With school fast approaching, August will be the last opportunity for family bonding before homework and exams take over. But before school is in session, there is so much to do in Montco during the last month of the summer! We have prepared a list of action-packed events filled with fun for all ages for the entire family to enjoy! From arts to sports, there are a variety of opportunities to end the summer with a blast!

Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna,” Directed by Tony Award-Winning Director Diane Paulus is a spectacular production celebrating feminine strength and beauty. Experience a mysterious island governed by goddesses and the coming of age love story of a goddess and her charming suitor!amalunaCirque du Soleil is perfect for art lovers in the family, with aerial acts that take the excitement to new heights, and a 5,500-pound water-bowl that takes wonder to new depths! “Amaluna” is an amazing theatrical production that cannot be missed. Catch the show on the grounds of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks through August 25.

Of course, the sports fanatics will need just as much entertainment during their family stay in Montco. Come enjoy the energetic atmosphere and unique experience when the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters  come to town for their Fan Powered World Tour. Take it to the courts to see an awesome spectacle that takes athletics and entertainment to the next level during two shows at Montgomery Community College on Sunday, August 18 at 12PM and 5PM.

GlobetrottersAfter a weekend’s worth of fun, it is the perfect time to take the kids back-to-school shopping! Being the largest retail mall in the country, King of Prussia Mall will meet everyone’s needs in the family with 450 plus stores at your disposal! If you are looking for a different shopping experience, we can fulfill all your wishes! The Philadelphia Premium Outlets offer an open-space shopping center with amazing discounts on brand names. For those seeking a more boutique-centric shopping experience, Suburban Square is your desired destination.\

KOPMontgomery County’s quality hotels are perfect for your overnight stay to relax and unwind after a day of fun festivities, and to get ready for the next day out on the town!

We have plenty of local hotels near all the events and shopping areas. Here are a few suggestions:

Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Philadelphia West

Courtyard by Marriot Plymouth Meeting

Hyatt House Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting

Chateau Valley Forge

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge/Collegeville

Hampton Inn & Suites—Valley Forge/Oaks

Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge

Homewood Suites—Valley Forge

Residence Inn Collegeville