This Memorial Day weekend represents numerous opportunities to pause, reflect and remember. To thank the men and women in uniform for their ultimate sacrifices, consider attending one of our many heartfelt commemorations throughout the county.
It's also a time to unofficially launch the start of summer 2016. Our county-wide calendar is stuffed with things to do. And if you want to enjoy the treasures of a shore trip without the tangle of traffic or the huge hits to the budget (Boardwalk parking alone is exorbitant), know that may of the seasonal delights of South Jersey are available right here.
Parades and Observances - Throughout Montgomery County
Steam Train - Colebrookdale Railroad
Forgive the Colebrookdale Railroad for puffing out its chest just a little, but May brings multiple opportunities to enjoy the scenic ride while being tugged by a vintage steam engine. These special excursions - a must for train buffs - has the line of passenger cars headed by a Viscose 6, a powerhouse built in 1925 by Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Garden Railway - Morris Arboretum
Ardmore Antique & Vintage Market - Schauffele Plaza
More than 25 vendors from across the tristate region present their wares in one of the most highly anticipated markets on the Main Line. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasure-hunters can browse collectibles, vintage and estate jewelry, clothing and accessories, antique furniture, vintage home furnishings, lighting, glassware, pottery, primitives and more. With casual food onsite and a number of fine restaurants within a walkable distance (including Barbacoa, one of our highlighted kitchens for amazing barbecue), it's a fantastic day out.
The Angry Birds Movie - The Grand Theater
Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. - Montgomery Theater
Based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the Lewis Carroll novels, this adaptation includes all the favorite characters: Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Queen of Hearts and a bubble-blowing caterpillar.
Kiss Me Kate - Act II Playhouse
The classic backstage romantic-comedy musical features a stellar Cole Porter score, propelling the comedic story of a pair of battling lovers whose onstage performance of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew bears more than a passing resemblance to their offstage relationship. This is one run at Act II Playhouse that is "Too Darn Hot" to miss.
A Single Shard - People's Light
Galena Brass Concert - Green Lane Park
Let the trumpets blast and the horns sound forth. Green Lane Park's amphitheater will be jumping with the selections by Galena Brass. The program highlights patriotic tunes, with a few Dixieland and jazz pieces tossed in.
Summer Shore Fun in Montgomery County
Don't pack your bags for the beach when all of your favorites are right here in Montco. Hit the track in a high-speed go-kart, enjoy all the candy you crave, and even sit out on your beach chair at Valley Beach. See our full list of summer shore fun in Montgomery County.
Whew. That's a lot. To turn this pre-summer break into a true vacation, check out one of our signature hotels (perhaps one with a pool?) and unwind completely. It'll be Tuesday and you'll be back at your desk before you know it. Make the most of the time off.