Things to Do This Week In the Lehigh Valley!
38 Things to Do This Week in the Valley | July 22 - July 29, 2021
What is there to do in the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Check out these events happening in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.
Fest of the Seven Fishes
Part of Bethlehem’s Christmas in July celebration, the Fest of the Seven Fishes is a three-day event promising a unique take on the popular Feast of the Seven Fishes. This Thursday through Saturday, participating restaurants will offer a variety of culturally diverse dishes including fish tacos, seafood ceviche, fritters and more. The fest participants include Casa del Mofongo, Tapas on Main, Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Twisted Olive, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar and Edge Restaurant.
Paddle CORE at Blue Mountain Resort
This Saturday, head to Blue Mountain Resort for a stand-up paddle boarding session that combines the relaxing nature of paddling with a core workout. The class will take place at Blue Mountain’s Valley Ponds from 3–4:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased here.
The Zucchini 500 at EFM
The 15th annual Zucchini 500 returns to the Easton Farmers’ Market this Saturday! Kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to carve zucchini into sports cars or monster trucks and “squash” the competition. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Scott Park.
Food Truck Festival
Hosted by Northern Lehigh Recreation, this third-annual food truck fest will take place at Victory Park in Slatington on Saturday. From 2–7 p.m., enjoy eats from a variety of trucks and drinks by McCall Collective Brewery, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Xplorer Spirits.
Customer Appreciation Day at The Curious Plantaholic
Customer Appreciation Day at The Curious Plantaholic in Nazareth promises live music, handmade goods for sale, drinks and snacks, sales and fundraisers and more! The celebrations begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Christmas in July at the Zoo
Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in July at the Lehigh Valley Zoo this Saturday and Sunday. There will be holiday-themed fun, an Elf on the Shelf photo safari and make-your-own conservation ornaments.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
June 25, 2021 - August 1, 2021 - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) has been entertaining audiences for 30 years with world-class professional theatre productions. Each summer 40,000+ visitors enjoy more than 200 blockbuster musicals, comedies, Shakespeare, children’s theatre, and other classic performances.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical
7/22/2021, 7/23/2021, 7/24/2021, 7/25/2021 - Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical musical comedy based on the popular 1988 MGM film features two con men in the French Riviera. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
Expedition: Dinosaur, Rise of The Mammals
Experience jaw-dropping, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and step into the shoes of the explorers and scientists who study them! Expedition: Dinosaur, Rise of the Mammals is a turn back in time to the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago.
Happy Hour on Hamilton Street
Thursday, July 22, 2021. Take advantage of the nightlife in Downtown Allentown! Come out for a city-wide Happy Hour on Hamilton every Thursday. Participating restaurants are offering happy hour specials: $5 cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $4 beers, half-priced appetizers, and live music playing throughout the downtown!
Historic Downtown Bethelhem's Christmas in July Snowball Scramble
July 1, 2021 - July 24, 2021 - The Snowball Scramble is a NEW and festive Downtown Bethlehem event for Christmas in July! Head to downtown Bethlehem for a fun way to get the family out and walking through the Historic District in search of letters that will uncover a special message! Displayed in each of our merchants’ windows will be a letter. Players will jot down all the letters with their corresponding numbers on their Scramble Card, downloaded from our website. Whoever uploads the phrase to our website correctly, will be in the running to win a Downtown Bethlehem gift certificate!
Historic Downtown Bethlehem's Selfie With An Elfie
July 1, 2021 - July 24, 2021 - Those Christmas City Elves are back and as always, they’re up to no good as they’ve invaded downtown Bethlehem merchants' shops and restaurants! Find an Elf, take a selfie, and upload to social media using #SelfieWithAnElfie and you could win a Downtown Bethlehem Gift Certificate! Enter as many times as you’d like, the more you find, the better your chances.
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.
July 22: Lehigh Valley Urban Latin Orchestra
July 29: School of Rock Easton
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.
Edge Restaurant – Scott Marshall Band
Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites Visitor’s Center in The Goundie Garden – Ginger & Joe (Ginger & The Schnappes)
Historic Hotel Bethlehem – TBD
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar – Regina Sayles
Twisted Olive – George Hrab
Friday Nights Under The Lights
June 4, 2021 - August 27, 2021 - Join the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Velodrome) for a night of speed and thrills! Friday nights in T-Town are the stuff of legend. Friday Nights Under the Lights provide a great spectating experience week in week out – and the opportunity for racers to test themselves in the crucible of our famed concrete crater. No other venue offers such high caliber action at such an affordable price.
They're Playing Our Song
7/23/2021, 7/24/2021, 7/25/2021 - Broadway’s legendary playwright Neil Simon teamed up with the brilliant composer Marvin Hamlisch to create “They’re Playing Our Song”, a funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with a zany aspiring young female lyricist. At work and at play, this is a winning couple whose professional and personal successes and difficulties lead to one hilarious scene after another. Any resemblance to Hamlisch and his one time partner and lyricist Carol Bayer Sager is completely intentional.
Days of Wine and Rose
July 23, 2021. Join Society of the Arts, on July 23, 2021, for a virtual excursion to Spain in support of the Allentown Art Museum! While in-person tastings may not be an option right now, SOTA is bringing the vineyards of Spain directly to your living room instead. This event includes 3 full-sized (750mL) bottles of wine, so why not take this opportunity to invite friends and family to your home for this unique wine tasting experience! You will explore several different regions and varietals of wine, and enjoy some witty banter amongst supporters of the Allentown Art Museum and lovers of wine.
Guided Social Paddle & Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding Lesson
June 4, 2021 - August 20, 2021 - Miss Melanie Yoga LLC will be hosting a weekly social paddle on Friday evening, where students are welcome to bring their own boards or rent one of theirs. There is no formal teaching or instruction to these evenings, rather, it is an opportunity to hang out, spend time on the water, and further your paddle skills. Miss Melanie Yoga LLC would love to see you out on the water to kick off your weekend.
7/23/2021. On The Expedition inflatable kayak trip, 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. Pocono Whitewater Adventures river guides will be with you the entire time providing basic instruction on how to maneuver, surf and navigate the river as well as help you get back in your kayak if and when you swim.
Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series
7/24/2021, 7/25/2021 - 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.
Wine & Shine Lehigh Valley
7/24/2021, 7/25/2021 - Pair your love of local wine with tasty local spirits in this new event that brings them both together! Each passport entitles the holder to a food and beverage pairing at each of the 7 participating venues, as well as a complimentary tasting of beverage samples. Each passport holder also receives a special gift, a 7.5 oz. logoed event rocks glass!
7/24/2021, 7/25/2021 - Hop on the Bike Train and step back in time. Enjoy a relaxing 25 mile train ride through the Lehigh Gorge. Then, pedal your bike back down to Jim Thorpe at your own pace along the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail.
Easton Farmers' Market
No trip to Easton would be complete without a stop at America's longest, continuously-running open-air market! Stop by Easton Farmers' Market for the freshest in local produce, baked goods, coffee, plants and artisan wares. Enjoy live music as you peruse each vendor's offerings.
July 24, 2021 - Celebrate the sights, sounds, and compositions of original and well-known tunes, on Saturday, July 24 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quarry (340 Old Allentown Road, Wind Gap, PA). Honor and Pay tribute to the Musicians, DJ's, Artists, and Performers of our Region and beyound, through this Festival and its' Attendees. FUZION! 2021 will also be featuring amazing fashion shows by Amir Amor World, nostalgic video game play, lake and swimming pool play, Kids Korner, and more!
7/24/2021 - 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!
2nd Annual Walk, Run or Bike Event!
July 24, 2021 - Virtual Walk/Run/Bike and Last day in-person Walk/Run Event! In-Person event (July 24th): Walk & Run Only at Moravian Academy, 4313 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Christmas in July At The Grim Barn
July 25, 2021 - Join the Whitehall Area Chamber for "Christmas at the Grim Barn" and celebrate the holiday spirit on July 25 from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m.! Enjoy a vendor festival, including live music, food and beverages for purchase and take-and-go crafts for kids.
Concert Series At The Wilds
7/25/2021 - Spend your weekend afternoons at The Wilds, in Lehighton, Pa, enjoying music in the great outdoors this summer. Limited seating by reservation only.
Sunday, July 25 3:00 p.m. The Keystone Groove (reservation required)
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.
July 25, 2021 - Join America on Wheels for Kidventure Day, on July 25 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Experience a museum adventure & fun in the kid's garage
Fitness Tuesday with LVHN
Work out in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park with LVHN! Choose between Bailamos & Bowls and Bootcamps & Bowls when you sign up. After you work it out, you can head over to Frutta Bowls to get an exclusive discount on one of their delicious menu items.
Free Family Movie Series
7/28/2021 - Families can relax under the stars while watching some of their favorite films during the free Levitt Pavilion Summer Family Movie Series. Attendees are invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. Free parking is available at the parking lots on First Street immediately adjacent to SteelStacks™; food and beverages will be available at the Mack Truck Stop at the Levitt Pavilion, as well as the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, located across the street from the Levitt Pavilion. Movies begin at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 28 – How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (PG)
Live Comedy @ The House and Barn
July 28, 2021 - NYC Comedians Christine Meehan-Berg (Showtime, Compound Media), Zach Petrovich (Netflix’s Mindhunter) and Michael Terry (Dunking Nuggets Tour) are storming the stage at The House and Barn on July 28! This is a do not miss event of the summer!
Picinic in the Park - The Artswalk Pocket Park
7/28/21. Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. - Enjoy lunch and dinner specials from your favorite Downtown Allentown restaurants while enjoying live music and yard games in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park.
Wed, July 28 - Steve Brosky
Proud In Silk
7/29/2021 - Join Fegley's Allentown Brew Works for their bi-weekly Thursday blowout bash beginning July 15 through August 26!
Rock the Walk Live On The Artswalk
Enjoy free, live music every Thursday in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park. Check out your favorite Lehigh Valley bands, explore pop-up vendors, and watch opening performances from local community groups. Be sure to stop at the Downtown Allentown Market for some great food and drinks, too.