Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/6 – 7/8

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

Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta
Saturday July 7th – Sunday July 8th
The Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing is one of Philadelphia’s premier Latino events. The festival continues to unite and raise awareness of Latino culture and community through the celebration of music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods and artisan crafts from nearly all Latin American countries.
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 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 July 6, 2018

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

Music with Miss Joy
10 AM
at Radnor Library
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories!   
For ages 2 to 5.  No registration required.  Held in the Winsor Room.
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

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.”
Travel around the world with your favorite flat friend!
10:30 AM
at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA
Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org
Parking is FREE

The show is approximately 60 minutes long, making it perfect for ages 4 and up!
Free babysitting is available in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show.
A Summer Stage show is a unique experience. Young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!
Details and tickets HERE

Family Fun Show – Ran’D Shine Magic
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
In fact, Ran’D has already read your mind and likely figured out which card you will pluck from the deck a week from now. Come see for yourself!
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

Peter Rabbit Storytime Room Open House
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Radnor Library
Stop by after Music with Miss Joy and help us celebrate the opening of our brand-new storytime room with a Peter Rabbit party including crafts, games, treats, and a visit from real live bunnies! 
For ages 2 to 5.  No registration required.
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

Baby & Me Art Class at Middletown Free Library
2 PM – 2:45 PM
To get ready for a sweet summer, we will be painting with chocolate pudding!
Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy in, and PLEASE bring wet wipes to help the library out with its budget. Thanks!
If you are having difficulty registering for the event, it is because we are completely full. Contact Mr. Jason @ micsd@delcolibraries.org or 610-566-7828 to be added to a paper wait list. OR, come to the event and if there are any no-shows, we will try to accommodate you (sorry, but no guarantees).
CLICK HERE to reserve your spot(s)! SPACE LIMITED!
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

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – The Cat’s Pajamas
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
On their 5th award-winning CD, Kitten Kaboodle, this 8-piece band plays infectious kindie rock with a musical comedy twist.
Fun kids show with props and costumes.
Details HERE

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – July 7th & 8th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

The Big Bounce America
Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th
at Chester Park, Chester, PA
“Spend some quality time with FAMILY & FRIENDS at THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE! This magical, candy-colored inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter that can be enjoyed by all ages.”
Details and ticket info HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Fishing Game
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
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 – Annual Ice Cream Festival
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 and HERE

Linvilla Orchards’ Annual Blueberry Festival
9 AM – 4 PM (Pick Your Own will be opening at 8:00 AM)
Pick your own blueberries, Silly Joe, blueberry pie eating contest, songs, arts & crafts, learning and dancing, Summertime Sampling with Judi, costumed characters and more!
Details and schedule HERE

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

Kids Club – Under The Stars
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 – Under The Stars
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

Wilmington Pirate Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
Join the fun with this family friendly day of pirate and maritime-themed activities offered at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Fort Christina Park.
Free Admission
Details, parking info and more HERE

Ridley Park Car Show
11 AM
at Ridley Lake
Vehicle entry fee $10
Free for spectators. 
Enjoy a fun filled day with a car show, food, music and finish off the night with spectacular fireworks display.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Neck & Neck
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
In this laugh-out-loud new book from the creator of the bestselling If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!, a giraffe’s self-esteem is tested during a hilarious confrontation between unlikely look-alikes.
Details HERE

Harry Potter Club
12 PM – 1 PM
at Marple Public Library
Attention all witches and wizards!
Join us in the Room of Requirement (AKA the Marple Meeting Room) for snacks, discussions, and activities all based on the magical world of Harry Potter. We solemnly swear, we are up to no good!
Today we will be studying: Potions: Slimes
Teens ages 12-18 are welcome at this event. No registration necessary, just walk in and enjoy! 
Details HERE

FAMILY Craft And Fun DAY
12 PM – 3 PM
at Linwood Heights UMC, 1627 Chichester Ave, Linwood PA
Come Join us for fun filled day with crafts for all ages, water balloon and super soaker challenges! We will have music and decorations, food , 50/50 raffles and raffle baskets!
Details HERE

Kindness Festival
12 PM – 6 PM
at West Brandywine Township Park, 198 Lafayette Road Coatesville PA
Who’s up for spreading a little Kindness – Join the community for this one day event full of fabulous food, exciting attractions, live music along with XTU, Go Karts; Pony rides; 28ft.high slide; Special appearance by Paw Patrol w/ the Fire Truck and your favorite Disney Princesses! Talented vendor line up, games/prizes, and the popular raffle table. This is a fundraiser to help stomp out horrific animal abuse. Let Kindness be your footprint!
Details HERE and 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 Milky Way Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: .We’ll provide the supplies, including the premade slime.
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 – Van Halen Nation
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
This South Jersey band performs all the vintage VH hits with accurate ’80s flamboyance. “Jump,” “You Really Got Me,”“Panama,” and more!
Details HERE

Ridley Park Fireworks
Fireworks at Dusk (approx 9 PM)
Ridley Lake
Details HERE

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – July 7th & 8th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

The Big Bounce America
Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th
at Chester Park, Edgemont and E Elkington Blvd, Chester, PA
“Spend some quality time with FAMILY & FRIENDS at THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCE HOUSE! This magical, candy-colored inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter that can be enjoyed by all ages.”
Details and ticket 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
12 PM ONLY
Details and ticket info HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Boathouse Row
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Yacht Rock! Highly polished, smooth mellow sounds of groups like Hall & Oates, Toto, Steely Dan, Michael McDonald,
Christopher Cross, etc.
Details HERE

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

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