Weekend Events: July 22 – 24

July 21st, 2016 posted by

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Discover Weekend Fun in Lehigh Valley

On the hunt for something to do in Lehigh Valley? Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events which is always brimming with local festivals, film showings, concerts, special dinners, and so much more. Each week, we highlight a few of the most anticipated upcoming events that are sure to add a boost of fun to your day. Be sure to share your Lehigh Valley experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

What’s Happening: July 22 – 24

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Discover Island Park

July 18th, 2016 posted by

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Take a ride down the Lehigh River.

Contributed by Erika Liodice.

Having lived in Lehigh Valley my entire life, sometimes I feel like there’s nothing left to discover. So when my husband and I signed up for the Wildlands Conservancy’s canoe trip to Island Park on the Lehigh River, I was expecting a nice paddle with river views I’ve seen a million times before.

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Meet the Writer: Aliza

July 15th, 2016 posted by

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Get to know our local bloggers.

Ever wonder who’s behind the posts that you read here on Lehigh Valley InSite? In our Meet the Writers series, we give you a look at some of the locals who contribute to our blog. Each writer provides their own unique experiences in Lehigh Valley ranging from foodies, to golfers, to concert-goers, and more. Get to know each of our local writers through some fun questions about their favorite things to see and do throughout the region. 

Aliza

This Temple University STHM alumni is an avid foodie, enjoys traveling, and is obsessed with her Yorkie, Toby and her cat, Pebbles. Aliza works as a Sales & Marketing Representative for Discover Lehigh Valley, and has been with the organization since July of 2015. She lives in Allentown. 

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Presents the Taming of the Shrew

July 14th, 2016 posted by

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Contributed by Sybil Stershic.

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a lightweight when it comes to Shakespeare, preferring his comedies over his more dramatic works. That’s why I chose to see The Taming of the Shrew as part of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) 2016 season at DeSales University.

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Weekend Events: July 15 – 17

July 14th, 2016 posted by

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On the hunt for something to do in Lehigh Valley? Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events which is always brimming with local festivals, film showings, concerts, special dinners, and so much more. Each week, we highlight a few of the most anticipated upcoming events that are sure to add a boost of fun to your day. Be sure to share your Lehigh Valley experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

What’s Happening: July 15 – 17

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Wine on the Mountain Returns July 23 & 24

July 13th, 2016 posted by

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Explore the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

Calling all wine lovers! This is one annual event in Lehigh Valley that you won’t want to miss.

Each summer, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail hosts Wine on the Mountain at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. This year, the event promises another weekend of fun on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.

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Enjoy Sweet Summer Fun at the Blueberry Festival

July 12th, 2016 posted by

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The Blueberry Festival is held at Burnside Plantation each July.

The dog days of summer are upon us, and there’s nothing more refreshing than a basket of blueberries. Each July, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites bring its annual Blueberry Festival to Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation in the heart of Lehigh Valley.

Located just a short drive from the downtown Main Street region, Burnside Plantation transports you back to colonial days. You’d never guess that this historic property is tucked just behind Martin Tower!

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Weekend Events: July 8 – 10

July 8th, 2016 posted by

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Discover Weekend Fun in Lehigh Valley

On the hunt for something to do in Lehigh Valley? Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events which is always brimming with local festivals, film showings, concerts, special dinners, and so much more. Each week, we highlight a few of the most anticipated upcoming events that are sure to add a boost of fun to your day. Be sure to share your Lehigh Valley experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

What’s Happening: July 8 – 10

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Weekend Events: Fourth of July Edition

July 1st, 2016 posted by

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On the hunt for something to do in Lehigh Valley? Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events which is always brimming with local festivals, film showings, concerts, special dinners, and so much more. Each week, we highlight a few of the most anticipated upcoming events that are sure to add a boost of fun to your day. Be sure to share your Lehigh Valley experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

This week, we’ve highlighted a few local events in addition to a number of Fourth of July celebrations throughout the region.

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Julius Caeser Captivates Audiences at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

June 28th, 2016 posted by

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The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 25th season.

As the string quartet finishes on the greens, I take the last sip of my wine; it is a beautiful evening here in Center Valley, PA.  Like so many others, we are here for the opening night of Julius Caesar for the 25th season at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Energy is high as we enter the small, intimate Schubert Theatre. The theater is beautiful with only 187 seats, making no bad seat in the house.  As the director, Patriuck Mulcahy, exits the stage after his welcome remarks, the audience becomes anxious. The tale begins and you immediately step into the streets of Rome cheering on glorious Caesar as he is paraded around over his victory.

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