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Bethlehem, PA, known for its many festivals throughout the year, has fondly been coined “Fest-lehem” by its residents. Not only is the City the host of the largest, free music festival in the United States, but also boasts many annual art, culture, and community events.

Live music galore, food-and drink-related celebrations and even authentic Highland Games – there is something for everyone!

Summertime is Bethlehem’s peak event season. Enjoy fun for the whole family, fulfill your inner foodie and experience dynamic live performances right here.

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Musikfest is an American music festival that is held annually in Bethlehem since 1984. It is the nation’s largest non-gated free music festival. The festival begins on the first Friday in August, and ends on Sunday ten days later. Each year, thousands of visitors and residents of Pennsylvania make the trip to Bethlehem to participate in a celebration that weaves through a Moravian community that dates back to 1741. Festival visitors are treated to hundreds of free shows over the course of the event. Musikfest is presented by ArtsQuest, a nonprofit arts organization founded to “celebrate arts and culture” in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Proceeds from the event benefit ArtsQuest ventures such as the Banana Factory community arts center in South Bethlehem, as well as other nonprofit groups throughout the region.

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