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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: August 3–4

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

All Weekend

August Fest at Plymouth Swim Club

August 3—4

1724 Gallagher Rd., Plymouth Meeting

 

Enjoy family fun all weekend, including bouncy houses, live music, lots of games for kids and adults, and food trucks. Free for members; $10 for non-members.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

August 2—4

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

SALT presents a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic musical, based on the beloved comic strip. This weekend will be the kids cast, then next weekend is teens, and the final weekend will be the adult cast. Tickets available online.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

July 25—August 25

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

August 1–4, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free concerts all weekend in Rose Tree Park. See the link for scheduled acts.

Saturday

Goshen Country Fair

July 29—August 3

1320 Park Avenue, West Chester

 

This annual fair features rides, games, farm animals, and much more!

Linvilla Orchards Peach Festival

August 3, 8 am—7 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Pick your own peaches and other produce, and enjoy hayrides, face painting, train rides, fishing, music, games, and so much more! Costumed characters and children’s entertainment will also add to the festivities.

Early Access Morning at Elmwood Park Zoo

August 3, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in a relaxing setting before it opens to the general public. Pre-registration is required.

Teddy Bear Clinic

August 3, 11 am—2 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Children can bring their stuffed animals for “check-ups” with Einstein Medical Center. This event is free to attend with zoo admission.

Free Donuts and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

August 3, 10 am—noon

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne

 

Kids can enjoy playing at Kids’ Clubhouse while you enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about their drop-in childcare services.

Peach and Corn Harvest Celebration

August 3, noon—5 pm

Highland Orchards, 1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester

 

Enjoy peach and corn picking, goat feeding, craft and home improvement vendors, face painting,  balloon twisting, food trucks, and a beer garden.

Everybody Sing! ‘Grease’

August 3, 1 pm

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Singing is encouraged at this special interactive screening! Grab your pink jackets and grease up your pompadours—all patrons in costume will receive a free small popcorn! Tickets available online.

Family Fun: Cannoli Workshop

August 3, 1 pm

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King of Prussia

 

Get plenty of hands-on practice making, shaping, frying and baking shells; then pipe in sweet, creamy fillings and enjoy sampling all your scrumptious creations. This class is designed for children and adults to work and learn together. Pre-register online.

Scout Insect Safari

August 3, 2—3:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Search the meadow and garden for insects, big and small, to discover what flies, hops and crawls amongst the grasses and flowers. Open to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages, with an adult. Pre-registration is required.

Movies at the Mansion: ‘101 Dalmatians’

August 3, 6:30—10 pm

Nemours Estate, 850 Alapocas Dr., Wilmington, DE

 

Bring a picnic and enjoy the kick-off to the “Dog Days of August” at Nemours Estate. Lawn games and cartoons available from 6:30—8 pm; movie begins at 8 pm.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

August 3, 7 pm

The Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr

 

Concert by David Wilcox with Rebecca Fox Starr. $15; kids 16 and under free.

Penn Chinese Dance Club Performance

August 3, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free performances of beautiful costumed dances bursting with color, featuring long sleeve and fan dances.

‘Big Fish’ the Musical

August 3, 7:30 pm

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

 

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and film by Tim Burton, this musical tells the story of a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and tells incredible, larger-than-life stories. For ages 12 and up. Tickets available online.

Sunday

First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

August 4, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

 

First Sundays for Families presents free, hands-on workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages in creative art activities and performances.  This month, explore diaspora West African dance, drum, song and storytelling traditions from the Mali Empire. No registration necessary.

Summer STEM Bash

August 4, 11 am—3 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

A day filled with experiments, activities, presentations, animal meet and greets, a make-your-own-lava-lamp activity, and more. Free with zoo admission.

Family Fun: Summer Cupcakes

August 4, 1 pm

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King of Prussia

 

Kids (ages 8 and up) and adults will enjoy mixing batter and baking and decorating cupcakes. Pre-register online.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

August 4, 3—5 pm

Belmont Hills Pool, 122 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Participants will build and race cardboard and duct tape rowboats in the pool. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 1, but if you’re too late, come watch the competition!

Elsa and Anna’s Girls’ Day Out

August 4, 3:30 pm

Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Enjoy a day out with Anna and Elsa! Makeovers, singalongs, photos, and more. Book online.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

August 4, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free concert in the park by Trout Fishing in America followed by Swamp Ash. Rain or shine.  In the instance of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. Beer garden opens at 5 pm.

Free Family Concert by The Plants

August 4, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Catchy, creative music for the young and young at heart.

 

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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