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  • The Bethlehem Steel Corporation forged steel for ships and armaments during WWI and WWII and helped to create such notable landmarks as the Chrysler Building, United Nations Headquarters and the Golden Gate, George Washington and Verrazano Narrows Bridges
  • The Annual Celtic Classic is the largest Festival in North America

Upcoming Events

In addition to the abundance of holiday events comes a comprehensive schedule of fun filled days, weekends, and weeks of all types of experiences!  From Rooftop beach parties, festivals, sidewalk sales, craft shows, Doggie Days, Restaurant weeks and Artwalk, you’d be missing out if you didn’t check out Bethlehem’s calendar of events!

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Enjoy world-class live entertainment 200 nights a year at the Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, the best in independent and foreign films at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, al fresco dining on the Air Products Town Square and nine different music and art festivals, including Musikfest®! For more information - visit

First Friday

First Friday is a monthly celebration of arts and culture in the Southside Shopping and Arts District of Bethlehem. Residents and visitors are invited to peruse art galleries, unique boutiques, salons and shops, while enjoying food and wine samples, live music, and special deals. For more information - visit


There is never a shortage of activity in Bethlehem. Blueberry, Harvest, and the Southside film festivals are fantastic opportunies to combine your love of food, drink, the arts and music! Looking to be a part of history? Join us for the largest free music and Celtic festivals in the country: Musikfest and Celtic Classic. The Historic Bethlehem Partnership offers a wide range of family-friendly events throughout the year. Check out all of the different activities they are planning to share with the community on the Visitors Events Calendar.


The streets of Bethlehem come alive during Artwalk; not only do local artists and musicians exhibit their expertise along Main and Broad Street sidwalks, but the kids can stop by Kids corner and have some fun fingerpainting, competing in coloring contests and getting their faces painted! Come enjoy Bethlehem’s summer weather while enjoying the arts. For more information visit: Dowtown Bethlehem Association.

Moravian Bookshop

Moravian Bookshop

(610) 866-5841

Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag on Main

(610) 865-0545

Christmas City SealChristmas in Bethlehem

Experience the magic of Christmas in historic Bethlehem! From the holiday charm of the Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem™ to rockin' New Year's Eve celebrations, there are more than 50 different holiday events and attractions to explore in Christmas City USA!