Community Events

Help Wanted: ArtsQuest Looking to Fill 300 Summer Jobs at Musikfest and SteelStacks

BETHLEHEM, PA—Whether a person wants an active role behind the scenes at Musikfest – one of the nation’s largest music festivals – or is interested in leading the charge on the front line by greeting attendees during the event, ArtsQuest has hundreds of exciting part-time and seasonal positions waiting for him or her this summer. MORE INFO

Bushkill Fire Departments Annual Carnival: June 26-29

Nazareth, PA—Each summer the fire company hosts an annual carnival with rides, food, games, and live music. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year so please come out and support your local fire company and emergency responders! The carnival is located on the fire company grounds, check out the website to see the map and list of events. MORE INFO

Leigh Valley Summer Learning Series: July 10

Penn State Lehigh Valley, PA — During the second, third, and fourth weeks in July, PSU-LVWP will host 2.5 hour-long sessions that focus on in-demand professional learning opportunities for teachers in the Lehigh Valley. Each session will provide 2 hours of workshop and 30 minutes of networking. MORE INFO

All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Festival
The menu includes local steamed clams, local raw clams & oysters on the half-shell, soft shelled crabs, Alaskan salmon, mussels marinara, striped bass, paella, pulled pork, roast beef sandwiches, stuffed cabbage, corn on the cob, salads and desserts. Coffee, soda and water is provided. A cash bar is offered by the Clinton Elks. Prepaid tickets for Adults are $45 ($55 at the door). Children 12-17 years old are $20. Children under 12 are free. How to buy tickets:Email festival@gsuru.org   MORE INFO

2nd Annual Luau on the Links

This fun outing benefits the Scholarship Fund at the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. PCFLV gives out one-time $3,000 scholarships to cancer warriors who are going on to higher education after high school. Happening at Brookside Country Club in Macungie. MORE INFO

First Open House at The Allentown Animal Clinic: 2640 Walbert Ave. Allentown PA 18104  | 1pm – 5pm

Fun and games, face painting for little ones. The Wildlands Conservancy will be here, bunny adoptions from House of Rabbits,Doggy Wash- presentation about pet insurance – Anyone that has a stuffed pet that needs some TLC and maybe stitches- Dr’s will be available for that special stuffed pet to do surgery. Fun Day- goodie bags. . MORE INFO

Summer Reading Kickoff Party :  Emmaus Public Library l 11 E. Main St. Emmaus, Pennsylvania 18049 l 11:00 am

We’re kicking off Summer Reading with a big party on the library lawn! Join us for music with DJ Strick James, carnival games and prizes, food and ice cream vendors, Kids Workshop with the Home Depot, and Summer Reading sign ups. Readers of all ages — kids, teens and adults — can earn prizes throughout the summer, even if they live outside the library’s service area or don’t belong to the library!  MORE INFO

Celebration with a Bang Family Camp Weekend : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 11am

Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer.  Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more!  Price includes two nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.  MORE INFO

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 10am – 12pm

Nature provides food & natural remedies for us in the form of many plants.  Join us on a hike focused on wild edible & medicinal plants. No collecting will be done within the Park.  MORE INFO

Bridge the Gap Pond Paddle : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 1pm – 3pm

Paddle around the ponds at PEEC free of charge! Beginners are welcome – instructors teach you everything you need to know. Call in advance to reserve a boat. Funding for this program is provided by the William Penn Foundation.  MORE INFO

Bug Exploration : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 10am – 12pm

Bugs are everywhere! Visit PEEC to discover some insects on the trails and learn about what makes them so unique. Don’t worry; they’re not as scary as they look!  MORE INFO

Waterfall Tour : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 1pm – 4pm

Looking for a natural, inexpensive way to beat the heat this summer in the Pocono Mountains? Take a walk to a waterfall! The Delaware Water Gap has quite a few waterfalls within the park that all flow into the Delaware River.  Join us for an afternoon as we check out some of the larger and well known falls in the park.  Spaces are limited so call early!  MORE INFO

Fire Building : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 10am – 12pm

Learn some primitive and modern fire making skills. Try your hand at a flint & steel and more! Ages 10+ please. Fire building programs are scheduled for July 20, September 29 and November 3, 2019. Call for details.  MORE INFO

Bridge the Gap: Reptile Search : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 1pm – 3pm

Local reptiles depend heavily on having clean sources of water. Come explore and try to find some aquatic and terrestrial reptiles in their native habitat. Funding for this program is provided by the William Penn Foundation.  MORE INFO

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 10am – 12pm

Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! Beginners are welcome—we will teach you everything you need to know! Dress appropriately—you may get wet. Spaces are limited; call to reserve a canoe or kayak! *Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.*  MORE INFO

Wilderness Walkabout : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 1pm – 3pm

Get out and explore PEEC! Join Paul Kovalski, aka Dr. Dinosaur, hike the trails and discuss the natural history of the park. Hikes are scheduled for July 21 and August 24.   MORE INFO

USO Wawa Donation : Your local Wawa l All Day

Did you know the USO expresses America’s gratitude to service members and their families through programs focused on connection, strengthening, wellness and resiliency? Now through July 21, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation are hosting an in-store donation campaign for the USO to support our troops and their families.You can help keep our troops connected to their families by visiting your local Wawa and donating today!  MORE INFO

Bridge the Gap: River Paddle : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 9am – 3pm

Join us for this paddle down the Delaware! Bring a lunch, water bottle, and don’t forget to dress for the weather. We will provide extra water and snacks. Choose between a canoe or kayak. Preregistration is required and begins at 8:30am on July 27th. *Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.*  MORE INFO

Farm to Table Dinner : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate summer at PEEC’s third Farm to Table Dinner. This dinner features local produce perfect for the season! Bring your friends and family to enjoy a cozy evening. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited – call early!  MORE INFO

Butterfly Walk : 538 Emery Road Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 l 10am – 12pm

Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies! Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around PEEC’s ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Call early – spaces fill up fast!  MORE INFO