Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 8/13 – 8/15

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 8/13 – 8/15

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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

  • Upper Darby Summer Stage presents Yo, Vikings! August 11th – 14th at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center “Based on Judith Byron Schachner’s acclaimed book and the true story that inspired it, Yo, Vikings! is the story of Emma Katz, a spunky little girl with a limitless imagination. After being assigned Erik the Red for her World Discovery Day report, she begins to channel her inner Viking, setting off on a fantastic adventure of self-discovery.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Free Fishing Day – No License or Equipment Needed at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Friday August 13th 4 PM – 7 PM Hook your first fish today! Join us for our free Family Fishing Day and let our volunteers and staff help you get a start on fishing. Limited rods and bait will be available or bring your own! No License needed. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Veterans Memorial Park hosted by Marple Public Library Friday August 13th 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  August 13th 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
  • Turtle Dance Music at Drexel Lodge Park Friday August 13th 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM For all ages! Please register  once per family.  Back by popular demand! Join Mr. Matt for an inclusive, interactive music concert! It’s wonderful blend of education and entertainment! Please follow CDC masking guidelines.  Drexel Lodge Park is located at 4140 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Crum Creek Park Friday August 13th 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
  • Farmer’s Market Story Time! Friday August 13th 4 PM – 4:25 PM For all ages! Join Miss Angela from Newtwon Public Library, or Miss Elena from Marple Public Library for some stories and songs at Newtown Square’s Farmer’s Market! Stay and shop their many local vendors! Every Friday in June. Find us next to St. Alban’s Church. Please register so we know how many to expect and can practice social distancing. Details HERE
  • 2021 Kidchella at Smith Memorial Playground in Philadelphia featuring Lard Dog and the Band of Shy + Larissa Hopwood Band Friday August 13th 5 PM – 7:30 PM Details and ticket info HERE
  • “Freaky Friday: The Musical” Friday August 13th & Saturday August 14th at the Media Theatre Per the website, “An adaptation of the classic novel and beloved films. Freaky Friday follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother, Katherine, on the freakiest day of their lives. Katherine and Ellie just can’t seem to understand each other. On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Now, both have to figure out how to walk in each other’s shoes in this energetic and moving Musical Comedy.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Free Comic Book Day 2021 Saturday August 14th Library patrons of all ages are welcome to stop by and celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2021. We will have comic book titles for all age groups to choose from and take home. (While supplies last.) Wear your favorite superhero costume and get your picture taken at our photo booth. Details HERE
  • Storytime with Local Author Amy Thomas Saturday August 14th 10 AM – 11 AM Join local author Amy Thomas for an interactive storytime featuring her latest book, It Smells Like Tuesday, about a boy who remembers every scent he’s ever smelled! This event is geared toward early elementary age children; families welcome. We invite you to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy refreshments on the library’s front lawn. There will also be a book signing opportunity. Let’s show each other we care by masking ages two and up. Please be sure to register. Sandi Nailor Memorial Author Series: This event commemorates Sandi Nailor’s years of service as director of the Helen Kate Furness Free Library. Details HERE
  • Summer Reading Wrap-up Saturday August 14th 11 AM – 12 PM Join us in person on the grounds of the Library for our Summer Reading Wrap-up.  There will be stories, songs, activities, and games.  Hand in your Journey Across Delco sheet and tell us about your summer. Details HERE 
  • A Summer PopUp Shop at Springfield Mall Saturday August 14th 11 AM- 7 PM and Sunday August 15th 11 AM – 5PM 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA A Summer PopUp Shop at Springfield Mall with 20 amazing different vendors crafters and small businesses. Enjoy two days of shopping with many unique findings. Details HERE
  • Science Saturday at Hagley Museum Saturday August 14th 12 PM – 4 PM Use an egg to demonstrate the principles of motion, showing Newton’s laws in full force. 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. Details HERE
  • Family Movie Night – Tom and Jerry The Movie Saturday, August 14th 8 PM at Barrall Field in Media PA Get the family together, pack some snacks, and join in on the fun.” Details HERE
  • FREE Summer Sunday at Penn Museum Sunday August 15th 10 AM – 5 PM 3260 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA
    Registration required. Details and registration link HERE
  • Shady Brook Farm Sunflower Festival August 14 & 15 10 AM – 4 PM 931 Stony Hill Rd.
    Yardley, PA 
    Pick your own sunflowers, 
    Wagon rides, Jumping Pillow, BEARS playground, BarnYard animals, Animated chicken show, SBF 500 pedal go-cart, Gem mining (extra fee), Cut your own sunflowers & wildflowers (priced by the stem), Pick your own peaches (priced by the lb.) LIVE music from 12 to 4pm Details and ticket info HERE
  • Celebrate National Peach Month at Peddler’s Village August 6th – 31st 2400 Street Road
    New Hope, PA – 
    Peach Month Kickoff WeekendSaturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 Join for a weekend of summer festivities including live entertainment (see below), family activities, and local peaches, peach pies, fritters, and butters” Details HERE 
  • Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia August 13th – 15th Per the website, Bug Fest is back at the Academy this August! While this year’s event will be a bit scaled back from past years, we are excited to present a hybrid version of Bug Fest with both in person activities as well as virtual programs. Join us in person August 13–15 for creepy-crawly insect displays, roach races and auditorium shows” Details and ticket info 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  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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