High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: August 10–11
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!
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore
Based on the 1970s cartoon vignettes, this fast-paced musical teaches grammar, math, and more with clever, catchy tunes. Tickets available online.
Chaddsford Winery Peach Festival
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
Celebrate this summer fruit with live music, food trucks, peach pie, and yes, peach wine slushies! Kids are allowed and welcome on Winery grounds when accompanied and supervised by an adult.
‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’
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 teen cast, then next 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. As part of the campaign, LDCP is holding a “Ninja Training” this weekend in partnership with local mixed martial arts organization, DeStolfo’s
Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park
August 9–11, 7:30 pm
Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media
It’s the final weekend for free concerts in Rose Tree Park. See the link for scheduled acts.
Free Donuts and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse
August 10, 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.
Butterfly Fun at Tyler Arboretum
August 10, 10—11:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Take butterfly nets up to the meadow and see what you can catch (and release).
Free Concert: The Not-Its!
August 10, 10:30 am
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville
This Seattle “kindie” rock quintet will have children and their parents on their feet at this upbeat concert. Free; reserve your tickets online.
Stoney Creek Stream Clean
August 10, 1—2:30 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Jump in with both feet and become an enviro-hero by helping zoo educators cleanup and explore Stoney Creek. Search for tiny critters that call the creek home, and help improve the health of the watershed by creating a cleaner habitat for both humans and wildlife. This is a free program, but online registration and zoo admission are required.
Teens’ End of Summer Reading Pizza Party
August 10, 1—3 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Any teens that have participated in Summer Reading at any of the six Lower Merion Libraries are invited to celebrate. All teens must RSVP. Drinks and pizza will be provided.
‘Big Fish’ the Musical
August 10, 1:30 pm and 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.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Paoli Library
August 10, 3:30—4:30 pm (pickup Sunday, August 11 after 2 pm)
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Bring your furry friend for a fun storytime before you leave them in the library to hang out overnight with Pebble the Paoli Penguin. Pick up is Sunday after 2 pm. Ages 3 to 7. Online registration is required.
Rockin’ & Reelin’: Music and Movie in Phoenixville
August 10, 4—10 pm
Reeves Park, Second Ave., Phoenixville
Hang out in Reeves Park with live music, shop at local vendor stands, grab something to eat from a food truck, then grab your blankets and chairs and enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie.
‘The Neverending Story’ at Tredyffrin Library
August 10, 7—9 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford
Come to the library after hours for this true 80s classic! Register online to reserve your spot (and popcorn!).
Outdoor Movie Night: The LEGO Movie 2
August 10, 8 pm
Barrall Field, Media
Pack some snacks and a blanket, and enjoy a movie under the stars on a two-story inflatable movie screen.
Fireworks & Fountains Show
August 10, 9:15 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
Fireworks fly, fountains dance, and the music of Swan Lake sets the tone during this spectacle. Tickets required.
Main Line Bike Race and Family Fun Zone
August 11; Bike Race 8 am—5 pm, Family Fun Zone 11 am—4 pm
Schauffle Plaza, 99 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore
Cycling fanatics from across the region will descend upon downtown Ardmore to watch as some of the sport’s top athletes race through town. The finale races begin at 2 pm. Fans will also enjoy free activities in the Family Fun Zone including magic, Eurobungy, face painting, games, live music, and more. There will also be a beer garden and a classic car display. All children between the ages of 4 and 9 are invited to take part in a sprint style race for free at 1:10 pm. For anyone over 10 years of age who wants to experience the thrill of the course, at 1:30 pm, and for $20 per person, the Family Race Course Experience will get you a racer number and a rare taste at this race circuit! The family fun zone is free and open to the public.
Little Sprouts Summer Gardening Series: Vegetable Pizza Making
August 11, 11 am—noon
Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Children will harvest their veggies and use them to make a personal pizza. Pre-register online.
Touch a Truck
August 11, noon—4 pm
Chester County Government Services Building Parking Lot, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester
This event will feature a variety of trucks, tractors, and fire trucks along with food, a trackless train, face painting, and the TCL Clowns.
‘When the Beat Was Born’
August 11, 4:30—6:30 pm
Roosevelt School, 464 S. Old Middletown Road, Media
Hip Hop Fundamentals will put on a performance that combines breakdancing, history, music, and fun. Then, hear the award-winning book When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc & the Creation of Hip Hop, and learn how beats are made. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will round out this fun Sunday evening celebration. Register online.
Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars
August 11, 6 pm
175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia
Free concert in the park by David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket featuring members of The Hooters, The Soul Survivors, Tommy Conwell, The A’s and more. Rain or shine. In the instance of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. Beer garden opens at 5 pm.
Photograph courtesy of LEGOLAND Discovery Center.