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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: July 27–28

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

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.

Christmas in July at Sesame Place

July 22—28

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Visit Cookie Monster Santa for photos, dine with Elmo and friends (reservations required), and take advantage of special sales to start holiday shopping early.

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.

‘Pippin’ at Media Theatre

Weekends, July 5—28

104 E. State Street, Media

 

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Tickets available online.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

July 26–28, 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

Brunch with Elmo

July 27, 9:30 am—noon

Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester

 

Enjoy all you can eat brunch, complimentary mimosas, and Elmo time at Lulu’s! RSVP to luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Build your own Terrarium or Fairy Garden

July 27, 10 am

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Choose from a variety of containers and plants, and the Linvilla staff will guide you through the whole process of making a terrarium. Fairy garden figures are sold separately. $35; call 610-876-7116 to register.

Zoo Keeper Olympics

July 27, 10:30 am—12:30 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Do you have what it takes to work at the zoo? Can you lift up an eagle, hit the target with a hose, and deliver the right diet to each animal? Come find out by joining zoo educators and other staff in some fun, family-friendly challenges in celebration of National Zookeeper Week! This is a free program, but zoo admission and registration is required.

SuperSTEAM at Belmont Hills Library

July 27, 11 am—2 pm

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

A day of fun-filled STEAM activities for all ages. Self-guided activities will be available throughout the building, including the new community room.

Who’s Been in my Garden?

July 27, 11 am—12:30 pm

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova

 

Learn about insect defenders that protect plants, and the predator-prey relationships needed for a healthy backyard ecosystem. Free; registration required online, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.

Peter Rabbit Painting Project at Radnor Memorial Library

July 27, noon—3 pm

114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Calling the whole community to participate in a group art project to help paint a giant Peter Rabbit canvas that will be displayed in the library’s Peter Rabbit Storytime Room! Led by fine artist Erica DeHart of Murals from DeHart who is also the artist behind the beautiful new Beatrix Potter mural in the children’s room. No registration required. See online schedule for age groups.

Family Day at Muse Paintbar

July 27, noon—2:15 pm

255 Main Street, #150, King of Prussia

 

Bring the family for a paint day! Make a toucan piece for your walls, and come early to get lunch at the on-site restaurant. Reserve online.

‘Big Fish’ the Musical

July 27, 1 pm and 7 pm

Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1000 Purple Pride Pkwy, Phoenixville

 

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. Tickets available online.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Stream Life

July 27, 1—5 pm

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills

 

Join Newlin’s staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family.

Cookie Decorating: Christmas in July

July 27, 2—4:30 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Newtown Square Radnor, 3743 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square

 

Celebrate Christmas in July with cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and coffee, festive photo booth, and a holiday movie. Tickets available online.

Ludington Summer Concert Series Presents: Gladius Live

July 27, 2—3 pm

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Determined to entertain as well as inspire audiences of all ages, this award-winning ‘musical mad-scientist’ explores a multi-cultural mixture of musical styles. This free concert will be held outside the library in Gazebo Park—if it rains, it will be inside the library.

Ariel Under the Sea Event

July 27, 4—5:30 pm

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

 

Join Ariel for a SPLASH-tacular afternoon of under the sea adventures including makeovers, treats, a dance party, and more. Book online.

Braiding Class

July 27, 6—7 pm

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

 

This one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

July 20, 7 pm

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

 

Concert by John Gorka with Denise Moser. $15; kids 16 and under free.

Illuminated Fountain Performance: Be Our Guest

July 27, 9:15 pm

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. The theme of Saturday night is all Disney songs! Tickets required.

Sunday

Summer Sundays: Garden Grown

July 28, 10 am—2 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Celebrate the tastiest time of year at Tyler’s Edible Garden. Explore all things salsa from the ground up! Discover garden fresh ingredients and learn how to grow them with tips from Delco Master Gardeners and Wedgewood Gardens. Get your dance on with mini lessons from Salsa in the Suburbs. Chow down at the Dos Gringos food truck. Free with admission.

Peppa Pig Meet and Greet

July 28, 10:30—11:30 am

Learning Express Toys, 160 Market St., Collegeville

 

Come take a picture with Peppa! Free; no registration required.

Temple Football Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

July 28, 11:30 am—12:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Meet the 2019 Temple University Football team in the bison pavilion. Plus, guests that wear Temple gear can receive a $2 discount off the price of zoo admission!

Princess Meet and Greet at Sweet and Sassy

July 28, 11:30 am and 3:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Share a magical party with princesses, including spa services, treats, photos, and of course a princess coronation! Two different timeslots; book online.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

July 28, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

Free concert in the park by Masters of the Telecaster featuring Jim Weider and GE Smith with special guest Taylor Barton. Rain or shine.  In the instance of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. Beer garden opens at 5 pm.

 

 

Photograph by Markus Moellenberg.

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

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