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First Friday June 2021 – Celebrate the Summer

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Summer nights in Bethlehem are meant for music, friends and ice cream! Join us in the SouthSide, this Friday for a free small ice cream on us! The first 50 people to arrive at Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor will receive a free small ice cream – and don’t forget the rainbow sprinkles! After the ice cream stroll across the street to SouthSide 313 Bar & Grille to hear the sounds of Pentley Holmes or The Colony Meadery to hear local musicians Keith, John & Sue. For those mead fans out there, grab a Slushie on us at The Colony Meadery (first 50 people, must be 21 to enjoy).

In addition to ice cream, slushies and music, we’ll have large lawn games available for folks to enjoy at each location to give you those Summer Vibes!

The fun starts at 6pm in the SouthSide Arts District! Hope to see you there!


 MusicWalk Schedule | 6pm-9pm

6pm – 8pm – Keith, John & Sue, Guitar & Classic Rock Trio

at The Colony Meadery, 211 E. 3rd Street

7pm – 9pm – Pentley Holmes, self-taught guitarist, and dynamic performer

at SouthSide 313 Bar & Grille, 313 E. 3rd Street

Freebies | Starts at 6pm

The first 50 people to arrive at Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill and The Colony Meadery will receive a free small ice cream from Dinky’s and a free small mead slushie (must be 21) on us! Be sure to mention First Friday! Promotion starts at 6pm!

Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grille – 312 E. 3rd Street

The Colony Meadery – 211 E. 3rd Street

Lawn Games | Starts at 6pm

Bean Bag Toss – SouthSide 313 Bar & Grille, 313 E. 3rd Street

Connect Four – Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, 312 E. 3rd Street

Jenga – The Colony Meadery, 211 E. 3rd Street

Art Exhibitions

2021 Senior Student Virtual Art Exhibit at the

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts – The exhibit link will go live on the school’s website on First Friday! The exhibit is the culmination event for senior art majors, showcasing their strongest artwork created over the duration of their four-year artistic education at Charter Arts.To view the exhibit, visit

Banana Factory, 25 W. Third Street – Join us for a special in-person First Friday from 6–9 p.m. at the Banana Factory! Attendees will enjoy guided gallery tours, select open studios, and glassblowing demos.

Exhibitions on display include:
Compendium: Playlist

Mallory Zondag, What Will Become of Us (Banko Gallery)

Lauren Beauchner, Reflector

Live Music from Smooth Retsina Glow in the Crayola Gallery

 And lastly – a new focus to First Friday in 2021 is giving back to our community. This First Friday, the SouthSide Art District encourages you to make a donation to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in honor of PRIDE Month. The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, youth and pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley. Donations can be made here:

Thank you and Happy First Friday Lehigh Valley!


June 4
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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