Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/10 – 8/12

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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 August 10, 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

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents Disney’s Mary Poppins, Jr.
10:30 AM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $8-$12, Members Save $1
Details HERE

Family Fun Show – Alex & The Kaleidoscope
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Bring the family out for an exciting morning at the library!  Today’s Family Fun Show is Alex and the Kaleidoscope.  Alex & The Kaleidoscope is an interactive music entertainment brand, targeted for children 4-8 years old, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of songs, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world.
All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Details 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

World Record Breakers
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Grades K-5.
Stop by anytime between 1-3pm.
How many hula hoops and you spin around your body at once? Stop by the library and see if you can break any current world records!
Registration required – space limited
Details HERE

4-H Summer Fair
1 PM – 9 PM
at 395 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square, PA
FREE Family FUN!
The 4-H Fair draws local families to the 4-H Farm for a series of activities, contests, displays, pony and hay rides, and animal showing. The fair also serves as a showcase for 4-H youth to present their completed projects from the past year.
This includes horseback riding and livestock animals such as laying hens, market lambs and pigs, dairy cows, and alpacas; garden produce; arts and crafts projects, including sewing and photography; and many more!
We also provide additional farm-esque activities including pony rides and hayrides (both available on Saturday) a blacksmith, demonstrations, great fair-food, and a live auction!
Thursday evening, come see our Poultry Show at 6:00 pm.
Friday, the Horse Show kicks off at 1:00 and Archery Competition begins at 2:00. The fair swings into full gear with our Opening Ceremony and Parade of Clubs at 6 pm. Visit the Dunkin Donuts Community Cruiser from 5 to 8. Then, Saturday, visit our clubs, go on a hayride or pony ride or watch the excitement in the showring!
Rain or Shine! Fun for the whole family! 4-H Clubs will be selling food and other items that will help to support their projects. Cash only.
Details HERE

Walking Piano
2 PM – 2:45 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
The Walking Piano program is open to children entering 1st – 5th grades in the fall and will be presented by Learn, Listen, & Play, an organization that provides high quality music education to young children. During this program, children will get the chance to “play” the piano with their feet!
Registration is required for this free program at the Upper Darby Municipal Library, located at 501 Bywood Avenue.
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 Public Library
Video games, board games, and card games, so bring your friends and join the fun
Details HERE

Escape Room Friday
4 PM – 5:30 PM
at Sharon Hill Public Library
The Sharon Hill Public Library will be Hosting a Game Called ” Escape Room.” Consisting of 4 dirrerent Levels which Patrons must Complete with in the set time. All patrons are welcome to sign-up at the library.
Details HERE

S’mores Day Fun
6:30 PM – 8 PM
at Tyler Arboretum
For ages 5+
Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are just the beginning! Join us to celebrate National S’mores Day to experience this yummy treat in a whole new way! Play some wacky games, go on a hike and try out different variations of this summertime favorite around our campfire. It will be a delicious time and you’ll leave wanting s’more.
Grab the kids and come have fun all together at Tyler! Interactive programs let you learn, create, or explore nature and plants. 
$10 members, $15 non-members
Registration required
Details and registration info HERE

Night at the Museum & Star Party
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Enjoy a family friendly Saturday evening at the Museum’s after hour’s event featuring live bird encounters presented by Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections ! Visit our newest traveling exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, Museum galleries, children’s nature nook and more from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the Delaware Astronomical Society will lead a discussion and star party about meteors, including the Perseids (we hope to catch sight of a few early meteors!) and summer constellations. Snacks, beverages (including adult beverages) will be available for purchase.
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

Victory4Vincent Fundraiser at Marty Magee’s
7 PM – 10 PM
at Marty Magee’s 1110 Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park PA
A benefit to support baby Vincent Nowroozi in his battle against Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT), a very rare aggressive form of brain cancer. All proceeds will go directly to the Nowroozi family to assist with the financial costs for Vincent’s medical care.
Your ticket includes food, beer, wine, and well drinks. There will be lots of great raffle items and baskets!
LIVE music by Rob Dunleavy with Grace Manton & The Bughunters Band
#Victory4Vincent #VincentTheConqueror
General Admission $40 per ticket
Details and ticket info HERE

Rose Tree Park FRETeen Game DayE Summer Concert Festival – Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
A thoughtful concoction of Classic Rock, Country, Motown, and a little Jimmy Buffett put in a blender and mixed up for a rocking good time. Musical summer smoothies!
Details HERE

Shooting Stars & S’mores
8 PM – 10 PM
at The  Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA
The Annual Shooting Stars & S’mores event allows us to take a deeper look at space. Whether you’re an expert astronomer, or a novice with a curiosity about the final frontier, this family-friendly event has something for everyone. We’ll learn the basics of stargazing, take a look through multiple telescopes, and end the night around a beautiful fire and roasting marshmallows.
$10 for Schuylkill Center members; $15 for non-members
Space is limited; registration is recommended.
Details HERE

Saturday, August 11, 2018

4-H Summer Fair
8:30 AM – 4 PM
at 395 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square, PA
FREE Family FUN!
The 4-H Fair draws local families to the 4-H Farm for a series of activities, contests, displays, pony and hay rides, and animal showing. The fair also serves as a showcase for 4-H youth to present their completed projects from the past year.
This includes horseback riding and livestock animals such as laying hens, market lambs and pigs, dairy cows, and alpacas; garden produce; arts and crafts projects, including sewing and photography; and many more!
We also provide additional farm-esque activities including pony rides and hayrides (both available on Saturday) a blacksmith, demonstrations, great fair-food, and a live auction!
Thursday evening, come see our Poultry Show at 6:00 pm.
Friday, the Horse Show kicks off at 1:00 and Archery Competition begins at 2:00. The fair swings into full gear with our Opening Ceremony and Parade of Clubs at 6 pm. Visit the Dunkin Donuts Community Cruiser from 5 to 8. Then, Saturday, visit our clubs, go on a hayride or pony ride or watch the excitement in the showring!
Rain or Shine! Fun for the whole family! 4-H Clubs will be selling food and other items that will help to support their projects. Cash only.
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
Details HERE

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

Kids Club – Back To School Crafts
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 – Back To School Crafts
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

Friday Mornng Live: Puppets Pizzazz
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Puppets Pizzazz presents a show complete with different skits and songs with the use of silly puppets and performers. They take popular songs from Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and others and put a satirical spin on them all through the use of over 20 handmade puppets.
All ages welcome; large groups MUST RSVP
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring A is for Astronaut & A Place for Pluto
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
Celebrate science and the planets in this special space-themed Storytime. Customers will receive a glow-in-the-dark star (while supplies last), and 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

Royal Tea Party
11 AM – 1 PM
at Ludington Library, 5 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr PA
Join Miss Patti and Miss Jackie for a great dress up royal story time. Afterwards we are having a party complete with snacks and drinks. In the large meeting room. Sign up is necessary. Please call Ludington Library’s Children’s Room to reserve your child’s spot. Space is limited. You can dress up like a queen, king, princess, prince, frog, knight or in your favorite outfit. 610-525-1776 pick childrens room to make reservations.
We had someone come as Superman last time – it was so much fun.
Details HERE

The Players Club of Swarthmore preesents Alice in Wonderland
11 AM and 3 PM – August 11th and August 18th
Details and ticket info HERE

Teen Sound: Performance Workshop
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
ROCK ON!
The second in our Teen Sound workshop series.
Join us as local musician Brian S. Cotter teaches us how to own the stage! Bring your favorite instrument, or use ones provided. This will be an “Open Mic” style event. No pressure, just fun.
FREE HEADPHONES and PIZZA!!
Teens age 11-18 welcome. Refreshments included.
Register via phone, email, or at circulation desk
Visit Brian’s website here: brianscotter.com
Details HERE

Science Saturday at Hagley Museum – Gone with the Wind
1 PM – 4 PM
Explore the science behind weather and wind. Make your own wind sculpture. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities are included in admission and free to members
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
It’s teens only at this super-chill after hours gaming club. Hang out with friends and play video games, boards games, draw, and listen to music. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.
This program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – Blackbird Society Orchestra: The Roaring ’20s Roar Again! 
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Known as America’s Classical Music, take a musical journey through the Jazz Age where it all started. Note by note renditions of music from the pioneers of Jazz.
Details HERE

Family Movie Night at Barrall Field – Back to the Future
8 PM
301 N. Jackson St. Media, PA
Details HERE

Sunday, August 12, 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

The Players Club of Swarthmore preesents Alice in Wonderland
11 AM – August 12th and August 19th
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
Every Sun June 3 – Sept 23
12 PM ONLY
Details and ticket info HERE

Touch a Truck
12 PM – 4 PM
at Government Service Complex – 601 Westtown Road West Chester PA
Touch a Truck Day is a family friendly event that allows children of all ages to explore the vehicles that fascinate them. This hands on event gives children the opportunity to see, touch, interact with and learn about dozens of vehicles
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – The Core: Tribute to Eric Clapton
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
All of Clapton’s greatest hit music from his 45-year career in bands and solo. Electric and acoustic sets celebrating the music of the guitar legend
known as Slowhand.
Details HERE

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