laini’s list of 9 – August 13, 14 & 15

1. Opening of the Sigal Museum

Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 342 Northampton St., Easton

Make history at the Grand Opening of this brand new museum for the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society. To see more photos, check out A Sign of Things to Come.

2. In the Heat of the Night – Free Fire Arts Performance

Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 pm, Union Terrace Park, near 20th & Walnut Sts., Allentown

Enjoy more than a dozen East Coast fire performers using poi, staff, hoop, fans and more at a unique outdoor amphitheater. This show is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Presented by Idea Dome.

3. Everybody Study

Friday from 12 to 5 pm, Kmart, 320 S. 25th St., Easton

Tom Ring, owner of Tom Ring’s Brown Daub Kia in Easton, PA, is offering his very own “Everybody Study” Back-To-School stimulus package. Tom will give out free school supply packages to the first 1000 kids 12 and under.

4. Musikfest – Last 3 Days!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Various Locations, Historic Bethlehem

There’s three more days to enjoy this annual musik festival/extravaganza. Performers include Adam Lambert, the Philadelphia Funk Authority and the final, final, last ever (really?) performance of the Insidious Rays. If you haven’t been there yet, check out Jandee Weninger’s photos to see what you’re missing.

5. PRIDE in the Park

Sunday from 12 to 5 pm, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown

The Pride in the Park Festival acknowledges the achievements and progress made in and by the local gay community and beyond. The event includes vendors, merchants, artisans, business services and community groups, games and live entertainment. Pride in the Park has grown to include over 4,000 attendees and is held on the charming grounds of Cedar Beach Park in Allentown, PA.

6. Mercantile Home’s 2 Year Birthday Celebration

Saturday from 4 to 7 pm, 526 Northampton St., Easton

From their press release: “This Saturday will be our final celebration at this location, so you won’t want to miss it! Champagne and Ken’s delicious Dobos Torte, yummmm! Also, 25% off EVERYTHING in the Shop!”

7. India Day Parade

Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, Various Locations, Allentown

From the event listing: Indian-Americans of the Greater Lehigh Valley brings you the 2nd India Day Parade. Enjoy the parade, floats, dance, food and music!  Sunday Aug. 15th at Allentown City Hall.  Flag raising 11 AM – Parade 11:30 AM – Cultural Program 1 PM.  Cultural programs will be held at Allentown Arts Park 510 W. Linden St.

8. Hard Bean Cafe Block Party

Sunday from 12 to 10 pm, 201 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem

Enjoy the last day of Musikfest on the South Side at this epic block party! Too much music to list here, so check out their facebook event page. Food by Hard Bean Cafe and Starters Riverport. Book Signing by Tanya Wright of 24 and True Blood. This is also a great place to view the Musikfest finale fireworks.

9. VOTE for Your Favorite Farmers’ Market!

Anytime!, Voting Closes at Midnight, August 31, Everywhere!

Ok, so maybe this isn’t an actual event, but this is big. Easton Farmers’ Market is currently in 3rd place in its class – IN THE COUNTRY – in the “America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market” contest! In order to win, it needs your help. Please go VOTE! Just click on that vote link and follow the instructions. It takes less than a minute. I swear. 🙂 And if you’re so inclined, please share this with your networks. Let’s get this great Valley market to #1!

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