TOP MAY EVENTS

Valley Forge & Montgomery County

May starts the busy summer season in Montgomery County with some of the biggest events of the year coming to the Valley Forge area. Legos, carnivals, fairs and steam trains are just some of the biggest kid-friendly events coming to Montgomery County this May. Check out our list of May's top concerts, festivals, musicals and more in Montgomery County. 

BRICKFEST LIVE

BRICKFEST LIVE

April 30 - May 1
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Fans of Lego will decide to attend this popular event in a snap. Wander through the displays and marketplace and see what results when creativity, art, engineering, imagination and a bucket-load of patience all get together. Return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on May 21 for the Gluten Free Expo, an informative presentation by local and national vendors.

14TH ANNUAL WMGK DEBELLA DOG WALK

14TH ANNUAL WMGK DEBELLA DOG WALK

May 1
Green Lane Park

Attention all dog lovers! John DeBella and the entire WMGK staff return to Green Lane Park for this annual canine celebration. It's a pooch party highlighting dog rescue organizations, vendors, demonstrations, food and music, all hosted by one of the area's most well-known radio personalities. We caught up with John prior to this event, and you can read the interview here.

SEASON KICK-OFF CARNIVAL

SEASON KICK-OFF CARNIVAL

May 5-8
Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo is celebrating the start of an exciting summer season with its fourth annual Kick-Off Carnival. The lower parking lot becomes a true midway with rides, games, food and fun. May 5 is wristband night with unlimited rides from 5 to 10 p.m.

RENT LIVE

RENT

May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 & 14
Playcrafters of Skippack

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding a voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. In the hands of the talented cast at Playcrafters of Skippack, it is sure to be a hit.

PERKIOMEN CREEK

CANOE WITH PERKS

May 7
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Take a guided canoe tour of the Perkiomen Creek with a trained guide who will not only ensure that you paddle with purpose but will also keep you safe and dry. View birds as they feed along the creek, explore the world of macroinvertebrates and spy for a glimpse of an elusive muskrat. These excursions continue every other Saturday throughout the summer - as well as every Thursday beginning May 12.

COLONIAL MAY FAIR - POTTSGROVE MANOR

COLONIAL MAY FAIR

May 7
Pottsgrove Manor

No one knows for sure where the tradition of weaving ribbons around a maypole began (some cite medieval Germanic rites associated with spring). But there's no denying that it's fun to do and results in a colorful display. The maypole dance at Pottsgrove Manor is just part of a day's celebration that encompasses magic, puppets, crafts, living history and hands-on activities.

PHOENIXVILLE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

PHOENIXVILLE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

May 7
Phoenixville

More will 30 food trucks line Bridge Street, to the delight of fans of mobile menus, showing off culinary expertise in everything from steak to cupcakes. The event also includes a loop of movies at The Colonial Theatre and shuttle service to the various food hotspots.

BUCKCHERRY

BUCKCHERRY

May 8
Valley Forge Casino Resort

Buckcherry is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that first came together in in 1995. Since then, they've released six albums and saw one of their works, "Sorry," hit the Billboard Hot 100 top ten list.

COURTING ART EXHIBIT  - FINE ARTS CENTER

COURTING ART EXHIBIT

May 11-26
Fine Arts Center, Montgomery County Community College

The walls of the fine arts center at MCCC will depict Montgomery County at its thriving, active best. Local artists address the theme Montco in Motion, drawing inspiration from the places that get us out of our chairs and on the move. Winners will see their creations displayed in the Montgomery County Courthouse, as we discovered in this blog from 2014.

SPRING FESTIVALS - PENN DRY GOODS MARKET

PENN DRY GOODS MARKET

May 13-14
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

This annual market is the place to browse some of the finest artistry in needlework, linens, baskets, clothing, textiles and quilts. The day includes demonstrations, lectures and classes led by patient artisans who are eager to share their skills with future generations.

THEATERS - STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

May 14-28
Steel River Playhouse

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, this tribute to ‘tradition' has held audiences rapt for over 50 years. Based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem, "Fiddler's" central character, Tevye, struggles to maintain his religious and cultural values as outside influences encroach on his family.

ANDREW DICE CLAY

ANDREW DICE CLAY

May 15
Keswick Theatre

It's an evening of Dice and all his brash and controversial viewpoints. As a comic, he has weathered the ups and downs of a stand-up career for almost 30 years. Come and see for yourself why he became the first act to ever sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row.

MUSEUMS - AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER

HELICOPTER RIDES

May 15
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

If you've ever wanted to ride in a helicopter, here's a convenient and budget-friendly way to get your wish. A lift-off at the American Helicopter Museum costs only $60, which includes admission to the curated aircraft from across the ages.

GRIST MILL DEMONSTRATION DAY

GRIST MILL DEMONSTRATION DAY

May 15
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Historic Springfield Mills at Morris Arboretum is restored and stone-grinding corn for meal and flour. Come and explore revolutionary technology, local history and a beautiful setting along the Wissahickon Creek.

KISS ME KATE - ACT II PLAYHOUSE

KISS ME KATE

May 17
Act II Playhouse

The classic backstage romantic-comedy musical features a stellar Cole Porter score. This is one run that is "Too Darn Hot" to miss, and with a looming close date of June 12, the time to get tickets is now.

Valley Forge Casino - Valley Beach

VALLEY BEACH OPENING DAY

May 20
Valley Forge Casino Resort

It's all the fun of a beachfront property without the traffic, noise or sandflies. Valley Beach's pool is 20,000 square feet of crystal-blue water. It also features an open-air bar, private cabanas and live entertainment. Purchase a beach tag and enjoy the relaxation (and partying) all summer long.

STEAM TRAIN RIDES

May 21-22, 28-29
Colebrookdale Railroad

For two weekends in May, the Colebrookdale Railroad is taking passengers on a unique ride through the Hidden Valley behind a vintage steam engine. These special excursions - a must for train buffs - has the line of passenger cars headed by a Viscose 6, a powerhouse built in 1925 by Baldwin Locomotive Works.

GARDENS - ABINGTON ART CENTER

MAKER MAYHEM COMMUNITY DAY

May 22
Abington Art Center

The features of the 2016 community day at Abington Art Center include access to Makerspace, a creative space outfitted with 3D printers, laser cutters and computers side-by-side with sewing machines, hot glue guns and saws. Come find your inspiration and bring your ideas to life.

Evansburg - Village Wine Cellar

SKIPPACK RESTAURANT WEEK

May 22-26
Skippack Village

With prix fixe meals in the $15-$35 range, the culinary celebration of Skippack Village's talented chefs represents a budget-friendly way to sit down at one of the many excellent eating spots. Revisit a favorite, or better yet, open your palate to something new and different. 

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE

May 30
Valley Forge National Historical Park

A full day of remembrance takes place on May 30 at Valley Forge National Historical Park. At 2 p.m., a carillon concert at Washington Memorial Chapel provides both entertainment and gravitas, especially in the performance of a selection written for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. At 3 p.m., "Taps" will sound over the Grand Parade. The Memorial Day weekend also sees the return of the park's cell phone audio tours.

GARDENS - HIGHLANDS MANSION & GARDENS

FAERIE FESTIVAL

May 15
Highlands Mansion and Gardens

Kids aged 3-7 will be enchanted by the Highlands Mansion fairy-themed garden walk, music and dance. Children should arrive (accompanied by an adult) dressed to receive faerie wings and wand. They will build faerie houses, dress a faerie doll, help solve a faerie mystery and enjoy faerie refreshments. Reservations are requested by May 10. 

MEMORIAL DAY - ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. - MONTGOMERY THEATER

ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.

Through May 29
Montgomery Theater

Based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the Lewis Carroll novels, this adaptation includes all the favorite characters: Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Queen of Hearts and a bubble-blowing caterpillar. The show runs until May 29.