Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 8/27 – 8/29

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 8/27 – 8/29

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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

  • Main Line Today Restaurant Week 2021 August 23rd – September 5th The 14-day culinary celebration will bring together and showcase the talents of top chefs, restaurants and purveyors in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties. Participating restaurants will offer special three-course prix fixe menus for lunch ($24.95, plus tax, beverage and gratuity) and dinner ($36.95, plus tax, beverage and gratuity). Restaurants can choose what works best for them, offering lunch, dinner or both—dine-in or takeout Details, list of participating restaurants, deal info and more HERE and HERE
  • Circus Vasquez August 20th – September 6th at King of Prussia Mall Details and ticket info HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Veterans Memorial Park hosted by Marple Public Library Friday August 27th 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
  • Outdoor Family Storytime at Rachel Kohl Library Friday August 27th 10:30 AM Join us for an outdoor storytime for the whole family. There will be stories, songs & more!Hosted by our special guest reader Ms. Danielle! Mondays & Fridays at 10:30 AM Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Crum Creek Park Friday August 27th 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 27th 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
  • Family Nature Discovery Days at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Saturday August 28th 10 AM – 11 AM Join the environmental education team as they provide fun and educational activities for the whole family! We will explore what critters live in our water in July and learn about different animal tracks in August! Meet at the Visitor Center, no registration needed. Details HERE
  • Cherry Crest Farm Sunflower Festival Saturday August 28th 10 AM – 7 PM at 150 Cherry Hill Rd. Ronks, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Book & Cookie Storytime Saturday August 28th 10:30 AM – 11 AM at Helen Kate Furness Free Library Who wants a cookie? You do! Our Saturday Book and Cookie theme is “Getting to School.”  Find out about different ways that kids get to school.  By boat or train?  By school bus or EVEN “ghoulbus??!” Bring a blanket to relax on and feel free to dress in schoolbus yellow if you are feeling sunny and bright. Please wear a mask to keep each other safe.  We’ll have a cookie for every kid as we enjoy the laid back Saturdays of summer. Families welcome!  Library card applications available to get students ready for a great school year. 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
  • Teddy Bear Clinic at Elmwood Park Zoo Saturday August 28th 11 AM – 2 PM 1661 Harding Blvd Norristown, PA  “Visit the zoo with your favorite stuffed animal friend and our staff will treat them to their very own health exam! Our donkey duo will also receive a public check-up at 12:00 pm where you can ask questions about their care. Our Teddy Bear Clinic is a perfect event for helping your little ones become more comfortable around the idea of going to the doctor! This event is free to attend with zoo admission” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Star Wars Day on the Battleship New Jersey Saturday August 28th 11 AM – 3 PM 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ Star Wars movies inspired cosplay groups will be aboard the Battleship on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 11am to 3pm to meet guests touring the historic ship. World War II influence on Star Wars is more than passive. It was a direct inspiration for many of the things we in the galaxy far, far away. Learn more and take photos with experienced cosplayers while you enjoy your tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship. Details HERE
  • Back to School Science Day at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Saturday August 28th 11 AM – 4 PM Per the website:, “Did you know that colonial people experimented with science every day? From making butter, to getting water from the well, to dyeing their clothes, every day was Science Day. Join us on the farm to conduct your own scientific experiments–dye a piece of fabric using plants from our garden; churn butter and discover how baking is like chemistry; create and use simple machines to perform chores, learn how to harness a horse, make cider and more! The hours for this event are 11:00 am until 4:00 pm with last admittance at 2:30 pm.” Details HERE
  • Science Saturday – Float Your Boat at Hagley Museum Saturday August 28th 12 PM – 4 PM
    Learn about buoyancy, density, and how boats stay afloat! Build your own boat and test how much cargo it can hold! 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 and HERE
  • Roller Skating at Wells Fargo Center Saturday August 28th 3 PM – 10 PM Lace ’em up! For the first time ever, we are opening our arena floor to roller skating. Sessions start at 3pm. Details HERE
  • PA Renaissance Faire August 21st – October 31st Details and ticket info HERE
  • Hellerick’s Family Farm – Sunflower Festival August 21st – September 2nd 5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown, PA Details and reservation info HERE and HERE 
  • Hansel and Gretel presented by Opera on Tap Philadelphia – Saturday August 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
  • Griot Tale Saturday: Storytelling by Keepers of the Culture, Saturday August 28: 2 – 3 pm – The African American Museum in Philadelphia is partnering with Franklin Square to bring Griot Tale Saturdays to the Square all summer long. A griot is an African oral historian that passes on their culture through the practice of storytelling. Perfect for families and FREE.
  • Dalton Farms U-Pick Sunflowers 660 Oak Grove Rd Swedesboro, NJ Tickets are currently posted through September 19th 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
  • 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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