2014 Summer Events in Bethlehem PA

Summer Events in Bethlehem PAThe Lehigh Valley is full of things to do all year round, but the summer season has great things in store for visitors.  The Sayre Mansion is located in the heart of historic Bethlehem, so you’ll be close to all the action. Special events and festivals in the area this summer include live music, art, food and more. This summer, be sure to check out these events in Bethlehem PA.


Downtown Bethlehem 2014 Fine Arts & Craft Show | May 10th-11th

Taking place on historic Main Street and the downtown shopping district, the Fine Arts & Crafts Show includes a juried exhibition and great shopping opportunities.  This year’s event is over Mother’s Day weekend, so its a great time to get mom that special something. Street music, children’s activities and an artist-in-residence round out the event. Come out and support the strong Bethlehem art scene.


Mayfair Festival of the Arts | May 23rd -26th

This is one of the summer events in Bethlehem PA that is a must-see for art lovers.  Started in 1987, the Mayfair Festival of the Arts is a multidisciplinary arts festival.  Come see painters, dancers, jewelry designers, photographers, drummers, set designers, sound mixers, trumpeters, sculptors, guitar players, storytellers, potters, sax players, singers, wood workers, actors, comedians, bead makers, glass artists, clothing designers, and many, many others.” There is also a selection of garden art and culinary artists.


Blueberry Festival | July 18th-20th

Head out to Burnside Plantation to enjoy “the sweetest festival of the summer!” Taking place at Bethlehem’s “farm in the city,” Burnside Plantation, the festival features pie eating contests, colonial crafts and games, live music, food and more. This is one of the events in Bethlehem PA that is classic summer treat.


Musikfest | August 1-10

Musikfest is the ultimate summer festival and it takes place right in Bethlehem and this year is the 30th anniversary of the event. The 10 day extravaganza features live music on 14 stages throughout town.  This year’s headliners include Keith Urban, Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow and more.  Also, there will be over 500 free performances on the streets and in the parks.  The festival also includes great food vendors, fine artisans, a fireworks display and more.  This is one of the must-attend summer events in Bethlehem PA.


Here’s the schedule for the headline shows:

ZZ Top | Friday, August 1st

Sheryl Crow | Monday, August 4th

Steely Dan | Wednesday, August 6th

Avett Brothers | Thursday, August 7th

Alan Jackson | Friday, August 8th

Keith Urban | Sunday, August 10th


When you’re making plans to attend these summer events in Bethlehem PA, don’t forget to book your stay at the Sayre Mansion.  Our rooms and suites have timeless elegance and modern conveniences.  A full breakfast each morning is included in your stay as well, so you’ll have the fuel to take on all these events in Bethlehem PA. The staff of our Bethlehem bed and breakfast along with the setting of the historic 1858 mansion will make your time in the area truly special.  We look forward to seeing you this summer!


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