Start your planning now because you won’t want to miss these events and happenings this month in Lehigh Valley, Pa. Summer is in full swing and the month of July is bringing the heat, so be sure to take advantage of all the ways to cool off trails for hiking and biking, , free summer concerts, firework displays, PA Shakespeare performances, and more!
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Lehigh Valley Passport to History
Weekends All Month
Lehigh Valley Passport to History Month features five weekends of fun as 36 historic sites open their doors for free tours, activities, and programs for visitors of all ages. Passport to History Month celebrates local history, stories, and community that brings Lehigh Valley history to life.
Bourbon & Blues on the ArtsWalk
First Friday of each month
27 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18101
Listen to great music, sip on some bourbon, and enjoy specialty crafted menus from Blended every first Friday of the month for Bourbon & Blues. Reserve a seat at Blended, take advantage of the free outdoor seating at the Downtown Allentown Market, or bring your own chair and enjoy the fresh air.
Friday Nights Under the Lights
Friday evenings through August 18, 2023
1151 Mosser Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031
Join in on a tradition since 1975 and come out to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center to experience the best track athletes ride and test themselves in the crucible of the center’s concrete crater. At such an affordable price, with lots of entertainment, food, and drinks, you’ll want to spend every week at Friday Nights Under the Lights!
Kutztown Folk Festival
July 1-9, 2023
450 Wentz St., Kutztown, PA 19530
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.
Easton Heritage Day
July 9, 2023
Easton Heritage Day celebrates the city’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. Easton, PA was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading on July 8, 1776. Gather downtown and enjoy a full day of family friendly activities, reenactments, musical performances, and finish the night off with a beautiful fireworks show on Hacketts Park.
July 9, 2023
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tuesday isn’t the only day to indulge in America’s favorite street food, and SteelStacks’ is proving that right by throwing TacoFest on Sunday! With several food trucks lining First Street and live music, you won’t want to miss your chance to sample some mouthwatering tacos.
Annual Blueberry Festival
July 15-19, 2023
1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18018
is a celebration of all things blueberry. Bring the family out to visit Bethlehem's “farm-in-the-city” at Burnside Plantation. Visitors can browse and shop items from the blueberry festival PA's variety of hand-picked crafters and gourmet food vendors, and enjoy a myriad of blueberry desserts. Individuals 21 and older can visit the Blueberry Brewery Tasting Tent for beverages from Cave Brewing Co., Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery, Logyard Brewery, 14th Fret Brewing Company, and Xplorer Spirits.
Blues, Brews & Barbecue
July 24, 2023
Hamilton Street from 6th to 8th Sts. & 7th St. North & South, ArtsWalk, Allentown, PA 18101
What pairs better than music & food? Over 20,000 visitors gather in downtown Allentown each year for the annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival. At this event, visitors can catch incredible Blues musicians with international prominence, sample amazing BBQ from all around the US, and drink delicious craft and domestic brews right in the heart of downtown Allentown.
July 21-23, 2023
1234 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond
Enjoy the action as the best NASCAR Cup Series drivers tackle ‘The Tricky Triangle’. Race weekend kicks off with the ARCA Menards Series race and continues with the NASCAR CraftsmanTruck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series hitting the track for their events.
July 22-23, 2023
Larry Holmes Dr., Easton, PA 18042
Pay tribute to musicians, DJ’s, artists, and performers of Lehigh Valley and beyond at FUZION Fest from 12 - 6 p.m. in Riverside Park. The festival will feature fashion shows, tech talks, a kids korner, and more.
July 24-August 6, 2023
4000 Dorney Park Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Head to Dorney Park every day from July 23 through August beginning at 4 p.m. and experience the park like you never have before! Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes from cultures including India, China, Italy, France, and Germany at the all-new Grand Carnivale. From crafts, games, delicious food, live music, and outstanding entertainment, there is something for everyone.