Laini’s List of 9 Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley

By Laini Abraham and Katie Vogel


1. Taste of the Valley

Sunday, 12 pm, 1 pm and 3 pm, Melt Restaurant, 2805 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley

This is your chance to sample the tastes of the Lehigh Valley. Try foods from some of your favorite restaurants in the area as they prepare foods containing locally grown ingredients. This is freshest, and most delicious event this weekend. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and $60 for VIP tickets, which will allow holders to enter in advance at noon.

2. Celtic Classic

Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Historic Downtown Bethlehem, 532 Main St., Bethlehem

It’s time for the Celtic Classic — where everyone gets to embrace their Celtic side. It’s a weekend long St. Patrick’s Day of the fall, complete with Celtic Games and haggis eating contests! Come on out to eat, drink, be merry!

3. Movies at the Mill

Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Simon Silk Mill, Bushkill Dr., Easton

There’s nothing quite like reviving a historic building and Movies at the Mill does exactly that. This cinematic event takes place in the old Simon Silk Mill in Easton as part of an initiative to revamp the buildings. Tickets are only $10 and shuttles are provided to transport participants as parking is very competitive.

4. Katie’s Pick – Blue Mountain Vineyard’s Picking Party

Saturday & Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm, Blue Mountain Vineyards, 7627 Grape Vine Dr., New Tripoli

Ever wonder what happens in a vineyard? Well this is your chance to see what it’s all about at the Blue Mountain Vineyard Picking Party. This is your opportunity to try some locally made wines as well as pick the grapes, and stomp out all of your frustrations. This is a good chance to enjoy the fruits of your labor as well as support another locally made product.

5. Omit Apparel’s “Northeast Driveby” Tour

Saturday at 5 pm, Bethlehem Skatepark, 1325 Steel Ave., Bethlehem

It’s a sporting event unlike any other at Omit Apparel’s “Northeast Driveby” Tour. Some may look at skateboarders as just rebellious youth, but when you see the talent this group has with a board and four small wheels you’ll only wish you  could do what they do. Events like this don’t make it to the Lehigh Valley often, so seize this chance to check out some true skill.

6. The Baum Legacy – Artist’s of the Lehigh Valley 1926-1975

Saturday from 6 pm to 8 pm, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden Street, Allentown

This weekend continues the 85th Anniversary of the Baum School of Art with The Baum Legacy. Come check out the galleries of some fantastic historical exhibitions.

7. Chile Pepper Festival

Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, Centre Square, Easton

Can you handle the heat of spicy food? Then the First Annual Chile Pepper Festival is your place to be this Saturday! Who can resist a chili cook-off, salsa competition (the food, not the dance), and a chili pepper eating contest. There will also be cooking demonstrations and class on how to make your very own hot sauce!

8. Cops n’ Kids Reading Room Stars: Meet the Authors
Tales of the Towpath – Adventures Along the Lehigh & Delaware Canal(Grades 2-6)

Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. 3rd Street, 4th Floor, Bethlehem

It’s a look back into what made this area into what it is now with the Cops n’ Kids Reading Room Stars. This weekend children will listen and learn about life on the canal in the mid 1800’s as they explore Tale of the Towpath. This is a great chance to get your kids out to learn what their area was like before their time and to encourage them to read more.

9. Sunday Night Salsa

Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm, High Gravity (Second floor of the Allentown Brew Works), 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

Every 4th Sunday is Sunday Night Salsa (the dance, not the food) at the Allentown Brew Works. If you like to dance, then you will definitely want to be here. Don’t know how to salsa dance? That’s ok, because the first hour is a lesson for beginners. Not only is this a great chance to go out and really dance, but it’s a great chance to learn how to, too! Admission is $10, and $5 with a military or student id, but learning how to salsa will be priceless.

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