Local Attractions & Events

 
What's Happening Near Bear Creek?
April
Renningers Antique Extravaganza
Renningers is home to world famous collectors extravaganzas, antique markets, and farmers markets.
Phone: 610-683-6848
June
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
With a national reputation for excellence, this professional theater company is dedicated to producing the works of William Shakespeare and other master dramatists.
July
Kutztown Folk Festival
Pennsylvania Dutch and Early American folk art and crafts are celebrated in the outstanding works of 200 of the nation’s most skilled artisans.
Phone: 888-674-6136
 
Lehigh Valley Sports Fest
Committed to maintaining a diverse and educational focus of newer and ancient games, this four-day sports festival hosts 45 sporting events.
Phone:  610-439-8978
August

Das Awkscht Fescht Antique & Classic Car Show
Featuring an antique and classic car show, this three-day annual event also has fireworks, picnics, bingo, and fun for kids.
Phone: 610-967-2317
 
Musikfest
A one-of-a-kind music festival, this outstanding ten-day event boasts 14 indoor and outdoor stages and over 300 musical performances.
Phone: 610-332-1300
 
Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree
This three-day event showcases over 2,200 of the finest pre-1946 custom cars on the east coast.
Phone: 610-824-7846
 
The Great Allentown Fair
Dedicated to the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers, this seven-day fair offers rides, games, shows, and a wide variety of good foods.
Phone: 610-435-7469
September
Renningers Antique Extravaganza
Three times a year, Renningers hosts this extravaganza at Kutztown, which attracts hundreds of dealers from all over the country.
Phone: 610-683-6848
 
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
Over 250,000 visitors join in this annual celebration of all things Celtic at one of the largest highland games and festivals in North America.
November/December
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
One of the premier holiday attractions in the Northeastern United States, this annual event features food and drink, and a host of holiday ornaments and handcrafted gifts.
Phone: 610-332-1300

 

The Crayola Factory (travel: about 30 miles)

An interesting and colorful visitor center allows children of all ages to unleash their creative spirit.
www.crayolafactory.com
Phone: 866-875-5263

Crystal Cave (travel: about 18 miles)

Pennsylvania’s oldest operating cave, Crystal Cave is both educational and fun for the entire family. 
www.crystalcavepa.com
Phone: 610-683-6765

Da Vinci Science Center (travel: about 13 miles)

See how much fun science can be with over 200 hands-on exhibits. 
www.davinci-center.org
Phone: 484-664-1002

Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom (travel: about 12 miles)

Enjoy two great parks for the price of one, with more than 100 rides, 2 wave pools, and 22 waterslides. Awesome fun for the whole family opens Memorial weekend through Labor Day and select weekends in September. Hallow Weekends start in October.
www.dorneypark.com
Phone: 610-395-3724

GoggleWorks (travel: about 30 miles)

GoggleWorks mission is to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education, and enrich the community. 
www.goggleworks.org
Phone: 610-374-4600

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (travel: about 40 miles)

Visit the world’s first refuge for birds of prey, with scenic vistas, 8 miles of hiking trails, and many other attractions. 
www.hawkmountain.org
Phone: 610-756-6961

Historic Bethlehem (travel: about 25 miles)

Experience three centuries of our community. Go back in time with living history programs, special exhibits, festivals, and music. Discover America in Historic Bethlehem.
www.historicbethlehem.org
Phone: 610-691-6055

Lehigh Valley Zoo (travel: about 15 miles)

Home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species, this zoo is one of the great educational and cultural institutions in the region. 
www.lvzoo.org
Phone: 610-799-4171

Lost River Caverns (travel: about 25 miles)

Come with us on an adventure through nature’s underground wonderland, discovered in 1883.
Phone: 610-838-8767

Mack Trucks: Mack Museum (travel: about 15 miles)

Come enjoy some local history that has an international impact. 
www.macktruckshistoricalmuseum.org
Phone: 610-351-8999

Sands Casino Bethlehem (travel: about 25 miles)

With 3,250 slot machines, electronic games, and a high-limit room, the Sands has something for everyone. Six outstanding on-site restaurants will satisfy anyone's taste buds.
www.PaSands.com
Phone: 877-SANDS77

Valley Preferred Cycling Center (travel: about 7 miles)

Celebrating over 35 years of the most competitive international bicycle racing in North America, this velodrome hosts cyclists ranging from local stars to world-class champions. 
www.thevelodrome.com
Phone: 610-395-7000

Air Products
Knoll Inc.
Wacker
East Penn Manufacturing
PPL
Mack Trucks
 
 
Kutztown University
Penn State Lehigh Valley/Berks Campus
Muhlenberg College
Cedar Crest College
DeSales University
Lehigh University
Moravian College