First Friday is a monthly celebration of SouthSide Bethlehem art galleries, organizations, restaurants and eateries! Deals on meals, specials on drinks, music throughout the streets, and art shows and spaces open for exploration!
Come join the party!
BANKO BEER GARDEN
With the May edition of #LVUFirstFriday, we ushered in a new era – the Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden Era. During the warm weather months, you will now have the chance to come to the South Bethlehem Greenway (Mechanic St. between Webster and Adams) during First Friday, where you can enjoy and appreciate a selection of beers, yard games, and music presented by our friends at Banko, alongside LVU and SouthSide Arts District.
And, in case you’re wondering who you’ll feast your ears upon this summer (and into the fall), we have an answer!
We have lined up a total of five – count ‘em – five full bands who are ready to rock the Greenway on each of the next five First Fridays. Each of these gigs will begin at 5 p.m., making your happy hour (or two) a little extra happy.
Friday, June 1: There’s no better day to host Philadelphia-based power pop trio First of June
Friday, July 6: An All-American Celebration with Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway
Friday, August 3: #UndergroundPlatz with special guests, Roi and the Secret People
Friday, September 7: The #LVUFirstFriday One-Year Anniversary with The Beautiful Distortion
Friday, October 5: The Banko Beer Garden season finale with dynamic pop band Dream City
There’s plenty more in store for #LVUFirstFriday. For starters, we’re working on our full June lineup as we speak,
and we have some surprises that you’re sure to enjoy. Keep an eye on this page for the latest!
School is back in session! Let’s welcome back students and educators with an evening downtown. Flash your school ID and receive a 10% discount at select stores and restaurants! And be sure to stop by the Lehigh Valley Underground Outdoor…Find out more »
Let’s kick off October with a wicked good evening! Halloween themed activities for the family, treats for the kids, and tricks for later! Shoppers can expect a ghoulishly good time! Details to come...Find out more »
Receive 10% off at your favorite restaurants and retailers for each canned good or non-perishable item donated. Proceeds benefit our local SouthSide non-profits the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley Food Pantry and New Bethany Ministries. Details to come...Find out more »
Join us for a night of Holiday fun and frolic in the SouthSide Arts District. The evening includes a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Party at the SouthSide Public Library, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Caroling and a visit from Santa! Details…Find out more »