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Local Attractions & Events

Local Corporations

  • Air Products
  • Knoll Inc.
  • Wacker
  • East Penn Manufacturing
  • PPL

Local Universities

  • Kutztown University
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley/Berks Campus
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Cedar Crest College
  • DeSales University
  • Lehigh University
  • Moravian College

Local Attractions

  • The Crayola Factory (travel: about 30 miles)
    An interesting and colorful visitor center allows children of all ages to unleash their creative spirit.  www.crayolafactory.com
    Phone: 866-875-5263
     
  • Crystal Cave (travel: about 18 miles)
    Pennsylvania’s oldest operating cave, Crystal Cave is both educational and fun for the entire family.  www.crystalcavepa.com
    Phone: 610-683-6765
     
  • Da Vinci Science Center (travel: about 13 miles)
    See how much fun science can be with over 200 hands-on exhibits.  www.davinci-center.org
    Phone: 484-664-1002
     
  • Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom (travel: about 12 miles)
    Enjoy two great parks for the price of one, with more than 100 rides, 2 wave pools, and 22 waterslides. Awesome fun for the whole family opens Memorial weekend through Labor Day and select weekends in September. Hallow Weekends start in October.  www.dorneypark.com
    Phone: 610-395-3724
     
  • GoggleWorks (travel: about 30 miles)
    GoggleWorks mission is to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education, and enrich the community.  www.goggleworks.org
    Phone: 610-374-4600
     
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (travel: about 40 miles)
    Visit the world’s first refuge for birds of prey, with scenic vistas, 8 miles of hiking trails, and many other attractions.  www.hawkmountain.org
    Phone: 610-756-6961
     
  • Historic Bethlehem (travel: about 25 miles)
    Experience three centuries of our community. Go back in time with living history programs, special exhibits, festivals, and music. Discover America in Historic Bethlehem. www.historicbethlehem.org
    Phone: 610-691-6055
     
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo (travel: about 15 miles)
    Home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species, this zoo is one of the great educational and cultural institutions in the region.  www.lvzoo.org
    Phone: 610-799-4171
     
  • Lost River Caverns (travel: about 25 miles)
    Come with us on an adventure through nature’s underground wonderland, discovered in 1883.
    Phone: 610-838-8767
     
  • Sands Casino Bethlehem (travel: about 25 miles)
    With 3,250 slot machines, electronic games, and a high-limit room, the Sands has something for everyone. Six outstanding on-site restaurants will satisfy anyone’s taste buds.  www.PaSands.com
    Phone: 877-SANDS77
     
  • The Greater Reading Expo Center (travel: about 20 miles)
    The new Greater Reading Expo Center has 250,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space on one floor and easy access from major highways. www.greaterreadingexpocenter.com
    Phone: 610-898-9900
     
  • Valley Preferred Cycling Center (travel: about 7 miles)
    Celebrating over 35 years of the most competitive international bicycle racing in North America, this velodrome hosts cyclists ranging from local stars to world-class champions.  www.thevelodrome.com
    Phone: 610-395-7000

Area Festivals and Events

March

  • Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show
    This four-day automotive show features over 110,000 sq. ft. of the newest and best cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans in the world.  www.glvautoshow.org

April

  • Renningers Antique Extravaganza
    Renningers is home to world famous collectors extravaganzas, antique markets, and farmers markets. www.renningers.com
    Phone: 610-683-6848

May

  • Mayfair Festival of the Arts
    This is Allentown’s premier family festival of arts, crafts, music, food, and fun.  www.mayfairfestival.org


June

  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
    With a national reputation for excellence, this professional theater company is dedicated to producing the works of William Shakespeare and other master dramatists.  www.pashakespeare.org
  • Antique Truck Club of America National Show & Flea Market
    This national show is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of antique trucks.  www.antiquetruckclub.org

July

  • Kutztown Folk Festival
    Pennsylvania Dutch and Early American folk art and crafts are celebrated in the outstanding works of 200 of the nation’s most skilled artisans.  www.kutztownfestival.com
    Phone: 888-674-6136
     
  • Lehigh Valley Sports Fest
    Committed to maintaining a diverse and educational focus of newer and ancient games, this four-day sports festival hosts 45 sporting events.  www.sportsfest.org
    Phone:  610-439-8978

August

  • Drum Corps International Eastern Classic
    This powerful, non-profit global youth activity provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally televised events.  www.dci.org
    Phone: 317-275-1212 x3
     
  • Das Awkscht Fescht Antique & Classic Car Show
    Featuring an antique and classic car show, this three-day annual event also has fireworks, picnics, bingo, and fun for kids.  www.awkscht.comPhone: 610-967-2317
     
  • Musikfest
    A one-of-a-kind music festival, this outstanding ten-day event boasts 14 indoor and outdoor stages and over 300 musical performances.  www.musikfest.org
    Phone: 610-332-1300
     
  • Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree
    This three-day event showcases over 2,200 of the finest pre-1946 custom cars on the east coast.  www.wheelsoftime.org
    Phone: 610-824-7846
     
  • The Great Allentown Fair
    Dedicated to the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers, this seven-day fair offers rides, games, shows, and a wide variety of good foods.
    Phone: 610-435-7469                       

September

  • Harvest Weekend – The Butcher, The Baker, The Winemaker
    Wine pairings, vineyard tours, food, music and other special activities are features of this weekend event.  www.LehighValleyWineTrail.com

    Phone: 866-870-7800

  • Renningers Antique Extravaganza
    Three times a year, Renningers hosts this extravaganza at Kutztown, which attracts hundreds of dealers from all over the country.  www.renningers.com

    Phone: 610-683-6848

  • Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
    Over 250,000 visitors join in this annual celebration of all things Celtic at one of the largest highland games and festivals in North America. www.celticfest.org

November/December

  • Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
    One of the premier holiday attractions in the Northeastern United States, this annual event features food and drink, and a host of holiday ornaments and handcrafted gifts.  www.christmascity.org
    Phone: 610-332-1300
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