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ArtsQuest announces Fourth of July activities

ArtsQuest has announced its Independence Day activities, including a full day of musical events, crafts, food vendors and more.

Festivities will begin July 4 at 3 p.m. and take place at the ArtsQuest campus at SteelStacks, offering a perfect spot to view the City of Bethlehem’s fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Guests can also view (for one of the last times this season) the Hometown Heroes 2024 banners that debuted over 1,700 photos of local military veterans on Memorial Day.

Food vendors, including Heaven on a Bun and MMG Concessions, will be open 5-10 p.m.

Additionally, visitors can shop various retail vendors, including Loco Lights and Bubbles, Losco Glass, Scents by Sen and Nurse Wellness CBD.

For a more exclusive experience, visitors 21 and older can purchase tickets for ArtsQuest’s Fourth of July Fireworks Watch Party. Tickets include special viewing access at the Musikfest Café and the Wind Creek Deck, a summer buffet and more. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit SteelStacks.org.

Independence Day Free Music Schedule

Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square

• 3:30-5 p.m.: John DeRosa Band

• 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Hydraulic Lime

• 9-11 p.m.: Big Bone Daddy

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network

• 7:30-9 p.m.: The Allentown Band

Additional Activities

Amusements Presented by AKM Entertainment

• Air Products Town Square: 3-9 p.m.: Paid and free activities

• Bounce houses, slides and a bungee trampoline

• Creativity Tent Presented by the Banana Factory Arts Center

• Patriotic themed art project

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit SteelStacks.org.

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for the urban communities. ArtsQuest supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.

A fireworks display is part of the Independence Day activities in Bethlehem next Thursday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO