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Mama Bear + the Cubs Outing (Summer Edition)

Summer Fun in the Sun!

With summer in full session and schools out for the year, before you head out of town for the weekend or on your return from the beach trip here are a list of things in the Philadelphia & Main Line area of family fun activities that you can do! There are also some fun night activities for you and your partner if you need a date night away from the kiddo! All in all enjoy the sunshine, remember to stay cool, and happy summer to you!

Near the Main Line

Delco Summer Festival Concert Series 

Bring a blankets and some chairs to enjoy a spectacular line up of performances this summer. Most shows are held in the evening; however, there is one children’s performances held at 10 AM. Concessions are sold at all concerts or guests may bring their own tasty provisions! For the full line and more information click the link here! Event runs every weekend from June 13th to August 12th.

  • June 28th at 10:00 AM Steve Pullara
Reading with the Radnor Police

A great opportunity to get to know your local police officers! Will read a story, have some snacks, and then there will be an opportunity to ask  questions about some of the things our police officers doe each day. There might even be tours of the police vehicles or surprise visit from the K-9 officers!

  • Monday, July 10th at 11:00 AM at Encke Park
    • Adress:305 Iven Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
  • Tuesday, August 1st at 4:00 PM at Odorisio Park
    • Address: 418 Fairview Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Narberth Summerfest Music & Arts Festival – Sunday, July 15, 2018 

The 2018 Summer Music Festival runs from 2 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, July 15.  It is a family event on Haverford Avenue featuring street food, drinks, and free live music all day. Artists Alley is right next door on Forrest Ave from Noon to 6pm! 

Alex and The Kaleidoscope – Tuesday, July 24, 2018 

Emmy® award winning children’s entertainer Alex Mitnick, leader of Alex & The Kaleidoscope, is your trusted friend and guide on a journey that leads to the treasures of the world! An uplifting, feel-good concert that will leaveaudiences more connected to themselves, each other and the world around them! Event is FREE so get your tickets here while seats are still available! Concert begins at 10:30 AM.

  • Location: The Colonial Theatre – 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA19460
East Goshen Food Truck and Music Festival – Saturday, August 25, 2018

Last year’s inaugural Food Truck Festival was a SMASH hit! We anticipated 500 people and had over 2,500! This year’s will include MORE food trucks and MORE awesome live music! Come check them out for a free even on Saturday, August 25th from 4 PM to 8 PM.

  • Location: East Goshen Township Park – 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Around the Philadelphia Region 

Please Touch Museum: First Wednesdays 

Through a partnership with Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, chefs young and old will learn how to cook fresh produce. The Please Touch Museum will be open until 7 PM for two extra hours of play, and offers $2 per person admission from 4 PM and on. Enjoy your visit.

  • July 11, 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Delaware River Waterfront 

If you’re down by the waterfront make sure you check out the awesome food, cool spots, and activities along Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest.

Storytime in the Lodge – Every Saturday until September 1st 

Each week, enjoy a new book and entertainment with Listen, Learn, and Play, with occasional featured readers. Light snacks and Honest Tea juices will be provided for the kids as well as a book swap each week facilitated by partnering organizations. Runs from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

  • Location: Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Sundays with PopUpPlay – Every Sunday until September 30th 

 In conjunction with PopUpPlay and other great Philly nonprofits, this program will offer a variety of free kids activities with monthly themes. Children and families will engage in interactive activities through art, music, science, and physical movement that revolve around themes like water science, civic engagement, building, and more. Runs from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. 

  • Location: Spruce Street Harbor Park – 401 South Columbus, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Summer Sounds in the Historic District 

When museum galleries go dark and the sun goes down in Philadelphia’s Historic District, live jazz, DJ tunes, Latin grooves and even the sweet sounds of a symphony make the district’s parks, plazas and patios come alive. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, the Summer Sounds in the Historic District free music series delivers sweet tunes at nearly a dozen locations in Old City, Society Hill and along the Delaware River waterfront! Click here for the full schedule. A perfect night out on the town for you and your partner!

Parks on Tap 

Parks on Tap is an initiative with the city that kicked off in 2016, aiming to engage the Philadelphia community and give back to the neighborhood parks. Fresh food, beer on tap, wine, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are provided in a festive outdoor environment featuring comfortable chairs and hammocks, and clean restrooms. A variety of family friendly activities and weekly programming are also provided. Click here for the full schedule. Another perfect night out on the town for you and your partner!


With some of these activities we hope you have a wonderful, bright, safe, and sunny summer!



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