After a holiday on hump day, you may be looking to take it easy this weekend…but then again, maybe not! For those of you ready to hit the pavement, here are your weekend family-friendly events on the Main Line.By Pamela Badolato Photo by Carrie Hill Photography
Friday, July 6
Toddler “Big Steps” story time takes place at Radnor Memorial Library for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 beginning today at 10:30 am.
Children’s Book World and other area businesses are joining forces for a fun event throughout the month of July: Waldo (of Where’s Waldo fame) turns 25 this year, and to celebrate he will be “visiting” 17 local businesses. Spot him and win prizes!
It’s First Friday at Steel City in Phoenixville! Stop in to cool off with a smoothie or a shake, have a bite to eat, and listen to some great tunes.
Saturday, July 7
Stretch your body and mind on the rooftop of the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting with Rooftop Yoga!
Not one, but TWO great events at Elmwood Park Zoo today! The Philadelphia Soul Takeover is from 12-4pm, meet the players & cheerleaders, play in the bounce houses, get autographs, dance to the live music, and play games! The SoulMates cheerleaders, flygirls, Jr. SoulMates, and the SoulMan will perform in the zoo parking lot. Season ticket holders get a discount admission to the zoo today. It’s also Wild Water Weekend! It’s hot outside, but at the Elmwood Park Zoo it’s cooler than ever at their very first Water Playground with a 5 in 1 water bounce house, Big Splash, cool down zones, and sprinklers.
It’s Linvilla Orchards’ Blueberry Festival and Pie Eating Contest day today! This event has been cancelled due to heat, however blueberries and peaches are still available for picking and beginning today growers can drop off their produce for “Share the Harvest” to benefit Philabundance every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Kids and Big Kids can climb aboard construction trucks, motorcycles, fire trucks, trash trucks, a cement mixer, police cars, ambulances, a school bus, and tow trucks at the Community Park at Haverford Reserve (home of Freedom Playground). This fundraiser will benefit the Freedom Playground maintenance fund.
West Chester is taking it to the streets for the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium! Take part in a full day of bicycling with a children’s race, the pro men’s race, pro/am women’s race, and more! There will also be a bike giveaway, a community festival, block party, bike tour, and much more!
The Kimberton Summer Arts Series presents the Kimberton Community Block Party, a free outdoor music event this evening from 4-9 pm. Enjoy musical performances, a beginner’s square dance, kids’ activities, food, and beverages! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay all night!
Sunday, July 8
Birds for kids! Head to Norristown Farm Park for a bird walk geared towards kids and families. Bring binoculars if you have them — you’ll be on a special search for birds on their nest or with their young.
Sundays in July are Farmers Market days at Whole Foods in Devon. Get a chance to buy good, local products and meet the vendors of fresh veggies, local coffee, and more!
Sundays are West Goshen Township‘s Summer Concert nights, and tonight Cafe con Pan will be performing at 6:30 pm. Admission is free; a donation to the West Chester Food Cupboard is encouraged.
Monday, July 9
Color Me Mine‘s Summer Workshop kicks off week 3 today with their theme “On The Beach!” Call for availability!
It’s Kids’ Club day at Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods in the community room, a new kid-friendly activity each Monday!
Colonial Theatre presents Baby Movie Night on Mondays at 6:30 pm, where parents can bring their little ones and watch a movie! Tonight’s feature is Moonrise Kingdom.