Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 9/17 – 9/19

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 9/17 – 9/19

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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

  • Just Between Friends #JBFPhilly Kid Consignment Sale PUBLIC SALE HOURS Sept 16th – 19th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Hall B 100 Station Ave Oaks, PA
    Thursday, Sept 16 | 10am-8pm
    Friday, Sept 17 | 10am-8pm
    Saturday, Sept 18 | 8am-4pm
    Sunday, Sept 19 | 8am-4pm: HALF PRICE SALE many items an additional 50% off* Details and more event info HERE and Facebook updates HERE
  • Day Out with Thomas September 16 – 20, 2021 at Strasburg Railroad “Thomas the Tank Engine — the famous steam locomotive from the Island of Sodor — will pull your 45-minute excursion ride (4.5 miles east and 4.5 miles returning west on the same track) through the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. This is the full 45-minute train ride to Paradise, Pennsylvania pulled by the fully operational steam Thomas the Tank Engine.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Devon Fall Classic & County Fair September 15 – 19, 2021 Details, schedule and ticket info HERE
  • Arts & Craft Festival at Linvilla Orchards Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 Details, schedule and more HERE
  • Delaware Children’s Museum’s “$5 After 5pm”  featuring special extended hours until 8pm, unique programming, and discounted pricing for guests visiting after 5pm. Thursdays and Fridays will never be the same! Museum hours on Thursdays and Fridays will be 10am – 8pm, with admission starting at just $5 per person after 5pm (DCM Members are free). Details HERE
  • Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia – FREE Admission!Friday September 17th Pre register for tickets online and learn more HERE 
  • Fall Family Storytime Friday September 17th 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM at Rachel Kohl Community Library This storytime will be outside, weather permitting, please bring blankets or chairs if you can and spread out to socially distance. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Crum Creek Park Friday September 17th 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 September 17th 4 PM – 4:45 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
  • Free Movie Night – The Princess Bride Friday September 17th 6:30 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle School 430 Valleybrook Rd. Glen Mills, PA Showing The Princess Bride and Plum Pit Food Truck will be serving dinner to purchase. Bring a chair and some blankets and enjoy a night out with your family and friends. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Movie on the Sellers Lawn Friday September 17th 8 PM at Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Sellers Memorial Branch Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy a family movie on the lawn of Sellers Library! Details HERE
  • Once Upon a Garden: Storytime at Chanticleer Friday September 17th 9:30 AM – 10 AM Join us at Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, for a nature storytime, including songs, stories, and movement, for the whole family. Take-home craft provided. Registration required. For ages 2-5. General admission: $10 With Radnor Library card: $5, With season pass: Free, Kids 12 and under: Free Details HERE
  • Touch A Truck – Free Event Saturday September 18th 9 AM – 12 PM in the parking lot of Diggerland USA “Diggerland announces Touch A Truck 2021! Our free event where we get some of the coolest vehicles and vendors from the area to come show off their stuff. Bring your family and experience these cool machines in action. Join us in the parking lot at Diggerland USA!” Details HERE
  • Arts Launch 2021: A Return To In-Person Arts Saturday, September 18th 11 AM – 4 PM at The Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA “Plan to head to the Kimmel Cultural Campus for a diverse sampling of FREE, live performances and fun activities, including some from our own world-renowned Resident Companies. Plus, connect with local arts organizations about their programs for the upcoming season.” **Beginning Sept. 18, all guests age 12 and older are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.** Details HERE
  • Marcus Hook Pirate Festival 2021 Saturday September 18th 11 AM – 6 PM at Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook, PA This year’s festival will feature new and exciting changes and is being coordinated with the help of Plunderful Productions. Come and join us for our 12th annual Pirate 11am until 6pm we will be hosting our annual Pirate Festival with crafters, food vendors, live music, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, games and our Pirate encampment and Beer Garden. Details HERE and HERE
  • Glenolden Community Day 2021 Saturday September 18th 12 PM – 5:30 PM at Glenolden Park Family fun at our beautiful Glenolden Park. Live music! Craft & Food vendors! Inflatables! Contests! Cornhole! More! Details HERE
  • Meet the Author Saturday September 18th 1 PM – 2 PM at Darby Free Library Join for an in-person Story Time as author Candy St. James reads her book “The Adventures of Succotash and Sookey, the Ostrich” Refreshments and Crafts too. Details HERE
  • BHCU 1st Annual Delcofest Saturday September 18th 11 AM – 2 PM at 1100 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA BHCU members, community members, friends, family, and neighbors are all invited for an outdoor, family-style, community fun day. Free admission, Live music from The Chatter Band, Food trucks on site – the first 200 attendees eat FREE, Free water ice, Fun activities for the kids including bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and more, BHCU Swag, Exclusive promotions, Eagles/Bucs ticket giveaway and more. Details HERE (Thanks for sharing, Cindi S.!)
  • Conshohocken Funfest Saturday September 18th 12 PM – 8 PM Fayette Street from 1st to 6th Avenue The event will be filled with live music and outdoor restaurant dining at 1st Avenue and Fayette Street. It also features a variety of art and craft vendors, community groups, businesses and sponsor tables spanning two blocks, as well as a dedicated children area with free games and activities games. *All activities from 2nd to 6th Avenue break down at 6:00 pm. Live music and local food and drinks will continue until 8:00 pm!” Details and schedules HERE
  • DelcoFest (21 and older) Saturday September 18th 12 PM – 8 PM at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston, PA “We’re bringing back one of our most favorite yearly events – Delcofest! Our Oktoberfest themed beer festival full of music, food, and of course BEER!” Details HERE and HERE
  • Family Movie Night – Disney’s Moana Saturday September 18th 5 PM at Catania Park behind Ridley Park Police Station 230 W. Chester Pike, Ridley Park PA (Movie will start at dusk) Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Details HERE
  • Glenolden Fireworks at Dusk Saturday September 18th at Interboro Athletic Complex on South Ave in Glenolden PA Details HERE
  • Annual Ridley Township Fall Festival Sunday September 19th 10 AM – 3 PM at the Ridley Township Municipal Building Grounds 100 E MacDade Blvd Folsom, PA Food court, Book and Bake Sale, Kids Arts & Crafts Tent, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Inflatable Slide, Trackless Train Rides, Craft and Woodwork Vendors and more! Details HERE
  • Country Fest with 92.5 XTU at Elmwood Park Zoo Sunday September 19th 11 AM – 3 PM 1661 Harding Blvd Norristown, PA  “a day of country themed activities. Spend the afternoon at  Zoo Brew Beer Garden and Bar with Philly’s Country Station, 92.5 XTU or take a ride on the wild side with our mechanical bull. Enjoy animal meet and greets and drink specials and throughout the event.” **Country Fest is free to attend with zoo admission** Details and ticket info HERE
  • Nature Time-Amphibians & Reptiles Sunday September 19th 12 PM – 2 PM at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Join for Nature on the Farm. Ridley Creek State Park’s environmental educator will be discussing reptiles and amphibians of southeastern Pennsylvania. After the talk, feel free to hike the farm especially our wet meadow and also make paper and candles. The program takes place from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • Radnor Fall Festival Sunday September 19th 12 PM – 4 PM North Wayne Ave in Downtown Wayne Activities, Food , Music, Vendors Details HERE
  • Pumpkinland and Farm Market at Linvilla Orchards September 11 – September 23 Harvest Hayrides, Straw Bale Maze, Train, Corn Maze, Pony Rides, Apple Blasters, Hayrides to the Witches House at Night, Evening Autumn Moon Hayrides and more! Details HERE
  • The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place September 18th – November 7th per the website:  “The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, participating in our interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats!” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Scarecrows in the Village at Peddler’s Village September 6th – October 30th 2400 Street Road
    New Hope, PA 
    Enjoy fun fall activities, including our annual Scarecrow-Making Workshops (reserve your spot online) and pumpkin painting, live entertainment every weekend, and delicious fall-inspired specials at Village restaurants. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Scarecrows! Details HERE
  • Nightmare Before Tinsel Halloween Pop-up Bar (21 and older) now through October 31st at 116 S. 12th St. Philadelphia PA “Among the ghosts that still haunt the space – including the ghosts of Tinsel’s past – look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, witches bru cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights. For 2021, Nightmare Before Tinsel will debut its new season theme with The Devil’s Lair where The Devil of Midtown Village invites visitors on a trip to the underworld they won’t ever forget. Nightmare will remain open through October 31, 20121 with hours set for Monday through Friday, 4:00pm to 2:00am, and Saturday and Sunday, 2:00pm to 2:00am.” Details HERE 
  • Dalton Farms U-Pick Sunflowers 660 Oak Grove Rd Swedesboro, NJ Tickets are currently posted through September 19th Details and ticket info HERE
  • PA Renaissance Faire August 21st – October 31st Details and ticket info HERE.
  • Candytopia – Philadelphia 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
  • 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 Edgemont 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
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park 121 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA through September 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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