Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/18– 8/20

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

Alice in Wonderland
at Media Theatre
Saturdays & Sundays
June 17th – August 27th
Details and ticket info 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

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 August 18, 2017

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

7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day
August 18th & August 19th
11 AM – 7 PM
at participating 7-eleven stores
Details HERE and HERE

Catholic Community Choir’s Production of School House Rock Live! Jr.
2 PM and 7 PM
Come out for CCC’s Production of School House Rock Live! Jr., sponsored by Mr. Dave White, on Friday, August 18th at 2:00pm and/or 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 each and available in the office during business hours or at the door before performances!
Join us for this fan favorite musical with a cast filled from Delaware County with children ranging from preschool through 8th grade. 
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

PAW Patrol Road Tour Stopping in Eddystone PA
3 PM – 7 PM
1570 Chester Pike, Eddystone PA
Preregistration required
Details and registration info HERE

Book Gab and Glaze
3:30 PM – 5 PM
How can art influence you? Even if you’re not a Picasso, join us for book discussion and pottery painting! The first ten participants will receive a copy of the book The Seventh Most Important Thing. Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about PHC and the program at
Open to kids entering grade 6 and up. 
at Color Me Mine 109 Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA
Details and registration info HERE

Kidchella Music Festival – August 2017 Concert
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Join us on Friday, August 18, for an evening of live family friendly music by Pears 4 Bears curated by Out With The Kids by Jeff Bogle.
In addition, families are invited to Smith at 4pm to enjoy a youth music stage run by aspiring music industry professionals and performers from Jr. Music Exec; additional performances and arts stations led by the Village of Arts & Humanities students; and a variety of popular food trucks.
*Both adults and children who are walking require tickets to attend Kidchella. Tickets may be purchased online or at Smith the day of the concert beginning at 4pm
*Food may be brought from home or purchased from food trucks at Smith.
*Kidchella is rain or shine!
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Pizza & Movie Night – Smurfs: The Lost Village
5 PM – 7:15 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Thanks to a generous family grant, the library will be dishing out FREE pizza as we watch the latest Smurfs movie. After the movie, we’ll make a craft that ties in with the Smurfs!
Registration is required so we can order enough pizza. Register adults AND kids. Click “Add Guest” to reserve multiple spots.
Details and registration info HERE

Dog Days of Summer at the Swarthmore CO-OP
5 PM – 8 PM
Beat the heat on Friday, August 18th from 5 to 8 PM pet friendly patio party. Featured vendors will include:
Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream
Mompops Gourmet Popsicls
Bo’s Bones Gourmet Organic Dog Biscuits
We hope to see you and your family there!
Details HERE

End of Summer Bash at Delaware Children’s Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
The DCM is closing out its summer event season with a luau! Outdoor activities include exploding sidewalk chalk, a variety of luau-themed games, and the DCM’s famous soda geyser eruption. Inside the museum you can explore the DCM’s Earth Balloon, make a tiki mask, and dance a hula alongside dancers from Dance4Life.
Admission is $5 and FREE for DCM Members.
Details HERE

90’s Night
7 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Relive your favorite moments from the 90’s with trivia, movie clips, and games!
Details HERE

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul 2 Soul World Tour 
7:30 PM
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday August 19, 2017

Free Bootcamp & Snacks!
8 AM – 9 AM
at the Philadelphia Art Museum
RedLine Fitness & Snap Kitchen are teaming up to bring you a FREE 60 min bootcamp style workout & FREE snacks afterwards! All attendees will receive a coupon code to get a free meal via Snap Kitchen’s app!
Registration will open at 7:15am at the front of the Art Museum steps.
Details HERE

9 AM – 12 PM
at Newtown Public Library
For girls entering grades 5-8. Please bring your own laptop. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please click on the link below. 
This class will explore how to program using Python. We will start with learning Python’s simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. We will also explore comparisons, if?statements, and loops
Finally, we will combine our new knowledge by creating our own game using the PyGame library. Students do not need to bring anything with them; the computers to work on are provided for the class.
Details and registration info 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
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

Ridley High School Marching Band FREE Car Wash
9 AM – 2 PM
at Ridley High School
Proceeds Benefit the Ridley Raiders High School Marching Band
Donations Accepted

MAKE Kindness Rocks at Michaels Craft Stores
9 AM – 9 PM (drop in)
8/12, 8/19 and 8/26
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

Build Your Own Terrarium at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 11 AM
Fee $35 – Registration required
Details HERE

Kids Club – Pom Pom and Gem Art
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

Luau Fiesta with Moana
10 AM – 12 PM
at Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave Ardmore PA
Luau fiesta with Moana! Join us as we welcome Moana to our casita! Light refresments, photobooth, craft and Moana time is included.
Date: Saturday August 19th
Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Cost: $18 per child, pay at the door on day of event.
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

Summer Saturdays at Hagley Museum
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley, and power up your imagination with hovercraft, spin art, and fender blender activities.
Details HERE

Nothing Rhymes with Orange Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Chess Club
11 AM
at Lansdowne Library
No matter your age, no matter your skill level, join us for great lessons and games.
Details HERE

Book Signing by Children’s Author Kadeja Wexler
11 AM – 2 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
Raffle Giveaways & Goody Bags.
Details and registration info 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

7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day
August 18th & August 19th
11 AM – 7 PM
at participating 7-eleven stores
Details HERE and HERE

PAW Patrol Road Tour Stopping in King of Prussia PA
11 AM – 7 PM
275 N Gulph Rd King of Prussia, PA
Preregistration required
Details and registration info HERE

Summer Food Truck Competition at Chaddsford Winery
August 19th 11 AM – 7 PM & August 20th 11 AM – 6 PM
Food trucks are taking over Chaddsford for a weekend-long throw down, and you get to be the judge!
Explore a wide-variety of food truck fare, sip locally-produced wine, and enjoy live music at the Summer Food Truck Competition.
Admission is free and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE and 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 at Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Create art inspired by your favorite season. Adults can enter their artwork in our 3rd Annual Art Challenge!
Buy a canvas, and the rest of the supplies for your art project are free.
Details HERE

Meditation Saturdays
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Participants are free to stay for the entire 2 hours, or may choose to leave after 1 hour or more. In this workshop,  you will learn all you need to practice meditation on your own, at home. 
Details and registration info HERE

All You Can Eat Bethel Crab Feast!
1:30 PM – 6 PM
3737 Foulk Rd, Garnet Valley, PA
All you can eat crab feast: Fresh steamed crabs, BBQ pulled pork, BBQ Chicken, Old Bay Potatoes, Mac N Cheese, Corn on the Cob, Corn Bread, Soft Drinks, Dessert, BYOB 2 seatings: 1:30-3:30pm and 4:00p to 6:00pm. Adults $35/person with reservatiion~$40 at the door. Children under 10: $17/person~$22 at the door.
For reservations go to:
Details HERE

Cornhole Tournament to benefit the TCF Ridley Swimming Fund
2 PM
at Ridley Park Swim Club
Come and play in a cornhole tournament to benefit the TCF Ridley Swimming Fund. The tournament will be held on August 19th at Ridley Park Swim Club.
$50 per two person teams
Games start at 2:00 pm
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 2 teams.
To register contact
It is the goal of the Ridley Swimming Fund to provide equipment and supply resources that benefit not only the Ridley High School Swimming Team, but that is also likely to benefit the general public within the TCF Service Area, who may also be users of the Ridley High School Natatorium. This may include, but not be limited to learn-to-swim programs, competitive swimming and diving clinics, special needs aquatic education and competition, and Masters training and competitive programs.
Details HERE

Nerf War
2 PM – 4 PM
at Marple Public Library
ages 12 – 18
Join in as we celebrate summer in an EPIC battle. Darts will be flying as casualties stack up. We’ll have a number of games (zombie outbreak, capture the flag, etc) and box fort setups for cover. Bring your own gun or borrow one from our limited arsenal. 
Registration required. Register by phone, email or in person.
Open to ages 12-18. signed permission slip required.
Details HERE

Horse Apple Bingo
3 PM
at Glenolden Swim Club
$10.00 per ticket! Players must be 18 or older to participate
Details HERE

Escape the Powder Yards at Hagley Museum 
4 PM – 7 PM
Decipher codes, solve riddles, and uncover the secret combinations for locks. If you want to get out of the Powder Yards, you’ll have to accomplish all of these challenges to succeed at Hagley’s first “Escape the Powder Yards” event.
This event is free and for high school students only. Please show current student ID. Teams of four to six teens will solve puzzles through a series of buildings in the center of the Hagley property.
Registration encouraged.
Last entry at 6:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, please email Education Program Manager, Jeff Durst, at
Details HERE

Tabletop Gaming Gathering
6 PM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Details HERE

Saturday Night at the Movies: Finding Dory
8 PM – 10 PM
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
(movie begins at 8:30 pm)
Bring a blanket and join us to enjoy the movie “Finding Dory” on the Great Lawn starting at sundown at 8:30 pm!
Movie admission is FREE.
Tickets are required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel.
Visit for more information.
Details HERE

Sunday, August 20, 2017

PAW Patrol Road Tour Stopping in King of Prussia PA
11 AM – 7 PM
275 N Gulph Rd King of Prussia, PA
Preregistration required
Details and registration info HERE

Summer Food Truck Competition at Chaddsford Winery
August 19th 11 AM – 7 PM & August 20th 11 AM – 6 PM
Food trucks are taking over Chaddsford for a weekend-long throw down, and you get to be the judge!
Explore a wide-variety of food truck fare, sip locally-produced wine, and enjoy live music at the Summer Food Truck Competition.
Admission is free and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE and HERE

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

Philly Caribbean Festival
12 PM – 8 PM
at Penns Landing in Philadelphia
Details HERE and HERE

Bounce, Skate, Roll with Britt
7 PM – 10 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
King Britt is returning to the waterfront to spin rinkside for Bounce, Skate, Roll, an evening of boogie and house jams. 
The evening is FREE and open to the public. Roller skating is $3 admission and $10 for skate rental (or bring your own). Independence Blue Crosscardholders get free admission.
Details HERE

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