ANNUAL EVENTS IN VALLEY FORGE AND KING OF PRUSSIA, PA.

Valley Forge and King of Prussia are closely tied, with Valley Forge National Historical Park hosting many of the area's largest community events. Here are some of the most popular annual events in the King of Prussia area:

March In of the Continental Army at Valley Forge National Historical Park

MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

December 19
Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park marks the historic day when the Continental Army arrived onsite in 1777, beginning one of the most famous encampments in U.S. history. The evening's free family-friendly program blends historic programming with holiday honors. On the schedule are speeches by General Washington himself, the debut of a new defensive fort on the Muhlenberg Brigade and festive singing and dancing from the Colonial Revelers.

Valley Forge Park Annual Events - Join the Continental Army

JOIN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

January - April

Children are invited to "Join the Continental Army" and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Training sessions are held on the first Saturday of every month from January through April. Come to one, two or all four of the sessions to learn basic drills and commands from the Army's officers.

Valley Forge Park Annual Events - Washington's Birthday Party

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

February 19

Valley Forge was the site of the first public birthday celebration for George Washington. Each year, the park celebrate's Washington's birthday with a full day of activities that include games and crafts, a chance for kids to join the Continental Army, and the ceremonial cake cutting.

Taste of the Suburbs

TASTE OF THE SUBURBS

April
King of Prussia Mall

The annual Taste of the Suburbs Food and Wine Festival brings more than 30 area restaurants, wineries and microbreweries to the King of Prussia Mall for one of the county's premier culinary events. The festival, sponsored by the King of Prussia Rotary, draws hundreds of visitors each year and benefits the Rotary's non-profit King of Prussia Charitable Foundation.

Recreation - Revolutionary Run

VALLEY FORGE REVOLUTIONARY 5-MILE RUN

April

Runners, walkers and supporters from across the region come together for the annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run®. The namesake race takes runners across the challenging terrain of the park, testing their speed and endurance. A three-mile walk, the 1.776 kilometer (1 mile) Young Patriots Fun Run, and an outdoor expo are all part of the day's activities. 

Valley Forge Park - 4th of July

JULY 4TH COMMUNITY PICNIC IN THE PARK

July 4

Celebrate our nation's Independence at Valley Forge National Historical Park. The annual community picnic includes games and crafts for the kids, a cook-out at the Visitor Center, artillery demonstrations, readings of the Declaration of Independence and guided park tours.

RELIGIOUS SITES - WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL

EVENING CARILLON CONCERTS

Wednesdays in July & August

The bells of the Washington Memorial Chapel fill the air with music every Wednesday in July and August. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the weekly carillon concerts feature musicians from around the world including the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia.

Valley Forge Park Annual Events - National Public Lands Day

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

September

National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to help make Valley Forge National Historical Park a better place for visitors. Valley Forge is one of more than 2,000 sites across the country that will be welcoming volunteers to lend a hand in environmental and maintenance projects.

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale

KOP BEERFEST ROYALE

October 5 & 7
Presented by KOP BID

King of Prussia’s premiere beer fest is back and bigger than ever! Craft and international brews from all corners of the world will be pouring Thursday night for Donnerstag Happy Hour and twice on Saturday. Performances from Nick Greeley and the Operators as well as Swift Technique will be happening on both days.

Valley Forge Park Annual Events - Veterans Day Commemoration

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION

November 11

Valley Forge National Historical Park honors our nation's military veterans during the annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The event includes a commemoration service at the United States National Memorial Arch as well as interpretive programs and special park tours.

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