Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 6/16 – 6/18

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

 

Junie B. Jones The Musical
at Walnut Street Theater
June 2nd – June 18th
Details and ticket info HERE

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 cast members, have tea and cookies, make some crafts and do other Beauty and the Beast activities.
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

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
Remains open through Labor Day weekend
101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
Roller skating, mini-golf course, lawn games, arcades, 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

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival **LAST WEEKEND**
May 9th – June 18, 2017
at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets in Philadelphia
Details and Ticket information 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

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 16, 2017

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

10th Annual Betsy Ross House Flag Festival
June 11th – June 17th
Celebrate Flag Day in the birthplace of Old Glory with a week of fun festivities for the whole family at the Betsy Ross House this June.
Flag Festival 2017 kicks off at the start of National Flag Week on June 11 and continues with activities through the week. Highlights include visits from Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, the new, interactive Breeches and Petticoats program, activities for kids, a Flag Day Proclamation and the Philadelphia Flag Day Association’s Naturalization Ceremony. The week culminates with Stars & Stripes Saturday on June 17, a mini carnival in the Betsy Ross House courtyard with games, juggling and circus acts, and a Punch and Judy Puppet show. Stars & Stripes Saturday event is free with admission. All other Flag Festival activities are free.
Details HERE

Turtle Dance Music at Drexel Lodge Park!
10 AM – 10:45 AM
4140 West Chester Park  Newtown Square PA
For all ages & NO registration required.
Details HERE

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

Kidchella Music Festival – June 2017 Concert
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Pizza & Movie Night – The LEGO Batman Movie
5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Enjoy free pizza & water, then make a craft after the movie. Feel free to bring a snack to help spread the pizza out
(Holy Child Academy will be sponsoring this event)
Registration required
Details HERE

Summer Kick-Off at Delaware Children’s Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
Join us as we officially start the summer season with special activities that include: running across a large pool of Oobleck, making giant-sized bubbles, cooling off in the kiddie carwash, and more!
Tickets to the DCM Summer Kick Off are $5 per person (as always, DCM Members are FREE!) and include unlimited access to the museum and all outdoor activities from 5pm-8pm on June 16th, 2017.
Details HERE and HERE

Holy Cross Parish Carnival 
6/13 to 6/17
Carnival opens each night at 6:00 pm.
Food -rides -fun -games.
Holy Cross is located at the corners of Bishop Ave and Springfield Rd in Springfield

Bobby Rydell Book Signing
6 PM – 8 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Bobby will answer questions from the audience from 6:00 until 6:30. Then, he’ll autograph copies of his book until 8:00. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Please note: Due to time restrictions and the volume of fans, Bobby is only able to sign one piece of memorabilia per person at book signing events.
The event is free and will be held in the accessible Adult Library.
Registration is required. 
Details HERE

Turtle Dance Music: A Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show
6:30 PM
Held in Radnor Middle School’s Cafeteria, 150 Louella Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
Songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock!
All ages welcome.
Free coupons for Mainline Capri Water Ice.  
Sponsored by Delaware County Libraries.
Details HERE

Night at the Museum: Astronomy
6:30 PM – 10 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Enjoy a family-friendly evening at the Museum in celebration of the summer sky! Visit our galleries, outdoor trails, nature nook and more from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. the Delaware Astronomical Society will lead a discussion about Saturn at Opposition, followed by viewing the June night sky through telescopes.
FREE for DMNH Members or with paid admission to the Museum.
$9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children, under 3 is free.

Details HERE

Welcome Summer Pool Party at Ridley Park Swim Club
7 PM – 10 PM
610 Hancock Street, Ridley Park
All Ages Welcome!
FREE Games start at 7:00 pm
FREE Movie at Dusk (about 8:30 pm)
Non-member Guest fee $5.
Details HERE

Live Music Series! – Jazz 180
7 PM – 10 PM
at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Jazz 180 is an exciting band in the Philly area playing all forms of jazz and standards. Led by tenor saxophone and trumpet, this band covers everything from Coltrane and Miles to Herbie Hancock and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Hot Club of Philadelphia
7:30 PM
Details HERE

Saturday June 17, 2017

10th Annual Betsy Ross House Flag Festival
June 11th – June 17th
Celebrate Flag Day in the birthplace of Old Glory with a week of fun festivities for the whole family at the Betsy Ross House this June.
Flag Festival 2017 kicks off at the start of National Flag Week on June 11 and continues with activities through the week. Highlights include visits from Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, the new, interactive Breeches and Petticoats program, activities for kids, a Flag Day Proclamation and the Philadelphia Flag Day Association’s Naturalization Ceremony. The week culminates with Stars & Stripes Saturday on June 17, a mini carnival in the Betsy Ross House courtyard with games, juggling and circus acts, and a Punch and Judy Puppet show. Stars & Stripes Saturday event is free with admission. All other Flag Festival activities are free.
Details HERE

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

Multi Consultant Honey & Lace Sale
9 AM
at Norwood Fire Company
Details 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

Annual Children’s Book Sale at Prospect Park Library
9 AM – 2 PM
New and Gently Used Books, Magazines, DVD’s, Craft ‘Finds’, and Snacks
Details HERE

Fairy House Workshop at Brandywine River Museum
9:30 AM – 12 PM
$20 adults, $15 children. Members: $16 adults, $12 children.
Registration and ticket info 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

Kids Club – Father’s Day Frame
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

Dinosaur Saturday at Delaware Museum of Natural History
10 AM – 1 PM
Join local dinosaur entertainer Mike Sgrignoli for a day of fun, interactive dinosaur facts and fiction!
FREE for DMNH Members or with paid admission to the Museum.
Details HERE

It’s a Great BIG, Really Small World!
11 AM
at Prospect Park Library
Join interactive storyteller Don Dougherty for a read aloud that will transport your children to locations around the world.  They’ll learn a little about geography, but more importantly, they’ll learn that, despite our differences, on the inside we’re all the same.  And they’ll also learn that books have the power to take them anywhere they want to go!
Details HERE

Father’s Day StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Meet a Maker: Screen Printing
11 AM – 1 PM
at Middletown Free Library 
ALL AGES (with adult help) are welcome to come and meet Ms. Hope Rovelto, owner and operator of Little Chair Printing. She is a maker who does screen printing on her bicycle! Hear about her business, her work, her life, and screen print something you can take home!
Bring a blank t-shirt that you’ll be able to screen print here at the library!
Register just the kids that will be attending, please.
Details and registration info 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

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

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

Make Break – Paint Splatter Class
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Buy the canvas and the rest of the supplies are free
Details  HERE

FREE Basic Meditation Workshop
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Participants are free to stay for the entire 2 hours, or may choose to leave after 1 hour or more. In this workshop,  you will learn all you need to practice meditation on your own, at home. 
Registration required
Details and registration info HERE

2017 West Chester Craft Beer Festival
1 PM – 5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Summer Solstice Festival
5 PM – 9 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Experience sights and sounds of John Heinz in the evening. Food, kayaking, music, walks, and much more.
Details HERE

Holy Cross Parish Carnival
6/13 to 6/17
Carnival opens each night at 6:00 pm.
Food -rides -fun -games.
Holy Cross is located at the corners of Bishop Ave and Springfield Rd in Springfield

Community Cookout Potluck
6 PM – 10 PM
at Lansdowne Landing, 30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne
em>Bring food to share and a table to sit at! (A table for food would be awesome too.) Bring your own plates, utensils, and maybe a trash bag, too. Think of it as a potluck picnic with friends.
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Rose Tree Pops
7:30 PM
Details HERE

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

Fish with Dad at Linvilla Orchards
8 AM – 7 PM
Fathers fish free on June 18 with paid child’s admission!
Details HERE

Father’s Day FREE Car Show
9:30 AM – 2 PM
at Elmwood Park Zoo
The BBQ portion of this event has been cancelled.
Updated Schedule:
8AM to 9AM: Car Show Registration (free of charge)
9:30AM to 2PM: Car Show (free to attend)
**Please note: The Car Show will take place in the parking lot outside the zoo. If guests wish to enter the zoo, they must pay admission. 
Details HERE

Build Your Own Terrarium/ Fairy Garden Class at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 11 AM
$35 per person
Details and registration info HERE

FatherFest at the American Helicopter Museum
10 AM – 3 PM
Car and motorcycle shows, food trucks, helicopter rides, vendors, a beer garden and more!
Details and ticket info HERE

Father’s Day at Diggerland
10 AM – 7 PM
Dads dig free with one paid admission
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Donuts For Dads
11 AM – 6 PM
at Color Me Mine in Wayne
Celebrate Father’s Day!
This Father’s Day
Paint together…
Spend quality time together…
And enjoy complimentary yummy donuts together…
FREE Studio Fee for Dad’s on Father’s Day when painting with their child(ren) all day
Details and reservation info HERE

Yoga Mala “A Garland of Unity” Pre-Summer Solstice Event
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
at Piazza at Schmidts Commons in Philadelphia
FREE Practice and Chance to Breathe the Summer Air
Around the world at the Summer Solstice, Yogis from all backgrounds practice 108 Sun Salutations together, forming a “mala” or “garland” around the globe that links us all together in mind, body, and spirit. This year in Philadelphia, you can be part of the experience and see what Yoga Mala is all about! Teachers will alternate in leading the Salutes to the Sun, which can be modified as you go for safety and endurance, and the many repetitions create a sense of connection and community that will stay with you throughout the long days of summer and beyond. Any level of yoga practitioner is welcome, as are kids, and you can take breaks as needed.
To make this year extra special, we ask you for flowers!
Bring flowers to share with new friends, wear flowers on your clothes or in your hair, or to represent an intention — Join us!
Together, we’ll plant seeds in the sunshine and let a garland of unity GROW!
***bring a mat or beach towel or both
***refreshments will be available but it’s nice to have your own
***dress in layers, with sunscreen and hats/sunglasses if you like
***come with an open mind and just do what you can!
Details HERE

Father’s Day Story/ Poetry Slam
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
1 PM
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Chicco’s Vibe
7:30 PM
Details HERE

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