Local events happening in the Lehigh Valley!

SoccerFest at SteelStacks

SoccerFest Celebrations in Bethlehem

Following successful runs in 2014 and 2015, SteelStacks in Bethlehem will host Soccerfest again this summer! Bethlehem Steel FC, professional soccer team in historic Bethlehem, is partnering with ArtsQuest to present the 2018 Lehigh Valley SoccerFest. The festival will kick off with the World Cup in Russia on June 14th and run through July 15th. The festival will feature soccer clinics, game viewings, presentations, music, and celebrations of current and former Bethlehem Steel FC players.

During SoccerFest, the SteelStacks campus will air the World Cup matches on the Levitt Pavilion and PBS39 outdoor screens. On June 16, Bethlehem Steel FC will offer a free soccer clinic for children ages 5-12, and on June 23rd Lehigh Valley United will offer a multi-lingual soccer clinic that includes coaches and staff from the region’s soccer and youth soccer programs. On June 16, Bethlehem Steel Football Club historian Daniel Paul Morrison will offer a free presentation on how the Bethlehem Steel attracted players from England, Scotland, Wales and other European countries in the 1910s and ’20s.

SoccerFest will also celebrate original Bethlehem Steel Football Club, which played from 1907–’30, and its most well-known player, Archie Stark. Archie Stark scored 67 goals in the 1924 – 1925 season. That record remained in place for 87 years until Argentinian star Lionel Messi broke the record during the 2011-’12 season for FC Barcelona. Other activities and attractions planned for SoccerFest include family and arts programming, soccer tennis games, live music, entertainment, and more. Complete details on the 2018 event will be announced later this spring! You can find out more information about this event here.

Earth Day in the Lehigh Valley


Earth day is coming up on April 22nd! The Lehigh Valley is coming together in the weeks to come for events that focus on taking care of our environment. The events include cleanups, festivals, tree plantings, and parties.

Cleanups in the Valley

The Spring South Side Bethlehem Cleanup will take place on April 14, in South Side Bethlehem from 10 AM-Noon. Volunteers shout meet at Farrington Square, formerly Campus Square on Morton Street. Breakfast will be provided 9:30 AM. This cleanup is rain or shine. This event is sponsored by the mayor’s Southside Task Force and Lehigh University Community Affairs.

April Trail Tenders will hold a cleanup at Hugh Moore Park and Lehigh Drive Cleanup on April 14th from 9 AM-Noon. Volunteers should meet at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park at 9 a.m. to break into groups for litter clean-up on trails and Lehigh Drive, prepping for educational field trips, clearing branches, planting flowers and more. Wear appropriate clothes for outside, closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. This is a Great American Clean Up of Pa. registered event. For more information, you can contact the Trail Programs Manager, or call 610-923-3548, ext. 234. The rain date will be April 21st.

The Downtown Bethlehem Association will have their cleanup on April 21st from 8 AM – 11 AM. Volunteers should meet at the Sun Inn Courtyard on 556 Main St. for refreshments and equipment. Groups will be assigned to areas of the Historic District to pick up litter and clean out planters. Gloves, trash bags, and safety equipment will be provided. For more information call 610-739-1175.

Festivals, Parties, and Tree Planting

The Earth Day Festival at the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, 2877 Creamery Road, in New Hope will take place on April 24th from 11 AM – 4 PM. There will be wildlife presentations, vendors, native plant sales, creek exploration, bird walks, bug hunts, information tables with local organizations, and more. This event is free. You can find more information here.

Earth Matters Open Mic Night will take place on April 19th from 7 PM –  9 PM. Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., Easton. Read poetry, play music, or tell stories, anecdotes, or rituals that celebrate Earth and its various forms of nature!

You can find out more information about these events here.

Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week


Dine in Downtown Allentown during Restaurant Week!

Bon Appetite! The Lehigh Valley is known for its thriving downtown restaurant and bar scene! Restaurants in Downtown Allentown serve up the classics, phenomenal brunch spots, specialty cocktails, and diverse dining options for those who like to try new things!

Coming up on April 15th – April 22nd is Downtown Allentown Restaurant week! The week-long cuisine extravaganza will feature local favorite restaurants and breweries with gourmet prix-fixe menus. Prices range from $15, $25, $35 or $40 for brunch, lunch and/or dinner options. Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax, and gratuity. Some of Allentown’s finest eateries participating include 99 Bottles, Allentown Brewworks, Bay Leaf, Centro, Chickie’s & Pete’s, The Dime, Grain, The Hamilton Kitchen, and Queen City BBQ. Indulge in an evening in Downtown Allentown and enjoy all of the fantastic dishes these places have to offer! You can find out more information about this divine dining experience here.

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