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.

August 2-4
Abington Art Center

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.

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August 6
Pennypacker Mills

Pennypacker 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.

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August 6
Centre Theater

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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.

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August 12
Colebrookdale Railroad

Colebrookdale Railroad Twilight

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.

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August 13
Downtown Ambler

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.

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August 14
Schuylkill River Boat House Park

Bridgeport Paddle

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.

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August 17-21
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.

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August 18-21
Old Pool Farm

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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.

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August 21
Green Lane Park

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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.

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August 28
Ukrainian American Sport Center

Ukrainian Folk Festival

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. 

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