Delaware County PA Area Memorial Day Weekend Events and Family Fun 5/25 – 5/28

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

Tall Ships on the Delaware River Waterfront
Friday, May 25 — Monday, May 28
11 am — 7 pm – Waterfront Festival
Noon — 7 pm – Ship Tours
Day & Twilight – Sail Aways on the Delaware River
Spend your Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia for five days of waterfront festivities, ship tours, and sailing excursions on the Delaware River as tall ships from U.S. and international ports dock at Independence Seaport Museum and Penn’s Landing.Details, schedules and ticket info HERE and HERE

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
May 24th – June 3rd
Details, schedule and ticket info HERE

Clifton Heights PAL & Boys Club Carnival
May 24th – May 26th
6 PM – 10 PM
212 N Springfield Rd, Clifton Heights, PA
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest 
Thursday, May 24 – Monday, September 3
General Park Hours
Monday through Thursday: 1pm – 11pm
Friday: 1pm – 1am
Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 11am – 11pm
Skating, Mini Golf & Midway Rides end 30 minutes prior to close.
The Bar at the Waterfront Crabshack
Monday through Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 11am-12am
Sunday: 11am-10pm
Chickie’s & Pete’s Waterfront Crabshack
Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 1pm – Midnight
Saturday: 11am – Midnight
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
Franklin Fountain Clubhouse Cabin
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 11am-12am
Sunday: 11am-10:30pm
Entrance to the park is free and open to the public. Roller skating, mini-golf, games, rides and concessions are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
Open daily through June 30, 2018
Franklin Square in Philadelphia
28 all-new culturally-inspired lantern sculptures, featuring new lighting technology and displays never before seen in North America, impressive feats of Chinese acrobatics, handicrafts by Chinese folk artists, a Beer Garden, and much more.
Details and ticket information HERE

Snow White
April 4 – June 10
at Arden Theatre
Details, times and ticket info HERE

Disney’s Newsies
at Media Theater
April 18 – June 10
Details, tickets and times 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

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
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more 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

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

Dutch Wonderland
Details and ticket info HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Details HERE

Friday May 25, 2018

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

Don’t Panic and Carry a Towel
10 AM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Grab your towel and stop by the library for sci-fi crafts, quizzo, and fun all day long.
Be sure to show the staff your towel to get your own “Don’t Panic” button.
At 3:00 pm, join in for a Star Trek board game to conclude the day.
Details HERE

Drive In Movie Day – Paddington 2
2 PM
at Middletown Free Library
2pm–car making starts (bring your own cardboard box, if you can. Otherwise Mr. Jason will have some boxes but not enough for everyone)
2:30pm–movie and snacks start. Feel free to bring a snack/drink of your own or to share with the group. Some light snacks & water will be provided by the library (cereal and fresh popcorn)
Registration is required as space and supplies are limited!
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Retropie, or Xbox One.  Feel free to bring your own portable device or game, too.
This program is free and open to grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Make new friends and try new games!  This program is for kids in grades 1-12.  Registration is not required, but is encouraged.  To register call 610-734-7649 or stop by the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

Aronimink May Day/Play Day
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
<pGames, Prizes and Mini-Golf for the kids! Face painting and moon bounces will also be included!
Fun for the adults, too! Great food for purchase, raffle baskets, popular vendors and more! 
Pre-Sale Admission is $8.00* per Household. Save $2 by purchasing your family’s admission in advance!  * Tickets at the door will be $10 per family! All sales are final; please note the rain date! Pre-sale tickets will be available for pick up the day of the event at Admissions, located at the top of the main entrance driveway
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, May 26, 2018

Clifton Heights 32nd Annual Children’s Trout Tournament
8 AM – 1 PM
3900 Bridge St, Drexel Hill, PA
The annual Clifton Heights Children’s Trout Tournament is coming once again. Come and Enjoy a fun day out with the kids. We stock the creek the night before the tournament so be sure to stop down and help out. we run on donations so please feel free to donate. Any amount helps.
Stocking date is May 25th at 5:30PM.
Tournament Date is May 26th From 8:00AM-1:00PM.
Free and for Kids 15 and under. Every Child who catches a fish gets a prize.
Grand prizes awarded to children who catch the biggest fish in four different age groups.
Food, Drinks, And bait will be sold.
Details HERE

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market 
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Lansdowne First Farmers Market Of Season
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market 
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore PA
Details HERE

Build Your Own Terrarium or Fairy Garden at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 11 AM
$35 per person, registration required
Details HERE

Kids Club – Flamingo Crafts
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $2, ages 3-8, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Flamingo Crafts
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $5, ages 6+, supplies
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Investigation Lab: The Snail Wrangler
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Explore the fascinating world of land snails with Marla Coppolino, aka The Snail Wrangler. This lively multimedia display and presentation includes photos, videos, sounds, and stories about snails and their close cousins, the slugs. You will learn how they eat, breathe, see, move, and reproduce, and you’ll learn why land snails occupy an important place in the ecosystem. You’ll leave with a whole new appreciation of the lowly land snails!
Details HERE

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Elephant & Piggie are back to celebrate 10 years of friendship in this special collection featuring five classic Elephant & Piggie stories. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library
11 AM
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!”
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Block Party 
11 AM – 12 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
Join us for open-ended block play with wooden blocks and a variety of other manipulatives.  Building with blocks is a fantastic learning experience and can help prepare your child for future success in math and science.
Best of all: IT’S FUN!!
For children ages 2-5 and their parent or caregiver.
Registration appreciated.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Whatever your age and whatever your skill level, stop by for lessons and games!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Celebration Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Premade slime will be provided.
Details HERE

Science Saturday: River Rangers
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hagley Museum
River Rangers learn how to gauge the health of our local waterways by observing the variety of critters living in it. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges.
Activities are included in admission and free to members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m.
Details HERE

Delaware River Waterfront Fireworks
9 PM
Details HERE

Sesame Place Fireworks – Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th
Fireworks will begin immediately following the 8:30PM evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade
Details HERE

Sunday, May 27, 2018

PA Free Fishing Day
“Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.”
Details HERE

Eddystone Memorial Day Parade
12 PM
Assembles at Boeing Union Hall, 1000 E. 4th Street. Heads down 4th Street, left onto Saville Avenue, cross over Route 291, continue down Saville Avenue and ends at 12th Street at Eddystone Monument.
Details HERE

National Hamburger Day Giveaway at Zac’s Hamburgers
12 PM – 1 PM
1301 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom PA
In honor of #NationalHamburgerDay #ZacsBurgers  is giving the first 25 people in line a free #Cheeseburger or #Hamburger#NationalBurgerMonth
Details HERE

Spring- Blossom Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 4 PM
$6 per person
Weather permitting
Details HERE

Family Fun Day
12 PM – 5 PM
hosted by Harrah’s Philadelphia
Harrah’s Philadelphia presents the $150,000 Betsy Ross, Maxie Lee & Commodore Barry Invitational races!
Enjoy family friendly activities, facepaintng, balloon artist and more!
Details HERE

Eddystone Field Games, Activities & Food
1 PM- 3:30 PM
Featuring hot dogs, drinks, pony rides, moon bounces, fire truck rides, music, and a dunk tank ($1 per activity)! 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Don Marion Field, (behind Lighthouse Hall) – 1401 E. 9th Street
Bike/Scooter/Stroller/Wagon Decoration Contest – Judging will be held at Don Memorial Field at 1:30 PM
Details HERE

Memorial Day Parade Bike Decorating
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Linwood Park, Linwood & Athens Avenues, Ardmore, PA
Come out to the park for the annual bike, scooter, wagon (or other wheeled vehicle) decorating event ahead of the Ardmore Memorial Day Parade on Monday. They will supply decorations to use but feel free to bring some along to share too! Then join in Monday at 10am at the Ardmore Fire House on Greenfield Ave to March with the Friends of Linwood contingent in the Memorial Day Parade.
Details HERE

Sesame Place Fireworks – Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th
Fireworks will begin immediately following the 8:30PM evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade
Details HERE

Fireworks – Eddystone, PA
at Dusk
at Don Marion Field, behind Lighthouse Hall – 1401 E. 9th Street
Snacks will be available for sale. Field will open at 6:30 PM
Details HERE

Monday, May 28, 2018

Kids Eat Free at participating Applebee’s Restaurants (Ridley PA location is participating) on Monday May 28th, 2018
All kids must be accompanied by an adult.  See store for details.  Must order for kids menu.  Offer valid for dine in only.

Lansdowne Memorial Day Parade
9 AM
The parade launches from Lansdowne and Lacrosse Avenues at 9:00 a.m. sharp proceeding north on Lansdowne to Essex and on to the Penn Wood High School field and World War monuments for ceremonies with veterans.
It is a rain or shine event
Details HERE

Borough Of Upland Memorial Day Parade
9 AM – 10:30 AM
The Annual Memorial Day Parade will start at Upland Baptist Church (325 Main St, Upland, PA) on Monday, May 28th 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at the War Memorial located at Bristol Lord Field (6th & Main Streets)
Details HERE

Memorial Day Parade – Glen Mills
9:30 AM
Springwater Plaza to Elam United Methodist Church (1073 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills)

Radnor Memorial Day Parade 2018
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Parade Route West on Route 30
Details HERE

Marple Newtown Memorial Day Parade
10 AM
Beginning at West Chester Pike & Malin Rd

Media Memorial Day Parade
10 AM – 11 AM
The annual parade will run down State Street in downtown Media.
Details HERE

Ardmore Memorial Day Parade
10:30 AM
The parade will step off from Greenfield Avenue at 10:30 a.m., with a parade in review at 10:45 in front of the Lower Merion Township Building at Lancaster & Argyle. Families and children are welcome with their bicycles, strollers and wagons. First, second and third place awards will be given for the best decorated bicycles.
Spectators will see First Responder units, Township veterans and civic groups, the Leon Spencer Reid Post veterans (with color guard and auxiliary), the Lower Merion Historical Society, the Friends of Linwood Park, Lower Merion Community Watch, members of the Lower Merion Township Police Department, representatives of Lower Merion’s volunteer fire companies, members of the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, the Bryn Mawr Fire Company Honor Guard, and others.
Also appearing in the parade: Eastwick Commandos; the Sisters Guiding Sisters Drill Unit; Cub Scout dens, Girls Scout and Boy Scout troops; the Southwest Philadelphia Light Bearers; West Powelton Drummers; members of Next Level Sports and the First Position Dance Studio, and more.
The parade will process to St. Paul’s Cemetery for the Memorial Day Service at 11:15 a.m.
Rev. Laura Tancredi, B.A., M.Div. of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Capt. John J. Mulhern, U.S.N.R. (Ret.) will officiate at the Memorial Service and Flag Ceremony, Taps, and Cannon Salute, which is intended to honor all of those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. Numerous local businesses continue to support the parade, as they do each year.
Details HERE


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