TOP JUNE EVENTS
Valley Forge & Montgomery County
Fair and festival season is officially upon us, and Valley Forge and Montgomery County's calendar of events is as packed as ever. Check out our favorites, and make plans for your summer getaway today.
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BEAST OF A FEAST
Elmwood Park Zoo
Guests at this annual party at Elmwood Park Zoo will indulge in the culinary excellence, with tastings from 50 of Montco's best restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries. The event also includes live music and animal encounters.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY STUDIO TOUR
The Montgomery County Studio Tour takes place each June and features artists displaying their work at studios across Montgomery County. This two-day event offers a behind-the-scenes look at Montco's best painters, sculptors, artisans, and craftsmen. Admission to all studios is free and many are open to the public year-round.
LANDMARKS IN LIGHTS
Bryn Athyn Historic District
This yearly event is a chance to see the three jewels of the Bryn Athyn Historic District - Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral - lit up inside and out, an incredible backdrop for an enchanting evening.
FAIRS & FESTVIALS
AMBLER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Ambler Main Street
The Ambler Arts & Music Festival is one of Montgomery County's premier events. The party kicks off with live music on Friday evening, June 15, and continues with 12 hours of performances on Saturday, June 16. Saturday also features the Arts Fest with 70 artisans and crafters displaying their works and the Food Fest, with Ambler's best restaurants showcasing their best dishes.
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.
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.
Presented by Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
In celebration of the organization's 100th anniversary, the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Wine Walk in Jenkintown Town Square on June 15. The event features wine tastings from local wineries, a custom wine glass for sampling, live entertainment, and more.
food & dining EVENTS
THE TRUCK STOPS HERE: MOBILE MADNESS
Experience one of the region's best food events at the Boyertown Museum's Mobile Madness food truck festival. Guests can try the best eats from some of southerneastern Pennsylvania's best food trucks, including ice cream served from a 1977 Mister Softee truck made at the Boyertown Auto Body Works. Museum admission is included.
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.
MOONLIGHT & ROSES
Morris Arboretum's annual fundraiser gala, Moonlight & Roses, gives guests a truly unique dining experience in the arboretum's gardens. A VIP cocktail reception begins the evening in the Rose Garden, followed by dinner and dancing under a clear-top tent.
GROOVE & GRAZE
Normandy Farm's Craft & Que Series is back, and this year it's taking guests back in time on a musical and culinary journey. On June 14, Normandy hosts Groove & Graze, a 1969 Rock & Beer Tasting with live music, craft beer tastings, and great barbecue.
BEEF & BEER TRAINS
June 16 & 17
Celebrate dad with a ride on the Colebrookdale Railroad's Father's Day Beef & Beer Train. On June 16 and 17, the railroad is running special excursions designed for the men in our lives, complete with locally brewed beverages and catered dinner.
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.
MARCH-OUT OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
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, including a musket firing program at 11:30 a.m.
LIVING HISTORY SUNDAY: CHILDHOOD IN THE COLONIES
Graeme Park presents a look back at the life of children at Graeme Park and in the American Colonies. Visitors can join in the colonial childhood games and learn the skills that young ladies and gentlemen needed in the 18th Century.
HAPPY HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN
Enjoy a glass of cold brew on the grounds of Graeme Park during Happy Hour with the Historian. The event features a cash bar and food with a 30-40 minute talk on a topic of historical interest.
VINTAGE BASE BALL AT ITS BEST
Pennypacker Mills turns back the clock to 1860 with a game of vintage base ball featuring the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia against the Brandywine Base Ball Club. The game is played by 1860 rules using period-style equipment.
LIVE THEATER AND PERFORMING ARTS
May 16 - June 10
Act II Playhouse
Act II Playhouse brings the Broadway classic Camelot to its stage in Ambler starting May 16. Relive the timeless story of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. Catch Camelot between May 16 and June 10.
SHE LOVES ME
May 25 - June 10
Steel River Playhouse
The Tony Award-nominated musical She Loves Me arrives on stage at Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown on May 25. 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. She Loves Me runs from May 25 to June 10.
May 31 - June 16
Playcrafters of Skippack
When a mystery writer gets involved in a real murder (or so he thinks), things start to unravel quickly in this classic comedy. The show opens May 31 and runs through June 16 at Playcrafters of Skippack.
LOVE AND MERGER
June 7 - 10
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
The Gypsy Stage Company presents a limited run of Love and Merger at Smoke and Mirrors' Bob Little black box theater. The play tells the story of Regal, South Carolina, home to the Regal Typewriter Company, as the down falls into bankruptcy thanks to the advent of computers.
BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
June 9 - 23
The Dramateurs at the Barn Playhouse
The Dramateurs at the Barn presents The Bridges of Madison County, the stage adaptation of the best-selling novel. The drama builds in this story of an Italian woman who marries an American G.I. and starts a new life in America, only to have it turned upside down by a chance encounter with a stranger.
NEVER TOO LATE
June 15 - 30
Never Too Late is the latest must-see comedy performance at DCP Theatre. Harry Lambert and his wife Edith live an ordinary life until Edith reveals surprising news that shocks the family and leaves audiences laughing.
June 13 - July 8
People's Light New Play Frontier writer Dominique Morisseau penned Skeleton Crew, a powerful story of love and loyalty. The story follows Faye, a woman just months away from retiring with a full pension as she must make a choice between self preservation and allegiance to her coworkers.
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.
VALLEY FORGE SPORTS
TOP SPORTS EVENTS
June 22 - 24
The largest grass volleyball doubles tournament in the country, the Pottstown Rumble brings more than 2,000 players to Pottstown's Memorial Park for three days in June. The event includes exciting competition, gourmet food, and high-energy music throughout the weekend.