Downtown Allentown Business Alliance

Dine, Shop, Explore in the heart of Downtown Allentown!

The Hamilton District Main Street Program is a project of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce and the City of Allentown with financial support from partners including Alvin H. Butz, Inc., PPL, Air Products, Susquehanna Bank, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC) and the Chamber Foundation's Main Street Lehigh Valley. Other partners include the County of Lehigh and City of Allentown. Right here in downtown Allentown you’ll find the commercial and cultural heart of the Lehigh Valley – the Hamilton District. Our unique ethnic restaurants, our historical arts district, our businesses – and our people – make this a vibrant center of activity. Here, visitors can discover a wide array of taste, culture, entertainment and history. The Hamilton District Main Street Program consists of the area from 5th Street to 12th Street, and from Walnut to Linden Streets, and is supported by adjoining city neighborhoods and the riverfront. Eat your way through the Hamilton District and experience the tastes of the Bay Leaf, Pita King, ROAR Social House, Island in the Sun, the Hamilton Kitchen, the Dime, Allentown Brew Works - and so many more! Test your art abilities at a class at the Baum School; take in a show at Allentown Symphony Hall; enjoy the exhibits at the Allentown Art Museum; or take a walk through the Arts Park! The Hamilton District is also home to many treasures including the PPL Center, Tucker’s Yarn, Studio 606, Youth Education in the Arts, and Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ — the "Liberty Bell" church — which hid the Liberty Bell from the British in 1777. That's just one of the many stories downtown Allentown has to tell. Come experience the Summer in the City Music series on the PPL Plaza; the annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue; A Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert; the Tree Lighting Ceremony; New Year's Eve Celebration; First Mondays; Downtown Restaurant Weeks and so much more! Come experience the taste, sights and sounds of the Hamilton District – and find your own story to tell! For more information, please visit or contact Betsy Kohl at [email protected]. Give the gift of downtown Allentown with an AMP Gift Card available for purchase at the Allentown Chamber office, the Allentown Art Museum and assembly88. For more details visit,

Job Seekers: Mark your calendars! We have big things happening in Allentown and opportunities are growing by the minute. Visit Friday's Job Fair on the Allentown Arts Walk from 10 AM - 3 PM! #jobfair #freshkitchen

Save Water - Drink Beer! Allentown Beer Fest is around the corner - have you gotten your tickets yet? 🍻🍻 Purchase in person at Cork & Cage or online at!

#allentown #downtownallentown #allentownbeerfest #drinkup #beer #craftbeer #beerlovers #drinklocal

A successful First Monday! Thanks to all who came out to make it a great evening of networking and cocktails (can you *actually* have one without the other?! 😜) and thanks to @hamiltonkitchen for hosting the event and providing such delicious food!
#firstmonday #downtownallentown #hamiltonkitchen @ The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar

If you haven't yet, don't forget to RSVP for this month’s First Monday at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar! Join us TONIGHT to network with live music by Real West, complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, and delicious happy hour specials. This even it presented by DABA in partnership with the Non-Profit and Business Council. 🥃🥃#firstmonday #thehamiltonkitchenandbar #oldfashionedfun

RSVP here:

Join us at The Hamilton for some good Old Fashioned fun!🥃 #thehamiltonkitchenandbar

Have you checked out the murals in #DowntownAllentown? Take a stroll and see the magnificent artwork gracing our streets.
#allentown #citycenter #lehighvalley #artinallentown #igallentown #goodthingshappening #artcities

Are you following our countdown to 2019's Allentown Beer Fest? Follow our Facebook Event to see the beers that will be flowing on September 7th's festival! We're releasing a new beer each day as we countdown... with over 100 Craft Beers and Ciders to sample, the list continues to grow! 🍻🍻 We also have live music by Hector Rosado & His Latin Jazz Experience and food from local restaurants for purchase!

Tickets are available now for pre sale at $34 per person OR $28 per person if you purchase a six-pack! Head to Cork & Cage to purchase in person or click here to purchase online!
#downtownallentown #allentownpa #citycenter #lehighvalley #allentown #allentownbeerfest #drinkup #beer #craftbeer #beerlovers #drinklocal #craftcider #glutenfreebeer #glutenfreecider #hardseltzer

Don't miss Saturday's opening of the group show "Dramatic Focus" at gallery 840! A reception will be held from 12-3 PM. Artists Taryn Day, Molly Gilley, Lauren Kuhn, Elena Shackleton, and Wendy Stoudt bring a striking collection of paintings featuring reflective surfaces, bold colors, and magnified views.

For more information:

#downtownallentown #tarynday #mollygilley #laurenkuhn #elenashackleton #wendystoudt #dramaticfocus #lehighvalley #igallentown #allentownpa #citycenter #iglehighvalley #art #artinallentown

4th Annual Allentown Beer Fest

Only a few hours left to purchase your Early Bird Tickets (for only $24!) for Allentown Beer Fest! Head to Cork & Cage before they close for the evening (9 PM on Wednesdays for those who need it!) or click on the link below ( before 11:59 PM tonight because when that clock strikes midnight, we're going live with regularly priced tickets! Get yours before they're gone! 🍺🍺🍺

#allentownbeerfest #drinkup #beer #craftbeer #beerlovers #drinklocal The Downtown Allentown Business Alliance, in partnership with City Center Allentown, The City of Allentown and Cork & Cage Craft Bottle Shop, present the 4th Annual Allentown Beer Fest. Join us in the 500 & 600 blocks of Hamilton Street in Downtown Allentown for an afternoon of great beers, great fo...

#DowntownAllentown Business: Save at assembly88's Summer Clearance on all your favorite brands including Peter Millar, Faherty, Patagonia, johnnie-O, Southern Tide and MORE!

Shop in store or online at today.

Save the Date! Join Senator Pat Browne on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 3-7PM at the PPL Center for the Community and Family Expo! Grab a bite to eat, visit more than 90 displays and learn a little about education programs, state agencies, job training and more!

TGIF! It’s a beautiful day in downtown Allentown.

#downtownallentown #allentownpa #artswalkallentown

Cool off at The Fashion Academy The Baum School of Art! Interested in creative sewing and embellishment? Want to learn how to create fabric jewelry and accessories? Do you want to incorporate Harry Potter into your fashion journey? Join us for a week of fun and fashion at The Baum School, for our Fashion Academy Summer Camps! Ages 9-17 are welcome to attend these full or half day camps, and registration is still open!

Week 6: July 29th – August 2nd - Creative Sewing and Embellishment
Week 7: August 5th – 9th - Fabric Jewelry and Accessories
Week 8: August 12th – 16th - Fantastic Beasts and How to Sew Them

Head to to register today!

#downtownallentown #allentownpa #citycenter #lehighvalley #allentown #artinallentown #baumschool #walterbaum #makeart #teachart

Whatcha doing later? Head to The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center tonight, July 25 at 6:00 PM for a
Book Talk & Signing for "When Brooklyn Was Queer!" 📚 🏳️‍🌈

Hugh Ryan, author of "When Brooklyn Was Queer", which the New York Times book review calls "[A] boisterous, motley new entertaining and insightful chronicle" will be there to talk and sign copies!
#downtownallentown #allentownpa #citycenter #lehighvalley #allentown #booksigning #booktalk #books #lgbt #bradburysullivan #bradburysullivanlgbtcommunitycenter #queerlit #lgbtlit #hughryan #whenbrooklynwasqueer #meettheauthor

It’s a beautiful day in Downtown Allentown and the Jazz is flowing from Tony Gairo & Lou Lanza in the PPL Plaza! Bring your lunch and soak in this summer sun at @dwntwnallentown’s Wednesday Summer in the City concert series!

Starting to get hungry? Stop in Bon Appetit Cafe to pick up some healthy lunch options! This #snackpack is a great choice and easy to grab-n-go -- best part? Its only $8! Hummus, grape leaves, tabouli and Baba - stop in today! 🍴

#downtownallentown #allentownpa #citycenter #lehighvalley #allentown #eatinallentown #eatlocal #allentowneats #yum #bonappetitcafe #vegan

Its the final week for Laura Brady's exhibition "A Walk Through Eden," on view at gallery 840 through July 27! Laura Brady's florals are sure to brighten your home or office! 🌸🌸

#gallery840 also has jewelry, prints and small paintings by other local artists. For more information:
#downtownallentown #laurabrady #inspiredbynature #lehighvalley #allentownpa #citycenter #iglehighvalley #art #artinallentown

Downtown Allentown Market

Extremely excited about what's happening in Downtown Allentown and equally excited that the diversity of cuisine at Downtown Allentown Market will reflect our city so beautifully! 🍴

#Allentownproud #DowntownAllentown

The food hall will feature a restaurant from celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, called Fresh Kitchen. In addition, there will be Middle-Eastern and Asian cuisine, along with sushi, baked-goods, and a bar! #DAMThatsTasty via PBS39

What could be a better way to spend a summer day than sharing a $15 Margarita Pitcher with your friends!? #NationalTequilaDay is this Wednesday, July 24 and Tacos Y Tequila City Center is celebrating! 🍹🌮 Stop by and sample their extensive tequila selection, savor on some tasty tacos and enjoy one of Downtown Allentown's favorite spots!

#downtownallentown #tacosytequila #margaritas #tequilalovers #allentownpa #citycenter #cocktails #lehighvalley #happyhour

Johnny’s Bagels & Deli’s new Allentown spot is now open

Congrats Johnny's Bagels & Deli !! Johnny’s Bagels new location — a stylish, 2,300-square-foot, 55-seat eatery — is on the ground floor of Strata East apartment building at the corner of Sixth and Linden streets (26 N. Sixth St., Suite 170).

Pentley Holmes Rip Out My Heart (Official Video)

Pentley Holmes Music has been touring the U.S. to make a name for himself and will be performing for this upcoming First Monday on July 1st at Tacos Y Tequila City Center!

We hope to see you there from 5-7pm.

"Rip Out My Heart" taken from Pentley Holmes' album 'Rip Out My Heart' Get it on iTunes: Get it on Amazon https://ww...

Downtown has the best happy hours!🍸🍹🍷

Tacos Y Tequila City Center will have a live DJ on their patio on Fridays from 4-6pm. Sounds like a great way to end the workweek and welcome the weekend! 🌮🎧🎵

$5 glasses of wine tonight and every Thursday at Bell Hall! 🍷

$5 wine glasses every Thursday. #winetime 🍷🥂
#winenight #Allentown #winelovers #love #Thursday #wine #cheers #610 #friends #downtownAllentown

Paul Simon - Under African Skies (Trailer)

This Sunday at 1pm, the Allentown Art Museum​ is hosting an afternoon of dynamic conversation with Bathiki Kumalo.

Following a screening of the film Under African Skies, which tells the story behind Paul Simon’s album Graceland and the cultural and political climate of South Africa of the time, professional musician Bathiki Kumalo will engage with the audience through music and dialogue. Kumalo has recorded and/or toured with Paul Simon, Gloria Estefan, Derrick Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Chico Ceasar, Laurie Anderson, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, and many others.
Sunday, June 30th - 1pm
Allentown Art Museum
31 N 5th Street, Allentown PA
This event is free.

At 2 pm you can join a free guided tour of the exhibition Deco After Dark: Evening Wear, 1920–1945.

"Music video by Paul Simon performing ""Under African Skies"" Trailer. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment"

2019 Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in and attended the 12th Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival!! Thanks to our DABA board members and our amazing volunteers who gave their time to set up, pour beer, sell tickets, put out fires, and so much more! Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, City Center Allentown and to all of our sponsors for making this event possible and for your ongoing support! An event of this caliber would not be possible without the partnership and assistance of the City of Allentown and the many departments who work with us to make the Allentown Blues Fest a success!

What an amazing day in downtown Allentown!

Video credit: Marco Calderon

Kayla Avitabile

It looks like the weather is clearing up in time for Fresh Fridays! Stop by the Arts Walk starting at noon for local produce, a food truck, and a Lively Lunches performance by Kayla Avitabile!
🥕🎶🚚🌮🥬 Indie Singer-Songwriter

During Destination Arts: Third Thursday tonight, RE:find will have a special display of furnishings from India by designer Shweta Jajodia!

Tonight, 5-8 pm, an expanded line of furnishings from India by designer Shweta Jajodia. Lots happening throughout downtown this Third Thursday. Stop by! #allentownpa #igallentown #stratalife #citycenterallentown #lehighvalley #indianstyle #hamiltonmainstreet #downtownallentown

Destination Arts: Third Thursday

Destination Arts: Third Thursday is tonight! Follow the page to get updates, info, and previews of what you can discover tonight downtown.

Here's another Third Thursday preview!
Tonight from 5-8pm, Tyrone Webb will be at The Dime with some of his fine spray paint art pieces.
Check out this WFMZ report from last year to see what he's all about!

Summer in the City begins within the hour! Come see Pentley Holmes Music on your lunch break today at the PPL Plaza. 🎶

Smokin’ food and smokin’ music draw crowds to downtown Allentown festival

Amazing day yesterday in downtown!! Thank you everyone for joining us for Blues, Brews & Barbecue! Allentown's "Blues, Brews and BBQ" draws food and music lovers to downtown Allentown Saturday for what has become a pre-summer tradition for lovers of barbecue and blues music.

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer has taken the LV Building Trades Stage by storm! What an incredible performance so far!

Taz is about to start!

James Armstrong stole Slam Allen's guitar!!!

Slam Allen is about to begin at the Tacos Y Tequila City Center stage at Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2019!

The sun is shining ☀️ for Blues, Brews & Barbecue!!

Allentown’s 12th Blues, Brews & Barbecue still following the music to success

So much to look forward to this Saturday!! Saturday's Blues, Brews & Barbecue fest in Allentown still following the music to success for its 12th year.

Summer in the City is underway! The William Allen Chorale and The Louis E. Dieruff Band are here downtown from 11:45 to 1:15!

Interested in joining our team? Find out more at:

Having a great time at First Monday!! Thank you Bell Hall for hosting us!

[06/03/19]   We're at Bell Hall for First Monday! Can't wait to see you here!

[05/31/19]   Got lunch plans? Come out and enjoy the sun with some flavorful bites and live music at Fresh Fridays downtown from noon to four!

[05/30/19]   Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest!

We are exited to announce that the Facebook winner of a pair of 2019 Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2019 festival mugs is Scott Summer! Can't wait to see you on Saturday, June 8th!
Stay tuned for more news and updates as we count down the final days until Blues 2019.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, City Center Allentown!

Every 4th Tuesday, Fegley's Allentown Brew Works welcomes some of the funniest Lehigh Valley comedians to their Silk Lounge! Next show will be Tuesday, June 25th!

We got a packed house tonight! Doing some crazy good comedy in the basement waiting for the storm.

Next time you're flipping through channels on TV, you may see this commercial for Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2019!!

Thank you to our sponsor, RCN for making this happen!

Brandon Niederauer Natinal Anthem May 26 2019 Wrigley Field nunupics

Brandon Taz Niederauer headlines Blues, Brews & Barbecue #12 on Sat. June 8th! Join us!!!

National Anthem May 26 2019 Wrigley Field

Have you seen the Blues, Brews & Barbecue 2019 lineup yet? We hope to see you Saturday, June 8th!


Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Vanessa Collier, Nick Andrew Staver Music, Craig Thatcher, Norman Taylor Blues/Soul/Americana, Chaz DePaolo Band, The BC Combo, King Solomon Hicks fans page, Pentley Holmes Music, James Supra, Little Monkeys, Tavern Tan, The Groove Merchants, James Armstrong Band, Slam Allen Band

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840 Hamilton St, Ste 205
Allentown, PA

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Downtown Allentown is the cultural and commercial heart of the Lehigh Valley. There is a positive energy and vitality here that can be seen in the great things happening in our community ever day. The Downtown Allentown Business Alliance (DABA) is an association made up of entrepreneurs, retailers, restaurateurs, employers, artists and other community leaders who help make the city's exciting urban vibe happen. A program of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, DABA supports the wonderfully diverse cultures and rich history that can be found here. We are a city alive with excitement and limitless possibilities.

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
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