Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/21 – 7/23

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

Shrek, The Musical, JR.
July 19th – July 21st
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
July 19 at 10:30 am, July 20 at 10:30 am, July 20 at 7:30 pm, July 20 at 10:30 am
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Details and ticket info HERE

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

Ardmore Restaurant Week 2017
July 17th – July 30th
The two-week celebration of Ardmore’s vibrant restaurant scene is back! Choose happy hour specials from 5pm-7pm or an amazing $25 or $35 prix fixe meal.
Visit www.ArdmoreRestaurantWeek.com for a list of participants, menus, and more. Follow along here as we introduce the fabulous establishments joining us for 2017 – we invite you to experience the difference!
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing
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
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

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 (Christmas in July at Knoebels July 24-28th)
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 July 21, 2017

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

Farm Explorer Truck
10 AM – 1 PM
at Rachel Kohl Community Library
The Farm Explorer Truck is driving into town. Visit the mobile farm in the library parking lot to learn about healthy eating and sample some tasty treats! No registration required! 
Details HERE

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents 
10:30 AM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Tickets just $8 – $12.
The show is approximately 60 minutes long, making it perfect for ages 4 and up!
A Summer Stage show is a unique experience. Young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members.
More information and ticket information can be found by heading over to: www.udpac.org

Family Summer Show – Alex and the Kaleidoscope
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Library
An interactive music entertainment brand, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world.
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

Transportation Tales
10: 30 AM – Storytime (registration required; suggested for ages infants-5 years old)
11 AM – Visitation – Construction w/ PennDOT & Middletown Public Works Dept.
In this summertime series on Fridays, Mr. Jason has a regular story time at 10:30am with books all about special vehicles (registration is required for this part).
At 11am, families are invited to go outside and see the visiting vehicles we had just read about in the story time (registration not required for this part)!
Details & registration info 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 – July 2017 Concert
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at Smith Memorial Playhouse and Playground
Details, schedule and ticket info HERE

Friday Film – La La Land – PG-13
6:30 PM  –  8:45 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
This free program will be held in the library’s 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.
Light refreshments will be available.
Registration is required. Only adults may register for this program.
Details HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Jeff Campbell & Megan Slankard
7:30 PM
Details HERE 

Lansdowne Movie Night :: The Secret Life of Pets
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
at Hoffman Park
The movie starts at 8.30 but feel free to come earlier to lay out a blanket and picnic at Hoffman Park. Snacks and treats will also be available for sale. All money raised through the sale of snacks directly benefits the Lansdowne Boys and Girls Club. Special thanks to the Lansdowne Library for helping us make this event possible. See you on the Field!
Details HERE

Pictures In the Park: Beauty and the Beast
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
at Dilwoth Park in Philadelphia
It’s a bunch of your favorite movies made even better—with beers, seasonal cocktails, and all your friends. And there’s no better way to spend a Friday night than watching a movie al fresco at Dilworth. Just be sure to bring your own blanket or chair.
Details HERE

DJ Cash Money Spins Rinkside
9 PM – 11 PM
at BlueCross RiverRink
Philly’s very own DJ Cash Money will be spinning rinkside this Friday, July 21 from 9 – 11PM. Come out for an evening of roller skating and live beats by one of the turntablists who helped define the music. 
This event is FREE and open to the public. All activities at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest are pay as you go.
Details HERE

Saturday July 22, 2017

Sweet Corn & Blackberry Celebration at Linvilla Orchards
8 AM – 4 PM
Pick Your Own begins at 8 AM
Costumed Characters, Music, Face Painting, Officer Offbeat, Pony Rides and more
Details and schedule 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

Kids Club – Safari Animal Canvas
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

What Do You Do With A Problem? StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

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

Chair Yoga
11 AM
at Aston Public Library
Registration required
Details HERE

FREE Boating at Bartram’s Gardens
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!
Details HERE and HERE

Delaware Valley Rocks/Red Iron Pub Rock Peddler’s Alley and Elsa!
12 PM – 3 PM
Come out paint a rock and Meet Elsa from Frozen! Delaware Valley Rocks sponsored by Red Iron Pub will be present to Rock Delco! Plus more! Event to benefit the Animal Education League. 
Details 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

National Hammock Day
National Hammock Day — basically a day to celebrate Spruce Street Harbor ParkUnivest Corporation — and celebrate we will!
Activities include:

12:00pm – 3:00pm Face Painting
1:00pm – 4:00pm Balloon Twisting
4:00pm – 8:00pm Live DJ
5:00pm – 7:00pm Prize Wheel
The park and all activities are free and open to the public. We’ll be putting together a contest on-site and online for your chance to win your own hammock. Stay tuned for details.
Details HERE

Science Saturday at Hagley Museum – Wild About Water Power
1 PM – 4 PM
Dive into the science of water and experiment with different ways to generate power from this natural resource. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Details, ticket info and more HERE

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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 AM
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

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

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

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