Weekend Roundup: 7 Ways to Show Your Pride Before Summer's Over

By Siobhan DeRemer

It's been a rain-filled August so far in the Valley and if you're sick of checking for water in your basement, it's time to enjoy the sliver of summer that's left. Keep those pumpkins and lattes away with a few events this weekend that will get you out into the sun (or keep you inside depending on the weather!) to grab that last dose of vitamin D.

Friday

Jenny's Kuali 6th Anniversary (11am - 9pm / Free)
One of our favorite SouthSide staples is turning six and celebrating this whole weekend! Make some dinner or lunch plans with Jenny and grab a chance for Jenny's Kuali gift cards, hats, and Malaysian gifts.

Mandala Class at Paintsome Pottery (7pm - 9pm / $5)
This spot is home to tons of blank pottery open to your most creative ideas. This week's class involves learning the Zen art of creating mandala but you can paint whatever shape (plate, mug, or platter) your heart desires.

Easton Yoga Rocks: Boy Band Edition (6:30 - 7:45 pm / Prices vary)
If you've always wanted your yoga session to throw in a little boy band action, this class is definitely going to be your jam. Join Kate at Easton Yoga for an all-levels class with your favorite ballads from some of the best heartthrobs in recent history. Sign up here

Saturday

Grand Opening of the Game Gallery Bethlehem (12pm / Free)
Southside Bethlehem's newest game spot (since it was on North Side) is celebrating their grand opening on Saturday with an '80s best dressed contest, '80s movies on the projector, and door prizes. Check out their epic pinball machine and retro gaming console collections.

Food Truck Festival at Lehigh Valley Zoo (10am - 4pm / Tickets vary)
Nothing pairs quite so well with the adorable animals at the Zoo than gourmet food from local food trucks. Activities and special exhibitions are planned for the day, too. Ticket prices are the same as usual so grab them when you can!

Sunday

Pride in the Park  (12 - 6pm / $5)
Join this vibrant community for a celebration of all things Pride in the Valley. Moved to the Jewish Community Center from Cedar Beach Park (thanks, floods), check out the vendors, events, and live entertainment all focused on inclusion (and fun). 

Hats, Mats, and Scarves at Easton Public Market (3 - 5pm / Free) 
If you're heading to the Easton Public Market on Sunday afternoon, consider stopping by the Crochet for a Cause effort to help the Chase the Chill with hats and scarf crochet work. No experience necessary: You can always help them make plarn (plastic yarn) if you want to assist but knitting/crochet isn't your jam.

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Photo by Maxime Bhm on Unsplash.