Delaware County Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 9/15 – 9/17

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

Our Lady of Fatima Church – CYO Carnival
Sept 13th – 16th
1 Fatima Drive Secane,  PA
Open Daily: 6PM-10PM
Details HERE

Devon Fall Classic & Festival
September 14th – 17th
Featuring shopping, food & drink, family activities, and exciting equestrian competition, the Fall Classic truly offers something for everyone! 
Details  HERE HERE and HERE

Day Out with Thomas at Strasburg Railroad
September 16th – September 24th
Details and ticket information and reservations HERE

90th Annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Sept 15th – 17th
Friday – 11am – 7pm
Saturday – 11am – 6pm
Sunday – 11am – 5pm
Free and open to the public
Details HERE and 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

Storyboard: Treasure Island
at Hedgegrow Theater
Sept 1st – 17th
Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Backyard Adventures
June 9th – Sept 10th
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
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

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
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Great Adventure
Details HERE

Friday September 15, 2017

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

Sundae Friday – Chill Out Fundraiser Day (Proceeds will be used to buy Lunch or Dinner for the Ridley Township Police)
3 PM – 10 PM
at Chill Out Ice Cream & Water Ice 12 Acres Dr, Ridley Park, PA
The Leedom neighborhood would like to thank the Ridley Township Police Dept by buying the officers either a lunch or dinner. To raise the funds needed we are organizing an Ice Cream Day! Come meet your neighbors, eat some amazing ice cream creations, and support a local business, all while giving back to the men and women (and pups) that keep ALL of Ridley Township safe on a daily basis!
Details HERE

Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social
5 PM – 8 PM
at Garden State Discovery Museum
What a better way to send off summer then an Ice Cream Social! Join our friends from Silver Diner for this annual “cool” family fun $5 after 5pm event.
Details HERE

Swarthmore CO-OP Food Truckathon
5 PM – 9 PM
at Swarthmore CO-OP, 341 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore
The Food Truck-A-Thon is back at the Swarthmore CO-OP. A variety of food trucks and vendors will be on hand for patrons to enjoy amazing food and drinks. Some of the most popular trucks in the region will set up shop outside of the CO-OP from 5 to 9 PM 
Details and list of trucks HERE

Kids Night Out at Dish & Dabble Havertown
6 PM – 9 PM
Drop the kids off for a fun night of Halloween/Fall painting and crafts! 
We’ll provide water bottles, pizza and an exciting crafty night! 
$40 per child, (1/2 price for sibling) ideal for age 12 and under
Call us now to reserve your child’s space! Sorry No walk-ins, space is limited
610-909-DISH (3474)
Details HERE

Luau in Lansdowne
7 PM – 10 PM
at Lansdowne Landing
Details HERE

Lego Batman: Free Outdoor Screening
7 PM – 9:30 PM
9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr
Lego Batman closes out our free outdoor movie series at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo, behind Ludington Library. Movies begin at dusk. Find more info and our full series schedule at
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, September 16, 2017

Yard Sale
8 AM –  2 PM
at Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E Dutton Mill Rd, Brookhaven
Details HERE

31st Annual Great Media Yard Sale Days
Throughout Media Borough
8 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE
(Thanks, Lisa M.!)

HeadHouse Square and Plaza Phila Flea Market
8 AM – 5 PM
2nd St & E Pine St, Philadelphia
Rain Date Sun, 9/17
Details HERE

Norwood Borough Community Day & Music Festival
8 AM – 10 PM
at Norwood Borough Park 210 E Amosland Rd, Norwood PA
Music begins at 10AM and ends at 10PM 
Food Court, Beer Garden, Many activities for the kids, Craft sale 
Kindness Rocks Scavenger Hunt 8 AM – 3 PM
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
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

Linvilla Orchards Annual Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival
9 AM – 5 PM
Live music, woodcrafts, jewelry, photography and more!
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

Allison DeSalvo’s World of Song”Back to School” Program
YogAmi ~ Kids & Family Yoga

9:45 – 10:30 AM (7 – 70 years 🙂
10:30 – 11:30 AM (2 – 7 years)
Kids & Family Yoga, Games, Songs, Stories, Art
at The Swarthmore Farmer’s Market
Details HERE

Kids Club –  Fall Leaf Sign
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

Pop-up Archery
10 AM – 12 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as our priority, our USA Archery certified instructors will help you with the basics of archery. Find us near the Stone Building just across from the outdoor restrooms. Families are welcome with kids age 10 and up. Additional dates are available on October 6th 10:00am-12:00pm. No registration or equipment required!
Details HERE

Chalk Mob! Love And Unity
10 AM – 2 PM
at Linwood Park, Linnwood & Athens Avenues in Ardmore
Join us and park partner Six:Eight for our annual Chalk Mob! Help us create a collaborative chalk art masterpiece! Dress for a mess, FREE , open to all. Love and Unity is our theme this year. Create what that means to you.
Details HERE

Archaeology Festival
10 AM – 3 PM
at Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills
Join us for a day of archaeology fun and discover the rich archaeological heritage that lies beneath our feet! This annual event is held in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Department.
This year’s festival will include:
–Assisting archaeologists with excavation
–Native American tool making
–Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) demonstrations
–Cleaning artifacts
–“Kids Dig” and pottery assembly
–Native American cooking by the Time Chef, Henry Ward
–Archaeology-themed escape room by Xscape the Room
–Food vendor onsite
All ages; FREE
Details HERE

Princess Wear Pants Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

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

3rd Annual Clay Fest
11 AM – 4 PM
at The Clay Studio 137-139 North Second Street, Philadelphia
Get hands-on with clay in Old City with a group sculpture extravaganza, artist demonstrations, an ice cream social, and much more!
Details HERE

Marcus Hook Pirate Festival
11 AM – 6 PM
Games, food, live pirate music, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, crafters, beer garden and much, much more
Details HERE

Park Day, Lansdowne Parks & Recreation
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hoffman Park, 226 Scottsdale Rd, Lansdowne
Field games, obstacle courses, music and fun for the whole family
Details HERE

Chase from Paw Patrol Visits Learning Express of Wilmington
2 PM – 3 PM
Details HERE

OktoBEARfest at Philadelphia Zoo
5 PM – 8 PM
at the Philadelphia Zoo
100+ Beers • A Night at the Zoo • 10 Food Trucks • Live Music • Yard Games, Trivia and Relay Races
Details and ticket info HERE

Wildlife Family Movie Night – A Bug’s Life
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Bring your blankets and friends for this rescheduled outdoor movie night at the Refuge! Come catch and learn about insects at 6:30 pm until the start of the film at 7:30 pm. Free!
Details HERE

Free Fireworks
8 – 8:30 PM
at Glen Mills School, 185 Glen Mills Rd, Glen Mills, PA
History month and the Battle of Brandywine 240th Anniversary Commemoration continue with a FREE FIREWORKS SHOW on September 16th at 8:00 pm at the Glen Mills School located at 185 Glen Mills Rd, Glen Mills. Bring a blanket or chair.
Details HERE

Sunday, September 17, 2017

4th Annual Run The Park 5k hosted by HEADStrong Lacrosse and the HEADStrong Foundation
8 AM – 11 AM
at Ridley Park Lake
Details and registration info HERE and HERE

31st Annual Great Media Yard Sale Days
Throughout Media Borough
8 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE
(Thanks, Lisa M.!)

Linvilla Orchards Annual Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival
9 AM – 5 PM
Live music, woodcrafts, jewelry, photography and more!
Details HERE

Annual Flea Market hosted by Hero Scholarship of Marple Township
10 AM – 3 PM
at Delaware County Community College
Details HERE

3rd Annual Clay Fest
11 AM – 4 PM
at The Clay Studio 137-139 North Second Street, Philadelphia
Get hands-on with clay in Old City with a group sculpture extravaganza, artist demonstrations, an ice cream social, and much more!
Details HERE

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

Touch a Truck Fundraiser for Penn Wynne Library
12 PM – 3 PM
at Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
*This event takes place in the township lot directly behind the library. Please note that this lot will be closed from Saturday evening until the conclusion of this event.*
Kids can explore police vehicles, a fire truck, a small excavator, and MORE! There will also be raffle tickets for sale and an ice cream truck with sweet treats for sale–proceeds go to the library.
Entry is $5 per child, with a $10 max total for families (though of course, anything you’d like to give above that is very much appreciated.) Cash only.
The library will be open for restroom use only. There will be no library business conducted during this event.
Details HERE

Planning With Michaels
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: We’ll bring the supplies, you bring the creativity and your planner— and learn how to make a tassel bookmark pen holder.
Details HERE

25th Annual Radnor Fall Festival
1 PM – 5 PM
North Wayne Ave in Wayne
Encompassing the streets of North Wayne Avenue and West Avenue between Lancaster Avenue and the Wayne train station, local merchants, service providers and restaurants are all on hand to share with the community.
Street performances by local bands, dancers from local Bach to Rock Wayne, PA and Contempra Dance School face painting with Stacey’s Face Painting, carnival rides and a zip line make it a fun day for the whole family.
Bring your dog for the TOP DOG contest sponsored by Braxton’s Animal Works.
Ride the rides, get face painted for $5 all day. Zip line $10 per ride.
Details HERE

Brazilian Day Philadelphia
1 PM – 7 PM
at the Great Plaza at Penns Landing in Philadelphia
Family friendly festival with food, music, dance and more. Free entrance.
Details HERE and HERE

Sixth Annual Media FreeMarket
2 PM – 5 PM
at Providence Friends Meeting, 105 N Providence Rd., Media, PA
So what exactly is the Media FreeMarket? It’s a super-fun event where everything is FREE!
The Free Market is strategically scheduled on the tail of the annual Great Media Garage Sale! It’s a great opportunity for “shoppers” to find a few more treasures and a wonderful way for garage sale hosts to clear out what they didn’t sell.
Bring something… take something… either or both…
SKILLS and TALENTS! Play us a song (acoustic only), give a massage, read a poem, juggle, read tarot cards, challenge us with your chess skills.
FOOD! Bring your savories. Bring your sweets. Bring your hens’ extra eggs!
STUFF! Clean-out your house, shed, car, office, basement and your garage sale leftovers, or share your hand-mades.
DID YOU SAY MY GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS? Yep! Why dump your stuff on the curb when you can find it a new home! Bring your stuff to the FREEMARKET after you close up your garage sale and hang out with your neighbors a little longer! No items accepted after 4pm, please.
The possibilities are endless. The rules are few. And they are:
**** No goods may be brought after 4 pm. No chemicals, TVs, electronics, or very large pieces like couches or mattresses. ****
Feeling extra generous? Help us clean-up after 5 pm. Leftover goods will be donated to the Media Free Store or another worthy charity.

Details HERE

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