Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/17 – 8/19

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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

57th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival (with Special Guest Wynonna and more!)
August 16 – August 19
Old Pool Farm, 1323 Salford Station Rd, Schwenksville PA
Children up to 5 years of age are admitted free in the campgrounds; children up to 11 years of age are admitted free to the concert area. Older kids, 12 to 17, are eligible for the special “youth ticket”, allowing them into the festival for half the regular gate price, when accompanied by an adult
Details and ticket info 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

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 August 17, 2018

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

Free Yoga and Meditation Classes
10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
at Bartram’s Gardens 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Join in for free indoor/outdoor yoga and meditation classes in the garden this summer, open to the public free of charge on Fridays thanks to a new partnership with the Family Practice and Counseling Network. Classes are conducted rain or shine on the porch of Bartram’s Garden’s Eastwick Pavilion.
Yoga class will begin promptly at 10:30 and run through 11:30.
Walking meditation will begin promptly at 11:30 and run through 12:15.
Please wear comfortable clothes and show up early enough to allow yourself time to walk through the garden to Eastwick Hill. Feel free to bring your own mat, but if you don’t one we’ll have plenty on hand for you to use! All levels of experience are welcome, including first-timers.
Details HERE

Aldan Family Dental Patient Appreciation Day
11 AM – 3 PM
523 N Oak Ave, Aldan PA
Enjoy carnival treats on us! We are so excited to have this opportunity to celebrate our community. There will be fun, games, snacks, and giveaways. Special guests will be visiting the kids. Don’t forget to bring your friends!
Details HERE

End of Summer Tie-Dye Event
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Celebrate the end of summer and join us for some tie-dying!
Bring your own t-shirt(s). This program can get extremely messy, please dress children in old play clothes and shoes…same goes for the adults!
All ages (suitable for ages 3 and up, teens welcome)
Stop by any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Register online at www.ridleylibrary.org
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

CCC Presents Once on This Island Jr.
2 PM & 7 PM
at Cardinal O’Hara High School
Tickets are available online at www.ccchoir.net or at the door. All tickets are general admission.
Details HERE

Movie Night – Beauty and the Beast
4 PM – 5:30 PM
at Sharon Hill Library
Details HERE

Kidchella Music Festival 2018 (Rain or Shine)
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival continues for a fifth year with remaining concerts on July 20 and August 17. The festival features live music in the Playground by nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists curated by Out With The Kids by Jeff Bogle including: Shine & the Moonbeams, Alphabet Rockers, Red Yarn, and Baby in Tune. Families will also enjoy a Youth Arts Zone featuring youth performances curated by Jr. Music Exec, arts stations, and yummy food trucks.
4PM | Youth Arts & Free Play
(youth performances, giveaways, food trucks)
6-7:30PM | Main concert
FAQs:
1) Both adults and children (age 1+) require tickets to attend Kidchella.
2) Tickets may be purchased online or at Smith the day of the concert beginning at 4pm
3) Food may be brought from home or purchased from food trucks at Smith
4) Kidchella is rain or shine!
Tickets $10 per person/ $5 for Smith Members and PA Access CardHolders
Details and ticket info HERE

Creekside’s Bingo Night
6 PM
at Creekside Swim Club, Moore Rd at Media Pkwy, Wallingford PA
On select Friday nights, join us for some friendly games of Bingo!
$5 per game card (each game card has 4 games)
Open to the public, but non-members will need to pay the pool’s guest fee.
Details HERE

Mother of Divine Providence Church Carnival
6 PM – 10 PM
333 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, PA
RIDES-GAMES-FOOD! AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN. RIDE ALL RIDES FOR ONE LOW PRICE. LOG ONTO WWW.HOUGHTONCARNIVAL.COMTO SAVE $5.00 PER BAND.
Details HERE

Suburban Square Summer Concert Series
6:30 PM
Suburban Square 6 Coulter Ave, Ardmore PA
Come join us on the Courtyard Lawn this summer to enjoy FREE music by local artists! Bring your blankets or chairs!
August 17th – Christine Havrilla & Band (Roots, Folk, Americana & Popular Covers)
Details HERE

Family Movie Night
7 PM – 10 PM
at Rocky Run YMCA 1299 W Baltimore Pike, Media PA
Get the family together and come watch a movie at the Y! Open for all ages, registration is required at the Welcome Center. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a movie out underneath the stars. This event is FREE!
Details HERE

Peter Rabbit at Bryn Mawr Movies in the Park
7 PM – 10 PM
5 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
Come see Peter Rabbit on a huge outdoor movie screen at the Gazebo Park beside the Luddington Library. Free Popcorn! Prizes for kids. Free raffle to win the movie. Just bring a beach blanket or lawn chair.
Details HERE

Summer Movie Night :: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
at Hoffman Park 226 Scottdale Rd, Lansdowne PA
Movies at the Park finishes our summer season with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Friday, August 17th at Hoffman Park.
Come early to picnic 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, August 18, 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

Kids Club – Wall Decor Art
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 – Wall Decor Art
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

Storytime and Activities Featuring The Dinosaur Expert
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
During a field trip to the museum, Kimmy loves to share what she knows about dinosaurs, but when someone asks if girls can be paleontologists, Kimmy loses her voice. Will she find it again? Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
Details HERE

Chess Club
11 AM
at Lansdowne Library
No matter your age or experience, all are welcome to play and learn chess with us!
Details HERE

LEGO Club
11 AM – 12 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

Grow Up Great at the Kimmel Center with Host Rachel Camp
11 AM – 12 PM
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia PA
Round up the kids and head to the Kimmel Center – it’s Grow Up Great time again! Each month, we welcome your little ones for a free hour of interactive performance fun. At Grow Up Great they’ll sing, they’ll dance, and they’ll learn all about musical theater and jazz basics.
This month, swing into summer with your favorite musicals led by Barrymore Award-winning singer/actress Rachel Camp!
Do you have a future superstar living under your roof? There’s only one way to find out! See you in our Commonwealth Plaza!
Details HERE

The Players Club of Swarthmore preesents Alice in Wonderland
11 AM and 3 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Summer Food Truck Throw Down at Chadds Ford Winery
11 AM – 7 PM
Food trucks are taking over Chaddsford for a weekend-long throw down, and you get to be the judge!
Explore a wide-variety of food truck fare, sip locally-produced wine, beer, cocktails and slushies, and enjoy live music.
Admission is free, and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE

End of Summer Block Party
12 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by The Icery and Lansdowne Public Library at Lansdowne Landing
Before summer ends, celebrate one more time with music, readings, food for purchase, crafts and some summer fun at the Landing sponsored by the Lansdowne Public Library.
Admission is free. Food and beverages will be sold.
Details HERE

Free at the Kimmel: Organ Demonstration
1 PM – 2 PM
at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia PA
Join us for a very special Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ demonstration as part of our FREE Kimmel Center tour! Once a month, our 1pm tour will start with a 15 minute organ demonstration of the instrument’s unparalleled and dramatic sounds LIVE in Verizon Hall. Together with our partners at The American Guild of Organists, we’re excited to expand our popular tours to include this unique experience. Let our talented volunteers show you around!
Details HERE

Meditation Saturday
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Come to the library and learn about simple and effective Meditation techniques. When practiced regularly,
these can help reduce anxiety and stress and provide a sense of inner calm. Rich Conti, from the Schoolhouse Center Meditation Group,
will be the facilitator for the sessions. Meditation Saturdays will take place in the Quiet Room in the new library.
Registration required
Details and registration info HERE

MAKEbreak Shimmering Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: We’ll provide the supplies, including premade slime.
Details HERE

Paper Mill House & Museum
1 PM – 4 PM
Newtown Square Historical Society 2 Paper Mill Rd, Newtown Square PA
The 1828 Paper Mill House and Museum is a museum of local history, containing period rooms re-creating the millworkers apartments of the 1850’s, along with a period general store, and other exhibits. The Newtown Square Historical Society opens this National Register site at St. David’s Road and Paper Mill Road, each July and August on Saturdays from 1-4:00 p.m. Admission is free
Details HERE and HERE

Delaware Taco Festival
1 PM – 7 PM
at The Frawley Stadium (home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks)
– 30+ Taco & Food Vendors
– Frozen Margarita Bar
– Tequila Sampling Tent
– Chili Pepper & Taco Eating Contest
– Carnival Games, Kids Zone & Mechanical Bull
– 2 Stages of Live Entertainment
– Giant Nacho Bar
– Baggo Tournament
– VIP Party Tent
– Concourse & Stadium Seating
– Free Parking & much more
Details and ticket info HERE

Touch A Truck
4 PM – 7 PM
at Chick-Fil-a Concord Mall 4737 Concord Pike Ste 760, Wilmington, Delaware
Come check out the vehicles of Delaware State Police Troop One and Talleyville Fire Company.
See what it’s like to be a hero for a day!
There will be trucks, food, and fun! Party Business will also be here for face painting and balloon art! Visit any time between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Details HERE

Mother of Divine Providence Church Carnival
6 PM – 10 PM
333 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, PA
RIDES-GAMES-FOOD! AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN. RIDE ALL RIDES FOR ONE LOW PRICE. LOG ONTO WWW.HOUGHTONCARNIVAL.COMTO SAVE $5.00 PER BAND.
Details HERE

Movie Night: Finding Nemo
7 PM – 9:30 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 7:00 pm
Film Begins at 8:00 pm
Details HERE

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Pet Expo, Rescue Day & Flea Market
8 AM – 3 PM
at Williams-Lombardo Funeral Home 33 W Baltimore Ave, Clifton Heights PA
Details HERE

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

The Players Club of Swarthmore preesents Alice in Wonderland
11 AM
Details and ticket info HERE

Summer Food Truck Throw Down at Chadds Ford Winery
11 AM – 6 PM
Food trucks are taking over Chaddsford for a weekend-long throw down, and you get to be the judge!
Explore a wide-variety of food truck fare, sip locally-produced wine, beer, cocktails and slushies, and enjoy live music.
Admission is free, and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.
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

Fairy Tale Sunday: Pirates
12:30 PM – 2 PM
at Deloware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware
Dress as your favorite storybook character and head to the Museum for an afternoon of fairy-tale fun!
FREE for DMNH Members or with paid admission to the Museum: $9 for ages 3-59, $8 for seniors 60 and up, $3 for toddlers ages 1-2, and free for babies under 12 months.
Details HERE

Theatre in the X presents The Wiz
5 PM
at Malcolm X Park 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
FREE performance
In lieu of purchasing a ticket, please consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/theatre-in-the-x-presents-the-wiz
BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)
Details HERE

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  1. Don’t forget the Philly Vegan Pop Up-DELCO edition, in Media, at the Media-Lower Providence Library on Saturday, food and more, 12-4!

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