Musikfest Traditions

In addition to being the nation’s largest free music festival, Musikfest offers a variety of special events for all ages and interests! Great community, corporate and performance partners bring extra excitement and attractions to the ‘fest each year. Be sure to check out all of the fun features in 2023.

Opening Ceremonies

Friday, Aug. 4, 5:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Festplatz

Join us as we present the Marcincin Awards recognizing longtime business supporters and officially declare Musikfest 2023 open! This year’s honorees are Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub, BSI Corporate Benefits and SEN (Service Electric Network).

Featuring a performance by Alana Mars.

Worship Services

Sunday, August 6, 10 a.m.
Contemporary Worship Service (Grace Church Bethlehem)
Wells Fargo Festplatz

Thursday, August 10, 4-5 p.m.
Interfaith Service (Bethlehem Interfaith Group)
Wells Fargo Festplatz

Sunday, August 13, 10 a.m. Polka Mass (Allentown Diocese)
Wells Fargo Festplatz

Fireworks Display

Sunday, August 13, 10 p.m.
presented by Garden State Fireworks

Sparklers and Sparkling Wine: An Exclusive Musikfest Fireworks Watch Party

Sunday, August 13 | 9 p.m.

Price: $44 | $39 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: PNC Stadtplatz

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Join us at PNC Stadtplatz – Payrow Plaza at City Hall – for an exclusive watch party featuring samples of four delicious sparkling wines picked out by Jay Nee at Juniper & Grain, free chocolate covered bananas from Dinky’s Bethlehem Ice Cream Parlor & Grill, and one of the best views of the fireworks spectacular that closes out Musikfest!

You’ll get a sample each of the following sparkling wines:

  • Cune Cava Rose (Spain)
  • I Castelli Brut Prosecco (Italy)
  • 14 Hands Brut (Washington)
  • Domaine Ste Michelle Brut Rose (Washington)