If you haven’t hosted an event in Lehigh Valley yet, it’s about time you do. The area has a number of venues and offers a number of free activities your guests can enjoy during their downtime

“Lehigh Valley is home to many things that families, couples, or individuals can visit without having to spend any money to do so,” says Michael Stershic president, Discover Lehigh Valley. “We want to make sure people know that these options exist to them whether they are visiting the area or live here full-time.”

Discover Lehigh Valley, the CVB of the area, has compiled a list of free activities broken up into eight sections that include festivals, wineries and the outdoors among others. Guests can visit museums, such as the Liberty Bell Museum and The Banana Factory, stroll through the Garlic Fest in October and tour a guitar factory and museum.

To view the entire list, check out their website

 Meeting Professionals International (MPI), published its 2022 Winter Meetings Outlook, a quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. 

Among its findings: 

 

Back in 1801, Theodosia—daughter of future vice president Aaron Burr—and Joseph Alston left their home in Albany and headed to Niagara Falls with nine pack horses on what the Alstons called their “Bridal Tour.” That trip launched the reputation of the Falls as “the honeymoon capital of the world.”

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.