Things to Do This Week in the Valley

Father's Day Events, Juneteenth Lehigh Valley, SangriaFest, Rosé on the River, Xplorations Cocktail Dinner  and much more!

Native American Beadwork: Evolution, Trade, and Artistry
Friday, June 14 - December 22, 2024 | 9 AM to 4 PM. Discover the history and the evolving art form of Native American Beadwork:  Evolution, Trade, and Artistry, a new exhibit at the Museum of Indian Culture.

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New & Improved: The Age of Convenience in the Home
Friday, June 14 - September 29, 2024 | 10 AM - 5 PM. National Museum of Industrial History's latest exhibit examines what it means to strive for the American Dream following World War II through the end of the 1970s. Coordinated with the electrification of the country, advancements in mass production allowed people to acquire prestigious, affordable objects designed to make life easier. New and Improved! is a multi-dimensional experience that invites the visitor to explore the evolution of material culture in the modern home.

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Dinos Alive: Immersive Experience
Friday, June 14 - September 8, 2024 | 10 AM to 5 PM. This summer, travel back in time millions of years during Dinos Alive, in the City Center Group Gallery at the brand-new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion. Dinos Alive features over 30 animated dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, a virtual reality experience, and 360° projections guaranteed to amaze the whole family. Come face-to-face with the fearsome and spectacular dinosaurs that dominated the animal world for 140 million years. 


Appalachian Ecology Course
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 23, 2024. Hawk Mountain is offering a 10-day, immersive course experiencing and learning about the ecology of the Appalachians. Designed for teens ages 15 to 17 who are interested in a future as a conservation professional, this course is based on the principles of service learning and will expose students to a variety of conservation field skills.

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“Play On!” Community Tour: The Comedy of Errors
Friday, June 14 - June 16, 2024. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On!” Community Tour brings free performances of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to libraries, parks, and community centers all over the region. The Comedy of Errors follows the entertaining escapades of two sets of identical twins separated at birth and residing in the same town. Mistaken identities make for hilarious complications until chaos gives way to clarity, and mayhem to mirth, when brother is reunited with brother and a town turned upside-down is turned right-side up again.

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Kempton Fair
Friday, June 14 - June 15, 2024 | 10 AM. The fair features livestock and other exhibits, a midway with kid and adult rides, games and food. There's live music, fireworks, truck and tractor pulls, vendors, crafters and artisans, a beer and wine garden and more.

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Allentown Marks Juneteenth
Friday, June 14 - 19, 2024. 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 activities, 3-day basketball tournament, Juneteenth pageant crowning ceremony, a firework show, and more.

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Juneteenth Lehigh Valley
Friday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were free. Join Juneteenth Lehigh Valley for a weeklong celebration this year across Bethlehem, Easton, and Allentown. Programming will include flag raisings, food experiences, a parade, music, art and more.

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Live Music at Olde Homestead
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Relax on the deck with Live Music at the Olde Homestead Golf Club Cafe every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Dinner, drinks, and the best sunsets in town!
  • 6/14 - Royal Picks
  • 6/15 - Third Hand Trio
  • 6/20 - Two of a Kind

Shopping for Good at Kendra Scott Lehigh Valley 
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 6 to 8 PM. Participate in “shopping for good” at Kendra Scott while supporting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley (PCFLV) through Shine Bright, Do Good event.

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Tunes on the Triangle: Dueling Pianos
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 6:30 PM. Emmaus’ Tunes on the Triangle series in the borough’s Triangle Park on the second and fourth Fridays in June, July, and August, presented by the Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission, Emmaus Arts Commission, Emmaus Main Street Partners and BSI Corporate Benefits.

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Friday Nights Under the Lights
Friday, June 14 - August 16, 2024 | 7 PM. Join the Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Velodrome) for a night of speed and thrills! Friday nights under the lights 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.

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Summer Concert Series in West Park
Friday, June 14 - September 15, 2024 | 7:30 PM. The City of Allentown’s 2024 Summer Concert Series offers more than 30 open-air concerts from May to September. Concerts will be held at the historic West Park. All concerts are free and open to the public.
  • Friday, June 14 - Allentown Band Flag Day Concert (West Park 7:00pm)
  • Sunday, June 16 - Municipal Band (West Park 7:30pm)
Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche
Friday, June 14 - 23, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Come to 1956 and join the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein at their annual quiche breakfast. Presented in honor of Pride month, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendos, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries.

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SouthSide Film Festival
Friday, June 14 - 15, 2024. 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.

Movies in the Park: The Little Mermaid (2023)
Friday, June 14 - October 18, 2024. The City of Allentown's “Movies in the Park” series returns this year featuring tons of favorites and classics showing at various locations across the City. The family-friendly movie nights are run by the Bureau of Recreation from May through October as part of the City’s free entertainment lineup this summer.
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The Play That Goes Wrong
Friday, June 14 - 16, 2024. Philadelphia’s all comedy theatre company, 1812 Productions present their smash hit The Play That Goes Wrong as the opener on PSF’s Main Stage. This comedic sensation captivated audiences on Broadway and in London’s West End with sold-out performances before making its regional sell-out debut at 1812 last year. Now some of Philadelphia’s finest and funniest performers will reunite to stage the revival. In this Agatha Christie meets Noises Off farce, The Play That Goes Wrong will have you laughing all the way to the final curtain call.

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Sculpture Garden Concert Series: Big Valley
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 6 - 7:30 PM. Join the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission in the Sculpture Garden behind City Hall each Friday in June for a fun, free series of outdoor concerts! Get ready for a toe-tapping evening of traditional and contemporary bluegrass! Bethlehem’s own Big Valley ignites the stage with hard-driving rhythms and soulful harmonies. Featuring fiddle, up-right bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin and wide- ranging vocals.

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MMY Paddle Boards Social Paddle & Pour - Downtown Easton
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 6 - 8 PM. Join MMY Paddleboards for a fun Social Paddle, then pop over to Third & Ferry Fish Market for a cocktail or mocktail of your choice (drinks not included in the price of admission). Their signature social paddles on the Lehigh River run from 90 minutes to two hours. This as an opportunity to hang out, spend time on the water, and further your paddle skills or learn a new skill.

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The Last Five Years
Friday, June 14 - 19, 2024. There are two sides to every love story, and both will captivate you in this stirring musical following two aspiring artists in New York City who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show unfolds with Cathy reliving her story backwards from the end of their relationship, while Jamie experiences his chronologically from the beginning.

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South Whitehall Movies in the Parks: Elemental
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 7 PM. Each summer South Whitehall Township Recreation hosts Free Family-friendly Movies which take place in various beautiful SWT Parks.

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: Brass Queens
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Brass Queens is a New York-based brass band that is female-led and features an all-female horn section. Finding they shared similar frustrations about the emerging brass band scene in the city, co-founders Alex Harris and Ally Chapel came together to form a group dedicated to showcasing the talents of female musicians in a landscape that was dominated by male musicians and bandleaders.

Drive-In Double Feature: INSIDE OUT 2 and THE GARFIELD MOVIE
Friday, June 14 - Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 9 PM. Join Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre for one of the most anticipated movies of the summer! Inside Out 2 premieres right here at Shankweiler's Drive-In! They've been given the green light by Disney to showcase a special early screening on Thursday, June 13! They will be showing Inside Out 2 every night for the whole week! Of course, it's not a drive-in movie night without the iconic double feature. Their cofeature will be The Garfield Movie, which will play after intermission each night!

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The BC Combo
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 9 PM. The BC Combo has been bringing their signature style and passion to Blues, Jazz, Swing, Folk, R&B, Soul and more for more than 30 years. Their interpretation of Americana is expressed through their self-penned songs about relationships, soul searching, peace and harmony.

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Ibrahim Khalif
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 9:30 PM. A NYC comedian and podcaster. Originally from Newark, NJ, Ibrahim adopted his thoughtfully abrasive sense of humor while navigating life in the 80’s & 90’s Newark housing projects. 

Jumper
Friday, June 14, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Introducing Jumper, the ultimate party band taking you on a journey through the decades, bringing you the greatest hits from the 60s and beyond. This talented group delivers high-energy performances that will have you dancing all night long with carefully curated classics you know and love. Whether you're looking for a night of classic rock anthems or the latest chart-toppers.

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Easton Farmers' Market
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 9 AM to 1 PM. Established in 1752, the year of the City’s founding, the Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) is the oldest, continuous open-air market in the nation. As a producer only market, the EFM is committed to providing a safe, transparent environment where consumers can shop with confidence, and purchase their food from trusted sources. All products sold at the EFM are locally grown and produced.

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Minsi Lake Canoe Paddle
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 10 AM. Join Wildlands Conservancy for a guided tour of Minsi Lake. Learn about the fascinating history and conservation projects that protect the natural flora and fauna while exploring the lake.

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Belleville Flea
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 11 AM. The Belleville Flea is the market's very own pop-up vendor faire within Belleville Market. This monthly series features a hand-picked assortment of revolving artisans who set-up shop in the Atelier at Belleville Market for the weekend.

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Dad Fest - Vendor, Car, Truck & Bike Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 11 AM. Make Father's Day memorable this year with Dad Fest! Come out and enjoy the indoor/outdoor car, truck & bike show, shop with dad-centric vendors, and get a keepsake photo to remember this special day! 


Art Exhibit: Insidious Plastics
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 12 - 4 PM. Twenty-seven artists and collaborators present this exhibit which looks at plastics in our lives and our environment. The show presents a variety of media in all four gallery spaces and includes an installation about the Delaware River created through a partnership with artist Kate Dodd.

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Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 12:30 PM. Does your dog love adventure as much as you do? Bring your four-legged friend on a family-style whitewater rafting adventure.

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Sip & Slide Summer Cocktail Crawl
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 1 - 5 PM. Enjoy 10 sample-sized cocktails at 10 different restaurants and craft beverage locations in Bethlehem's SouthSide. Travel at your own pace to sample each summer-themed drink, grab lunch or dinner at one of the eateries in the district, and enjoy free live music along the cocktail trail. 


SangriaFest
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 3 - 7 PM. ArtsQuest, in partnership with Upper Macungie Township, are hosting the return of SangriaFest in Upper Macungie Township Grange Park. The summer afternoon will feature sangrias from Vynecrest Vineyards, Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Franklin Hill Vineyards and Winery, and Stony Run wineries for an event full of great drinks, music, games, and fun.

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Concert Series at The Wilds: Nite Flyte
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 5 - 8 PM. Spend your Saturday at The Wilds, in Lehighton, Pa, enjoying music in the the areas most unique live music venue, under a mature canopy of tree this natural amphitheater is sure to become you favorite place to experience live bands.

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Live in the Garden Concert Series: Small Mess (Opener) & Slingshot Dakota (Headliner)
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 5:30 - 8 PM. Join the City of Bethlehem, The Bethlehem Chamber, Tape Swap Radio, and Zoellner Arts Center for the third season of Live in the Garden! This FREE and family-friendly concert series at the Bethlehem Rose Garden is the best way to spend warm spring and summer nights in Bethlehem.

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Rosé on the River
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 6 - 9 PM. Rosé on the River is a relaxed and fun fundraising event at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers in Easton’s beautiful Scott Park. Join us and enjoy a curated selection of international rosés, and oysters will be served up on the half shell, alongside passed hors d’oeuvres.

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Midway Manor Concert Series: Marine Band
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 7 PM. Join the City of Allentown and catch your favorite Allentown union bands at Midway Manor!


Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: The Quake Band
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Formed in Philadelphia in 1995 by bassist/leader, Carl Smith, and late keyboardist, Bill “Wolf” Young, The Quake (aka The Monday Night Live Band) of the now defunct Comcast SportsNet one hour variety “sports-tainment” show, Monday Night Live. The band draws from a vast array of musical genres and styles, while showcasing some of Philadelphia’s premier musicians and vocalists.

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Splintered Sunlight Plays JGB
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 7:30 PM. For the past twenty-five years Splintered Sunlight has been sharing their unique take on the music of the Grateful Dead with music fans throughout the Delaware Valley and Mid-Atlantic region.

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DJ Romeog
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Synced Up
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 9:30 PM. Join Cindy Marsh, Erica Sylvester, Sam Beedle, Tami Cantilina, and Addyson Teal for an Improv Extravaganza. 

UUU
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 9:30 PM. The story of UUU is a long one. So rather than try to fit it all on to one page, we figured it would be easier to try to keep it short! So here is a brief biography… It all began in the mid 90s. The boys were trying to make it as an original band but it turns out that playing shows all over the place for FREE wasn’t paying the bills. So, they decided to put together a cover band and thus…UUU was born. Unlike other bands of the day who were playing alternative music, UUU decided to focus on a forgotten genre: DISCO!

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Father’s Day Family Cup at The Club at Twin Lakes
Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 8 AM. Register Today for the 1st Annual Father’s Day Family Cup.

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Cars & Coffee
Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 9 AM. The sun will be shining, the engines will be revving, and the coffee will be brewing as we approach the ninth annual spring and summer Cars & Coffee series in the Lehigh Valley. Cars & Coffee is presented by Koch Automotive Group. Cars & Coffee features a variety of unique, exotic and classic cars from the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

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The Expedition (inflatable kayak)
Sunday, June 16, 2024. Independently navigate an inflatable kayak and explore 12 miles of the Lehigh River when it is not open to whitewater rafters. Their guides will be with you all day and provide basic instructions on maneuvering, surfing, and navigating the river.

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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineer Experience
Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 11 AM. The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to offer a hands-on train engineer experience on its restored narrow gauge locomotive!

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Coopersburg Farmers Market
Sunday, June 16 - October 27, 2024 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Join Coopersburg Farmers Market and all local vendors every Sunday.

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Live on the Greenway: Sunday Concert Series
Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 12 - 3 PM. Bethlehem is the place to be on Sundays. In partnership with the City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Mayor's Office, SouthSide Arts District is delighted to announce the return of the  Live on the Greenway free Sunday concert series!

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The Natural (40th Anniversary)
Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 6:15 PM. The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name. The film, like the book, recounts the experiences of Roy Hobbs, an individual with great "natural" baseball talent, spanning decades of Roy's success and his suffering. It was the first film produced by TriStar Pictures.
 
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Nowhere Slow
Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 8:30 PM. This very popular Pennsylvania award winning band has been together for over 8 years playing top venues in 8 states! This band connects and continues to grow fans everywhere with over 4,800 social media followers.

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Intro to Standup with Glen Tickle
Monday, June 17, 2024 | 6-9 PM. This class is an introduction to standup comedy from both a creative and practical approach. Attendees will learn and apply the basics of joke construction, acquire useful tips for beginners, and receive individualized feedback with the goal of producing 5 minutes of material. 

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Schnecksville Community Fair
Tuesday, June 18 - 22, 2024 | 5 PM. The 39th event features comedy/hypnotist & magic shows, dog agility demonstrations, live music in the pavilion, chainsaw carving demonstrations & competitions, quarter midget racing, special contests, and lots MORE.

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Norfolk Tides
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 The Norfolk Tides!
Lafayette College Movies on the Quad
Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Lafayette kicks off Movies on the Quad Tuesday with a screening of Barbie. The College’s annual free outdoor film screening is open to campus and community members. It features blockbuster hits on an outdoor screen set up on the Quad.

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West Ward Market
Wednesday, June 19 - September 24, 2024 | 3 PM to 7 PM. Shop fresh local and international produce and meals, grab a bite to eat, and join neighbors for music, activities, and a celebration of community at our vv market in Easton’s vibrant West Ward.

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Party at The Patio: Lucky 7
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 5 - 7 PM. The Shops at Promenade announce show times for local artists to perform at The Patio presented by Allegiant!

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Movie Series: Elemental
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 6:30 PM. Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Free Family Movie Series presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport. Join Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for their Free Family Movie Series presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Part of Summer Classics Series
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 7:15 PM. It's 1947 Hollywood and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective, is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar, Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, who begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer.

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Alana Springsteen
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 8 PM. A force-of-nature talent with the passion to match, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Alana Springsteen is already an expert at crafting the kind of songs that imprint on your heart forever.

Third Thursday at the AAM
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 5:30 - 8 PM. Come to the Allentown Art Museum for a night of exploring the galleries and participating in art-making activities! As always, admission is FREE and open to all ages and abilities.


Tunes At Twilight
Thursday, June 20 - June 27, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Tunes at Twilight is making a return to Historic Downtown Bethlehem and bringing the tunes to the heart of the Historic District. Hang out in a beautiful courtyard for some dining, grab a few drinks at local bars, do a little shopping while in town, and support local musicians! While walking through Historic Downtown Bethlehem, you’ll be sure to hear the Tunes while supporting your favorite local merchants!

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Arts Crawl
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Discover a new adventure every month with Allentown’s 2024 Arts Crawl Series! Delve into art, architecture, murals and more on these monthly walking tours of Downtown Allentown.

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Xplorations Cocktail Dinner at Hotel B
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 6 - 9 PM. Join Executive Chef Rodney Rivera for Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s second cocktail dinner of the year.

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Allentown Rocks Summer Concert Series: At The Apollo
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 6 - 9 PM. Allentown ROCKS this Summer! Head to Sports & Social Allentown every Thursday for a free concert series.

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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series: Rumours ATL: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 7:30 PM. Formed in 2014, Rumours ATL has taken the U.S. by storm with their stage scorching renditions of Fleetwood Mac songs. Fans from across the nation claim that Rumours ATL is the band to see if you are looking for an authentic recreation of live Fleetwood Mac shows.

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Philly Keys featuring Dave & Sadie from American Idol
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 8:30 PM. David Gustafson has spent the last three decades and thousands of performances playing and singing pop, rock, r&b, and jazz throughout much of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Sadie Leigh, a former voice major from Temple University, has burst onto the Philadelphia and New York music scenes singing covers. In 2021 she made the top 40 on American Idol.

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Jazz Jam
Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 9 PM. Inviting all instrumentalist and vocalist to come share some songs with a top rhythm section. We invite all to join! Weather you do: Straight ahead Jazz, Blues, Funk.........Let's blend it all together.

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