Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/20 – 7/22

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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 20, 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 –  Silly Joe Sings
10:30 AM
Enjoy songs, stories, and sing-a-longs with old standards like “Five Little Ducks” and originals like “The Ballad of Poor Gil”, “The Underwear Song”, and “There’s a Monster in my Belly”.  Children will be encouraged to clap, sing, dance and act silly.
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 20th Construction vehicles from PennDOT & Middletown Township’s Public Works Department
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

Tween Workshop: Soundtrack
11 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Create a soundtrack for your favorite story!
Details HERE

World Jump Day at Sky Zone Glen Mills – BOGO Freestyle Jump Deal
11 AM – 8 PM
July 20th is World Jump Day at Sky Zone! Join us to celebrate with a BOGO Freestyle Jump deal from 11am-8pm! Head to Sky Zone Glen Mills with your friends; buy one full priced 60, 90, or 120 minute ticket and get one FREE! You and friends can #JoinTheJump and try to make it on our leader board by breaking a Sky Zone record!
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

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

Teen Game Day
3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have game systems and video games so bring your friends and maybe a controler or two!  We have a Wii, xbox 360, and a PS4!
Details HERE

Hit the Roof – Outdoor Concert
7 PM – 8 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
The concert will appeal to people aged 13-113!
No smoking, no alcoholic beverages permitted. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the  Adult Library.
Registration requested.
Details HERE

Theatre in the Park – The Complete Works of Shakespeare
7 PM – 10 PM
hosted by Brookhaven Borough
“The Complete History of America (abridged).” The Brookhaven Recreation Committee is sponsoring this FREE event! Three comic masterminds will take you from the earliest days of discovery straight through today. Come out and bring your lawn chairs and blanks and have a fun evening under the stars! In case of extreme heat the event will be held indoors.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Papa Sez
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Papa Sez “Man, there ain’t nothing like a shot of great music to satisfy your Soul!” Influenced by the legends of Blues and R&B, this dynamic stage show with horns is a must-see.
Details HERE

Star Wars : A New Hope w/ The Philadelphia Orchestra
7:30 PM (Doors open 6 PM)
at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The Mann is thrilled to present Star Wars: A New Hope live in concert on July 20th. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams’ iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens. 
All Ages
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Annual Tinicum Butterfly Count
9 AM – 12 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Come discover the butterflies of the Refuge! Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.
Rain date: July 22nd
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 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

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

Kids Club – Jam-bor-ee
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 – Jam-bor-ee
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

Public Archaeology Day
10 AM – 3 PM
at Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA
Public Archaeology Days invite volunteers to assist our professional archaeologists with site excavation, artifact screening and care. Public Archaeology Days currently center on the tailrace of the 1704 Grist Mill and the Archive, formerly a mid-eighteenth century general store.
No registration required. Free to the public. All ages.
Details HERE

Once Upon a Garden: A Storytime at Chanticleer
10:30 AM
held at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden,  786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA
Nature storytime and craft for ages 3 and up. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.
No registration required.  For ages 3 and up.  
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Happy Dreamer
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
Author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds is back with an inspirational new picture book about what it means to dream big and find happiness. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library
11 AM – 12 PM
“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!”
Registration is not required!
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner
Details HERE

Lego Club
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join Mr. Dustin for a spectacular time playing and making amazing constructs out of Legos. Each week there will be a different theme presented.
Ages: 6-10
No Fee Required
Registration required by phone or in person.
Details HERE

LEGO Club
11 AM – 2 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Calling all builders of ALL AGES–come to MFL and enjoy the library’s HUGE collection of LEGO bricks of all sizes. Unstructured build time to stretch those creative muscles, mold those engineering minds, and meet some new friends! 
Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Linvilla Food Truck Frenzy
11 AM – 5 PM
at Linvilla Orchards
Who doesn’t love food…better yet from food trucks! We are partnering with a variety of local food trucks to bring you this exciting new event at Linvilla – Food Truck Frenzy!
Along with delicious treats from the trucks we will have live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and you can pick your own fruits and vegetables! Plus Harvest Ridge Winery will be providing beverages to pair with the variety of food!
This family fun event will be one you don’t want to miss! This event is sponsored by Pepsi.
Details HERE

Touch A Truck
12 PM – 3 PM
at Delaware Children’s Museum
Join again for our service vehicle edition of Touch A Truck! Explore different service vehicles and these important careers. FREE event, outside in front of the DCM. 
Details HERE

Kickoff of Summer Sounds at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
12 PM & 6:30 PM
To kick off the brand new Summer Sounds at the Square, Franklin Square, in partnership with The Philly POPS, presents an innovative night and day of music. Soloists will perform in four locations throughout the Square, once at noon and again at dusk. The daytime performances will include repertoire designed to delight an all-family audience. The evening performances will focus on romance. Look for POPS players on trumpet, sax, flute, and trombone. Also performing will be Mark Allen on saxophone and Randy Kapralick on trombone.
Details HERE

Annual Lebanese Festival
12 PM – 11 PM
at St. Sharbel Catholic Church, 3679 Providence Rd, Newtown Square PA
Celebrate and discover the Lebanese and middle eastern culture with two days of authentic food, music, dancing and more! 
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 Musical Canvas Art
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the canvas, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Meet & Greet with Peppa Pig
2 PM – 3:30 PM
at Learning Express of Havertown, 1305 West Chester Pike, Unit 23, Havertown, PA
CAMERA ALERT!! Come out and meet Peppa Pig. This is a free event
Details HERE

Author Visit & Book Signing: Local Historian Gene Pisasale
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come meet local historian Gene Pisasale and hear all about his new book: Hemingway, Cuba & the Great Blue River.
You’ll learn about Cuba’s rich heritage dating back to the 1500s, its heyday in the 1920s- 1950s and today, following 60 years of Fidel Castro’s Communist rule. Illustrated with more than 180 full-color images, this book takes you to Hemingway’s home, the Finca Vigia and the quaint fishing village of Cojimar, setting for The Old Man and the Sea. Go inside Hemingway’s favorite watering-hole El Floridita (the “Cradle of the Daiquiri”) and La Terraza, where he dined after many of his fishing trips.
Readers will gain a much stronger understanding for why Cuba and the Gulf Stream were so special to Hemingway, spawning some of his greatest literary works.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Please register in advance.
Details HERE

Exton Park Community Day
4 PM- 10 PM
at Exton Park, 800 Swedesford Rd, Exton, PA
Enjoy this free family event at Exton Park!
Lots of fun activities followed by a concert by the band Jellyroll at 6:30 and fireworks at 9:30!
Kids activities: Rock wall, inflatables, Gaga ball pit, obstacle course, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, bike rodeo, touch a truck, teddy bear hospital
And more: Archery, DJ, food trucks (food for sale), health & wellness fair
Parking at Church Farm School and Valley Creek Corp. Center
Details HERE

WXPN Welcomes Dar Williams with Bruce Rits Gilbert & Mat
7 PM – 9 PM
at Bryn Mawr Gazebo 9  S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
Grab a lawn chair, a blanket and pack a picnic dinner for a great night of outdoor music at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo. Concerts begin at 7:00pm and are held rain or shine. Free parking is available at his handicapped-accessible venue that is smoke-free and alcohol-free.
Tickets $15 (Kids 5-16 $5)
Details and ticket info HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Class of ’84
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Break out your neon shirts & mousse up your big hair for a totally ’80s tribute! Includes top dance, pop, and rock hits from MTV artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi.
Details HERE

Movie Night: A Bug’s Life
7:30 PM – 10 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Bring your blankets and friends for an outdoor movie at the Refuge! Bring your own chairs, blankets, and bugspray and we will bring popcorn! Free!
Kid’s Activity at 7:30 pm
Film Begins at 8:30 pm
Details HERE

Fireworks & Fountains at Longwood Gardens – Monet’s Garden
9:15 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Media Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
at Edgemont Street Between Barrall Field and Media Elementary Playground
The Media Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that the Market will be returning May 13! We have been working hard to find many great new vendors, as well as some of the old favorites, to bring you the best and freshest local fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, and much more! Join us for our opening market on Sunday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm on Edgemont St. between State and Front Streets.
Details 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
Every Sun June 3 – Sept 23
12 PM ONLY
Details and ticket info HERE

Family Sports Day at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
12 PM – 4 PM
Take me out to the ball game! Baseball-themed activities will pay homage to the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets required for some attractions.
Details HERE

Annual Lebanese Festival
1 PM – 9 PM
at St. Sharbel Catholic Church, 3679 Providence Rd, Newtown Square PA
Celebrate and discover the Lebanese and middle eastern culture with two days of authentic food, music, dancing and more! 
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Lights Out: Frankie Valli Tribute
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Professional tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Includes all of the hits, complete with costumes and choreography, plus other great hits of that era.
Details HERE

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