Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 5/14 – 5/16

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 5/14 – 5/16

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**Please note that changes can occur at anytime to any of these events due to safety regulations and Social Distancing precautions or weather. Be sure to check with each venue and keep up to date on their social media pages for updates, changes, closures and more. Also be sure to check individual pages **

Looking for places to walk or hike? Check out our round up of Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Trails, Parks and Places to Walk and Hike HERE

  • St. George Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival May 13th – 16th THU 3pm-9pm • FRI 11am-10pm • SAT 11am-10pm • SUN 11am-9pm 30 East Forge Road, Media, PA “Come and enjoy homemade authentic Greek food – Order Online or In Person and feel free to enjoy your meal in our Outdoor Dining Tent. Take-out Wine, Beer, and Greek Homemade Spirits also available for purchase.” Details and menu HERE
  • Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo Friday May 14th 1 PM – 4 PM 1661 Harding Blvd Norristown,PA“We are excited to encourage a deeper appreciation for all animals by inviting owners to bring their dogs to visit the zoo on select days.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown select shows Friday May 7th – Sunday May 16th at Ridley High School 901Morton Ave. Folsom, PA Join at Ridley High School for the RDG’s Spring Musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” (Revised Edition)! Limited Socially Distant Indoor Seating, Limited Streaming available. Saturday Outdoor Picnic Performance on RHS grounds! Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • FREE Family Song Bird Walk Saturday May 15th 8 AM – 9:30 AM Congregation Beth Israel of Media 542 S. New Middletown Road Media, PA Join Nature Photographer Amanda Slattery for a walk in nature to discover all the local song birds who live in Delaware County. We’ll listen and look for sounds of Spring! Bring along your cameras and binoculars!
    Amanda will also give us tips and tricks for photographing those flighty feathered friends. You must be quick to capture their best side! Families will also receive an “I Spy” birding sheet to keep a tally of the birds we see and hear. At the conclusion of the walk we’ll have a few crafty tables set up to make-and-take. This event is capped at 20 registered (25 total including Amanda and TCLR staff.) Log into our registration system to sign up all members of your party!” Details HERE
  • Bird Walk with Chuck Root and Emily Dodge Saturday May 15th 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. There are restrooms and a water fountain near the trailhead. Please keep your mask on while at the refuge.
    Registration Required! Please email Wingyi at wingyi_kung@fws.gov with the number of people in your group and a contact phone number.” Details HERE
  • Aston Township Second Annual Community Yard Sale Saturday May 15th 8 AM – 2 PM Details and interactive Google Link with locations HERE
  • Breakfast with the Giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM 1661 Harding Blvd Norristown, PA “Enjoy a delicious, socially-distanced outdoor breakfast buffet, right next to our three towering giraffes. After you’ve cleared your plate, you’ll enjoy an exclusive giraffe feeding! Space is limited for this event, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets!” Details, pricing and reservation info HERE and HERE
  • 8th Grade Car Wash at Notre Dame de Lourdes Saturday May 15th 9 AM – 3 PM 990 Fairview Rd Swarthmore, PA Please come to support the 8th grade graduation fundraiser. $5 for cars $10 for Truck/SUV/Van Details HERE 
  • 2nd Annual Slide-A-Thon at Smith Memorial Playground Saturday May 15th 9 AM – 8 PM 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA Enjoy private and exclusive access to the historic Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and compete for the highest number of slides during your time slot to support Smith!Can you beat last year’s winning record of 405 slides by the 23rd Street Posse? This event will adhere to the latest CDC guidelines for cleanliness and social distancing.” Details, tickets, pricing and more info HERE
  • Public Archaeology at Newlin Grist Mill Saturday May 15th 10 AM – 3 PM 219 Cheyney Rd Glen Mills, PA Public Archaeology is back at Newlin! Learn about the history that lies beneath our feet as our staff archaeologist conducts excavations in the historic area. Please note, for this season we will not be allowing hands-on public participation, but visitors will have the opportunity to watch the archaeologists work and talk to them about the process and their finds!” Details HERE
  • Naturally Awesome Days: Fine Feathered Friends at The Academy of Natural Sciences Saturday May 15th 10 AM – 5 PM 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA “Enjoy a themed family-led activity and get a take-home craft kit to show off all the awesome science that we have to offer. Investigate the feathered friends found in the dioramas, and learn what makes them so unique. Take home a craft kit to create your own fine feathered friend, and flock together to have a fun time with your whole family.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Allsion DeSalvo’s World of Song – Outdoor YogAmi-Kids Yoga Turtle World Saturday May 15th 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM at Little Crum Creek Park 110 Harvard Ave Swarthmore PA “Kids and family members are invited to join Allison for a special creative time together. No experience necessary. Highly Recommended one adult assist and or participate with younger children. Parent’s will be notified night before class as to any changes due to weather.

    ATTIRE: Children must dress for outside with warm clothes, hats, gloves and shoes/boots. Masks are required by the borough of Swarthmore. Inclement Weather: Class will be held via Zoom – join meeting from your home. Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to meeting.

    $12.00 /1 class (Free for siblings at home.)
    $10.00 /when registering for 2 or more classes in the winter or spring series.
    $15 Drop in Rate for outdoor classes.
    RESERVATIONS & REGISTRATION REQUIRED!” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Sisterly Love Food Fair at Cherry Street Pier Saturday May 15th 11 AM – 3 PM 121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA It’s time to unite, eat, and enjoy physically distanced fun at the Sisterly Love Food Fair at Cherry Street Pier “Dreamed-up by local restaurateurs, the Sisterly Love Food Fair is a women-led initiative to promote Philadelphia-based and women-run hospitality businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, through traveling food markets. Shop pre-packaged items ranging from baked goods and handmade pasta to ramen kits and artisanal condiments. The fair makes it easy to shop small, shop local, and shop women. Each market boasts food-centric and giftable offerings everyone is sure to love.” Details and list of vendors HERE
  • Sheep Shearing and Textiles at Colonial Plantation Saturday May 15th 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM 3900 North Sandy Flash Dr. Newtown Square, PA Come to the Plantation on Saturday, May 15th, and see our rare breed sheep lose their fleece. We will have Eva Mergen, one of our farmers, explain how to shear and then demonstrate the skill by using hand shears. We will also have people demonstrating most of the steps for turning that wool into cloth for clothing, and visitors will have an opportunity to card wool. We will explain how to care for sheep, what they eat, and the advantages of various breeds. There will also be a chance to learn about our other farm animals including our horses, ox, pigs, chickens, geese, and turkeys. There will be hearth cooking, garden, farm, and house tours. Enjoy a day in the country that is very close to home. Shearing times are 11:30 and 1:30 (times may be subject to change). ” Details and ticket info HERE
  • MusicMan Festival Saturday May 15th 12 PM – 4 PM 2900 State Rd, Drexel Hill, PA “Enjoy a family-fun day out at this beautiful location and support a great cause!
    Proceeds from the event go to supporting the MusicMan Academy camps, lessons, and musical instrument donations for Upper Darby kids and for kids throughout Delaware County.
    Live Professional Musicians under the Big Top! Great Local Food & Beverage Free Activities Sweet Artist & Artisan Lineup Raffle Prizes & More!” Details and list of artisans HERE
  • Harry’s Hands to Help & Heal Be Kind to Your Mind Event Saturday May 15th 2 PM – 5 PM at Merry Place Park 600 Glendale Rd. Havertown, PA  In attendance will be Mimi the face painter, Brooke the Clown with giveaways, craft tables for the children, child guidance, lower Merion counseling, AFSP, child & family focus, Girls Sparks, Peters Place, keep Delco smiling, many more resources, & tons of vendors ! Details HERE
  • Chadds Ford Historical Society Spring Art Show at Thornbury Farm Saturday May 15th 3 PM – 8 PMFor the first time this year, the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) will host a special spring festival, featuring exhibiting artists, live music, food and beverages. This one-day, free event will take place on Saturday, May 15th, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the historic circa 1709 Thornbury Farm, a popular event venue at 1256 Thornbury Rd, West Chester, PA 19382.
    Enjoy live music, food, beverages and artwork while purchasing a piece to support a great cause. Our beehive oven bread will also be available for purchase, which was baked in the John Chads House by our baker, Lise Taylor. The bread has been frozen to maintain freshness in preparation for the event. Purchase a loaf to take home and enjoy! All the bread sales and part of the proceeds from the sale of the art will benefit CFHS, a non-profit community-based organization.” Details HERE and HERE
  • Harry Potter Trivia Night Aboard the Strasburg Rail Road Saturday May 15th 6 PM – 6:45 PM Ideal for ages 15 and older and great for trivia teams! Reservations are required! Details, reservation info and ticket info HERE
  • 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament and Family Movie Night Saturday May 15th 7:30 PM at Aston Middletown Little League Baseball Field 5515 Pennell Rd, Media, PA “Join us for our 2nd annual Cornhole Tournament and Family Movie Night. Teams of two will compete to be named AMLL’s Cornhole champions of 2021! The cost to enter the tournament is $50 per team ($25 per person). Please bring your own bags and boards. Payment should be made via Venmo to @kevin-myers-49.
    The Sandlot will be shown at dusk. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets to get comfy for the show! Food will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Raffle baskets and 50/50 tickets will be available throughout the day and winners will be announced the night of the competition.” Details HERE
  • 1st Annual Delco Has Your Six Event Sunday May 16th 9 AM – 3 PM at Rose Tree Park 1671N Providence Rd, Media PA Bring the whole family for a day of fun!!!! Please invite others to come. We have 50+ vendors lined up. We also have 20+ police departments participating. We will also have a 50/50 drawing and basket raffles. There are over 70 raffle items. I will also be selling shirts, yard signs and blue line flags for the event. Any proceeds will go to purchasing items needed and support for the Blue and also to assist families in the Delco area that are faced with trauma of losing a loved one in the line of duty.” Details HERE
  • Philadelphia Royal Princess Ball Sunday May 16th 9 AM at Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel 480 North Gulph Road King of Prussia, PA “Get ready for a day of magical fun for the whole family, brought to you by Dream Parties! You’ll get an amazing opportunity to meet and greet your favorite princesses! Dream Parties is bringing to you a one of a kind event with all new stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities and more for some magical entertainment ! Your little one will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, learn some ballroom dance moves and more.  Our event is geared towards your 3 – 7 year old princess fan, though all are welcome! Fun filled and interactive Princess Balls are our specialty. We bring them to many cities and enjoy meeting thousands of our little friends!” Details, tickets and reservation info HERE
  • Linvilla Orchards Antique Car Show Sunday May 16th 9 AM – 3 PM at Linvilla Orchards Details HERE
  • Flower Crown Making with Mom Sunday May 16th 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Linwood Park Ardmore hosted by by Lulu’s Casita and Friends of Linwood Park Join lulu’s and Friends of Linwood Park for a fun filled morning to celebrate Mom!
    Flower crown Making with mom (all supplies will be provided)
    Complimentary “mommy & me” 📸 micro session to show off your creations with Alicia Barrios Photography! Light refreshments will be provided but to make it more fun pack a picnic basket with your favorite treats and don’t forget your picnic blanket! Suggested donation: $45 (includes mom and up to two kids, extra child $10 to cover flower supplies) to sign up please email info@luluscasita.com
    Details HERE
  • POP-UP Shopping Day at Media Free Store Sunday May 16th 12 PM – 3 PM 350 West State St. Media, PA Join for a fun time shopping at this awesome and amazing FREE STORE! Details HERE
  • School of Rock Rock on the River Sunday May 16th 12 PM – 5 PM at Race Street Pier in Philadelphia Enjoy this high-energy afternoon of live music, performed by students as they take over the adjacent Race Street Pier and show off their amazing talents in this Spring showcase. This is a free, ticketed event. Details, list of performances and ticket info/registration HERE
  • Family Art Workshop: Surprising Color Sunday May 16th 1 PM – 3 PM at Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, PA “Let’s play with color! In this family art workshop, we’ll explore different ways that we can use color to convey emotion, ideas, and stories within the springtime rainbow setting of the garden.$5 General Admission $2 SW Neighbors/ACCESS Cardholders Workshop takes place outdoors & socially-distanced. Registration is limited.” Details and registration info HERE
  • Spring / Blossom Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards  on the weekends in the Spring. Hayride Hours:  12pm – 4pm while the weather is nice and the trees are in bloom. $7.00 per person. Tickets available online. Weather permitting.  Please call 610-876-7116 to verify hayrides are running before visiting. Details HERE
  • Media Farmers Market Sundays 10 AM – 1 PM Edgmont St. between Media Elementary and Barrall Field  every Sunday from now until November from 10am to 1pm. Make sure you plan to come every week – during the growing season new items are arriving at the Market all the time! Details HERE
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest May 7th – September 26th 101 South Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA Roller Skating, food, carnival games, rides, Carnival treats and more.  Details and advance roller skating ticket purchases HERE
  • Philadelphia Film Society Drive in at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Friday Various films throughout the weekend Admiral Peary Way &, League Island Blvd, Philadelphia, PA Movies and ticket info HERE
  • Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink Friday, April 30 through Sunday, June 27 Hour-long sessions will be offered to the public Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.  The rink’s retro-inspired design will feature a checkerboard floor and market lights. A colorful installation of overhead hula-hoops – designed and fabricated by Philadelphia’s Lucky Dog Studio – will add even more whimsy to the space. Rink patrons should book sessions in advance through an online reservation system. Details, pricing and more info HERE
  • Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards Saturdays and Sundays 12 PM – 6 PM (weather dependent) Food Truck will be onsite each day, Fire Pits & Patio Heaters, Ship Bottom will have a social distance program and contact-less environment in place for your safety.  Seating will be first come first serve. Details HERE
  • Shofuso 2021 Children’s Days May 1st –16th Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA “Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrating children’s health, happiness, and family unity. In honor of the holiday, Shofuso celebrates Children’s Day every year with festive on-site displays of Japanese Samurai Armors (Kabuto) and carp streamers (Koinobori). Come to Shofuso with your family and friends to see this seasonal decoration, feed carps in the pond and enjoy the view of the Japanese garden with blooming Azaleas.” Details HERE
  • Adventure Aquarium Camden NJ – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Penn Museum Philadelphia PA – Advance tickets required – Be sure to check out their newest exhibit – Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaelogical Science, “where you can see archaeology through an entirely new lens. It takes visitors behind-the-scenes to be a part of what happens inside the research labs — an important part of archaeological discovery — giving them a closer look (up to 26,000x closer!) at the artifacts that are on display and the innovative technology that researchers use to uncover hidden information about the past.” Details HERE
  • Franklin Institute Philadelphia PA – Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition February 13, 2021 – July 18, 2021- “In its exclusive, limited run in Philadelphia, the exhibition will inspire visitors of all ages to develop and expand their creative skills through a multitude of activities that will stimulate the senses while empowering creativity and imagination.” Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Wonderspaces 27 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA Details, tickets and hours HERE
  • Please Touch Museum Philadelphia PA Details HERE
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia PA Advance Reservation Required Details HERE
  • Franklin Square in Philadelphia Park & Attraction Hours March 19-April 18: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Details and more HERE
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia PA – Experience BIG TIME, Philadelphia Zoo’s new prehistoric exhibit. Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Elmwood Park Zoo Norristown, PA – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Brandywine Zoo Wilmington, DE Details HERE
  • Tyler Arboretum Media, PA Details HERE
  • Morris Arboretum Philadelphia, PA Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Putt Putt Fun Center 5300 W Baltimore Pike Clifton Heights, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Bettes Family Fun Center Aston, PA Details HERE
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Springfield PA Details HERE
  • Sky Zone Glen Mills PA Details HERE
  • Jumpers Family Fun Zone Newtown Square PA Advance Reservations Required Details HERE
  • Arnold’s Family Fun Center Oaks PA Details HERE
  • Diggerland USA West Berlin, NJ Details HERE
  • Strasburg Railroad Ronks PA Advance Tickets required Details HERE
  • Knoebels 391 Knoebels Blvd Route 487 Elysburg, PA Details HERE

 



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