuisine, a children’s area, and activities, spoken word, art, 5x5 football tournament, Juneteenth pageant crowning ceremony, and a firework show.
6/19/2021 - Pocono Whitewater Adventures Moonlight Rafting Adventures provide a nighttime outdoor experience like no other. Take off at sundown to explore the river under a midsummer moon. Travel down 8 miles of the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe, PA. A friendly guide will both accompany you in your raft to help you navigate through the moonlit rapids and keep you on course. Fireflies and glow sticks on your raft provide helpful light for your voyage, as well as the moon and stars! Finally, when you return from your expedition, get cozy by the bonfire, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy a glass or two of wine. Uniquely, it’s the perfect combination of romance and adventure.
Summer Concert Series
The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley are hosting a Summer Concert Series at The Patio presented by Allegiant! These free shows will be held on Saturdays in June and July with each performance beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.
Father's Day Beef & Beer
6/19/2021, 6/20/2021 - Designed to cater to the special men in our lives, this is the perfect gift for dear old dad (or granddad!). Colebrookdale Railroad's Dining and Garden Cafe cars will feature a Handcrafted Roast Beef Sandwich w. Horseradish, Creamy Coleslaw, Potato Wedges and one complementary Beer of your choice (21 and older.). Children on board will enjoy Chicken Fingers w. Macaroni & Cheese. Tickets available HERE for Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20.
Father's Day BBQ
June 20, 2021 - Join The Sayre Mansion for thier Father's Day BBQ on June 20 from 12 - 4 p.m.! Enjoy a BBQ family style lunch and dinner with Dad. There will also be Lawn Games, Cornhole and Jenga!
Hoods Up Weekend
June 19, 2021 - June 20, 2021 - Celebrate Father's Day Weekend with Grandpa & Dad by bringing him to see what sparkles under the hood. (Hoods will be open on selected Cars and Trucks). Enjoy 1/2 price Admission for all Dads on Father's Day - June 2
Father's Day Dinner
June 20, 2021 - Join PRIME Steak House, on June 20, 2021 to treat your dad to a prime rib dinner, and a glass of his favorite wine! Celebrate all the important men in your life and be sure to call them to make your family's reservation.
Animal Theme Scavenger Hunts
Visit the Sigal Museum on weekends in June for an animal themed art scavenger hunt adventure! Start your journey at the museum to see what animals you can find there, then follow the directions to draw your way through historic downtown Easton. If you complete all 6 clues, bring your completed form back to the museum and choose a free book from Cops ‘n’ Kids’ new Reading Room in the Sigal Museum (opening June 26)!
Big Day Out
6/19/2021 - If you’re seeking a BIG adventure – Rafting, Biking, and Hiking – then BIG DAY OUT is definitely for you. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast to charge you up at the Broken Paddle Bar & Grill. Following breakfast, you’ll hop on a Trek bike and embark on a 23 mile bike ride between the 1,000 foot walls of the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail. After lunch, your BIG DAY OUT continues with a scenic hike to an abandoned railroad tunnel and a beautiful overlook of the Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains of Jim Thorpe. You will descend back to the Lehigh River where whitewater rafts and equipment will be ready for your arrival. You will raft the final leg of your adventure! The Lehigh rolls and bends as you go whitewater rafting and navigate rapids past the ruins of 18th century dams, locks and dwellings. Friendly, well-trained guides will accompany you every step of the way as you explore the Poconos.
Lobster by the Lake at Hardball Cider
Head to Hardball Cider in Mt Bethel this Saturday and enjoy fare from Cousins Main Lobster along with live music, hard cider, beer, wine, slushies and more from noon to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Leashed pups are welcome and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.
Caribbean Cocktail Pairing Cruise
Edge, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Twisted Olive present this three-stop destination cocktail and food pairing experience. There are three timeslots available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $60.
Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
6/19/2021, 6/20/2021 - Enjoy free, live music at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, located at the base of the iconic Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces on Bethlehem’s SouthSide starting Saturday, May 22. Check out the lineup of diverse artists representing many genres. Performances will happen every Saturday and Sunday night throughout the summer, including two Levitt fundraising concerts with Brooklyn Charmers and The Sofa Kings.
Free Sundays At The Museum
Free Sundays at the Museum returns with the reopening of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and opening of Art at Home. Throughout the year the museum will be exploring different art techniques and mediums and expanding their art “palette”! Reservations are encouraged.
Summer Restaurant Week in Historic Downtown Bethlehem
Kicking off on Sunday, Historic Downtown Bethlehem’s Summer Restaurant Week features prix fixe breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. No passes, tickets or coupons are required! Participating restaurants include Apollo Grill, Edge Restaurant, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Tapas on Main, Twisted Olive, Urbano and more. Make your reservations and don’t forget to #postyourplate for a chance to win a gift card to every participating restaurant.
Summer Movie Nights at THe Promenade Shops
The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley are hosting (3) three free Movie Nights in the street between Barnes & Noble and Old Navy this summer! Preshow activities begin at 7:30 p.m. with the movie starting just after sunset. AMC Center Valley 16 will be providing FREE popcorn while supplies last! Don't forget to bring your own lawn chair or blanket!
June 21 – Onward (PG)
June 24, 2021 - June 27, 2021 - The 2021 NASCAR Doubleheader Week at Pocono Raceway will feature five races in four days including two NASCAR Cup Series races (taking place on consecutive days), a NASCAR Xfinity Series race, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race and an ARCA Menards Series race! This first-ever historic event is a must-see for any fan of racing or live event thrill seeker. Personal coolers are welcome all weekend and parking is free. Tickets start at just $10 and kids 12 and under are free all four days.