Celtic Classic

Each year the Celtic Cultural Alliance brings the finest in Celtic arts, food, music, athletics, piping and more to Bethlehem. The Celtic Classic attracts over 260,000 patrons to this two and a half-day presentation of all things Celtic. The large Irish, Scottish and Welsh populations, which historically existed in the Lehigh Valley, made this region a natural location for the largest Highland Games and festival in North America. (Courtesy of Celtic Cultural Alliance)


Pride in the Park Parade
Aug. 19, noon - 6 p.m.
Cedar Beach Park, Allentown
Annual march down Hamilton Street in Allentown in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community followed by a festival in Cedar Creek Park. The event includes vendors, merchants, artisans, business services and community groups, games and live entertainment. 610-770-6200, www.prideglv.org

The 155th Great Allentown Fair
Aug. 28 - Sept. 3
Allentown Fairgrounds
Counting Crows and Hootie and the Blow Fish, American Idols, Hilary Duff, Brad Paisley and much more. 610-433-7541, www.allentownfairpa.org


12th Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival
Sept. 7 - 8, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bill Delong Park, Bowers Chile pepper food festival featuring chile pepper eating contest, song contest and farm excursions. Admission: $2 (donation)www.pepperfestival.com

15th Annual Spiritual Holistic Expo
September 15 and 16 Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown. 610-791-1200, www.spirit-mum.org/uemumevnts.htm

Celtic Classic
Sept. 28 - 30 The 20th anniversary celebration of Celtic culture and heritage presented on Historic Bethlehem's festival grounds, along the Monocacy Creek and adjacent to the main shopping areas. Includes Celtic performers, tartan parade, border collie exhibition, annual Celtic Classic 5k Run, crafts, competitions, refreshments and more. 610-868-9599, www.celticfest.org

Lehigh Valley Brewfest 2007
Sept. 29
Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds 40+ microbrews from the Mid-Atlantic region plus lots of food and live music. No one under 21 will be admitted. See Web site for ticket details, 570-992-5546, www.lvbrewfest.org

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary