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10 Upcoming Events for Summer Fun in the Philadelphia Area

Philly residents and vacationing visitors are gearing up for a good time this summer – warm weather, fun in the sun, breaks from area schools and plenty of Philadelphia area activities to keep everybody busy, full and happy… all the makings of a good time without ever having to leave our beautiful city.

If you’ve got the free time, but not quite sure yet what you want to do with it, allow us to share some ideas with you. Take a look at what’s in store this summer for Philly locals and visiting travelers…

Upcoming Philadelphia Area Events

Make Music Philly

Presented by the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s office, 88.5 WXPN, and METRO (Philly)

Date: June 21, 2013, 1 – 4 pm
Location: All over Philadelphia – map
Cost: free

Philadelphia’s first city-wide “do it yourself” festival with concerts and performances by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages.

More info: www.makemusicphilly.org

Delaware Canal Festival

Presented by Landmark Towns of Bucks County

Date: June 21, 2013, 1 – 4 pm
Location: Actors’ NET Theatre parking lot – Morrisville, PA
Cost: free

Live music, great food, clothesline art exhibit, decorated ducks contest and more.

More info: www.landmarktowns.com

Raspberry Festival at Linvilla Orchards

Presented by Linvilla Orchard

Date: June 22, 2013
Location: Linvilla Orchards Entertainment Garden – Media, PA
Cost: free

Pick-your-own raspberries, treats & samples, bouncing tiger, mystery dog & purple dinosaur characters, live concert, Fire & Flow dazzle show, Jammin’ with Judy & more.

More info: www.linvilla.com

Butterfly Festival

Presented by Market by Shady Brook Farm

Date: June 22, 2013, 11 am – 2 pm
Location: Market Del Val College, Doylestown, PA
Cost: $2.00

Presentation by Rick Mikula, The Butterfly Guy, butterfly gardening seminar with expert Jim Shepard, live butterfly release, crafts, and inflatable attraction.

More info: www.themarketatdelval.com

Moland House Storytelling and Music Festival

Presented by Warwick Township Historical Society

Date: June 23, 2013, 1- 4 pm
Location:  Moland House Historic Park – Hartsville, PA
Cost: free

A wide range of storytellers sharing scary, funny, silly, historic, and musical stories. Refreshments, music & entertainment.

More info: www.moland.org

Full House: A Series of Cabarets

Presented by Quince Productions

Date: June 19-June 23, 2013
Location:  Red Room at Society Hill Playhouse – Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $25 per show

A series of 8 different cabarets over five days. 20 performers stretching the boundaries of traditional cabaret, including Well-known and undiscovered cabaret singers.

More info: www.phillyfunguide.com

7th Annual Plein Air Festival

Presented by Wayne Art Center

Date: May 10 – June 29, 2013
Location: Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Cost: free

A juried exhibition and sale of local landscapes by national plein artists.

More info: www.waynepleinair.org

Dinner & Movie Night Under the Stars

Presented by Van Sant Airfield

Date: June 29, 2013, 2 – 10 pm
Location: Bucks County Park grounds of Van Sant Airfield – Erwinna, PA
Cost: $15 – adults, $10 – children under 15

Air show, bi-plane rides (2-5pm), custom & classic cars, tractors, dinner (6-8 pm), classic movie (8-10 pm), entertainment. Bring a blanket or chair and RSVP to Dannie by June 22 at 610-847-1119.

More info: www.866mustfly.com

Annual Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival

Presented by WaWa Welcome America

Date: June 29-30, 2013, Noon – 6 pm
Location: Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $7 donation

20+ ice cream and water ice companies serving unlimited ice cream favorite to raise money for children with leukemia. Free music, live entertainment, games for the entire family.

More info: www.visitphilly.com

Taste of Philadelphia

Presented by WaWa Welcome America

Date: July 5-7, 2013, noon
Location: Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
Cost: free

A 3-day food-sampling celebration featuring Philly food vendors, live entertainment, Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Spectacular.

More info: www.visitphilly.com

And don’t forget Independence Day in Philly – there are plenty of special events planned for this grand holiday in the birthplace of our nation. Visit our previous articles for July 4th activity listings:

4th of July in Philadelphia – You Have to See It to Believe It!

4th of July in Philadelphia – Take it a Step Further

Your Guide to Philly Events

We hope you’ll take an opportunity to get out and enjoy some fun and recreation with family and friends in the Philadelphia area this summer. We try to keep our readers up to date with all the latest info about events, attractions and happenings in the Philadelphia area, so be sure to subscribe to this blog to be alerted when new events are posted.

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