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First Friday May 2021 – Mother’s Day

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day at First Friday May 7th
Sidewalk Sales Specials, Live Music & Pop Up Vendors & More

Treat Mom to a night on the town this First Friday, May 7th! We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with sidewalk sales throughout the Arts District, pop up vendors, live music and gift card flash sales, to help guests support locals and get mom the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Stop by throughout the day for special deals, or after 5pm to grab dinner! Then shop and stroll our MusicWalk, Pop Up Vendors and Sidewalk Sales! Live music kicks off from 7pm – 9pm.


May’s First Friday Schedule:

Sidewalk Sales | Throughout the Day

AList Salon – 128 W. 4th Street

Apotheca Boutique & Salon – 101 E. 3rd Street

Color Me Mine – 25 E. 3rd Street

Cutter’s Bike Shop – 418 E. 3rd Street

Lara Bly Designs – 321 S. New Street

Roasted – 22 W. 4th Street

Social Still – 530 E. 3rd Street


Gift Card Flash Sale | In Person Purchase Only

Color Me Mine – 25 E. 3rd Street – Buy a $25 gift card, get a studio fee card worth $8

Cutter’s Bike Shop – 8 E. 3rd Street – Buy a $30 gift card for $25, a $60 gift card for $50, a $90 gift card for $75, or a $120 gift card for $100!

Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill – 312 E. 3rd Street – Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 off next time!

Eva’s Bargain Boutique – 412 E. 4th Street – Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 off

General Zapata – 15 E. 4th Street – Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 off

Homebase – 29 W. 4th Street – Buy a $100 Gift Card for $90

Roasted – 22 W. 4th Street – Buy a $25 Gift Card for $20

Social Still – 530 E 3rd Street – Buy $50 Gift Card for $45 for $50 gift card or $90 for $100 gift card.


Pop Up Vendors | 6pm – 8pm

Steel City Plants at The Colony Meadery, 211 E. 3rd Street

Offering pet-friendly (already potted) houseplants and all things necessary to excel at plant parenthood, Steel City Plant Co.’s mission is to make purchasing and caring for plants a quick, easy and accessible process while bringing together a community of plant lovers.

Odds & Ends by Aly Haskins at Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, 312 E. 3rd Street

Aly Haskin’s handcrafted wine glasses, ornaments, paintings and more will help you find the perfect gift for mom!

MusicWalk Schedule | 7pm-9pm

Swamp Guard at Venture X Bethlehem, 306 S New Street
Swamp Guard is a roots-rock band from southeast Pennsylvania. They are a multi-instrumental trio drawing influence from across the musical spectrum to create a sound that is uniquely their own. 

Zach Weagly at Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor, 312 E. 3rd Street
Zach Weagly is an acoustic singer-songwriter from the Lehigh Valley.

Liliana Cunha at The Colony Meadery, 211 E. 3rd Street
Liliana is part of the duo “Claudia & Liliana”. Known for using loop pedals and a variety of instruments, the duo put a different spin on covers from all genres!

And lastly – a new focus to First Friday in 2021 is giving back to our community. This First Friday, the SouthSide Art District will be hosting a collection for The Kindness Project, an all-volunteer, donation-based, nonprofit organization created to provide support to foster families in the Lehigh Valley. To take a look at what they need, including how to make a monetary donation visit:

We’ll be collecting items on their wish list outside of the SouthSide Arts District main office from 5pm – 9pm, located at 324 S. New Street. By providing children with new or gently used clothing and other supplies, The Kindness Project hopes to raise their self-esteem and confidence in any circumstances.

If you have any questions please reach out to Missy Hartney, our Downtown Manager at
Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day Lehigh Valley!


May 7
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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