Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 7/30 – 8/1

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 7/30 – 8/1

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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

  • Disney’s Jungle Cruise Invites Fans to the Cherry Hill Mall to Experience an Immersive Floral Display and Enter to Win $1,000! Wednesday, July 28th through Sunday, August 1st at Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill NJ in Cherry Hill Mall Grand Court Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures celebrates the release of their new action-adventure film, JUNGLE CRUISE, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, with an immersive display at Cherry Hill Mall. Beginning on Wednesday, July 28th, shoppers at the Cherry Hill Mall will be able to enter the world of JUNGLE CRUISE with an immersive floral display by Jennifer Designs. Visitors will be able to take their photo with the display and by posting to social media with the designated hashtags, be eligible to win prizes, including Fandango tickets to see the movie in theaters and one grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card! Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE will be available in theaters and on Disney+ with premier access on Friday, July 30th.
  • Upper Darby Summer Stage presents Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus July 28th, 29th & 30th Details and ticket info HERE
  • Mainstage at Summer Stage presents Tuck Everlasting the Musical performances Friday July 30th – Saturday August 7th Details and ticket info HERE
  • Outdoor Family Story Time Friday, July 30 at 10 AM at Ridley Township Library for ages 5 and under.  In-person program. Story time is back this summer!  Bring your blanket and join us outside in our library courtyard (located next to our children’s library) for stories and music.   Story time will be held outdoors, please check email and our Ridley Township Public Library Facebook page for weather related announcements. Registration required, space limited Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Veterans Memorial Park hosted by Marple Public Library Friday July 30th 10 AM – 10:30 AM 354 Lawrence Road Broomall, PA Join every Friday in July and August for outdoor storytime in the gazebo at Veterans Memorial Park on Lawrence Road! Stories, songs, rhymes, wiggles, and fun! Recommended for kids ages 5 and under but all are welcome! No registration required. Masks (for ages 2+) and social distancing in effect.  Feel free to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Playground fun encouraged afterwards! Details HERE
  • Stories on the Porch Friday July 30th 10 AM – 10:30 AM at Media-Upper Providence Free Library Children ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome) are invited to sing, listen to stories, do movement activities and watch puppets on our covered porch. Registration is limited to six families. (May increase based on current conditions.) Please follow current CDC guidelines. Please note that weekly storytimes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are all the same each week, so please pick one day of the week that best works for your family.  Program may be cancelled for inclement weather (very stormy or very hot). Please check your email before heading out. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Crum Creek Park Friday July 30th 11 AM – 11:30 AM Join Mr. Scott for a socially distant outdoor storytime!  We will read books, sing songs, and do some movement activities. Bring a blanket or chairs if you would like! Please follow CDC guidlines for masking.  In the event of bad weather or the threat of bad weather, storytime will be cancelled for the day. Please check your email the day of the storytime if things are looking iffy. Registration is per family/group, not individual. Little Crum Creek Park is located at the corner of Swarthmore Ave. and Cresson Ave.” Details HERE
  • Artspirations! Tie Dye T-shirts! Friday July 30th 1 PM – 4 PM at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch Front Lawn For this program we’ll be Tie-Dying t-shirts. (A note of caution:  Don’t wear white clothes!)  Actually doing the tie-dye goes pretty quickly, but only a couple people will be dying at a time.  You’ll take the shirt home with you along with instructions for setting the dye so all the color doesn’t come out onto your other clothes in the wash. Artspirations is a drop in art program for teens, so you can work on the art project anytime between 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Each week we will do a different art activity outdoors.  We’ll provide the materials, you bring the creativity and positive vibes.  Everyone must wear a mask during the event.  This program is open to teens entering grades 6-12 in the Fall.  Register separately for each of the events.” Details HERE
  • Summer Quest Craft Extravaganza Friday July 30th 2 PM – 6 PM at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Sellers Memorial Branch All Ages Welcome! Come celebrate the summer at Sellers Memorial Branch and have lots of fun playing outdoor games, making endless amounts of crafts, and eating water ice!!! Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are strongly recommend. Details HERE
  • Friday Night Music | Soul, Rap/Spoken Word Friday July 30th 5 PM – 7:30 PM at Suburban Square in Ardmore Rae.Dianz (pronounced Radiance) relocated to Philadelphia in 2018, found the open mic scene, and made her place within it after dropping her first EP on SoundCloud ‘Buochic’. After 3 years, she’s working on her debut album, Rhapsody, that also ties into her visual art under the name, Rhapsody by Rae, a brand focused on casting a beautiful perspective on mental health and its treatment. Details HERE
  • Harry’s Hands To Healp & Heal Birthday Cake & Ice Cream Social Friday July 30th 6 PM – 8 PM at 600 Glendale Rd, Havertown, PA  Join at Merry Place Park for a Free community event.Ice cream/cake social in honor of Harry’s Birthday. Face painting, crafts ,raffles, & prizes! Details HERE
  • Swarthmore Farmers Market Saturdays 9 AM -12 PM Park Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue, Swarthmore PA. Details HERE
  • History at Work at Newlin Grist Mill Saturday July 31st 10 AM – 3 PM
    Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series.
    In 2021, the program will take place on the last Saturday of the month from July through October, 10am-3pm. Planned demonstrations will include: July – Millwrighting
    “History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages. Demonstrations this season will not include hands-on participation and will be socially distanced for health and safety. Details HERE
  • The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to Cherry Hill Mall Saturday July 31st 10 AM – 7 PM Find the big pink truck in parking lot by the Food Court entrance near JCPenney. Event is while supplies last. Details HERE
  • Franklin Square 15th Birthday Celebration Saturday July 31st 10 AM – 10 PM Join Historic Philadelphia, Inc., to celebrate the 15th birthday of Franklin Square with a full day AND evening of fun! On Saturday, July 31, highlights from Summer Splash in Franklin Square will be showcased throughout the day, in addition to Franklin Square favorites Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98.
    10 am – 12 pm: Free crafts for kids
    10 am – 10 pm: Fun games such as cornhole and Connect4 in the Games Tent
    10:30 – 11:30 am: Free Yoga Class
    11 – 11:15 am: Storytime in the Square
    11 am – 4 pm: Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches
    One of three award-winning Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches is in Franklin Square. Hear riveting stories of our nation’s history in the places where they actually happened. Specially-trained, uniformed storytellers delight and entertain with free, short 3-to-5-minute stories while sharing the secrets of Philadelphia’s and America’s history.
    11 am & noon: The African American Museum in Philadephia will offer 40-minute Griot Tales interactive performances.
    11:30 am:  Guided Story Walk (bilingual Mandarin and English)
    Noon – 10 pm: Franklin Square Fountain Show
    With FREE daily performances every 30 minutes, the 181-year-old historic fountain dazzles with a choreographed water spectacular with lights. Each performance is a selection of one of six songs.
    Noon: Happy Birthday, Franklin Square! with Benjamin Franklin and free animal crackers for kids
    12:15 pm:  A Lion Dance Performance by the Philadelphia Suns
    1:00 pm: Dance performance by Step II Dance Studio
    1:30 pm: Kids’ Dance Party
    4:00 pm: Dance Performance by Concierge Ball Room
    5 – 9:30 pm:  Live music from Danah Koch
    5 – 10 pm:  Franklin Square Beer Garden
    NEW beer and cocktail garden under a beautiful tent with rustic garden chic décor, chandeliers, delicious food, and more! Details HERE
  • Book & Cookie Storytime Saturday July 31st 10:30 AM – 11 AM at Helen Kate Furness Free Library Who wants a cookie? You do! Our first ever Saturday Book and Cookie features “Mermaids” in keeping with our Tails and Tales Summer Quest theme. Bring a blanket to relax on and feel free to dress with our aquatic theme in mind if you feel so inclined.  We’ll have a cookie for every kid as we enjoy the laid back Saturdays of summer. Families welcome! Register now for this storytime that is geared toward preschool and early elementary school students. Note: No rain date is planned so let’s hope the sun is shining for us.” Details HERE
  • Summer Quest Celebration! Saturday July 31st 11 AM – 2 PM at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Municipal Branch Summer Quest is winding down, but we still have time to celebrate all we’ve done this summer!  Come to Municipal Library and have lots of fun MAKING ICE-CREAM, playing outdoor games, creating giant bubbles, making buttons, eating water ice and more!!! There will be lots to do, because we have a lot to celebrate! All activities will be outdoors, social distancing will be practiced, and everyone is required to wear masks. Registration required.”  Details HERE
  • Walmart Fun Gabby’s Dollhouse Themed Family Activities – This week’s theme is Spa Saturday July 31st 1 PM – 5 PM at Walmart at 516 School House Rd. Kennett Square, PA More details HERE
  • Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society Saturday July 31st 4 PM – 7 PM at Suburban Square in Ardmore Philadelphia’s eclectic jazz scene. With a frenetic energy, dedication to the early twentieth century in dress, manner and musical style, and a repertoire of cover songs and original music that invite hot jazz into today’s musical space, there is no denying that Drew is a talent like no other. His trio will play old timey traditional jazz in the late 20’s style. Details HERE
  • The Old City Sweethearts Saturday July 31st 4 PM – 7 PM at Suburban Square in Ardmore The Old City Sweethearts are Philadelphia’s premiere vintage dance troupe, dedicated to reviving the art of the chorus girl through original choreographies and tribute pieces. The company seeks to share the joy of vintage dance and vaudeville with contemporary arts audiences through the development of original pieces and media that reflect the rich cultural heritage of jazz and related art  forms. Details HERE
  • Wildlife Walk with Ranger Wingyi Sunday August 1st 10 AM at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Take a walk! The walk will begin with a 15 min stretch with Health Partners Plans, then Ranger Wingyi will guide a leisurely stroll across the boardwalk. Who knows what wildlife you will encounter? Free and no registration needed. Meet Ranger Wingyi under the pavilion by the Visitor Center parking lot. Restrooms and water is available near the trailhead. Details HERE
  • LOOK—EXPLORE—CREATE: LIFT OFF! at Brandywine River Museum Sunday August 1st 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM or 11:30 AM Families are invited to explore and experiment with things that fly by designing colorful paper airplanes and butterflies at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This program will take place outside in the Museum’s courtyard and pollinator garden and inside the Museum’s galleries. Registration required. Details HERE
  • PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Water at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia Sunday August 1st 10 AM – 5 PM Registration required Details HERE
  • Meet and Greet with the Princesses Sunday August 1st 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM at Sweet & Sassy in Collegeville PA Share a magical day with the Princesses !! $30/ per child
    Included: Princess Up-dos, Just a polish on fingers, Princess coronation with tiara and Princess certificate to take home, snacks, and photo with the Princesses! There is no limo ride with this event Must make reservation. Space is limited. Call or book online today! Details HERE
  • Candytopia – Philadelphia now through Labor Day 901 Market Street #1150 Philadelphia, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Insta Philly Instagrammable Photo Experience  219 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Rose Tree Park Summer Festival June 26 – August 22 1671 N. Providence Road Media, PA Showtime is 7:30 PM (except on July 2nd & 29th -10 AM – both Children’s shows) Details and list of Concerts/Entertainers HERE and HERE and HERE
  • Zoo Revue at Elmwood Park Zoo Weekends throughout the Summer Cue the music! Join us every weekend throughout the summer for live entertainment as various talented performers take the Zoo Revue stage! Our lineup includes all types of entertainment – enjoy musicians, young actors, magicians and more! All performances will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on the stage located next to the bison feeding deck and across from Zoo Brew Beer Garden.
    Performances are free to attend with regular zoo admission.
    Details HERE and 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
  • 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
  • Pick Your Own at Linvilla Orchards Pick-Your-Own is open Monday-Friday from 8AM – 4PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM – 5PM.Weather and Crop Permitting. Details, pricing 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
  • 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
  • The Pigeon Comes to Philadelphia! A Mo Willems Exhibit June 4th through September 12th at The Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA “Visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities in the exhibition will give children the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the social and emotional lives of the author’s popular characters.” Details, ticket info and list of exhibit highlights 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 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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