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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: July 13–14

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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‘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.

‘The Tempest’ by Phoenix Theatre

July 5—21

SALT Performing Arts Center, 1645 Art School Rd., Chester Springs


This brand new theater company presents a contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s final play, using modern design concepts to create magic along with strong movement work and dynamic music. Tickets available online; kids 18 and under get in free!

Trails on Tap: Valley Forge National Historical Park

July 13–14, noon–9 pm

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia


The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is partnering with FCM Hospitality, the creators of Philadelphia’s successful Parks on Tap series, and Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, to bring a mobile beer garden to riverside locations this summer.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

July 10–14, 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.


Linvilla Orchards’ Annual Blueberry Festival

July 13, 8 am—7 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media


Celebrate all things blueberry with hayrides, pick-your-own blueberries, live music, face painting, costumed characters, and a blueberry pie eating contest!

Sensory-Friendly Saturday at Brandywine River Museum

July 13, 9—10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford


Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local families specifically for visitors on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families, this inclusive program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering hands-on sensory activities, quiet areas, on-hand support, and more. Space is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610-388-8120.

El Bruncho with Woody and Jessie

July 13, 9:30 am—noon

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore


Meet your favorite cowboy and cowgirl from Toy Story! Plus, all-you-can eat food stations and complimentary mimosas and coffee for the grownups. This event is by reservation only; email info@luluscasita.com to buy your ticket.

Nothing Bundt Cakes Turns One!

July 13, 10 am—noon

333 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood


Bring the kids to enjoy raffle prizes, face painting, balloon art, and delicious bundt cake samples! Plus, use the coupon in our link to get a FREE Bundlet!

Alpacalypse at the Library!

July 13, 11 am—2 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood


Meet Banzai and Champ from Woodside Alpaca Farm. No registration necessary, but be ready to wait in line for a bit for your chance to pet the alpacas, ask questions, and get a photo!


July 13, 11 am—5 pm

Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville


The Colonial Theatre’s annual weekend of ‘50s film nostalgia, sci-fi and kitsch includes a street fair with storytelling, a Fire Extinguisher Parade, costume contest, pet parade, music, and food.

Spamalot Young@Part

July 13, 1—3 pm

Phoenixville Area Middle School, 1000 Purple Pride Pkwy, Phoenixville


Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@Part centers around King Arthur and his search for the Holy Grail in a hilarious musical! Tickets available online.

Royal Tea Party

July 13, 1—2 pm

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


MIss Patti will host a wonderful storytime for boys and girls followed by a big feast and a visit from a very special princess! Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up like a frog, knight, princess, prince, king, or queen and all be part of the royal court! Space is limited; call 610-525-1776 Ext 5 to register.

Storytelling with Nana Anansi

July 13, 1:30 pm

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


Storyteller Oni Lasana will take us on an adventure featuring stories of Anansi the spider, folklore of West Africa and the Caribbean. Geared towards toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome. Registration required but walk-ins welcome as space allows.

Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy

July 13, 3:30–5 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville


Get a unicorn makeover, eat snacks, and end with a Unicoronation! Book online.

Exton Park Community Day

July 13, 4—10 pm

Exton Park, 800 Swedesford Rd., Exton


This annual day of fun includes food trucks, fireworks, music, a rock wall, inflatables, Gaga ball pit, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, bike rodeo, touch a truck, teddy bear hospital, and more!

Arts in the Park: Birdie Busch

July 13, 5—6:30 pm

Glen Providence Park, 550 West State Street, Media


Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the stage for a late afternoon concert by songstress Birdie Busch.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts

July 13, 7 pm

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


Concert by Susan Werner with Jonathan Doh and Mark Wallace. $15 for adults; kids 16 and under get in free.

Firefly Frenzy at Tyler Arboretum

July 13, 7:30—9 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media


Explore the night and go on a catch and release hunt for fireflies, moths, and other nocturnal insects. Bring your own jar, or borrow one from Tyler. After your hunt, settle in by the campfire and enjoy a sweet treat. Bring a flashlight! This event is suitable for ages 3 and up. Pre-register online.

Movie Night in the Park: ‘The Incredibles 2’

July 13, 7:30—10 pm

Sutcliffe Park, 800 Colwell Ln., Conshohocken


Movie will begin at dusk. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket.

Family Movie Night at Barrall Field

July 13, 8 pm

Barrel Field, State Street and Edgemont Avenue, Media


Watch Back to the Future under the stars on a two-story inflatable movie screen.


Ardmore’s Bastille Day Block Party

July 14, 11 am—4 pm

Station Avenue at Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore


Two of our Ardmore favorites, The Bercy and Delice Et Chocolat, come together to host a Bastille Day party in downtown Ardmore! This daylong event features can can dancers, games, crafts, live music, food and drink specials, and more!

Little Sprouts Summer Gardening Series: Plants and Pollinators

July 14, 11 am—noon

Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills


Bring along the little ones to a series of classes teaching them everything from planting, watering, pollinating, and harvesting. Reserve your spot online.

Downtown Car Show

July 14, 11 am—4 pm

Downtown Media


See over 250 antique cars lining the streets of Downtown Media!

Super Hero Express

July 14, 12:30 and 2:30 pm

Wilmington & Western Railroad, 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE


Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Leonardo the Ninja Turtle visit the Wilmington & Western to ride the rails to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove! Costumes encouraged. Book online.

Scout Aquatic Explorations

July 14, 2—3:30 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media


Open to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages. Visit Tyler Arboretum’s thriving frog pond and flowing stream to see who uses these waterways as their home. Come prepared wearing swimsuits, towels and water shoes! Pre-register online.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day

July 14, 3:30—5 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.

Upper Merion Township Concerts Under the Stars

July 14, 6 pm

175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia


Fourth Annual Craig Bickhardt Friends and Family Festival featuring Craig and Aislinn Bickhardt with special guests The Ronstadt Brothers plus Michael Braunfeld with Michael G. Ronstadt, Tommy Geddes and Tom Hampton Sittin’ In. Rain or shine. Beer garden opens at 5 pm.



Photograph courtesy of Ardmore Initiative.

Contributing Writer