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 Delaware 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

Upper Darby celebrates America’s Birthday with Blackthorn Concert & Fireworks

Celebrate America’s birthday in Upper Darby Township with the annual fireworks and concert by the one and only Blackthorn. The night will kick off with one of Delco’s favorite bands, Blackthorn, a high octane modern Celtic band that plays contemporary Irish music at its best. The celebration will continue with the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars, a high-energy show choir that has traveled the East Coast performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. and also at Walt Disney World. The night will culminate with the Delaware County’s best fireworks show that will light up the sky with a blaze of colors and patterns.
Norwood
Live band and Fireworks start at 7:00 on Friday, July 3rd at the lower Park. Parade, sporting contests and refreshments beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 4th. Parade starts at Interboro High School and ends at the Upper Park.


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.

Aldan
Aldan’s Independence Day Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m.


Aston
Aston
 township will hold its annual fireworks display at dusk on July 4th at the Sun Valley High athletic field starting at 9:15.


South Ardmore (Haverford Township)
Ardmore Independence Day Celebration on July 4th
10:00 AM Parade Starts at Chestnutwald Elementary goes to Elwell Park

Bethel Township 
 Bethel Township Presents July 4th Fireworks
The Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Board invites our residents to celebrate the Fourth of July with a display of fireworks. The fireworks will be launched from the Francis Harvey Green School site beginning at 9:30 PM. Parking will be available, but limited, at the Bethel Elementary School and Bethel Community Park on Foulk Road.

Clifton Heights
4th of July Parade starts at 10 sharp at Capp USA parking lot Fireworks at dusk (Parking $5.00 Entrance to any field is $5.00)

4th of July Parade starts at 8:45 at Nazarene Church Parking lot


Lansdowne

The Union Athletic Association of Lansdowne presents the annual Independence Day parade featuring marching bands, antique cars, decorated bikes and floats. The route starts at 9 am on July 4th at East Greenwood & Wycombe Avenues, continues along Wycombe to Stewart, then north on Lansdowne Avenue to Essex, where it heads east to the Penn Wood High School field for prizes, awards, and games.


Marple Newtown
Come out and watch the parade on July 4th starting at 10 AM. Parade starts at St. Alban's circle in Newtown Square and travels down West Chester Pike to the Broomall Fire Company. Stop by the fire house for free refreshments such as hot dogs, pretzels and bottled water. 

Media 

The Media Recreation Commission will hold a fun morning at Barrall Field on State and Edgemont streets starting at 10 a.m – 12:00 pm.on July 4th


Narberth 4th of July Program
 Join us on Saturday July 4th as we celebrate Independence day in the best little town ever of Narberth! Daytime activities start at 10:00am with game, music, great food, and great company! Check it out! And of course you don't want to miss out on the best Fireworks on the Mainline! Our fireworks are free! We only suggest you make a donation in one of our collection buckets!

Norwood
Live band and Fireworks start at 7:00 on Friday, July 3rd at the lower Park. Parade, sporting contests and refreshments beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 4th. Parade starts at Interboro High School and ends at the Upper Park.



Garrett Hill Parade will be July 4th. Opening ceremonies of the parade is at 10:45a.m. at Clem Macrone Park.

The annual Radnor Township July 4th Fireworks will take place at the Radnor High School fields on King of Prussia Road. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk. The stands will be open, or you can bring a picnic basket and chairs and sit on the field. . Tickets purchased in advance at the Radnor Township Building are $12 and tickets at the gate at $20.

Ridley Park
Ridley Park's annual family parade around ABC field to Firehouse Field for fun and games for kids of all ages. All participants to meet at 9:45 at ABC Park.Organized by Ridley Park Recreation Board

Rutledge
Rutledge 4th of July celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 
Parade begins from the Borough Hall.



Parade starts at 9:00am.  Springfield High School West Leamy Avenue to Powell Road, left on Powell Road to Saxer Avenue, left on Saxer to Springfield Road, left on Springfield Road to Memorial Park.


Thornbury will hold its Annual Fourth of July Parade, on July 4th. Parade along Glen Mills Road to Thornbury Park. Refreshments and games at the park. Formation begins 9:30 am at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Parade begins at 10:00 am



Upland
Upland's annual Fourth of July family picnic will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bristol Lord Field, located at Sixth and Church streets. You need a wristband and a current resident to attend this event.



Sunday July 5th


Ridley Park’s annual Big Bang Fireworks at The Lake begin at dusk on July 5th. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

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



Friday   

1.  Michaels Passport to Imagination make a Fun Fishing Game

2. Friday Crafts at Ridley Township Library 



Saturday


3. Take a ride on a magic carpet during Disney's Aladdin Jr at the Media Theater


4. Day Out With Thomas on the Strasburg Rail Road

5.  Check out the Tall Ships in Philadelphia


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

7. Raspberry Festival at Linvilla Orchards

8. Celebrate Bake and Play's 1 year Anniversary


Sunday 

9. Fairy and Wizard Festival at Tyler Arboretum


10.  Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum


Bonus Events

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

Animal Grossology at Academy of Natural Sciences 

Saturday Morning Story-time at Barnes & Noble

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


Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Go INSIDE OUT! Interactive Art Stroll for Kids in Media​

Go INSIDE OUT!
Interactive Art Stroll for Kids
in Media​


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Turn around and what to do you see - a Picasso looking at me! Join World of Song’s, local teaching and performing artist, Allison DeSalvo, for “Go Inside Out”, a kid friendly art stroll of select masterpieces from ‘inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art brought out’ and into our community. The interactive walking tour, geared for young children 2 – 7, will include songs, coloring/drawing, kids yoga, “I Spy” games, and improvised stories on the spot, relating to 7 out of the 11 installations on display throughout the town of Media. Children will receive a souvenir bag. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. The tours are free and open to the public and families are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at the conclusion of each event. Bring water, strollers, hats, comfortable shoes, and get ready to GO Inside Out!
​All tours begin at the Plum Street Mall in Media. Dates​ are Thursdays, June 25 at 10am, June 9, and June 23rd at 4pm, and one on 2nd Saturday, June 11 at 10:30am and last 60 - 75 minutes. Tours will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather, check website for updates,except on 2nd Saturday July 11 an ​indoor program will be held at the Media Arts Council/Center Gallery at 609 W. State Street. 


For more information and details ​email allison@worldofsong.com, and visit “Events” at www.worldofsong.com.


MEDIA TOUR DATES: All tours begin at the Plum Street Mall at Jasper Street
​ in Media.​  ​(Cancelled if Raining except on Sat. July 11)

TOUR DATES:

Thursday, June 25 ~ 10 - 11 AM
(Geared toward 2 - 5 years - bring picnic lunch optional) - Tour starts at Plum Street Mall at Jasper Street and ends at Tot Lot Playground on 3rd St. and N. Monroe Street, Media

Thursday, July 9 ~ 4 - 5:30 PM
(Geared toward 2 - 7 years - bring picnic dinner optional) – Tour starts at Plum Street Mall at Jasper Streets and ends at Glen Providence Park at corner of West Street & Third Street, Media

Saturday, July 11 ~ 10:30 – 11:30 AM
(Geared toward 2 - 5 years - bring picnic lunch optional) - Tour starts at Plum Street Mall at Jasper Street and ends at Tot Lot Playground on 3rd St. and N. Monroe Street (Inclement weather please go to Media Arts Council at 609 W. State Street, Media Pa 19063 for an indoor program on this day.)

Thursday, July 23 ~ 4 - 5:30 PM (Geared toward 2 - 7 years - bring picnic dinner optional) - Tour starts at Plum Street Mall at Jasper Street and ends at Glen Providence Park at corner of West Street & Third Street, Media


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/

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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

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



Friday   

1.  Visit the Media-Upper Providence Library to listen to stories with Miss Marie 

2. Makin' Music at Ridley Township Library


Saturday


3. Take a ride on a magic carpet during Disney's Aladdin Jr at the Media Theater


4. Day Out With Thomas on the Strasburg Rail Road

5. Summer Celebration at Chick- fil-A Lima

6. Summer Kick-off Event: Makin' Music Rockin' Rhythms at the Springfield Library

7. Meet Linvilla's Barnyard Friends

8. Cinderella  at PCS Theater (Saturday & Sunday)


Sunday (Father's Day)

9. Make a Popsicle Book at Michaels Kids Club Event


10.  Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum


Bonus Events

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


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 

Chester County Balloon Festival

Arden Theatre Company presents The Jungle Book

Animal Grossology at Academy of Natural Sciences 

Friday Crafts at Ridley Township Library 


Saturday Morning Story-time at Barnes & Noble

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


Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

* Check out our calendar for more ideas

Bake and Play 1 Year Anniversary Party






For more information:   http://www.bakeandplay.com/

Location:   3721 Garrett Rd Drexel Hill, PA 

This event is appropriate for:  the whole family