Valley Forge & Montgomery County
Independence Day is just the beginning of Valley Forge and Montgomery County's busy July events calendar. Here are 11 events worth the trip this summer. For more Fourth of July events, click here.
JULY 4TH COMMUNITY PICNIC IN THE PARK
Valley Forge National Historical Park
The day-long party at Valley Forge Park has a continual roster of things to do, see and experience, including games, crafts, an American cook-out, musket demonstrations, an afternoon concert by Mason Porter, readings of the Declaration of Independence, and a dunk tank featuring famed patriot Patrick Henry. Also, don't miss a special display of artifacts from the Bicentennial Wagon Train that rolled into Valley Forge in 1976.
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair
Southern rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band are coming to the Valley Forge Casino Resort for one night only on July 8. The place is sure to be electric when Charlie pulls out his fiddle for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
July 8 - 10
The Colonial Theatre
Run! Hide! Scream! It's the 2016 edition of Blobfest, a three-day celebration of the The Blob (1958). The event is July 8-10, with its signature stunt - a run-out from the theater into the streets of Phoenixville - happening on July 8. The rest of the party features screenings of the film (the run-out does not), along with other 1950s-style screamers.
The Keswick has a spectacular concert series in store for summer 2016, with a number of talented solo performers and tribute bands. One standout evening is set for July 9, when Hollywood film director John Carpenter takes the spotlight. He will perform themes from his classic films (Halloween, for example) as well as several new compositions.
AMBLER RESTAURANT WEEK
Ambler Main Street
During the July 12-19 Restaurant Week, more than a dozen chefs will plate their best dishes, at prices that won't drain your vacation budget. Best of all, Ambler offers plenty of al fresco dining opportunities, placing your delicious meal in a fresh-air, inviting setting.
BROADWAY ON BUTLER
Act II Playhouse
Some of Act II Playhouse's best performers are bringing hit songs from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond to downtown Ambler in this year's Broadway on Butler performances.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
July 14 - 30
Playcrafters of Skippack
Playcrafters of Skippack keeps a busy summer schedule that includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, July 14 through 30. Come see Shakespeare's lighthearted comedy on the stage in Playcrafaters' historic barn.
CIGARS & SCOTCH ON THE RAILS
The Colebrookdale Railroad and two local Pottstown businesses are coming together for Cigars & Sctoch on the Rails, benefitting the Carousel at Pottstown. "Sinners" can enjoy a train ride through the Secret Valley with two cigars, two drinks and light refreshments.
ARDMORE RESTAURANT WEEK
July 18 - 31
Ardmore invites you to "experience the difference" during Ardmore Restaurant Week, July 18 to 31. More than a dozen of the area's best restaurants and eateries are offering special prix fixe menus and Happy Hour deals.
RING OF FIRE
July 20 - August 14
The life and music of Johnny Cash come to life in Ring of Fire, the new stage show at People's Light. David Lutken takes on the role of the Man in Black during this regional premier.
July 22 - August 6
DCP Theatre brings the magical tale of King Arthur to the main stage with Camelot, July 22 to August 6. This musical tale is based on T.H. White's classic story, The Once and Future King.