17 Essential Events in the Lehigh Valley This Spring

When spring finally calls, the communities of the Lehigh Valley region answer with a host of colorful celebrations! Places like Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton pull out all the stops to lure people outdoors to enjoy all the area has to offer. Book a stay at The Sayre Mansion and you’ll be well positioned to enjoy all the events in the Lehigh Valley. Do as much or as little as you like, then return to the luxurious accommodations, historic charm and refined services that have made The Sayre Mansion the lodging choice of distinctive travelers.

From Marbles to Make Believe: Let’s Play!
Through April 30
Visitors can explore playful displays and hands-on, kid-friendly activities at two locations: the  Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. The exhibit consists of over 400 pieces from Historic Bethlehem Museum and Site’s collection and local collectors, including trains, board games, stuffed animals, dolls, sports memorabilia, action figures, video games, and more.

The 1752 Apothecary TourThings to Do In Bethlehem PA
April 4-28
Stroll the historic streets of Bethlehem to the Moravian Apothecary. Historic Bethlehem Partnership offers the special guided tour, which features artifacts original to the site and the medicinal garden. Tours depart the Visitors Center at 1 p.m. each day. The tour ends at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Gemeinhaus- the oldest standing building in Bethlehem and one of two National Historic Landmarks in the National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem.

Easter at the Zoo
April 9
Gather the family and enjoy a holiday at Lehigh Valley Zoo. Special events include animal meet-and-greets, a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, interactive activities and a unique egg hunt.  Plus, photos with Easter Radley!

Spring into Easton
April 12
Shop and dine you way around downtown Easton. From noon- 4 p.m. visit more than a dozen unique shops for some retail therapy. Easton-based establishments will offer a different food and spirits sampling at each location.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell
April 15
The stars align for a spectacular evening of song and music. Guest conductor Keith Lockhart with lead the Philadelphia Orchestra accompanied by Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University.

Spring  Beer  Festlehigh valley events
April 15
Soak up the suds as the 24 brewers of the Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild offer a day of beer sampling at Bethlehem’s   SteelStacks. VIP ticket holders enjoy early-access to the fest, a limited-edition German-style pint glass from the Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild and more.

Italian Wine Dinner- Food and Wine of Central and Southern Italy
April 21
Mangia! Take a culinary tour of Central and Southern Italy at The Sayre Mansion. The elegant four-course meal features traditional fare such as Sicilian Calamari and Mussel Salad and Tuscan Wild Boar Chop paired with exquisite Italian wines.

Spring on the SouthSide
April 22
Melt away the winter blues with a day for family health and wellness in Bethlehem. Join in live exercise and wellness classes for children and adults throughout the afternoon. There will also be art therapy activities, a medicinal tea-making class and a tour of the Greenway ArtsWalk. The event takes place at the South Bethlehem Greenway from 1-4 p.m.

Earth Day in the Park
April 22
Celebrate Earth Day with music, giveaways, food trucks, games, educational demonstrations and more. The fun begins at noon at Allentown Arts Park.

Earth Day and Self Reflection
April 23
Join the Sayre Mansion and the Wicked Botanist for a day to celebrate Earth Day and self care. Festivities include mimosas and a light breakfast, plant/seed exchange, yoga, meditation, pot painting and planting instructions as well as various wellness sessions.

Lehigh University Philharmonic Concerto Marathon
April 28-29
Reserve a seat for a program of classics featuring student soloists performing concerto movements, as well as Estancias by Ginastera, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and more! Concerts take place at 8 p.m. in Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University.

Annual Spring Wine Festival
May 5
Enjoy samples from food and wine vendors, plus live entertainment during this event at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie. Each guest will receive a commemorative wine glass and have access to the Wine Check Service. The Festival runs from 6-10 p.m.

40th Historic Easton House Tour
May 6
Go inside several of Easton’s historic estates and unique public places. This self-guided tour offers exclusive entry to some of the city’s well-appointed properties and storied public places. Proceeds from the 40th Historic Easton House Tour fund the preservation of historic buildings and the continuation of Easton’s cultural events. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at Riverside Park on tour day. The tour runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

115th Bethlehem Bach Festival
May 12-13 & 19-20
Delight in this glorious tradition that’s spread out over two weekends at some of Bethlehem’s most historic landmarks. Presented by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the event features performances of beloved favorites and premieres of new work. Signature festival events include Bach Outdoors, the Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Festival Luncheon, Chamber Music in the Saal and the Mass in B Minor.

Mayfair Festival of the ArtsBanana Factory
May 26-28
Immerse yourself in the vibrant art and cultural scene of the Lehigh Valley. Cedar Crest Community College hosts this three-day event featuring food and craft vendors, artists, live music on multiple stages and performance art. The festival attracts over 100 local artisans working in a variety of media including pottery, fiber arts, woodworking, glass, jewelry, drawings and photography. Visit KidSpace, an area for children’s art, and Gallery at Mayfair, a juried art exhibition.

Memorial Day Commemoration
May 27-29
Steelstacks in Bethlehem hosts a variety of events to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces. Festivities include Hometown Heroes 2023 photo-banner, live music and remembrance ceremonies including “A Time to Remember,” and “Remember Our Heroes” luminary display honoring United States military members.

Northampton Community College Food & Wine Gala
June 2
Bring an appetite for the Food and Wine Gala at Wind Creek Bethlehem. The event features celebrated chef, Emmy Award-winning public television host, bestselling cookbook author, and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich. Enjoy a four-course “Lidia” inspired dinner, fine wines and open bar, and the highly anticipated auction.

Spring Break Escape
Our Drive-Hike-Bike the Lehigh Valley is the perfect pairing to one of these special events. The package includes the overnight accommodations of your choice, breakfast for two, a Bento Box of snacks, two bottles of water, fresh fruit and directions and historical information to help you explore the destinations of your choosing.