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THE GREAT PENNSYLVANIA MUSIC & ARTS CELEBRATION 2018!

Yes… its FREE!

Annually at The Historic Allentown Fairgrounds on Memorial Day Weekend!

So we don’t forget to remember.  Honoring those who have fallen, honoring our veterans who are with us while Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Music and Arts from their PA Dutch Beginnings to Today!  FREE. Family Friendly. For All Ages!

Memorial Day Weekend 2018:    Friday May 25  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm    Saturday May 26 10:00 am to 10:00 pm    Sunday May 27 2018 10:00 am to 10:00 pm    Monday May 28 2018 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Family and veteran friendly Pennsylvania Music and Art  from Polka to Rock to Folk to Syrian to Latino to Country Music!  From Hex Signs to Shoo Fly Pie to Painted Eggs to Quilts!  All at The Historic Allentown Fairgrounds – celebrating the 100th Anniversary of WWI and Camp Crane – the WWI Ambulance Corps held at the Fairgrounds 1917-1919.

Great food showcasing Pennsylvania’s historic and emerging Culinary Arts traditions from PA Dutch Pierogies to German Sausages to Middle Eastern Tabouli to Philadelphia Style Cheesesteaks to Mexican Tacos!

Highlighting Pennsyvlania’s Brewing and Vinter Arts!  Outstanding beers and wines highlighting Pennsylvania’s historic beer making traditions: Oldest brewery in nation, #1 In Craft Beer Volume & #7 in Craft Breweries!  Not to be outdone, Pennsylvania’s wine industry is ranked #10 in Vineyards & #4 in Wine Volume!  With the top American Wine Society chapter in the nation right here in Lehigh County!

Get educated while you are being entertained!  Recipients of 2018 Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society Fellowships, representing the very best in music and arts from across the Commonwealth, will perform onsite and provide educational workshops and jam sessions for public and area students.  These Fellowships include cash awards with performance and educational requirements.  Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society Fellowships are intended to preserve, recognize and invest in Pennsylvania music, arts forms, musicians and artists from traditional to emerging.  In 2018, The Celebration’s Inaugural Year Fellowships will focus but not be limited to Pennsylvania’s third largest and fastest growing area, The Lehigh Valley Region.  In 2019, Fellowships will also include a emphasis on Pennsylvania’s second most populous region Pittsburgh and western Pennsyvlania.  And in 2020, the state’s most populous area, Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs will be included.  Partnering with organizations and associations statewide, The Celebration looks to its Fellowship program to support Pennsylvania’s Music and Arts across the Commonwealth – bringing them all to you every Memorial Day Weekend for your entertainment and education!

The Society looks forward to ushering in The Summer of 2018 with its Celebration and reminding the general public about The Great Allentown Fair which closes the 2018 Lehigh Valley Festival Season and Cedar Crest College’s Mayfair also planned for Memorial Day weekend 2018 – making Allentown your go to place for Memorial Day each year!  Please join us!

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