Cirque Du Soleil has officially arrived and Montco is ready to experience the magic of Amaluna! Join in the fun at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, now through August 24th.  

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: AMALUNA

Premiers July 24
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

Cirque Du Soleil is almost ready to bring it's long-running hit show, Amaluna, to Montco starting July 24th! The big top tent will officially be raised this Friday, July 12th. 

See the hit show AMALUNA this summer under the Big Top on the grounds of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. 

 

XPoential Music Festival 2019

July 26 - 28
BB&T Pavillion

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru features three stages, 30+ performers, and an eclectic line-up of established and up-and-coming artists heard on WXPN 88.5FM, the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station. We’re proud to celebrate over 25 years of bringing the XPN community and true music fans together for a 3-day, family-friendly experience along the riverfront.

Check out our Arts Montco stage featuring tons of amazing artists!

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ARDMORE RESTAURANT WEEK

July 15 - 28
Ardmore, PA

ARDMORE RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS JULY 15-28, 2019 AT MORE THAN 20 RESTAURANTS NOW FEATURING SPECIAL PRICED LUNCH AND DINNER MENUS

* New Surprises for 2019 include Kick-Off Bastille Day Block Party and Six New Participants * 


Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Restaurant Week, the popular two-week celebration of Downtown Ardmore’s exciting and diverse dining scene, returns July 15 through July 28, 2019. Diners can experience a variety of cuisines from the Main Line's top chefs as they enjoy two-course lunch menus for $10 and $15, and three-course dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35. Six restaurants will make their Restaurant Week debut this year, including Ardmore, Buena Vista Mexican, Green Papaya Asian Bistro, Nam Phuong Bistro, Not Your Average Joe’s and SongSan Korean BBQ. They will be joined by Ardmore's most buzzed-about restaurants that include The Bercy, Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen, Delice et Chocolate, Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, Tired Hands, Marokko, and many others. On top of new restaurant participants and new lunch service, Ardmore Restaurant Week will kick-off a day early with a new outdoor festival. Ardmore's Bastille Day Block Party will debut on Sunday, July 14, 2019, on Station Avenue, in between The Bercy and Delice au Chocolat. Look for a French wine garden, can dancers, live entertainment, music, food, pastries, family fun, games and much more.  View restaurant offerings, detailed menus, and make reservations at www.ArdmoreRestaurantWeek.comOpens a New Window... For more about Ardmore's Bastille Day Block Party, visit The Bercy on Facebook and stay tuned for the full website in early July. 

NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY

July 24
El Sarape

Models featuring Caladores Tequila & free tasting and a tequila cart will be around with shots at 80% off.

SUNNYFEST

July 27
SunnyBrook Ballroom

Join us for our Third Annual SunnyFest!

SunnyFest is a family friendly outdoor music festival featuring refreshing brews, delicious SunnyBrook food, local vendors and fun & games the whole family can enjoy!  

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.

ADMIRAL'S TAVERN

May 10 - September 28
Independence Seaport Museum

Kick back on summer nights with stunning views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and a cold drink in hand, all while aboard the oldest steel warship afloat in the world.  The Admiral's Tavern beer garden (21+) is popping up again on Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.  

Gather your crew for drinks, snacks, fun, and games on the most historic ship in Philadelphia.  Food will be available for purchase.

Cover charge: $8 per person, includes on drink ticket. 

 

Adventure Montco

Energizing Events

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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.

SECRET VALLEY EXPEDITION

August 15​
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.

Prices may vary when there is a tasting in the parlor car.

CAMPFIRE EXPRESS

July 27
Colebrookdale Railroad

The Colebrookdale Railroad takes you on a round trip to family fun on the Campfire Express. Board the historic train in Boyertown and ride the rails to an old-fashioned campfire, complete with camp songs and toasted marshmallows.

All aboard for trains departing at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

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.).

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Historic Events

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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. 

TRAIL TUESDAYS

Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Join us for Trail Tuesdays, weekly walks in the park!

Walk. Talk. Get Healthy. Be Happy. 

Open to all fitness levels. Dogs and strollers welcome on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Walk Starts at Valley Forge Park Alliance Table by the Canteen in the Lower Parking Lot.  In case of inclement weather, the walk will be canceled. 

Questions? Contact Molly Duffy at molly@vfparkalliance.org or 484.886.5853

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NICKELODEON'S JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M THE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE BELLES

July 27
TD Pavilion @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media she has over 8.1 million subscribers with over 1.7 billion views on YouTube, she has over 7.4 million followers on Instagram, over 389,000 Twitter followers, over 17.1 million followers on TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), and almost 500,000 likes on Facebook; through her SIWANATOR club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed almost 608 million times and is certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store,” “Hold The Drama,” and “High Top Shoes.”

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

VOYAGE TO THE MOON: A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

July 24
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor Gemma New helps us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. The program will be filled with popular classical favorites featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the music of John Williams celebrating outer space, a suite from the film Hidden Figures, and much more, including a new work composed especially for this occasion by popular film and TV composer Michael Giacchino.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 982-2787, or the Mann Box Office.

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK™ IN CONCERT WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

July 26
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Mann is thrilled to present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back live in concert on July 26th. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams' iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. In 2018, the Mann presented Star Wars: A New Hope™, and now, in 2019, fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of the second film in the original trilogy, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

MOVIES ON THE LAWN: MARY POPPINS RETURNS

July 26
Ursinus College

The magical nanny returns to help a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks and Michael’s three children to overcome a loss and rediscover joy and wonder in their lives.

Back by popular demand, Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation are teaming up again to sponsor FREE family-friendly movies on the front lawn of the Berman Museum of Art. Food trucks, snacks and a great time for neighbors to enjoy warm summer nights together. Mark your calendar!

The College invites families to begin arriving at 7 p.m. with their chairs and blankets and to enjoy the offerings of the food trucks on site. Before the movie, there will be music and entertainment for the kids on the lawn. 

The movie will start at dusk (8 to 8:30 p.m.).

There is ample parking on the campus and the site is handicapped accessible.

Live Performances

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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: DOUBLE HEADLINER KATINA AND KENDRA

July 26
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Soul Joel Presents A Special Double Headliner Show with Katina Corrao and Kendra Cunningham Less Bitter, More Glitter!!!

T.J. MILLER

July 27
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge Casino Resort presents T.J. Miller as he brings his Touring in Perpetuity Tour to King of Prussia for two shows on Saturday, July 27. While performing his absurdist observational standup for over 15 years, Miller has also starred as the voices of your favorite animated characters in films Big Hero 6, How to Train Your Dragon, Hell and Back, and Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas.

He is first and foremost, and always will be, a comedian and as he says, his standup is “Smooth Like Fire, Hip Like Lincoln.” Don’t miss your chance to see T.J. Miller, one night only, Saturday, July 27.

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