Ten Can’t-Miss Lehigh Valley Events in May
April 28th, 2017 posted by Kaitie Burger
Jumpstart your summer fun with these 10 great happenings throughout the month of May in Lehigh Valley, PA.
While you’re out exploring, be sure to share your fun for a chance to win! Tag your photos on Instagram using #LiftYourSpiritsDLV. Each Friday throughout the month of May, we’ll select a winner to receive a prize including passes to local Lehigh Valley attractions. Full details available here.
Allentown Restaurant Week (April 30 – May 6) Interested in trying out a new restaurant? During Restaurant Week, you’ll be able to enjoy fixed-price menus at participating restaurants including 99 Bottles, Bell Hall, Queen City BBQ and more.
Allentown JazzFest (May 3 – 7) Throughout the festival, a variety of locations in Allentown will be hosting live performances by top-notch jazz musicians. Highlights include a performance from Hot Bijouxx at the Allentown Art Museum, Hector Rosado Y Orq Hahe at the Barristers’ Club and more.
Tunes at Twilight (Thursdays beginning May 4) Enjoy free performances by local musicians every Thursday throughout the summer. Located in Bethlehem’s Sun Inn Courtyard, this event welcomes all ages (and pups, too!). We recommend bringing along a lawn chair to make yourself comfortable as you enjoy the music in the fresh air.
Opening Day at the Easton Farmers’ Market (Saturday, May 6) Head to Centre Square to celebrate the start of the Easton Farmers’ Market’s 265th season. Lauded as the oldest continuous open-air market in the country, visitors can browse fresh, local produce, enjoy live music and so much more. Be sure to mark your calendar for their various themed events throughout the year, including BaconFest!
Spring VeloFest (Saturday, May 6) Calling all cycling fans! You won’t want to miss this biannual event at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Browse wares from hundreds of vendors offering bicycles, parts, gear and more. Many vendors will be offering special deals for this event only.
Bach Festival (May 12 – 13 & 20 – 21) Celebrate the 110th Annual Bach Festival, presented by the prestigious Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Over the course of the two weekends, visitors can enjoy performances, lectures, dinners and more. Don’t miss this chance to witness impressive performances by a world-renowned choir.
Lehigh Valley Food Truck Festival (Saturday, May 20) Feeling hungry? Make your way to Coca-Cola Park for the return of the Lehigh Valley Food Truck Festival. Hosted on the field, this event features nearly 40 local and regional food trucks offering up a variety of fares. Tickets are going quickly!
Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend (May 20 – 21) Raise a glass to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. During Spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, participating wineries will be offering special pairings. Enjoy the spring weather as you sip on a flight of wines.
Annual Farm Animal Frolic (May 20 – 21 & 27 – 28) Step back in time at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm to enjoy their annual Farm Frolic. Perfect for families and kids of all ages, this event gives you a glimpse into the workings of a historical farm, including the chance to visit with baby animals, watch a sheep shearing and more.
Wildwater Kingdom Opening Day (Saturday, May 27) Kick off summer with a splash at Wildwater Kingdom! Whether you’re ready to race down the water slides, play in Lollipop Lagoon or relax in the lazy river, you’re certain to have a blast. Enjoy two parks with one admission at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.