One of the best things about the Lehigh Valley is that its residents and businesses are always introducing some sort of new event or annual attraction to ensure the area stays one of the most fun places to live.  Well this year is no different with the introduction of a brand new way to not just celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but to enjoy the entire week before the grand finale of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem is proud to be the host of an entire week of Irish festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – Bethlum go Bragh!  It only seems right that the City with the largest Celtic festival in North America would paint the town GREEN for a full week of “all things Irish”.

On any day of the week, March 11-17, you can enjoy Irish fare, music, events, and specials in the two downtowns of Bethlehem!  Then, on March 17th, You may call it St. Patrick’s Day; but the downtowns of Bethlehem like to call it “half way to Celtic Classic!”  Either way, get your green on and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Historic Downtown Bethlehem with the Parade of Shamrocks–the streets will be filled with the sound of bagpipes, and all things Irish!

Let’s take a look at the exciting events this first time ever Bethlum go Bragh! has in store for you:

When was the last time you participated in a scavenger hunt?  Well here’s your chance with the Pot ‘o’ Gold Scavenger Hunt, happening March 12-17.  Here’s how it works: Follow clues given in the form of limericks, relating to participating Downtown Bethlehem Businesses.  Fill out a passport with gold coin stamps given by the Businesses along the way to the ultimate Pot’o’Gold; a collection of 20 gift certificates starting at $25.00 each plus 2 tickets to the Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Party!  A value over $500!

Simply recite the correct Limerick to a staff member inside the matching business to get your stamp.  Each gold coin stamp will serve as a chance to win the entire pot!  You can increase your chances of taking home the gold by collecting more stamps.  The winner of the Pot’o’Gold will be drawn and announced on Saturday, March 17th at 12:00 at American Hairlines.

While Sunday has already come and gone, today through Saturday are just filled with things to gear you up for St. Patrick’s Day.  Take a look at the schedule of daily events so you can plan your week.  Whether it’s a special on Irish food and drink, a percentage off of green jewelry, art and clothes, or events with a Celtic twist, everyday you will find something new!

How do you get your green on in the Lehigh Valley?

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