Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
You don’t have to be the Valley’s oldest resident to enjoy the country’s oldest continuously-operated folklife festival. This nine-day event draws visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. Quilts, crafts, food, fun, entertainment, kidstuff, and antique building — machts gut! The Kutztown Folk Festival is ADA-approved and wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent. July 2 – 10, 9 AM to 6 PM daily. 450 Wentz St., Kutztown | kutztownfestival.com.
Make sure to pack your lawn chairs in your trunk and head over to Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks for their concert season shows. As always, all 50 concerts are FREE, and the Mack Truck Stop will be open for delicious foods and beverages. Concerts run throughout the summer and feature many musical genres. The concerts take place at the Levitt Pavilion nestled at the base of the iconic Bethlehem blast furnaces on the SteelStacks arts and culture campus. 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, 18015 | levittsteelstacks.org/about/about-levitt-steelstacks-pavilion/ | 610-332-3378.
If you’d like a great meal with your music, sample Bethlehem Tunes at Twilight, where top performers and bands appear at local Bethlehem restaurants. The series runs through July. While walking through Historic Downtown Bethlehem, you’ll be sure to hear the Tunes while supporting your favorite local merchants! Reservations are recommended where accepted. Visit this site for a complete listing of performers and venues: lehighvalleybusiness.org/Bethlehem-Tunes-at-Twilight-Concerts-2022.html.
Do you enjoy antiques? Yes, you love your spouse, but we mean antique jewelry, clothing, crafts, and other memorabilia. Combine antiquing with delicious food, deli, and bakery goods, and you have Renninger’s Antique and Farmer’s Market. The farmer’s market is open Fri. 10 – 6, Sat. 8 – 4. The antique market is open Sat. 8 – 4. The flea market is open 7:30 – 4. Special events include the Extravaganza, June 24 – 25, Sept. 23 – 24, featuring “Jewelry of all types, furniture, primitives, taxidermy, paintings, art, books, ceramics, garden items, reclaimed wood, toys, Christmas items, all types of vintage merchandise, and more. The variety is astounding.” 740 Noble St., Kutztown, 19530 | 570-385-0104 (M – Th), 610-683-6848 (Sat – Sun) | renningers.net/