Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/4 – 10/6

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Notre Dame de Lourdes Carnival
Oct 3rd – 5th
990 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore PA
Join for rides, games, good food and fun for all at our annual Carnival which will be held in the parking lot behind Notre Dame de Lourdes School, Thursday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 5th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM each night. Amusements will be provided by Lynam’s Amusements.
— Live Music by the School of Rock on Friday, October 4th
— Pig Roast on Saturday, October 5th
In addition to hamburgers, hot dog, cheese fries, and the usual carnival fare, we will have a “Pig Roast” on Saturday evening after the Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30 PM in Nelson Hall. (Vigil Mass will be held at the Notre Dame site on October 5th.) Take out available for the Pig Roast.
— Hayride and Face Painting
6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Tickets will be available at a booth near Nelson Hall.
Rides for all ages! Wrist bands will be sold on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights which will enable the purchaser to ride amusements from 6:00 PM until closing on these nights.
Live Music
Big Prize Raffles
Hay Rides
Face Painting
Details HERE

Fall Family Weekend at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
October 5th & 6th
10 AM – 3 PM
Included with garden admission. Some activities have an additional fee.
Don’t miss this weekend of autumn fun that has become an annual tradition for many families. Make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, sample different varieties of apples and more. Weaver’s Way Coop will be on hand with the season’s best local apple varieties.
And be sure to stroll through the garden to catch the colorful autumn leaves before they float to the ground to join their fallen brethren.
Details HERE

Arden Theatre Company Presents: Ragtime
Sept 26th – Oct 20th
The Arden Theatre Company 40 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Free at the Kimmel: Los Trompos & Look Up! Look In
Aug 19, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019
A free, interactive art installation featuring 10 three-dimensional, larger than life tops designed and woven by Mexican artists . Esrawe + Cadena. Guests can sit and spin on these cool art pieces!
The Commonwealth Plaza will also feature a new installation by Philadelphia-based artist Karina Puente titled, Look up! Look In. This will be an aerial companion piece in the Plaza that will complement Los Trompos.
Details 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
Sunday, October 13: Hunter Moon
Tuesday, November 12: Beavers Moon
Holiday Classes:
The following holiday classes will begin at 9:30AM
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
Pumpkinland Sept 14 – Nov 10
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

Philly – The GLOW: A Pumpkin Wonderland 2019
Select Nights October 5th – November 3rd
West Fairmount Park 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Thousands of hand carved jack o’ lanterns will light up the city this fall. Bring your family to this enchanting pumpkin wonderland. Fun for all ages!
– 5,000+ Carved Pumpkins
– No Scary Elements
– Great Photo Opportunities
– Fall Treats and Drinks
– Intricate Themes and Designs
– Fun for All Ages
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Hayride at Araspaha Farms (opening Day Saturday September 21st)
1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills PA
SEPT. 21st– OCT. 27th
Details and schedule HERE

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm Fall Season
September 13th-November 2nd
150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA
Fall Season Includes:
Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins
Corn Maze
Pumpkin Madness
Pig Races
50+ Attractions
& different special events every weekend!
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Fest at Elmwood Park Zoo
Weekends through November 17th
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA
Come celebrate fall with us!
Participate in themed activities, navigate your way through a corn maze, play games like flip-a-chicken, bean bag toss, and basketball, paint a pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, and sip on some festive fall drinks.
Details and ticket info HERE

Scarecrow Walk Display at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Oct 5th – Oct 31st
This year, participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: Famous Musicians. These scarecrows may be a singer or play an instrument, such as Elvis Presley, Dizzy Gillespie, Lady Gaga or Elton John. All entries will be on display on Scarecrow Walk for almost four weeks. Designers and visitors – be sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow, which will determine the top five prize winners!
Details HERE

Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride
Select dates and times now through Oct 31st
1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Haunted River Cruise
Select Dates and times Sept 27th – October 30th
at Independence Seaport Museum 211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Climb aboard with ISM and Patriot Harbor Lines, LLC for a cruise where you’ll be spellbound and plunged into Delaware River legends of pirate ghosts, the Jersey Devil, and other “Phantoms of the River.” A pirate narrator will dredge up the darkest of tales while cruising the haunted river. This 1.5 hour boat ride includes approximately 1 hour of storytelling. Drinks available for purchase during cruise.
*Please note that though this is a haunted cruise, it is family-friendly and won’t be too scary.
Tickets can be purchased through Patriot Harbor Lines.
Tickets are $34/adults and $17/children (3-12).
Details HERE

“Ghost Ship”
Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 3
Free | Wednesday through Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Race Street Pier N. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Take a self-guided audio tour along Race Street Pier into the landscape and social history of the Delaware River as you experience Ghost Ship. The recorded reflections of local experts and artists speak to the river’s importance to Philadelphia with diverse stories from before colonization to present day
Details HERE

Spooky Mini Golf
October 3rd – 31st
at Franklin Square 6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia PA
Spooky Mini Golf returns in Franklin Square, transforming Philly Mini Golf into a Halloween lover’s dream, featuring creepy fog, eerie lights, haunting music, and scary surprises! With 18 holes to play, the entire family is sure to have an enchanted evening at this favorite fall activity.
Adults: $10, Children 3 – 12: $8, Children 2 and under: FREE
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Purchase tickets online at
Details HERE

Adult Trick or Treat at Chaddsford Winery
Weekends through October 27th
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA
Ready for a scary-good time?!
Trick or Treat for wine and seasonal snacks at Chaddsford’s wildly popular, adults-only Halloween program!
This year, they have expanded the program and added more offerings along the self-guided tour. Bring your appetite and prepare to enjoy locally-made food and treats alongside your favorite adult beverages.
Costumes are encouraged, and fun is guaranteed!
Details and ticket info 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

PA Renaissance Faire
2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim PA
The castle gates swing wide for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment—Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday, August 3 through October 27, 2019. The Gates will open at 11AM and close at 8PM each Faire day.
Details and ticket info HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Franklin Square Fountain Show
Beginning July 31st
A brand new fountain show with lights, music, and dancing water will come to the Square in summer 2019,
Details and times HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences – Dinosaurs Around the World
June 30, 2019–January 20, 2020
“Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the ferocious plains of Africa and the tropical beaches of Antarctica, to the inland seas of North America and the polar darkness of Australia.”
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo 
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details and ticket info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Longwood Gardens
Illuminated Fountain Performances: Select Dates October 3rd – 26th
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

Diggerfest – September 14th through October 27th – Fun filled fall festivities and all of Diggerland’s over 30 attractions
Details HERE

Sesame Place Halloween Spooktacular
Sept 20th – Nov 3rd
Details HERE

Hershey Park in the Dark
October 18th – November 3rd
Details HERE

Dorney Park Halloween Haunt
Select dates Sept 14th – Nov 2nd
Details HERE

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings
Select dates Oct 19th – Nov 3rd
Details HERE

Storybook Land Fall Fun
Select dates now through Oct 24th
Trick or Treat Weekend Oct 25th, 26th & 27th
Details HERE

Knoebels Amusement Park Hallo-Fun
Weekends in October
Weekends in October, Knoebels visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides! It’s a spooktacular event for all ages with frights that come in all shapes and sizes!
Details HERE

Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest
Sept 13th – Nov 3rd
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park Halloween Horror
Fridays and Saturdays through Oct 26th
An event with something for everyone! This event is separate from the water park (there are no water attractions/no need for a bathing suit) and features family-friendly activities between 5:00 – 7:00 PM before the park turns scary for the older kids (and adults). Different themed scare sections to spook you no matter what you’re afraid of. Are you ready?
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

Friday October 4, 2019

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

Friends Fall Book Sale
10 AM – 7 PM
at Newtown Public Library
Details HERE

Family Night
4 PM – 5 PM
at Sharon Hill Public Library
Come and join for our 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

Storytime with Beth Kephart
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Hear from author and illustrator husband and wife duo Beth Kephart and William Sulit as they share their new picture book Trini’s Big Leap about a little gymnast who believes she can do anything until she has trouble building a castle… Afterward join forces with friends and family for a fun building challenge! No registration required.
Details HERE

Pizza party with Marshall
5:30 PM – 8 PM
at Charming Star Playroom 4627 West Chester pike, Newtown Square, PA
Join for a Pizza BYOB night! Purchase tickets online to secure your spot. Limited tickets sold to keep crowds under control for a comfortable and fun event for all. Pizza and drinks included for the family with purchase of tickets. Play, dance, have diner and party with your favorite Paw Patrol Pups!
Details HERE

Family Movie Night – Monster House
7 PM – 9 PM
at Roosevelt School 464 S Old Middletown Road, Media, PA
Family Movie Night at the Roosevelt School! Come out on Friday, October 4 to watch a fun Halloween movie outside with family and friends to get into the spooky spirit. The movie, Monster House will start at dusk (approx. 7PM). You are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, snacks, and beverages. Costumes are optional!
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

Saturday October 5, 2019

Bird Walks at Tyler Arboretum
8 AM – 10 AM
515 Painter Rd, Media, PA
Join Chris Weaver from Wild Birds Unlimited–Concordville to discover year-round residents and seasonal migrants, while learning the basics of bird identification. Families and beginners are welcome!
FREE for Tyler Arboretum members; FREE with admission; No pre-registration required
Details HERE

Haverford Township Day
10 AM – 3:30 PM
Darby Rd, Havertown, PA
Parade, Entertainment, Music on Three Stages Food, 200 Flea Market and Craft Vendors
Details HERE

2019 Aston Township Community Day and Parade
8 AM – 5 PM
Aston Community Center 3270 Concord Road, Aston PA
Begin the day with the annual parade from Neumann University beginning at 9:30 am and proceed south on Concord Road where it will be joined by the bike contest participants at the Giant Food Store parking lot and continue south on Concord Road to the Community Center where the Community Day festivities and the Aston Business Expo will begin.  Community Day Parade (not the bike contest) line up begins at 8:30 am at Neumann University (Concord Road entrance) (rain date Oct. 13th line up begins at 12:30 PM, parade at 1:00 PM)
Details HERE

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Oct 5th & 6th
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 with Chuck Root
9 AM – 11 AM
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

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Fire Plane
9 AM – 12 PM
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

Fall Fest
9 AM – 3 PM
at Holmes Presbyterian Church 375 Holmes Rd, Holmes PA
Plenty of activities for kids and families including:
* Ridley Police representing DARE
* Holmes Fire Company
* Story time with Disney princesses
* Face painting
* Pony rides
* Sand, spin and watercolor art
* Photo ops with Unicorn
* Pet/feed baby goats
* And much more!
This year, also hosting a Corn Hole tournament to benefit HeadStrong Foundation. First prize is a pair of tickets to the Eagles game on December 9th.
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.

Nature Tots!
10 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Children ages 3-5 and an adult are invited to explore nature with a refuge ranger! Participants will enjoy story-times, crafts, hikes, and more! Registration is required.
Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email to, so that we know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!
Details HERE

Abstract Paper Pumpkin
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $3 per project, ages 3+, supplies included
Details and registration info HERE

Newtown Square Keeping Kids Safe Project
10 AM – 4 PM
4700 W Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
FREE Family safety event featuring digital fingerprint and photo program for all of the children that attend!
*Rain or shine
Details HERE

Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Maill
10 AM – 4 PM
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA
A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family!
Tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate a variety of 18th-century skills. Family-friendly activities include hay rides, pumpkin painting and colonial games. Visitors can shop in the Colonial Market for unique, handcrafted items, and food will be available for purchase as well.
All ages; FREE admission; parking: $5 per car.
Details HERE

St. David’s Church Fair
10 AM – 4 PM
763 S. Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, PA
St. David’s 168th Fair is the longest-running church fair in the nation. Join us for a day of family fun and remarkable treasures. Get there early for great finds in the Fleas, Books and Second Hand Rose stalls and stay for the great food with everything from burgers and chili to omelets. The midway has great old-fashioned fun for the kids including St. David’s Train Ride!
Fair admission is $2 for adults and children, and children under four years old are free. There is a maximum cost of $10 per family. Active duty Military (with ID) and their immediate families are admitted for free.
Rain or Shine
Details HERE

Friends Fall Book Sale
10 AM – 5 PM
at Newtown Public Library
Details HERE

Saturday Morning Stories
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Haverford Township Free Library
Saturday Morning Stories is an all ages storytime. We’ll share books, songs, rhymes, and fun!
Details HERE

Once Upon a Garden
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
held at Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, located at 786 Church Rd., Wayne PA
Nature storytime and craft for ages 2-5. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.
No registration required.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Barnsie loves living alone in the bookstore and quietly reading at night, but all that changes when noisy, messy Noble moves in. These two set off on adventures Barnsie never saw coming. Can these two find a way to get along? Activities to follow
Details HERE

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
11 AM – 12:40 PM
at Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
After finding a coveted golden ticket in a candy bar, Charlie Bucket wins an exclusive tour of Willy Wonka’s magical sweets factory, a delectable wonderland of chocolate rivers, edible wallpaper, and “Pure Imagination!” Gene Wilder is a wonderful Wonka in this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless story.
Recommended for ages 8+
Adults: $5, Kids: $4
Details and ticket info HERE

Ardmore Open House
11 AM – 4 PM
The streets of Ardmore will come alive with pop-up shops, costume dog parade, sidewalk sales, live music, stilt walkers, food tastings, raffles, candy making and much more! Join for a day of food, fun, and shopping!
Details HERE

Yachtstock Rocktoberfest
11 AM – 9 PM
West End Boat Club 500 W 2nd St, Essington PA
Come join at this amazing, all day festival that benefits the children of Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia! 4 Stages, 40 Bands, all day long!
Music Festival, food, drink, beer garden, and fun for all ages
Details and ticket info HERE

Costume Dog Parade
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Ardmore Animal Hospital 24 E Athens Ave, Ardmore, PA
Bring your best friend in costume and enter the parade! Sponsored by Republic Bank Wynnewood on the lawn of the Ardmore Animal Hospital. Judging and prizes for winners! Parade begins at 11:30 am sharp, registration begins at 11:00 am. Adoption event following parade! Pre-registration open now! Categories • Best Costume • Best Duo (human/dog) • Most Creative Costume • Best Movie/Show Costume • Most Frightening
Details HERE

Coupon Classes
12 PM – 2 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
Come join as we learn the art of Couponing Tamara, back by popular demand! Tamara shares her secret on how to save money on all your favorite grocery items. Tell a friend, they’ll be glad you did!
Details HERE

Star Wars Day at Brandywine Zoo
12 PM – 3 PM
1001 N Park Dr. Wilmington DE
May the Force be with you! Bring your camera, as the Empire invades the Brandywine Zoo today! Meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters and even take photos with them! It’s free to take photos with the characters, but donations are encouraged. All donations will benefit the Delaware Zoological Society. Toy donations will be collected during the event by Garrison Carida® of the 501st Legion.
Members: Free | Non-members: Pre-sale tickets, $8/person (ages 3+), will be available online until they sell out.
Details and ticket info HERE

Makin’ Music

1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Suitable for ages 6 and under, but all are welcome.
Join Makin’ Music as they lead families in songs and rhythm chants.
Register online
Details HERE

Hamilton the Revolutionary
1 PM – 2 PM
at Tinicum Public Library
Join local historian Roger W. Arthur for a fascinating look at the life of Alexander Hamilton!
Details HERE

STEM Saturday: Catapults
1 PM – 2 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Catapult yourself into the library for an exciting STEM class. Construct a device to launch a projectile. Experiment with items of different weights to see how that effects the distance traveled. Students will be able to take their catapults home at the end of the session.
Third through 6th grade students are invited to sign-up for this unique hands-on experience sponsored by Agilent Technologies. LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.
Details and registration info HERE

Great Pumpkin Event
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the craft pumpkin, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join us to play chess, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun! All ages open chess every Saturday afternoon.
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join Mr. Dustin in creating amazing Lego structures accompanied by a different theme each week. Legos will be supplied. No Fee.
Ages: 6-11
Registration required
Details HERE

2nd Annual Main Line Fire Prevention Expo 2019
2 PM – 6 PM
at Devon Horse Show and Country Fair 22 Dorset Road, Devon, PA
Admission and parking are free.
This year we will again be featuring:
• Live house fire sprinkler demos
• Car fire & car rescue demos
• Medical helicopter landing
• Hands-on fire extinguisher demos
• Local fire company apparatus tours
• Antique fire engine rides for families
• Local restaurant vendors • Giveaways for kids
• Firehouse moon bounce • Face painting
• Free fire prevention kits
• Hands-on fire equipment demonstrations
Details HERE

Yoga for Kids
3 PM – 3:45 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Yoga class for ages 5-8 incorporating storytelling and music. Please bring a Yoga mat or towel!
Please register online, over the phone, or in-person.
Details HERE

Narberth Oktoberfest
5 PM – 9 PM
Sabine Park, Narberth, PA
The Main Line’s first and best Oktoberfest returns to Narberth Park for its tenth year!
– Proceeds will go to the Narberth Dickens Festival and the Friends of Sabine Park.
– The all-inclusive ticket price will admit you to the event, where you can enjoy live music, Oktoberfest food, beer and other beverages under lighted festival tents in the park.
This is a 21+ event, and  all IDs will be checked at the door.
– The first 250 ticket buyers are guaranteed to receive a 2019 complimentary souvenir mug.
Details and ticket info HERE

B.I.N.G.O. Night
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
at Yeadon Library
Friends Of The Yeadon Public Library and The Yeadon Public Library is having our Annual B.I.N.G.O. Night on Saturday October 5, 2019.
Come out and join for a night of fun, games and prizes!
Ticket purchases are now available.
Details HERE

Sunday October 6, 2019

Bird Walk with Eddie Parnum
9 AM – 11 AM
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 – Oct 5th & 6th
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

Junior Ranger Bird Walk
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Calling all nature-lovers ages 7 to 12! Join a Refuge Ranger on a nature walk as we discover birds of the refuge! Beginner’s welcomed with their favorite adult! Free and no registration necessary. Walk will begin at the Visitor Center and last approximately 1.5 hours. Dressing in comfortable shoes is recommended.
Details HERE

Upper Darby Pop Up Market
10 AM – 3 PM
at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School Parking Lot Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Details HERE

Media Food & Crafts Festival
10 AM – 5 PM
State Street Media PA
Rain Date: Oct.13th
Details HERE

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day – Art & Movement
10 AM – 5 PM
at The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Theme for October is Art and Movement with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Enjoy a day of family fun, filled with dance, music, and art.
10am – 4pm: Art Making
Practice gesture drawing—capturing a pose or movement—with live models from the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, learn ballet moves in our dance studio, make tutus and ribbon wands, and take a self-portrait at the Degas-inspired selfie station.
10:30am, 11:15am: Storytime
Baby Wordplay returns with multicultural stories and fun sing-alongs.
1 – 1:40pm, 2 – 2:40pm: Performance by Pennsylvania Ballet II and Fashion Show
Pennsylvania Ballet II performs their Ireland-inspired ballet ‘Celtic Fire’ in costumes designed by Jefferson University’s fashion design majors. After each performance, see a fashion show featuring the work of designers-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.
1 – 4pm: Interactive Art with Renegade Company
Take part in a re-creation of Matisse’s The Joy of Life, using hands-on weaving techniques. See the finished piece at our next family day event—on November 3—plus a dance performance that brings the art to life.
3 – 4:30pm Talk: “Dress the Dance”
How can clothing help tell a story? Learn about the creative process behind designing costumes from industry experts. See the final designs for ‘Celtic Fire’ up close during the discussion!
Details HERE and HERE

1¢ Days at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
10 AM – 5 PM
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is pay-what-you-wish (at least 1¢) on the first Sunday of every month. Children (12 & under) are always free.
Details HERE

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Zoo (Peek-a-Flap Series)
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Baby & Me Storytime continues 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

First Sundays for Families: Fairy Tale Fun
11 AM – 2 PM
at Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA
First Sundays for Families presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances. No registration necessary.
Awaken possibilities with innovative art activities inspired by Brandywine’s Cinderella & Co. – Three Fairy Tales Reimagined exhibition, along with a discussion and book signing with artist Jerry Pinkney and a lively performance by the Academy of International Ballet. The dancers will perform a variety of classical and contemporary works as well as excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet
Details HERE.

Springfield Family Day Festival
11 AM – 6 PM
Music, Food, Vendors, Moonbounce, Pony Rides, Zipline, Bungee Jumping and More!
Details HERE and HERE

Books and Treats Fundraiser
12 PM – 3 PM
at Lansdowne Landing 30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
Help to end homelessness and get some treats for your belly and your brain at this book and bake sale!
They will be raising funds for Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP) to help build a village of homes for people in need of homes and community.
They are accepting donations of books and baked goods for the sale.
Sign up to donate books, baked good, or time here:
Books for kids, adults – fiction and non-fiction.
Kids books are 4 for a $1
Adult paperbacks are 2 for $1
Adult Hardbacks are $1
A $20 donation means you can fill a bag with books.
Baked goods, cider and iced tea will be available for donations as well.
Details HERE

Fall Harvest & Great Pumpkin Patch Event
1 PM – 4 PM
at The Willows Park 490 Darby-Paoli Rd, Wayne, PA
Come spend the day enjoying pony rides, pumpkin picking, tractor rides, FREE raffle prizes, music & entertainment, and more! For more information please visit!
Important Information 2019!
LARGE pumpkins will be available to Radnor Township residents only. Registration is required in advance for LARGE PUMPKINS ONLY! Please visit to be directed to the FREE registration form. You must be pre-registered to receive a large pumpkin on event day. Only one large pumpkin per family is permitted. Small or medium pumpkins do not require advance registration.
Details HERE

Friends Fall Book Sale
1 PM – 4 PM
at Newtown Public Library
Details HERE

PAWS For Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at Helen Kate Furness Free Library
Can’t keep your PAWS off a good book? We challenge you to join Goldie’s Gang. Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special t-shirt! Students age 5 and up may sign up for as many as 3 of the 6 sessions on select Sundays and Tuesdays. Sign-ups in person in the library or call Ms. Lori @ 610-566-9331 x4 to schedule a specific 10 minute time period. No online registrations are available for this experience.
Details HERE

Charlie Zahm Celtic Concert
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Presbyterian Church 273 S Old Middletown Rd, Media, PA
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a strong baritone voice, Charlie weaves magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer with a repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. Keenly aware of his own Scottish and Irish heritage, he has collected several hundred popular selections and now performs them for thousands of fans up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across America. He also performs period North American music from the 18th and 19th centuries, including music of the War Between the States, and is often asked to appear at Civil War re-enactments and concerts, as well as Colonial and Early American themed events. He is one of the few singers in the world to be invited to sing live twice with Scotland’s “Black Watch.” Tad Marks joins on fiddle.
Details HERE


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  2. Wonderfully structured article and very useful information. Delaware County is brimming with things to do all-year-round, but I definitely love Fall-inspired events the most. Thank you for taking the time to put this comprehensive list together!
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