September 27 – October 1, 2023
Five days. Fifteen events. One community.
In October 2019, twenty years after the closing of Bethlehem Steel, Touchstone launched the inaugural ten-day Festival UnBound, using the arts as a vehicle to explore questions of community and identity: Who are we, now that the Steel is gone? What are the challenges ahead, and what are the values that hold us together as we shape our future?
Five years later, Festival UnBound has evolved into an annual five-day celebration full of arts-infused events, performances, and hands-on workshops for all who call the Lehigh Valley home. Featuring visual arts, live music, participatory dance, original theatre, workshops, and more, the Festival is a unique, hyper-local smorgasbord of arts taking place from September 27-October 1 at venues throughout Bethlehem, with pre-Festival pop-up events throughout September.
Check out the full schedule of events, below! Just click on any box to learn more.