Music, Arts and Entertainment

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Music, Arts and Entertainment

Bethlehem has a great vibe for music and art. There is an abundance of culture and fun awaiting locals and guest alike at galleries, street art shows, national music act venues, theater productions, festivals, open-mic nights, in-the-park concerts, film festivals, small playhouses and night clubs.

In the summer, Tunes at Twilight music series is held in the Sun Inn Courtyard on Thursday nights.

ArtsQuest at SteelStacks offers year-round concerts, including under-the-stars musical shows at the Levitt Pavilion. The Sands Event Center draws nationally known bands, singing legends and comedians. Lehigh University and Moravian College offer music, art and theater programming. The Touchstone Theatre and Pennsylvania Playhouse offer traditional and unique performances, while smaller venues like legendary folk club Godfrey Daniels and the versatile IceHouse offer a range of artistic acts in a cozy environment. The world-famous Bach Choir performs several times a year in Bethlehem.

Music, art and culture are always happening in Bethlehem. Get out and experience it!

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Historic Bethlehem River Tours

Historic Bethlehem River Tours

Kayak and Bike the Lehigh River through the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in Historic Bethlehem, PA. No experience or equipment needed. The package includes a guided recreational kayak tour, complimentary photos of the group under the Steel Stacks, and a return ride on top rated mountain bikes on the D&L Trail or in the courtesy shuttle van.


Historic Bethlehem River Tours

Listen the River is Calling – Take a recreational kayak paddle down the Lehigh River, past the Iconic Steel Stacks and get your complimentary picture taken as you paddle past them.

Celtic Cultural Alliance

Since 1988 Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) has been hosting the Celtic classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem each September.

Captured Lehigh Valley Escape Room

Captured LV Escape Room puts you and your friends in a locked room. You have 60 minutes to find your way out.

1761 Tannery

The Tannery was constructed in 1761 and resides in the Colonial Industrial Quarter next to the butchery to tan hides into leather.


ArtsQuest is a Bethlehem-based nonprofit dedicated to presenting music, arts, festivals, cultural experiences and educational and outreach programs that aid in economic development, urban revitalization and community enrichment.

Bach Choir of Bethlehem

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and its Bach Festival Orchestra performs the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, to encourage appreciation of the aesthetic and spiritual value of Bach’s music, while striving for the highest standards of musical excellence. 

Banana Factory

Banana Factory resident artists make up the heart and soul of our programming. We have 30 studios which are all rent subsidized enabling artists to afford a special space to create their work.

Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery

I started Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery rooted in the belief that anyone can be a fine art collector. Choosing art is a personal decision that should feel right; it should feel comfortable.

Friends of Bethlehem Mounted Police

The Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police is an IRS recognized, 501(c)(3) Not-for-profit corporation that is charged with supporting Bethlehem’s Mounted Patrol Unit.

Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites proudly preserves 20 historic sites, working tirelessly to restore, educate, and learn all we can about these beautiful buildings and their storied pasts.

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is the place to start your visit to Bethlehem and order tour tickets, gather information, and shop in the museum store. 

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and the New Collections Resource Center

Discover Bethlehem’s artistic past by ambling through the newly renovated Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts housed in three interconnected homes from the mid-1800s. 

Lehigh Valley Harmonizers

The Lehigh Valley Harmonizers are one of the finest men’s choral groups in the area!

Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre

Based on the puppets and scripts of Doug Roysdon, the work of the Mock Turtle Marionette Theater is the product of many of individual artists and partnerships who have helped Roysdon exploit the incredible versatility of the puppetry arts.

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem introduces guests to the earliest history of the Bethlehem community.

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. was founded by Marjorie Berlin Fink in 1958 and serves as the umbrella organization for the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet school and performing company.


SteelStacks is a ten-acre campus dedicated to arts, culture, family events, community celebrations, education and fun.

Touchstone Theatre

Founded in 1981, Touchstone Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre dedicated to the creation of original work.

To learn more about the Downtown Bethlehem Association