By Laini Abraham and Katie Vogel
1. Easton Heritage Day
Sunday, 12pm to 9:30pm, Centre Square & Riverfront, Easton
Experience a little history this weekend with the annual Easton Heritage Day celebration. Easton was one of the first stops for the reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and it’s an important part of this country’s history that Easton holds near and dear to its heart. Come out and hear a reading of the Declaration at noon, then enjoy food, vendors, music, and attractions through downtown Easton until the fireworks display at 9:30pm.
2. Rooftop Beach Party
Friday, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, North Street parking Garage Roof, Bethlehem
It’s a party that’s way up there in more than one way. Enjoy a warm summer night at the coolest rooftop in Bethlehem. For a $10 ticket you can try foods from local restaurants, one free drink ticket, and $1 off your first drink all while overlooking beautiful downtown. STYLE Magazine will also be there to capture the fun on camera. Better hurry though because only 1500 tickets will sold and they will go quickly!
3. Katie’s Pick – Tropical First Friday
Friday, 6pm to 10pm, Southside Bethlehem
It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s also First Friday for Bethlehem. It may be warm out but you won’t even notice in this tropical themed event. Get to southside Bethlehem this Friday evening and the summer air while checking out all the local vendors, stores, and everything else the area has to offer.
4. Easton’s like totally radical 80s Prom
Saturday, 7pm to 10pm, Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., Easton
The 80’s were an iconic time most notably for its fashion. You know you’d love to break out the neon and taffeta again, though, especially if it’s for a good cause. Help benefit the West Ward of Easton by donning your shoulder pads, big hair and leg warmers for this 80’s themed prom. Rock out to your favorite 70’s and 80’s tunes while checking out items from local artists in a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased pre-event at select stores for $20 and $25 at the Nurture Nature Center door.
5. Briggs Farm Blues Fest 2012
Friday, 10:30am to Sunday, 2pm, Brigg’s Farm, 88 Old Berwick Hwy, Nescopeck
It’s the 15th anniversary of the Brigg’s Farm Blues festival with a great lineup that will keep you dancing the whole weekend. This is the place to be if you enjoy outdoor concerts. Attendees can start camping out at 10:30 on Friday. For those that just wish to attend the concerts, the concert fields open at 2pm on Friday and 12pm on Saturday.
6. Mr. Imagination Memorial Procession of Remembrance
Friday, 7pm, The Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem
From the event page: Please join us as all disciples, admirers, and friends of the late Mr. Imagination honor his life. There will be brief remarks at stops alongthe walk, and all will have a chance to share memories if they like. Come on out and show your love Mr. Imagination.
7. 260th Birthday of the Easton Farmers’ Market
Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Centre Square, Easton
This Saturday is the 260th Birthday of the Easton Farmer’s Market! Come out and enjoy all the wonderful things the market has to offer plus 260 cakes and cupcakes to celebrate the history the market. Mike McGrath, host of the radio show You Bet your Garden will also be there, offering organic gardening presentations, Q&A sessions and book signings at 10:00 am and 12 Noon. If you haven’t been to the market yet, then this would be the one you have to come to!
8. Hunt for History: Blueberries at Burnside
Saturday, 12pm to 4pm, Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem
There is something about blueberries that are heartwarming and homey. Whether it’s picking them off the bush or baking them in a pie, you can get your blueberry fix at the Burnside Plantation this weekend. Join the Hunt for History Club with your kids this weekend to learn how to create a delicious blueberry dish using open hearth techniques. This will be a berry unique experience for everyone.
Number nine has gone missing this week! Has anyone seen number 9? If you find it, please post it below. Thank you for your help!