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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: August 31–September 1

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!

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Labor Day Weekend at Sesame Place

August 31—September 1

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne


Celebrate the end of summer with a Labor Day Celebration at Sesame Place, including special meet-and-greets with Elmo. On Sunday, be sure to stick around for an impressive display of fireworks after the parade.

Breakfast with the Giraffes

August 31—September 1, 9—10 am

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown


Breakfast with the Giraffes is back by popular demand! Enjoy a delicious breakfast …and then hand-feed the zoo’s giraffes! Available Saturday or Sunday, but be sure to make reservations because this always sells out!

Hellerick’s Family Farm Sunflower Festival

August 21—September 2

5500 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown


Walk or take a hayride to a picturesque two-acre sunflower field, then head to Adventure Farm for 45 different family-friendly activities!

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.

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair

August 31- September 2

1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore


For over 75 years this iconic Chester County country fair has a midway full of fun for the kids, a wide array of vendors selling everything from antiques to handmade jewelry and of course equestrian events all weekend long. Don’t miss the carriage parade or the alpaca meet and greet.

Chaddsford Winery Labor Day Jazz Festival

August 31-September 2

632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford


Choose from a variety of seasonal, PA-made wines and wine cocktails, or select an ice-cold craft beer. Food trucks will be on site dishing out snacks and street food. It’ll be a fun-filled, three-day weekend of wine, food, music, and fun!


West Chester Grower’s Market Labor Day Picnic

August 31, 9 am–1 pm

N. Church and W. Chestnut Streets, West Chester


Come for some fresh produce and go home with a belly full of grilled sweet corn, hot dogs, and lemonade as the market shows their customer appreciation during this free event.

Delaware Children’s Museum: Star Wars Science

August 31, 10 am–5 pm

550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE


Celebrate the force with hands-on science experiments and visits from your favorite Star Wars characters.

Family Cooking Workshop: Summer Cupcakes

August 31, 10 am

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


Kids and adults alike will enjoy mixing batter and baking chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, plus topping and decorating them with different flavors and ingredients. Pre-register online.

Descendants Event at Sweet and Sassy

August 31, 10:30 am

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville


Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more! Book online.

Pop-Up Naturalist: Flashy Fireflies

August 31, 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.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day

August 31, 4:45 pm

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


Kids will get a JoJo makeover, and sing and dance to her songs. Online reservations required.

Insects After Dark

August 31, 7—8:30 pm

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


Kids are invited to explore Stoneleigh like never before—during a new moon—and search for moths, beetles, praying mantises, and other critters that may visit the garden after dark. Free, but pre-registration is required.

Summer unWINEd Concert featuring Fireworks

August 31, 5—10 pm

Shadybrook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley


Come for a live concert featuring Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute band). Field Opens at 5 pm (music at 6:30 pm) with a  $12.50 cover. , wines by Rose Bank Winery, locally brewed craft beer, signature cocktails featuring PA distilled spirits, great food, lawn games, and fun for the kiddos. An amazing fireworks show will end the night. Tickets available online.


Party with Elmo

September 1, 11 am

Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square


Come enjoy open play and a visit with Elmo!

Descendants Event at Sweet and Sassy

September 1, 11:30 am

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville


Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more! Book online.

Labor Day Fireworks at Sesame Place

September 1, 8:25 pm

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne


Join in the festivities and enjoy an extra special fireworks display that celebrates the amazing 50 years of Sesame Street after the evening Neighborhood Street Party parade.

 Fireworks & Fountains at Longwood Gardens

September 1, 8:15 pm

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


Celebrate Labor Day with a dazzling show set to music from the movies! Bring your own chairs; blankets not permitted. Tickets required for this event.




Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

Contributing Writer