Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 5/6 – 5/8

All Weekend

St. Denis Fun Fair 
May 4th – 7th and May 11th – 14th
at 300 East Eagle Road, Havertown,PA. 19083
Food, games, rides, outdoor DJ, casino, live music, beer garden and more
Details and schedule HERE

Elmwood Park Zoo Kick Off Carnival
Thursday, May 5: 5 PM to 10 PM
Friday, May 6: 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, May 7: noon to 10 PM
Sunday, May 8: noon to 5 PM
The carnival is free to attend; rides, food and additional attrations can be purchases separately.

Details HERE

The Magic Toy Shop (La Boutique Fantasque)
presented by Narberth’s Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Friday May 6th 7:30 PM
Saturday May 7th 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
In a unique and creative collaboration between Narberth’s Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, student performers have worked together to present a charming family-friendly performance that combines the disciplined art form and beauty of ballet with the thrill and excitement of aerialists and juggling acts.
The Magic Toy Shop is a fun fusion of classical ballet and circus arts like you’ve never seen! The ballet is based on the music of Rossini and includes can-can, daring acrobatics and circus acts!
Details HERE

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday
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!

Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar
May 7th & May 8th
11 AM – 6 PM
at the Great Plaza at Penns Landing in Philadelphia
100+ Art/Craft Vendors Juried by Art Star, Live Music, Make & Takes and more
Free To Attend / Rain or Shine
Details HERE

Spruce Street Harbor Park
at the Marina at Penns Landing
Opening Day Saturday May 7 , 2016
Details HERE

Sleeping Beauty
at Media Theater
March 12th – May 22nd
Saturdays at 11 AM, Sundays at 12 PM
For ages 4 and up
**No Shows Sunday March 27th or Saturday April 2nd
Details and ticket info HERE

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
at the Arden Theater
April 6th – June 12th
Details, tickets, showtimes and more info HERE

Chinese Lantern Festival
April 22nd – June 12th
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Be sure to check out these special exhibits: The Science Behind Pixar and Lost Egypt
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences – Animal Superhero Weekend
Details HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Adventure Aquarium
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
See my review and more info HERE

Friday May 6, 2016

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details can be found under each event on the calendar.

Puzzle Day
10 AM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
All day long all throughout the library we will have puzzles of all types. All ages are encouraged to participate and enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, Rubik’s Cubes and more!
No registration required
Details HERE

Green Secrets of Master Gardeners
2 PM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Master Gardener Joseph Daniels shares with us some gardening secrets of Delaware County Master Gardeners. Learn about the tried and true plants that Master Gardeners like to plant in their gardens.
Registration required
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM -4 PM
at Haverford Township Library
Grades 6-12
Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play
No registration required
Details HERE

Game Day – For Teens
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Friday Afternoon Craft
3:30 PM
at Ridley Township Library
ages 3-10
Registration required
Details HERE

Arts & Crafts
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Darby Free Library
Details HERE

7:30 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Dazzling vocalists Lenny Edwards and Kathy Marshall are UNFORGETTABLE and have enchanted audiences and won rave reviews in performances all over the world. Lenny recently retired from The Legendary Blue Notes, who recorded such hits as “The Love I Lost,” the Grammy-nominated “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” and “Wake Up Everybody.” Kathy Marshall has performed for years in musical theater. Because of their uniquely different vocal styles, Lenny and Kathy are equally at home whether singing standards, Broadway, Doo Wop, oldies, or easy listening favorites. Their performance will put a smile on your face and an UNFORGETTABLE song in your heart!
Registration requested
Details HERE

First Friday Flick – The Intern – PG13
7 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Free Popcorn
Details HERE

Saturday May 7, 2016

FREE Comic Book Day
Details and participating locations HERE

Troop 355 Mother’s Day Flower Sale
8 AM – 2 PM
at Leedom Elementary School
Flowering Plants as well as Vegetables & Herbs…. Price is $1 per plant all proceeds go to help offset the cost of summer camp for 2016.
Details HERE

Huge Community Yard Sale
9 AM
Riddlewood Sunnybrae
Come shop this HUGE neighborhood yard sale in Middletown (Delco), which encompasses the entirety of the Riddlewood and Sunnybrae neighborhoods.
We have a grand total of 61 homes participating this year!

Details, participating streets and map info HERE and HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Build An Angry Birds House
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Aston E-waste and Data Destruction Event
9 AM – 1 PM
at Commonwealth Computer Recycling Philadelphia, 1 Judy Way, Aston PA
Almost anything with a plug!
Hard drive & cell phone destruction $10.00 each item
· Desktop, Laptops, Tablets, Hard Drives
· Keyboards, Mice, Power Supplies, Motherboards
· Circuit Boards, Cables, Speakers,
· UPS Batteries & Backup Systems
· LCD monitors
· Routers, Switches, Wireless Routers
· Phones, Phone Systems, Ink, Toner, AC Adapters,
· Projectors, Typewriters
· AC Units, Small Appliances
Service Fee may apply for certain items.

Details HERE

Gardening with Children
at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 11 AM
This month Miss Marcia will show you how to make a toad habitat for your garden. Find out what it takes to keep a toad happy. 
*No Charge*
Registration required
Details HERE

Kids Club Craft -Paper Flowers
at Michaels Craft Store
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
Details and registration info HERE

Book & Bake Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
at Ridley Park Public Library
Book & Bake sale held at the Ridley Park Borough Hall. Books, baked goods & prizes! Volunteers needed and welcome
Details HERE

Free Comic Book Day
10 AM – 5 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
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

Miss Jackie’s Weekly Weekend StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
10:30 AM
Details HERE

Free Saturday Public Boating
Every Saturday from 11am – 3pm, the public can explore the Schuylkill River by rowboat or kayak from the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse
Details HERE

South Street Spring Festival
11 AM – 8 PM
on South Street in Philadelphia
Festivities will take over South Street between Front and 8th Streets, plus continue onto 2nd Street Plaza between South and Pine. All activities are FREE and open to the public. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Rain or shine! #SouthStFest
Details, activity list and schedule HERE

Garrettford Spring Fair
12 PM – 4 PM
at Garrettford Elementary in Drexel Hill
Moonbounces, games, and our always popular dunk tank. We’ll have lots of entertainment, vendors, raffles, and community organizations, Pig Daddy’s BBQ will be selling their BBQ food, HOME & SCHOOL will be selling hot dogs, pizza from Perfect Circle, chips, popcorn, desserts, drinks, and Rosati’s Water Ice.
Event is Rain or Shine
Details HERE
(Thanks, Katie T.!!)

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
For all ages and all skill levels, this chess program is a fun place to play and learn!
Details HERE

Decoupage Garden Pots
1 PM – 2 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Master Gardener Joseph Daniels teaches us how to decoupage garden pots. This fun project is a great way to jazz up your garden or patio. 
Registration required (limited to 15 participants)
Details HERE

Fun Family Craft Time – Mother’s Day Crafts
at Michaels Craft Store
1 PM – 3 PM
Free – supplies included
Details and registration info HERE

Sunday May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

Komen Race for the Cure – Philadelphia
7 AM – 11:30 AM
Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
Highlights include
– Survivor Parade of Pink
– 5K Run, competitive timing available
– 5K Walk and 1-mile fun walk
– Kids Dash to Make a Difference
– Sponsors Expo, Wawa breakfast, Award ceremony and more.

Details and registration info HERE

Lemon Bath Salts Class
10 AM – 11 AM
Our newest Naturals class!  Bring mom for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  Make your very own large container of refreshing Bath Salts using the finest essential oils to sooth both your body and your mind.
Registration RequiredFee $20
Details HERE

Mother’s Day Express at West Chester Railroad
12 PM & 2 PM
Details and ticket info HERE


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