JUNE EVENTS

Valley Forge & Montgomery County

June is the month of the summer solstice, the day containing the most number of daylight hours in the entire calendar. Valley Forge and Montgomery County have events to please all ages, and this June, the calendar is packed with kid-friendly events that are fun for the whole family. If that doesn't inspire you to get out in Valley Forge and Montgomery County and enjoy the many things to do and see, nothing will.

HOOKING UP WITH THE SECOND CITY - SELLERSVILLE THEATER

HOOKING UP WITH THE SECOND CITY

June 2
Sellersville Theater

Chicago's legendary sketch comedy troupe returns to the Sellersville Theater with classic skits and new bits. The razor-sharp humor of this conglomeration of comics has been called "...a temple of satire" by Time magazine.

DR. JOHN

DR. JOHN

June 3
Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair

Valley Forge Music Fair at Valley Forge Casino Resort presents the six-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Dr. John and his band, The Nite Trippers. Don't miss the chance to see this true American icon perform pieces from his colorful musical career, including the hit song "Right Place, Wrong Time."

OUT OF SIGHT...OUT OF MURDER - DCP THEATER

OUT OF SIGHT...OUT OF MURDER

June 3-18
DCP Theatre

It was a dark and stormy night... and when his characters suddenly come to life, even the author doesn't know whodunit. This light-hearted twist on the classic murder mystery blends chills and chuckles for its run at DCP Theatre.

CIVIL WAR EVENT - PENNYPACKER MILLS

CIVIL WAR EVENT

June 4-5
Pennypacker Mills

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. Also, set a June 25 reminder for Pennypacker Mills to attend the vintage base ball game, played according to 1864 rules.

SPRING HIGHLIGHTS - KAYAKING ON THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER

SCHUYLKILL RIVER SOJOURN

June 4-10
Schuylkill River

The annual Schuylkill River Sojourn begins its 112-mile guided journey on June 4, arriving in Montogmery County on June 7. Highlights include a trip through Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal and stops in Pottstown, Valley Forge and Conshohocken. Come out and show your support as they #MakeItMontco.

CONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS

CONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS

June 9-12
Philadelphia Cricket Club

See some of golf's greatest champions take on the challenging Philadelphia Cricket Club course in Flourtown. Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, John Daly and Colin Montgomie are just some of the game's elite that are expected to play.

SUMMER EVENTS - BEAST OF A FEAST

BEAST OF A FEAST

June 9
Elmwood Park Zoo

Guests at this annual soiree on the savanna will indulge in the culinary excellence, music and animal encounters that have become the cornerstones of one of Norristown's premier events. But this year, there's an added draw: a sneak peek at the new, $3 million jaguar exhibit, designed by the Disney team behind Orlando's Animal Kingdom park.

OUTDOOR CONCERTS - GREEN LANE PARK

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - HICKORY PROJECT

June 11
Green Lane Park

The series of free performances in the beauty of Green Lane Park returns for its 2016 run with Hickory Project. The Amphitheater setting provides the perfect acoustics to allow its unique talents with bluegrass to echo throughout the park. The concert starts at 7 p.m., and all that's required of the audience is a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Return to Green Lane Park on June 17 for a cute program on fireflies.

Lower Pottsgrove - Pottsgrove Manor

LIVING HISTORY: IT'S A MAN'S WORLD

June 12
Pottsgrove Manor

One week prior to Father's Day, Pottsgrove Manor puts a new perspective on pop. Historians demo the masculine pursuits of the 18th century, including colonial fishing, firearms, hunting and other paternal pastimes.

STEAMPUNK EXPO - MORRIS ARBORETUM

STEAMPUNK EXPO

June 12
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

The dynamic Victorian garden of Morris Arboretum goes stylishly retro, reflecting the time before electricity and fossil fuels, when steam drove adventure and exploration. Art meets science in this engaging day outdoors.

Summer Programming - March Out of the Continental Army

MARCH-OUT OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

June 18
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Walk in the footsteps of the Continental Army along the historic trace road used by the army as they departed Valley Forge in June 1778 in pursuit of the British Army. This program at Valley Forge National Historical Park includes historical interpreters in Continental uniform and - hold your ears - firing of period muskets.

COLEBROOKEDALE RAILROAD

FATHER'S DAY BEEF 'N BEER TRAINS

June 18-19
Colebrookdale Railroad

Designed to cater to the special men in our lives, this is the perfect gift for dear old dad (or granddad!). Locally-brewed beverages will be served aboard the Colebrookdale Railroad, with a generous portion of beef, coleslaw, seasoned potatoes and dessert, all in the beauty of restored passenger rail cars that are a century old.

BOND-ING WITH DAD - COLONIAL THEATER

BOND-ING WITH DAD

June 19
The Colonial Theatre

This Father's Day, spend some quality time with dad at the Colonial Theatre. The "Bonding with Dad" Marathon is an action-packed day-long event that presents three of the very best James Bond films on the big screen: From Russia with Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale (2006).

SUMMER EVENTS - BRYN ATHYN

LANDMARKS IN LIGHTS

June 21
Bryn Athyn Historic District

This yearly event is one of the most uniquely beautiful evenings in all of Montgomery County. The three jewels of the Bryn Athyn Historic District - Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral - are lit from without and within, radiating in the dark of a velvety June evening. Take a tour, visit the tower or just wander the grounds and enjoy the illuminated grandeur.

HOWIE MANDEL - KESWICK THEATER

HOWIE MANDEL

June 23
Keswick Theatre

Whether you know him from America's Got TalentDeal or No Deal or further back from St. Elsewhere, Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a comedic force of nature. Secure yourself a pair of tickets to this appearance at the Keswick Theatre and give your friend a fist-bump for being so lucky to have scored seats to such a special performance.

GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER SHOWS

TOO MANY GAMES

June 24-26
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Calling all gamers! This show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center isn't playing around; it's a premier event highlighting video games, board games, CCGs and tabletop gaming. Too Many Games been known for its video game music concerts, chiptunes, industry panels, panels by famous YouTubers and brand new game releases for established consoles.

SUMMER EVENTS - BOYERTOWN

THE TRUCK STOPS HERE: MOBILE MADNESS

June 25
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

It's the second annual Food Truck Fair at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. The programming here is extensive, including unique bicycles, a history of food trucks and, of course, plenty of food to nibble on. One of the most popular displays is the museum's own 1958 Mister Softee ice cream truck, doling out summery treats.

34TH ANNUAL CANAL DAY - SCHUYLKILL

34TH ANNUAL CANAL DAY

June 26
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park

Competitors at the Lock 60 Canal Joust, part of the annual Canal Day, will fiercely square off, encourage the cheering of their respective fans and go at it until one of them gets wet. Very wet. It's all in good fun, though, in a day that includes food, music, crafts, a horseshow tournament, a demonstration of the lock itself, a run and a water trail race.

ST. SOPHIA SPRING GRECIAN FESTIVAL

ST. SOPHIA SPRING GRECIAN FESTIVAL

June 1-5
St. Sophia Church, Saints Faith, Hope & Agape

It's a carnival at St. Sophia Church, Jeffersonville, when the congregation hosts its annual Spring Grecian Festival June 1-5. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, enjoy live music and dancing, and be sure to not miss the thrilling rides and amusements.

PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD

FLAG DAY FESTIVITIES

June 12
Peter Wentz Farmstead

On the Sunday before Flag Day, Peter Wentz Farmstead celebrates Old Glory. Kids - and their parents - can discover the real story of the construction of the first U.S. flag, as well as current flag etiquette. Each participant will make a flag to take home.

DARING DAD SCAVENGER HUNT

June 19
Norristown Farm Park

Bring dad to the Norristown Farm Park for a challenging nature scavenger hunt. He'll have to follow a series of clues to find items or answer questions. The first dad back with all requirements met is the winner, but to keep him from expending too much mental energy, families can help.