TEN CAN'T MISS SUMMER EVENTS
Fairs, Festivals, Concerts Highlight Busy Calendar
When the weather heats up, the calendar of events for Valley Forge and Montgomery County fills up quickly. From family fun festivals to exciting concerts and performances and everything in between, here are 10 can't-miss summer events in Montgomery County:
VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT MUSIC FAIR
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The summer lineup at the Valley Forge Casino Resort is bringing comedy, country and more to King of Prussia. Headliners include comedienne Natasha Leggero (July 2), country rock legends the Charlie Daniels Band (July 8) and Thunder from Down Under (August 26-27).
BEAST OF A FEAST
Elmwood Park Zoo
Featuring a preview of the new jaguar exhibit, Elmwood Park Zoo's Beast of the Feast is a must for foodies. More than a dozen restaurants will be offering samples of their best dishes to attendees.
LANDMARKS IN LIGHTS
Bryn Athyn Historic District
The highlight of the summer season in Bryn Athyn is the annual Landmarks in Lights night (June 21), when visitors can wander the spectacular property for free and view it in a soft approximation of candlelight.
THE TRUCK STOPS HERE - MOBILE MADNESS
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Kick off your summer with some of the best street food in the region at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles' annual food truck fair. Sample delicious food and enjoy a day full of entertainment for adults and kids.
JULY 4TH COMMUNITY PICNIC IN THE PARK
Valley Forge National Historical Park
History marches off the page during the annual July 4th Community Picinic at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Artillery demonstrations, readings of the Declaration of Independence and a kids "Join the Continental Army" program are among the interactive events. There will also be games, crafts, music, an All-American cook-out and more.
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.
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
Turn back the clock to 1900 at Pennypacker Mills' annual "In the Good Old Summertime" event. Join in the lawn games, try on Victorian clothes, and check out the vintage automobiles on display. There will also be garden tours, live music, food vendors and a hands-on history display.
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL
August 13 - 16
Old Pool Farm
The Philadelphia Folk Festival presents superstars and rising stars in this four-day party. Old Pool Farm welcomes music fans, campers, crafters, vendors, jugglers, puppeteers and tutors in an all-encompassing experience of a uniquely American art form.
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.
SUMMER "WINEDOWN" FEST
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
End your summer with celebration of fine wine at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. The annual Summer "WineDown" Fest brings craft wineries, local restaurants and food vendors together for an end-of-season bash.