Festival Spectacles

Architects of Air presented by Think Energy
Aug. 4: 6-10 pm
Aug. 5-13: noon-10 pm
Last entry each night at 9:30 pm
Step into a world of wonder and experience Architects of Air’s Katena Luminaria, a monumental inflatable structure designed to generate a sense of awe at the beauty of light and color. Each luminarium is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into one. Admission to Architects of Air is $5, payable at the door in Musikfest Food & Beverage Tickets only. This experience, presented by Think Energy, is wheelchair accessible and inviting to guests of special needs.

Musikfest’s Wireless Disco
Aug. 4-13, 7-11 pm
Returning this year is Musikfest’s Wireless Disco, a unique and fun way of experiencing live music! Grab a pair of wireless headphones and a silent atmosphere instantly transforms into a high energy musical event with a live musical mix by two different DJs on separate channels all synced to a light and video display produced by Pollen Consolidated.

Yarn Bombing at Musikfest
Presented by The Knitter’s Edge
Aug. 4-13
Sparks Orthodontics Familienplatz

The Knitter’s Edge staff and community are back to yarn bomb Musikfest again. Stroll through Familienplatz and check out their colorful creations.

Musikfest 5k
Aug. 5, 10:30 am
Race starts at ArtsQuest Center

Starting at the SteelStacks campus and leading all the way to the IBEW Local 375 Volksplatz stage at Johnston Park, the 1st Annual musikfest 5k is a fun-filled event for runners and walkers alike with live music and other surprise elements along the course! All participants receive the following exclusive Musikfest 5k swag:

  • Official Musikfest 5k tech shirt
  • Official Musikfest mug
  • Pre-race concert at TD Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square featuring Smokin’ (rock) from Bethlehem
  • Post-race concert at IBEW Local 375 Volksplatz featuring Eighteenth Hour (rock) from Bethlehem
  • FREE Yuengling beer (21+)
  • FREE race photos
  • FREE shuttle transportation from the finish line back to SteelStacks
  • VIP early access to kick off Day 2 of Musikfest

Runners and walkers can register at or 610-332-1300.

Close Act Theatre presents BIRDMEN
August 7, 8 and 9 at 6 pm & 9 pm
Main & Spring Streets
Catch these huge, illuminated animals as they rove the streets of Bethlehem.The mysterious luminous birdmen are operated by mysterious men; we humans are unnoticed by these creatures.
Are they living in another dimension? And what is their reason to invade our streets? Find out for yourself!

Close Act Theatre presents PER-Q
August 10, 11 and 12 at 6 pm & 8 pm
Main & Spring Streets
This 19th century marching band is in a strange satisfying mood. They create a weird procession with a totally undefinable purpose. It frequently switches between humorous and melancholic, between hilarious and gloomy. It feels a little inconvenient but it changes immediately when the soldiers start beating their drums. Let us all go marching for no reason. It is great fun!