Weekend Buzz: Weekend of Sept. 23


Cathryn Seibert

With the arrival of fall comes a variety of fun and festive events. When you’re not cozying up at home, check out some of The Stinger’s top fall events for this weekend.

celtic-classic-september-27-2013-2-img_5354Celtic Classic – Friday, Sept. 23. through Sunday, Sept. 25

Immerse yourself in Celtic culture at this popular annual festival in Bethlehem, hosted by the Celtic Cultural Association. The fest features a variety of attractions, including traditional Celtic music, foods, and dancing. On Saturday, check out some competitions at the Highland Field, like the sheaf toss and the caber toss, or watch a border collie demonstration.

Full details and schedule of events available on the Celtic Classic website.

Address: 532 Main Street

Bethlehem, PA 18018

Time: Friday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

Phone: 610-868-9599



Grand Bookstore Re-Opening – Saturday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Sept. 25

After almost a month of moving and modified store hours, Let’s Play Books will be officially reopening its doors at 244 Main St. in Emmaus. Come explore the three-story building, an upsize from the bookstore’s former one-room shop, and find some fall reads and unique gifts for yourself or a friend. On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be author events, food, and celebration all day.

Full details and schedule of events available on the Let’s Play Books website.

Address: Let’s Play Books

244 Main St.

Emmaus, PA 18049


Time: Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Cost: Free


Phone: 610-928-8600


 phantasmArt House Theater Day: Phantasm – Saturday, Sept. 24

Celebrate Art House Theater Day at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas this Saturday evening as a part of the First Saturday Horror Series. The theatre will be showing a screening of “Phantasm,” a classic horror film restored by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. If you’re already in the Halloween mood, this event is for you.

Full details on the ArtsQuest website.

Address: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

ArtsQuest Center

101 Founders Way

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Time: 9:45 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 regular / $8.00 student & senior / $7.50 member

Phone: 610-332-1300


Get Out Lehigh Valley: Hawk Mountain Hike

If you love nature, this one’s for you. Explore Hawk Mountain on the first crisp Saturday morning of fall, while enjoying a nice workout, beautiful views, and a glimpse at Pennsylvania wildlife.  Along the way, watch out for raptors migrating over the mountain. Moderately difficult, this two-mile hike will take you along the Lookout trail up to the Bald Lookout.

Registration required. Full details on the Wildlands website.

Address: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

1700 Hawk Mountain Road

Kempton, PA 19529

Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Phone:  610-965-4397


Images courtesy of blog.discoverlehighvalley.com, www.letsplaybooks.com, www.impawards.com, and www.audobon.org.  Feature image courtesy of  http://celticunited.org.