Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 7/9 – 7/11 

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 7/9 – 7/11

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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

  • Outdoor Storytime at Veterans Memorial Park hosted by Marple Public Library Friday July 9th 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
  • Dog Days at Elmwood Park Zoo Friday July 9 10 AM – 2 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
  • Barnstormers Youth Theater presents Annie Jr. July 9th – 11th at Barnstormers Theater 402 Tome St. Ridley Park, PA Purchase tickets in advance to ensure you get a seat! SPECIAL OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE JULY 10TH 6PM! BRING BLANKETS AND CHAIRS! Details and ticket info HERE
  • 12&UNDER Kids Splash Party at Ridley Park Swim Club Friday July 9 7 PM – 10 PM 610 Hancock St Ridley Park, PA OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – you do not have to be a member to come join the fun!! Members and Non Members $5.00/child *NO CHARGE FOR PARENTS GAMES. PRIZES. MUSIC. NO GLASS PERMITTED FULL SNACK BAR MENU AVAILABLE ALONG WITH THE BELOW SPECIALS $1 hot dogs $1 pizza rolls $1 Walking Tacos $1 nachos $1 small soda $2 funnel cake Candy Specials *no outside food* Details HERE
  • Upper Darby Summer Stage 2021 presents The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition – Live Stream Online Streaming Dates July 9 @  7 PM and July 10 @ 1:30 PM Details and ticket info HERE
  • Nighttime Pollinator Observation Night Friday July 9 8:30 PM – 11 PM at Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, PA Who hangs out in Bartram’s Garden after the sun goes down? We’ll be checking out nighttime insects and animals in the garden with naturalist Ken Frank (author of Ecology of Center City Philadelphia) and Bartram’s Garden gardener Mandy Katz. Join in the wooded Lower Garden near the Schuylkill River, where we’ll be luring an incredible array of nocturnal insects with black lights, overripe bananas, and molasses. This is a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the ethereal animals that spend the days hidden in plain sight in Philly’s urban wilderness. Open to seasoned entomologists and curious newcomers alike, we’ll work together to observe, identify, and photograph moths and other insects drawn to light and sugar traps in the Garden. Bring a flashlight, a camera, and insect repellent if you have them! FREE! No registration is required. Details HERE
  • Carpenters’ Hall Family Fun Day Saturday July 10th, 17th & 31st 10 AM 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA Visit the courtyard of Carpenters’ Hall this July for free programming that’s fun for the whole family. Each week, a new history maker will host special programs and activities throughout the day. Participants are encouraged to try hands-on activities and engage in discussions and demonstrations. Programs will teach attendees about the role of the surveyor in colonial Philadelphia, the practice of science in the 18th century, and the role of spies and their skills going into the Revolution. Details HERE
  • Linvilla Orchards’ Annual Blueberry Festival Saturday July 10th beginning at 11 AM “Our host for the Blueberry Festival will be the one and only Silly Joe!  He has planned music, fun and games for kids of all ages!  Our day will start off at 11AM with The Knotty G’s a band from Ashville, NC who have played at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Wormtown Music Festival and The Blue Ridge Pride Festival to name a few. At 12:30 and at 2PM, soulful indie blues band Hoochie Coochie will perform. A band from Wilmington, DE,  Hoochi Coochi brings the people together with the power of soul and the brilliance of an energetic live performance. Our dear friend and Festival fixture, Officer Offbeat will be bringing joy and laughter throughout the day as he wanders the farm grounds.” Details HERE
  • Science Saturday at Hagley Museum Saturday July 10th 12 PM – 4 PM 200 Hagley Creek Road Wilmington, DE Spend a tasty afternoon learning about the chemical properties of the items you have in your kitchen! Make tie-dye milk art and ice cream in a bag! 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 and ticket info HERE
  • Plant Walk with Dick Cloud Saturday July 10th 1 PM – 3 PM at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA  Join one of our knowledgeable volunteer walk leader for a plant walk! 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. No registration required.” Details HERE
  • DJ Clyde Evans at The Square – Suburban Square in Ardmore Saturday July 10th 2 PM – 5 PM Clyde is not your everyday DJ.  He will entertain you, lead line dances and play trivia games. Details HERE
  • Meet and Greet With the Princesses Saturday July 10th 4 PM – 5:30 PM at Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, PA- Salon, Spa and Celebrations 250 Plaza Dr. Collegeville, PA Share a magical day with the Princesses !! $30/ per child Included with the Princess Meet and Greet: Princess Up-dos, Just a polish on fingers, Princess coronation with tiara and Princess certificate to take home, snacks, and photo with the Princesses! Details and registration info HERE
  • The Children of the Lansdowne Library Go Wild in the Jungle! Saturday July 10th 4 PM
    “LOCATION CHANGE NOTE!!!: This will now be in person at Sycamore Park (37 E Lacrosse Ave) with Zoom as an iclement weather option! Please be bring a blanket or towel to sit on and stay hydrated. Our favorite storyteller, Mr. Don of Classroom Adventure Stories, will perform his highly-interactive adventure story –“The Children of the Lansdowne Library Go Wild in the Jungle!” When our library turns into a jungle, Mr. Don will lead us on an exciting expedition!
    We’ll meet some friendly animals and experience many fun adventures along the way! We’ll also learn an important anti-bullying lesson. This program will be held virtually! Please register your children ahead of time, so that Mr. Don can add your child’s name to the story, as one of the main characters! ‘ Registration required.” Details and registration info HERE and HERE 
  • Paul Downie & Friends at Glen Providence Park  Saturday July 10th 5 PM – 6:30 PM 423 W State Street, Media PA (Raindate: Sunday, July 11th) Join for a FREE, family friendly outdoor concert in the park! We are thrilled to be playing for the 10 year anniversary celebration of this wonderful concert series. Drummer and vocalist Paul Downie leads an upbeat band performing a lively blend of reggae, jazz, and New Orleans R&B. Along the lines of the Neville Brothers and with a little Sonny Rollins and Bob Marley for good measure. They present lots of creative covers along with Paul’s original tunes. Details HERE
  • Keystone Corners Brass Quintet w/ BM Quarantet & Philadelphia Trombone Octet at Bryn Mawr Gazebo Bryn Mawr , PA Saturday July 10th 7 PM Suggestion Donation $5.00. Details and ticket info  HERE
  • Tweens, Tots, and Storied Plots: A Walking Tour of Laurel Hill Just for Kids! Laurel Hill Cemetery Sunday July 11th 10 AM – 12 PM 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA Circuses! Selfies! And…Mummy Parties! Oh, My! The history of Philadelphia isn’t just for grownups! You’ve probably seen Billy Penn’s statue on top of City Hall. But what about the man who designed it? Do you know about the woman who wrote Mary Had A Little Lamb? Or the man who took the very first selfie? What about the pen-pal of Thomas Jefferson who invented ketchup? Join us on a tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery for kids and learn about some of the neat, weird, and occasionally gooey stories of Laurel Hill’s permanent residents! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Details HERE
  • Free Summer Sunday at Penn Museum Sunday July 11th 10 AM – 5 PM 3260 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA
    World adventure awaits–no passport required. Use your smartphone and headphones to dig into incredible artifacts in our collection with self-guided audio explorations of our galleries. Or, enjoy a guided tour with one of our specially-trained docents or Global Guides. Visitors will also find gallery games, scavenger hunts, and I SPY activities throughout the Museum to keep families and small groups hooked on world history. Registration required. Details and registration info HERE
  • Farmers Market @ The Greenhouse Sunday July 11th 11 AM at Greenhouse Gardens   
    2401 School Ln, Drexel Hill, PA Join us for a relaxing day in the garden! Tea Garden & Coffee Bar featuring Nilaa Coffee & Blackbird Pastries Philly Green Catering, Mitchell & Mitchell Wines, Wild Empress Jewelry, Queen B Botanicals, Urban Essence Salon & Spa, Shell’s Shea Naturals , Vintage Treasures by C & Me Details HERE
  • Pirate Invasion of the Battleship New Jersey Sunday July 11th 11 AM – 3 PM 100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ Join for a pirate themed day of fun aboard the U.S.S. New Jersey. All activities are included with a regular ticket price, so why miss it!
    Find music, black powder demos, treasure, sailor displays and SO MUCH MORE! Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • PECO Family Jams: Rolling River Prints with the Fabric Workshop and Museum Sunday July 11th 12 PM – 4 PM at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 1020 South Street Philadelphia, PA Visiting Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a full sensory experience. While walking through our art environment, catch the scent of flowers and backyard barbecues, listen to the sounds of the city and the birds that flit through the artworks, feel the uneven textures of tiles and grout underfoot, and watch the light change in dazzling reflections from fragments of mirror embedded in the mosaics. This month, Katie Parry and Ash Limés Castellana from the Fabric Workshop and Museum lead us through a printmaking adventure that actively engages all of our senses and encourages us to deeply explore our surroundings. 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. Details and ticket info HERE
  • FREE Family-Friendly Bowling Event at MacDade Bowl hosted by Keep Delco Smiling Sunday July 11th 2 PM – 5 PM 2105 MacDade Blvd Holmes PA Keep Delco Smiling will be hosting a FREE family friendly bowling event that will be open to everyone. Please come out and have some fun! They will have 10 lanes reserved. Depending on how many people attend, there may be a short wait to bowl and/or you may be encouraged to share a lane with another family.
    Bowling, shoe rentals and pizza party are all free! Delco Spider-Man will be attending. Soda will be provided. You may bring your own beer or wine. Show up anytime between 2pm and 5pm.
    We’ll have some raffles to raise money for our organization. If you can afford to participate, we would greatly appreciate it but please come regardless. We are organizing this event as part of our mission, not specifically as a fundraiser.
    Our mission is to “Keep Delco Smiling” by performing acts of kindness. We aim to strengthen our community with kindness and to connect people based on their shared humanity.” Details HERE
  • Insta Philly Instagrammable Photo Experience Opens July 10th 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
  • Pirates at Adventure Aquarium June 18th through July 9th 1 Riverside Drive
    Camden, NJ
    Guests will experience interactive shows, scavenger hunts, games, crafts, up-close animal talks and plenty of pirates. Details and ticket info 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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