By: Kelly Huth

As the weather warms, encourage your student to explore Downtown Easton – their home away from home while they’re in school. Spring is a beautiful time to take a walk through town exploring the historic architecture, admiring the murals and public art, and tasting the delicious food from the city’s best restaurants. The Greater Easton Development Partnership, a nonprofit focused on supporting and promoting Easton, has a number of events planned this spring that you won’t want to miss. So plan a day trip to visit your student and take advantage of these free events!

  1. Acoustic Kitchen: Every Friday, the Easton Public Market extends its hours so visitors can enjoy live music and great eats. Enjoy an acoustic performance and then dine on wood-fired pizza and beer from Scratch, Ramen noodles from Mister Lee’s, or a glass of wine from Tolino Vineyards. (6-8 p.m. Fridays, Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St.,
  2. Easton Farmers’ Market’s Winter Market: America’s oldest open-air farmers market has a winter offshoot. When you visit your student, be sure to stop by and make sure they’re stocked up on local, organic veggies; pasture-raised meats, freshly-baked breads and pastries; kombucha, local honey, soups and more. (10 a.m. to noon, Second and Fourth Saturdays, Jan.-April, Church Street parking lot behind Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St.,
  3. Spring into Easton: This annual event is a free shopping and tasting crawl through Downtown Easton. Boutiques partner with restaurants to offer a small bite at each store as you browse. Pick up a passport and map in Centre Square and spend the afternoon exploring Downtown Easton. It’s a great way to preview the menus of the city’s restaurants so you know exactly where you want to make your reservations the next time you’re in town! (Noon – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 13, Centre Square)
  4. Easton Out Loud: On the fourth Friday of every month, Downtown Easton businesses celebrate with specials, live music, samplings, activities and promotions. Head downtown for dinner and then meander through the shops during Easton Out Loud. Plus, after 5 p.m. it’s only $1 to park for the whole evening in the city’s parking garages. (5-9 p.m., fourth Fridays, Downtown Easton,
  5. Explore the Easton Murals project pieces: GEDP, in partnership with Brick+Mortar Gallery, has been celebrating locally- and nationally-acclaimed artists by commissioning murals throughout Downtown Easton. Four murals have been completed. Check them out at your leisure (
  • 49 N. Bank St. (Artist: Giancarlo DeMarchi)
  • 118-120 Northampton St. (Artist: Scott Albrecht)
  • Spring Garden Street and Larry Holmes Drive, Genesis Bicycles parking lot (Artist: Madison Scott)
  • Bank and Spring Garden streets (Artist: Emilio Florentine)