Must-See March Events
25 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Month
From St. Patrick's Day happenings to hockey and more, March is packed with events in Lehigh Valley.
East Penn Area Restaurant Week - March 1-7
Just in time celebrate the turning of the seasons, East Penn Chamber’s Restaurant Week is right around the corner and bringing some of the best restaurants the community has to offer. Enjoy options at this year the participating businesses: GIO Italian Grill, Savory Grille, McDonald’s of Emmaus, HOUSE and BARN, Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine, Smashburger, Foundation Tavern, East Penn Diner, Trapp Door, Volpes, Superior, The Shelby, and Don Juan Emmaus.
Pig Day Celebration - March 6
Get ready for the return of baseball season with mascot appearances, pork-centric foods, and more. This event also gives you the perfect chance to visit the Majestic Clubhouse Store to stock up the latest IronPigs gear for the new season. Additionally, National Pig Day marks the start of walk-up ticket sales. Ticket Windows will be open during the Pig Day celebration and on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Flower & Garden Show - March 6–8
This year’s show takes a special interest in landscaping, with some of the most established landscapers on site showcasing their abilities. There will also be floral design and DIY demonstrations.
$8; seniors: $7 | Fri.: Noon–8 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun.: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Allentown Agri-Plex | 1930 W. Liberty St., Allentown | 540.220.3766 | lehighvalleyflowershow.com
Home Games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms - March 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21
Cheer on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, as they take on opponents on the ice inside Allentown’s PPL Center. Phantoms games are family-friendly and offer plenty of entertainment off-ice as well.
Vino in the Valley - March 7 - 29
Weekends in March | Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Locations
The Vino in the Valley Passport Program along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail involves purchasing a passport for $39 and then visiting each of the wineries during the four weekends in March. As you visit the eight member wineries, you will be offered delicious food and wine pairings (tasting sized) to sample and a complimentary wine tasting at each winery. Your passport will be stamped during each visit and ultimately entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once it has stamps from all eight wineries. Please note, passports for this event are sold out.
The Great Lehigh Valley Toy Show - March 7
More than 170 tables of toys and collectables will be on sale at this toy show, with many pop culture antiques and collectibles available for sale.
$5 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Merchants Square Mall | 1901 S. 12th St., Allentown | 610.573.3695 | valleygoto.com
Single Sisters Series: International Women's Day - March 8
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites as they celebrate International Women’s Day at the Single Sisters House. Tour the rarely opened building and learn about the 200+ year history of women living and working independently in Bethlehem.
1752 Apothecary Walking Tour - March 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
How did the Moravians treat the infirm and ailing? What types of medical practices were established in early Bethlehem? To find out, join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites for a special guided tour of the historic Moravian Apothecary! Let a docent lead you through Bethlehem’s rich historic Main Street, from the Visitor Center, to the 1752 Apothecary, and ending at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem.
TEDx Lehigh River - March 10
Ideas will flow as six speakers give thought-provoking talks on the theme “Always/Never; Sometimes/Maybe” in the seventh edition of the local program of the internationally famous Ted Talks. The theme explores the question “What are you willing to negotiate in our complex global society? Will you be better off for doing so?”
Allentown's St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl - March 14
The Parade Pub Crawl, celebrating 12 years in 2020, helps to support the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade to pay for marching units and bands. There are eight participating pubs: Jack Callaghan’s Ale House, Tavern on Liberty Street, The Roost of Allentown, Volpe’s Sports Bar, Shanty on 19th, Fairgrounds Hotel, Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, and Greg’s West End Saloon.
Easton Farmers’ Market Winter Market - March 14 & 28
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from eating fresh and local all winter long! Easton Farmers’ Market hosts its Winter Market from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays, January-April. For the winter season, the Easton Farmers’ Market temporarily relocates to Church Street behind Easton Public Market, before it returns in May to its home in Centre Square.
Russian National Ballet Theatre Sleeping Beauty - March 15
This classic fairy tale is one of the most popular ballets in modern-day repertoire and is performed at Lehigh University this month. It will be a night of elegant choreography and a beautiful storyline.
$36–$48 | 4 p.m. | Baker Hall | Zoellner Arts Center | 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem | 610.758.2787 | zoellner.cas.lehigh.edu
Adam Sandler 100% Fresher - March 18
This renowned comedian, actor, musician and producer will be at the PPL Center this month with a surprise guest. The 100% Fresher tour is a stand-up comedy show featuring Sandler’s original material.
$39.50+ | Doors: 6:30 p.m.; show: 8 p.m. | PPL Center | 701 Hamilton St., Allentown | 484.273.4490 | pplcenter.com
Parade of Shamrocks - March 18
Downtown Bethlehem will be awash in green as Celtic Cultural Alliance hosts the 8th Annual Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks! The celebration will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The parade steps off at 1 p.m., so get there early for the best viewing spots! The parade will kick-off at 10th Avenue & Broad Street and continues east to Main Street.
Lehigh Valley Auto Show - March 19–22
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Lehigh Valley Auto Show and it will be the biggest show yet, with 140,000 square feet of the newest car models in the Valley.
$10; seniors & children: $7 | Thurs.–Sat.: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun.: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Stabler Athletic & Convocation Center | 124 Goodman Dr. S., Bethlehem | 610.758.9691 | glvada.org
Cask Beer Festival - March 21
Fegley’s Brew Works brewers are proud to host the Cask Beer Festival with numerous one-of-a-kind cask creations and craft beer from over a dozen craft breweries. Tickets include live music and a St. Patrick’s Day inspired food buffet.
Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 22
The 2020 Allentown St. Patrick's Parade, now in it 63rd year, returns for plenty of festive fun in Allentown's West End neighborhood! The parade will include the 2020 King and Queen riding in a white coach drawn by a team of Belgium horses, followed by Parade divisions each led by a pipe band.
Luxury Bridal Show - March 22
Bouche Productions partners with Vault 634 for a next-level wedding show and experience. Engage with 50 of the best local experts in their fields. Then, stick around for a live show unveiling the latest gowns, dresses and formalwear. Guests can enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cakes and complimentary drinks. There will be a panel of experts and can’t-miss door prizes!
Online: $5; door: $10 | Noon–3:30 p.m. | Vault 634 | 634 Hamilton St., Allentown | 610.628.3341 | bridalevent.com
Finding Neverland - March 22
This Broadway musical that reveals how Peter Pan came to be is hitting the Valley this month. The popular and magical production is produced by the same team behind Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and Pippin.
$59–$74 | 7 p.m. | Baker Hall | Zoellner Arts Center | 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem | 610.758.2787 | zoellner.cas.lehigh.edu
Lehigh Valley Tattoo Convention - March 27–29
More than 120 of the world’s most renowned tattoo artists will be featured at the 12th annual Lehigh Valley Tattoo Convention. The Skindustry Tattoo Expo will take place over the course of three days. Tattoo enthusiasts are invited to purchase a $30 pass for entry to all three days of the event and can stay on site at the hotel. Guests will even have the option to get a tattoo on the spot by one of the artists.
Cash only: $15 | Fri.: 2–11 p.m., Sat.: Noon–11 p.m.; Sun.: Noon–6 p.m. | Holiday Inn Conference Center | 7736 Adrienne Dr., Breinigsville | 610.770.7587 | skindustryexpo.com
Lehigh Valley Podcast Festival - March 28
From side splitting comedy podcasts, to more serious takes on topics ranging from science and politics to life in the Lehigh Valley, the festival is designed to showcase the region’s most entertaining and engaging webcasts, with complete podcast episodes being recorded in front of a live audience at SteelStacks throughout the day.
NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional - March 28-29
The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected PPL Center and Penn State University to host the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Allentown Regional for the third straight year on the weekend of March 28-29, 2020. PPL Center became the first arena in the state to host an NCAA Hockey Regional in March of 2018.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem in Concert - March 29
Don't miss another outstanding performance from the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. This event, held at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, will feature two unforgettable pieces of classical music: J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Part Two of Handel’s Messiah.
National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul - March 29
From the glacial waters of the North Atlantic to the balmy central Pacific, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry shares the oceans’ stories from his more than 10,000 hours underwater. Featuring images he captured while on assignment, Skerry offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the 'soul of the sea.'
PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History - Through April 30
Check out hundreds of priceless handbags on display at the Kemerer Museum. Spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, ranging in style from folk art to contemporary designer to embroidered -- Wood’s collection, which numbers into the thousands, is broken into sub collections of 150 to ~300 purses grouped by material, aesthetic elements, and use.