Valley Forge & Montgomery County
June is the month of the summer solstice, the day containing the most number of daylight hours in the entire calendar. If that doesn't inspire you to get out in Valley Forge and Montgomery County and enjoy the many things to do and see, nothing will.
HOOKING UP WITH THE SECOND CITY
Chicago's legendary sketch comedy troupe returns to the Sellersville Theater with classic skits and new bits. The razor-sharp humor of this conglomeration of comics has been called "...a temple of satire" by Time magazine.
Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair
Valley Forge Music Fair at Valley Forge Casino Resort presents the six-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Dr. John and his band, The Nite Trippers. Don't miss the chance to see this true American icon perform pieces from his colorful musical career, including the hit song "Right Place, Wrong Time."
OUT OF SIGHT...OUT OF MURDER
It was a dark and stormy night... and when his characters suddenly come to life, even the author doesn't know whodunit. This light-hearted twist on the classic murder mystery blends chills and chuckles for its run at DCP Theatre.
CIVIL WAR EVENT
Step back in time as the Civil War comes to life at Pennypacker Mills. The two-day program has plenty to see and do: artillery demonstrations, daily battles, exhibits, music, speakers, mansion tours and a soldier enlistment for kids. Also, set a June 25 reminder for Pennypacker Mills to attend the vintage base ball game, played according to 1864 rules.
SCHUYLKILL RIVER SOJOURN
The annual Schuylkill River Sojourn begins its 112-mile guided journey on June 4, arriving in Montogmery County on June 7. Highlights include a trip through Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal and stops in Pottstown, Valley Forge and Conshohocken. Come out and show your support as they #MakeItMontco.
CONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS
Philadelphia Cricket Club
See some of golf's greatest champions take on the challenging Philadelphia Cricket Club course in Flourtown. Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, John Daly and Colin Montgomie are just some of the game's elite that are expected to play.
BEAST OF A FEAST
Elmwood Park Zoo
Guests at this annual soiree on the savanna will indulge in the culinary excellence, music and animal encounters that have become the cornerstones of one of Norristown's premier events. But this year, there's an added draw: a sneak peek at the new, $3 million jaguar exhibit, designed by the Disney team behind Orlando's Animal Kingdom park.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - HICKORY PROJECT
Green Lane Park
The series of free performances in the beauty of Green Lane Park returns for its 2016 run with Hickory Project. The Amphitheater setting provides the perfect acoustics to allow its unique talents with bluegrass to echo throughout the park. The concert starts at 7 p.m., and all that's required of the audience is a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Return to Green Lane Park on June 17 for a cute program on fireflies.
LIVING HISTORY: IT'S A MAN'S WORLD
One week prior to Father's Day, Pottsgrove Manor puts a new perspective on pop. Historians demo the masculine pursuits of the 18th century, including colonial fishing, firearms, hunting and other paternal pastimes.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
The dynamic Victorian garden of Morris Arboretum goes stylishly retro, reflecting the time before electricity and fossil fuels, when steam drove adventure and exploration. Art meets science in this engaging day outdoors.
MARCH-OUT OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Walk in the footsteps of the Continental Army along the historic trace road used by the army as they departed Valley Forge in June 1778 in pursuit of the British Army. This program at Valley Forge National Historical Park includes historical interpreters in Continental uniform and - hold your ears - firing of period muskets.
FATHER'S DAY BEEF 'N BEER TRAINS
Designed to cater to the special men in our lives, this is the perfect gift for dear old dad (or granddad!). Locally-brewed beverages will be served aboard the Colebrookdale Railroad, with a generous portion of beef, coleslaw, seasoned potatoes and dessert, all in the beauty of restored passenger rail cars that are a century old.
BOND-ING WITH DAD
The Colonial Theatre
This Father's Day, spend some quality time with dad at the Colonial Theatre. The "Bonding with Dad" Marathon is an action-packed day-long event that presents three of the very best James Bond films on the big screen: From Russia with Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale (2006).
LANDMARKS IN LIGHTS
Bryn Athyn Historic District
This yearly event is one of the most uniquely beautiful evenings in all of Montgomery County. The three jewels of the Bryn Athyn Historic District - Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral - are lit from without and within, radiating in the dark of a velvety June evening. Take a tour, visit the tower or just wander the grounds and enjoy the illuminated grandeur.
Whether you know him from America's Got Talent, Deal or No Deal or further back from St. Elsewhere, Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a comedic force of nature. Secure yourself a pair of tickets to this appearance at the Keswick Theatre and give your friend a fist-bump for being so lucky to have scored seats to such a special performance.
TOO MANY GAMES
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Calling all gamers! This show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center isn't playing around; it's a premier event highlighting video games, board games, CCGs and tabletop gaming. Too Many Games been known for its video game music concerts, chiptunes, industry panels, panels by famous YouTubers and brand new game releases for established consoles.
THE TRUCK STOPS HERE: MOBILE MADNESS
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
It's the second annual Food Truck Fair at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. The programming here is extensive, including unique bicycles, a history of food trucks and, of course, plenty of food to nibble on. One of the most popular displays is the museum's own 1958 Mister Softee ice cream truck, doling out summery treats.
34TH ANNUAL CANAL DAY
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park
Competitors at the Lock 60 Canal Joust, part of the annual Canal Day, will fiercely square off, encourage the cheering of their respective fans and go at it until one of them gets wet. Very wet. It's all in good fun, though, in a day that includes food, music, crafts, a horseshow tournament, a demonstration of the lock itself, a run and a water trail race.