Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 4th of July Parades,Fireworks, and Events in the Philadelphia Area

Below is a list of parades, events and fireworks in the Chester County Area. Don't forget the Wawa Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia that includes a parade on July 4th, concerts and outdoor movies. Click here for the calendar of events in Philadelphia. Please let me know if I forgot any and I will add them to the list.   
Happy 4th of July!





Wednesday July 2nd
AN ALL-AMERICAN CELEBRATION ON INDEPENDENCE MALL 
Wednesday , July 2 - Sunday, July 5
Extended hours on July 2-3, 9:30 – 8 p.m.

FREE with museum admission; admission is FREE on July 4th


Friday July 3rd


North Conventry Fair and Fireworks

Fireworks on Friday  at 10:30

Parkesburg Fire Company Fair and Fireworks

Fireworks will be at dusk on July 3rd at Minch Park (3rd Ave and Gay St)

Saturday July 4th

Adventure Aquarium Independence Day Splash


Join us on July 4th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm for our annual Independence Day Splash, an evening of fintastic patriotic fun for the whole family! Explore our 8,500 animals and exciting exhibits, including our all-new Hippo Haven experience, 40 foot shark tunnel through the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, sea turtles, and more. Plus throughout the evening, enjoy themed activities including stilt walkers, a DJ Dance Party, special guests, free patriotic takeaways and more.

Then cap off the night with a stellar view of the region’s largest fireworks display – the Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Spectacular on the Delaware River Waterfront, a stunning show of color and sound overlooking the Philly skyline.


Downingtown 
36th Annual Good Neighbor Day and Fireworks


The event starts at 6 am in Kerr Park in Downtown with races and plenty of kids friendly events throughout the day. Fireworks at Dusk.

Easttown Township
Family Picnic and Bike Parade at Johnson Park (Berwyn) on July 4th, at 11 a.m.

An Independence weekend concert, children's entertainment, activity & food vendors, and fireworks display.  (fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.) at Nottingham County Park (150 Park Road)



Annual 4th of July Fireworks at Friendship Field  (corner of Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue)

Fireworks and concert
Chester County Concert Band - 7pm
Fireworks show begins at dusk
Wilson Farm Park - 500 Lee Road, Chesterbrook, PA


July 4th at 10:00 AM at West Goshen Community Park (N. Five Points & Fern Hill Roads)
Receive prizes for best decorated bicycles, tricycles, big wheels, strollers, and wagons



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 26, 27, 28

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 26th, 27th & 28th


Friday 

1. Dinner and a Movie at Burke Park (watch Big Hero 6)


2. Watch Big Hero 6 at Summer Movie Nights at Oakbourne Park

3. United Sports Family Fun Night & Free Movie (watch Spongebob: Sponge Out Of 

     Water)


Saturday   

4. Day Out With Thomas on the Strasburg Rail Road


5. Check out the Tall Ships in Philadelphia


6.  Colonial Children's Day at The Mill at Anselma

7.  Family Fun and Rides at the Sacred Heart School Carnival

8.  Plenty of family fun at  Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny

9. Make a Pie Tick-Tac-Toe Game at Michaels Kids Club Event

Sunday

10. Summer Special on the West Chester Railroad



Bonus Events


Crafting Friday Mornings at Monkey Fish Toys

Michaels Passport to Imagination make a Fun Fishing Game

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum

Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

Check out The Art of Brick Lego art exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Check out the calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny


Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny 
 June 27
3pm -9pm





Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny, a festival of local music and food, will be held SaturdayJune 27. 

Musicians scheduled to perform include: Andy Mann, Without a Paddle, Sidney Joseph, Joe Pescatore and Herd of Cats, and The Beaver Farm Boys.

The Hootenanny has been organized to celebrate the joy of local culture. In addition to the music, there will be contra dancing, face painting, hayrides and more.  Local, organic food from the Camphill CafĂ© will be available for purchase.  Children will have the chance to spot cows, chickens, sheep and more on the working dairy and vegetable farm.

The admission fee is $10, $8 in advance. Children 10 and under are free. Advance tickets can be purchased viawww.camphillkimberton.org/hootenanny until June 25. Attendees may bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. 


Proceeds from the Hootenanny will go to Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, a dynamic farming and handcrafting community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. This non-profit organization has provided meaningful work and a supportive environment since it was founded in 1972. Located on 432 acres of farm, gardens and woodlands in Chester County, Kimberton Hills is also a local center for culture and a model for sound ecological living.

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is located at 1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, Pa. Please use Google Maps for directions as most GPS systems do not recognize our address.

Visit www.camphillkimberton.org to learn more.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Colonial Children's Day

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM





Bring the Kids out to The Mill for an exciting day of Colonial Activities! Beyond our normal tours and hands-on activities, we will have the following to entertain children of all ages: 18th Century Puppet Theater Shows Hands-on workshop for children with the puppeteers 18th Century Magician 18th Century Ice Cream-making demonstration where the kids help make the ice-cream! 18th Century Children’s Games Food, Ice Cream and Refreshments available for purchase *All Children who attend this event dressed in Colonial Attire will receive Free Admission to the event*



For more information: http://anselmamill.org/colonial-childrens-day/

Location: The Mill at Anselma

This event is appropriate for: 2-16, Adults

 Cost: Adults-$5.00, Seniors-$4.00, Children $3.00 or FREE in Colonial Attire

Monday, June 22, 2015

Alvin and the Chipmunks at the Tower Theater

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Tower Theater
Friday, October 9th 2015
Showtimes4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Mark you calendars everyone's favorite trio is coming to Philadelphia this fall at the Tower Theater.

Get your tickets starting on Wednesday:

*Presale: Wednesday, 6/25 @ 10 a.m. through Thursday, 6/26 @ 10 p.m.

Onsale: Friday, 6/26 @ 10 a.m.


For more information  http://venue.thetowerphilly.com/

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 19,20,21

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 19th, 20th & 21st



Friday 

1. Chester County Balloon Festival


2. Crafting Friday Mornings at Monkey Fish Toys

3. Family Movie Night "A Bug's Life" at Coatesville Area Public Library

Saturday   


4. Day Out With Thomas on the Strasburg Rail Road

5Elmwood Park Zoo Visits Spring City Public Library

6. Head to Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square for Bayard Taylor Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff Party

7. St. Joseph's Chruch Festival in Downingtown
Sunday

8. Make a Popsicle Book at Michaels Kids Club Event

9.American Helicopter Museum Celebrates Father’s Day with Copters, Cycles and Cars

10. Fathers Day Express on the West Chester Railroad



Bonus Events

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum


Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Father's Day Family Night Hike at the Brandywine Zoo

Fireworks at Hagley 

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

Arden Theatre Company presents The Jungle Book

Check out The Art of Brick Lego art exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Check out the calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dragon Gym Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp





Dragon Gym Martial Arts will be running kids martial arts, fitness and fun summer camp for 6 of the weeks during the summer.

Here are the dates of each week:


Week 1: June 22 - June 26


Week 2: July 6 - July 10


Week 3: July 13 - July 17


Week 4: July 27 - July 31


Week 5: Aug 3 - Aug 7


Week 6: Aug 17 - Aug 21


They will run camps for the full day from 8am till 5pm.


They will also have a half day option. If you would like to sign up for half days, Enter Coupon Code: HALFDAYS



For more information: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at 610-363-7575.
You can register for camp here: http://bit.ly/DGSUMMERCAMP
Click here to return to the Dragon Gym Homepage

Location: Dragon Gym Martial Arts in Exton, PA

This event is appropriate for: 7-14 years old

Cost: $275 per week

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 12,13,14

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 12th, 13th & 14th



Friday 

1. Superhero Kickoff Party at the Oxford Library


2. Crafting Friday Mornings at Monkey Fish Toys

Saturday   


3. Silly Joe Sings at the Phoenixville Public Library


4. Delaware Museum of Natural History Kicks Off Summer with "Family Fun Day"

5Michaels Kids Club make a Father's Day Duck Tape Frame

6. Milling Demonstration Days at The Mill at Anselma 

7. Get up close to the reptiles at the Brandywine Zoo

Sunday
8. Disney's The Lion King takes the stage at The Academy of Music.


9. Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum

10. Summer Picnic Specials on the West Chester Railroad



Bonus Events

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Make Iron Man's Avenjet at Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Fun Family Craft Time: Father’s Day Tie Dye Tee at Michaels

Science Saturday: Boom! The Science of Explosions at Hagley Museum

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

Arden Theatre Company presents The Jungle Book

Check out The Art of Brick Lego art exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Check out the calendar for more ideas

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 5,6,7

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 5th, 6th & 7th




Friday 

1. Check out First Friday Events in Oxford, West ChesterWayne and Kennett Square



2. Crafting Friday Mornings at Monkey Fish Toys

Saturday   


3. Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

4. Free admission to select museums during Bank of America Museums on Us (Saturday & Sunday)


5Reptile Show at the Brandywine Zoo


6. Make a Father’s Day Craft Stick Card at Michaels Crafts

7. Make a Load 'n Go Truck at Home Depot's Kids Workshop

Sunday
8. West Chester Super Sunday


9. PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

10. Summer Picnic Specials on the West Chester Railroad



Bonus Events

Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum


ArtSee Activities at The Barnes Foundation 

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

Arden Theatre Company presents The Jungle Book

Check out The Art of Brick Lego art exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Check out the calendar for more ideas

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 29 ,30,& 31

Our top 10 picks for this weekend May 29th, 30th & 31st




Friday 

1. Check out all the family fun at the Devon Horse Show (all weekend)


2. Plenty of family fun at the  Brandywine Hospital Strawberry Festival (all weekend)


3. Crafting Friday Mornings at Monkey Fish Toys

Saturday   


4.Make DIY Paper Fans  at Michaels Crafts


5School House Rock Jr. at the Walnut Street Theatre


6. Reptile Show at the Brandywine Zoo

7. Join the Township of Thornbury for it's annual Founders Day Celebration

8. Downingtown Main Street Association presents the Downingtown Fine Arts Festival 

Sunday
8. 147th Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern


9. Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum

10. Check out Animal Grossology at Academy of Natural Sciences



Bonus Events



Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Parents Night Out at Bounce U Exton

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble

Tredyffrin Public Library Stages Teen Brain: The Musical

Arden Theatre Company presents The Jungle Book

Check out The Art of Brick Lego art exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Check out the calendar for more ideas