Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 5/7 – 5/9

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 5/7 – 5/9

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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

  • 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
  • May First Friday at Cherry Street Pier Friday May 7th 4 PM This First Friday will be the best one yet with the debut of two more stupendous exhibitions — resident artist Ed Marion’s Fat Man, Smiling and Pennsylvania Ballet’s Spread Your Wings in partnership with Mural Arts.
    The second Cherry Street Pier exhibition by resident artist Ed Marion is a series of 120 self-portraits made over a 40-year period showcasing Marion in various seasons of his life. Made through good times and bad, they are the residue of the performance of sitting before a mirror and trying one’s best to see who one really is. On display through May 30.
    Pennsylvania Ballet’s Spread Your Wings in partnership with Mural Arts is a dynamic display of photography, video, an indoor mural, and live performances to inspire creativity and personal engagement with dance and storytelling. On display through June 6. RSVP for Opening Night.
    Gather the family for a fun paint night with resident artist Portside Arts Center. Create masterpieces for your home or to gift to your favorite person. All ages and skill levels welcome.
    See the Pier’s resident artists at work in their studios and purchase an original piece of artwork, too.
    Find delectable seasonal fare and local brews at the grand reopening of The Philly River Stroll Garden Restaurant. Plus, enjoy Philly favorites, French Toast Bites, and Rita’s Italian Ice. Details HERE
  • Family Art Night: Dance & Storytelling Friday May 7th 6:30 PM – 8 PM at Cherry Street Pier
    ​121 N. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia PA
    Enjoy a fun and creative night out with the entire family at our monthly Family Art Night! During this 1.5 hour long workshop on Friday nights, parents and kids will collaborate on art projects and work together to create something everyone can be proud of. This class allows for some quality family bonding time and is a great kick-off to the weekend! This Family Art Night, families will collaborate to create marionettes together! Cherry Street Pier is hosting the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Spread Your Wings, a public exhibition opening on May 7th which features photography, video, an indoor mural, and live performances to inspire creativity and personal engagement with dance and storytelling. Our project will focus on the concept of dance, movement and storytelling to follow the theme of the exhibition. *$20 for the whole family Details and ticket info HERE
  • Saturday Spring Market Saturday May 8th 10 AM – 3 PM 117 W Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA Shop in the spring sunshine while supporting locally-owned small businesses!The Saturday Club’s first ever Saturday Spring Market will debut on May 8th from 10AM to 3PM in the parking lot of our Clubhouse located at 117 W. Wayne Avenue. Similar to our Holiday Market, this shopping event showcases local artisans, business owners and entrepreneurs. This is a cashless event! Credit cards or Venmo required to shop. Social distancing protocols will be in place and all guests & volunteers are required to wear a mask. Details and list of vendors HERE
  • Butterfly Exhibit Opening at Sister Cities Park Saturday May 8th 11 AM – 12 PM 18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA  Sister Cities Park is fluttering with excitement! This afternoon, the Discovery Garden will debut its latest art installation of handmade butterfly displays, created by children in Philadelphia Parks & Recreation programs. Butterfly-themed fun will include a storytime with the Butterfly Queen, crafts and a live butterfly release with the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion.” Details HERE
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at KOP Town Center Saturday May 8th 11:30 AM The King of Prussia Town Center is in bloom! On Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, join us for live music by Liz & Eddy and a pop-up floral cart by Posh & Bloom. Shop beautiful floral bouquets for your mom while enjoying live entertainment on our green space! Details HERE
  • Sheep Shearing and Textiles at Colonial Plantation Saturday May 8th & 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 8th or 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
  • Science Saturday- Seeds the Day Saturday May 8th 12 PM – 4 PM at Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE In cooperation with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read, learn how plants grow from seeds and how birds help them travel. Make your own bird feeder from recycled materials.
    Bonus: This week we’ll be joined by our friends from the Delaware Museum of Natural History who will be providing some extra fun! Create your own biodegradable seed planter and celebrate spring with a special butterfly craft!
    Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges at Science Saturday. Activities are included in regular admission and free for Hagley members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 12 to 4 p.m. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. Details 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
  • Mother’s Day Fishing at Linvilla Orchards Sunday May 9th 8 AM – 4 PM Mothers fish free with paid child’s admission! Enjoy a day at the lake with the whole family! Details HERE and ticket info HERE
  • Media Farmers Market Sunday May 9th 10 AM – 1 PM Edgmont St. between Media Elementary and Barrall Field Then, join us 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
  • Mother’s Day Love and Appreciation on East Passyunk Ave. in Philadelphia Sunday May 9th Spend Mother’s Day (May 9th) on East Passyunk with entertainment, eats, gifts, and so much more! Details HERE
  • Mother’s Day Express at West Chester Railroad Sunday May 9th 12 PM & 2 PM Take Mom on a 90 minute round trip train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on her special day. During your brief layover in Glen Mills, you will be able to explore the historic Glen Mills train station as well as our picnic grove along the Chester Creek. All Moms ride for a special reduced fare! Details HERE
  • Mother’s Day KALMAR NYCKEL Ship Appearance Sunday May 9th 12 PM – 4 PM 620 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE Celebrate Mother’s Day with a free visit to the Wilmington Riverfront to see Kalmar Nyckel, The Tall Ship of Delaware and hear the ship’s Captain and crew share stories from a dockside tent behind Iron Hill Brewery, 620 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE. Ladies will receive a fresh-cut carnation courtesy of Kenny Family ShopRite Stores and the Kenny Family Foundation.
    We regret no tours are available due to COVID-19. Safe outdoor fun!
    Details HERE
  • PECO Family Jams: Tuna Can Assemblages Sunday May 9th 12 PM – 4 PM at Philadelphia Magic Gardens 1020 South Street Philadelphia, PA In talking about his use of found objects and salvaged material, Isaiah Zagar, the creator of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, once said: “There’s just about everything here, even the kitchen sink.” Join us in creating small fantastical worlds inside tuna cans, using colorful castoffs such as beads, buttons, broken tile, bits of mirror, scraps of fabric, and anything else we can find. If you’re not able to join us at PMG, visit this page on May 9th for an instructional video that lets you craft along at home. PECO Family Jams are PMG’s one-of-a-kind, family-oriented programs, featured every second Sunday of the month between NOON and 4:00 PM. Visitors will receive a FREE Craft Kit with admission while supplies last. No reservations are required for PECO Family Jams, but admission tickets should be purchased in advance here. Details HERE
  • Mother’s Day Weekend with the Museum of the American Revolution May 7th – 10th 101 South Third Street Philadelphia, PA This Mother’s Day Weekend learn about the diverse women that played vital, often unsung roles on the home front and with armies on campaign during the Revolutionary War. Join the Museum on-site and online to explore the stories of the Baroness von Riedesel, Two Kettles Together, camp followers, and more. Plus, pick up a free carnation courtesy of the Museum to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the revolutionary mother figure in your life.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Opening Weekend Friday May 7th – Sunday May 9th 101 South Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA Roller Skating, food, carnival games, rides, Carnival treats and more. Plus, join for the Opportunity for Entrepreneurs (OFE) Market on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Details and advance roller skating ticket purchases HERE
  • Mother’s Day Celebration at Sesame Place Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 4:00 PM Celebrate Mom with a fun-filled visit to Sesame Place and a special Mother’s Day Dine with Elmo & Friends! Enjoy a delicious and safe buffet meal with your favorite furry friends and all moms will receive a rose. Take a spin on the rides, catch your favorite Sesame Street shows and don’t miss our surprise, mini parades throughout the day! Dine with Elmo & Friends is an additional charge and reservations are required. Details, pricing, tickets and reservation info HERE
  • Philadelphia Film Society Drive in at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Friday May 7th – Sunday May 9th 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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