Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/27 – 7/29

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

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA 
July 12th – August 19th
Under the Big Top, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA
Details and ticket info 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

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 27, 2018

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

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “Freckleface Strawberry the Musical”
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
10 AM
Details and tickets HERE

Christmas in July Book Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
Christmas in July Book Sale.  Stock up on great reads for your vacation!
Cash or checks only – sorry, we cannot process credit/debit cards.
Details 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

Transportation Tales
10:30 AM
at Middletown Free Library
July 27th USPS Mail Truck & Riddle Ambulance
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 – Puppets Pizzazz
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Enjoy over twenty-five professional hand puppets used to perform funny songs, humorous skits, jokes, and riddles.  What makes Puppets Pizzazz puppet shows different is that they take popular music from today’s artists and they put a satirical spin on it.
All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Details HERE

Friday Morning Live: Magician Ran’D Shine
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
at Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne Lansdowne, PA
Ran’D is the face of the new millennium magician. He wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after college performers he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. He has already read your mind and knows that you want to know more. Come see for yourself…
All ages welcome; large groups MUST RSVP
Details HERE

Center Stage Productions presents Into the Woods, Jr
in Neumann University’s Meagher Theatre
11 AM
This adaptation features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (think beanstalk) and the Witch.
Call 610 – 558 – 5626 for tickets
Details HERE

Family Stories & Puppet Show
11 AM – 11:45 AM
at Media-UP Free Library
Stories, music, movement, and a brief puppet show. Best for ages 0-5.
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 – Rock Dog
1 PM – 3 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
Grades 1 – 5. 
Animated comedy about a dog named Bodi who dreams of being a musician. After a radio literally falls into his life, Bodi leaves his post as a guard dog in the mountains and heads for the big city.
Registration Required as space is limited.
Details and registration info 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

Dog Days of Summer at the Delaware Children’s Museum
5 PM – 8 PM
The Delaware Children’s Museum has invited some of the adoptables from our New Castle campus to be in attendance at their first annual Dog Days of Summer animal extravaganza. In addition to inviting the BVSPCA to bring some of our kid-friendliest dogs, the museum has also scheduled visits from some service animals, scheduled a live animal demonstration, and will be sharing some cool creature facts at this event! We hope to see you and the children at this fun, furry, Friday evening event.
Details HERE

Quizzo at the Library – 80’s
7 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Join us for a fun night of trivia, based on various themes. Teams of up to 4 people will play five rounds of trivia.
Prizes awarded for the winners! Bring your own snacks to enjoy!  
Please register
Details HERE

“42nd Street”
July 27th & 28th and August 3rd  & 4th at 7:30pm and August 4th at 1:30pm
at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Tickets are affordably priced at $14-$17 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – West Chester Swing Kings
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
18-piece dance band plays the classic swing tunes from the Big Band Era plus modern pieces such as Brian Setzer’s “Rock this Town,” and Nora Jones’ “Don’t Know Why.”
Details HERE

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas in July Book Sale
9 AM – 12 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
Christmas in July Book Sale.  Stock up on great reads for your vacation!
Cash or checks only – sorry, we cannot process credit/debit cards.
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 – Kids Day!
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA
It’s Kid’s Day at the Lansdowne Farmers Market! Enjoy kid-themed activities while you are shopping for fresh produce and market fare!
Details HERE and 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

Free STEM Overview Session
10 AM  –  12 PM
at Aston Public Library
Join us at the Aston Public Library as we co-host:
Free STEM Overview Session
Introduce STEM early in your kid’s life to improve problem-solving skills using real world problems.
Come join us to get an overview of STEM and for your kids to enjoy STEM challenges.
Details and registration info HERE

Kids Club – Campfire Stories
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 – Campfire Stories
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

Family Arts Festival
10 AM – 2 PM
at East Passyunk Community Recreation Center 1025 Mifflin St, Philadelphia PA
The Philly Events LTD and East Passyunk Community Center are partnering to bring you a fun and enjoyable day of art, music, and family friendly activities. Families can enjoy a live theatrical performance, join in on a yoga class for kids, sing karaoke, or make fun crafts.
Details and schedule 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 HERE

FREE ALPHA Movie (PG-13) Advance Screening Passes – Cherry Hill NJ
11 AM
To Register and download FREE Screening passes go HERE
*Please note: RSVPs do NOT guarantee seats at the screening. If theater is overbooked, seating is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. You and your guest must enter the auditorium together.

Storytime and Activities Featuring Doll-E 1.0
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
Tech-savvy Charlotte is confused when she receives a new toy—a doll! Once she finds the hidden battery pack, things get interesting. Join us for Storytime to celebrate the creative spirit of play and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
Details HERE

Center Stage Productions presents Into the Woods, Jr
in Neumann University’s Meagher Theatre
11 AM
This adaptation features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (think beanstalk) and the Witch.
Call 610 – 558 – 5626 for tickets
Details HERE

Paws for Reading
11 AM  –  12 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Paws For Reading offers children the opportunity to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog. Children in grades K to 5 may be registered for one session per month. Each individual session lasts about ten minutes!
Details HERE

Swarthmore Co-op Ice Cream Sampling
12PM – 2 PM
The Co-op will have the grill going and we’ll have perfect bite-sized samples for dessert!
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

Privateers and Pirates Family Fun Day
12 PM – 4 PM
at Tuckerton Seaport 120 Main Street, Tuckerton, New Jersey
Grab your map and hunt for treasure! Join Captain Black and the Valhalla Pirates to learn about pirates, don your pirate gear, explore our pirate ship and much more!
FREE for Kids Under 5 & Seaport Members
$9 Adults
$6 Seniors
$5 Kids Age 5-12
Details HERE

Summerween! Beer for the Adults, Fun for the Kids!
12 PM – 8 PM
at Aston Abbey Brewing Co., 340 Turner Industrial Way, Aston, PA
Join at the Abbey for our First Annual Summerween! There will be a bounce house and other games for the kids, food from Downtime Refreshment and cupcakes from Cupcake Carnivale! We’ll even have our Pumpkin Tripel while supplies last! Come out and enjoy some fun in the sun. Wear a costume to add to the fun and maybe even win our costume contest!
We will also be holding a Cornhole tournament and a giant Connect Four tournament.
There will be much more to enjoy so come on out!

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

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
All ages welcome (suitable for ages 6 and under).
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythms
Registration required
Details HERE

Teen Sound: Songwriting Workshop
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Join as local musician Brian S. Cotter teaches us the do’s and don’t of songwriting.
Teens age 11-18 welcome.
No registration or fee!
Refreshments included.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Crayon Transfer T-Shirt
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the canvas, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Harry Potter Birthday Bash
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
It’s Harry Potter’s birthday, and HTFL would like to invite muggles and magical folk of all ages to for a bewitching afternoon of games, crfats, vendors, and speakers. this year’s theme is: The Goblet of Fire.
Costumes are encouraged.
This program is free and open to all ages.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Tech Girlz- SQL and Databases
1 PM – 4 PM
at Newtown Public Library
For middle school girls. Please bring your own laptop. REGISTRATON REQUIRED.
Students will see what a large database looks like, how it is structured, and more importantly, how you can get the database to answer your questions! The lesson will be hands-on and focus on standard SQL statements that can be used with any database software.
REGISTER for SQL and Databases.
Details HERE

Barnes & Noble Kids’ Book Hangout
2 PM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join us for our first Kids’ Book Hangout! Discover your new favorite books, meet other avid readers, enjoy fun activities, and everyone grabs FREE exclusive book swag. Featuring $1 off Frappuccinos or smoothies for event attendees.
Details HERE

Rock Painting Class
2 PM – 4 PM
at Learning Express of Havertown 1305 West Chester Pike, Unit 23, Havertown, PA
Rock Painting continues to ROCK!!! There is just something fun about finding these little gems where you least expect them. Join us for a Rock Painting Class and take your rock with you.
This is a free event.
Please contact the store at 610-352-8697 to register as space is limited.
Details HERE

Summerfest at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street
2 PM – 6 PM
Free Plant Giveaways
Activities for Kids
“Ask the Gardener” Gardening Q&A
Make & Take DIY Herb Gardens
Tree Trivia
Music by DJ Carl Michaels
Food & Drink Specials
Giveaways
Garden Quizzo Match starts at 5pm
This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.
Details HERE

Arts in the Park: Mutlu!
6 PM – 7:30 PM
at Friends of Glen Providence Park Media, Pennsylvania
For the 2nd performance in our free and family-friendly 2018 Arts in the Park, Friends of Glen Providence Park is delighted to present Mutlu! A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has built a substantial fan base in his hometown, and has toured extensively as a support act for legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Rain date Sunday, July 29
Free, family-friendly & open to the public
Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for an evening concert.
Details HERE

“42nd Street”
July 27th & 28th and August 3rd  & 4th at 7:30pm and August 4th at 1:30pm
at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Tickets are affordably priced at $14-$17 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Us & Floyd Pink Floyd Tribute
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Accurate re-creations of the timeless music from Floyd’s vast catalogue, including Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, etc.
Details HERE

Sunday, July 29, 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

Open House hosted by Haverford Township Historical Society
10 AM – 1 PM
Visitors are invited to tour Nitre Hall
Details HERE

East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival
11 AM – 4 PM
at 1904 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia
Rev your engines for the 13th Annual Car Show & Street Festival, held on Sunday, July 29th from 11am-4pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets. Special thanks to Jefferson Health for their presenting sponsorship in 2018!
Come out to South Philly’s largest summer festival! We’ll have it all –
including live music & DJs, FREE moon bounce and kids entertainment, the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain, street food & drinks + over 140 antique, show, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles! 
FREE to attend – and $20 for participating cars.
Details and more info 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

Junior Ranger Insect Walk
12 PM – 1:30 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Calling all nature-lovers ages 7 to 12 with their favorite adult! Join a Refuge Ranger on a nature walk as we go dipnetting in the pond or sweep netting in the meadow! Beginner’s welcomed! Free and no registration necessary. Walk will begin at the Visitor Center and last approximately 1.5 hours. Dressing in comfortable clothes and bringing water, sunblock, and bugspray is recommended.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – The Plants
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
From a snake wearing flip-flops to intergalactic insects and “Monster Under My Bed,” the lighthearted music of The Plants is harmoniously catchy and great fun for everyone.
Details HERE

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