Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 8/3 – 8/5

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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 3, 2018

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

Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “A Year with Frog and Toad”
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
10:30 AM
Details and tickets 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
Aug 3rd -Train, School Bus, Limo?
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 – Sciencetellers – “The Mystery of the Golden Piano”
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 Sciencetellers. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West as we here the the story of “The Mystery of the Golden Piano.” Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!
All ages welcome (most programs suitable for ages 3-10).
Shows are free, and registration is not required.
Details HERE and HERE

Storytime at the Arboretum
10:30am – 11:15am
at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia PA
Join for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children’s Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the Visitor Center.
Details admission info and more HERE

Family Building Party
11 AM – 12 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
LEGO, cardboard, blocks, and more! All ages. Just drop in.
Details HERE

OLA Strong Day at Briarcliffe Swim Club
12 PM – 9 PM
169 N Bartram Ave, Glenolden PA
Please come out to Briarcliffe Swim Club on Friday, 8/3 beginning at 12pm to support OLA. All non-members will pay a $5 entrance fee, there will be basket raffles, 50/50s, a book and school supply collection with all proceeds and donations going directly to OLA to rebuild. Please share far and wide- we are #olastrong and we will rise!
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

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; bring your friends and join the fun.
Details HERE

Goshen Country Fair
July 30 – August 4
1320 Park Avenue West Chester, PA
Grounds open at 6:00pm Monday – Friday
Saturday at 5:00pm
**Saturday only – reduced tickets for rides from 5pm to 7pm**
Games of chance, amusement rides and delicious food.
Enter the Agriculture & Family Living Contests
Visit the dairy cow, sheep, goat, rabbit and poultry exhibits
Details HERE

An Evening with Dane Tilghman
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Newtown Public Library
Come meet Dane Tilghman, purchase an original painting, and visit the Library’s book sale during an “Evening with the Artist Dane Tilghman” at Newtown Public Library on August 3rd from 6:30-8:30 p.m.! All of Dane’s artwork is for sale, and he can be reached directly by email at DaneDTA@aol.com.
A generous professional, Dane is an artist who gives back, and during this exhibit, Dane has donated a stunning floral painting to support the Newtown Square Library. This big, beautiful centerpiece can be perfect for a home or office – and will be available to bid on at the library throughout July and August.
Celebrated Artist and Jazz Musician Dane Tilghman’s vibrant paintings are being exhibited at Newtown Square Public Library this July and August. As a premier painter of African American Art, Dane’s work has been sought after by collectors worldwide – from Nelson Mandela to the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. His mural commission paintings are visible at sports stadiums like Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Turner Stadium, Atlanta, and Texas Stadium, Dallas.
This show includes many extraordinary paintings – like “Church Picnic” which was featured in Sylvester Stallone’s 2015 movie “Creed!”
Dane’s fine art exhibitions span environments like Longwood Gardens; the African American Museum, Philadelphia; Howard University; Butler Institute of Fine Art; the University of Pennsylvania – and now – the Newtown Square Public Library
Dane’s paintings reflect his love of music, baseball, (his six-foot “Music Phanatic” statue was at the Kimmel Performing Arts Center during the 2010 baseball season), diverse culture, and landscapes. But whatever the topic, Dane’s artwork is recognizable. He easily moves from realism to a stylish combination of surrealism and spiritual ethos. He connects with his characters, and lets their energy move through the paintings. They are engaging, colorful and warm. His portraits of famous musicians are extremely popular at Blues & Jazz Festivals, and our local Paoli Blues Festival is lucky to have Tilghman art grace their publicity every year!
Details HERE

Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade 2018
7 PM – 9 PM
at Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse
Calling all gussied up sailors, tricked out skiff masons, heavily adorned floaters and bedizen paddlers!!
Decorate anything that floats and bring it to the 8th Annual Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade at Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse
Anyone can be in the parade. No registration is necessary.
Details HERE

Lighthouse Parade/Party
7 PM – 11 PM
at Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse
Ignite the night! Join our glow-in-the-dark parade of musicians and puppets as it flows downstream from Lindbergh Boulevard and through the gardens to the banks of the Schuylkill. An evening of illuminated boating and dancing will be highlighted by a DJ, food trucks, art activities, night sky viewing, and the opportunity to experience Stacy Levy’s floating Tide Field after dark.
Details and schedule HERE

“42nd Street”
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 – Reggae Thunder Stones & Dylan in Reggae 
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Classic Rolling Stones & Bob Dylan tunes are a match made in Jamaica. See how these wellknown hits play beautifully in reggae and ska style.
Details HERE

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights: Boney James
7:30 PM – 9 PM
at Penns Landing in Philadelphia
This free, outdoor concert series highlights renowned jazz and blues musicians from across the globe, creating performances for those of all ages each Friday night in August. Join for a special performance by Boney James August 3. All ages!
Details HERE

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hunting Butterflies & Dragonflies Photowalk with Ned Levi
8 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Wildlife Photowalks are designed to photograph all kinds of wildlife including birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, insects, wildflowers, etc., while we learn how to do it well and avoid wildlife photography pitfalls. We discuss technique, gear, and essential knowledge about photography and wildlife. A desire to make great wildlife images, and a good camera and lens are all that’s needed, though a lens with an effective focal length of at least 200mm to 300mm is very helpful.
Photowalks will meet at the Rt. 420 Parking Lot and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. No registration required.
Details HERE\

Linvilla Orchards Peach Festival
8 AM – 7 PM
The day will be jammed packed with Pick Your Own Peaches & other fresh fruits and vegetables, Hayrides, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Train Rides, Fishing, Music, Games, character visits and so much more!
Details and schedule HERE

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – August 4th & 5th
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!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Bookworm Bookends
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
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 – Kawaii Backpack Tags
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 – Kawaii Backpack Tags
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

Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show Oaks, PA
10 AM – 4 PM
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA
FREE PARKING
Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday
(on-site ticket sales cash only)
All Saturday tickets good for both days
Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket.
Details and ticket info HERE

Summer Book Sale at Newtown Public Library
10 AM – 5 PM
Bargains await you at the Friends of Newtown Public Library Summer Used Book Sale!
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Cece Loves Science
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
In this STEM-themed picture book, Cece and her best friend Isaac team up for a school science project to discover if dogs really do like vegetables. 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

Cow Pie Bingo and Swim Party at Ridley Park Swim Club
11 AM
Come on out and support the RPSC – $10 gets you a ticket AND a day at the pool!!! There will be vendors too
Details HERE

Kyo Daiko – Philadelphia Community Taiko Drumming
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Families, come join the Philadelphia taiko drum group, Kyo Daiko, for a special performance of taiko drums from Japan! Learn about the history of taiko drums, and more! At the end of the event, children in grades 5 and under will be able to try their hand at drumming!
As this event takes place on the Sellers Library lawn, we ask that you bring chairs and blankets in order to better enjoy the performance!
Registration is not necessary.
Details HERE

Scavenger Hunt & Free Saturday Boating 
11 AM – 3 PM
at Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
8/4 & 8/25 11am-3pm during Free Saturday Boating. Come out to enjoy the beautiful Lower Schuylkill and Bartram’s botanical banks while engaging in a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Learn all about what exists along the river and its banks.
Details HERE

Deco on the Delaware 2018
11 AM – 5 PM
at Glen Foerd on the Delaware 5001 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Be transported back in time at Philadelphia’s premiere roaring 20s event as we return with a new name and renewed energy on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Glen Foerd on the Delaware.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a full day of outdoor amusement of 1920’s music and dancing, live entertainment, scenic picnics, vintage-inspired drinks, dance lessons, lawn games, a pie baking contest, mansion tours, and more. While not required, it is strongly encouraged to step out in your best period attire and celebrate the elegance of the era.
Tickets start at $45.00. Children 12 and under are free
Details and ticket info HERE

DIY Slime (for Teens ages 11-14)
12 PM – 1 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come test out different recipes as we cook up some slimes!
Teens ages 11-14 are welcome at this event. Register at circulation desk, call or email.
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

MAKEbreak Dino Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Michaels will provide the supplies, including 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

Roller Boogie
7 PM – 11 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Join  for a Roller Boogie disco party at the Blue Cross RiverRinkSummerfest. DJs Record Breakin’ Music, DJ lil’dave, and Universal Cavewill spin classic songs that defined the roller skating heyday of the late 70s and 80s on original vinyl records. Get funky as you roll, bounce, and skate all night long!
No cover charge!
Skate Admission is $3
Skate Rental is $10
Details HERE

“42nd Street”
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

Goshen Country Fair
July 30 – August 4
1320 Park Avenue West Chester, PA
Grounds open at 6:00pm Monday – Friday
Saturday at 5:00pm
**Saturday only – reduced tickets for rides from 5pm to 7pm**
Games of chance, amusement rides and delicious food.
Enter the Agriculture & Family Living Contests
Visit the dairy cow, sheep, goat, rabbit and poultry exhibits
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – The Ebonys The Forever Relevant Tour 
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
70s R&B group scored Phila. Int’l Record’s first hit “You’re the Reason Why.” The Ebonys continue to perform the classic hits and the newer tunes.
Details HERE

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – August 4th & 5th
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!

Bird Walk
9 AM – 10:30 AM
at Haverford College Arboretum Haverford College, Haverford PA
Join the Arboretum on this informative, casual stroll of campus as we look for summer visitors to the Arboretum. This tour will start at Whitehead Campus Center and circle around the Duck pond.
Bring binoculars and dress for the weather.
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

Butterfly Walk with Cliff Hence
10 AM – 1 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.
Details HERE

Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show Oaks, PA
10 AM – 4 PM
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA
FREE PARKING
Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday
(on-site ticket sales cash only)
All Saturday tickets good for both days
Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket.
Details and ticket info HERE

First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum of Art – Wonderful Nature
11 AM – 2 PM
Celebrate the wonders of nature during this free First Sunday for Families program. Events run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and we’ll have free admission all day!
Create imaginative creatures and plants with teaching artists, get up close to animal ambassadors from the Brandywine Zoo of the Delaware Zoological Society and discover fantastic specimens from the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Be inspired by the work of artists featured in the “Natural Wonders” exhibition and don’t forget to step into nature to hunt for animal sculptures surrounding the Museum.
First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary.
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

Summer Book Sale at Newtown Public Library
1 PM – 4 PM
Bargains await you at the Friends of Newtown Public Library Summer Used Book Sale!
Details HERE

Meet Rock & Roll Pioneer Charlie Gracie
2 PM – 4 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Meet rock & roll pioneer Charlie Gracie in person! Charlie Gracie is one of a diminishing number of rock & roll innovators, who continues to actively perform at home and abroad. A native of South Philadelphia, he became the first successful recording star of the “Rock Era” to emerge from that neighborhood. In 1957, Charlie’s “Butterfly” topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. 
Join us for a screening of the documentary Charlie Gracie Fabulous, hosted by director Shawn Swords, followed by a Q & A with Charlie. He will sign copies of his autobiography, Rock & Roll’s Hidden Giant: The Story of Rock Pioneer Charlie Gracie. 
“When we were starting out with The Beatles, the music coming over from America was magical to us – and one of the artists who epitomized this magic was Charlie Gracie.”  Sir Paul McCartney
This free program will be held in the accessible Adult Library. Don’t miss a chance to meet this inspring man!
Please note: Copies of Charlie’s autobiography will be available at the event for $25.00. Each copy will include a vintage Gracie postcard! 
Registration in advance is required.
Details and registration info HERE

Rose Tree Park FREE Summer Concert Festival – The Big House Band
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media PA
Consistently voted one of Philly’s Top 5 Bands, featuring the powerhouse vocals of Jimi Milligan & DaNica Shirley of The Voice. Superb party repertoire from Sinatra to today’s hits
Details HERE

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