The Lehigh Valley is home to many annual events attracting both locals and visitors to the area to partake in the fun that happens here!  Coming up on February 3-4 is the 6th Annual SnowBlast Winter Festival, the coolest family friendly event of the season.  Come out of your winter hibernation to Emmaus to enjoy an event like no other, featuring sculpted ice demonstrations, an appearance by the SnowBlast Ice Princess, and for the adults an ice bar, featuring the popular “Icetini”.

One of the newer addition’s to the event includes the SnowBlast Winter Festival Art Show and Sale at the Clock Building (320 Main Street) featuring a Lehigh Valley Jazz Ensemble and a special performance by the Emmaus High School Fermata Nowhere acapella group.

The SnowBlast Winter Festival kicks off on Friday at 5:00 pm in the Emmaus Triangle Park with family friendly activities happening all weekend.  Hang out with your family or friends bonding over the Snowman Beanbag Toss, Ring Toss and Fish Pond sponsored by Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, then taste some of the food that Lehigh Valley locals consider famous; from Armetta’s Italian Restaurant & Pub, Emmaus Lions Club and Creamery on Main, all while enjoying music by Wesley Works Entertainment.

The festivities continue on Saturday morning at 10:00 am with fireside storytelling with Martha Vines and craft making and the First Annual SnowBlast Winter Festival Community Art Project, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission and Blick Art Materials.  These are just a few of the highlights you and your family have to look forward to during this activity packed annual event.

SnowBlast Winter Festival 2012 is brought to you by The Emmaus Arts Commission.  “Our sixth year celebrates the arts,” says Ellen Wilson, co-chair of the event.  “Plus, we’re offering Saturday art activities coordinated by the EAC,” says co-chair Teri Sorg-McManamon.  “Our goal is to continue the great traditions around SnowBlast and add more collaborators and artistic events throughout Emmaus.”

This family friendly event is just one of the anticipated things that happen here in the Lehigh Valley.  Take a look at some of the other annual events for a peek at why so many make the Lehigh Valley their home.

What is your favorite annual event?

Contact Barb Bottitta for any and all of your Lehigh Valley area questions, as well as real estate needs, as I am always happy to help in any way that I can!  You can also connect with me on my Facebook Page for events and happenings in the Lehigh Valley area, as well as home ownership tips, real estate market updates, and so much more!