FALLCeltic Fest, 9/22-25, Bethlehem
"Each year, on the last weekend in September, CelticFest presents the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival. This unique celebration of Celtic arts and culture continues to be the largest of its kind in North America."
Allentown Symphony Orchestra Opening, 10/8-
"Now in its 53rd season, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra remains one of the leading cultural institutions in the Lehigh Valley."
WINTERFirst Night Bethlehem, 12/31, Bethlehem
Organized to "broaden and deepen the public's appreciation for the visual and performing arts through a diverse and high quality program, serving as an alcohol-free alternative to the traditional New Year's Eve revelry, and to offer the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable in the center of the city."
SPRINGThe 99th Annual Bach Festival, Bethlehem
Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Allentown
"Whether you want to celebrate, expand your mind, or simply savor a little bit of springtime, Mayfair's the place to be. Join us in Allentown's beautiful parks for more than 250 performances, programs and events for the entire family to enjoy. We invite you to come out and be a part of one of the region's biggest and best celebrations."
SUMMERAnnual Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University (Center Valley)
DeSales University presents Shakespeare's plays and other professional productions.
Event includes more than 300 performers from across the country and around the globe, and musical programming at over a dozen stages, most of them free. Also includes diverse foods, plenty of children's activities and a closing-night fireworks display.
The Great Allentown Fair
"Offers a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers, the fair enables children to learn where their food comes from while spending an exciting day riding rides, playing games and seeing shows."