Make the Most Out of May in Montco

As we are past April showers and approaching the summer season, now is the perfect time to visit Valley Forge and Montgomery County! Whether you want to experience the vibrant arts and culture scene, explore nature, or visit community festivals and events, here are some of the fun things to do this month.

Junior Ranger Day

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Join Valley Forge National Historical Park on Saturday May 18th for an annual Junior Ranger Day celebration! This free event will take place at the park’s Muhlenberg’s Brigade huts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..  

There will be multiple divisions of park staff to teach junior rangers how each team contributes to Valley Forge to make it a place of beauty, history, and recreation. 

There will be special Jr. Ranger Day books and badges, a Black Powder demonstration at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and a variety of other fun hands-on activities! 

Celebrate Mother's Day

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Pancakes with 'MOM' in powdered sugar, coffee, utensils, pink flowers 

Enjoy a lovely day out this Mother’s Day. Workhouse Brewing Company in King of Prussia and the Elmwood Park Zoo will be hosting lovely Mother’s Day Brunch events. The Colebrookdale Railroad in Pottstown will be having a “Mother’s Day Tea” train ride with butler-style dining class service. Check out more Mother’s Day events, from park picnics to ballroom dining. 

Try Something New

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Join The Cooking Studio in Telford for a month of various cooking classes, such as Spring in Paris on May 18th! 

Enjoy Birding by Canoe on May 9th at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon. There are more summer sessions as well.  

Arts Montco Pass Hint: Looking to win a free sticker, candle, or maybe a sustainable tote bag? The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is a location on the FREE Arts Montco Pass. When you visit, be sure to check-in on the pass to earn prize points.


Check out the Expo Center in Oaks for a wide variety of shows to attend. Come to the Feline Frenzy Cat Expo or the Philly Non-Sports Card Show this month.

Visit a Montco History Pass Location

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Peter Wentz

Dive into history at Peter Wentz Farmstead’s Great Sanitary Fair of 2024 in Lansdale. This free event highlights the 160th anniversary of large fairs to raise funds for soldiers’ aid during the Civil War. Watch historic demonstrations like wet-plate photography and artillery and support local businesses by shopping for native plants and artwork. 


Montco History Pass Hint: Looking to win a free sticker, mug, or maybe a tote bag? The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a location on the FREE Montco History Pass. When you visit, be sure to check-in on the pass to earn prize points. 

Visit the Valley Forge calendar of events for more fun activities and events happening this May and throughout the year. There’s something for everyone to experience in Montgomery County!