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 Township
The annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, is the longest, continuously running outdoor music fest in North America. Fest brings some of the leading names in folk music to Montgomery County for three days each 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
LIMERICK COMMUNITY DAY
Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce
Limerick's annual family fun celebration returns on Saturday, August 18. The day includes a food truck festival, beer garden, live music, and more than 100 local businesses and vendors.
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.
LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
August 3 - 18
Louisa May Alcott's classic book Little Women is adapted for the stage in this musical, running August 3 to 18 at DCP Theatre. See the story of the March sisters brought to life in the unique show.
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.
August 17 - 26
Steel River Playhouse
Stop the presses! The hit musical Newsies is coming to Steel River Playhouse. This pre-professional Broadway youth production will be on stage for two weekends, August 17 to 19 and 24 to 26.
Upcoming Concerts & Performances
SYMBOLS IN THE CEMETERY
Historical Society of Montgomery County
Discover the hidden meanings and symbolism of historic cemeteries during this special presentation from the Historical Society of Montgomery County.
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.
LIVING HISTORY SUNDAYS
August 5, 12, 19 & 26
Join 18th Century interpreters as they recreate the historic trades, skills, and life around Pottsgrove Manor in Colonial America. Themed programs are held every Sunday in August.