Delaware County Area Weekend Events & Family Fun 6/23 – 6/25

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Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

Alice in Wonderland
at Media Theatre
Saturdays & Sundays
June 17th – August 27th
Details and ticket info HERE

Viviana Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast
June 14th – June 25th
at Academy Park High School, 300 Calcon Hook Rd, Sharon Hill
Week 1
Wednesday, 6/14 (Pay What You Wish Preview Night), Friday 6/16, & Saturday 6/17 at 2 & 8 PM and Sunday, 6/18 at 2 PM.
Week 2 are Thursday, 6/22, Friday 6/23, & Saturday 6/24 at 2 & 8 PM and Sunday, 6/25 at 2 PM . Matinees have a Tea Party with Mrs. Potts, Belle and other Enchanted Characters before the show – tickets to the party are $8 each and separate from show tickets. Kids will get the chance to take photos with the Detais
Tickets can be purchased online at vivtix.com and you can also add a magical light up rose and the tea party while purchasing show tickets.
Details HERE

11th Annual Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival
June 23rd – June 25th
at New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Lansdowne Landing’s
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest & Midway Opening Weekend
Remains open through Labor Day weekend
101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Roller skating, mini-golf course, lawn games, arcades, Midway and a little “beach” setup along the waterfront.
Roller skating = $3 to skate, $10 skate rental, feel free to bring your own skates. Your Independence Blue Cross card gets you free admission.
Mini-golf = $5 per person
Details HERE

Midway Opening at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
June 23rd – June 25th
11AM – 11 PM
Summer at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest really gets started when the ferris wheel starts spinning on June 23rd. This year, we’ve added two choice rides and boardwalk-style games to the roller skating rink, Artful Golfer mini-golf, arcades and food, making it Philadelphia’s urban beach.
Come down and celebrate the opening of the Summerfest Midway with a special FREE performance by the legendary Biz Markie on June 24th from 9-11PM.
Other activities during the Midway’s Opening Weekend
FRIDAY: FREE face painting (12-3PM), balloon twisting (1-3PM), claymation with The Clay Studio (5-8PM), DJ Jay Tables (9-Midnight)
SATURDAY: Face painting (12-3PM), Balloon twisting (1-3PM), HUGE FREE Biz Markie DJ SET (9-11PM)
SATURDAY: Face painting (12-3PM), Balloon twisting (1-3PM)
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature – May 24th – September 4, 2017
Details and pricing HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Backyard Adventures
June 9th – Sept 10th
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Winter at Philadelphia Zoo
June 17th through August 20th
Guests will tube down Snow Leopard Slope, a 120-foot-long, 20-foot-high, snow-covered incline; make snow angels or throw a snowball or two in Snow Zone, a free-play area for all ages or head into Polar Bear Pavilion designed specifically for little snow tots.
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Road Leonia, NJ
Details HERE

David Rogers’ Big Bugs at Tyler Arboretum
June 3 to August 29
Be awed and inspired by artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs, 10 gigantic insect sculptures on parade through the Arboretum.
ADMISSION: Adults (18-64): $15 Seniors (65+): $13 Youth (3-17): $9 Military and students with valid ID: $9. Children age 2 and under: free. Members: free
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Riverwalk Mini Golf
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details HERE

Knoebels
Details HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Great Adventure
Details HERE

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
309 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Friday June 23, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all)

Rock Painting
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Take part in the latest craze – rock painting! Come and paint a rock for yourself, and one to hide for someone else to find. Supplies are provided, but you can bring your favorite rock to paint, if you have one! 
Registration is not necessary • Suitable for those entering grades K-5, and their caregivers!
Details HERE

Build Day at Middletown Free Library
10 AM – 5 PM
All day long kids & their caregivers can enjoy a variety of building games, activities, and kits here at the library. Mr. Jason will have things throughout the library, so stop in any time! All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy. Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Family Summer Show – Makin Music
10:30 AM – 11:15AM
at Ridley Township Library
One of Makin’ Music’s performers will play the guitar and lead families in 45 minutes of familiar and original songs and rhythm chants. 
Family Fun Shows are suitable for ages 3-10, but all are welcome to join the fun.
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Groups of 10+ must call in advance.
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.
Details HERE

Summer Kick Off BBQ at Garden State Discovery Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
Come join us for a night of family fun. Silver Diner will be at the museum serving up some delicious burgers. We will have moon bounces from J-Dogs, a obstacle course provided by Kid Fit and it is only $5.00 after 5pm.
Details HERE

June Twilight in the Gardens
7 PM – 10 PM
at Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Join us for jumping evening of live music and art-making all with in the visionary walls of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens!
Details, schedule and ticket info HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers
7:30 PM
Details HERE

Sounds of Summer: Newspaper Taxis
7:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Bring your lawn chair – we’ll provide the snacks and the music!
Details HERE

Sing: Summer Movie Night in Paddock Park
7:30 PM – 10 PM
at Paddock Park in Havertown PA
Gather on the tennis courts shortly before dusk – bring chairs, blankets and snacks. Don’t forget a flash light!
Detasils HERE

Saturday June 24, 2017

Old Navy’s Annual $1 Flip-Flop Sale
In Store AND Online
Select styles, solid colors only. Limit 10 per customer. While supplies last
Details HERE

Day Out with Thomas the Train at Strasburg Railroad
June 17th – June 25th
Details, reservations and ticket info HERE

Paddock Farms Neighborhood Yard Sale
8 AM – 1 PM
Havertown PA
The Paddock Farms neighborhood yard sale is a community-wide event
Details HERE

Raspberry Celebration  at Linvilla Orchards
Pick your own Raspberries begins at 8 AM
Festival 11 AM – 4 PM
Silly Joe, Costumed characters, Jammin with Judi, Meet the Beekeepers, Tookany Creek Blue Grass Band, Officer Offbeat and more!
Details and schedule HERE

“Breakfast with the Stars” hosted by Upper Darby Shooting Stars
9 AM – 10 AM
at Havertown Applebee’s
Includes a magical meet-and-greet and entertainment experience with at least 10 favorite children’s characters.
Famous princes, princesses, pirates, and cartoon characters will sign autographs, be available for photos, and will perform songs several times during the breakfast. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat Applebee’s flapjacks and sausage.
Cost of the breakfast is $7 per person. Payment must be in the form of cash or check (no credit cards). Payment will be taken at the door with admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bring your cameras!

Details HERE

Pancakes with Pandas at Elmwood Park Zoo
9 AM – 12 PM
We’re celebrating the arrival of Amaya the red panda to our EPZ family and we’re throwing a breakfast party. Will you join us for all the fun?
Enjoy the zoo an hour early and share breakfast with Amaya on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 9 AM. Guests can enjoy craft stations, activities, and educational opportunities along with breakfast!
EPZ Member Adult: $10.97
EPZ Member Child: $7.95
*Non-Member Adult: $27.90
*Non-Member Child: $20.90
Children under 3: Free!
*Please note that Non-Member tickets include zoo admission!

Details HERE and Tickets HERE

Ardmore’s Big Dig
9 AM – 12 PM
Touch a Truck, Build Your Own Snack, Digging Sensory Station, Dumptruck Cookie Decorating, Building Crafts, construction themed prizes and more
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – according to website – they will be releasing one (1) additional allotment of registration tickets on Friday morning around 9am )
Details and registration HERE

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Downingtown Farmers Market
every Saturday
in Kerr Park
from 9 AM – 1 PM
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
Every Saturday May 27 through October 28
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne
Market features an artist of the week and a musician of the week in addition to great vendors.
Details HERE

Upper Merion Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM
175 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA
Market Details: Located at the bottom lot behind Township Building. Free parking and bathrooms are available. The market is dog and family friendly. Vendors sell gluten-free goods, jams, produce, dairy, meats, and more! Please support our vendors and see what they have from 9am-1pm, rain or shine!
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
May 14th through Early December
at 121 Park Avenue in Central Park directly next to Swarthmore Borough Hall
Rain or shine
Details HERE

Family Fun Day at Delaware Museum of Natural History
9:30 AM – 2 PM
Celebrate the great outdoors at our annual Family Fun Day! The Museum and local partner organizations will be leading hands-on activities focusing on outdoor fun in nature! Live animals, trail hikes, campfire complete with marshmallow roast, hands-on science, interactive presentations, crafts, and activities will be a part of the day’s outdoor celebration! Food Trucks will be available.
Admission price is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children ages 3 and up, free for children under 3. Free admission for DMNH Members.
Details HERE

Kids Club – Morph Sea Creatures
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
$2 per project, Supplies included
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

4th Annual Caribbean Day at the Reading Terminal Market 
10 AM – 3 PM
A warm and friendly Caribbean Experience! Caribbean Food Demos – Visual & Performing Artists – Music – Face Painting & more!
Details HERE

Once Upon a Garden at Chanticleer
10:30 AM
Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden at 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087.
Nature storytime and craft for age 3 and up.
$5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass.
Kids under 12 are free.
Details HERE

All Aboard: For Kids!
10:30 AM – 3 PM
at the Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant, 312 Paradise Ln, Ronks, PA
A free show all about trains just for kids and their families in The Barn at The Red Caboose Motel!
Join Brad, Jonah, Kat and Adelina for this 30 minute program featuring awesome railroad songs, a choo-choo conga-line, giveaways and even a sing-a-long about your favorite cheeky blue engine! Concessions available. Donations accepted.
Show times: 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
Details HERE

The Rainbow Fish StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

French & Indian War Skirmish and Camp at Colonial Plantation
11 AM
Become an eyewitness to history, as the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation becomes the backdrop for scenes from the French and Indian War. It’s the French and British fighting for control of the frontier. Watch the local militia, led by a Rodger’s Ranger, discover a French raiding party and witness the skirmish, which follows. Visit the French and British campsites. Talk to the soldiers about their uniforms, weapons and strategy for fighting in the wilderness of the frontier.
There will also be cooking, woodworking and other everyday activities of the colonial time period. Refreshments and souvenirs may be purchased.
Details and ticket info HERE

Summer Reading Kick-off Party at Rachel Kohl CommunityLibrary
11 AM – 1 PM
Summer Reading is coming! Come sign up at the Summer Reading Kick-off Party with a performance by Lolly and Yoyo!
Details HERE

Russian Story Time
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!
Details HERE

Lego Club with Dustin
11 AM – 12:30 AM
at Marple Public Library
Come meet new friends and have fun building with LEGO blocks.
We supply the LEGO – you supply the imagination!
Registration by phone, email, or in person
Details HERE

Pop Up Nature Play
11 AM – 3 PM
at Bartrams Gardens Community Boathouse
Meet us for a morning of FREE Family boating and kayaking at one of Philadelphia’s hidden gems, Bartram’s Garden!
All gear is provided and all ages welcome!
If you can’t meet us on June 10th, check it out on your own, every Saturday this summer (weather dependent) from 11-3 there is free boating at Bartram’s Garden.
Details HERE and HERE

Kids Sweet Repeats hosts Alex’s Lemonade Stand
11 AM – 5 PM
at Kids Sweet Repeats Consignment Boutique, 3551 Rhoads Ave Ste B, Newtown Square PA
100% of the money that you donate will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand as they continue to find a cure for childhood cancer.
As a “Thank You” for your donation, you will receive a one time use coupon for 30% off on all clothes, shoes, and toys excluding the newest arrival tag color and any star punched tag.
Can’t make it to our lemonade stand on June 24? No problem! You can donate online at anytime — save a screenshot of your donation, coupon effective now and does not expire until July 8, 2017. THANK YOU in advance for your support! To donate at anytime (make sure to enter our Event ID!!) go here: https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1327053
Details HERE

Yachtstock Riverjam
11:15 AM – 10 PM
at at three outstanding venues (West End Boat Club & the adjacent Corinthian Yacht Club & Governor Printz Park)
LIVE BANDS, and in addition to fireworks, great bands, and food, there are many activities for the whole family — including DELCO Cruisers Car Show, Family Fun Circus, visits from the famous Shriner clowns, Moon Bounce & Super Slide, face painting, carriage and pony rides, silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, and more.
Details, schedule and ticket info HERE

Art Star Pop Up Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park
12 PM – 5 PM
15-20 Curated Art & Craft Vendors as well as beer & food vendors, games, entertainment, hammocks, and more
Details HERE

All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park
12 PM – 8 PM
This All-American BBQ will get your taste buds watering with a beer garden and foods hot off the grill, plus tasty BBQ, by the Dilworth Park Café. A variety of DJs and live music, curated by Live Nation, along with a series of fun activities and games, will make this one of summer’s best events.
Details HERE

Havertown Irish Festival
12 PM – 9 PM
at the Manoa Shopping Center in Havertown PA.
Discover why Havertown is known as the 33rd County of Ireland in a day filled with Irish music and dance, food, drink, sports, games, crafts, and showcases of Irish traditions. Two stages will keep the music going while you experience the history and joys of being Irish in Havertown. 
Details and schedule HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Come for free play and free lessons for all ages and skill levels!
Details HERE

Slime Sunday
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Supplies provided including premade slime
Details  HERE

Science Saturday at Hagley Museum – Twist and Go Rubber Band Cars
1 PM – 4 PM
Stretch your imagination by designing your own rubber band-powered car. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges
This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m.
Details and ticket info HERE

Pop-Up Naturalist Program at Newlin Grist Mill – Pond Life
1 PM – 5 PM
Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family!
Details HERE

First Annual Conshohocken Music Festival
1 PM – 9 PM
at A. A. Garthwaite Stadium
The festival will offer a variety of music from an opening show just for the kids to Marah headlining later in the evening.
Details and ticket info HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
Lansdowne Library
We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.
Details HERE

All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park
5 PM – 9 PM
This All-American BBQ will get your taste buds watering with a beer garden and foods hot off the grill, plus tasty BBQ, by the Dilworth Park Café. A variety of DJs and live music, curated by Live Nation, along with a series of fun activities and games, will make this one of summer’s best events
Details HERE

Bee Education with Philadelphia Bee Company
6 PM
in the Swarthmore Central Park Ampitheatre
(In the case of rain, the program will move inside the Swarthmore Borough Building)
As owner of the Philadelphia Bee Company, Don the beekeeper will share how bees work, what beekeepers do, and why the pollinators are so important to people and the environment. You and your family will enjoy live bees and other props, photos, and an interactive waggle dance!
This program is family friendly, however, the content is designed for ages 5 to 100. 
*Please note: There will be a live hive with living bees in attendance.
Details HERE

Community Cookout Potluck REDO
6 PM – 10 PM
at Lansdowne Landing, 30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne
We were all bummed that the rain interfered last week. Let’s hope the weather cooperates this Sat!
Bring some food to share, tables and chairs if you have them, and a couple friends. A potluck picnic with your community!
Details HERE

Glenolden’s Summer Kickoff Fireworks
7 PM – 10 PM
at Interboro Baseball Field ( off of Hillcrest Ave., right behind the South Ave Sports Complex)
Music and games start at 7 p.m. DJ Steve Skalish and “Gamesmaster” Ed McCarron will be hosting your favorite races, including the sack race and shoe race, with prizes for the winners.
Fireworks go off at nightfall (usually between 9:15 and 9:30 depending on sky conditions). Skyshooter Displays will be providing the show to dazzle you and your family. While you can see the aerial show all around Glenolden, the baseball field is the only place you can get the full experience complete with synchronized music and ground effects.
Food and beverages will be sold to benefit Glenolden Scout Troop 44. 3 Brothers will also be on hand selling water ice.
Raindate June 25th
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Separate Ways: The Band
7:30 PM
Details HERE

The Lord of the Rings – Live to Projection  with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra
7:30 PM
at the Mann Music Center
Doors: 6:00 PM, Showtime: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Color Run 5k Philadelphia
8 AM
at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia
Details and Registration HERE
Following The Color Run, @alliedimphilly is hosting a fun
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE at the The Color Run Finish Line Celebration
from 9 AM – 11:30 AM
at Citizens Bank Park
Enjoy character meet and greets, NailSnaps manicures, games, and other fun activities!

Day Out with Thomas the Train at Strasburg Railroad
June 17th – June 25th
Details, reservations and ticket info HERE

Ridley Park Swim Club Basketball Clinic
Open to Members and Non Members
For Boys and Girls ages 7 to 12
Sundays of 6/25 7/2 7/9 7/16 7/23 7/30
10 AM to 11:30
Instruction on fundamentals, drills, and scrimmage games
Cost is …….for Members – $5 per session for Non-Members – $10 per session. Pay as you go. Non member cost includes all day use of the pool (you will need to sign a waiver).
Details and registration info  HERE

SahajaYoga Meditation
11 AM – 3 PM
at Lansdowne Landing
Free meditation with SahajaYoga in celebration of International Yoga Day.
Details HERE and HERE

Family Fun Day at My Gym in Springfield PA – Summer Kick Off Pizza Party
11:30 AM – 1 PM
Throughout the summer, we will have different themed Family Fun Days for the whole family to attend! These parties are great for children of all ages and for the whole family to come and play! During our Family Fun Day, we will play games, do relays, gymnastic tricks, obstacle courses and more! Reserve your spot in one of our FUN-tastic parties today!
Advance registration required
Member price: $15/1 child, $5 each additional sibling
Non-Member price: $20/1 child, $5 each additional sibling
Details HERE

All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park
12 PM – 6 PM
This All-American BBQ will get your taste buds watering with a beer garden and foods hot off the grill, plus tasty BBQ, by the Dilworth Park Café. A variety of DJs and live music, curated by Live Nation, along with a series of fun activities and games, will make this one of summer’s best events.
Details HERE

Prospect Park Phanatic Appearance & Customer Appreciation Day!
1 PM – 2 PM
at Richman’s Ice Cream in Prospect Park
MUSIC! MOON BOUNCE! FUN!
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the summer!
Details HERE

Bike Maintenance Workshop
2 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Learn basic safety and maintenance with Kevin Meehan of M & M Two Wheelers. The first 5 arrivals with bikes get priority for having Kevin check out their problems.
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Lights Out! Tribute to Frankie Valli
7:30 PM
Details HERE

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