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Weekend Event Guide - August 16th to 18th

 
Happy Summer! If you're looking for something fun, entertaining, or educational to do over this summer weekend, you've come to the right place. We've created another list of some of our favorite local events this weekend so you won't miss a thing.
 

Philadelphia Folk Festival

PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILADELPHIA FOLKSONG SOCIETY

August 15th-18th
1323 Salford Station Road, Harleysville
 
The Philadelphia Folk Festival returns for the 58th year! Come enjoy live music in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. Presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, the festival turns a working farm into a center for performances, crafts, and fun for the whole family. Performers this year include David Crosby & Friends, Margo Price, The Mavericks, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
 
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is the longest-running outdoor music festival of its kind in North America.
 
For more details, click HERE.
 
 

Country Fest with 92.5 XTU

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
 
Saturday, August 17th - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA
 
Grab your cowboy hats and boots and come to the zoo on August 17th for a day of country-themed activities. Spend the afternoon at Zoo Brew Beer Garden and Bar with XTU. XTU will be broadcasting live from the zoo from 12:30 PM-3:30 PM! Enjoy animal meet and greets and drink specials throughout the event.
 
Live music from John Valerio (2:30-4:30 pm). Free to attend with zoo admission.
 
​For more details, click HERE.
 
 

Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins Tour

Sunday, Aug. 18th | 7:30 PM
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street Philadelphia
 
For more details and tickets, click HERE.
 

Jack Duffy 5K Power Run

Sunday, August 18th - 8:30 am
Hatboro-Horsham High School Stadium, 411A Hatters Way, Horsham
 
This event is being held to honor and celebrate the life of Jack Duffy, a brilliant and kind young man, Hatboro-Horsham graduate, Dartmouth student, entrepreneur, and an accomplished runner whose purpose had been “to serve, help, and empower others”. The event will be held on Sunday, August 18th in Horsham, starting and ending at the Hatboro-Horsham High School Stadium and utilizing the lovely, paved Power Line Trail. Proceeds will benefit the Montgomery County Affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to support mental health awareness, advocacy, and education in our community.
 
​Online registration is open through August 16, and all participants who register by August 7 will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. Bib pick-up and registration packets will be available on race day beginning at 7:30 am, with the race starting at 8:30 am.
 
For more details and registration, click HERE.
 
 

Backstreet Boys

Saturday, Aug. 17th - 8:00 PM
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street Philadelphia
 
For more details and tickets, click HERE.
 
 
July 24th - August 25th
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Starting at $54
 
See the hit show Cirque Du Soleil's "Amaluna" this summer under the Big Top on the grounds of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
 
A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND RULED BY GODDESSES
 
​Directed by Tony Award-Winning Director Diane Paulus
 
After directing her daughter's coming of age ceremony, honouring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men washes up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested.
 
​For more details and tickets, click HERE.
 
Ursinus College, 601 East Main Street, Collegeville
Price: Free
 
Back by popular demand, Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation are teaming up again to sponsor FREE family-friendly movies on the front lawn of the Berman Museum of Art. Food trucks, snacks, and a great time for neighbors to enjoy warm summer nights together. Mark your calendar!
 
The College invites families to begin arriving at 7 p.m. with their chairs and blankets and to enjoy the offerings of the food trucks on site. Before the movie, there will be music and entertainment for the kids on the lawn.
 
The movie will start at dusk (8 to 8:30 pm).
 
There is ample parking on the campus and the site is handicapped accessible.
 
For more details, click HERE.
 

​ZOO TRAIN

August 18th
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust
 
Their VERY FIRST Petting Zoo Train! Ride the train to the beautiful Frog Hollow Farm, just past their Colebrookdale Village site to their zoo! This is about a half hour round trip travel time.
 
Get off the train at Frog Hollow Farm and enter the zoo area, stay for an hour (or more) while visiting the petting zoo. The train will be shuttling back and forth hourly to the Boyertown station.
 
They are so excited to have teamed up with What Knott Farm to offer their first petting zoo excursion!
 
Their last train will depart from Frog Hollow Farm at 5pm to return to Boyertown.
 
Please Note: Their Frog Hollow Farm Site DOES NOT have a ramp, they apologize, but for this expedition, they cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
 

August 16th, 17th and 18th
​FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Avenue/RT 61 South, Reading
 
For more details and tickets, click HERE.
 
 

Open Houses This Weekend

OPEN HOUSES
 
Saturday, August 17th | 1-3 pm
1608 Gypsy Hill Road, Gwynedd Valley | $857,900
 
Gorgeous Custom Built Home on one of the most beautiful streets in Gwynedd Valley!
 
Hardwood Floors, Granite Counters, Custom Cabinetry and so much more!
 
Saturday, August 17th | 1-3 pm
​422 Fort Hill Cir, Fort Washington | $299,900
 
One of a kind beautiful end unit townhome in the development of Garrison Greene. Come see for yourself!
 
Sunday, August 18th | 1-3 pm
940 Morris Road, Blue Bell | $799,000
 
Many Upgrades! Two NEW bathrooms; renovated Library and Top Wissahickon Schools!
 
Enjoy your weekend!
 
 
 
 
 

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