Top 10 Philadelphia-Area Events in August

Local festivals, live music and nature activities this month
Photo By Ian Baldwin On Unsplash

Photo by Ian Baldwin on Unsplash

Finish out the summer with nature activities, festivals and live outdoor music for your whole family.

Bird Watches
August 5 & 19, 8-9 a.m.
Scotland Run Park, 980 E Academy St., Clayton, NJ 08312

Families are encouraged to attend the bird watches together to explore Scotland Run Park’s nature trail and look for different species of these feathered friends. Co-hosted by the Gloucester County Nature Club, these events are held on the first and third Thursday of every month.

Peach Festival
August 7, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd., Media, PA 19063

Kick off National Peach Month at Linvilla Orchards’ annual peach festival. Families are invited to pick their own fruit, take hayrides and train rides, play games and enjoy several other festivities.

Fairies, Gnomes & Trolls: Garden Kingdom House Building Workshop
August 11, 4 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118

At this workshop, kids will build fairy houses and learn all about magical tiny creatures, some of whom might even be living in the Chestnut Hill Library’s garden.

Lard Dog and the Band of Shy + Larissa Hopwood Band
August 13, 5-7:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Don’t miss out on the last show of this year’s Kidchella, a local music festival for kids. Lard Dog and the Band of Shy, a one-of-a-kind New York-based performance group, and the local Larissa Hopwood Band will be closing out the season with upbeat music made for children.

August 13, 6 p.m.-August 14, 9:30 a.m.
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401

The whole family is invited to sleep over at Elmwood Park Zoo as a part of ZooSnooze, an exciting overnight event complete with meals, a flashlight tour, campfire activities and an educational show.

Porch Performance: Colonial Frolick
August 14, 4-5 p.m.
Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473

Performers Stacy Roth and Bob Dupre will present rhymes, songs and riddles from the 17th-to-19th centuries. Featuring a variety of old-fashioned instruments, including penny whistle, limberjack and fife, this is an all-ages, interactive show.

59 ½ Annual Philadelphia Folk Pocket Festival
August 21-22
Spring Mountain Ski Area, 757 Spring Mount Rd., Spring Mount, PA 19478

This year’s special edition of North America’s oldest continuously run outdoor musical festival will include both digital and in-person shows. Kids ages 10 and under will enjoy free admission (or maybe just their parents will) and special children’s activities and performances.

Family Nature Discovery Days: Who Made That Track?
August 28, 10-11 a.m.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

The environmental education team at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge will teach participants of all ages about the tracks that different animals make at this month’s family-centered activity.

Butterfly Celebration
August 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, 1615 Black Rock Rd., Royersford, PA 19468

Local experts Dave and Audrey Harding from Marvelous Monarchs Butterfly Habitat will be sharing information on butterfly rearing and migration at this celebration of everyone’s (or at least most of our) favorite insect. There will also be crafts and butterfly bingo for kids to enjoy.

Langhorne Rotary Pet Fair & Family Fun Day
August 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Mayors Playground, 180 Cherry St, Langhorne, PA 19047

This year’s Pet Fair and Family Fun Day hosted by the Rotary Club of Langhorne includes a new area for kids with fun activities. There will also be a petting zoo, exotic animal tent and show, pet parade and pet photo booth.

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