Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 9/14 – 9/16

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

Keystone Comic Con
September 14th-16th
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St Philadelphia PA
Details, ticket info, hours schedule and more HERE

A Day Out with Thomas at Strasburg Railroad
September 15th – 23rd
Details, times and ticket info HERE

The Maryland Renaissance Festival
September 1st – October 21st
1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, Maryland
Time travel to fun! King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon welcome you to the village of Revel Grove for a full day of feasting, fun, and frivolity. Shop for one of a kind craft items handmade by the most talented craftspeople in the county! Feast on giant turkey legs, steak on a stake and every type of tasty treat imaginable. Try your hand at games of skill. Jugglers, comedy shows, magic, music, Shakespeare, kids shows – there is something for everyone! Leave your 21st century cares behind as you enjoy a festive day in a Tudor village
Details and ticket info HERE and 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

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details 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

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday September 14, 2018

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

Drive-In Movie Day at Middletown Free Library – The LEGO Batman Movie
10am–car making
10:30am–movie & snacks start
Suggested ages: 3+
Bring a snack to share and a cardboard box big enough for a kid to sit in (if you can). We’ll use the library’s supplies to turn the boxes into cars! Mr. Jason will have some water and snacks available for all to enjoy while we sit in our cars and enjoy movies/cartoons!
Registration is required so we have enough supplies, food, and space. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (registration begins 2 weeks before program)!
If you can’t bring a box, Mr. Jason should have some available from the library.
Details HERE

Movie Day at Yeadon Library
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita 
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Free Family Fishing with Guan First Catch Center
5 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Join Guan First Catch Center for our free family fishing events! Get a start on fishing or learn tips to catch different types of fish! Limited rods and bait will be available or bring your own! No License needed.
9/14 Snakehead Meetup
Details HERE

Swarthmore CO-OP Food Truckathon
5 PM – 9 PM
341 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore PA
Details HERE

10th Annual Pirate Festival
11 AM – 6 PM
at Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook
Food, crafters, games, moon bounces, face painting, train rides and more
Details HERE

Watoto Children’s Choir Tour (Free Event)
7 PM – 10 PM
at Lima Church 209 North Middletown Road, Lima PA
The Watoto Children’s Choir travels internationally to help raise an understanding of the plight of Africa’s orphans. Watoto’s performances are a soulful blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance.
Watoto is a church- based organization that cares for orphans and widows in Uganda. Their goal is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders.
Details HERE

Community Movie Night in ABC Park: The Incredibles
7:30 PM
at ABC Field in Ridley Park
Bring a blanket and join us in the park for a showing of the ORIGINAL (2004) Incredibles. Light refreshments will be offered, but feel free to bring your own. Movie begins about 8. Cost is FREE, but donations will be appreciated. Hosted by Friends of ABC Park. (Rain date is the next night: 9/8)
Details HERE

Players Club of Swarthmore presents Guys and Dolls
8:00 PM
at Players Club of Swarthmore
Details and ticket info HERE

Star Wars: Movie in the Park
8 PM – 10 PM
at East Goshen Township Park 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester PA
Get out your light saber and get ready to battle Darth Vader!!!
Fee: Free!
Details HERE

Saturday, September 15, 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

Norwood Community Day
8 AM – 4 PM
at Norwood Park E Amosland Ave & E Winona Ave Norwood PA
Crafts and vendors, family activities, live music and more
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA
Details  HERE

South Wayne PorchFest
12 PM – 5 PM
All are welcome to this fun-filled day of FREE music on the porches of South Wayne, Pennsylvania. Walk the closed streets, visit 25 porches, and see 50+ performances covering an amazing variety of musical genres. 
Details HERE

Grand Opening of Lulu’s Casita West Chester
1 PM
Lulu’s Casita West Chester 109 N. High Street, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Cornhole for a Cause – Support #VincenttheConqueror
3 PM – 6 PM
at Norwood Park
Teams are encouraged to pre-register. Registration form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/I6acfuecMtKEirM43
Teams Check-In & Walk-Up Registration: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Tournament: 3:00 PM (Double Elimination)
Team Fee: $40 – non-refundable, paid in advance by 9/14 (Venmo or Paypal Preferred)
Award: Cash Award for 1st Place Team
Teams- 2 Team Members, Male or Funemale, 16 yrs of age or older minors must be accompanied by a teammate 21 +
(20 Team Maximum Participation Due to Time Constraints)
Details HERE

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Great Media Garage Sale Days
September 15th & 16th
9 AM – 4 PM
a 2 day town wide garage and yard sale throughout Media PA
Details HERE

Arts & Music Festival at Linvilla Orchards
9 AM – 5 PM
Live music, woodcrafts, jewelry, photography and more!
Details HERE

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

Pumpkinland Opens at Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Kids Club – Animal Puppets & Props
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost:  $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included
$5, ages 6+, supplies included
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Chalk Mob- Patterns in Nature
10 AM – 12 PM
at Linwood Park Linwood & Athens Avenues, Ardmore, PA
Come out and help create a community art project on the plaza at the park! We will be joined by local artists to help make a chalk mural “Patterns in Nature” All ages and abilities encouraged! Come for as long or as short as you like! Feel free to bring pictures or objects that define patterns in nature for you. Thanks to 6:8 for helping out with this activity. FREE
Details HERE

Delaware River Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
at the Philadelphia & Camden Waterfronts
Cross the Delaware River FOR FREE over the Ben Franklin Bridge on foot or bike, OR take advantage of free ferry rides* from one event to the other.
What to expect: Educational fun for families, on-the-water activities, games and crafts for kids, music, beer garden, fishing opportunities, and much more!
(*Restrictions apply)
Details HERE

Harvest Hayrides, Corn Maze and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Peddler’s Village 39th Annual Scarecrow Festival
September 15th & 16th
10 AM – 6 PM
Fall family fun including Scarecrow-making Workshops, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this clever parody that will keep kids laughing. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!
Details HERE

10th Annual Pirate Festival
11 AM – 6 PM
at Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook
Food vendors, live music, petting zoo, pony rides, games and our Pirate encampment and Beer Garden
Details HERE and HERE

Train Rides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

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

MAKEbreak Fall Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Michaels will provide the supplies, including premade slime.
Details HERE

Free Concert – Vincent James and Friends Playing for Change
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Details and registration info HERE

Meditation Saturday
1 PM – 3 PM
at Ridley Township Public 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.
Details and registration info HERE

Watercolor Class
1 PM – 3 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
We welcome back Terry Collington for our first autumn watercolor class!  Channel your creativity as we paint a beautiful landscape.  All supplies provided.  No experience necessary.
Registration is required. Space is limited – register early!
$5 donation requested
Details and registration info HERE

Park Day at Hoffman Park
1 PM – 4 PM
at Hoffman Park 226 Scottdale Rd, Lansdowne PA
Field games, obstacle courses, music and fun for the whole family.
Details HERE

Arts and Crafts
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
Parents bring your children, family and friends! All are welcome to attend!
Details HERE

Players Club of Swarthmore presents Guys and Dolls
8:00 PM
at Players Club of Swarthmore
Details and ticket info HERE

Quizzo
8 PM- 10 PM
at Lansdowne Landing
Put your trivia skills to work with a game of Quizzo!
Come down with your teams of 4-5 for a few rounds of fun. Bring a chair, something to write on and your brain! Pens, pencils and paper will be supplied. The first three rounds will be general trivia. The last round will be all Lansdowne themed trivia! If you have trivia question ideas for this round, submit them by sending a message to Lansdowne Landing on FB.
There will be snacks, but please feel free to bring your own (the Landing is a designated BYOB space) or maybe stop by after dinner at one of our local favorites.
Sign your team up by commenting below with the names of your team members, and don’t forget to post your team name, too! If you want to play put don’t have a team, this is a great way to meet your neighbors. Just show up and we can stick you on a team!
Quizzo will be from 8-10. Please try to come a few minutes early if you want to sign up that night.
Details HERE

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Workout for a Cause – Pediatric Cancer
8 AM – 10 AM
110 Bartram Ave Glenolden PA
TWO 60 minute group fitness classes for all fitness levels, any age(s), and it is made for everyone ! All you need is great attitude, a yoga mat, and bottle water . From there you’ll have a great finish to your weekend!
They be hosting a charity workout to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research and care at the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
With a $15 donation you get an amazing class, knowledge , guidance, and the great feeling from a great cause !
All proceeds will be donated to Team Liam Kane 2018, part of this years CHOP’s Parkway Walk/Run.
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

Annual Flea Market
9 AM – 3 PM
at Delaware County Community College 901 S Media Line Rd
Hosted by the Hero Scholarship Fund of Marple Township
Details HERE

Fall Super Sunday in Media
9 AM – 4 PM
State Street in Media
Super Sunday will feature over 150 vendors, offering bargains on everything from antiques, appliances and books, to bric-a-brac, collectibles, attic treasures and handmade crafts.
Details HERE

Great Media Garage Sale Days
September 15th & 16th
9 AM – 4 PM
a 2 day town wide garage and yard sale throughout Media PA
Details HERE

Arts & Music Festival at Linvilla Orchards
9 AM – 5 PM
Live music, woodcrafts, jewelry, photography and more!
Details HERE

Harvest Hayrides, Pumpkinland, Corn Maze and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Peddler’s Village 39th Annual Scarecrow Festival
September 15th & 16th
10 AM – 6 PM
Fall family fun including Scarecrow-making Workshops, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities
Details HERE

Colonial Day 2018
10:30 AM – 3 PM
at Middletown Presbyterian Church 273 S Old Middletown Rd, Media PA
As Middletown Presbyterian Church approaches its 300th anniversary in 2020, members will host their sixth annual Colonial Day Celebration on Sunday, September 16. The free festivities provide a glimpse into the world of the earliest settlers of Middletown Township.
The day begins at 10:30am, with a worship service patterned after the style of the day, complete with a “tithingman” – armed with his feather and knob to discourage rowdiness and napping.
Following the service, a meal of typical 18th-century fare – chicken-corn chowder, ham, baked beans, green beans, corn and brown breads, turkey, cheddar and chutney on biscuits, fruit pies and Colonial cookies – will be available for purchase. There will also be a handmade “Jacob’s Ladder” scrap quilt for raffle.
From noon through 3:00pm, various games and crafts will be offered for both children and adults, along with demonstrations of spinning, blacksmithing, beekeeping, and bobbin lace-making Colonial enactors from the Lazaretto will explain how the Yellow Fever epidemic affected the area, a display of tools will be provided by the Thomas Massey House, and a colonial soldier will conduct a “muster” for all ages. The Marple-Newtown Community Band will present a concert of colonial music and visitors will be invited to participate in colonial dancing with the Tapestry Dancers.
Tours of the historic cemetery will feature graves of Revolutionary war soldiers and the probable site of the original church building, and several first-person narrators will portray prominent community members of the era. On hand will be representatives from several local historical societies with fascinating stories of the past!
Details HERE

Annual Community Day & Health Fair
11 AM – 1:30 PM
at Lansdowne First Presbyterian Church 140 N Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne PA
This event is open to the public and offers community members flu shots, health screenings, local groups, as well as educational information. There will be activities for the kids and FREE food! The Re-Purpose Shop will also be open.
Some of the vendors and organizations that will be there: 31, Happily Naturally Me, Lularue, Usbonne Books, Girl Scouts, 4H Robotics, Boy Scouts, Lansdowne Votes.
Details HERE

Superhero Sunday Family Festival
11 AM – 5 PM
at The Please Touch Museum
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes! Meet costumed capers, celebrate community heroes, and discover your own powers on Superhero Sunday.
Drop-In & Draw: Chalk Zone 11 am – 4 pm Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver Grab some chalk, make your mark, and add your creative doodles to our collaborative chalk wall, while thinking about what it means to be a hero.
Program Room: Construction Paper Cape Design 11 am – 2 pm Group Rooms 5 and 6, Lower Level All ages with adult caregiver Drop in any time to experiment with materials and process as you create works of art inspired by your trip to the Museum and your favorite superhero.
Discovery Zone: Community Heroes 11:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30-4pm Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver Put on your imagination cap and explore everyday superheroes through dress-up, props, and dramatic play!
Discovery Apron: Take a Closer Look 11am – 5pm Museum Wide (Please see Museum Experience facilitators with black aprons) All ages with adult caregiver Explore what’s in the apron! This month, take a closer look at natural materials.
Black Panther Meet & Greet 12 – 12:30, 1 – 1:30, and 2 – 2:30 pm Theater, Lower Level All ages with adult caregiver Stop by to say hello and snap a photo with Black Panther!
Meet & Greet: Fire Fighter Andy Brown 12:30-1:30 pm Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver Meet a community hero who keeps us safe every day. Learn about fire safety with local firefighter, Andy Brown.
Music and Movement: Superhero Stretch 4:15 – 4:45 pm Hamilton Hall, Main Level All ages with adult caregiver Meet us at the Torch to stretch, wiggle, and move your body as we end the day with an exploration of rhythm and movement.
Details and ticket info HERE

Sundays with PopUpPlay
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Sunday mornings are the perfect time to bring your kids to Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest Corporation. In conjunction with Pop-up Play 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

West Chester Restaurant Festival 2018
12 PM – 5 PM
Downtown West Chester, PA – Gay street from Matlack Street to Darlington Street – Market Street from Darlington to High St
(Rain Date: September 23, 2018)
Taste food from over 65 participating restaurants, listen to music by local bands and shop with nearly 110 artisan vendors, information booths, Beer & Wine Garden and more 
The Chester County Restaurant Festival is FREE to attend; all food and beverages are pay-as-you-go. Parking is $5.00 at all municipal garages and free at the Justice Center Garage. See complete parking information.
NOTE: No pets allowed in event grounds. Anyone accompanied by a pet will be asked to leave.
Details HERE and HERE

Narberth Music & Arts Fall Fest
12 PM – 7 PM
The fall fest is everyone’s favorite for good reason!
Welcome in Fall with us in Narberth!
Remember to shop Artists Alley early! Shopping kicks off at NOON!
Music starts at 3pm
Details HERE

Radnor Fall Festival
1 PM – 5 PM Rain or shine
Downtown Wayne on North Wayne Ave
Rides, Moonbounce, Food, Vendors, Ax Throwing, Music & Dance performances and more
Details HERE

Players Club of Swarthmore presents Guys and Dolls
2 PM
at Players Club of Swarthmore
Details and ticket info HERE

7th Annual Media FreeMarket
2 PM – 5 PM
105 N Providence Rd, Media, PA
So what exactly is the Media FreeMarket? It’s a super-fun event where everything is FREE!
The Free Market is strategically scheduled on the tail of the annual Great Media Garage Sale! It’s a great opportunity for “shoppers” to find a few more treasures and a wonderful way for garage sale hosts to clear out what they didn’t sell.
Bring something… take something… either or both…
Details HERE

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