By Kathy Lauer-Williams
The museum, known for its annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival in August, is presenting Artifest, which celebrates all of the different cultures in the community.
"We felt the museum's 30th year was a time to connect and celebrate the community," says museum executive director Pat Rivera. "This is our way of giving back."
The festival features more than 150 artists and performers, from Columbian drummers to medieval archers.
See the Mad Mechanicals, a Shakespeare parody troupe. The Bucket Youngsters, a group of Philadelphia teens who play percussion on trash cans, will invite children to join them, and Jack Mickeivicz will demonstrate how to make pottery out of mud.
There will be plenty of Native American artists and performers as well.
For more on Native festivals, see Irene Bedard at Flint Festival and Montreal's First People's Festival.
Below: "Matt Vasallo of Allentown, eats fire at his home in Allentown. He performs in the Freak Out Festival in downtown Allentown." (Michael Kubel, The Morning Call)