By Siobhan DeRemer
Happy Fall, Lehigh Valley! We hope your weekend was amazing at Hardball Cider, Barre3 in the Park, and experiencing some SUP Yoga or one of the other super fun events we mentioned last week. In addition to this week's events, if you're just looking to get outside with family and friends and enjoy the cooler weather, check out our post about the best walking/running trails in the LV right here.
Now that it's officially fall (the weather will catch up eventually, right??), the Valley is exploding with awesome outdoor events to get you ready for falling leaves and cooler temps. Here are some to try this week:
Happy Hour Yoga at Triple Sun Spirits (6 pm - 8 pm/ Cost: $15)
One of our favorite local distilleries is offering a great deal of a 1-hour yoga session complete with yoga mat/block rental and access to their amazing cocktail list to celebrate after you've stretched yourself out. The dates for the Groupon are Monday, 9/25 and another opportunity is Monday 10/23 as well. Sign up here.
In-House Pet Chiropractic Services at The Dining Dog (3pm – 6pm / Cost: $45)
Does your pup have chronic hip or back pain issues? Then this is the spot for you. Every Monday, the Dining Dog & Friends pairs up with All Points Equine LLC to bring chiropractic services out of the vet's office. While you're there, be sure to check out their great selection of food, treats, and specialty items! More info here.
Doggie "Yappy" Hour for Charity at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Every week, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works hosts a “yappy” hour with proceeds from select drinks benefitting a different dog charity (this week: Harnessed to Hope, which is a rescue organization for northern breed dogs). And of course, there will be pups in attendance. More info here.
Jack-O-Lantern Lane at the Da Vinci Science Center (various times; check museum hours)
Spanning until November 5, check out the lights and spooky faces in this walk-through Halloween exhibit for all ages. Come see the 50+ sculpted pumpkins and learn about energy use in the process. For more info and to check museum hours, check things out here.
$5 Yoga Flow Wednesdays at West End Yoga (6pm - 7pm/ Cost: $5)
This is the last week to stop in at West End Yoga for their $5 Yoga Flow taught by recent yoga graduate instructors. This level 2 class teaches some new sequences and might be just what you need to get back into your practice. No need to preregister, but find more info here.
Make a Fall Container Workshop at Palmer Nursery (6pm - 7pm/ Cost: $20)
If crafts are the sign that fall is here for you, look no further than Palmer Nursery in Easton. Bring a bit of the autumn season to your home. More info and registration info here.
'Tis the season for pumpkin and spices and Sleepy Cat Urban Winery is ready to release their newest fall flavors. The little winery in the middle of the city is just steps away from the 19th Street Theater District so stop by after a show at the Civic Theatre or before dinner downtown! More info here.
Pub Run with ASICS at Emmaus Run Inn (6pm – 9pm / Cost: Free)
The well-known running resource shop in Emmaus has teamed up with Funk Brewing Company and ASICS to create a pub crawl/run around town, complete with a growler! Special fills along the way and a chance to test out ASICS gear. RSVP and more info here.
Perhaps one of the biggest arts festivals in the Lehigh Valley, Cedar Beach in Allentown comes alive this weekend with local music, artist exhibits, vendors, kids activities (including a skate park), local food and beer, and even more. Come support local art and see what the LV art scene has to offer. More info here.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Mysore at Lehigh Valley Yoga (11am - 1 pm/ Cost: $25)
Lehigh Valley Yoga is the Valley's only studio with Traditional Ashtanga classes. This 2-hour workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the Ashtanga (Mysore) practice with all materials included. You will also get access to an exclusive $30 unlimited pass to keep your practice going. Sign up here.
Pumpkin and Produce Picking Around the Valley
The season is just right for pumpkins, apples, corn mazes, kids' outdoor fun, and even more at the Lehigh Valley's various farms. Check out our post here for more info on farms and be sure to check out their sites and hours before visiting.
Guided Horseback Rides Through Jacobsburg State Park (12pm – 5pm / Cost: $50 per rider)
Throughout October and November, Quarter K Ranch offers 1-hour rides through scenic Jacobsburg Park in Nazareth. See how fall has changed the streams, woods, and fields with just 2-6 other riders on this nature-filled short retreat. More info here.
Yoga at Allentown Arts Park (12pm – 4pm / Cost: Free)
As part of the Allentown Art Museum's Fall Festival, test your yoga skills with the teachers from Easton Yoga with kids yoga at the Arts Park until 2:30pm and then yoga is open for all ages until 4pm. Be sure to visit the Allentown Art Museum as well for new exhibits, including the International Children's Film Festival. More info here.
Hops 4 Hope at Lost Tavern Brewing (10am – 8pm / Cost: $10)
Come enjoy the second annual music and beer festival with food, great beer, and games all to benefit Penn's State's THON efforts against pediatric cancer (100% of profits will go toward charity). More info here.
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