Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/13 – 7/15

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

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

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 July 13, 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

Friday Morning Live – The Juggernaut String Band!
10:30 AM
Live entertainment on the patio outside the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne!
We are excited to welcome back The Juggernaut String Band
Join Pete and Cat for toe tapping tumes, singing and dancing and instruments of all kinds!
All ages welcome; large groups MUST call 610-623-0239 ext 304 or e-mail lacsd@delcolibraries.org to RSVP.
Details HERE and HERE

Transportation Tales
10:30 AM
at Middletown Free Library
July 13 — Rocky Run Fire Co.
It’s our popular & favorite summer story time series! Fridays at 10:30am for story times (registration required) and 11am for visiting vehicles (registration NOT required)
Each Friday at 10:30am Mr. Jason has a story time with books about a couple different vehicles. Then, at 11am he leads families outside to check out those very same vehicles in person!
Story times suggested for ages 0-8 and registration is required and opens 2 weeks before the date. Visiting vehicles at 11am doesn’t need registration and ALL ages can enjoy!
CLICK HERE to select which story times you’d like to register for!
Thanks to our visiting vehicles and for Weathers Motors for letting us park on them on their grass lot behind the library!
Details HERE

Family Fun Show – Center for Aquatic Sciences (Adventure Aquarium) Swamp Songs and Marsh Melodies!
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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

$1 Crabfries Day at Chickie’s & Pete’s
11 AM – Midnight
Celebrate National French Fry Day at Chickie’s and Pete’s by enjoying $1 Crabfries and $5 Miller Lite Personal Pitchers! Each $1 spent on Crabfries and $5 spent on Miller Lite Personal Pitchers on the day of the event will be donated to the Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund. 
Offer is valid from 11am to midnight. Limit one order of regular size Crabfries per person. Limit one order at special price on take-out orders.
Not valid at Tropicana location, stadiums, arenas, airport, concerts, theme parks or boardwalk locations
Details HERE

Tween Workshop: Superhero Debate
11 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Who would you vote for?  Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman?
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

Children’s Movie – Coco
1 PM – 3 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. The concept for Coco is based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead.  
Registration is required as space is limited.  Registration begins June 11.  You may register by calling 610-622-8091 or by registering in person at the library.
Details HERE

Just Dance
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Grades K-5
Come bust a move at the library with Just Dance video games!
Registration required, space limited
Details and registration info 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

Board Games
2 PM – 5 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Library
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

Malvern Fire Company Carnival
6 PM – 10 PM
550 Monument Ave, Malvern, PA
RIDES-GAMES-FOOD! AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Dirk Quinn Band
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, this is jazz/funk improvisation at its
most exciting!
Details HERE

Summer Movie Night at The Twentieth Century Club Patio
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
at The Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne
Movies at the Park finishes our summer season with Coco on Friday, July 13th at a new location: The Twentieth Century Club Outdoor Patio
Come early to picnic on the patio but be sure to join us by 8.30 sharp for the movie.
This event is free and open to all ages, adults and children alike!
Details HERE

Saturday, July 14, 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
The first 600 market guests will receive FREE hand-dipped ice cream cones made with delicious ice cream from Lancaster County, PA.
Details HERE

Sensory Friendly Saturday: Art and Nature
9 AM – 10:30 AM
at Brandywine River Museum
Join us as we explore the natural world and the art it inspires! Enjoy a variety of creative activities throughout the Museum and on its beautiful campus during this accessible program. Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local families specifically for visitors on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder, this inclusive program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering Pre-visit social stories, Indoor and outdoor activities to meet a variety of sensory needs, Hands-on art activities for all developmental levels, Sensory break areas, On-hand support of professional and student occupational therapists and friendly volunteers and Fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow
This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families (siblings welcome!).
Free; space is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120.
Details HERE

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

Saturday Summer Block Party
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Join us for building exploration and creative, imaginiative fun! Block play builds math skills, science skills, literacy and language skills, and more!
For children ages 2 to 8, with adult
No registration needed, just drop in!
Details HERE

Kids Club – Summer Souvenirs
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 – Summer Souvenirs
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

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm 2018 Facebook Fan Day ~ MUST RSVP by July 13th by 11:59pm!
10 AM – 7 PM
150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA
From the FB event Page:
“We want to celebrate YOU, our social media fans!
All of our Facebook fans are invited to join us FREE on our fan day, Saturday, July 14th! Simply click “Going” at the top of this page (under the photo and the date) to RSVP that you are attending, and you will be put on our guest list to get a free Farm Fun admission. You do not need to do anything else other than click “Going” on the event… but you MUST RSVP prior to the event deadline, July 13th ay 11:59pm or you WILL NOT be put on the guest list.
**Because Facebook guidelines state that users must be over 13, this invitation is only for guests 13 years and older**
Each fan must respond individually by July 13th at 11:59pm to be on the guest list. The free Farm Fun admission is ONLY for the Facebook fan, and is NON-TRANSFERABLE to anyone else. Only one free Farm Fun admission per account (joint accounts will not receive multiple free admissions). You will need to pay for any kids ages 3 and up or other family members who do not RSVP to the event. Kids ages 2 and under are free. All other comp passes, discounts or coupons may be used for non-Facebook fans. If you are a Facebook Fan who already has the Summer Bounce Back or a Season Pass, you will receive a coupon for a free ear of roasted sweet corn.
**You MUST be a fan of Cherry Crest Adventure Farm on Facebook to receive the free admission.
There will be lots of prizes and give-aways from 11am-3pm, so don’t miss this special day of celebrating our Facebook fans!!
This event is weather-dependent, since Cherry Crest Adventure Farm may not open or may close early due to rainy weather/forecast. This event may be cancelled and there is no rain date. Please visit our website for more information about our hours, admission prices and all the FUN activities that we have included!”
**MUST RSVP on Facebook by July 13th by 11:59pm**
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring The Princess and the Pit Stop
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
Featuring appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and all of the Wicked Witches, this mash-up of race cars and royalty is a celebration of both girl power and horsepower.
Details HERE

Pirates, Spies and Rogues Day at Colonial Plantation
11 AM – 4 PM (last admission 3 PM)
Do you have a rebel or two in your household? Bring them out to the Plantation to learn about the nefarious history of the Philadelphia area by engaging in pirate battles, spy missions, and other unsavory (but family-friendly) activities! Visitors can try their hand at making ship biscuits, design their own pirate flag, go on a treasure hunt, and much, much more! Families can also enjoy farm animal tours, historic farmhouse tours, and other colonial farm activities.
To find the Plantation, use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
Admission: Admission is just $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. This is a special event, so many discount coupons and passes will not be accepted.
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 Tie Dye T-Shirt and Tote
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the t-shirt or tote bag, and the rest of the supplies to decorate it will be provided
Details HERE

Broadway Musical Trivia
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Are you up for the challenge to see who’s the biggest Broadway Fan? Come hang out with us as we sing along to our favorites and try to “Name that Musical” 
Teens ages 11-18 welcome. No Registration required
Snacks provided!
Email Amber with any questions at mateen@delcolibraries.org
Details HERE

Battle of the Bands
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Get ready to rock the library to the best teen garage bands that Haverford has to offer. Grab your band mates and sign upby emailing Jenifer.
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
Details HERE

Vegetable Clinic
2 PM
at Newtown Library
Presented by Tyler Arboretum’s Julia Lo Ehrhardt, the Vegetable Clinic will help you trouble shoot what is going on in the newly installed vegetable garden. It is geared for anyone who is caring for it as volunteers or is caring for their own vegetable garden at home. We will cover the essentials: weeding, watering, fertilizing and harvesting as well as what to plant next for fall harvest.  It is a look, discover and do clinic.
Registration required
Details HERE

Tie Dye Music Festival
2 PM – 7 PM
at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA
TIE – DYE . LIVE MUSIC . FOOD . FREE ADMISSION . ALL AGES
Join us for a family friendly afternoon of music and tie-dye. Event Tshirts will be available for purchase to tie-dye ($10) or attendees may bring their own items to tie-dye (up to 2 items for $5 fee).
Food is available for purchase.
No pets or alcohol.
Lawn seating- bring your own blanket or chairs.
Event is rain or shine. In the event of extreme rain it will be held indoors.
BANDS:
Gumbo Social Club with Jocko MacNelly, Bert Harris, and Richard Orr
Out Of Order
Fuddy
The Minor Adjustments
Lost Northern Tribe
Details HERE

Ancestry Workshop
4:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Join us for a guided walkthrough of Ancestry.com to help you get started building your family tree.
Details HERE

Eastern State Penitentiary Bastille Day 2018: The Farewell Tour
5:30 PM
For one final time, Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present the entire French Revolution in an hour-long spectacle of song, dance, and raining Tastykakes for the penitentiary’s last Bastille Day festival, to be held Saturday, July 14, 2018. Continuing with the annual theme of oppression and revolution then and now, the Bearded Ladies will connect past and present with a topical commentary on our political climate today. Guests can expect a show that is, as the Beards say, “both intellectual and accessible, entertaining and meaningful, stupid good and just plain stupid.”
This playful reenactment of the storming of Bastille will be emceed by the voice of Paris herself, Edith Piaf (portrayed by John Jarboe, Artistic Director of The Bearded Ladies), and will include appearances by characters Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Krasner, and a six-foot-tall French Baguette. The script will touch on such topics as Philly public school education, criminal justice, racial injustice, the border wall and firewalls.
This FREE performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. in front of Eastern State Penitentiary on Fairmount Avenue, and will culminate in a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille. French revolutionaries will storm the grim walls of “the Bastille” (Eastern State Penitentiary) and capture Marie Antoinette (portrayed by Terry McNally, co-owner of London Grill and Paris Wine Bar). The show will reach its climax as Marie mockingly cries, “Let them eat Tastykake!” and more than 2,000 Butterscotch Krimpets are flung from the prison’s towers onto attendees below. 
The performance will take place on Fairmount Avenue, free and open to the public. Following the performance, local Fairmount restaurants will come alive with French-themed entertainment as well as food and drink specials.
Details HERE

2nd Saturday Suppers Community Potluck
6 PM – 9 PM
at Lansdowne Landing
Alright folks, our first TWO attempts were rained out, but we’re giving it a go again!
Join us for a community potluck at the Landing! Bring a dish to pass, some beverages to share, and good spirits to enjoy a summer night in the middle of town. Consider bringing a neighbor you’ve never seen at a downtown community event before!
Not big into cooking? Feel free to swing by a local business and bring take-out to share! Or just bring yourself and some plates or forks, a folding table, etc. 
If possible, please label your dish and include ingredients. We can provide note cards for you to write it down when you arrive.
Details HERE

Malvern Fire Company Carnival
6 PM – 10 PM
550 Monument Ave, Malvern,PA
RIDES-GAMES-FOOD! AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN.
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club. Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional. 
Ths program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12. 
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
High-energy song and dance performance featuring excitingmedleys from Broadway, Disney musicals and Big Bands
Details HERE

Family Movie Night – Paddington 2
8 PM
at Barrall Field in Media PA (Across from Media Elementary School)
This is the return of the drive-in movie, minus the cars. Get the family together, pack some snacks, and join in on the fun.
Details HERE

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Toyota Flyers Charity Classic
6 AM – 2 PM
The Toyota Flyers Charity Classic is a city-wide event incorporating a 5k walk/run through the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a 10-mile family bike ride through the Navy Yard and FDR Park, and two bike rides – a 50K and a 100K – spanning the sights and sounds of Broad Street, through historic Valley Forge Park leading back through MLK Drive to the Wells Fargo Center Complex.
In addition to the Classic, families of participants and fans, alike will enjoy the Flyers Fan Fest, a fun, family-friendly outdoor celebration to enjoy throughout the day with games, inflatables, street hockey, entertainment, food and more! All proceeds benefit Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association and the various non-profit organizations they support throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The Toyota Flyers Charity Classic is produced in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, g4 Productions, PIDC Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Valley Forge National Historical Park and The Navy Yard.
Details, registration info and more 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

West Chester Railroad Summer Picnic Special
12 PM ONLY
Details and ticket info HERE

Narberth Summer Music & Arts Fest
12 PM – 7 PM
Downtown Narberth
Details HERE

Cow Pie Bingo to Support the Nassau Dolphins
12 PM – 9 PM
at Nassau Swim Club in Ridley Park PA
Nassau Swim & Dive Boosters Presents: Cow Pie Bingo
Come Support the Nassau Dolphins
Tickets are $10 for a Chance to WIN up to $1,000
Includes Free Admission to the Pool for the Day.
Members: Ticket purchase is not required for admission to the pool this day, but we encourage you to try your chance at winning!
Non-members: Adults need a ticket for admission, Children are free with Adult admission.
The Cow will arrive at 4 PM!
Tickets can be purchased from any Swimmer or Diver, at the front gate or Purchased at the door up until 3 PM.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Charlie Gracie
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Rock ’n’ Roll pioneer and Bandstand icon still wows audiences in the U.S. and Europe with hits “Wandering’ Eyes,” “Butterfly,”
Fabulous,” more.
Details HERE

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