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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: June 1–2

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

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

May 23–June 2

23 Dorset Road, Devon

 

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair combines equestrians, family fun, and Main Line tradition in one fabulous 10-day event. Check out our preview to plan your trip, including family days, special events, and more!

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

May 30—June 2

Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts gang will come to life through witty vignettes and show-stopping songs. Tickets available online.

Neighborhood Block Party Weekend at Sesame Place

June 1—2

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

See the all-new Sesame Street Neighborhood,  and enjoy a DJ Dance Party, games, character photo ops and more.

Big Apple Circus

May 18—June 16

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

The Big Apple Circus brings together the most acclaimed circus acts from all over the world, all in one magical and intimate one-ring big top tent in Oaks! Tickets available online.

YPTW Presents: ‘State Fair’

May 24—June 2

The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore

 

Young People’s Theatre Workshop presents this Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. Reserve tickets online.

The Big Bounce

May 31—June 2

Maple Zone Sports Complex, 4881 Chichester Ave., Aston

 

Featuring the world’s largest bounce house, an incredible 900+ foot long obstacle course, an inflatable space-themed wonderland, and more, The Big Bounce brings lots of family fun. Tickets available online.

Brandywine Strawberry Festival

May 30—June 2

Brandywine Hospital, 201 Reeceville Rd., Coatesville

 

Enjoy a weekend of rides, live entertainment, family fun, food, and much more.

LEGO City: Report for Duty

May 25—July 7

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

 

LEGO City is in trouble! Create an action adventure and protect the city! Enjoy police-themed builds, photo ops, and more, plus see the new LEGO 4D Movie Officer in Pursuit.

Saturday

Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival

June 1, 8 am—7 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Celebrate the beginning of summer with pick-your-own strawberries, live music, costumed characters, kids’ crafts, and more. Plus, at 11 am, they will unveil the Delaware County’s largest Strawberry Shortcake, an annual tradition!

Historic Newtown Square Day

June 1, 9 am—4 pm

Square Tavern, Newtown Square

 

Historic Newtown Square Day includes public tours of historic buildings and sites, the grand opening of the Benjamin West gallery at the 1742 Square Tavern, a full day of colonial activities and reenactors at the Tavern Green, and farm and children’s activities at the Garrett Williamson property.

Early Access Morning at Elmwood Park Zoo

June 1, 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 in a relaxing setting before it opens to the general public. There will be some friendly animals to meet, and staff will be available for questions and assistance.

Alex’s Original Lemonade Stand

June 1, 10 am — 3 pm

Penn Wynne Elementary School, 250 Haverford Road, Wynnewood

 

This signature event of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemonade Days honors Alex and the movement she started. Over the years, it has evolved into a fabulous family fun carnival, complete with food, games and prizes, crafts, music, raffles, and even a butterfly release. It takes up the entire playground and parking lot, and has plenty of fun, as well as ways to honor and remember Alex and other kids like her. Food and games are donate-as-you-go, or you can purchase an “Alex’s All Access Pass”for $25, which includes all donations for activities, food, and a T-shirt (plus, $20 is tax deductible).

Stream Safari

June 1, 10—11:30 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Splash around in Rocky Run Creek, turn over rocks and use dip nets to collect a variety of aquatic critters that inhabit the water. Be on the hunt for tadpoles, salamanders, water beetles and so much more. What can you catch? Suitable for ages 4 and up. Free for members. Pre-register online.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft and Bingo Party

June 1, 10:30 am—12:30 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50! Come celebrate Eric Carle’s iconic picture book with crafts and bingo.

Parent & Me Pilates Fusion at Radnor Library

June 1, 10:30—11:15 am

114 W. Wayne Ave.

 

Parent & Me Pilates Fusion is a 45-minute total body workout focusing on rebuilding your core and overall strength and flexibility, led by Pilates instructor Kristen Bonito. Babies can stay in a car seat, or on a mat or blanket, and toddlers are able to participate or play with toys. Pre-registration is required.

Plymouth Township Day

June 1, 11 am—3 pm

East Plymouth Valley Park, 900 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

This annual community festival includes games, food trucks, inflatables, a video game truck, a zip line, and more!

Children’s Pizza Box Plein Air

June 1, 11 am—12:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In honor of the Wayne Plein Air Festival, children ages 6-11 are invited to their very own outdoor painting event. Led by Wayne Art Center faculty, children will use a pizza box easel to capture the beauty of Wayne Art Center’s gardens as they create a unique plein air painting ready to be framed. And pizza will be served! Pre-register online.

Kids’ Fishbowl Terrariums

June 1, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Bring along the little ones to fill a fishbowl terrarium with sun-loving succulents for the summer. Reservations are required. $25 per child; no cost for accompanying adults. Cost includes instruction and all materials to make one fishbowl terrarium with three 2-inch succulents.

Strawberry Harvest Celebration at Highland Orchards

June 1, noon—5 pm

1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester

 

Kick off picking season with shuttle rides to the strawberry fields, face painters, local vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, and more.

Sensory Garden Party at Main Line Art Center

June 1, 1—4 pm

746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

Kick-off summer in MLAC’s sensory garden with a fun-filled day of artmaking, live entertainment, ice cream, and more! Children’s book author Nahjee Grant will be there for storytime and a community art project as well. Free and open to the public.

Author Event: Amy Rebecca Tan at Children’s Book World

June 1, 1 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Tan will share her new book, A Kind of Paradise, about a 13-year-old girl who has to spend her summer volunteering at the library—a book that incorporates themes of community, forgiveness, and the power of libraries.

Magical Unicorn Event

June 1, 4:30 pm

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

 

Enjoy unicorn makeovers, crafts, snacks, and more. Finish the event with the Unicornonation! Reserve your spot online.

Arts in the Park: Academy of International Ballet

June 1, 5—6:30 pm (Rain Date: June 2)

Glen Providence Park, 550 W. State Street, Media

 

The Academy of International Ballet performs elegant classical ballet in the finest traditions of the Bolshoi. Free and family-friendly.

Kids’ Night Out at Color Me Mine

June 1, 6—8:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Drop off the kids for a fun night of pizza, games, and painting a Father’s Day project. For ages 6 and up. Pre-register in advance.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert

June 1, 7 pm

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

 

The summer concert series kicks off with Trevor Street Band with Josh David Hines. $15, free for kids 16 and under.

Sunday

Children’s Day at Devon Horse Show

June 2, 9:30 am—noon

23 E. Dorset Rd., Devon

 

The final day of the Devon Horse Show includes storytelling, cupcake decorating, gardening crafts, and even a therapy dog. Children’s Day will also include the Itty Bitty Hat Party and parade, where kids can decorate their own fancy hats (for $8) and then parade around to show off their creations.

Italian American Heritage Festival

June 2, 10 am—5 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Upper Providence

 

Enjoy food, crafts, music, and fun at this annual festival.

Brandywine River Museum’s First Sundays for Families

June 2, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Develop your sense of balance by creating colorful compositions, playing balancing games, and enjoying the return of the renowned Funicular Circus, who will amaze all with their innovative circus arts performance at noon followed by a tight wire crossing of the Brandywine River at 1:30 pm.

Haverford Township Historical Society Heritage Festival

June 2, 11 am—4 pm

1682 Karakung Dr., Havertown

 

Enjoy a full day of live music on two stages, a craft beer garden, food, crafts, touch-a-truck with Havertown Fire Department, cultural and historical demonstrations and reenactors, and much more. Plus, help build a large scale LEGO model of historic Nitre Hall!

Malvern Memorial Day Parade

June 2, 1:30 pm
Malvern Fire Station on King Street, to Memorial Park, downtown Malvern

 

The Upper Main Line Memorial Association will sponsor the 151st Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern. Recognized as the oldest Memorial Commemoration in America. After the Parade on Sunday, the 203rd Memorial Ceremony will take a moment to remember and pay tribute to those who have defended our freedom or simply may deserve our gratitude by encouraging those in attendance to place a ribbon on the Malvern Tree of Honor.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

June 2, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia

 

The season of free concerts kicks off with Acoustic Rock Night featuring Tony Harnell with special guest Between Heaven and Earth. Rain or shine.

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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

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