Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun (including St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Festivities) 3/10 – 3/12


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

The Philadelphia Flower Show – Holland
March 11th – 19th
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia
Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE

Ridley Drama Group presents Le Miserables
March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19
at Ridley High School
Details and ticket info and prices HERE

Little Mermaid at Strath Haven Middle School
March 9th – March 12th
Tickets are $8.00
Details and showtimes HERE

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk- The First Flight
March 8 – March 12
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchard’s Fore! The Planet Indoor Mini Golf
January 13th – Apr 2nd
Details and prices HERE

National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
FREE Admission for the Month of February
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute
November 25, 2016 to April 23, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute
October 8, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

Frog Exhibit at Academy of Natural Sciences
February 4th – May 14th
Details and ticket info HERE

Dinosaur Revolution at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
February 4th – May 29th
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza
Now through March 31st
Details HERE

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
See my review and more info HERE

Friday March 10, 2017

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.

Drive In Movie Day
10 AM
at Middletown Free Library
Bring a cardboard box from home or snag one of the library’s and use the supplies given to turn your box into a car! We will have snacks and sit in our finished cars while we watch Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Registration is required as space is limited. Recommended for ages 5+ (movie is rated PG-13)
Register your 1st child below, then click “Add Guest” for each additional child!
Details and registration info HERE

Ms. Kelly’s Physical Fitness, Music and Movement
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Marple Public Library
Join Miss Kelly, from Marple Sport’s Arena, for mixing a variety of music, movement, and other fun physical activities.
Ages: 3-5
*Registration Required*
Details HERE

Families Story and Puppet Show
11 AM – 12 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
An interactive program with stories, music, movement, and a short puppet show.
No registration needed. Ages 0 and up.
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
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.
Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have video games, card games, board games, and more!  Bring your friends and have a blast!
Details HERE

Friday Afternoon Craft at Ridley Township Library
3:30 PM – 4 PM
Ages 3-10
Registration required
Details HERE

A Celtic Harp Concert with Ireland’s Lynn Saoirse
7 PM – 10 PM
at Swarthmore Library
Registration Required
Details and registration info HERE

Dinosaur Night at the Museum
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Details HERE

Saturday March 11, 2017

Book & DVD Sale at Ridley Township Public Library
9 AM – 3 PM
in Garling Hall
From 2-3pm we are having a $2.00 a Bag Sale!  All the books can you stuff in a bag for $2!
Thousands of bargains for all ages!
Details HERE

Social Needleworking
10 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Kids Club – Fairy House
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

FREE Grow Up Great with Host Johnny Shortcake
11 AM
at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
Join Johnny Shortcake as he showcases his funk-rock songs created just for kids!
No tickets necessary
Details HERE

Springfield Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
11 AM – 1 PM
The route begins at noon on Springfield Rd in front of Memorial Park, then turns onto Saxer Avenue, and ends at Powell Rd.
Details HERE

Macy’s Family Fun Day! Empowering Young Minds
at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
10 AM – 5 PM
Family fun-filled day of arts and crafts, workshops, performance and much more!
Per website: Present your Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT card and receive free admission for up to four adults. Children 12 and under are free there is no need to pre-register
Details HERE

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

World Culture Days: Hello India!
at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia
11 AM – 4 PM
Details and schedule of family friendly events HERE

Star Wars Day at Elmwood Park Zoo
12 PM – 4 PM
Tour the zoo and meet Star Wars characters throughout your journey as you enjoy Star Wars themed yard games and view Star Wars collections
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

Candy Bingo
1 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
Grades 6 – 12. 
Registration required.
Details and registration info HERE

1 PM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
No registration required
Details HERE

Painters Tape Reveal Art
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Family Friendly
Buy any canvas and the supplies are then free
Details HERE

The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt
1 PM – 4 PM
in Narberth Business District
Booth at the corner of Haverford and Forrest Ave is the starting point
From website: “Kids get a game card with clues and an empty black plastic pot-o’-gold.  They search through the town for ten hidden leprechauns.  When they find one, they get a “gold” chocolate coin to put in their pot.  Once they’ve found all the leprechauns, and have all ten chocolate coins, the kids return to the NBA booth for their prize –  a shiny golden U.S. Dollar coin.”
Details HERE

Conshohocken Saint Patrick’s Parade
2 PM
The route is along Fayette St from 11th Ave to Elm St (all downhill). It will end in front of the Washington Fire Company.
Details HERE and HERE

Yachtstock Irish Fest
2 PM – 1 AM
at JD Raulston’s A Taste of Key West in Morton PA
Yachtstock Irish Fest with 10 kickin’ bands featuring Special Guest Musician Impossible.
$10 Cover charge for music from 2 PM to CLOSE.
$5 for Kids 12 & Under. 100% of door goes to Yachtstock charity.

Details HERE

Dear Edwina
at Players Club of Swarthmore
5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Media 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll
6 PM – 9 PM
State Street in Media
Details HERE

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia – FREE Admission Sundays through April 9th during its World War I and American Art Exhibition
Details HERE 

Pancake Breakfast with Belle and Friends
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees of Ridley in Folsom PA
Kids can meet “Belle and her enchanted friends” after breakfast! (Don’t forget to bring your camera for photos)
$8 for over and $6 for under 12. Ticket includes all you care to eat pancakes, sausage and beverages
All proceeds go towards Viviana Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in June. This helps cover the costs of the sets, costumes & rights for putting on the show.

Details HERE

Dear Edwina
at Players Club of Swarthmore
11 AM
Details and ticket info HERE

The Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade
16th Street and JFK Blvd., Philadelphia
12 PM
Details, parade route and more info HERE

Comic Book Creation Workshop Series – Comic Book Club for Teens
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
This 5day-2hr classes will teach the beginner’s guide to making your own comic. Learn simple character design, storytelling and page layout in your 6-8 page comic. Finished comics will be compiled into one group comic and self published a month later. Taught by Keville Bowen, professional comic book artist and animator.
Please only sign-up if you are able to make at least 4 of the sessions, including the first session as this is a continuing course that builds upon the previous week’s work.
Details and registration info HERE

LEGO and DUPLO Free Play
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Explore one of our challenge activities, or build your own fun!
No registration. Ages 2 and up.
Details HERE

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

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