There is simply too much to do in Bethlehem this weekend that you’re going to have to spend the night! Pack your pajamas, your toothbrush and print your itinerary!


Arrive in Bethlehem. Park in the Walnut Street Garage or nab a meter. Download the ParkNow app so you can add more time to your meter when you lose track of time in the shops downtown.


Dig Main Street. The construction continues and so does the promotion. For every ten dollars that you spend in the participating stores in the Historic District, you’ll get a contest entry to win awesome prizes like an iPad, a vacation or a gift basket. There’s no limit on the number of contest entries per person so don’t hold back!


Move over to the South Side for the evening. Head to Oktoberfest at SteelStacks to see the Oktoberfest skills challenge! It’s man against man, and woman against woman, as area bars come together for an afternoon of hard-fought, fun-filled competition. Watch as contestants roll 30-pound beer barrels, compete in a 50-yard dash while carrying mugs filled with Yuengling beer and use every muscle in their body to pull a 40,000-pound Yuengling beer truck, all in an effort to capture the coveted Yuengling Traveling Trophy.


You’ve had a German afternoon, so it’s time for a Mexican dinner! Walk up to 4th Street to General Zapata. General Zapata offers huge tacos, world famous hot sauce and so much more. They have a BYOB policy, so you’re more than welcome to go and enjoy some drinks. Specializing in Mexican and Caribbean food, General Zapata is a great place to bring the family!


Head back to Oktoberfest for the evening musical entertainment! You’ll catch the end of Garfunkel and Oates, a Los Angeles based comedy/folk duo made up of actresses Riki Lindhome from The Last House on the Left, Changeling, and My Best Friend’s Girl, and Kate Micucci (originally from Nazareth, PA) from Scrubs, and When in Rome.


The party continues when UUU takes the stage. They exploded onto the music scene in the 1990s, and they continue to play a wide variety pop, disco and party music with a ton of charisma and authority.


Make your way over to the Sand’s Hotel where you’ll stay the night. Get some rest after a great day.


Time for brunch! You’ve gotten a great night of rest and it’s time to continue your cultural whirlwind weekend with a full Irish breakfast at Molly’s Irish Bar and Grille. They only serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, so you’re really in for a treat. They have breakfast favorites like pancakes and French toast, but the Irish meal is the way to go: eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, black and white pudding, tomatoes and mushrooms.


Head home on a very full stomach!