Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 4/27 – 4/29

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

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018
April 27th – April 29th
at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Friday, April 27th: 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, April 28th: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, April 29th: 10am – 5pm
Details, Tickets and Schedule info HERE and HERE

Broomall Fire Company Spring Carnival
April 27th – May 6th
10 N Malin Rd, Broomall, PA
Friday, April 27th
Friday, May 4th
Starting at 6 PM till 11 PM
Saturday, April 28th
Saturday, May 5th
Starting at 3 PM till 11 PM
Sunday, April 29th
Sunday, May 6th
Starting at 1 PM to 6 PM
WRISTBANDS available Sunday May 6th 25$ All rides
Details HERE

Smithville Renaissance Faire – Historic Smithville
April 28th – April 29th
11 AM – 5 PM
615 E Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, New Jersey
Join the players of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire and travel back to the days of yore and merry olde England as the Historic Village of Smithville is transformed into the Shire of Smithville in the heart of the English Renaissance. The good Duke of Northumberland has decreed merriment for all. This event is fun for the whole family and includes comedy, tragedy, sword fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more. Also stroll amongst the wares of the local vendors and traveling merchants sporting historical gifts and finely crafted items.
Details HERE

Snow White
April 4 – June 10
at Arden Theatre
Details, times and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Orchards
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

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE
Special Exhibit: Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
February 3–May 6, 2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more 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

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
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

Grand Opening Weekend at Dutch Wonderland
Details and ticket info HERE

Friday April 27, 2018

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Book & Bake Sale at Swarthmore Library
9 AM – 7 PM (1/2 price day)
The Swarthmore sale offers a diverse selection of hard-cover and paperback books for all ages. This season’s sale features an especially large collection of fiction for teen readers, sports books, nature field guides as well as sheet music, games and  puzzles. 
The “Booktique” upstairs features beautiful coffee-table books, rare books and other unique items priced to sell, including many DVDs and CDs. Booktique items are also half price on Friday and are included in an incredible “$20 a bag” special on Saturday.
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.
This program is free and open to grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

Movie Day
3:30 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE

STEM Explorers: LEGO Education, Cubelets, and More!
4 PM – 5:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Just drop in for free play and exploration! Best for ages 3-10.
Details HERE

Preschool Prom at Delaware Children’s Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
Explore music & movement at the DCM’s 2nd annual Preschool Prom! Experiment with sound science, create recycled instruments, and take a picture in the DCM’s Preschool Prom Photo Booth. Enjoy a live performance by DANCE4LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute as well as live music from Steel Happiness! Engage with local organizations dedicated to music & movement programs.
All ages are welcome! Dressing up is encouraged by not required!
General Admission: $5
DCM Members: FREE
Details HERE

Basket Bingo Party
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Rocky Run YMCA, 1299 W Baltimore Pike, Media, PA
Basket Bingo is back! Our Aqua Fitness team will run an afternoon and evening of basket bingo. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments or lunch.
Registration is required at the Welcome Center. At registration a pledge form will be completed with a minimum suggested donation of $25 to play. Please consider increasing your donation, all money raised will benefit the 2018 Annual Campaign.
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Dessert Dash 5k Fun Run
9 AM – 10 AM
at Folcroft Swim Club
Come out and support the swim club in a fun run 5k! Every mile marker, racers will earn a sweet treat!
$30 entry fee. Youth entry $20 with adult entry!
Details and registration info HERE

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

MOMS Club Annual Spring Sale
9 AM – 2 PM
at Interboro High School Parking Lot
Come out and find some great bargains while helping out the MOMS Club of Inter-Delco be able to continue giving support to our local community. Proceeds are used to help local families and charities.
Gord’s Yo’ Dawg will be selling food
Details HERE

Book & Bake Sale at Swarthmore Library
9 AM – 4 PM ($5 a bag day – Excluding Booktique items)
The Swarthmore sale offers a diverse selection of hard-cover and paperback books for all ages. This season’s sale features an especially large collection of fiction for teen readers, sports books, nature field guides as well as sheet music, games and  puzzles. 
The “Booktique” upstairs features beautiful coffee-table books, rare books and other unique items priced to sell, including many DVDs and CDs. Booktique items are also half price on Friday and are included in an incredible “$20 a bag” special on Saturday.
Details HERE

Arbor Day at Delaware Museum of Natural History
9:30 AM – 2 PM
Join the Delaware Museum of Natural History in a celebration of trees! Walk through our woods and learn about why trees are so important, ways to identify trees, how trees grow, tasty treats we get from trees, tree arts and crafts and much more. Take part in special outdoor Story Time featuring The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins, one of this year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read featured books. And, help us plant a tree! This event is FREE with paid admission to the Museum.
Details HERE

Kids Club – Spring Showers
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2, ages 3-8, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Spring Showers
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $5, ages 6+, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Delco 4-H Spring Fling
10 AM – 3 PM
395 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square, PA
Rain or Shine! Learn about local agriculture by touring our 4-H Cooperative Farm at Garret Williamson! We have cattle, horses, alpaca, and sheep awaiting your questions! Come learn about 4-H and support our 4-H Clubs with your purchase of delicious project-themed foods!
Details HERE

Princess Party at Color Me Mine
10 AM – 11 AM
100  Evergreen Dr., Suite 105, Glen Mills PA
Calling all Princesses! Its time to dress your best and join us for a Princess Painting Party! Decorate your own paper crown, paint a princess lantern and enjoy light refreshments!
Price: $35 + tax per child
Includes: Paper Crown, Princess Lantern, Paint and Supplies, Instruction, Glazing and Firing, and Refreshments will be Served.
Add a crown box, castle bank, or dragon figure to complete the fairy tale!
Details HERE

7th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
10 AM – 3 PM
at St Laurence School, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA
Enjoy arts and craft vendors with handmade artwork, a student art gallery, activity tables, a 50/50 raffle, games, food, a moon bounce, and more! Free admission!
Details HERE

Science Carnival on the Parkway / Philadelphia Science Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other—with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the entire family. Returning to the newly-renovated Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this finale event promises to be the ultimate daylong science extravaganza!
This event is part of the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival, a nine-day long celebration of science happening at locations throughout the Philadelphia region from April 20, 2018 through April 28, 2018
The Science Carnival is free and no advanced registration is required.
Details HERE

Clifton Heights PAL Spring Fling
10 AM – 6 PM
212 N Springfield Rd, Clifton Heights PA
1st Annual Clifton Heights PAL Spring Fling!! We will start the day with a parade through the streets of Clifton Heights showcasing our T-ball, softball and baseball players ending at our complex where they will put on a display of their talents on the field. The festivities will continue and also include food trucks, craft vendors, live band & DJ, moon bounces, face painting, games for all ages, and special appearances by State Representative Jamie Santora and Clifton Heights Mayor Joe Lombardo. Come out with your family and friends to celebrate this new Clifton Heights Tradition.
Details HERE

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Full of rhyming fun, Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? features appearances by some of the world’s greatest scientists. Young readers will enjoy learning about scientists and how they changed the world.
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library
11 AM
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. 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!
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Registration is not required
Details HERE

Allie Oops – Musical Fun
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Marple Public Library
Miss Allie Oops will be entertaining us with interactive fun – instruments, dancing and singing along with some added surprises! Come join us in the fun! Open to all ages birth – 5. Register by phone or in person.
Details HERE

Prince Charming A Cinderella Story
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
A world premiere!
Performed by The Pennsylvania Ballet II.
We all know about Cinderella and how she met her prince. But what if the Prince himself told the story? Enjoy this brand new ballet performed by the young professional dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet II who perform regionally as part of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Community Engagement programs.
This is the third year in a row that Upper Darby Performing Arts Center has been selected by the Pennsylvania Ballet company to bring our audiences new, creative work of the highest calibre.
Details and ticket info HERE

Block Party at Tinicum Library
11 AM – 12 PM
Allow your child to experience open-ended block play with wooden blocks and other fun items such as people, cars and animals. Block play can be a fantastic learning experience and help prepare your child for future success in school!  Best of all – IT’S FUN!!
Open to all children ages 2-5 and their parents/caregivers.
Registration requested.
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Children in grades K-5 are invited to read to a dog at Sellers Library!
If your child is a beginning reader, a reluctant reader, or is just learning English, reading to a trained therapy dog provides a non-judgmental space in which they can improve their reading and communication skills. On top of all of that, reading to a dog is just plain fun!
Please note: reading sessions are limited to ten minutes per child. Your child must be able to read. Preregistration by a parent or guardian is required in advance, and registration is limited. Your child will be assigned a time slot when they register.
Details HERE

Creative Classes Open House
at Participating Michaels Craft Stores
11 AM – 3 PM
Learn about summer classes and events and meet our instructors. Get a preview and register for this year’s Camp Creativity. Plus, get 50% off all classes when you register on 4/28.
Details HERE

Spring- Blossom Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 4 PM
$6 per person
Weather permitting
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Whatever your age and whatever your skill level, stop by for lessons and games!
Details HERE

Golden Girls Trivia
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Ridley Township Library
How well do you think you know Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia? Play as an individual or on a team of up to four as we make our way through five rounds of trivia based on the beloved show, The Golden Girls! 
This program is free. Registration is requested, but not required.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Tie-Dye Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Free, Premade slime will be provided.
Details HERE

One Year Anniversary & Grand Opening Celebration of The 605 Junction 50% off Special 
1 PM – 4 PM
605 W MacDade Blvd, Folsom PA
******Special 50% off sale between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 pm!!!*******
Come and join us for some fun, ice cream and NEW special treats!
PLENTY of Parking outback
Details HERE

Art in Action
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Main Line Art Center 746 Panmure Rd, Haverford PA
Join us for an evening of live artmaking and a live auction while celebrating the kick-off of our Scholarship Drive. Be the first to browse our spring exhibition and get an up-close and personal view of each artist’s process as they create a piece of art right in front of your eyes, in our galleries!
#ArtinAction, Main Line Art Center’s 2018 spring exhibition (on view from April 29 – June 2) and scholarship drive, will feature the work of Jessica Curtaz (in collaboration with The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf), Ariel Edwards, Elaine Lisle, Deirdre Murphy Art and Scott White (in collaboration with a student from The Shipley School), and Bernice Paul. These artists each represent a different facet of our creative community: accessible art programs, teachers, students, members, and staff; together they embody our vision of art for everyone. Along with works for sale, a select piece from each artist will be up for auction at the event.
The FREE opening celebration on April 28th, from 6:30 – 9 PM will kick off our crowdfunding campaign designed to increase the number of need-based and accessible art scholarships we grant each year to children, adults, seniors, veterans, and families. RSVP is required. Dress is casual. Light bites will be served. A selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase at a cash bar. All attendees 21+ will receive one free drink ticket.
Through #ArtinAction, we hope to raise scholarship funds, celebrate our artistic community and honor our mission to make art accessible to everyone. For more information and to RSVP, please visitwww.mainlineart.org.
Details HERE

Benefit for the Sergeant Clinton Cunningham Family Fund
7 PM – 11 PM
at Springfield Country Club
The Sergeant Clinton Cunningham Family Fund was founded after the untimely death of Newtown Township Police Officer Clinton Cunningham. Clinton suffered a brain hemorrhage while off duty and the injury was insurmountable. Even in death, Sergeant Cunningham saved lives through the donation of his organs.
Officer Cunningham was a highly decorated and well respected five year member of the Newtown Township Police Department. He previously served ten years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Clint was recently recognized by the department as Officer of the Year and had just earned his promotion to Sergeant.
Sergeant Cunningham and his wife, Kelly were raising their four young children in a homeschooled environment. The purpose of this fund is to lessen the financial impact incurred as a result of the loss of the family’s sole income source.
This event will be a celebration of the life of Clint and it will provide us with an opportunity to offer financial support to his family.
We look forward to seeing you and we thank you in advance for your consideration.
Details HERE

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Superhero 5k Run and Walk
9 AM – 12 PM (8:00 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. race start.)
Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063 (Pavilion 17)
Run or walk for CASA Youth Advocates to champion abused and neglected children caught in the child welfare systems in Delaware and Chester counties.
Awards: Top overall male/female race finishers, overall age group winners, and top 1-3 sponsors
Entry Fees: Before April 22, 2018: $30 for Adults, $15 for Children 7-17 (children 6 & under FREE).
After April 22, 2018 & Day of Race: $40 for Adults, $20 for Children 7-17 (children 6 & under FREE)
Amenities: Each registrant receives a T-shirt, refreshments, water stations, prizes, etc.
Race Results: Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.
Costume Categories: Kids, Adults, Groups, and Pets.
Details HERE and HERE

Spring Stroll w/ Canine Creature Comforts
10 AM – 12 PM – meet in Parking Lot #17 near the Multi-Use Trail
at Ridley Creek State Park
Join your friends from Canine Creature Comforts for our annual “Spring Stroll” on Sunday, April 29th at Ridley Creek State Park!
We welcome you to bring your canine and human family members along for some exercise and fresh air as we go for a morning hike through beautiful Ridley Creek.
We plan to enjoy a scenic 4-5 mile walk through the park on an easy to moderate paved trail.
Details HERE
Flavors on the Avenue Street Festival
11 AM – 5 PM
1904 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia’s tastiest food festival is back! Flavors on the Avenue returns with five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun – from Broad to Dickinson streets. Over two dozen award-winning restaurants and bars will bring their signature cuisine outside under the blue skies. Craft beer, wine and seasonal sips will be pouring to quench your thirst. Free to attend and open to all ages. No tickets required.  
Details HERE

Parkside Food Truck Festival
11 AM – 6 PM
2  East Forestview Road, Parkside PA
Details HERE

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid
at Media Theatre
Sundays at 12 PM March 25-May 20
One hour in length, for ages 4 and up. There is no scary villain in this pleasant production.
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Spring- Blossom Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 4 PM
$6 per person
Weather permitting
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join us while we work on our creativity and construct amazing projects! Each session will be a different theme and we will have a showcase at the end of each class! Dustin will be teaching us how to build like an architect!
Register by phone or in person. Ages 7-11. Free!
Details HERE

Author Visit: Robyn S. Young
2 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Holmes Presbyterian Church Ladies Ecumenical Tea
2 PM – 4 PM
at Holmes Presbyterian Church, 375 Holmes Rd, Holmes PA
Afternoon tea with tea sandwiches, homemade cookies, sweets, fresh brewed hot teaand guest speaker former Miss New Jersey, Erica Scanlon Harr
RSVP appreciated
Details HERE

Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap Between Great Garden Design and Ecologoy
3 PM
hosted by Radnor Library in the Radnorshire Room at Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA
Radnor Library presents an afternoon with Claudia West as our 19th Annual Chanticleer Lecture.
Our planet is rapidly losing its foundation of life—the very plants that sustain us and most other creatures on earth. We know planting more na­tive plants in our gardens is an important part of the solution. However, many native plant gardens that focus on ecological benefits often suffer for aesthetic challenges and fail to inspire. Great plant­ing design is an essential part of the solution. Join us as we dig deeper into inspiring design principles derived from wild plant communities that resonate deeply within us and trigger stunning emotional re­sponses. We will analyze archetypal landscapes and translate their principles into smaller garden spac­es to help you create the native plant oasis of your dreams that will blow you away with stunning beau­ty!
Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World. 
Free and open to the public
Details HERE

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