Must-See July Events
10 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Month
Yappy Hour - July 2
Enjoy the warm weather and some great food on the Biergaarden Patio at Allentown Brew Works. Bring your pup and support a noble cause; all proceeds of the Yappy Hour’s drink specials will benefit Be Their Voice, which supports hardworking local rescue groups and shelters while also encouraging responsible pet ownership.
5:30–8:30 p.m. | Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works | 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown | 610.433.7777 | thebrewworks.com
Antony and Cleopatra - July 10–August 4
Part of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, this is the exotic and intriguing tale of Marc Antony and how he falls for Cleopatra during a time of civil unrest. The intermingling of both tragedy and triumph, this is one of history’s great love stories.
$25–$59 | Times vary | DeSales University’s Labuda Center for the Performing Arts | 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley | 610.282.9455 | pashakespeare.org
Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival - July 13
Attendees can get their namaste on with yoga classes, workshops and demonstrations capable of broadening any yogi’s horizons. This is the largest fundraiser of the Pratyush Sinha Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to provide yoga and mindfulness classes to schools, churches, prisons, recovery programs and more.
$60 | 8 a.m.–6 p.m. | Moravian College | 1200 Main St., Bethlehem | 484.866.5207 | lehighvalleyyogafestival.com
Easton Farmers’ Market 267th Birthday - July 13
Celebrate Easton Farmers’ Market’s 267th birthday! The oldest open-air farmers’ market in the country, Easton Farmers’ Market was established in 1752. The day will be filled with birthday cake, live music, activities for the kids and, of course, a wide variety of fresh produce.
Free | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Easton Farmers’ Market | Centre Square Easton | 610.330.9942 | eastonfarmersmarket.com
Bethlehem VegFest - July 13
VegFest celebrates the growing vegan culture and sustainable living throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The festival features cooking demonstrations, renowned speakers, live music and more! In its ninth year, the team behind VegFest hopes to educate and delight all who attend.
Free | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. | Daniel Rice Field | 100 W. Lehigh St., Bethlehem | 484.280.3024 | getdowntownbethlehem.com
Easton Heritage Day - July 14
Head to Downtown Easton’s Centre Square and celebrate the rich history of the city. Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. The event features reenactors, live music, food and drink for all and fireworks at night.
Free | 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Centre Square, Easton | heritageday.org
Rob Thomas Chip Tooth Tour - July 15
With a string of number-one hits like “Push,” “3AM,” “Bent” and more, Rob Thomas is bringing the Chip Tooth Tour to the Valley. An electrifying performer, Thomas is a delight for all ages.
$71.50–$107.50 | 7 p.m. | Sands Bethlehem Event Center | 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem | 610.297.7414 | sandseventcenter.com
Blueberry Festival - July 20 & 21
The annual Blueberry Festival takes place at the Burnside Plantation and features an expansive list of blueberry-inspired treats. This family-centered event has been turning tongues blue for the past 32 years!
Adults: $10; Children (ages 4-17): $5 | Sat.: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Sun.: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Burnside Plantation | 1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem | 800.360.8687 | historicbethlehem.org
Chardonnay and Namaste - July 25
What’s better than a relaxing yoga class? Ending it with a glass of wine! Head over to Black River Farms for a 60-minute class followed by a glass of wine and tapas. Cheers to happy-hour yoga!
$25 | 6–8 p.m. | Black River Farms | 2472 Black River Rd., Bethlehem | 484.935.1011 | black-river-farms.com
2nd Annual Wings & Strings Festival - July 27
Hosted by the American Cancer Society, the event features local beer, food, music, yard games and a wing-eating contest! Proceeds will benefit the local Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties’ American Cancer Society offices.
Suggested donation: $10 | Noon–5 p.m. | Morris J. Dimmick Park | 570 Durham St., Hellertown | facebook.com