Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/28 – 7/30

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

How I Became A Pirate
July 26 – July 28
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
July 26 at 10:30 am, July 27 at 10:30 am, July 27 at 7:30 pm, July 28 at 10:30 am
Details and ticket info HERE

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30pm
July 29 and August 5 at 1:30pm
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Details and Ticket info HERE

Viviana Theatre presents Hairspray
July 27th – August 6th
800 Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park PA
This production will be performed dinner theatre style in conjuction with the Folcroft Fire Company. Each ticket price includes a buffet meal, dessert and soft drinks, water, coffee and tea. For evening performances, show begins at 8 PM and the matinee at 2 PM. Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to buffet, which begins one hour prior to show time.
To purchase tickets, please visit
Details 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 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 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

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

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
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 28, 2017

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

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents How I Became A Pirate
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:

Family Summer Show – Brian Richards – Magic, Comedy, Fun
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Library
Building a better world begins with YOU!   That’s the message in Brian’s all new summer program of 2017.   Discover how the library can provide the TOOLS needed for changing the WORLD! Every show features:  MAGIC * COMEDY * JUGGLING * PUPPETS * AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION * STORY-TELLING * CONSTRUCTION FUN! Hard Hats Not Required! 
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 – RTMSD School Bus & Stoltzfus RV
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

1 PM – 2 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Come on, join your fellow builders, and create with LEGO! This is an unstructured session; all you need to bring is your creativity! 
Registration not required • Suitable for children entering grades 2-5
Details HERE

Catholic Community Choir’s Production of A Year with Frog and Toad Kids
Showtimes 2 PM and 7 PM
Tickets are $10 each and available in the office during business hours or at the door before performances!
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have video games, board games, and card games so bring your friends.
Details HERE

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30pm
July 29 and August 5 at 1:30pm
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Details and Ticket info HERE

Dog Days of Summer at Delaware Children’s Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
Dog Days of Summer is the animal extravaganza you don’t want to miss! In addition to taking part in some awesome programming, you’ll get to meet service animals, learn some cool creature facts, and enjoy an interactive performance by Jungle John Entertainment! The DCM’s Dog Days of Summer event is designed to teach children and their families about animals and their importance, with the help of local animal organizations.
All children are unique, and we realize that some may be either allergic to animals or do not have much exposure to animals. This event is certainly optional, but encouraged!
$5 Admission from 5 PM – 8 PM & FREE for DCM Members

Details HERE

Music Night with Doug & Charity
7 PM – 9 PM
at the Original Coffee Bar, 2 Yale Ave, Morton PA
No cover charge, but menu purchases are required.
Tips for the musicians will be accepted.
Details HERE

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

Sounds of Summer Music Series – Joe Staffieri & Debbie Feeser (Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash)
7:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
in the HTFL parking lot
Bring your lawn chair
In the event of rain, programs will be moved to the Community Room. (Bring your own chair)
Details HERE

Wildlife Family Movie Night – A Bug’s Life
8:45 PM – 10:15 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Bring your blankets and friends for three evenings of outdoor movie nights at the Refuge!
Nature activities and crafts at 8:00 pm until the start of the film at 8:45 pm.
Event will be held under the pavilion.
Details HERE

Birthday Celebration Fireworks Presented by Dasani at Sesame Place
9 PM – 9:30 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday July 29, 2017

Bird Walk at Newlin Grist Mill
8 AM – 10 AM
Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited– Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill.  We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.  Families and beginners are welcome!
Meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Details HERE

Kimmel Center Indoor Phila Flea Market
8 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Fireworks Dance Center  Dance Tots – Free for National Dance Day Preschool Dance Class
9 AM – 9:30 AM
This healthy and fun introductory dance class that incorporates song, dance, and imagination.
Our youngest dancers (age 2 & 3) will have the opportunity to sing and dance, and even meet some of their favorite princesses!
Limited enrollement – Registration required:
Details 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 (This Saturday is Kid’s Day! – See Details HERE)
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 – Summer Planter
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

Summer Saturdays at Hagley Museum
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley and plunge into the fun of water with water balloon games, boat races, and more.
Details, ticket info and more HERE

The Philly Ice Cream Scoop at Reading Terminal Market
10 AM – 4 PM
Philly’s Favorite Local Ice Cream Artisans
Featuring Bassetts, Franklin Fountain, Little Baby’s, Lil’ Pop Shop, & Zsa’s
Over 15+ Ice Cream Specials at Various Merchants
Ice Cream Eating Contests with prizes!
Ice Cream Demos
Arts & Crafts
Ice Cream Shuffleboard
Photo Booth
Details HERE

Once Upon a Garden at Chanticleer
10:30 AM
Nature storytime and craft for age 3 and up.
$5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass.
Kids under 12 are free.
Held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden at 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Details HERE

Storytime in Celebration of Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Featuring Good Morning, Superman!, Be A Star, Wonder Woman! and Bedtime for Batman
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Kids, come dressed as your favorite superhero, villain or character to show your fandom! Activities to follow. 
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

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

Jazz Age on the Delaware
11 AM – 5 PM
at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 501 Grant Ave, Philadelphia
Step back in time for the day at Philadelphia’s last remaining Gilded Age mansion along the Delaware River, Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of 1920’s era music and dancing, lawn games, vintage-inspired food and cocktails and even an old-fashioned pie baking contest. Plan to step out in your best period attire and celebrate the elegance of the era. Jazz Age on the Delaware promises to become Philadelphia’s premiere Roaring 1920s event. Jazz Age on the Delaware will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017
(rain date July 30)
Details and ticket info 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

MAKEbreak Bling It Out For Back To School
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Buy a pencil box, clutch, notebook, mirror or T-shirt, and the rest of your supplies are free
Details HERE

Teen Sharpie Crafts
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Customize your drab white shirts, socks, shoes and bags with DIY “sharpie tye-dye”. Learn the secret locked inside these everyday markers
Bring a shirt, pillow case, or anything white cloth (even your shoes!)
Registration required by phone, email, or in person. Open to all ages 12-18.
Details and registration info HERE

Harry Potter Birthday Bash
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
HTFL invites wizards and muggles of all ages for an afternoon of fun and games in honor of Harry Potter’s birthday!
Costumes are encouraged.
This program is free and open to all ages.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Pop Up Naturalist – Reptiles & Amphibians
at Newlin Grist Mill
1 PM – 5 PM
Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities.  Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home.  While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family!
All ages; FREE.
Details HERE

Community Potluck at Lansdowne Landing
6 PM – 9 PM
Come out for the last Saturday evening of the month with a dish or drink to pass and get to know some of your neighbors. Consider Inviting a friend or neighbor that you don’t typically see at your community events! Bring a folding table or chair, volunteer to DJ, etc
Details HERE

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30pm
July 29 and August 5 at 1:30pm
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Details and Ticket info HERE

FREE Summer Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media – Minas: Brazilian Jazz & Bossa Nova
7:30 PM
Details HERE

Public Star Party at Valley Forge National Historical Park
8 PM – 11 PM
Join the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers for an evening under the stars and see the universe as few on earth have ever seen it! Look for celestial bodies such as: planets, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, and much more. A variety of telescopes and binoculars will be available for use. Meet at the Model Airplane Field at 8:00 p.m.
This event is a public service of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers and is free and open to the public!

*Star Parties are weather dependent and will be canceled in cases of cloudy skies or inclement weather. In case of inclement weather, those interested in attending are advised to call the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers hotline at 484-238-0960 to confirm the evening’s program.*
Details HERE

Sunday, July 30, 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

Nitre Hall Open House hosted by Haverford Township Historical Society
10 AM – 1 PM
Details HERE

Nature Tots at John Heinz National Wildilfe Refuge at Tinicum
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Have any little ones who love to have fun outside? Kids ages 3-5 and one adult are invited to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum for our NATURE TOTS workshops!
15 slots are available for each session. Sign up soon and please share event with friends and family! Sign up by emailing

Details HERE

East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival
11 AM – 4 PM
on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets.
Come out to South Philly’s largest summer festival! We’ll have it all –
including live music & DJs, FREE moon bounce & kids entertainment, the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain, street food & drinks, food trucks + over 140 antique, show, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles!
FREE to attend – and $20 for participating cars.
Details and schedule HERE

West Chester Railroad Summer Picnic Special
12 PM
every Sunday June 4 – Sept 17
Details HERE

Slice and Dice! Sterling Pig Brewery Game Day
2 PM – 5 PM
609 W State Street, Media
July 30th Sterling Pig Brewery is hosting a game day! Dust off that Penn State edition of Monopoly you bought in college and played once, or that Scrabble board from which Q’s mysteriously vanished after your cousin played ‘Quinoa’ 17 years ago before anyone knew what the heck a superfood is. Speaking of super food, we’re running a pizza special! We’re making family sized pizzas for your family sized family, or just your family sized hunger!
Our staff will be bringing in games to share, but feel free to bring your favorites from home!

Details HERE

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

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