Enjoy Vet Fest This Weekend in Bethlehem

It’s a celebration of honor and valor as Vet Fest returns to SteelStacks in Bethlehem Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8. Presented by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of The Nam Knights Motorcycle Club, Vet Fest is held in recognition of the men and women who have served our country and community.

Highlights of the festival, which is free to attend, include a motorcycle Bike Run July 7 at 11:30 a.m., benefiting the Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation; and a 5K July 8 at 8 a.m., benefiting The Bethlehem Police Department K-9 Unit and Motorcycle Patrol. Bike Run registration is onsite only and $20 for riders or $10 for passengers. Race participants can register in advance at www.namknights-lvpa.org or the day of for $25.

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A Bike Run will be held Saturday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. The Bike Run will benefit the Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation.

Vet Fest also includes two days of live music by local favorites like Schubert and Binder, Bryant Brothers Band and Kings of Sunday, and features presentations and activities by more than 30 vendors and participants, including Dog Tags Lehigh Valley, Hannum’s Harley-Davidson, Tails of Valor, Wreaths Across America, Home Depot, Victory House, Lehigh Valley Health Network and Heroes First Home Loans.

Other Vet Fest highlights include:

  • Tattoos for donation by Steel City Tattoo (benefiting the Nam Knights’ charitable organizations)
  • Face painting and activities for children
  • Free haircuts for veterans by Hair Cuttery

Musical performances include:

July 7

  • Appalachian Apollo
  • Duncan Bell Bagpipes
  • Sing For America
  • Bryant Brothers Band
  • Kings of Sunday
  • Liquor Soaked Highway
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Live music will be a highlight of Vet Fest 2018.

July 8

  • Schubert and Binder
  • Duncan Bell Bagpipes
  • Sing For America
  • Denim and Leather
  • Doubting Thomas
  • Girlcrue

Partners helping to support Vet Fest include Adams Outdoor Advertising, Humana Health, North End Wanderers, Cherry Creek Mortgage, Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley, More Miles Automotive, Moyer Lumber, Gilboy Ford, Jefferson Democratic Club, Eastern Propane, Borger’s Rare Coins and Independent Citizens Club.

Vet Fest runs July 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the festival, visit www.namknights-lvpa.org.

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