2015 Musikfest Madness: The First Round

July 20th, 2015 posted by

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2015 Musikfest Madness Round One

The music and food of Musikfest are just a few weeks away.

So it’s time for the 2015 edition of Musikfest Madness!

Everyone has a Musikfest favorite… everyone. For some it’s an annual concert or one of the big main stage acts, for others it’s about the food and drink.

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Top Five Places to Grab a Scoop of Ice Cream in Lehigh Valley

July 19th, 2015 posted by

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We all scream for ice cream!

Sunday, July 19 marks what is sure to be one of the hottest days of the summer. Here in Lehigh Valley, there are plenty of ways for you to cool off when the mercury rises.

But sometimes, all you need is a delicious ice cream cone to help cool you off. And it just so happens that today is National Ice Cream Day! We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite spots to grab a scoop- and there’s a slight chance that we’ll be visiting all five today….

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The Sweetest Festival of the Summer Returns for Another Fun-Filled Year

July 18th, 2015 posted by

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Blueberries galore!

Each July, Burnside Plantation transforms into the home of the Blueberry Festival. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, this event celebrates one of the summer’s tastiest treats.

As you enter the grounds of Burnside Plantation, you are taken back in time. The original structures still stand, and guided tours are available throughout the day. From food, to crafts, to kid-friendly entertainment, and even more food- there’s something for everyone at this annual event.

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Take A Trip to Ireland Without Leaving the Lehigh Valley at McCarthy’s

July 16th, 2015 posted by

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No Airfare Required

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

That’s about all I have when it comes to Irish sayings and phrases. Excuse my corniness. But I do consider myself to have a pretty good understanding of Irish culture, because I spent a week there at the end of this past June. A week was enough time for me to soak in all the unique aspects of the Irish lifestyle – a.k.a eating and drinking well.

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Easton Heritage Day Returns on Sunday, July 12

July 9th, 2015 posted by

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Fireworks kick off just after dusk.

I love fireworks, but I miss them every year on the 4th of July because we go to a friend’s picnic instead. Not to worry! While Lehigh Valley has fabulous firework displays in Allentown and Bethlehem on the 4th, Easton holds out for a later date. Why, you may ask? Easton’s big celebration is on Heritage Day.

This year Heritage Day is on Sunday, July 12 in celebration of a historic event.

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5 Great Places to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining in Lehigh Valley

July 8th, 2015 posted by

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Take your next meal outdoors!

No one wants to spend these beautiful summer days inside, so get your daily amount of vitamin D and dine outside, or as I like to say when I’m feeling fancy, dine al fresco. From ice cream, to Italian-inspired dinners, to cocktails, and more. Check out my favorite places to enjoy outdoor dining in the Lehigh Valley!

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Experience all that the Kutztown Folk Festival has to Offer

June 23rd, 2015 posted by

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Hey Now Do the Dutch

The 66th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival is almost upon us.

It’s nine days of celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch culture with crafts, entertainment and, of course, food. And it also happens to be America’s Oldest Folklife Festival!

In honor of the 66th year of this Lehigh Valley tradition, here are the six sections of the Festival you have to experience for yourself.

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The 32nd Annual Schnecksville Fair Is Coming To Town

June 11th, 2015 posted by

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A Lehigh Valley Summer Tradition

Pack up the family, get your “other half” up off the couch, or escape your very own everyday hubbub and treat yourself to a night at the 32nd Annual Schnecksville Community Fair. The fair makes its debut June 15 – 20, 2015 at the Schnecksville Fire Company grounds.

If you’ve never been, it’s time to check it out.

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The Wine Me Up Festival at Blue Mountain is Wine, Tapas and Music

June 6th, 2015 posted by

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Cheers to Pennsylvania Wine

Blue Mountain isn’t just for skiing. You’ll find mountain bike trails, disc golf, a full-service restaurant, and much more during the summer months. The new Slopeside Pub & Grille features a full outdoor patio bar, now open year-round.

In addition to all of that, the highest peak in Pennsylvania also makes for a great location to hold events, as well.

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There’s a Lot To Going on in Lehigh Valley on Memorial Day

May 14th, 2015 posted by

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Memorial Day Weekend in Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day is a time to gather together with friends and celebrate a federal holiday, which many enjoy as a three-day weekend. It also happens to be the unofficial start of summer in Lehigh Valley. But let us not forget that it is also a time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

What follows are some suggestions for what to do during your Memorial Day weekend, even if it’s only of the regular two-day variety.

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