If you see a team of horses pulling a giant beer wagon down the street, your eyes are not deceiving you. They just might be making a delivery to your favorite bar.
The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales arrived in the Lehigh Valley at the beginning of the week. And while the lovely steeds are primarily around to promote the King of Beers, they are also helping to raise money for the Bethlehem Police’s Mounted Patrol Unit.
The Clydesdales, who have been residing at the stables on Illick’s Mill Road during their visit, today venture into the city’s interior where they will be touring around South Bethlehem and the historic downtown, and making stops along the way at a few watering holes between 1 and 3 p.m.
The tentative procession route will begin in the area of the Steel Ice Center on E. First St. in South Bethlehem and continue on Polk Street, E. Third St., Adams Street, W. Fourth St., S. New Street and over the Fahy Bridge. It will continue around City Hall, north on N. New Street, W. Broad Street, and south on Main Street. The procession will end at the Wooden Match at Main and W. Lehigh Streets.
If you don’t get a chance to meet the Clydesdales while they tour the city, you are welcome to visit them at the Illick’s Mill Road stables between 5 and 7 p.m.
Here is what else is happening in Bethlehem today:
- There will be open houses for parents at East Hills Middle School and Calypso Elementary School.
- Calypso Elementary School will also be hosting its annual Cougar Prowl, a heart healthy walk around the school grounds from 1:30 to 3 p.m. that will raise funds for the Parents and Teachers of Calypso who plan to use funds raised to pay for field trips, assemblies, and technology items, among other items.
- A plan to build an 18-unit apartment complex at the corner of Atlantic and E. Fifth streets in South Bethlehem is one of the agenda items for the Bethlehem Planning Commission, which meets at 4 p.m. in Town Hall. The developers plan to demolish the existing buildings at 420-424 Atlantic St. and 801-803 E. Fifth St. Planners are also scheduled to look at yet another Abe Atiyeh plan to build some kind of hospital at Center Street and Dewberry Avenue.
- Kenyatta Hill and Culture bring their classic reggae sound to the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in a free performance at 7 p.m. Born in the 70s’ golden age of reggae, Culture garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic 'roots' albums. Culture's legendary "Two Sevens Clash" was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and is acknowledged today by Rolling Stone Magazine as #25 of the 50 all time coolest records (the only reggae album to make the list).
- Pop-punk band Blink 182 comes to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $79.50 and $59.50.