About 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 taste, 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.
Eat your way through the Hamilton District and experience the tastes of the Bay Leaf, Pita King, ROAR Social House, Island in the Sun, the Hamilton Kitchen, the Dime, 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 the PPL Center, Tucker’s Yarn, Studio 740, Youth Education in the Arts, 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 Summer in the City Music series on the PPL Plaza; the annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue; the Tree Lighting Ceremony; New Year's Eve Celebration; First Mondays; Downtown Restaurant Weeks and so much more!
After all, it starts here!