Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 5/28 – 5/31

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 5/28 – 5/31

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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

  • Radnor High School presents High School Musical Streaming Live May 27th – June 2nd Details, times and ticket info HERE
  • Memorial Day Weekend with the Museum of the American Revolution May 27th – 31st “Join the Museum over Memorial Day Weekend to pay tribute on-site and online to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families can reserve a free ticket online using code MEMDAY21, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal, which can be redeemed onsite with valid ID.” Details, schedule, ticket, times and more info HERE
  • Upland Borough Community Carnival  Wednesday, May 26th through Saturday, May 29th 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to Close, weather permitting at Bristol Lord Field Family ride specials on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Community Affairs Committee. Details HERE
  • Stories on the Porch at Media UP Library Friday May 28, then every Tuesday and Friday starting June 22 10 AM & 11 AM “Ages 0-5 On our covered porch Six families maximum. We are still taking safety precautions! Registration opens 2 days before the program here:” Details HERE
  • Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo Friday May 28 1 PM – 4 PM 1661 Harding Blvd Norristown, PA Families often consider their pets as members, and many enjoy sharing adventures with their dogs! As animal lovers, we acknowledge that a love of wildlife often goes hand-in-hand with pet ownership. 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 HERE
  • Ridley Park Swim Club Kickoff to Memorial Day Weekend Family Splash Party Friday May 28th 4 PM – 8:30 PM at Ridley Park Swim Club 610 Hancock St Ridley Park, PA Open to the public, members are free, non members/guests $5 per person, exact change requested, no glass permitted, food specials from snack bar, children under 18 must pass swim test to use the dives/slides and swim in water above their heads. Details HERE
  • Friday Night unWINEd at Shady Brook Farm May 7 to September 3, 2021 Gates open at 5:30pm Music starts at 6:30pm The party’s at our place all summer long and you’re invited! Enjoy live music by amazing bands in the Festival Field every Friday evening. Bring the whole family…we’ve got lots of activities for the kiddos, lawn games, food, drinks & fun! No outside food or drinks permitted. We have several food & drink vendors located throughout the Festival Field. Kids under 24 mo. are free! See page for more info on weather and rain cancelations. Details HERE
  • Bird Walk at Newlin Grist Mill Saturday May 29, 30 8 AM – 10 AM 219 Cheyney Rd Glen Mills PA “Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life! Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology. Families and beginners are welcome for these free bird walks! A limited number of binoculars are available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Participants should meet in front of the Visitor Center.” Details HERE
  • Hometown Heroes Car Show Saturday May 29  10 AM – 2 PM 1 Coebourn Blvd, Brookhaven, PA “First car show fundraiser benefitting the Brookhaven Borough Hometown Hero Banner Program. Vehicle entrance fee $20. Spectators are free admission. Awards for Top 20 people’s choice. 50/50, door prizes, food and fun! Co-hosted by The Delco Cruisers. Show is open to all makes and models. RAIN DATE SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021” Details HERE
  • Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at Sesame Place May 29 & 30 Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Sesame Place! Don’t miss physically distant photos with Elmo dressed in festive red, white and blue all weekend at Photos with Elmo & Friends. Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Be sure to watch us paint the sky red (and green and blue) from inside the park. This impressive display will certainly give you something to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend! Only on May 30, take in our spectacular fireworks display from a variety of physically distanced viewing areas available around the park!” Details, tickets and more info HERE
  • Makers Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 11 AM – 4 PM “Join on select weekends for a specialty market featuring custom creations by local vendors.
    Enjoy post-shopping refreshments with amazing food and drink from our boardwalk eateries or kick-back in a colorful hammock under a canopy of trees.” Details HERE 
  • The Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum opens daily May 29 through October 11. Runs weekdays 10am – 5pm and weekends 9am – 5pm “The Garden Railway display is a miniature world with a quarter mile track running through it. It features loops and tunnels, bridges and trestles and all of the small-scale buildings are created entirely of natural materials.” Details, tickets and more info HERE
  • Liberty Flea Market at Cherry Street Pier Saturday & Sunday May 29th & 30th 10 AM – 5 PM 121 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA Enjoy a collection of top-of-the-line vendors from the Philadelphia area. Details HERE
  • Breakfast with the Giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo May 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
  • ***Marcus Hook Parade has been rescheduled to November 13th due to impending inclimate weather on Saturday May 29th.*** Details HERE Marcus Hook Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 29th 12 PM starting on 10th Street at the Marcus Hook Trainer line. At Market Street the parade will head south and conclude at Market Square Memorial Park, the Borough’s beautiful waterfront park.“The parade will feature a number of marching bands, musical groups, and organizations including the Chester County Antique Car Club, South Philly String Band, Quaker City String Band, Ferko String Band, Avalon String Band, West Powelton Steppers – official 76ers drum team, Media Dixies, the Valley Forge Highlanders, and of course Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty.”“Ed Dougherty and Ed Keegan will both be serving as Grand Marshal in this year’s parade. Ed Dougherty delivered mail in Marcus Hook back in the 1960’s and as it turns out delivered his own draft notice to himself for the Vietnam War. Ed served in the United States Army, reaching the rank of Sergeant, and was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. Ed went on to become a successful professional golfer on the PGA and Senior PGA tours. Ed Keegan was born in the Borough of Marcus Hook and resided on McClenachan Terrace during the early years of his life. Ed served in the US Army from August, 1966 – August, 1968 as a Military Police Officer, reaching the rank of Sergeant and was stationed at Fort Benning, GA. Ed now resides in Upper Chichester, PA.”DetailsHERE
  • The Philly POPS presents the fifth annual Comcast NBCUniversal Memorial Salute & Fireworks at the Mann Saturday May 29th Doors to the venue will open at 6PM Led by guest conductor Byron Stripling, the POPS will perform a stirring line-up of patriotic anthems, Great American Songbook classics, and showtunes, with fan-favorite vocalists Ryan Shaw, DeAndre Simmons, and Alita Moses, along with a featured trumpet performance from Artistic Director for Jazz Terell Stafford. End the evening under the stars with a special fireworks display! “In celebration of those who serve, free tickets will be provided for veterans, active military, Philadelphia police officers, and firefighters. Limited socially-distanced seating will be available for veteran, military, police, firefighter, and first responder groups. Special ticket links will be available through affiliated bases and organizations. Limited tickets available to the general public.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Memorial Day Special at West Chester Railroad Sunday May 30 12 PM – 1:30 PM 230 E Market St, West Chester, PA
    “Enjoy a 90 minute round trip to Glen Mills and return on a peaceful Sunday afternoon while remembering those who have served. All veterans, active military, police, fire, EMS, and first responders ride for a special reduced fare!
    Adults – $20 Children (2-12) – $15 Military, Police, Fire, EMS, First Responders – $5 Under 2 ride free!” Details HERE
  • Ardmore Spring Music Festival Sunday May 30 12 PM – 5 PM at Schauffele Plaza 35 Cricket Ter Ardmore, PA Bring the entire family out for a day of live music, food, & kid’s zone! Details and ticket info HERE
  • Silly Joe Performs at Suburban Square in Ardmore Sunday May 30 2 PM – 5 PM Anderson & Coulter Avenue Ardmore, PA The kiddos will love Silly Joe with his guitar, a wig, a kazoo, boxer shorts and a lot of Silly movements! Details HERE
  • Radnor Memorial Day Parade Monday May 31st 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM “Gather friends and family to enjoy this time-honored traditions. From veterans to classic cars, fire trucks to marching bands enjoy seeing the parade pass by along Lancaster Avenue From The Radnor Financial Center to the Center of Wayne. then at the parade’s end, join in honoring the veterans at the South Wayne Avenue Memorial.” Details HERE
  • The Peony Festival at Chadds Ford May 15th – 31st 4313 S. Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA Drive thru and walk through options available. Details and ticket 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
  • Pick Your Own Strawberries at Linvilla Orchards Pick-Your-Own is open Monday-Friday from 8AM – 4PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM – 5PM.Weather and Crop Permitting. There is a pre-paid $7 minimum charge per person to pick.  Each person 12 months and older must purchase a ticket online.  This ticket gains you entry to our fields and credit toward $7 worth of fruit per person.”  Details and ticket info 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
  • Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village May will be Strawberry Month at Peddler’s Village 2400 Street Road New Hope, PA Every day in May, savor strawberry-themed food and drink specials at our restaurants and eateries. Stop by on weekends for live entertainment and strawberry treats served at outdoor food tents. 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
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park 121 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA Opens for the season May 26th “Spruce Street Harbor Park makes for cool, Summertime memories, with colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful trees adorned in technicolored lights, local craft beers, and delicious food from some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants.” 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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