Fair and festival season is officially upon us, and the #MakeItMontco calendar of events is as packed as ever. This week, attend a soiree under the stars, check out classic cars, enjoy authentic Greek food and celebrate National Trails Day – all in Montgomery County.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
SUMMER SOIREE AT THE MUSEUM
We have put together a series of parking lot events for the community this year. Our first one kicks off the summer just right!
Join us on June 1st from 10 AM until 4 PM for an afternoon of fun! There will be plenty to do for everyone. With Food, Beer, Crafts, Games, and Live Music from Rebecca Zimmerman, Gabriele Guma, NIIC the Singing Dog, Laura K., and Bitchfork Unplugged!
Mark your calendars and get ready for a kick-ass summer with us!
SPRING GRECIAN FESTIVAL
May 30 to June 3
St. Sophia Church, Saints Faith, Hope & Agape
This family-friendly community event has grown so popular over the years that it now draws 8,000-10,000 people over its five-day run. The campus of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church is overtaken by rides, games, a business expo and authentic Greek food.
Kick off summer with a full day of excitement at Horsham Day. The annual event takes place across three parks in Horsham Township and features a car show, kids games, monster truck rides, food trucks, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show at sunset.
CONSHOHOCKEN ARTS FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW
Mary H. Wood Park
Celebrate the 2018 First Annual Conshohocken Arts Festival and Car Show this Saturday. This festival has it all: original paintings and drawings, handmade crafts, unique cars on display, local food vendors and live music.
PERKIOMEN VALLEY ART & FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Perkiomen Valley HS
The annual Perkiomen Valley Art & Food Truck Festival brings some of the area's top mobile eats to Collegeville, along with great live music, DJs, local artists, and more.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Celebrate America's 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System by visiting Valley Forge for National Trails Day this Saturday. Join experienced park staff, partners, and volunteers on guided hikes and walks - preregister today!
CIVIL WAR EVENT
June 2 - 3
Step back in time as the Civil War comes to life at Pennypacker Mills. The two-day program has plenty to see and do: artillery demonstrations, daily battles, exhibits, music, speakers, mansion tours and a soldier enlistment for kids.
BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS EVENTS
ALES & PETALS
A new tradition at Hope Lodge, Ales and Petals began in 2017 combining history and great brews. The event features tastings of craft beer and cider plus live music, great food, mansion tours and colonial-era games for the kids. The event will really rev up in 2018 with the addition of the Cars & Motorcycles of England Car Show.
ADRENALINE FUELED EVENTS
SCHUYLKILL RIVER SOJOURN
Presented by Schuylkill River Greenways
The Schulykill River Sojourn is a week-long paddle of the Schuylkill River, starting in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, and ending in Philadelphia. The Sojourn spends three days in Montco, beginning on Tuesday, June 5 when the paddlers debark for a 20th anniversary celebration in Pottstown's Riverfront Park. On Wednesday, the Sojourn arrives at Lock 60 in Mont Clair, and on Thursday, paddlers will lunch at Valley Forge Park before overnighting in West Conshohocken.
PERKIOMEN CREEK SOJOURN
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Take to the water for a day of adventure during the annual Perkiomen Creek Sojourn. Every June, the seven-mile trip takes canoers and kayakers from Schwenksville to Oaks. The 2018 edition is scheduled to launch on June 2.
LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY AND PERFORMANCES
June 1 & 2
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
Jeff McBride, a three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely recognized as a foremost innovator and most exciting performer in contemporary magic.
AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE - PARTY IN THE PARK 2018
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Please join the Mann Center for this most special celebration, beginning with cocktails and dinner under their top-of-hill canopied tent, overlooking picturesque views of the Philadelphia skyline. After dinner, Ms. LuPone will perform with all gala guests seated on stage for this unforgettable performance.
Also at the Mann this week are Young People's Concert Series: West Side Story and Jaws in Concert.
STONE & KEY LIVE MUSIC SERIES - JEFF LOHAN
Stone and Key Cellars
Join Stone and Key for another installment in their Live Music Series with Jeff Lohan returning! Also on site is the Wahlburgers Food Truck serving up tasty food from 6 - 9 p.m.
COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS: CHRIS ROACH
Chris Roach is a fast-rising comedian/actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self-deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best known stages, such as The Borgata in Atlantic City.
BRIELLE DUO AT VALLEY BEACH
Valley Beach Poolside Club
Head to Valley Beach this Friday for a poolside performance by Brielle Duo.
Chris LaRose hails from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; growing up in garages restoring vintage motorcycles with his family and friends sure had a unique impact on his music style. Chris's concerts range from driving blues and upbeat 50's rockabilly to soulful acoustic originals.
PHILADELPHIA AMBASSADOR BIG BAND
Act II Playhouse
Since its inception in the summer of 2016, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band has taken off dramatically to become one of the top big bands to see in Philadelphia. In addition to honoring classic big band repertoire, their performances often feature arrangements written by members of the ensemble.
Friday - Sunday
The Village Players of Hatboro Inc.
Opening Week: Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape.
Opening week performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday
Playcrafters of Skippack
Opening week: When a mystery writer gets involved in a real murder (or so he thinks), things start to unravel quickly in this classic comedy.
Opening week performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Sunday
Act II Playhouse
Act II Playhouse brings the Broadway classic Camelot to its stage in Ambler. Relive the timeless story of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Performances this week are Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
SHE LOVES ME
Friday - Sunday
Steel River Playhouse
Opening Week: Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me tells the story of Amalia and Georg, two coworkers who are often at odds, and the romance that unfolds when they both respond to a "lonely hearts" ad in the newspaper.
Performances this week are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.