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Bethlehem loves a festival!

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, Bethlehem will find an excuse to throw a party! From huge music and arts festivals to community celebrations, there’s always something happening in The Christmas City.

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind family event that brings the spirit of Bethlehem alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features aisles of hand-made works from more than 150 of the nation’s finest artisans.

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SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival Event
 
Blast Furnace Blues Event
 
SouthSide Arts & Music Festival Event
Musikfest

More than 500 performances, 60+ food vendors and countless one-of-a-kind spectacles, Musikfest is Bethlehem’s music festival of unparalleled awesomeness.  Every August Musikfest takes over the city for 10-straight days of ‘festing. Did we mention it’s the nation’s largest FREE music festival? It’s true - of the ‘fest’s 15+ stages, only one is ticketed!

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Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival Event
 
¡Sabor! Latin Festival Event
 
Blueberry Festival Event
Oktoberfest

A free festival featuring authentic German food, beer (of course) and live music, as well as spectacles like axe-wielding lumberjacks, our Beer-Lympics competition, Dachshund Races and the absurdly popular Hasselhoff-Off.

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PEEPSFEST®

Family fun is the name of the game at PEEPSFEST®, the annual two-day New Year’s Eve festival celebrating the fun and excitement of the PEEPS® Brand. Each year, fans arrive from all over the country to marvel at the PEEPS® Chick Drop – a 4-feet, 9-inches tall, 200-pound lit PEEPS® Chick that descends at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 31 to commemorate the beginning of an exciting new year.

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