The Lehigh Valley Color Run, held on October 5, was a success! Known as the "Happiest 5k on the Planet," the Color Run is a paint race that celebrates happiness and individuality. The Lehigh Valley race saw great attendance as well as beautiful weather!
The 26th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival returns to Bethlehem this weekend, and it is sure to be jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family. Here are five highlights of the weekend you can look forward to:
The Riverside Festival of the Arts will return to the Easton waterfront this Saturday and Sunday. This year marks the 17th appearance for the festival which hosts visual arts, live music, vendors, and a juried plein air art contest with a chance to nab $1,600 for the best piece. Ellen Shaughnessy is on the festival's committee and gave us five things she's most excited for this weekend.
Historic downtown Bethlehem was host to a number of artists on Saturday. artINplace aimed to give people a chance to view the creation of paintings and sketches in a setting they may not be used to--inside local businesses. In all, 17 artists participated, most using models for their pieces.
Easton's circle welcomed skaters near and far on Saturday as Homebase Skateshop and Drinkys Pub teamed up to host the Downtown Throwdown. Ramps and a half pipe were open to the public from 3-7 pm. The rest of the night saw skaters from as far away as Reading competing for Homebase merchandise and $500 cash.
The annual festival returned to the Greenway on Bethlehem's south side for its third year on Saturday. The free event included eco-friendly exhibitors, vegan and vegetarian-friendly food vendors, pet adoption organizations, speakers, and live cooking demonstrations. There was also plenty of live music for fest-goers to enjoy with Godfrey Daniels and WLEV each hosting a stage with performers. Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in the 70's helped make the day a success.
Harvest season is when all of the year’s hard work pays off for a winery. The grapes they have grown this spring and summer are removed from the vine and their juices are extracted for fermenting into the 2013 vintage to be unveiled later this fall. On Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, the members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will celebrate the grape harvest with their annual Harvest Weekend event. The eight wineries will offer wine tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings, and live entertainment.
The 52nd Philadelphia Folk Festival kicked off on Thursday night and ran through Sunday evening. Perhaps because of superstition and a desire for nice weather, the sign for main stage noted "2012 + 1." With the exception of a brief light rain Sunday afternoon, the August days were remarkable with highs in the low 80's and cool nights complemented by warm campfires in the campground.