Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 9/24 – 9/26

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 9/24 – 9/26

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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

  • 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
  • Civil War Battle & Camp at The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th at 3900 North Sandy Flash Dr Newtown Square, PA Witness firearm demonstrations, drills, and camp life. Watch the North try to defend the farm against the invading forces from Old Dixie. Battles on Saturday will be 12:00 and 2:30.There will be a discussion of Black Troops in the War on Saturday only at 12:45. Music, camp life, farm activities, herbs in the garden, and weapons demos will be ongoing through the day. Sunday’s battle will be at 1:30. Details and ticket info HERE
  • Family Story Time at Ridley Township Public Library Friday September 24th 10 AM – 10:30 AM for ages 0-5Bring a blanket and join us for stories and music.  Classes will be held either outdoors in the courtyard or in the large meeting room.  Registration for this program will open one weeks prior to event.  When held indoors, masks are required for ages 2+.  Details and registration info HERE
  • Fall Family Storytime Friday September 24th 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 24th 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 24th 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
  • Bird Walk at Newlin Grist Mill Saturday, September 25th 8 AM – 10 AM Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life!
    Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology. Families and beginners are welcome for these free bird walks! A limited number of binoculars are available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Participants should meet in front of the Visitor Center. Please note: Face masks are required for participation in the program. Details HERE
  • Fall Flea Market Christ Church Ridley Park Saturday, September 25th 9 AM – 2 PM Come find your holiday spirit and maybe even start your gift shopping now. Antiques & Collectables, Fall Holiday Decorations, Christmas Decorations, 45 RPM Records, Home Goods, Toys, Jewelry Details HERE

  • Apple Festival at Linvilla Orchards Saturday, September 25th (Raindate Sunday Sept 26th) Celebrate the peak of Pick Your Own Apple season! A full day of family activities and entertainment – live music from Paul Downie and Friends, our host Silly Joe and our annual Apple Pie Eating Contest! Local craft brew at the Shipbottom Brewery Beer Garden, legendary Apple Cider Donuts, Linvilla Apple Cider and all of our Pumpkinland activities! Details HERE and HERE
  • Spin Art Tie Dye with Mermaid Art Studio at Springfield Township Library Back Lawn Saturday, September 25th 10 AM – 11 AM Explore your creative side today!  Make a tie dye t-shirt on a spin art machine. 
    • PLEASE REGISTER EACH PERSON WHO WILL BE MAKING A T-SHIRT.  Only those who are registered will be able to tie dye a t-shirt due to limited materials.
    • This event is held outdoors.  However, MASKS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS 3+.
    • This program is for all ages – babies through adults. Details HERE
  • Chicken & Waffle Fest & Artisan Market Saturday, September 25th 10 AM – 1 PM at Artisan Exchange 208 Carter Drive Suite 13B West Chester, PA Details HERE
  • Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Saturday, September 25th 10 AM – 3 PM 2545 Franklin Ave. Secane, PA Enjoy some holiday shopping and bring a friend. Everyone welcome! Details HERE
  •  31st Annual Harriton Farmstead Fair Saturday, September 25th 10 AM – 4 PM (rain or shine) 500 Harriton Rd. Bryn Mawr, PA This major event in Lower Merion Township features crafts, antiques, historic house tours, childrens’ games, muskets and soldiers, blacksmiths, stone carvers, cabinetmakers, spinners, skep [beehive] weavers, Bluegrass music, falconry and other birds of prey, and much more. The Fair also features the Harriton Attic Treasures Booth, which is the best flea market on the Main Line, the Harriton Farm stand featuring flowers and organic produce (some of which is from the Harriton garden). The historic 1704 house will be open for tours during the day. Don’t miss the day! Details HERE
  • The Stories We Wear Opening Celebration at the Penn Museum Saturday, September 25th 10 AM – 5 PM at 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA “Showcasing 2,500 years of style and adornment through approximately 250 remarkable objects, The Stories We Wear reveals how clothing and accessories offer powerful expressions of identity—examining the purpose and meaning behind what we wear. Discover a spectacular array of attire, jewelry, uniforms, regalia, and tattoos. Explore common threads woven throughout stories that transcend language, culture, and time.” The Stories We Wear exhibit will be on view: September 25, 2021–June 12, 2022
    Details HERE
  • Parkway Pals National Comic Book Day Saturday September 25th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Sisters Cities Park 18th St & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA Kids are invited to embrace their silly side as live entertainers offer unique programs and performances every Saturday morning this fall. From bubble magic shows to hip-hop dancing and Halloween-themed fun, these free offerings are perfect for youngsters in need of outdoor play. Your favorite superheroes will celebrate National Comic Book Day as they host a “hero training class” and interactive group games. The Academy of Natural Sciences will join in on the fun as they explore the real-life super abilities of animals from around the world! Free arts & crafts will be provided. Details HERE
  • Prospect Park Fall Craft Fest Saturday September 25th 11 AM – 4  PM Park Square in Prospect Park Open Air market with crafters, vendors and more Details HERE
  • Folcroft Borough Community Day Saturday September 25th 11 AM – 5 PM on Delmar Drive from Grant to Taylor Vendors, food trucks, community organizations, entertainment and activities including a guest appearance by Frenchie Davis from American Idol and The Voice. Details HERE
  • Science Saturday at Hagley Museum Saturday September 25th 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Learn how living things get their unique traits and discover what strawberry DNA looks like with out a microscope!  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. This week we’ll be joined by our friends from the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) who will be providing some extra fun! Check out some cool adaptations with DMNH’s live animal ambassadors! Explore how living codes affect an animal’s appearance and behavior with specimens and a fun activity. Details and ticket info HERE
  • Medieval Life and Combat Demonstration (For Teens) Saturday September 25th 1 PM – 5 PM  at Veteran’s Park on Lawrence Rd in Broomall, PA Ages 12-18 (and their families) Marple Library partners with our local SCA chapter to bring you a day of medieval combat, food, crafts, music and more! Demonstrations all day long Details HERE
  • Britishmania Free Concert at Suburban Square in Ardmore Saturday September 25th 4 PM – 7 PM at Anderson & Coulter Avenue Ardmore, PABritishmania Beatles Tribute invites you to take a memorable trip back to the 1960’s to experience the wonderful sound and stage persona of The Beatles! Re-live what it was like to see them in their epic periods in their career beginning with The Ed Sullivan Show era followed by the Shea Stadium era then moving to the Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour era and finally the Abbey Road/Let it Be era.” Details HERE
  • 11th Annual Ardmore Oktoberfest Saturday September 25th 5 PM – 8 PM at Schauffele Plaza in Ardmore PA Live music, reserved seating tables, and beer and food available for sale on site. Tired Hands Brewing Company and Levante Brewing will bring several beer selections that include local and seasonal favorites. Sophie’s BBQ will come prepped with a portable smoker to churn out their popular pulled pork and brisket sandwiches and Jack McShea’s will serve German-inspired fare like bratwurst, homemade Bavarian pretzels, and more. Live music and delicious desserts will round out the early evening fun. This event is by advance registration only and a limited amount of table tickets and beer sales are available in advance for purchase. Details and registration info HERE
  • Running aHEAD Swarthmore 5k Sunday, September 26th 8 AM Details and ticket info HERE
  • Spider-Man and Wonder Woman Superhero Fiesta Sunday, September 26th 9:30 AM -12 PM at Lulu’s Casita in West Chester PA 109 N. High Street West, West Chester PA “Join us for a special Superhero fiesta! 🎉 Spider-Man and Wonder Woman will be making an appearance for some cape decorating, dancing and more! Mimosas and light refreshments included.
    $25/child Rsvp your ticket by Venmo to @LulusWC or email us at to save your spot!” Details HERE
  • The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents: Music of The Beatles for Kids! Sunday, September 26th Doors open at 10:45 AM at Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Sunday Farmers Market at The GreenHouse at GreenHorn Gardens Sunday, September 26th 11 AM – 3 PM 2401 School Lane Drexel Hill, PA Enjoy the festive fall season at the Greenhouse Free Mimosa at The Flower Bar Build your own Flower Bouquets & Flower Crowns, LIVE MUSIC by Box & String (11 to 1 ), Great Vendors, Local Artists, Pumpkins, Mums, Good Vibes Details HERE
  • Curator Fest at Cherry St. Pier in Philadelphia Sunday, September 26th 1 PM – 6 PM Curator Fest is a family-friendly festival that highlights talented upcoming artists, bands, DJs, creators, brands, and more from the tri-state area. The festival will include all genres of music and a variety of performances to showcase the thriving music scene around Philadelphia. The event is free and open to the public. Cherry Street Pier is open rain or shine. Details HERE
  • Lolly & YoYo Perform! Sunday, September 26th 2 PM – 5 PM at Suburban Square Anderson & Coulter Avenue Ardmore PA Lolly and YoYo inspire children to play, exercise and be healthy with their high energy, interactive shows and music. Their songs and games engage the children’s imaginations while they dance, jump, hop, run and play.  With songs inspired by classic and contemporary kids music, Lolly & YoYo have a vibe that’s all their own. Details HERE
  • Scarecrow Weekend at Elmwood Park Zoo September 25th & 26th 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 1661 Harding Blvd Norristown, PA $15 PER SCARECROW From monsters, to critters, to good ol’ fashioned hay men — anything goes during EPZ’s Scarecrow Making Weekend! Build your very own scarecrow; we’ll provide you with a frame, clothing and stuffing! Registration is required. Your ticket does not include zoo admission. Details, zoo admission and ticket info and more HERE
  • World’s Largest Ghost Hunt at Fort Mifflin September 25th & 26th Join our friends and paranormal investigation hosts EVPNJ Paranormal Research as we celebrate an international day of paranormal investigations! Fort Mifflin becomes part of the 6th Annual World’s Largest Ghost Hunt as the metaphysical center of this global event.
    Daytime activities include pop-up Ghost Hunts in hot spot locations (including the famous Casemate 5!) plus vendors, authors, paranormal TV celebrities Brian J. Cano and Dustin Pari, Grimm Philly live podcast, PARA X radio broadcasts and so much more!
    When the sun goes down we really get to it as our bridge lead investigator Brian J. Cano directs a live streamed exercise in global consciousness connecting simultaneous investigations throughout the world. Enjoy open investigation throughout the Fort while becoming part of an international event! This is your opportunity to experience a paranormal event of global significance and connect with the unseen realm and like-minded folks all around the world. Profits from this exciting event “preserve history through the hauntings” and support Fort Mifflin’s programs and projects.
    Night time investigation is suitable for ages 16 and up. Tickets are limited to assure a meaningful experience.
    Daytime (Noon till 5 PM) Tickets $6 – $10; Pop-Up Investigations $20
    Night Time Investigation 7 PM till Midnight $75
    VIP All Action Pass, including daytime event, all Pop-Up Investigations, night time investigation PLUS bring a picnic to enjoy during the dinner break 5 PM – 7 PM. $99
    As always, FREE parking.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Pumpkinland and Farm Market at Linvilla Orchards September 11 – November 7th 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
  • Harvest Hayride at Araspaha Farms  SEPT. 25th– OCT. 31st SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. at 1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills PA Details, ticket info and schedule 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
  • Cherry Crest Adventure Farm 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Pumpkins, Attractions & more 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
  • TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIN at DiDonato’s Family Fun Center 2021 Dates: September 25, 26
    October 2, 3, 9, 10 11, 16, 17, 23, 24 Saturday and Sunday Hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm October 11: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at
    1151 South White Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ

    This little goblin-friendly Halloween outdoor train ride will leave the whole family laughing and gasping for more! Tricks, treats, and surprises are included for kids and grownups! Your admission includes:
    Train ride through a little-goblin friendly Halloween Town
    Halloween Hay Maze
    Pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch
    Endless Fun on the giant slide
    Individually Wrapped Treat
    Meet & Greet and photo op with the Local Witch
    Toy Market will be on site at their Pop-up Snack & Toy Cottage
    Endless play, climbing, imagination-building, and fun on our custom-made, interactive train, and more!
    Game of Bowling & one shoe rental with socks for $6 per person at the door
    …and more!
    Cost: ALL INCLUDED for $12.95 per person*
    *Plus Simpletix Ticketing fee
    Tickets purchased at the door will be $14.95 per ticket
    Recommend purchasing tickets online as we do sell-out. They do sell a limited amount of tickets every 15 minutes to offer a safe, fun experience for everyone! Details HERE
  • Fall Fest at Creamy Acres Saturdays Beginning Sept 25th through October. Also open Columbus Day Fall Fest is back!!! Come on down to the farm for a day filled with hayrides, pumpkin picking, wandering our cornfield maze, riding the cow train, visiting our barnyard, climbing tire mountain, riding pedal cars, saving the farm from zombies at our paintball shoot out and more!! Fun for the whole family!! $12.00 per person includes all day access to the farm park, hayride to pumpkin patch and corn field maze!! Details HERE
  • Diggerfest – Fall Festival at Diggerland Sept. 25 to Nov. 7 at100 Pinedge Ct, West Berlin, NJ Enjoy live music, specialty food, hay rides and plenty of fun and games. NEW THIS YEAR: Car extraction thanks to the Medford Fire Department for Fire Prevention Week, petting zoo thanks to Farm Friends LLC, Circus Stella two-day performance and returning Hell On Wheels BMX stunt show. Details and ticket info 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 
  • Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary Open select nights, Sept. 24 through Nov. 13 at 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA  Halloween Nights consists of 15 attractions:…and more surprises in store!
    • 2 haunted houses (scary!)
    • 3 immersive walk-through experiences (not scary)
    • 3 live, interactive performances
    • 4 themed bars and lounges
    • 3 opportunities to explore the penitentiary’s cellblocks, history, and relevance today (including NEW, exclusive narration by actor Steve Buscemi!) Details and ticket info HERE
  • Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride Select dates and times Sept 24th through Oct 31st 1835 N. Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA Details and ticket info 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
  • 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
  • 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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