Star of Bethlehem Festival Brings Three Days of Whiskey, Wine, Movies, and more to Downtown Bethlehem for a Cause
Festival proceeds to benefit Annual Star of Bethlehem Festival for Kids
BETHLEHEM, PA (February 24, 2016) – Downtown Bethlehem will be home to not one, not two, but three days of whiskey, wine, and a special movie presentation of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” during the Star of Bethlehem Festival scheduled for May 13 – 15 at the Daniel E. Rice Plaza at Lehigh and Main streets.
The three-day Star of Bethlehem Festival is comprised of the Star Bar Whiskey and Craft Beer Festival on May 13; The Christmas City Wine Festival on May 14; and Star Screen Movie Nite on May 15.
Proceeds from the events go to the Annual Star of Bethlehem Festival for Kids, taking place on June 5 in the same location. The Star of Bethlehem Festival for Kids is a free event for children aimed at education in the arts, sciences, and performing aspirations.
“Our main goal has always been putting on the best Bethlehem Festival for Kids each year,” said Star of Bethlehem Festival president George Sobetsky. “We can’t thank the community enough for supporting our organization and for being involved in the fun events that we are able to put on to help us reach our yearly goal.”
Star of Bethlehem Festival events will be held under an 80×100 foot tent on a grass field in the plaza. No one under 21 years old is permitted and no strollers are allowed.
Live entertainment including the local bands Cherry Bombs, Girl Crüe, and Billy Trexel, will be on hand and social media areas will encourage interaction and community involvement. Be sure to use #StarofBethFest while attending or discussing the events.
The full breakdown of the festival includes:
Star Bar Whiskey and Craft Beer Festival
Friday, May 13, 5 to 10 p.m.
Whiskey tasting will be hosted by McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar and craft beer tasting will be hosted by Yards Brewing Company in association with Allentown Beverage. More than twenty craft beers will be available for sampling and beer will be available for purchase in the beer garden. Tickets are $25 for beer tasting; $25 for Whiskey tasting and $40 for both.
Christmas City Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14, 1 to 6 p.m.
The Christmas City Wine Festival features wineries and meaderies from throughout Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley bands, Girl Crüe, and Cherry Bombs, will provide entertainment.
Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door.
Star Screen Movie Nite
Sunday, May 15, 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Join us under the tent for a unique summer movie experience as Star of Bethlehem screens “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Tickets are those 21-years-of age and older. No exceptions.
The Star Garden will be open for beer sales and food vendors will make it a memorable movie evening. Entertainment will also be on hand right up until the movie begins. Tickets are $5 and will be available for presale at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, 534 Main St, Bethlehem and at Step in 4 Mor, 1823 W Allen St #2, Allentown.
For full information, visit www.ChristmasCityWineFestival.org. Tickets for all events can be purchased at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, 534 Main St. in Bethlehem and Step in 4 Mor, 1823 W Allen St #2 in Allentown beginning April 11.
About Star of Bethlehem
Star of Bethlehem is a non-profit organization founded by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania residents for the purpose of hosting the annual Star of Bethlehem Festival for Kids each year in the city. The organization hosts events throughout the year to raise money for their annual event, including the Star of Bethlehem Festival.