The Celtic Classic was held again this year in Bethlehem, PA. from
September 26 to 28, 2008. It is the Largest Highland Games & Festival in North America and is held under the Hill to Hill Bridge in Bethlehem. This was the 21st annual Celtic Classic presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance.

==> Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival 2015

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Musikfest 2008 marked the 25th Anniversary of a fantastic festival. I am showing my age but I remember the first festival that started back in 1984. In 1984 about 182,000 people attended this small, grass-roots music festival in Bethlehem, Pa. Back then there was about 118 performers and 295 performances. The performances were held at 6 different stages.

Fast forward to 2008 and here we are two decades later at the 25th Anniversary event. Those humble beginnings spawn an event that has blossomed into a 10-day musical spectacular that attracts more than one million people from throughout the country.

The festival showcases nearly every musical style imaginable. More than 300 performers from across the country and around the globe now perform
musical programming at 14 different indoor and outdoor stages (10 of the stages are free). We enjoyed 10 great nights of headline entertainment, mouth-watering foods, plenty of children’s fun and activities and a spectacular closing-night fireworks display.

We can’t wait until 2009. ==> Musikfest 2009 Schedule


Well, when August arrives that can only mean two things. Get ready for Bethlehem’s Musikfest and the Great Allentown Fair in Allentown. Like clockwork we were out to kick off both events. I wouldn’t have miss either event. The Fair ran from August 26 to September 1, 2008 and was celebrating its 157th year. It really does offer a lot of fun and is educational for people of all ages.

The Fair was originally dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers. The kids get to learn where their food comes from while spending an exciting day on rides, playing games and seeing shows. You can enjoy international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets. The Fair once again proved to be a “Don’t miss it”.


It was another great year at the Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown which ran from Thursday May 22 to Monday May 26, 2008

There were some outstanding performers and artisans, many talented people. Allentown really hits a home run with this event every year by having it at scenic Cedar Beach Park. Performance stages, over a hundred artists and craftspeople, roving entertainers, and more than two dozen vendors offering authentic regional foods as well. I am looking forward to 2009.

==> Festivals, Fairs, Carnivals, Fireworks across the USA in all 50 states.