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

History’s Headlines - The roots of ROAR

Date: Feb 14, 2015

To say downtown Allentown has undergone a transformation would be an understatement. Author: Frank Whelan, Historian. news@wfmz.com

Valentine’s Day in Downtown Allentown

Date: Feb 09, 2015

Check out this list of things to do in downtown Allentown - from a variety dinner specials to Nickelback in concert at the PPL Center.

Starbucks coming to downtown Allentown

Date: Jan 30, 2015

By Emily Opilo of The Morning Call

New initiative exceeding expectations of some in Allentown

Date: Jan 27, 2015

Author: Bo Koltnow , Reporter, BKoltnow@wfmz.com

Renaissance Allentown Hotel: Industrial but glam

Date: Jan 23, 2015

New, luxury hotel has a New York style with Valley flavor By Jennifer Sheehan of The Morning Call

The Dime restaurant opens its doors in Allentown

Date: Jan 16, 2015

Kelly Huth from The Express-Times reports on the opening of The Dime in downtown Allentown

Downtown Allentown bustling every night

Date: Jan 15, 2015

Jamie Stover from WFMZ 69News reports live from 7th and Hamilton Streets -

AMP card spending exceeds expectations in downtown Allentown

Date: Jan 09, 2015

Article by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal detailing the success of our AMP Gift Card - By Stacey Wescoe

City Center inks Sorrelli jewelry store for downtown Allentown

Date: Jan 08, 2015

Article by Scott Kraus of The Morning Call

Johnny’s brings brand to arena zone

Date: Jan 03, 2015

Try the Hamilton Melt, Phantom Filler and other new sandwiches at Johnny's Bagels & Deli in Allentown. By Ryan Kneller of The Morning Call

Allentown gift card sales top $88K, a sign of busier times?

Date: Dec 24, 2014

The gift card of the Allentown Merchant Program is designed to encourage Allentown and Lehigh Valley residents to patronize the downtown restaurants, retailers, museums and shops. By Emily Opilo of The Morning Call

Downtown Allentown Arts Groups Unite to Join #GivingTuesday, Day of Giving

Date: Nov 18, 2014

Support the Arts Organization You Love in Downtown Allentown or Love Them All with a Gift this December 2nd

New Men’s Clothing Store in Downtown Allentown

Date: Oct 29, 2014

Are you running out of clothes to wear? Wondering what’s the latest in men’s fashion? Well, there’s a new store coming to town that has you covered! Assembly88 is opening its doors soon to downtown Allentown at 544 Hamilton Street and will be offering USA made clothes for men who appreciate homegrown quality and style.

Downtown Facade Update

Date: Sep 11, 2014

With the help of our partners, City Center Lehigh Valley, PPL, the City of Allentown and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, the Hamilton Business Center recently underwent a facade improvement which greatly enhanced their building. For more information about our Facade Program, contact Mitch Hanna at mitchh@lehighvalleychamber.org.