Are you feeling the mid-summer slump right about now? Well perk up because the 4-day Philadelphia Folk Festival is in town! Enjoy food, friends, and good music while embracing the hot summer air. If you're looking for something a bit "cooler", Cirque Du Soleil is entering its LAST week of performances so get your tickets while they last and enjoy the performance under the air-conditioned big top!
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL
August 16 - 19
Old Pool Farm, Upper Salford
The annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, the longest running of its kind in North America, brings some of the leading names in folk music to Montgomery County for three days in August. This year's headline performers include Wynonna & The Big Noise, Patty Griffin, and Valerie June. Also appearing is actor Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL VOLTA
July 12 - August 19
Cirque Du Soleil VOLTA has entered its LAST week of performances under the Big Top at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. The story of freedom and self-discovery continues to captivate audiences with eight shows scheduled between Tuesday and Sunday of this week.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
BEER, WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVALS
SUMMER WINE TASTING
Cairnwood's end-of-summer tradition returns on August 16. The annual Summer Wine Tasting brings the best in regional wineries to the Bryn Athyn Historic District for a memorable evening complete with live music.
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Live Theater and Performances
DR. COOK'S GARDEN
August 16 - September 1
Playcrafters of Skippack
It's opening week of Dr. Cook's Garden, a play tells the story of a perfect small town, but is it too perfect? Dr. Cook's young protege stumbles across something disturbing that changes everything in this riveting drama.
WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
August 1 - 26
With songs like "This Land is Your Land" and "This Train is Bound for Glory," Woody Guthrie is widely considered one of America's greatest folk musicians. In this unique performance, four actors/musicians play 15 instruments and perform 25 of Guthrie's songs while celebrating his fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE SUMMER: TWELFTH NIGHT
August 6 - 9
Abington Art Center
The grounds of the Abington Art Center become center stage for four nights in August when the Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company and White Pines Productions present William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, one of the bard's most memorable comedies.
Upcoming Concerts & Performances
Heckler Plains Folklife Society
Take a trip back in time to 18th and 19th Century America at Hecklerfest, a living history celebration presented by the Heckler Plains Folklife Society. The days highlights include a vintage baseball game, open-hearth cooking, a craft fair, and a recreated 1820s tavern.
OPEN HOUSE AT THE LOCKTENDER'S HOUSE
Lock 60 at the Schuylkill Canal Park
The Schuylkill Canal Association opens the doors of the historic Locktender's House at Lock 60 on August 19. See what life was like for those living and working on the Schuylkill Canal during this special event.