3712 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: (610) 437-9100
Fax: (610) 437-0221
This venue hosts cultural as well as local events throughout the year. The major event that Allentown Fairgrounds is home to, is undoubtedly the great Allentown Fair—an annual event that draws hordes of people from all over the state and beyond. The other events that are held here include the Farmers Market, Agri-Plex, The Ritz Barbecue and the like. Over the years, it has become one of the most remarkable landmarks in the city and will continue to be so!
The Pines Dinner Theatre is a great place for a night on the town in Allentown. With your all-inclusive ticket, you get a full meal, including drinks and dessert, as well as guaranteed seats to one of their charming performances. The Pines has a rotating selection of shows, everything from Broadway musicals and interactive murder mysteries to Christmas and holiday performances, and also hosts special events for Mother's and Father's Day. Laugh, cry, and dine with the Pines for an all-around exceptional experience.
PPL Center is a large multipurpose arena that's perfect for concerts, conferences, and hockey games. Watch the Phantoms, a professional hockey team, dominate the ice one night then come back another day for a family-friendly figure skating show. Along with comfortable seating, the arena also has great food and drink options.
Good Weeknd is an underground warehouse converted into a music venue. It invites local bands and singers to perform at the varied concerts and also gives a chance to upcoming musicians. This place also provides separate space to practice music. Check their Facebook page for the detailed event schedule.
Known as the first performing arts facility in Allentown, the Miller Symphony Hall offers spectacular entertainment throughout the year. Both theatrical and musical performances take place here, that have included the likes of Phyllis Curtin, Gracie Alan, the Marx Brothers, John Barrymore and Carol Channing. Truly the city's top performance art venue, the Miller Symphony Hall has something for everyone.
Situated near the river in east Allentown, Catch 22 is for all the night birds who want to party wee into the morning. This late night destination has three floors for dancing, huge TV screens and DJs spinning a mix of classics, reggae and R&B. For those not in the mood to groove can enjoy a game of pool at their pool tables while sipping a drink or two. The nightclub also serves some tasty bar food to curb those hunger pangs. Catch 22 is available on rent for private events as well.
The Triple-A affiliate of the major league Philadelphia Phillies Ballclub, the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs play at the beautiful Coca Cola Park in Allentown. Boasting some of the country's highest attendance numbers for minor league baseball, Coca Cola Park has become a destination for baseball fans across the country. The stadium can hold just over 10,000 fans, including standing room only, and has an array of seating options from standard fold-down seats, to party decks, lawn seats, and private suites. Though baseball is played mostly during the summer months, Coca Cola Park is open for special events year-round.
Experience the romance of drive-ins at one of the country's oldest theaters located in Orefield. Established in 1934, Shankweiler opened just a year after the country's first drive-in and has been welcoming audiences year after year with the latest blockbusters. The theater has kept-up with the times incorporating newer screening and audio technologies suited to the outdoor setting. Get your fill of bites at the snack bar that offers a selection of beverages and snacks including hot dogs, burgers and popcorn. There's a delightful choice of candy as well. Check website for more.
Straub Chrysler Jeep Riverplace Stadium is the best location in Bethlehem to see the best artists of today and yesterday.
Tucked away behind the green door on Rink Street, Secret Art Space is a hidden gem of an underground venue which hosts weekly punk and rock concerts. The venue is brightly lit and intimate, which provides an opportunity for the crowd to interact with the bands. Expect to listen to some amazing original tunes churned out by the talented local bands at the Secret Art Space. Rock and heavy metal bands like Mose Giganticus, Fight Amp and Hero Destroyed have performed here in the past. Apart from live music, the venue also hosts temporary art exhibitions, weekly/ monthly movie screenings and other plethora of events to entertain the crowd.
Burnside Plantation, also known as Lerch Farm, is an old, Historic plantation centered around a farmhouse which dates back to 1751. Today the place, which includes the farmhouse, the outside garden, two barns and a summer kitchen, is used for several festivals and events.
A non-profit organization, the Godfrey Daniels offers a stage to promote different types of folk art. The center often hosts aboriginal and regional music shows and dance performances that are very informative and interesting to watch. The center has an intimate setting that encourages interaction between the audience and artists. If you are a lover of performing arts, attending a show at the Godfrey Daniels will give you a peek into the world of traditional art forms.