Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 7/5 – 7/7

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

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
May 10th – September 2nd
121 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is the place to go for roller skating, mini golf, and games and rides on the Midway. The site is free and open to the public and roller skating, mini golf, rides (Ferris wheel, carousel), and games are pay-as-you-go. Be sure to snag some tasty food from Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabshack, Franklin Fountain, and other on-site vendors.
Details HERE

2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
May 1st – July 14th
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
Read more about the festival HERE
Ticket info and more HERE

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit at The Franklin Institute
April 13th – September 2nd
“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and casual fans—while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life!”
Details and ticket info HERE

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier
Details HERE and HERE

Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier presented by Independence Blue Cross
Daily through November 12
Class Schedule:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00AM and 6PM
Friday: 7:00AM
Saturday and Sunday at 9:30AM
Twilight Classes:
Classes will begin at 8:30PM
Wednesday, July 17: Buck Moon
Sunday, August 15: Sturgeon Moon
Saturday, September 14: Harvest Moon
Sunday, October 13: Hunter Moon
Tuesday, November 12: Beavers Moon
Holiday Classes:
The following holiday classes will begin at 9:30AM
Independence Day, Thursday, July 4
Labor Day, Monday, September 2
Columbus Day, Modany, October 14
Veterans Day, Monday, November 11
Against the stunning backdrop of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia’s favorite free workout series, Free Yoga on Race Street Pier Presented by Independence Blue Cross is back for its sixth season, featuring 300 free yoga classes through autumn. Join Philly’s yoga community at the time that fits your schedule with both morning and evening classes. All experience levels and abilities are welcome.
In the case of inclement weather, yoga instructors will cancel class 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. For regular updates about Free Yoga on Race Street Pier follow @YogaOnThePier on Facebook.
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Ship Bottom Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards
Beginning Weekends in May
HOURS: Sat & Sun -Noon to 9pm
Corn Hole, Giant Jenga. Share a pint under the stars
Pouring some of your favorite and remote releases of Limited Editions
Some Ales will be crafted with Linvilla’s Own farm grown products.
At Ship Bottom Brewery we handcraft every batch of beer that we make and pride ourselves in doing so. We only use the freshest ingredients that are hand selected by our head brewer. Our handcrafted ale and lager recipes were created to maximize the complex flavors of malts and hops.
Details HERE

Gateways to Nature – Tyler Arboretum
May 11 – September 2, 2019
Gateways to Nature follows the theme “Inspired By Nature” and asks artists and makers from across our region to showcase Tyler’s majestic landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum.
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 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

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit
April13, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo – Return of the Zoo Key & LEGO Creatures of Habitat Exhibit
Read more about the zoo’s newest exhibit HERE
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

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Hershey Park
Details HERE

Dorney Park
Details HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details HERE

Storybook Land
Details HERE

Knoebels Amusement Park
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
See my review and more info HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday July 5, 2019

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

Family Fun Show – Puppets Pizzazz
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Suitable for ages: 5 and under
Programs are free, and registration is not required. Performances will take place in library meeting room. Space is limited and guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
Join every Friday morning at 10am to create some sidewalk chalk art before the show.
Details HERE

Craft Club
1 PM – 2 PM
at Ridley Park Library
Children in grades 1-5 can join us for craft, books and prizes. Registration required. Call 610-583-7207 or come in to register.
Details HERE

Board Games
2 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch
Come to the library to play board games every Friday afternoon. Lots of games to choose from! Lots of fun! Bring a friend and make new friends too!
Details HERE

Cooking from the Garden: DIY Pesto
2 PM – 4 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Learn to Cook at the Library using our Community Garden!
Today we will be learning how to gather the ingredients from the community garden and make our very own pesto. We will then eat some with some pasta for an afternoon snack.
Details HERE

After School Board Games at Middletown Free Library
2 PM – 5 PM
Middletown Free Library has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For all ages, but we won’t play games like Candyland or Chutes & Ladders.
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

Samurai Shodown Teen Game Day Tournament
3:30PM – 5 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join for a One Round, Double Elimination tournament in this revival of the Samurai Shodown Franchise.
Details HERE

Family Night
4 PM – 5 PM
at Sharon Hill Library
Come and join for Family Night Fridays!!! We might have a movie with popcorn and juice or we will pull out some board games or hook up the video gaming system. Whatever it is, we’ll have fun with family!
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

We Kids Rock at Delaware Children’s Museum!
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE
Join on select Friday evenings throughout the Summer for an interactive musical performance from local band We Kids Rock! Performances will be from 5:30-6:30 PM and will be FREE with regular museum admission! Friday night admission is just $5 and free to members.
Details HERE

Tyler on Tap
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Tyler Arboretum
Tyler on Tap – Friday’s this Summer!
Every Friday this Summer, from 5:30-8:30pm, catch us at Tyler Arboretum, starting on July 5th. We’ll be pouring beers (& will have a cider available) on site accompanied by food trucks & guest speakers. Stroll their 600+ acres for free admission, donations encouraged. These will be family/kid friendly nights.
Rain or shine!
Food truck/guest speakers line ups to be announced.
*The bar will accept cash & credit cards*
Details HERE

Toy Story – 1990s Movie Night
6:30 PM – 10 PM
at Ridley Park Swim Club 610 Hancock Street, Ridley Park, PA
Honoring the 1990s during our Celebration of 60 Years!
Released in 1995, “Toy Story” is the kind of children’s movie adults can enjoy just as much, because it very cleverly mines deep deposits of nostalgia from the memory banks. That may be the reason the 1990s bedroom of young Andy is populated by playthings of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Door open at 6:30pm Movie starts at Dusk.
Nonmembers – $5.00/pp pool entry fee
Snack Bar will be available.
Details HERE

Delaware County Summer Festival 2019 – John Hoey Orchestra Swing to Bop
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park 1671 N Providence Rd, Media PA
Details HERE

Karaoke at 2312 Garrett (Delaware County, PA) (21 and older)
8 PM – 12 AM
2312 Garrett Rd, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Karaoke is every Friday at 2312 Garrett in Drexel Hill, PA!
Details HERE

Illuminated Fountain Performances: July at Longwood Gardens
9:15 PM
“Our Illuminated Fountain Performances offer a spectacle unlike any other. Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. Before or after the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old world charm. With multiple music programs to experience, there is always something new to see at our Illuminated Fountain Performances.
Friday, July 5: To Philly, with Love
Saturday, July 6: Straight Up Country
Thursday, July 11: Bailando: Latin Rhythms
Friday, July 12: Monet’s Garden
Saturday, July 13: Solid Gold ’70s
Thursday, July 18: Selections from Carmina Burana
Friday, July 19: Audience Choice
Thursday, July 25: In the Mood
Friday, July 26: American Songbook Reimagined
Saturday, July 27: Be Our Guest
Free with Gardens Admission. Timed Admission Tickets Required. Timed Member Reservations required if arriving after 3 pm. Sell out likely. Lawn and bench seating is available through the Main Fountain garden. Blankets and chairs are permitted to be placed in designated areas after 5:00 pm in May–August and after 4:00 pm in September & October.
Please note that programs are subject to change. Fountain performances may be cancelled due to severe weather.”
Details HERE

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Bird Walk with Chuck Root
8 AM – 10 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
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

Nature Photowalks with Ned Levi
8 AM – 10 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum – (7/6 Midsummer in the Marsh (meet at Rt. 420 Parking Lot)
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 be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. No registration required.
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA

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

West Chester Growers Market
Every Saturday 9 AM -1 PM (May through December)
1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays: 10 AM – Noon January through April
at the corner of North Church and West Chestnut Streets in downtown West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Every Saturday
May 11 – December 7
Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
THE Saturday Morning food, art, and community gathering place!
The market includes a great variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly local food vendors and a rotation of live performers, kids’ crafts, artists, food trucks, and special community and healthy living events.

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – July 6th & 7th
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 – Tow Truck
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Children’s Play Group
10 AM – 12 PM
at Wallingford Presbyterian Church 110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford, PA
Join us on the playground (or the MMO room on the lower level if the weather is inclement) for open playtime. Playgroup is a great chance for your children to play with others while you socialize and meet other parents.
Playgroup is a free event and best for children 5 and under. Siblings are welcome.
Details HERE

Kids Club Happy Face Jar
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: $3 per project, ages 3+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring How to Catch a Dinosaur
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Do you have what it takes to catch a prehistoric pal?
Details 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

Learn About and View the Sun with the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers Club
11 AM – 12 PM
at Springfield Township Library
Join us as we learn about the geometry of the Earth’s orbit around the sun, the science behind what we see, and the origin and eventual fate of the sun. Take a look through the telescopes to see sun spots and other structures not visible in white light!
This program is best for students entering 5th grade and up and any interested adults in our community.
If it is rainy or cloudy we will have this event on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 am instead.
Registration required
Details HERE

Chess Club
11AM – 2 PM
at Lansdowne Library
All ages, all levels
Details HERE

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Makin’ Music at Ridley Township Public Library
Ages 6 and under
Sing and dance along with Makin’ Music as they lead families in fun, upbeat songs and rhythm chants.
Details and registration info HERE

MAKE break Mini Sand Art Planter
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the plastic jar, and the rest of your supplies will be provided.
Details HERE

Downtime in Delco
1 PM – 7 PM
at 2SP Brewing Company 120 Concord Rd, Units 101-104, Aston PA
Comfort Food & the Craft Beers you LOVE!
Details HERE

Delaware County Summer Festival 2019 – Robert Eric Band Tribute to Billy Joel
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
1671 N Providence Rd, Media PA
Details HERE

Ridley Park Fireworks **Cancelled due to weather and rescheduled to Sunday July 7th
Fireworks at Dusk (approx 9 PM)
Ridley Lake
Details HERE

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Bird Walk with Edie Parnum
8 AM – 10 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
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

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – July 6th & 7th
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!

Media Farmers Market
10 AM
Edgemont St, Media PA
The Market will be held every Sunday from 10 to 2 on Edgemont Street between Media Elementary and Barrall Field. Come on out for fresh produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, prepared foods, and more!
Details HERE

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day
10 AM – 5 PM
at The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Every first Sunday of the month, admission is free during PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, plus all our family activities and entertainment.
Join us for:
Art making
Create sketchbook journals, paint and draw from your imagination, try chalk art, get your face painted, and learn how to take perfect selfies!
Dive into the magical world of books with our guest storytellers. Have fun with songs and movement!
Film Screening: Bill Viola
As part of this summer’s special exhibition on Bill Viola, catch a free screening of the artist’s 1986 feature-length work I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium.
Open Studio: Leroy Johnson
Drop by the Mural Arts Philadelphia Studio, at the Barnes, to meet mixed-media artist Leroy Johnson and learn more about his work. Leroy was selected for residency at the Barnes as a part of our Let’s Connect project.
Music: Philadelphia Jazz Project
Enjoy solo performances by piano players Julian Hartwell and Bernard Samuel.
 Interactive Art: Renegade Company
Audience members are invited to contribute to a woven-art version of Matisse’s Joy of Life (Bonheur de vivre). Join a weaving circle and hear stories and different perspectives about the painting as you re-create the work. (All skill levels are welcome.)
Come back for PECO Free First Sunday Family Days in August, September, and October to see the progress, and attend our November event for a live assembly of the finished work and a dance celebration.
Film and Discussion: Solace
Enjoy a screening of Solace (2018), a coming-of-age independent film from writer-director Tchaiko Omawale, that tells the story of a 17 year-old orphan who is shipped off to her estranged grandmother and plots her escape while navigating a foreign environment, new friendships and a hidden eating disorder.
Watch it in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium.
The screening will be followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and BlackStar Film Festival founder Maori Karmael Holmes.
Free tickets are available on-site at 10am, include collection access, and are limited to four per person. Families with children under 18 get priority access to the collection at the time of arrival. Tickets go fast, but you don’t need one to enjoy our other activities and performances. Just drop by anytime during the day!
Details HERE

Pay What You Wish Family Festival
10 AM – 5 PM
at Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Did you know that museum admission is Pay What You on the first Sunday of every month and we have a Family Festival? Showcasing local and nationally recognized performance groups, these festivals provide an experience that combines the magic of the visual and performing arts.
Head to the Perelman Building for July’s Family Festival. We’re celebrating opening weekend of Art Splash with three full days of Pay What You Wish admission (Friday, July 5–Sunday, July 7). More info at the Art Splash event page:
Art Splash is presented by PNC Arts Alive. Additional support is provided by the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ellyn C. Phillips, Ellen and Ron Caplan, and other generous donors.
Family programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are generously supported by Harriet and Larry Weiss and Steve and Gretchen Burke.
Details HERE

Baby & Me Storytime featuring Featuring Hello, World! My Body
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA 
Introducing our new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones.
Details HERE 

Sundays with Pop-up Play
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Pop-up Play returns on Sundays to offer free, interactive activities featuring art, music, and science for children and their families. Join us opening weekend for a hula hoop fest featuring hula hoop decorating and contest.
Details HERE

Sunday Supper: Independence Weekend Picnic!
5 PM – 6:30 PM
at Cokesbury United Methodist Chu 305 Market St, Marcus Hook PA
Community Dinner – all welcome!
Details HERE

Delaware County Summer Festival 2019 – Reggae Thunder Stones & Dylan in Reggae
7:30 PM
at Rose Tree Park 1671 N Providence Rd, Media PA
Details HERE

Ridley Park Fireworks (rescheduled from Saturday July 6th)
Fireworks at Dusk (approx 9 PM)
Ridley Lake
Details HERE

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