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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: September 22–23

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

Plan the perfect weekend with our picks!

 

Click here for ongoing events that run through the weekend.

All Weekend

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 22—23

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows; soar, swing, fly, and cruise on three Count von Count themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume. There will be special Halloween parades (including a special night one on Saturday), trick-or-treating, and more. This repeats every weekend through October, so if you can’t make it, there are more chances!

Carnival For a Cure

September 20—23

Reeves Park, Phoenixville

 

This carnival includes free stage entertainment, rides, games, vendors, food, and fun in support of the Get Well Gabby Foundation and their mission to help children diagnosed with cancer.

Saturday

Cal’s Cupcake Challenge

September 22, 10 am—3 pm

Cynwyd Elementary, 101 West Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd

 

The Calliope Joy Foundation hosts its signature event, featuring a day of games, face painting, bounces, crafts, live performances, and of course cupcakes. Sample cupcakes from a dozen top local bakeries, and see the young bakers of the Kids’ Cupcake Bake-Off show off their creations! All proceeds from the event benefit CHOP’s Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence; and music therapy at Abington-Jefferson Health’s Kind Pediatric Hospice. Read all about this delicious event for a good cause in our preview.

Binocular Walk at Tyler Arboretum (Age 7 and up)

September 22, 10—11:30 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Roam the arboretum with binoculars searching for signs of furry and feathery friends on this woodland scavenger hunt. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online.

Stuffed Animal Workshop (ages 8 and up)

September 22, 10 am—noon

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Kids ages 8 and up will learn how to make their own stuffed animals in this workshop.

Autumn Bounty Festival at Terrain

September 22, 11 am—4 pm

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills

 

Celebrate fall with vendors, pumpkin carving demonstrations, face painting, kids’ crafts, games, and more.

Apple Fest and Johnny Appleseed Birthday Workshop

September 22, 11 am—1 pm

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

 

Enjoy a feast of apple treats and create a party pack so you can celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday on September 29!

Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day and Food Truck Event

September 22, 11 am—4 pm

Paoli Battlefield Historical Park, First and Wayne Avenues, Malvern

 

See military re-enactors, interact with the soldiers, see the weapons they used, and learn about the clothing and other gear that these soldiers needed to outfit themselves on the battlefield. Live firing exercises will take place throughout the day, as well as many other programs. This all-ages event will also feature a Food Truck Festival.

Doughnuts with Dads

September 22, 11—11:45 am

Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall

 

Children and their dads (or any caregiver) are invited for stories, crafts, and doughnuts. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided, no registration required.

Conshohocken Fun Fest

September 22, 1–8 pm
Fayette Street between 1st and 5th Avenue, Conshohocken
Live music, vendors, kids’ activities, and more fill the street for this annual festival.

Madden NFL 19 Tournament (Ages 15 and up)

September 22, 1—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Pre-register in advance for a Playstation 4 Madden 19 tournament. Rules and registration online.

Main Line Art Center Saturday Family Drop In

September 22, 2—4 pm

746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

Geared toward small children and their caregivers, each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. All projects are designed to appeal to a large age range and parents are encouraged to create alongside their children. Register online.

Kids’ Night Out at Color Me Mine

September 22, 6—9 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Drop off your kids (age 6 and up) for a fun night of painting, pizza, games, and a movie. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy an adult night out! Register online to reserve your spot.

Drive-in Movie Night at Main Line Animal Rescue

September 22, 5:30 pm (movie at 7:30 pm)

1149 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville

 

This event, hosted by Philadelphia Flyers legend Bernie Parent, will feature an evening of games, prizes, family fun, food trucks, and a drive-in movie featuring the film Miracle. There will be a meet-and-greet with Bernie Parent at 5:30 pm, then the movie at 7:30 pm.

Sunday

Clover Market

September 23, 10 am—4 pm

7 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

An outdoor family-friendly market with local makers, antiques, and food.

Native American Day for Kids and Families

September 23, 11 am—2 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown

 

Blue Jay, Nokomis, and Darius Puff will be back with Native American crafts, games, animal pelts, and other hands-on activities and Native American stories.

Looney Tunes Shorts

September 23, 11 am

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

 

Stop in for some animated antics with Bugs, Daffy, Elmer Fudd, and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew in this program of classic shorts, featuring favorites like “What’s Opera, Doc?” This program is free to all as part of Art House Theater Day.

Touch a Truck at Penn Wynne Library

September 23, noon—3 pm

130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood

 

A fundraiser for the library featuring police vehicles, a dump truck, a mini-excavator, and Herbie the Love Bug. Admission is $5 per child, or $10 per family. There will be raffles, refreshments, and merchandise for purchase.

Minions Party

September 23, 1:30—3 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media

 

Assemble your little Minions! Kids of all ages will enjoy mini-movies, play games, and make crafts. Call 610-566-1918 to register.

Exton Park Community Day 

September 23, 4 – 8 pm

132 Church Farm Lane, Exton

 

After getting rained out in July, Exton’s Community Day has been rescheduled, and it comes with all the summer fun. There’s a bike rodeo, face painting, craft vendors, and the always popular collection of trucks kids can climb on, sit in, and explore.

 

 

 

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