Valley Forge & Montgomery County
Gather with your family, friends and loved ones and make this an August to remember in Valley Forge and Montgomery County.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Abington Art Center
The work of Shakespeare reaches Montgomery County yet again; this time at the Abington Art Center. Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of English Literature's most iconic comedies. Holding to its Shakespeare roots, this production sticks with some of technique of original, including the risky stance of no line rehearsals, guaranteeing that each performance is guaranteed to be wholly unique.
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
Party like it's 1900. Bring friends and family for a day of Victorian-style games and humorous photo opportunities while wearing Victorian-inspired clothes. When you're ready to come back to 2016, take a tour of Pennypacker Mills' estate and gardens. Still not enough? The Delaware Valley Classic MG Car Club is hosting a vintage car show on the 170-acre property.
PERSPECTIVES OF NATURE ART EXHIBITION
This one-day event features artwork depicting the deep beauty of Montgomery County. Come to see local artist's creations at the Centre Theater, Norristown; the display includes paintings, drawings photography, sculptures - as well as a film festival. The event is free, and the Centre Theater conveniently located a-block-and-a-half away from the Norristown T.C.
EERIE LIMITED GHOST TRAINS
Many folktales of haunted mysteries surround the quiet borough of Boyertown. Hear some of the local stories while enjoying a four-course meal on the Colebrookdale Railroad. Trundling through the thick woods, it will be tough to tell if a slight chill comes from the cooling temperatures or an unseen presence reaching out for a 1:1 greeting of the supernatural kind.
AMBLER BIKE RACE
The Ambler Bike Race returns to streets of downtown Ambler for the second time on August 13. The criterion race features racers in all age groups competing along the 1-mile loop with lots of spectator viewing areas. The day also includes a morning 5K.
Schuylkill River Boat House Park
Summer is nearing its end, so make sure you get your chance to travel the Schuylkill River while it's still dressed in its summer greenery time. Don't worry about packing and equipment for the Bridgeport Paddle; proper gear and boats are provided. The kayaking trip is guided by an expert from Take It Outdoors, an adventurer's group that has been inspiring backyard explorers since 2013.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. But there's more to life than that. There are beads, other gems and tools to create your own jewelry. BeadFest connects these treats with crafters for five days at the Expo Center, with venders from across the country displaying their creations. While there, get informative sessions and demos on how to create your own eye candy.
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL
Old Pool Farm
This modern-day folk version of Woodstock takes over the Old Pool Farm yet again. The Philadelphia Folk Fest is the longest continuously running outdoor musical festival of its kind in the U.S. The 40-acres of farmland fills with more than just music. Experience circus-like events such as puppet shows, juggling and acrobatics. To fully engulf in the experience, to enjoy the soothing sounds of folk music with 6,500 other people.
PHILLY ROCK & SOUL
Green Lane Park
It's time to turn back the clocks. Philly Rock & Soul is a nine-member band, focused on playing classic from the ‘50s to the ‘80s. Starting at 7:00 p.m. at Green Lane Park, be sure to bring your blanket or chair to comfortably enjoy this free performance and let the music remind you of simpler times.
UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL
Ukrainian American Sport Center
Experience a day of entertainment and culture at the 25th annual Ukrainian Folk Festival. Enjoy amazing performances, including traditional dances and musical performances. Get a taste of eastern Europe when you sample pierogies, holputsi and homemade baked goods, and take home a piece of folk art from the crafts market. Kids will love the games and fun area.