A brand new week means a batch of brand new, incredible events coming to Montgomery County. Join in the fun with opportunities for adventure, a booming dining scene and endless concerts & comedy shows happening right here in Montco!

Special Events

Cairnwood Estate

LANDMARK IN LIGHTS 2019

June 25
Bryn Athyn Historic District

General admission is FREE. Additional activities for a small fee (see below).

Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights. 

Cairnwood EstateOpens a New Window.: FREE Admission to the Garden House, including exhibitions and an orientation video; self-guided house tours: $5/person.

Bryn Athyn CathedralOpens a New Window.: FREE Admission; self-guided tours of the building and gardens.

Glencairn Museum: FREE Admission to the first floor, including exhibitions, an orientation video, and a free cell phone audio tour; rides to the Tower fee $5/person.

Free parking throughout the Bryn Athyn Historic DistrictOpens a New Window..

Given the age and construction of the buildings, some areas are not wheelchair accessible. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No wheelchairs beyond the first floor of Cairnwood and Glencairn. No backpack-style baby carriers. Photography for private use is permitted. No drones, flash, tripods, selfie-sticks, or videography.

TWILIGHT ON THE RIVER

May 8 - 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

variety of vegetables display with Certified Organic signage

TELFORD NIGHT MARKET

July 10
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.

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

focus photography of blue and brown boat paddle surrounded by body of water

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.

GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE TRAIN ROOM OPEN HOUSE

June 29 
Garden Spot Village

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host an Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.

Patriot Trails

Historic Events

barn near grass in open field

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. 

Arts Montco

Special Events

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BEETHOVEN'S 9TH WITH THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

June 24
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

On June 24th, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Music Director, will make his conducting debut at the Mann for an evening that is certainly not to be missed. Not since the era of the legendary Wolfgang Sawallisch has a current Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director graced the Mann’s stage, a magnificent facility specifically built for the Orchestra in 1976!

The first half of this momentous evening will feature the Philadelphia Community Mass, a performance inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s MASS and conceived by Nolan Williams, Jr., the Mann’s Festival Artistic Director. The Philadelphia Community Mass is an immersive concert-theatrical experience that explores anew the relevance of faith in our times. Co-presented by the Mann and NEWorks Productions, the work features new, sacred compositions by American composers Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Ruth Naomi Floyd, and Dr. Jay Fluellen.
 

BADFISH

June 27
Ardmore Music Hall

Over the past 14 years, Pat Downes, Scott Begin, and Joel Hanks, collectively known as Badfish, have traversed borders, adopted friends, cruised highways, popped tires, loitered in parking lots, stormed clubs, blazed festivals, and raised the decibel level across their broad tour terrain. 

Their mission, throughout their eminent career, has remained the same: bring the awesome music and message of Sublime to their spirited fans, wherever they may be. In paying tribute to one of the most galvanizing musical acts in history, Badfish tries to revive the Sublime experience by keeping faithful to their down-to-earth,
punk rock attitude.

Eschewing wigs and gimmicks, Badfish’s philosophy is to deliver Sublime's music faithfully, spread good vibes, and push the envelope of performance to create a concert experience that surges with energy and originality.

WDAS SUMMER BLOCK PARTY FEATURING JILL SCOTT, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, MASE, MUSIQ SOULCHILD & DJ D-NICE

June 29
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Summer Block Party sets the pace for R&B and soul-centric festival. Since its launch in 2015, it has sold out every year and steadily grown with lineups consisting of genre luminaries and the next generation’s hottest young R&B stars. Previous lineups boasted everyone from Erykah Badu and Jazmine Sullivan to Miguel, Babyface, Ludacris, Ledisi and SWV, to name a few. The WDAS Summer Block Party returns to the Mann on June 29 with performances by: Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Mase, Musiq Soulchild, and DJ D-Nice.

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

Live Performances

Arts Montco

Arts Montco

On the Stage

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LCR IMPROV COMEDY

June 27
​The Underground

LCR Improv (LCR stands for “Listen Care React”) brings their unique brand of comedy to the Underground this summer! Similar in style to Whose Line Is It Anyway? Each performance showcases improvisational comedy that is made up entirely on the spot! Guaranteed to bring you lots of laughs and irrepressible joy, each show is a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t soon forget. And, who knows—you might volunteer to join them on stage! 7:30 p.m. show is appropriate for ages 14+.

NPR PRESENTS WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME! IN ASSOCIATION WITH WHYY

June 27
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning comedy news quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, writers, listener contestants, and celebrity guests through a rollicking review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by any of our cast members for their voicemail.

A seat in the $135.00 premium section comes with an exclusive WWDTM gift bag, which includes a selection of special merchandise.

SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD

June 14 - June 29
DCP Theatre

One could hardly call this a typical Shakespeare play. Cameras are rolling on the 1930’s Hollywood set of A Mid Summer Night’s Dream.  Actors are in place and German director, Max Reinhardt, is barking direction at them.  During the commotion, who should appear on scene but Shakespeare’s very own characters, Oberon and Puck! The film actors not only find themselves switching in and out of scenes with the jesters, but also discover that the real Puck has found a way to utilize his love potion! What else will this otherworldly encounter have in store for them? 

COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: DOUBLE HEADLINER JULIA SCOTTI AND EDDIE IFFT

June 28
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Julia Scotti named one of The Top 50 Successful Transgender Americans You Should Know by LGBTQ Nation and was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on season 11 of America’s Got Talent NBC 2016. First CD “Hello Boys, I’m Back!” on Uproar out now! #5 on Amazon’s Best Seller List #31 on the Top 100 Eddie Ifft has been seen HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and as a guest star on “Legit”, seen on the FX network.

SOUL JOEL PRESENTS: LATIN DANCE NIGHT

June 28
The Vault

Latin Dance Night at the Vault plus dance lessons with Kim Allen!

Learn the hottest moves every Friday night with lessons from a local dance instructor from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm. You’ll be taught steps from Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rhumba, and more Latin dance styles that will have you out on the dance floor afterwards!

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. 

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