This summer is one for the books in Montgomery County. Join us for a new week jam-packed full of incredible, awesome and fun things to do, this week only in Montco!

Special Events

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AMBLER RESTAURANT WEEK

July 8 - 15
Ambler Main Street

Ambler Restaurant Week is July 8th-15th!  Over a dozen Ambler area restaurants will be offering wonderful specials and Prix-fix menus.

Whether you’re looking for high end or casual, a beverage pairing or a BYOB, lunch or dinner; there is something to please everyone. This is always a popular week in Ambler, make your reservations in advance! Please keep in mind that not all restaurants are open each night during Restaurant Week, yet another reason to plan in advance and make reservations!

RADIO 104.5 PRESENTS SAD SUMMER FESTIVAL WITH THE WONDER YEARS, THE MAINE, MAYDAY PARADE, STATE CHAMPS, MOM JEANS, STAND ATLANTIC, & JUST FRIENDS @ SKYLINE STAGE

July 13
Skyline Stage at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Sad Summer Festival lands at the Skyline Stage at the Mann on Saturday, July 13th with Lansdale & Montco's very own The Wonder Years alongside State Champs, Mayday Parade, The Maine, Mom Jeans, Just Friends, and Stand Atlantic.

TWILIGHT ON THE RIVER

September 11
Bridgeport, Pa

Something for everyone! Make it a family night out! Open-air market in a lovely setting along the Schuylkill River in Bridgeport, PA. Open May through September. Second and Fourth Wednesdays. 4:30-8:00 pm. A mix of local vendors, food, music, and games.

GolfSummer Events 

Montco Makers

Beer, Wine & Spirits Events

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TELFORD NIGHT MARKET

September 11
Telford Train Station

The Telford Night Market is a seasonal family-friendly open-air night market. TNM features independent vendors selling curated food, fresh produce, merchandise and art.

TNM works with surrounding nonprofits and businesses for community collaborations that celebrate the diversity and heritage of Telford, PA.

NATIONAL MOJITO DAY

July 11
El Sarape

All Day 50% OFF (not on happy hour menu)
Free Tasting 6pm-8pm Barcardi 4 year and 8 year.

BROTHERS DAY 2019

July 13
Brothers Kershner Brewing Co.

Brothers Kershner Brewing Co. is turning ONE! Come celebrate with us during our open house. We will have live music, food trucks and of course, cold, locally crafted beverages!! 

SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION (MIMOSA BRUNCH FOR DINING PASSENGERS)

August 17
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

Board one of our meticulously restored century old rail cars for a two hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

Brunch is provided by Devour Catering & Event Design and includes: scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes or french toast, and mimosa (must be 21) or orange juice, coffee, tea, and water.

Brunch is available for our Dining Car passengers only.

BEERSDAY

Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Tannery Run Brew Works

We love Wednesdays SO MUCH that we've extended happy hour by two additional hours!

Stop by between 4 - 8 PM for $4 pint and appetizer specials. 

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Energizing Events

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2019 USA Climbing Sport & Speed Youth National Championships

July 11-14
Reach Indoor Climbing and Fitness

Open to ALL USA Climbing members, parents, coaches, and volunteers! Hear from Marc Norman about USA Climbing's plans for the future and an update from the Competition Task Force and their important work in redefining USA Climbing's competition season beginning in 2021. An open Q&A period will follow the presentations.

Light snacks, water, and a cash bar will be available!

SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION

September 12 - 29
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

Board one of our meticulously restored century-old rail cars for a two-hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the Colebrookdale is your ticket to a verdant land lost in time.

READING ON THE RAILS

July 12
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

We take a short train ride to Colebrookdale Village where we will be getting off the train, enjoying a snack and a beverage and listen to stories read to us by our guest reader of the Boyertown Library, children's librarian Lisa Rand!

Only very special guests will have the unique opportunity to enjoy an excursion to our picnic area at our Colebrookdale site where little ones will gather around for a special storytime read-aloud. 

After our story time, you may be able to choose a book from our "Free Library" provided by the Friends of the Boyertown Library to enjoy on the ride home!

This special excursion is geared towards fans ages 12 and under (or any fan of trains and a good book!)

This reading and train experience is about an hour.

Please Note: Our Colebrookdale Site DOES NOT have a ramp, we apologize, but for this expedition, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs.

CAMPFIRE EXPRESS

July 20
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

 “I’ve been working on the railroad, all the live long day….”  Create new memories with your family as you board Colebrookdale Railroad’s Campfire Express to our site “in the woods.” You’ll ride the train to the campfire site, roast some hot dogs and join in some camp songs.

We supply: Hot dogs & buns, roasting sticks, bug juice (beverage – but no bugs), campfire to roast your dog, song sheets, and song leader.

You supply: The energy and kids to create the experience. This is a camping experience without the sleepover.

We anticpate this experience to be a little over an hour in duration.

This excursion is family oriented with family friendly pricing!

PADDLE PENN'S LANDING

May 3 - September 29
Independence Seaport Museum

Paddle your way around the Penn's Landing basin in a kayak, rowboat, swan, or dragon for the perfect outdoor recreational activity.  Located near Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Hilton Penn's Landing, Paddle Penn's Landing is a unique afternoon adventure with family and friends or a memorable date with your sweetheart on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

Patriot Trails

Historic Events

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EXTENDED HISTORIC SHIPS HOURS

May 23 - September 8
Independence Seaport Museum

Unable to visit our two National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, during the day?  That's okay!  This summer you can visit both ships with our Extended Summer Hours on Thursdays-Sundays until 7 p.m. (last boarding is 6:15 p.m.).

HEX SIGNS: SACRED & CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS

March 1 - November 3
Bryn Athyn Historic District
 

Explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania. This exhibition, which features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects, and related images, is guest curated  by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Donmoyer is the author of Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars (2013). The Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum will collaborate on a full exhibition catalog for the Glencairn exhibition. 

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Special Events

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BLOBFEST 2019

July 13
The Colonial Theater 

This double feature is showing twice, at 12 PM and 4 PM in the historic 1903 Theatre.

Schedule:
11:30 – Doors Open
12:00 – The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958, 82 min, blu ray)
1:30 – Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox, 1956, 98 min, 35mm)
3:30 – Doors Re-open
4:00 – The Blob
5:30 – Forbidden Planet

Plus! First Spaceship on Venus and The Green Slime will rotate in the White Rabbit Theatre. First Spaceship on Venus will screen at 12:30 and 4:30. The Green Slime wills screen at 2:30 and 6:30. Admission is free with your purchase of any double feature ticket!

And! Daughter of Horror (the film playing at the Colonial in The Blob) will screen in the Berry Theatre at 4:30. Hosted by Mr. Lobo, Dash Daring and Matt McGinnis. Admission is free with your purchase of any double feature ticket.

SUBLIME WITH ROME WITH SOJA, COMMON KINGS, & SERANATION @ SKYLINE STAGE

July 9
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The wait is over! Sublime with Rome returns long at last with new music in 2019 to complement their first two album releases, Sirens, the 2015 effervescent follow up to the band's 2011 debut release Yours Truly. “Wicked Heart” will be the first single out late July off their yet untitled upcoming album to come out around Spring 2019. Don’t miss them at the Skyline Stage on July 9 with SOJA, Common Kings, and Seranation.

Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.

Every ticket for this show includes a digital download of Sublime with Rome’s forthcoming album, Blessings. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase.

OSLER CIRCLE (BEATLES TRIBUTE): FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

July 14
Ardmore Music Hall

The press has described Osler Circle as “a high-octane rock band that reminds audiences that The Beatles’ music is just as edgy and entertaining as ever.”  The physician ensemble takes its name from the road in front of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, conjuring up legendary Beatle landmarks like Abbey Road and Penny Lane.  From the Cavern Club to Ed Sullivan, from Shea Stadium to the Rooftop, Osler Circle covers the timeless hits of the lads from Liverpool. 

Live Performances

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On the Stage

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KALAMAZOO

​July 10 - August 4
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.
 

LAST CHANCE: You're never too old to be young at heart. When Peg and Irv try online dating, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. A riotous romantic comedy about life’s second act. Starring Carla Belver (Driving Miss Daisy, The Glass Menagerie).

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: AUNT MARY PAT AND FRIENDS

July 12
Valley Forge Casino Resort

The Vault | 7pm (Doors Open at 6pm) 

AUNT MARY PAT AND FRIENDS AUNT TO ALL, MOM TO SOME AND WIFE TO ONE! I LOVE THE IGGLES, WAWA, AND MY COKE & MY SMOKES! DELCO!

LADIES OF LANSDALE: JULY HEAT FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL!

July 12
​The Underground

Join Fanci and the girls for a special FRIDAY NIGHT show! Celebrating a special occasion? Bringing a first timer? Put them in the Hot Seat where they will be called up on stage and have a personal experience with one of our queens and recieve a complimentary beer to celebrate! Available for an additional $30 (Hot seat only includes complimentary beer and experience a separate show ticket must be purchased as well)

MONIQUE SARKESSIAN - FEATURED ARTIST

July 4 - July 13
Exhibit B Gallery

Our featured artist for June - July is Monique Sarkessian. See new and recent paintings in oils and encaustics. Opening reception 6/21/19 5-9 with lite refreshments served. Meet the artist and enjoy an awesome show. Monique's paintings are bold, colorful, and expressive; blending unique details with bold abstractions.

Solo show hosted by Exhibit B Gallery in a restored 1901 cigar factory. Shows runs thru 7/13/19. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

July 12 - 21
Methacton Community Theater

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