ALLENTOWN, PA – The sounds of the Allentown Band soared into the air with a full audience at the Bethlehem SteelStacks.

The 4th of July weekend was in full swing in the Lehigh Valley.

“It’s amazing to come out and see the whole story,” said Olivia Feleghazi. “It really is a good time to come together and celebrate the country.” she said.

It’s a sense of normalcy that people like John Bolan have said they expect.

“It’s just a nice feeling to know that we are getting over the pandemic, we are coming out of it again,” Bolan said.

He also said you couldn’t have asked for a better night.

“It’s just wonderful to have events like this,” Bolan said.

At J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, vendors lined the streets and groups took the stage in front of hundreds of people.

“This is what we need now,” said Flor Velez, president of Puertorican Culture Preservation.

After a year of uncertainty, vendors have said it’s events like these that are once again causing business to explode.

“This year it’s bigger than the other years, you know, with COVID,” Velez said.

Ron Reaman had a full line on the outside of his Donut truck.

“It’s a big event,” said Ron Reaman, owner of DonutNV in Allentown.

Holiday celebrations in the Lehigh Valley ended Sunday evening with full fireworks.

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