Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 5/4 – 5/6

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

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

St. Denis Family Fun Fair
May 2,3,4,5 & 9,10,11,12
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY OPENS 6PM
SATURDAY OPENS 2PM
Details, ticket info and more HERE

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

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
Open daily through June 30, 2018
Franklin Square in Philadelphia
28 all-new culturally-inspired lantern sculptures, featuring new lighting technology and displays never before seen in North America, impressive feats of Chinese acrobatics, handicrafts by Chinese folk artists, a Beer Garden, and much more.
Details and ticket information 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

Dutch Wonderland
Details and ticket info HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Opening Weekend
Details HERE

Friday May 4, 2018

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

Delightful Discards Sale at Newtown Public Library
10 AM – 5 PM
FEATURING EX-LIBRARY TITLES (MOSTLY NON-FICTION). LIBRARY DISCARDS = YOUR TREASURE!
Details HERE

Star Wars Day at Middletown Free Library
10:30 AM – 5 PM
Green screen photobooth, stations with activities and crafts all dealing with Star Wars! Stop by throughout the day at the Middletown Free Library to celebrate all things Star Wars! All ages can enjoy our day celebrating the Force.
In the evening, we will be having a costume contest and a Pizza & Movie Night at 5pm, where we’ll watch The Last Jedi. Registration is required for the movie night. Click HERE!
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

Use the Force at Kid Fit
3 PM – 5:30 PM
at Kid Fit NJ, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill NJ
Grab a lightsaber and join the fun at Kid Fit! We will be celebrating with space themed activities, obstacle courses, and a ride on our zip line! Pricing is $8 per child with preregistration and $10 per child at the door.
Details HERE

May the 4th Be With You Drop-In Craft
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
hosted by Radnor Library at the RML REcollection, 167 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Details HERE

May the Fourth Be With You! Domino Topple
4 PM – 5 PM
at Marple Public Library
Celebrate STAR WARS DAY by witnessing the creation of a magnificient domino masterpiece.
Presented by the Marple Newtown Highschool Rube Goldberg Club.
Open to all ages to watch!
Details HERE

First Friday: Make Mom’s Day Flower Pot Painting at Harvey Oak Mercantile
4 PM – 7 PM
102 Park Ave, Swarthmore PA
Kids of all ages are invited to create a one of a kind, hand painted flower pot for mom (or anyone else special in their life). Free while supplies last. 
Donations will be accepted and will be given to the Swarthmore Horticultural Society to help support their efforts of making Swarthmore a blooming and beautiful place to live.

Details HERE

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave, Ardmore, PA
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on friday 5/4 with special crafts, pinata and complimentary margaritas! You may BYOB for this fun event! $15 per child, pay at the door on the day of event.
Details HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History May the Fourth Be With You
6 PM – 9 PM
This Star Wars themed event is out of this universe! Join us in celebrating Star Wars Day and International Space Day! We’ll show The Last Jedi movie, play The Last Jedi movie trivia game, and feature Star Wars characters from Ghost Base of Rebel Legion & First State Garrison 501st Legion. Themed face painting, DMNH STARLAB (inflatable planetarium), concessions with snacks (including wine & beer for the adults), and a costume contest will add to the fun! If you liked our Science of Sorcery event, you’ll love this one too!
Registration is currently open!
$7 DMNH Member, $12 non-members.
Details and registration info HERE

Jon Turk Presents the Sounds of Sixties Soul
7 PM – 8 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Dance, sing along and test your knowledge of soul music (and other forms) from the ’60s! 
Entertainer Jon Turk discusses and sings music from the 1960s which brings back memories of what Black music was trending during that decade. He analyzes why Black music was such a strong music form of the times and was right in step with what the world was experiencing. 
One of the premier soulful acts in the Philly/Tri-state area, Jon generates energy and excitement wherever he goes! His CDs will be on sale after the event.
This free program will be held in the accessible Adult Library. No reserved seats. Arrive early!
Registration is encouraged but not required.
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, May 5, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – May 5th & 6th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Free Comic Book Day
Find a participating location near you HERE

Lansdowne’s Town Wide Yard Sale
May 5th and 6th
Details HERE

West Chester Growers Market – 2018 Opening Day
9 AM
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Character Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills
9 AM – 10 AM
Up, Up, and Away!
This Saturday, May 5th everyone’s favorite pilot dog is visiting for a very special Toddler Time from 9-10am.! We recommend reserving your spot ahead of time, as we will sell out! 
$10 per jumper during Toddler Time!
Spots are limited so click here to reserve your spots now!
http://bit.ly/2caYgxQ
*Sky Socks are required and are $2 plus tax.
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Windmill Planter
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Open House Event – My Gym Springfield PA
9 AM – 12 PM
Play for free – Get great deals!
Our Open House is just around the corner and we want to share with you some of the super fun things we’ll be doing. 
First, the kiddos get to play for free! There’s no better way to start the day than see your children laughing and smiling and meeting new friends!
Second, we’re offering some amazing deals – like new members can enroll and join for FREE and get half off their first months tuition! That’s a savings of $115! Also, current members will enjoy our Member Appreciation Special – buy 2 months, get one month FREE! We’ll also have deals on Sibling classes, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties and Parents Night Out!
Lastly, RAFFLE PRIZES!! Grab your raffle ticket as you enter for a chance to win a FREE Grand Celebration birthday party, and other cool prizes.
You won’t want to miss this event! These deals are valid only during Open House!
Details 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

Prospect Park Beautification Committee Annual Plant Sale
9 AM – 1 PM
Park Square, 952 E Park Sq, Prospect Park PA
Details HERE

2018 Woodlyn PTO Spring Bazaar
9 AM – 2 PM
at Woodlyn Elementary School, 1200 Colson Road, Woodlyn, PA
Details HERE
(Thanks, Lauren N.!)

Strath Haven High School Spring Craft and Flea Sale
9 AM – 2 PM
at Strath Haven High School gym, 205 South Providence Rd, Wallingford PA

Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza at Tinicum Fire House
9 AM – 2 PM
99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA

Holmes Presbyterian Church Compassion Fundraiser
9 AM – 2 PM
at Holmes Presbyterian Church, Academy & Holmes Rd, Holmes PA
Flowers for sale, a flea market, bake table, vendors, hoagie and chip lunch from 12-2 for $4

Swarthmore Farmers Market – 2018 Market Season Opener
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore PA
Details HERE

Radnor Hunt Pony Club Jumper Show and Mini Country Fair
all day
810 Providence Road Malvern, PA
Details HERE and HERE

Mother’s Day Tea Party at Color Me Mine
10 AM – 11 AM
Paint your own Tea Set at our Mom and Me Tea Party. Your set will be fired and ready to pickup in time for Mother’s Day! Complimentary Tea and Cookies will be served.
Price: $75 + tax for 2 painters
Includes: Child’s Tea Set OR 1 Regular Teapot and 2 Teacups, Paint and Supplies, Instruction, Glazing and Firing, and Refreshments.
$25 per additional painter and includes an additional teacup.
Details HERE

Kids Club – Mother’s Day Card
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 – Mother’s Day Card
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

Book & Bake Sale at Ridley Park Library
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Library’s annual  book and bake sale held at the Ridley Park Borough Hall
Details HERE

Delightful Discards Sale at Newtown Public Library
10 AM – 5 PM
FEATURING EX-LIBRARY TITLES (MOSTLY NON-FICTION). LIBRARY DISCARDS = YOUR TREASURE!
Details HERE

Free Comic Book Day at Haverford Township Free Library
10 AM – 5 PM
The Library will offer more than forty comic titles for all ages to enjoy. Every comic is completely free, but supplies are limited! Simply stop by the Library and find the Free Comic Book Display on the First Floor.
Details HERE

Spring Fever Craft Market
10 AM – 5 PM
at Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd, Haverford PA
Celebrate spring and shop for mom or the special people in your life at this new carefully curated indoor & outdoor market of handmade goods featuring food trucks, music, and fun. The Spring Fever Craft Market is open (rain or shine) from 10 am to 5 pm and is free aopen to the public with plenty of free parking.
Details HERE

Llama Llama Loves to Read Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Llama Llama is becoming a reader and can’t wait to show his mother everything he’s learned. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring this beloved character.
Details HERE

Soap Making Class for Adults Ages 18 & up
11 AM
at Aston Public Library
Learn to make soaps
to give as gifts or keep for yourself!
All material supplied
Registration required – seating limited
Details HERE

Mommy & Me Lunch Date
11 AM – 1 PM
at Busy Bees Pottery & Art Studio Springfield PA
Moms, bring your little ones for a lunch date and create memories!
Each registered attendee will create a special Mother’s Day themed project! We will have a project suggestion table ready to help you get started! Join us at 11am to create your project and enjoy your time! Light snacks will also be offered at this event! 
*Reservations are required. Please register and pay online or call the studio at (484) 472-6000 to register. This event will last 2 hours. $10 Entrance Fee will go towards your project on the day of the event.
Details HERE

South Street Spring Festival
11 AM – 8 PM
South Street Headhouse District in Philadelphia
South Street kicks off Philly’s summer festival season with a totally free, all day, all-ages celebration of the city’s best sights, sounds, tastes and sips. Don’t miss out – Saturday May 5th!
Festivities will take over South Street between Front and 8th Streets. All activities are FREE and open to the public. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Rain or shine! #SouthStFest
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Some of Philly’s hottest new bands rocking the street
* 30+ restaurants/bars serving outside
* Hundreds of boutiques and artists selling their wares
* Free family fun and entertainment
* Free Comic Book Day
* Maifest and Philly’s largest Maypole
* Philly Taco Eating Contest
Details HERE

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

4th Annual Delaware County Police K9 Competition
12 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Middle School, 1701 Darby Rd, Havertown PA
This free event is set to begin at noon at the Haverford Township Middle School Football Field. Support your favorite Police K9s as they compete in an agility course, obedience and more.
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

Mother’s Day Beauty Day
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Marple Public Library
Join us in treating Mom to a beauty/spa day right here in our library! Enjoy delicious treats, hair styling, manicure, face painting, mommy & me yoga and other fun activities. Let’s all enjoy a fun and relaxing time together!
Ages: 4-10
*Registration Required (In person at library or by phone 610-356-1510)
Details HERE

Cinco De Meow with Little Art Party
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Rd, Media PA
Hey pet-lovin’ kids! Join us on Cinco de Mayo for Cinco de Meow with Little Art Party, a kids mobile crafting service! A $35 lifesaving donation includes craft making for kids and a ‘Traveling Tails’ visit from our puppies or kittens. Each kiddo in attendance will create a cat & dog pin to bring home and leave with an adopted (stuffed) puppy! Proceeds benefit Providence Animal Center. This event will be held in our Real Life Room, which is located behind the adoption building. 
Little Art Party is a mobile arts & crafts party service for children. Kids aged 4+ are welcome at this event.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Mother’s Day Box
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the box, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Kids Curb Sale
1 PM – 4 PM
at the Creative Living Room, 101 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford,PA
Toys, books, sporting equipment, homemade jewelry, duct-tape creations, inventions, baked goods and more
Rain date will be Sunday 5/6
Details HERE and HERE

PAWS for Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Suggested for ages 5+ (or those able to read independently. Younger siblings may join.)
“PAWS for Reading offers children & adults the opportunity to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog (cat or bunny) in order to improve their reading & communication skills.” This program is perfect for shy, or reluctant readers, or those just learning and in need of some confidence! 
Register by clicking HERE to reserve your space. On the day of the visit, you will sign up for a specific 10-minute spot.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED!
Sponsored by the Media Vet Hospital
Details HERE

Unsung Treasures 3rd Annual Luncheon
2 PM – 5 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
Councilwoman Taliah Jones-Waters presents Unsung Treasures 3rd Annual Luncheon on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Yeadon Public Library. Join us for this exciting event, we will be honoring women who has made an impact in our community.
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club.  Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.
This program is free and open to those is grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – May 5th & 6th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

DCCC Flea Market
8 AM – 3 PM
at Delaware County Community College 901 S. Media Line Road, Media PA
150+ flea marketeers…..offering great bargains!! A huge variety of items — everything from hand crafts, antiques, vintage, collectibles and books, to small appliances, tools, clothes, toys and much more — will be on sale at bargain prices.

Lansdowne’s Town Wide Yard Sale
May 5th and 6th
Details HERE

CMA Giant Flea Market
9 AM – 4 PM
at Upper Darby High School
100’s of vendors, great food
Details HERE

Mom And Me, All Ages Canvas
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Busy Bees Pottery & Art Studio Springfield PA
Celebrate Mom! Come on in to our new studio to paint this adorable Mommy and baby fox design!
Painting will be taken home with you at the end of the workshop.
Details, pricing and ticket info HERE

Brandywine River Museum First Sundays for Families – Once Upon a Masterpiece
11 AM – 2 PM
Join in the fantasy of folklore and fairytales through hands-on art activities inspired by illustrations from the Museum’s collection and “Folktale Fun” with internationally acclaimed storyteller TAHIRA.
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

2018 Haverford Spring Fest
12 PM – 7 PM
Brookline Blvd at Darby Rd, Havertown PA
A donation is requested at admission
Food, fun, crafters, artisans, Kids Fun Zone, and so much more.
Details HERE

Delightful Discards Sale at Newtown Public Library
1 PM – 5 PM
FEATURING EX-LIBRARY TITLES (MOSTLY NON-FICTION). LIBRARY DISCARDS = YOUR TREASURE!
Details HERE

Kids’ Painting Party
2 PM – 5 PM
at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 128 Chester Pike, Norwood PA
Kids will have a chance to create a special painting for that very special lady in their life. Just in time for Mother’s Day! Tickets are $15 for 1 ticket, $25 for 2 tickets.
For Ages 3 & Up, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact St. Stephen’s for more info! Phone: 610-461-0490 or Email: eventssaintstephens@gmail.com
Details HERE

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