Have Questions About Blues? We’ve got answers!

Date: Jun 06, 2019

Wondering what's in store for this Saturday's Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival? Check out this Q&A!

Blues, Brews, and Barbecue Vendors

Date: May 21, 2019

Saturday, June 8 from 12 Noon to 10pm is the annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue festival! Check out our awesome list of vendors!

It’s Cinco de Mayo Weekend in Downtown Allentown!

Date: May 03, 2019

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday - Downtown Allentown has something going on! Click for more details and get ready for a fun weekend!

Volunteers Needed: Blues, Brews & Barbecue

Date: Apr 06, 2019

Help us Saturday, June 8th!!

Sip into Spring Cocktail Trail Tickets on Sale NOW!

Date: Apr 02, 2019

Downtown Allentown's springtime cocktail trail is back! Enjoy 16 delicious cocktail samples as you visit different businesses in downtown!

Broadway’s ‘School of Rock’ guitar wiz to headline Allentown’s Blues, Brews & BBQ

Date: Mar 08, 2019

Big announcement for Blues, Brews & Barbecue! Learn more from mcall.com!

Valentine’s Day: Where to shop, dine and treat yourself!

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Wondering what to do for Valentine's Day? Check out these special menus, events and more!

Strayer University Opens in Downtown Allentown

Date: Jan 24, 2019

Strayer University is a higher learning institution designed for working adults and has leased 3,300 square feet in City Center. See their brand new campus and learn more about their collaborative classroom experience!

Vault 634 Hosts First of its Kind Wedding Show in the Region

Date: Jan 03, 2019

You said "yes"! Now it’s time to plan the wedding of your dreams! The Vault 634 Wedding Show is a prenuptial planning event that connects discerning couples with the most distinguished vendors in the region. What's different about this event? It's meant to look and feel like a REAL wedding. Learn more!

The show will go on! Outdoor music cancelled, fireworks to go off as planned

Date: Dec 31, 2018

Plus, lots of indoor activities to look forward to

Top 10 Things To Do in Downtown Allentown This NYE

Date: Dec 20, 2018

In addition to fireworks at midnight (the only spot you'll see them in the Valley) here are the top 10 things to do before the final countdown takes place!

Your Downtown Allentown Shopping Guide

Date: Dec 06, 2018

Need help with your holiday shopping list? Check out our gift guide filled with gift ideas from businesses located right here in downtown Allentown.

Hamilton District Main Street Program rebrands as the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance

Date: Oct 02, 2018

Use your AMP Gift Card for Hockey Season!

Date: Sep 14, 2018

The PPL Center in downtown Allentown is home to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms! Use your AMP gift card for everything from tickets, to Phantoms gear, even dinner at Chickie's & Pete's!

Third Thursday, August 16

Date: Aug 15, 2018

Your top things to check out this month during Destination Arts: Third Thursday

Downtown Allentown Internship Opportunities Available

Date: Aug 01, 2018

Business Development and Marketing Internships Available - apply today!

Relax and Unwind with your AMP Gift Card!

Date: Jul 27, 2018

Give the gift of relaxation in downtown Allentown! Check out these 4 salons to help take your stress away and leave you feeling fab!

Third Thursday is taking over! Check out all the events you don’t want to miss, July 19

Date: Jul 19, 2018

See a little bit of everything.

The Fences Project: An Urban Gallery

Date: Jun 22, 2018

Learn about the artists behind the colorful display between 9th & 10th Streets on Hamilton

8 Must-See Events to Check Out this Third Thursday

Date: Jun 19, 2018

It's the first official day of summer and there are lots of ways to celebrate, beginning with Third Thursday! See our top picks, plus other fun events to check out this Thursday evening.

Blues FAQ

Date: Jun 08, 2018

Got questions? We have answers!

Things to see and do at Blues, Brews & Barbecue!

Date: Jun 08, 2018

Some highlights to look forward to at Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2018!

Food & Craft Vendors at Blues, Brews and Barbecue

Date: May 22, 2018

Check out who's coming to Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2018!

5 Ways to Celebrate Mom this Weekend

Date: May 09, 2018

Cinco de Derby Crawl: The Run for the Roses meets the Fifth of May!

Date: May 02, 2018

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby at 5 featured restaurants in Downtown Allentown!

Get an Inside Look of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Phan Shop!

Date: Apr 13, 2018

You go to the games, you cheer for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, and what do you wear? Jerseys, MeLVin hats, cute t's and anything orange and black from the Phan Shop! Learn more about the people who run the store and what they like most about working in Downtown Allentown.

April Events

Date: Mar 28, 2018

Check out all the unique events happening in downtown Allentown during the month of April!

Lehigh Valley Beer Week: Downtown Allentown Events

Date: Feb 19, 2018

Craft beer enthusiast? In addition to events taking place through out the Valley, LV Beer Week is here in downtown Allentown!

10 Things to do in Downtown Allentown this Valentine’s Day

Date: Feb 02, 2018

If you're looking to make the perfect Valentine's Day plans, check out this article for some ideas on how to celebrate this romantic week in downtown Allentown!

Hamilton District Internship Opportunities Available

Date: Jan 03, 2018

Business Development and Marketing Internships Available - apply today!

Sponsorship Opportunities: Blues, Brews & Barbecue

Date: Jan 02, 2018

#NYE2018 Events in Downtown Allentown

Date: Dec 15, 2017

Making plans for New Year's Eve? Check out the list of events happening at downtown restaurants before the fireworks display at midnight!

#GivingTuesday - Support the Community you live, work & play in!

Date: Nov 28, 2017

On this #GivingTuesday, help support the events & live music that draw thousands to Downtown Allentown!

Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday - Oh My!

Date: Nov 20, 2017

A weekend filled with holiday cheer, savings and fun!

Shop Small, Park Free and Spread the Holiday Cheer!

Date: Nov 16, 2017

Download the FREE MobileNOW Parking app and enjoy free parking this holiday season!

Halloween-Themed Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Date: Oct 23, 2017

Here is an article providing you with events taking place in Allentown around Halloween. These are the top events you will not want to miss with times, dates, and brief descriptions.

Announcing our #DowntownAllentown IG Contest Winners

Date: Sep 26, 2017

Three lucky Instagrammers will have their photos featured on downtown's digital billboard - find out who they are!

Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week Returns

Date: Aug 22, 2017

The tastiest week in downtown Allentown returns September 10th! Make your reservations today for gourmet menus at a special price.

Show Us Where Your Story Begins #DowntownAllentown

Date: Jun 20, 2017

Share your photos using #DowntownAllentown and tag @igDowntownAllentown. A few lucky Instagrammers will be featured on digital billboards and win a gift card to downtown merchants.

If you go! Blues, Brews and Barbecue FAQ

Date: Jun 07, 2017

Blues, Brews and Barbecue is right around the corner. Have questions? We got answers.

Downtown Allentown Farmer’s Market

Date: May 12, 2017

A weekly market from May to October beginning 2017 featuring local farm vendors, prepared food vendors and community tables.

Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week Returns!

Date: Apr 05, 2017

A seven-day culinary adventure awaits you in downtown Allentown. Explore the list of participating restaurants and join us April 30th - May 6th.

St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Allentown

Date: Mar 17, 2017

There are lots of way to celebrate the luckiest day of the year!

Help us Promote Downtown Allentown! Intern wanted for Spring/Summer Season

Date: Mar 10, 2017

Looking to gain experience in marketing, social media, and event planning? Help us gear up for a busy summer season in downtown Allentown.

Valentine’s Day in Downtown Allentown

Date: Feb 07, 2017

There are many ways to express your love in downtown Allentown. Say it with dinner for two, a bouquet of roses, or even your own work of art. Click for more ideas and make your plans today!

In town for the AHL All-Star Classic? Here’s where you can SHOP!

Date: Jan 27, 2017

Explore the shops in downtown Allentown in between the weekend's AHL All-Star events.

Special Offer from the Allentown Parking Authority

Date: Jan 04, 2017

Between January and March, enjoy free parking at two downtown parking garages in the evenings and all day Sunday.

Ringing in 2017 in Downtown Allentown

Date: Dec 16, 2016

2016 is SO last year! Help us celebrate the start of 2017 at several downtown restaurants and attractions.Check out the list and start planning!

Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Allentown

Date: Dec 07, 2016

Check out this holiday commercial made with the help of City Center and our downtown merchants. Who's ready for holiday shopping?!

New Arts-Related Positions Opening in Allentown

Date: Nov 17, 2016

Downtown Allentown Hosts Inaugural Jingle Bell Trail

Date: Nov 08, 2016

A 'spirited' adventure awaits you during downtown's first Cocktail Trail! Purchase your ticket and receive a passport for a cocktail sample at each of the participating retailers.

Downtown Allentown Scarecrow Contest

Date: Oct 13, 2016

Downtown's retailers and restaurants are getting into the Halloween spirit with a scarecrow contest! Find out how you can join in on the fun and win some ghoulish treats!

Four Properties on South 9th Street, Allentown

Date: Oct 10, 2016

Looking to participate in downtown's development? There are four properties for sale on South 9th in the heart of downtown Allentown. Click for more details from Feinberg Real Estate Advisors.

Vince’s Famous Cheesesteaks accepting school supplies for Allentown students

Date: Sep 15, 2016

Bring your school supplies to Vince's downtown location between September 19 - October 21.

Fall Internship: Help us Promote Downtown Allentown

Date: Sep 14, 2016

We are looking for a fall intern to help us with event planning and promotions for downtown Allentown. Interested? Send a resume and cover letter to elizabethr@lehighvalleychamber.org.

What’s On Tap During Allentown Beer Fest

Date: Aug 18, 2016

Curious about what you'll find at the inaugural Allentown Beer Fest? Check out our menu created by Untappd!

5 Things To Do at the First Downtown Allentown Beer Festival

Date: Aug 10, 2016

What are your plans for the 27th? Take a look at what's in store for the inaugural Allentown Beer Festival, and make plans to come downtown!

The Dime Earns Wine Spectator Award

Date: Jul 11, 2016

The Dime has earned the "Award of Excellence" in the 2016 Restaurant Wine Awards.

Hamilton District Main Street Program Receives National Accreditation

Date: Jul 06, 2016

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center has announced that the Hamilton District Main Street Program has been named a "Nationally Accredited Program" by the National Main Street Center.

Spend Your 4th in Downtown Allentown!

Date: Jun 29, 2016

This year's 4th of July Celebration & Street Festival will be bigger and better than ever - featuring music, family-friendly entertainment, food, and of course fireworks!

Dr. Neil Wetzel to Join Independence Day Celebration

Date: Jun 22, 2016

Dr. Neil Wetzel, assistant professor of music and head of the Jazz Studies department at Moravian College, will serve as this year's "bell ringer" at Zion's 'Liberty Bell' United Church of Christ during the Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 3. Wetzel will also join guest musicians in playing patriotic selections like "America the Beautiful".

AMP Gift Card Program Receives Townie Award

Date: Jun 21, 2016

The Hamilton District Main Street Program received an award from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center for its AMP gift card program at the 2016 Townie Awards.

Interview: Jarekus Singleton on Bluesville

Date: Jun 08, 2016

Bluesville host Jack Adams speaks with Clinton, Missouri-based singer and guitarist, Jarekus Singleton, about his upcoming performance at the 9th Annual Blues, Brews, and Barbecue festival in Allentown on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

If You Go: Blues, Brews and Barbecue

Date: May 31, 2016

Blues, Brews and Barbecue is just under two weeks away. Learn more about parking, tickets, the lineup and how to get there..if you go (which of course, you will!)

Young Blues Sensation Jarekus Singleton to Perform in Allentown on 6/11

Date: May 20, 2016

Musical trailblazer Jarekus Singleton, touring in support of his Alligator Records debut, REFUSE TO LOSE, will give a free performance at Blues, Brews & Barbecue in Allentown on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

6 Creative Ways to Show Mom You Care This Mother’s Day

Date: May 02, 2016

She's been there for you through thick and thin...this Mother's Day, head downtown for everything you need to thank her properly!

Vince’s Famous Cheesesteaks Makes a Triumphant Return to Downtown

Date: Apr 07, 2016

We're welcoming Vince's back to downtown Allentown, and you're invited!

Places to Find Live Music in March

Date: Mar 09, 2016

There are music venues all throughout the Hamilton District. Check out this list and plan your month right!

5 Places to Use the ‘Berg Discount Downtown

Date: Feb 18, 2016

Muhlenberg College senior, Taylor Gibb, highlights a few hidden gems downtown where students can take advantage of great discounts just for showing student ID!

10 Ways to Celebrate V-Day Downtown

Date: Feb 11, 2016

Wondering what to do this weekend for Valentine's Day? Look no further than downtown Allentown for a little culture and some fine dining...with a twist. Your downtown destination is waiting for you.

Park Free Downtown

Date: Jan 13, 2016

Parking made easy: Read more about City Center's exciting new initiative, Park Free

Your New Year’s Eve Plans in Downtown Allentown

Date: Dec 21, 2015

Celebrate the New Year in Downtown Allentown! Several downtown restaurants will be hosting New Year's Eve parties to ring in 2016. Check out our list and plan your last evening of 2015 accordingly.

12 Days of Downtown Christmas!

Date: Dec 14, 2015

Need help shopping this year? Want to promote local businesses this holiday season? We’ve compiled a list of excellent gift items from downtown retailers in spirit of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”!

Celebrating the Holidays in Downtown Allentown

Date: Dec 02, 2015

A summary of upcoming events downtown this holiday season!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Welcome New Businesses

Date: Nov 11, 2015

Downtown Allentown and the Hamilton District Main Street Program are proud to announce some new businesses to the area! Recently, Jimmy’s Barber Shop, Re:Find, and Grain have all been welcomed to downtown family with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies.

First Monday at Hook: Announcing the AMP Trail Winners!

Date: Nov 02, 2015

First Monday will be hosted tonight, November 2nd from 5-7pm at Hook! AMP Trail Winners will be announced!

Mayor’s Breakfast Series - Upsiding the Arts

Date: Oct 19, 2015

On Tuesday Morning, the Allentown Chamber of Commerce hosted the mayor and many local businesses owners and artists for a dialogue focused on bringing the arts to downtown Allentown.

Happy AMP Trails to You!

Date: Oct 07, 2015

The Hamilton District Main Street Program is excited to announce our new initiative for the Allentown Merchant Program - AMP Trail!

We Want YOU to be Our Fall Intern

Date: Sep 10, 2015

We are looking for a creative, dynamic, and driven intern to help us this fall semester. Read more to find out if you would be a good fit.

Celebrating Art in Downtown Allentown

Date: Aug 18, 2015

Two great events are taking place in downtown Allentown this Sunday, August 23d; the Allentown Art Museum’s Summer Folk Art & Neighborhood Festival and the Allentown Art Squawk.

Being an Intern with HDMSP in Downtown Allentown

Date: Aug 06, 2015

A glimpse into an intern's experience in evolving Downtown Allentown

How Sweet it is to be in Downtown Allentown

Date: Aug 04, 2015

Meet the newest sweet spot, Center Ice

Music is in the Air

Date: Aug 03, 2015

An overview of the wonderful summer music Allentown has enjoyed.

Butz Breaking More Ground

Date: Jul 20, 2015

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. begins phase three on new office building downtown.

Downtown Trends for an Up-and-Coming City

Date: Jul 09, 2015

Get the scoop on the latest downtown styles.

Downtown Businesses Encourage Employees to Live Nearby

Date: Jul 07, 2015

Learn more about the "Live Near Your Work" Program being implemented with major downtown businesses.

Talen Energy Takes on First Monday for “Talen Energy Tuesday”

Date: Jul 07, 2015

New to downtown, Talen Energy welcomes neighbors to join them at July's First Monday networking event

Allentown Celebrates 4th of July with Fireworks & Street Festival

Date: Jul 01, 2015

Mark your calendars...the city of Allentown has your 4th of July plans!

AMP Gift Card Welcomes Pita King

Date: Jul 01, 2015

Now accepting the AMP gift card - Pita King! Learn more about the latest addition to 9th and Hamilton Streets. Not only will they be a favorite lunch spot, but they cater too!

Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker Brings Hornet’s Nest to Allentown on 6/13

Date: May 19, 2015

Blues Hall Of Fame member, world-class guitarist, passionate vocalist and gifted songwriter Joe Louis Walker, touring in support of his latest Alligator album, HORNET'S NEST, will give a free performance at Blues, Brews & Barbecue in Allentown on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Bach at Noon Comes to Allentown for Summer Series

Date: May 19, 2015

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem launches an Allentown Bach at Noon Series on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church 27 S. 5th St., Allentown.

17th Annual City Arts Camp for Kids!

Date: May 08, 2015

Register for the 17th Annual City Arts Cultural Camp for Kids from June 22-26. This is an amazing opportunity for children from the Lehigh Valley to explore various art and cultural educational activities in the heart of the city's downtown cultural center.

Join us LIVE on Fox 29!

Date: May 05, 2015

This Friday, you could be on LIVE TV! Help us make downtown Allentown festive and fun to Fox 29 viewers.

Validate Customer Parking using MobileNOW

Date: Apr 27, 2015

Are you a merchant asking how you can validate your customer's parking? Read more about this excellent program made available through the Allentown Parking Authority.

Hamilton District Honors “Volunteer of the Year”

Date: Apr 14, 2015

The Hamilton District Main Street Program held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer of the Year Recognition Awards luncheon at The Dime earlier today.

Volunteer for an Earth Day Project to beautify Hamilton Street in Downtown Allentown

Date: Apr 08, 2015

We are looking for 20 volunteers to help us prep flower beds and plant a combination of annuals and perennials at four planter beds at the intersection of 8th and Hamilton Streets.

Assembly88 makes “History’s Headlines” on WFMZ

Date: Apr 02, 2015

History's Headlines: New downtown Allentown men's store has historic roots - Author: Frank Whelan , Historian, news@wfmz.com

Job Opportunity: City of Allentown Business & Economic Development Liaison

Date: Mar 30, 2015

The City of Allentown is looking for someone to assist in the planning and direction of business recruitment, development, retention and implementation of business and economic development strategies for the improvement of the Allentown business community. Does this sound like you? Read more for a full description.

Restaurant week dining deals in downtown Allentown

Date: Mar 12, 2015

Find delicious deals at Roar, The Hamilton and other center city Allentown restaurants.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers “Badder Than Ever”, to Play Allentown, PA

Date: Feb 20, 2015

Rock & Roll Icon George Thorogood to Perform Special St. Patrick’s Day Concert at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall