Best Things to Do in Nazareth
Martin on Main event
In 2008, the C. F. Martin Guitar Company celebrated its 175th Anniversary. The Nazareth Bath Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Nazareth Downtown Association and the Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum contacted the company about an idea to celebrate this milestone.
The first annual Martin on Main event was held on Aug. 2, 2008, with center stage at the circle on Main Street featuring acoustic guitar music. The festive event also offered a wide variety of arts and crafts in addition to food and beverage vendors filling Main Street from the circle south to Belvidere Street. An estimated 4,000 people attended this one-day event, which increases in attendance each year. Currently the event draws up to 6,000 people.
The 11th annual Martin on Main event was held Aug. 4, 2018. Be sure to save the date of the 2019 Martin on Main event, always held the first Saturday of August, and enjoy a great day in downtown Nazareth.
The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are a professional arena football team based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Players come from all over the United States from Division I, I-AA, II and Division III schools and use Steelhawks as an avenue to stay on film and hopefully move up through the ranks.
In the past three seasons, the Steelhawks have reached the Professional Indoor Football League playoff and were 2014 National Conference Champions. Played inside the state-of-the-art PPL Center in downtown Allentown, their fast-paced and family-friendly games are exciting and affordable. Season tickets start as low as $8.50 per game. If the ball goes into the stands, fans get to keep it.
Fans also are allowed on the field to meet the players and Precious Metal Dance team following every contest. For more information or tickets, visit http://lvsteelhawks.com.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms
The Phantoms are the proud American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League Philadelphia Flyers. They were established in 1996, playing their first 13 seasons in the Spectrum in Philadelphia and then in Glenn Falls, New York, until the PPL Center was completed for the Phantoms’ 2014-15 season.
The Phantoms have won three Calder Cup Championships and have developed many players who have gone on to play in the NHL.
The phantoms made history on May 10, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina, when Alex Krushelnyski scored at 6:48 into the fifth overtime finally ending the longest game in the 82-year history of the American Hockey League at 1:09 a.m., capping an incredible night (and early morning) of hockey.
Owners of the Phantoms franchise since 2009, the Brooks brothers oversee one of the AHL’s most successful operations, as their club has played to crowds averaging more than 96 percent capacity since arriving at the PPL Center three years ago. In 2016-17 season, the Brookes continued to show their commitment to strengthening the local community by hosting an extremely successful and memorable AHL All-Star Classic, while also pushing the Phantoms to be leaders in all facets of business practices among their AHL peers.
Tickets start as low as $25 per game. For more information or tickets, visit www.phantomshockey.com.