Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 8/20 – 8/22

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 8/20 – 8/22

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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

  • Circus Vasquez August 20th – September 6th at King of Prussia Mall Details and ticket info HERE
  • Dalton Farms Opening Weekend August 21st & 22nd for U-Pick Sunflowers 660 Oak Grove Rd Swedesboro, NJ Details and ticket info HERE
  • Outdoor Family Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library Friday August 20th 10 AM -10:30 PM **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 for this class will open the week prior to event and space is limited. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Veterans Memorial Park hosted by Marple Public Library Friday August 20th 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 20th 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 August 20th 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
  • Outdoor Water Ice Party at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Primos Branch Friday August 20th 1 PM – 3 PM Come anytime during this time to get a treat.  Raindate : Saturday, August 21 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration required. Details HERE
  • Farmer’s Market Story Time! Friday August 20th 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
  • Outdoor Movie on the Sellers Lawn at Sellers Library Friday August 20th 8 PM – 9:45 PM Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy a family movie on the lawn of Sellers Library! Details HERE
  • Private Yankee Doodle Weekend with the 4TH CT Regiment at Fort Mifflin August 21st & 22nd 10 AM – 4 PM Join the 4th Connecticut Regiment throughout the weekend as they demonstrate life as a soldier in the Continental Army based on the memoir of Private Joseph Plumb Martin who served at Fort Mifflin during the 1777 Siege. Martin recorded his experience in a memoir published  under the title Private Yankee Doodle. Explore daily life in the garrison with the 4th CT Regiment and try your hand at some of the tasks of improving the Fort’s defenses including the construction of a scale model of a chevaux de frise, underwater obstacles that were a feat of 18th century military engineering! See original examples in the exhibit space and then observe construction under the direction of the 4th CT Regiment. Weapons demos, cannon firings, guided tours plus special outdoor activities! Earn a special reward for participating in the “32 Pounder Incident Challenge!”*SATURDAY ONLY* Meet Joseph Plumb Martin himself, as interpreted by Michael Kalichak who will recall his service as he might have done while working on the memoir fifty years following the war. Special program at 11 am and 1 pm. *SUNDAY ONLY* Explore the challenges of piloting an 18th century vessel up the narrow and shallow Delaware River. Michael Carver will discuss and demonstrate how large vessels navigated around known obstacles in these challenging waters.” Details HERE
  • Hellerick’s Family Farm – Sunflower Festival August 21st – September 2nd 5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA Details and reservation info HERE and HERE
  • PA Renaissance Faire August 21st – October 31st Details and ticket info HERE
  • Ardmore Rock ‘N Ride Saturday August 21st 8 AM – 4 PM with Kids zone and entertainment 12 PM – 4 PM in Schauffele Plaza Details HERE
  • Bird & Butterfly Walk with Cliff and Nancy Hence Saturday August 21st 9 AM – 11 AM at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Come discover the butterflies and birds of the Refuge! Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. No registration required. Details HERE
  • Colonial Gardens Butterfly Festival Saturday, August 21st 9 AM – 5 PM 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 Details HERE
  • Yoga Adventures with Jitterbugs Music & Movement Saturday August 21st 10 AM – 10:30 AM at Radnor Memorial Library Join for a Yoga storytelling adventure over Zoom, that features a warm-up time, a story that incorporates 20-25 Yoga postures, and ends with a moment of relaxation. Presented by Amy Vitsorek from Jitterbugs Music & Movement. For caregivers and children ages 3 and up. Registration required, space limited. Details and registration info HERE
  • Outdoor Family Fitness Saturday August 21st 10 AM – 10:45 AM Join the owner and founder of Born Well for a FREE, outdoor family fitness event! Get those feel-good endorphins flowing with barre, pilates, yoga, and strength/cardio moves you can do with your kids and babies. Open to all caregivers and children of all ages and stages. No prior exercise experience necessary. A yoga mat or towel/blanket is recommended. For more information about Born Well, visit Details HERE
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes Wynewood, PA 3rd Birthday! Saturday August 21st 10 AM – 2 PM 333 E Lancaster Ave WynnewoodPA Family Fun Event Spin the wheel to win Free Bundtlets for a year and other great prizes! Details HERE
    No purchase necessary. Must be 18 to play. One spin per guest per visit.
  • End of Summer Party at Little Crum Creek Park Saturday August 21st 12 PM – 2 PM Join for an end of summer party at Little Crum Creek Park! We will meet on the Cresson Ave side near the beginning of the Storybook Walk.  There will be ice cream and games. Feel free to bring your own balls, games, or any other fun outdoor activities (as well as your appetite!) Please register so we have a general idea of how much ice cream to purchase. Details HERE
  • Free Fishing Day at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum – No License or Equipment Needed Saturday August 21st 12 PM – 3 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
  • Hansel and Gretel presented by Opera on Tap Philadelphia – August 21 and 28, 1 PM in Franklin Square, Philadelphia PAOpera on Tap Philadelphia presents Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The classic children’s fairy tale will be sung in English and is free to the public. Music director Gabriel Rebolla will lead mezzo-soprano, Amanda Staub, soprano Rebecca Shimer, baritone Matthew Maisano, soprano Dana MacIntosh, soprano Elizabeth Oliver, and mezzo-soprano Rebecca Sacks in this family friendly concert version of one of opera’s most popular shows.” Details HERE
  • Fall Kids Fest 2021 at Bowlero (Boothwyn, PA) Saturday August 21st 1 PM – 5 PM “It’s your family’s favorite day to bowl, eat, and have fun! Join us on the lanes with great deals everyone will enjoy! 🤗
    FREE Bowling*
    FREE Shoe Rental*
    FREE $5 Arcade Card
    $1 12 oz. Soft Drinks
    $1 Cookies
    $2 Hot Dogs
    $14 Pizzas
    *One lucky family will also have a chance to win 1 free year for the PBA Jr. Club for their child!
    *1 Free hour of bowling and shoes for kids under 18. Adults 18+ will receive a discounted rate. 1 Free $5 arcade card for kids under 18. Subject to lane availability. RSVP does not reserve lane. PBA Jr. Club details in center.” Details HERE
  • 4th Annual Autism Play Date Sunday August 22nd 2 PM – 5 PM at Smith Memorial Playground & Plyahouse in Philadelphia Councilmember Derek Green presents the 4th annual Autism Play Date at Smith Memorial Playground. This is a FREE, fun-filled afternoon for youth (grade school to high school age) and their families to enjoy fun on the Playground, sensory friendly activities, food, and information about autism resources. Details 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 
  • 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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