- Just Born produces enough PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow Candies in one year to circle the earth twice
- Bethlehem is home to the first pumped municipal water system in the United States
What To Do
Throughout the year, Bethlehem creates an exciting, jam packed agenda appreciative of the arts –curbside events displaying the work of local artists and vendors, as well as exciting musical and theatrical performances encouraging and enhancing community involvement. With over 40 parks for your outdoor enjoyment, Bethlehem has something for everyone; from fishing to golfing to jogging or just walking. Want to take a chance at the slot machines or want to look back in the time of the Colonial era? You can do it here. Whether you enjoy live performances, quiet strolls through galleries or parks are interested in taking pottery classes or a historic tour – Bethlehem has you covered.
The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, located on the old Bethlehem Steel site, is an entertainment destination with 89 table games and over 3,000 state-of-the-art slot machines. Try your hand at poker while you are listening to live music or get a bite to eat at one of their six restaurants. There is plenty to experience at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Visit: http://www.pasands.com
Bethlehem has been known sometimes as the “City of Festivals” with over ten major festivals and over 150 mini-festivals or community events throughout the year – many of which come with no admission to the public. From the bucolic atmosphere of the Blueberry Festival to the hip environment at the Blast Furnace Blues Festival at SteelStacks to the lively mood on Main St’s Harvest Festival, there is a festival for everyone in Bethlehem.
Historic Sites, Tours, and Museums
Want to know more about the Moravian Culture or would you,like to walk back in time to another era? There are many sites, museums and tours that are available for the history buff in all of us. For more information please visit: www.historicbethlehem.org and www.suninnbethlehem.org.
Enjoy movies right downtown at The Boyd - the Lehigh Valley's grandest and only first-run single screen movie theatre. Two different outdoor movie series, Movies, Games & More and Movies by Moonlight bring free films to parks across Bethlehem. The annual Southside Film Festival brings independent films and their makers from around the world to Bethlehem each June. In addition, the Southside Film Institute hosts "Third Thursdays Film Club" which presents a new, social-conscience film each month. The new ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks will also be showing a variety of films in their two theaters.
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Bethlehem is able to show its creative and diverse musical side through multiple music venues across the downtowns.
Parks & Recreation
35 parks, six public pools, two public golf courses, a dog park and a world-class skateplaza truly maximize greenspace in the City of Bethlehem and improve the quality of life of its residents.
Spa & Beauty
Treat yourself to a day of beauty and relaxation and take advantage of some of the top hairstylists, manicurists, massage therapists and skin care specialists in the area.
Bethlehem boasts phenomenal athletics facilities at Lehigh University and Moravian College and with a school district developing young athletes through their accomplished programs, there is ample opportunity to view your favorite sport.
Bethlehem’s location allows various types of theatrical performances; venues and movie theatres in the downtowns and venues at the local colleges create a wide range of performances enjoyable at any age.
Bethlehem features beautiful works of photography, paintings, sculptures and furnishings where bypassers and shoppers alike can appreciate fine art and jewellery in galleries, studios, art cafes and other exhibitions.
Municipal Golf Course
Christmas 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!