Hamilton District

Hamilton District

 Right here in downtown Allentown you’ll find the commercial and cultural heart of the Lehigh Valley – the Hamilton District. Our unique ethnic restaurants, our historical arts district, our businesses – and our people – make this a vibrant center of activity. Here, visitors can discover a wide array of tastes, culture, entertainment and history. The Hamilton District Main Street Program consists of the area from 5th Street to 12th Street, and from Walnut to Linden Streets, and is supported by adjoining city neighborhoods and the riverfront. The Hamilton District Main Street Program is a project of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce.

Eat your way through the Hamilton District  and experience the tastes of The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar, Billy's Downtown Diner, Cosmopolitan, Bayleaf,  the Allentown Brew Works  - and so many more! Test your art abilities at a class at the Baum School; take in a show at Allentown Symphony Hall; enjoy the exhibits at the Allentown Art Museum; or take a walk through the Arts Park!

The Hamilton District is also home to many treasures including Tucker’s Yarn, Robata of Tokyo, and Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ — the "Liberty Bell" church — which hid the Liberty Bell from the British in 1777. That's just one of the many stories downtown Allentown has to tell.

Come experience the annual Blues; Brews and Barbecue; A Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert; the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony; Party on the Deck; Downtown Restaurant weeks and so much more!

Another popular program offered by the Hamilton District program is the "Summer in the City" (SITC) music series. This is a 18-week lunchtime music series which takes place on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and runs from May 29th through September 25th in Downtown Allentown at the PPL Plaza.  Now in its 8th year and proudly Sponsored by County of Lehigh, the SITC music program was created in an effort to better engage the downtown workforce and give employees a chance to be outdoors while listening to great, Lehigh Valley musicians and taking advantage of the eateries and restaurants in Downtown Allentown.

Come experience the taste, sights and sounds of the Hamilton District – and find your own story to tell!

After all, it starts here!



For more information, contact Mitch Hanna, the Hamilton District Main Street Manager at mitchh@lehighvalleychamber.org or 484-226-6323, Fax# 610-437-4907.