Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 6/29 – 7/1

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All Weekend

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

Wawa Welcome America Celebration 
June 28th – July 4th
Tons of Fun Family Friendly Things to do all around Philadelphia!
Details and event listings HERE

Viviana Theatre Company Presents ANNIE the Musical
June 22nd – July 1st
at Folcroft Fire Station 01, 1647 Delmar Dr, Folcroft, PA
Details, ticket info and times HERE and 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 July 8, 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

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 www.lansdownelanding.com 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
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION 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 amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details and ticket info HERE

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday June 29, 2018

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

Sidewalk Chalk Art
10 AM – 10:25 AM
at Ridley Township Public Library
All ages.
Join us every Friday morning (weather permitting) to create beautiful masterpieces on the pavement in front of our library for everyone to enjoy.  A fun activity for little ones while you wait for our Family Summer Show to begin at 10:30am.
No registration required.
Details HERE

PECO Go 4th & Learn
10 AM – 1 PM
at Penn Park 3000 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Wawa Welcome America makes summer learning fun with Go 4th& Learn’s fun educational interactive activities and demonstrations highlighting American history, innovation, arts, fitness and nutrition. Attendees will receive free books provided by Books in Homes USA. Mickey Morandini and the Philadelphia Phillies will host a batting clinic (11:30am-12:30pm). Local performers include Play On, Philly (10:20am), Dancing Classrooms Philly (11:15am), Mad Beatz Philly Drumline (12:15pm). Drone demonstration by Drone by Philly (10:30am). Special guests scheduled to attend: City Representative Sheila Hess (10am), Senator Vincent Hughes (11:30am) and Phillie Phanatic (12:30pm).
Details HERE

Free Museum Day at the Penn Museum
10 AM – 5 PM
The Penn Museum opens its doors to all at this free day, part of the Wawa Welcome America annual celebration. Come out to visit a 13-ton Sphinx, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, surrounded by monumental elements of a Pharaoh’s palace, before the Egypt (Sphinx) gallery closes for major renovations July 8. Explore objects from 10,000 years of human history in the new Middle East Galleries, understand more about the human body with real mummies, investigate stone monuments from the ancient Maya, and learn about replica artifacts at Cartifact stations.
Wawa Honors PAL Officers and PAL Families with a Day of Exploring at Penn Wawa Recognizes our Everyday Heroes with Specialty Celebration and Activities to Honor Police Athletic League (PAL) with Penn Museum tours and interactive presentations. Brief Remarks Recognizing PAL Officers and announcing grant to Reading Pilot Program.
Details HERE

Family Fun Show – The Juggling Hoffmans
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library! Today’s Family Fun Show is the Juggling Hoffmans. You’ll be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long interactive good time for all ages. It’s a kid’s show the adults will love, too!
All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).
Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Enjoy a new show very Friday this summer, June 22- August 10, at 10:30am.
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Details HERE

Chalk on the Porch
11 AM – 12 PM
at Media – UP Library
Create your own artwork on our beautiful porch! All ages. Just drop in!
Details HERE

Craft Club
1 PM – 2 PM
at Ridley Park Library
Children in grades K – 5 are welcome to join us for books, crafts, prizes and fun. Call or come in to register. Registraion required.
Details HERE

Gaming Club
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Relax and play a game on our Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, or Retropie. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too. 
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Catholic Community Choir Summer Camp presents “The AristoCats Kids”
2 PM
at Cardinal O’Hara High School
Tickets are general admission and $10 each.
Details HERE

Board Games
2 PM – 5 PM
Come to the library to play board games every Friday afternoon between 2:00 – 5:00PM. There are lots of different games to choose from and lots of opportunities to have fun! This drop-in program is for children who are entering 1st – 12th grade in the fall. Come alone or bring a friend; all are welcome!
Registration is not required for this free program at the library.
Details HERE

Sherm’s Catering 10 Year Anniversary Block Party
3 PM – 7 PM
913 Brandywine Blvd., Wilmington, Delaware
Kid’s activities, Music, Beverages for All Ages, DELICIOUS FOOD and more!
All proceeds will be donated S.U.N with Hope Street DE and POWER with Autism Delaware.
$5 entry donation, ($1/children under 10).
Bring a non-perishable pantry item to be donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission and you will get a FREE raffle ticket – for a grand prize giveaway!
Details and ticket info HERE

Free Museum Night at Eastern State Penitentiary
5 PM – 7 PM
Explore America’s most historic prison at dusk! Free Museum Night
admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; Hands-On History interactive experiences; history exhibits; and a critically acclaimed series of artist installations. *Must download free ticket at welcomeamerica.com. Limited capacity.
Details HERE

$5 After 5pm Summer Kick Off BBQ at Garden State Discovery Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
2040 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ
Come jump on the moon bounce provided by J-Dogs and grab some food from Silver Diner! This event is only $5 after 5pm.
Details HERE

Creekside’s 4th Annual Dash & Splash 5k and Fun Run
6 PM – 9 PM
at Creekside Swim Club, Moore Rd at Media Pkwy, Wallingford PA
Open to the public – you do not need to be a Creekside member to participate!
Race starts/ends at Creekside, with a flat 5k course winding through our fabulous neighborhood.
Enjoy food, swimming, and prizes after the race!
Race Day Schedule:
– 5:00pm: Registration opens in Creekside Swim Club parking lot
– 6:00pm: 5K Race begins
– 7:00pm: Pool Party! (Swimming, food and drink included in race registration.)
– 7:30pm: Awards (Age groups and most patriotic running attire and best swim gear!)
Entry Fees:
– $30: Individual – Pre-registration online
– $35: Individual – Race day registration
– $100: Families of up to 5 participants
Details and registration info HERE

Minor Adjustments – FREE Concert
7 PM
hosted by Swarthmore Public Library
The terrific local band, the Minor Adjustments will play an evening show in the Amphitheater.  Rain location in the Council Room.  
The Minor Adjustments are an acoustic jam band based out of Media, PA consisting of 4 members: Graham Brewer on mandolin, Jacob Brewer on guitar, Sarah Scarborough on vocals, and Peter Subramanian on fiddle. Our sound takes influence from bluegrass and country to jazz and blues. Our aim is for a diverse musical palette spanning genres while sticking to the simplistic roots of acoustic sound.
Details and registration info HERE

Catholic Community Choir Summer Camp presents “The AristoCats Kids”
7 PM
at Cardinal O’Hara High School
Tickets are general admission and $10 each.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Triple Rail Turn -The Modern Country Band
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
TRT is the area’s answer to Country music. This unique group of talented and energetic musicians have a hot repertoire
and fans following them up and down the East Coast.
Details HERE

Parking Lot Movie at Haverford Twp. Free Library
7:30 PM – 9 :30 PM
Teens and family members are invited to set up lawn chairs and enjoy a movie on the big screen in our parking lot. 
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12 and their families.
Details HERE

Philly at the Movies | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
8 PM – 10 PM
at The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA
Come early for the Red, White & Blue Beer-BQ, stay for Wawa Welcome America‘s Philly @ the Movies!
We’ll be showing the Steven Spielberg classic – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Make sure to bring a chair to enjoy a showing of the Universal classic, E.T. Lounge out in the Piazza as Steve Spielberg’s 1982 alien fantasy brings you back to your childhood and show the kids what the 80’s was all about. Parents and kids alike are sure to fall in love all over again as the gentle alien visitor tries to “phone home” in search of an extraterrestrial rescue.
Details HERE

Saturday, June 30, 2018

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

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

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

Black Panther Movie at Crozer Library
10 AM – 12 PM
Crozer Library will show The Black Panther in the library’s community room on Saturday, June 30th at 10am. Free program. Register by calling the library at 610-494-3454. The film is PG-13 and is appropriate for teens and adults.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Classic Camp 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 – Classic Camp 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

Yoga Fun with Miss Gosha
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Marple Public Library
Parents and kiddos join in on some super fun Yoga classes together with Miss Gosha. Please remember to bring a Yoga mat(s) or towel(s) for this class.
Ages: 4-8
Registration required by phone or in person
Details and registration info HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Before he was the beloved Pete the Cat, he was Pete the Kitty! Join Pete on a cat-tastic playdate as he learns a lesson about sharing with his friend, Grumpy Toad. Activities to follow. 
Details HERE

The Philly Ice Cream Scoop
11 AM – 5 PM
at The Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia
Reading Terminal Market is hosting
in collaboration with Bassetts Ice Cream & Wawa Welcome America The Philly Ice Cream Scoop.
Join us for a delicious day as we bring together local, independent ice cream businesses with Reading Terminal Market merchants to celebrate Philly’s rich ice cream heritage.
• Ice cream specials at various Market merchants
• 14 Philly ice cream vendor favorites (Bassetts Ice CreamLittle Baby’s Ice CreamZsa’s Ice CreamLil’ Pop ShopWeckerly’s Ice CreamKreider FarmsFranklin FountainBright Yellow CreameryCapogiro Gelato ArtisansMiller’s TwistMetropolitan BakeryDre’s Water Ice and Ice CreamMompops & Chilly Philly Ice Cream)
• Ice cream eating contests
• Ice cream themed fun & games
• Arts & Crafts
• Ice cream demos in City Kitchen
• Live music by Music Monkey Jungle & Raices Boricaus 
• Raffles
• and more! 
This event and all activities are free to attend. Ice cream specials at Market merchants and ice cream vendors are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE

Pennsylvania Convention Center Community Festival
12 PM – 5 PM
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia
The Convention Center will mark its 25th Anniversary with a special open house-style event in partnership with Wawa Welcome America. Come tour our art collection, then stay for Zumba, special performances and a film screening of “Sing.” Free admission. The event is held in partnership with the Philly Ice Cream Scoop festival at Reading Terminal Market and free museum day at PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Bring the family and enjoy the day in Center City!
Details HERE

Yachtstock River Jam 2018
11 AM – 10 PM
West End Boat Club in Essington PA
Yachtstock is a local volunteer run 501c3 that provides help for local Shriners Hospitals and local families. This is their 20th anniversary!! They provide the areas biggest music festival annually and this year the benefits will help both areas. This will be at the West End Boat Club off of the Delaware River in Essington, Pa. Here is their link for tickets and the bands: https://www.yachtstock.org
20 plus bands at 2 Venues
Details HERE

Summer Celebration with 99.5 WJBR at the Brandywine Zoo of the Delaware Zoological Society
12 PM – 3 PM
Enjoy a visit at the zoo with J. Bear, 99.5 WJBR mascot, along with Rocky Bluewinkle from the Wilmington Blue Rocks (at 1pm). Kick off your summer with a visit to the zoo and see some other vendors as well, like Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear ChoiceKids First Swim School – Hockessin
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

Lisa Thomas-Laury Author Talk and Book Signing
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Join us for an afternoon with Lisa Thomas-Laury, former co-anchor of the noon and the 5 pm newscast at WPVI-TV, ABC. Learn about her experience as one of the very few African-American women to anchor in the Philadelphia market and her encountering and eventually prevailing over the challenge of a rare autoimmune disorder.
Copies of her book, On Camera and Off, will be available for sale and for signing by Ms. Thomas-Laury.
Registration is required! Please note date change – a week later than originally scheduled!
Details HERE and HERE

Cupcake WARS
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Tweens and Teens ages 12-18 may enter. You may compete individually or or as a team of two! 
Grand Prize is a $10 gift card!
Advanced registration requested! 
Want to get some practice in before the big competition? Join Cooking Club and learn all the insider tricks!
To sign up email Amber T. at mateen@delcolibraries.org or see the circulation desk
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Red, White, & Blue Projects
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy a blank base of your choice, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Visitor Center Grand Opening
1 PM – 4 PM
8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Come at 1 pm on Saturday, June 30th for the ribbon cutting and be the first to experience the new interactive exhibits! Other activities include live animals from Philadelphia Zoo, trolley tours, archery, and crafts! Free!
Details HERE

Pop Up Naturalist – Frogs & Toads
1 PM – 5 PM
at Newlin Grist Mill 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills PA
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

Nick Foles Book Signing
4:30 PM
Barnes & Noble, 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
Barnes & Noble Cherry Hill is excited to welcome Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles for a book signing. *A limited number of wristbands will be distributed for entry on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 9am on the day of the event with the purchase of Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds at Barnes & Noble (Cherry Hill, NJ). Please note the following guidelines:
– A limit of 5 signed books per customer. (Must be purchased the day of the event at the Cherry Hill location.)
– No other books or memorabilia will be signed.
– No posed photos.
– Stay connected with their social media pages for more details as they get closer to the event or call the store at (856)486-1492.
Details HERE

Folcroft Swim Club Gift Card Bingo
6 PM – 10 PM
at Folcroft Swim Club
Come out to the pool and enjoy a night of fun! Tickets are $30 and include 10 rounds of Bingo! The winner of each round will win a $100 gift card! Bonus rounds, extra boards, 50/50 tickets, daubers and raffles will be available on the night of the event. Doors open at 6:15pm. Bingo begins promptly at 7pm. Please see Lynn Anderson or Leigh Joner for ticket info. Or reach out to informationfsc@gmail.com for questions or more information.
Details HERE

WDAS Presents Summer Block Party
7 PM
at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia PA
Join Philly’s own ♥ Jill Scott ♥Boyz II MenDJ Jazzy JeffBilal & more for the first annual WDAS FM Philly Summer Block Party at the Mann on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
A limited number of VIP Packages are available at Ticketmaster.com. VIP Packages include 1x Gold Circle reserved seated ticket as well as the following amenities: VIP Fast Lane Entry into the event, 1x Parking Pass (Silver Lot Parking), Private Garden & Indoor Air-Conditioned Space Access, Private cash bar & Commemorative Summer Block Party VIP lanyard.
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, LiveNation.com, or the Mann Box Office.
A portion of event proceeds will benefit The Blues Babe Foundation. The brainchild of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and poet Jill Scott, the Blues Babe Foundation provides hope, mentorship, leadership development and financial support needed to invest in the success of the youth in our Philadelphia community and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support minority students pursuing college degrees.
Doors 6:00PM
Showtime 7:00PM
All Ages
Details HERE

Watch the Fireworks on June 30 from the Battleship 
7 PM – 10 PM
Battleship NJ, 62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ
Watch the fireworks show, presented by Philadelphia Welcomes America, over the Delaware River from the deck of the Battleship! We’ll also have live music, face painting for the kids, food concessions and a cash bar for adults.
Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
The Battleship will open her decks at 7pm on Saturday, June 30. The fireworks show is projected to begin at 9:30pm.
Due to traffic for fireworks and the concert that day at the BB&T Pavilion, we encourage guests to take mass transportation to the Camden Waterfront on Saturday night. PATCO, NJ Transit;s Riverline and the Riverlink Ferry from Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, will get you to the Waterfront. There will be limited parking available in the Camden Waterfront Garage. 
Tickets are available online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or by calling 856-966-1652 x108 or at the Battleship Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 5pm, as well as before the fireworks show.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Aqua String Band
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
The Aqua String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers has been entertaining fans for 98 years. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this family-friendly extravaganza.
Details HERE

ANIMUS – Philadelphia’s Belly Dance Spectacular at World Cafe Live Philadelphia
8 PM
Animus is an instrumental group of culturally diverse musical concepts and traditions from ancient to modern alike. Greek, Blues, Middle Eastern, Jazz, Spanish, Funk, Latin, Rock, Indian, Jewish Klezmer, African. The unorthodox instrumentation and unique original compositions excite the mind, body and soul with an endless variety of grooves and tribal rhythms, coupled with spontaneous, passionate improvisation knows no boundaries and awakens the spirit to get everyone moving to the music. 
ANIMUS – world fusion music and dance blends music and dance forms from around the world. Primarily an Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Latin/American fusion ensemble, ANIMUS also performs traditional Eastern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. ANIMUS’ original music freely barrows and incorporates musical ideas and traditions from East to West, North to South, Ancient to Modern… it’s one beautiful sounding world! The nature of our performance is interactive, exciting and inviting, open for all to participate or just sit back and enjoy the musical journey. The music may remind you of home or of far off places you’d love to visit. ANIMUS promotes tolerance, diversity, unity and peace through music and dance. Furthermore, Animus is here to push the boundaries and borders of music from all over the world to create something new as well as to preserve the origins of cultural inspiration. Over the years ANIMUS has taken their fans on a continuously evolving live experience, away from the stress of everyday life and created a relaxing and fun musical journey, mesmerizing audiences with their unique eclectic style. ANIMUS is available to perform at a variety of events, functions, venues and learning institutions.
Details and ticket info HERE

United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” Concert & Fireworks
8 PM – 10 PM
at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia
Presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico
Get into the spirit of Independence Day in the city of Brotherly Love with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” One of the nation’s premier musical organizations returns to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for an evening full of rousing, patriotic music followed by the spectacular fireworks as part of Wawa Welcome America! The concert begins at 8PM followed by fireworks at 9:30PM. The fireworks soundtrack will air on Real 106.1 FM and the free iHeartRadio app!
Details HERE

Tinicum Township Fireworks in Partnership with Yachtstock
Dusk
Details HERE

Sunday, July 1, 2018

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Summer Games at The Barnes Foundation
10 AM – 5 PM
It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our new Renoir exhibition, and all our family activities and entertainment.
Celebrate summer with creative play at the Barnes! Join us for crafts, art-related games, short films, and performances by the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. Enjoy fun for families of all ages. 
Details and schedule of events HERE

Sundays with PopUpPlay
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 South Columbus, Philadelphia, PA
Sundays, May 13th – September 30th
In conjunction with PopUpPlay and other great Philly nonprofits, this program will offer a variety of free kids activities with monthly themes. Children and families will engage in interactive activities through art, music, science, and physical movement that revolve around themes like water science, civic engagement, building, and more
Details HERE

Independence Celebration at Colonial Plantation
Hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence, write your own declaration using quill pens, and engage in other acts of rebellion on the farm! Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic basket lunch or purchase refreshments. Reading from Paine’s “The Crisis” (12:30 and 2:30) and a reading of the Declaration of Independence (1:00 and 3:00 with burning of King George.) Feel free to pick up a quill pen and sign the declaration yourself.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – The Rockdale Boys
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Super six-piece band playing traditional style Bluegrass. The fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, dobro, bass and vocal harmonies
will get everyone’s toes tapping!
Details HERE

Gospel on Independence
7 PM – 10 PM
at Independence Mall
These performances will make you get up out of your seat to clap and stomp along with the riveting and soulful voices will that take the stage. Come for the music and leave filled with the feeling of joy and love that gospel music is rooted in.
No tickets are needed for this event but don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets !!
Details and list of representatives HERE

Fireworks & Fountains: Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue
9:15 PM – 10 PM
at Longwood Gardens
Our Fireworks & Fountain Shows return on six spectacular evenings. Join us for this stirring salute to America featuring hits from Tom Petty, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, and more musical legends.
Lawn Seating:
Bring your own chair to the show, blankets not permitted. Chairs may be set up beginning at noon. Strollers are not permitted, stroller parking will be provided at the Topiary Garden during the show.
Ages 19 & over: $42
Members ages 19 & over: $38
Gardens Preferred/Gardens Premium ages 19 & over: $34
Ages 18 & under: $22
Members ages 18 & under: $20
Gardens Preferred/Gardens Premium ages 18 & under: $18
Reserved Seating:
No need to bring your chair. Reserved seating allows you to select your seat for the show, then arrive to your chair already placed and waiting for you.
All ages: $50
Members all ages: $45
Gardens Preferred/Gardens Premium all ages: $40
The Fireworks & Fountains Shows are rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to hold the performance. The decision to delay or cancel the show due to dangerous weather (lightning or high winds) will be made at the time of the show; please plan to arrive as normal. Please note, umbrellas must be closed at the time of the show so as to not obstruct the view. Rain gear (such as ponchos) is permitted. Fireworks tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for another date or time. Should we experience extreme weather conditions, the show will be rescheduled for the next day at the same time and ticket holders will be notified.
Details HERE and HERE

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