2017 Bucks Happening Summer Guide

School’s out for summer, sun and fun abound, which means you will be on the look-out for activities that are family friendly and life enhancing. Creating treasured memories is part of the allure of summer. Bucks County is known for its arts and cultural scene. It is no accident that it is referred to as The Genius Belt since many creative icons have made their home here, such as Oscar Hammerstein, James A. Michener, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart and Pearl S. Buck. The landscape lends itself to hiking and biking, picnicking and swimming. For those who simply want to chill, there are parks in which you can spread a blanket and gaze at the clouds as they lazily pass overhead. There is something for everyone here in our region that makes it a vacation destination for visitors from around the world. How fortunate we are that these events are in our back yard. You can also check our the Bucks Happening calendar for more fun local happenings.


Family Fun

It’s a summer full of fun for the family at Peddler’s Village, and you don’t have to wait until the weekend! Weekdays are full of entertaining, kid-friendly activities.

Mark your calendar for the popular Village Food Truck events, returning this summer with such themed evenings as Beach Party Bash on June 22, Christmas in July Bash on July 27 and Back to School Bash on August 18, all 4-8 pm.

Bring the entire family to Giggleberry Fair with awesome daily specials that everyone will love from Wednesday Dollar Days to Play ‘n Eat on Thursdays and Family Fun Fridays. Giggleberry is home to Giggleberry Mountain, the area’s largest and most incredible indoor obstacle course and Giggles Discovers for toddlers and preschool children. The Game Room features more than 40 of the newest games on the market. The Painted Pony is a great spot for delicious fresh pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chicken and fish as well as a variety of kid-friendly foods and snacks.

Stop by for Storytime at Jazams where Lolly Hopwood reads stories, sings songs and does coloring crafts with kids on Mondays and Thursdays. Sign up for summer dance classes or a camp at Doylestown Dance Center. Everyone can get creative at The Uncorked Artist, the award-winning entertainment venue where families and groups can utilize the studio space and their own imagination to creative a unique masterpiece! They offer a wide variety of “Make & Take” projects, ranging in time from 15 minutes to 3+ hours to fit any schedule.

When everyone needs a break, pop in for a sweet treat at the newly opened Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream, Lucky Cupcake Company’s Village Bakery or Skip’s Candy Corner. For full information on activities, hours and shops, visit http://www.peddlersvillage.com/.

New Hope-Lambertville Fireworks & 1st Fridays
New Hope & Lambertville
First Friday of June, July, August, & September

New Hope & Lambertville will host the kickoff to its 3rd season of Friday Night Fireworks, happening on the 1st Fridays of each month.  This dazzling event, put on by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau enchants viewers as they watch and express their delight in the universal fireworks language of “Ooohh…..ahhhhh.”

Summer Youth Flag Rugby
Brookside Field at the bottom of Southern Parkway opposite Ridgewood High School on E Ridgewood Ave.
June 20th and continue until July 21st, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Thursday night practice. This is non-contact, flag form for boys and girls K-8. It builds socialization, teamwork, fitness and performance skills.

Bucks County Plein Air Festival
J‌une 5 – 11, 2017‌‌
Bucks County Community College- 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

Follow 50 competing artists from all over the United States who will paint on location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. You are welcome to observe as they paint the rolling landscapes, covered bridges, lakes, rivers, farm houses and historic estates that have inspired artists for more than a century in this area. On June 10th, 6 PM to 10 PM, there will be a Collectors Preview Gala and Juried Award presentations at the Buck's County Community College's annual Tyler Tasting Party. Here, join us for a night filled with food, wine, spirits, music and be one of the firsts to view and purchase the week-long artwork on display at the historic Tyler mansion and gardens. The following day, June 11th, there will also be a sale of the pieces created during the week-long celebration by the Plein Air Artists, as well as a Quick Draw demonstration, all at the Bucks County Community College's Linksz pavilion. Proceeds will support art scholarships and arts programming throughout Buck's county. Come join all week long and watch the artists in action, get your tickets for the Tyler tasting Party and plan to be at Plein Air Festival Quick draw!

Delaware Canal Festival Delaware Canal Festival
June 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lagoon Park- 400 Jefferson Avenue, Bristol, PA 19007

Come to the Delaware Canal Festival for dinner and stay for the fun. Food trucks will line Prospect Street with offerings to satisfy all appetites and budgets. Decorated boats will ply the calm waters of the Lagoon across the street while the River Drivers, a popular Irish- American band performs. Yellow rubber duckies will be ready to decorate and community groups will be on hand.

Read with Lucy the Bulldog!
Southampton Public Library
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Come read Lucy, the certified therapy bulldog. No registration required. All ages welcome.

Tinker Tuesdays
Northampton Public Library
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Test out some robots, investigate with forensic and try your hand at circuits! For Grades 5-8. Tuesdays, January 24, March 28 and May 23 at 4:30 pm. No registration necessary, just drop in!

School Age Children
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring in any errors, broken devices, or questions you may have and our skilled technicians will assist you. We support laptops, personal computers, tablets, phones, mp3 players, GPSs.

Train Club!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Run electric trains with the Fallsington Library Train Club! With Neil Vance. Free, for ages 6 and up, adults are welcome.
Community Hall (upstairs), Fallsington Library

In Concert: Practitioners of Musick
New Hope – Solebury Library
Tuesday, May 23, 2017  7:00pm – 8:00pm
Discover the riches of 17th and 18th century music in the Colonial and Federal periods in America. The Practitioners of Music features John Burkhalter, recorder; and Donovan Klotzbeacher, harpsichord.

Brown Bag It with the Arts
The lawn of the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, PA

This is an annual not to be missed series of events. From May through September, the lawn of the Bucks County Courthouse is the stage for local talent to entertain those who want to take a mid-day break. Each Wednesday at noon (weather permitting) tote a blanket and your lunch and return to work refreshed, singing a happy tune.

5/24/17 CB South Jazz Band – (High School Jazz Band)
5/31/17 CB East Jazz Band – (High School Jazz Band)
6/07/17 Elvis Pretzel – (Elvis Tribute Artist, with a twist)
6/14/17 The Doyle Dads & Michael Smedley – (Variety of Musical Styles)
6/21/17 Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance – (Irish Step Dancing)
6/28/17 Jeff Lohan, William Aronson with George Ade – (Variety Music – Favorites & Originals)
7/05/17 Lou Pompilio with Special Guest Art D'Angelo – (Very cool jazz/cool recipes)
7/12/17 Black & Blues and The Little Gym
7/19/17 Bucks County Country Gentlemens Barbership Chorus – (Original American Style Music) and Cairngorm Pipes & Drums
7/26/17 Bill Aust – (Accordionist Extraordinaire)
8/02/17 Edward George – (Interactive Musical Storytelling)
8/09/17 Fiorenza-Dowlin – (Folk Duo)
8/16/17 Eco-Man – (Environmentally Friendly Show for Children)
8/23/17 Hazelrigg Brothers – (Contemporary Classical, and Jazz)
8/30/17 Mike Meade – (Singer/Songwriter)
9/06/17 RAIN DATE

Wednesday Night Concerts
TD Bank Amphitheater, Bensalem
Every Wednesday Night

On Wednesday nights throughout the summer, the TD Bank Amphitheater opens its doors for their TDBA Concerts. With a different performer each week, there's a concert for every taste and style!

2017 New Hope Historical Society Home and Garden Tour

On Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10am through 4pm, you can tour some of the most beautiful homes and gardens of the Delaware River Towns during the 2017 New Hope Historical Society Home and Garden Tour. This year’s theme is “Million Dollar Listing Bucks County”.

Tickets can be picked up at the Parry Mansion on day of event (45 S Main St, New Hope, PA)
Cost: General admission is $40. VIP tickets at $175 (Includes invite to a VIP party to be held the Friday before the tour at a Bucks County estate). Group rates are available. Purchase here.

Yardley's Music on Main Concert Series
Saturdays starting June 4th from 6pm to 8pm
Buttonwood Plaza

Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Large Meeting Room (Pearl Buck), Doylestown
Interested in being a teen volunteer at the Doylestown Library this summer? You can! Just attend one of our orientations! Students must be entering grades 7-12th in the fall to volunteer. During orienta…

Friday Movie Matinee
Friday, June 2, 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Large Meeting Room, Southampton Library
Join us as we screen a new release. Light refreshments will be served.

Storytime on the Road: Perkasie Farmer's Market
Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
Come celebrate opening day at the Perkasie Farmer's Market. Stop by for pop-up stories and a fun craft activity. Location: 7th and Market Streets, Perkasie, PA 18944

Bucks County Children’s Museum
500 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938
This is a place for kids of all ages as they are invited to use their imaginations to engage in ‘edu-taining’ activities, such as building a race car, excavating for buried treasure, and pretending to buy items in a store.

Thomas Day!
Fallsington Library
Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:00am – 1:00pm
Come and play with our Thomas trains and tracks! Engineer Neil will run his electric Thomas trains. Make a Thomas bookmark. Free, for all ages.

Wonder Woman Day
Doylestown Library
Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:00am – 1:00pm
Drop by our children's area to peruse our Wonder Woman and Superhero book collection, complete Wonder Woman Challenges, and art lab & more!

Outdoor Concert: Fools and Prophets
Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Doylestown Library
Stop by the Doylestown Library's front courtyard and enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring the folk group Fools and Prophets (weather permitting). Be sure to bring blankets and chairs!

In and Out of the Garden We Go Music Festival
June 9-10, 2017
Snipes Farm and Education Center 890 W. Bridge Street Morrisville, PA

The 10th Anniversary of In and Out of the Garden We Go Music Festival is on June 9th and 10th at Music at Snipes Farm in Morrisville, PA. This annual festival event celebrates the music and influence of the Grateful Dead. This Deadhead inspired festival continues to grow each year, featuring the best regional tribute bands, creating an experience similar to the origins of the groundbreaking band.

Friday night – Gates open at 2:00 pm
Line-up Friday
(m) 6:00 pm – 7:00 – Tim Tam and Fam
(m) 7:15 pm – 8:30 – IDB
(m) 8:45 pm – 10:45 – Steal Your Face

Line-up Saturday
10:00 am in the pasture
Yoga with Angelique

(m) 11:00 am – 11:45 – Bonsai Bills
(s) Noon – 12:45 pm – Laughing Water
(m) 1:00 pm – 1:45 – Acoustic Mayhem
(s) 2:00 pm – 2:30 -Bobby Beetcut
(m) 2:45 pm – 3:45 – Only Footprints
(s) 4:00 pm – 4:45 – Edge Hill Rounders
(m) 5:00 pm – 6:00 – Bear's Choice
(s) 6:15 pm – 7:15 – LoveLight
(m) 7:30 pm – 9:00 – Steal Your Peach
(m) 9:15 pm – 11:30 – Stella Blues Band

Late Night
11:30 – 1 am – Hoppin Boxcars

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Doylestown Library
Join Bucks County Master Gardener Bonnie Olliver for an interactive presentation on which insects are really good for your garden's health and which insects you would rather not have lurking around in your …

Dave Deluca presents That's Amore
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Northampton Library
June 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin, one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Enjoy a one-man show.

Family Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 17, 2017
New Hope Library
The summer reading program kicks off with a scavenger hunt around historic New Hope! Come into the library between 10am and 3pm to pick up your summer reading log and a list of clues—and then begin your hunt.

Movie Matinee: Beauty & the Beast
Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Doylestown Library
Join us for a presentation of the 2017 live action movie Beauty & the Beast! Bring blankets and nut-free snacks, and we'll provide the rest! This film is rated PG.

DIY Weekends
Saturdays in July 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Perkasie Library
Drop in from 1-4 pm on Saturdays to explore our weekly theme at your own pace with DIY crafts, activities, and more. Best for ages K-5, all ages welcome.

Meet Bobby Rydell
Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Northampton Public Library
Bobby Rydell’s discusses his new book “Teen Idol On The Rocks” details Bobby’s public triumphs, private demons and behind the scenes stories. Teen Idol on the Rocks not only tells the st…

Sciencetellers – Pirates: Lost at Sea
Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Doylestown Public Library
Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to buil…

First Fridays on the Delaware
Bristol Borough Business Association 100-400 Mill Street Bristol, PA
Every first Friday of the month

Free event that includes face painting, a balloon artist, a caricaturist, dancers, art classes and a participatory community mosaic art project.

Concert Under the Stars Presented by Riverside Symphonia
Tinicum Park on River Road, Erwinna, PA
Saturday, July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Gates Open at 6:00 PM and Concert and Fireworks at 8:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July Holiday Weekend with an evening of light classical, popular and patriotic music and a grand fireworks finale under the stars along the banks of the Beautiful Delaware River. Plan a picnic, bring your family, and bring your friends and find out why this has become a much loved and quintessential Bucks County tradition. Advance adult tickets $20; Student 7-18 $10; and children under 6 are Free Adult Ticket sthe day of the concert are $25. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.riversidesymphonia.org or by phone at 609-397-730


2017 New Hope Historical Society Home and Garden Tour
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10am through 4pm

You can tour some of the most beautiful homes and gardens of the Delaware River Towns during the 2017 New Hope Historical Society Home and Garden Tour. This year’s theme is “Million Dollar Listing Bucks County”.

Tickets can be picked up at the Parry Mansion on day of event (45 S Main St, New Hope, PA)
Cost: General admission is $40. VIP tickets at $175 (Includes invite to a VIP party to be held the Friday before the tour at a Bucks County estate). Group rates are available.

2011 Grange Fair by HerbG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/herbphoto/)

Grange Fair by HerbG (http://www.flickr.com/photos/herbphoto/)

Middletown Grange Fair
August 16 – 20, 2017
576 Penns Park Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

The fair includes great food, live entertainment, amusements, vendors and judged exhibits! The entertainers this year include Rick K. & The Allnighters, the BucksMont Squires of Song, Marty Haggard's Tribute to Merle with Cramer Brothers Band, The Van-Dells and the Tri-County Band.

Daily Balloon Rides
5281 York Rd at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong, PA 18928

Fly Me to the Moon (or at least, the clouds) as you take a higher view of the gorgeous Bucks County countryside.

River tubing Bucks CountyBucks County River Country
2 Walters Lane Point Pleasant, PA 18950

Known as the “World's River Tubing Capital,” it offers 2-4 hour trips on the magnificent Delaware River. Paddle or float downstream, where life is but a dream. They have $10 tubing specials and live webcam on their website. www.rivercountry.net


Enjoy a stroll through downtown Doylestown, Newtown, or New Hope for can't beat boutiques. If you are on the hunt for a bargain, check out Rice’s Market, a 30 acre outdoor market. There is also an outdoor market just of the river in NJ called the Golden Nugget.

Food & Drink

Your Summer Food & Drink sponsor is ShopRite of Yardley. Let ShopRite be your one-stop shop for this summer’s outdoor parties and barbecues! You can always count on us for unbeatable quality and service, along with the low prices you’ve come to expect.

Want to build a better burger this summer? You’ll be happy to know that our fresh ground beef is always ground on the same day we sell it. That’s right, the date you see on our packages of ground beef are the same as our “sell by” dates. It’s your reassurance of freshness and quality!

If hot dogs are on the menu, you can browse our deli department for a wide variety of Black Bear European Style Deli Franks, available in skinless, natural casing and even jumbo griddle style. Don’t forget to pick up some Hearty Black Bear Stone Ground Mustard too. Black Bear European Style products are available exclusively at ShopRite.

Planning a party? ShopRite Catering has a huge variety of beautifully presented appetizers, sandwich platters, seafood platters, desserts and more. Order online today at shoprite.com/catering.

No time to shop? Buy your groceries online! We offer the same low prices, quality and variety online as you would find instore. Go to shoprite.com to get started or download the ShopRite app today!

ShopRite. We’re all about food. We’re all about savings. We’re all about you.

28th Annual Tyler Tasting Gala
June 9, 2017 6pm – 9:30 p.m.
Bucks County Community College- 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

Celebrate with us on the beautiful grounds of the Tyler Mansion and Formal Gardens. Invite your friends and family to savor foods and spirits from over 30 of Bucks County's finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, and bakeries. Voted “Best Foodie Event” for a third year in a row by the Bucks Happening List, this year's festivities will include a dueling pianos show, juried artwork from the first annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival, and an auction with premier experiences. Strawberries

Strawberry Fest
May 20 – 21, 2017
Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA

Picking your own strawberries, a petting zoo, playground and inflatable structures make this a sweet and delicious experience for everyone.

Summer Wine Concert Series
The Market at Del Val, 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA
Fridays, May 5 to Sept. 1 6 to 9 pm

Outdoor concerts offered by talented local musicians, delicious treats and beverages from Rose Bank Winery make these a wonderful way to end a steamy summer day.

Tour de France Wine Stroll
 Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Your host for the Strolls is Mike Conti of Vintage Imports. He will lead you through a tasting of 17 wines from all regions of France, including Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Rhone, Beaujolais, and Languedoc. Tasting Locations include Peddler’s Pub for Sparkling & White Wines, Buttonwood Grill for Rose & Light Red Wines and Earl’s New American for Full Reds and Dessert Wines. NEW this year – Wine Stroll wines will be available for purchase at your last stop at Earl's New American. Reservations are required.

BBQ Bash
Peddler's Village, Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, Bucks County, PA 18931
July 2, 2017
Classic all-American barbecue picnic with live music, family entertainment, and kids’ activities on the Main Green, noon-5 pm.

Bluegrass & Blueberries
July 15 – 16, 2017

Celebrate National Blueberry Month in July with everything blue at Bluegrass and Blueberries on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Come hungry and ready for a weekend brimming with locally grown blueberries and blueberry treats plus bluegrass and country music acts. The event is held rain or shine. Admission and parking are free.

Newtown Food Truck Festival
Council Rock North High School 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
June 18, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Treat Dad (and the whole family!) to delicious bites at the first-ever Newtown Food Truck Fest on Father's Day. Enjoy music, children's activities, and food from some of the area's hottest food trucks. The Fest is a fundraiser for the non-profit Newtown Theatre and is supported by presenting sponsor, First National Bank of Newtown. Parking is a suggested $10 donation to the non-profit Newtown Theatre. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets or folding chairs.

Peach Festival & Sidewalk Sale
August 12 – 13, 2017

Celebrate National Peach Month in August at the Peddler’s Village Peach Festival and Summer Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Summer Sidewalk Sale begins on Friday, August 11. Shops are open until 8 pm on Friday and Saturday. Admission and parking are free. Rain or shine. It’s a peach-lover’s paradise all weekend with plenty of peachy treats, peach pie eating contests, sizzling shopping deals and live musical entertainment.

5th Annual Brews & Bites
Saturday, June 17, 2017 4 – 8pm
Pennsbury Manor- 400 Pennsbury Road, Morrisville, PA 19067

Tap into history and enjoy tastings of beer and food during this 4th annual event. Stroll the 43 acre grounds of this 17th century country estate, take a walk through the gardens and see the hops growing, enjoy a 17th century beer brewing demonstration, or simply relax along the banks of the Delaware River. A great way to spend a summer afternoon. Must be 21+ to attend. General Admission tickets and Designated Driver tickets are now on sale.

Spirited Brush Wine and Paint Class
July 4th 1pm to 4pm
Sandcastle Winery- 755 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920

Sand Castle Winery’s Magnificent Seven 
June 25th 2pm to 3:30pm
755 River Road, Erwinna, PA, United States

Can a PA winery make wines comparable to Burgundy and Napa?  Find out for yourself! Join us for this very special tasting of 1992-2011 vintages.

The cost to be a part of this exclusive event is $40 per person and includes an educational tasting of 7 wines presented by the winemaker himself.  Learn about the secrets of wine making from the vineyard to the bottle and changes during the aging process, along with pairing suggestions and select hor d’oeuvres with each wine selection.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online at www.sandcastlewinery.com.  Limited seating is available.  Please contact our event coordinator with any questions at [email protected] or by calling 610-294-8303.

Tasting in the Vineyards
Crossing Vineyards – 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA

Saturday, May 6, Noon and 3 pm
Sunday, May 14, Noon and 3 pm
Saturday, May 27, Noon and 3 pm
Saturday, June 10, Noon and 3 pm
Saturday, June 24, Noon and 3 pm
Join us for a rare opportunity to experience a wine tasting while seated between the rows of Crossing's stunning 15-acre vineyard. This exclusive experience will feature a tasting of 10 award-winning wines served with samples of gourmet cheeses and chocolate. Guests will also receive a tour and a souvenir wine glass to take home.
Cost: $35 per person

Happy Hour at the Winery
Crossing Vineyards – 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA
Every Thursday in June, 5-7 pm
Want to chill out after a long day at work? Stop by Crossing Vineyards during the happiest hours of the day to enjoy scenic vineyard views, beautiful garden seating and $5 glasses of Crossing’s award-winning wines and YARDS’ beers. $5 cheese boards available too! Reservations suggested.

A Dummies Guide to Wine Tasting
Crossing Vineyards – 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA
Sunday, June 4, 2 pm
Learn about wine and have fun!
Cost: $30 per person
*Not affiliated with Wiley Publishing’s Dummies’ Series.
“For Dummies” is a registered trademark of Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Spring Singles
Friday, June 9, 6 pm
Saturday, June 17, 6 pm
Friday, June 23, 6 pm
Enjoy a wine tasting, concert, and “single mingling,” all for $20 per person. Rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. Additional dates for this event will be published in the Summer calendar.

2017 Summer Wine & Music Series

  • Friday, June 9, 7 pm
    The Fabulous Greaseband
    (50s to 90s Rock ‘n Roll)
  • Saturday, June 17, 7 pm
    Hot Club of Philly (Gypsy Jazz Quintet)
  • Friday, June 23, 7 pm
    Still Surfin’ (Beach Boys Tribute Band)

Rain or shine • Bring a lawn chair. Advance ticket purchase suggested. Admission $15, $20 at the gate. Wine and cheese available for purchase. No outside beverages permitted. Additional Music Series dates willbe published in our Summer calendar. All ticket sales are final. Performers subject to change without notice.

TGIF! Friday Music Series
Crossing Vineyards – 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA
You worked hard all week. Now treat yourself to a relaxing evening featuring the music of popular local artists. Even the price is laid back, just $10 per person! Wine and cheese available for purchase.

Pairing Wine & Cupcakes
Crossing Vineyards – 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA
Saturday, June 17, 2 pm
Enjoy a tasting of Crossing’s award-winning wines, paired with a selection of five sensational mini cupcakes.
Cost: $35 per person

Summer Happy Hour at the Winery
Crossing Vineyards – 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA
Every Wednesday in June, July and August. 5 pm to 8 pm
Grab your friends for wine and cheese happy hour at Crossing Vineyards.
Includes two drink tickets for wine by the glass, access to the winery after-hours and a gourmet cheese display. Seating available on the Garden Patio and in the Barrel Room. Reservations suggested. Cost $30 per person.

Beauty & Wellness

Your Summer Beauty & Wellness sponsor is Zanya Spa Salon, a full-service spa and salon located in beautiful and historic Lambertville, NJ. Our Moroccan-inspired spa offers services ranging from manicure and pedicures, body scrubs and massage to spa facials and chemical peels. Our salon is lead by experienced professionals and educators and offers beautiful natural hair color and styling, as well as bridal styling and retexturing services.


Customers Bank Memorial Day 5K
Monday, May 29, 2017
Summit Square Shopping Center, Langhorne

5K presented by YARDS BREWING

Weekend Walks
Southampton Library
Throughout June

Our walking program returns with the warmer weather! Join us as we exercise our minds and bodies with a good walk and good conversation! All walking speeds are welcome. June 3rd- Pennypack Trail off of Byberry Road.  This is the Fox Chase-Newtown Rail line that was converted to a trail.  You can either meet at the Southampton Free Library parking lot at 9:30 A.M. and caravan to the Pennypack trailhead or meet at the trailhead parking lot at 10:00 A.M.  Trailhead's address is 1750 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

Color Your Way to Serenity
Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Small Meeting Room, Southampton Library

Adult Coloring meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Join us as we color our way to serenity and meet your new best friends! Use our supplies or bring your own. A variety of teas and a homemade treats.

2017 Chalfont Challenge 5k
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Celebrate the 25th running of the Chalfont Challenge 5K by running up Chalfont’s Main Street.  The race encourages physical fitness and provides funds for Chalfont’s Park and Trail Development Program.  This year’s race will help fund the upgrade of the Lenape Landing Trail, a part of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail.

Intro to Kayaking Class
June 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Silver Lake Park’s Parking Lot – Lake Area Bristol, PA
Intro to Kayaking Classes Saturdays, May 13th, June 10th,  July 8th, August 5th, & September 9th,  from 9 to 11:30am. Join SLNC Kayaking Instructor, Wm. Roger Clark, for another awesome kayaking season! The Intro to Kayaking Class is informative and fun for beginners and those looking to improve paddling skills.

Yoga Hike!
June 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center,1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA
Did you know that we offer a Yoga Class every Thursday, at 7:30pm? This awesome class is led by Joe & Deb Eaker. Today, we will take Yoga to the Trails with Joe & Deb!

Full Moon Kayaking Excursion
Saturdays, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 5th, & September 9th, from 6 to 9pm.Silver Lake Park’s Parking Lot – Lake Area, Bristol, PA
Full Moon Kayaking Excursions Saturdays, May 13th, June 10th,  July 8th, August 5th, & September 9th,  from 6 to 9pm. Join SLNC Kayaking Instructor, Wm. Roger Clark, for another awesome kayaking season! Our Full Moon Kayaking Excursions will start out in the daylight as we journey from Silver Lake to Magnolia.

Butterfly Count
June 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center,1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA 19007
North American Butterfly Association's Annual Butterfly Count Join us in taking a census of the butterflies in the preserve for the North American Butterfly Association’s annual count, led by Mary Anne Borge, no experience necessary! ($3 fee per person)

Beekeeping 101
June 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA 19007 United States
Join Lee Roach (and her bees) to learn more about the wonderful world of beekeeping! Participants will also get a chance to meet some bees up close, as well as their yummy handiwork, the honey! Families & individuals of all ages are welcome.

Butterfly Lifestyles
June 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center,1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA 19007
Join our Special Guest Presenter, Mary Ann Borge, of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, for this captivating program on Butterflies! Learn about the lifestyles of some of the common and uncommon butterfly species that make their home in the Delaware Valley.

Nature Book Club in the Earthship
June 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center’s EARTHSHIP,1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA 19007
Join us on the last Thursday of each month (at 6pm) for this fun, new club! Please click here for monthly book titles/info. FREE. Contact: Lee Roach at [email protected]

Revolutionary 10K Run & 5K Fitness Run/Walk
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Washington Crossing Park

Sensory Awareness Hike
July 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center – Visitors’ Building,1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA

Join us as we use our five senses to explore the wonders of the forest! Families & individuals of all ages are welcome. Cost is $8/person for Members of Silver Lake Nature Center or $10/person for Non-members.

Southampton Lions 5k run for Sight…
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Klinger Middle School 1415 Second Street Pike Southampton, PA

Fourth of July 5K Trail Run For Sight.  Check-in and registration begin @ 7:00 AM; Race Begins @ 8:00 AM.  Proceeds Benefit Lion’s Sight Projects.  Primary Sponsor:  Tri-County Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC.  The run takes place on a measured course through Tamanend Park Trails (begins/ends @ Parking Lot).  T-Shirts available to all participants. Reserve your size by pre-registering.  Cost: $21 until 5/31; $23 until 6/25; $30 after

Bucks County Marathon Series
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Washington Crossing Historic Park and Delaware Canal State Park

There are additional affiliated races including The Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup 4 Miler (March 5, 2017) and The Bucks County Ten Miler (May 21, 2017) BUCKY is the Saturday November 11 Delaware Canal Half Marathon and the Sunday, November 12, Bucks County Marathon BABY BUCKY is the Saturday Delaware Canal Half Marathon and the Sunday Bucks County 5K MULTIPLE RACE REGISTRATIONS get a hoodie too (Series when you pickup. Bucky, Baby Bucky if you finish)

Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival
Sunday, September 10, 2017 :9:00AM
New Hope, PA

Join us for the 5th annual Run Now Wine Late 5K & Festival! Ring in the fall season the right way in New Hope, PA. Running through the streets of this charming, historic town is nothing short of spectacular. All runners will finish at the entrance of the scenic Bucks County Playhouse which marks the start of the food and wine tasting festival.

Immerse in Nature in the Bucolic Bucks County Parks
Main Office: 901 E. Bridgetown Pike Langhorne, PA

The Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department welcomes visitors to a filled to overflowing season of casual and planned activities that include:

  • Bucks County Senior Games
  • Core Creek Water and Boating Programs
  • Peace Valley Water and Boating Programs
  • Nature Center Programs
  • National Get Outdoors Day
  • Tinicum Park Polo Club

Honey Hollow

Honey Hollow has several hiking trails (open daily from 9am-5pm), as well as an educational center, hosting various classes & field trips. 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope.

Five Mile Woods Preserve

Enjoy the outdoors at the Five Mile Woods located in Yardley. These trails will really get your blood pumping! 1305 Big Oak Rd, Yardley.

Nockamixon State Park


Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, or fishing, Nockamixon is the park for you! Come out with the family or take a long run and enjoy some alone time. The park even had modern cabins which would be perfect for a long weekend getaway. Nockamixon State Park is along PA 563, five miles east of Quakertown and nine miles west of Doylestown. The main entrances are along PA 563 and can be reached via PA 309 and PA 313, or from the north from PA 611 and PA 412.

For Summer 2015, think bright colors, fun prints, and SUNSCREEN! Overexposure to the sun causes sunburn, premature aging, wrinkling, and skin cancer. Melanoma is known for being one of the deadliest cancers, so why you and your family are out enjoying the Summer weather, please do not forget to protect yourself and the ones you love with sunscreen. PS. Reapplying is essential!

Stroll along the Canal

Have you explored the Delaware River Canal?  With scenic views up and down Bucks County, you can take a leisurely walk or bike ride (there are several bike rental shops such as Greenway & Pure Energy Cycling).  Many lovely Bucks County riverside towns are connected by the canal, so if you are athletic enough you might want to visit a few.  If you find that you really love the canal and want to know more, please check out Friends of the Delaware Canal.

Visit the Parks of Bucks County

Have a picnic, rent a kayak, explore a hiking trail, ride a horse, play some tennis.  There are so many fun activities that the parks in our area have to offer!  Check out Core Creek Park (Newtown), Lake Towhee Park (Applebachsville), Peace Valley Park (Doylestown/New Britain), Playwicki Park (Langhorne), Ringing Rocks Park (Upper Black Eddy), Silver Lake Park (Bristol), Tinicum Park (Erwinna) or Tohickon Valley Park (Point Pleasant).  Even further, there are a few PA State Parks in Bucks County too: Nockamixon (Quakertown), Ralph Stover (Upper Black Eddy), Tyler (Newtown), Neshaminy (Bensalem) & Delaware Canal (Upper Blck Eddy).  Canoe at Tyler State Park

Golf at a Bucks County public course

There are plenty of great places to get out and play in our area.  I personally think Makefield Highlands (Yardley) is beautiful. There is also Five Ponds (Warminster),   The Bucks Club (Jamison), Northampton (Richboro) and Middletown (Langhorne).

Frisbee Golf

You heard me.  Think of golf.  Ok, now take away the golf balls, the clubs and the holes; add baskets and frisbees and you’ve got Disc Golf.  It’s this hole underground thing.  There’s even an association devoted to managing the disc golfers of the world, not the PGA but the PDGA.  Believe it or not, we have a few courses right here in Bucks County.  There’s even a league in Tyler Park.

Head to the Pool

Public Pools:

Neshaminy State Park 
3401 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 | 215-245-8499
The main pool and children’s spray pool are open from the Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Regular hours for weekends and holidays are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, unless otherwise posted. Lifeguards are on duty when the pools are open.

Insider tip: Planning a big party or gathering? You can reserve a picnic area right by the swimming pool with BBQ pits, tables, and benches.

Oxford Valley Pool 
445 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 | 215-949-2975
Pool opens Weekends and holidays only, May 24-June 22 Noon-7 p.m. June 23-Sept. 1- Open daily Noon- 8:00 p.m.Closed after Labor Day. You can pay to visit for the day or buy a season pass and there is even a swim team for the kids to join! Water slide closes before pool and occasionally closes due to classes or programs. Pool closes during swim meets.

Insider tip: There is a discount for all Bucks County residents.

Tohickon Valley Pool 
Cafferty Road, Point Pleasant, PA 18950 | 215-297-0754
Pool is open Memorial Day Weekend (Weekends Only until – mid – June) Mid-June to Labor Day (Seven days a week) Hours: 12:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. Daily; Wednesday until 8:00 P.M. Situated in the 612 acre Tohickon Valley Park, this quiet, secluded pool is surrounded by scenic woodlands and rugged terrain. The pool offers memberships, swim lessons, weekly events for the whole family.

Insider tip: Access to the pool is included if you have a permit to camp in the park.

Membership only Pools:

Lower Makefield Township Community Pool 
1050 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067 | 215-493-3020
The pool complex consists of: 4 heated pools, Olympic size 50 meter, 25 meter x 25 yard lap, intermediate pool, tot pool diving boards, dual 18 foot slides – one speed, one flume, snack bar, rest/changing Rooms with showers. Membership required.

Insider tip: If you have someone helping with the kids this summer you can get them a caregiver membership.


Newtown Athletic Club
120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940
This state-of-the-art pool complex includes a zero-entry pool, a lazy river, and an adults-only pool with a jacuzzi.

Fanny Chapman Swimming Pool 
McKinstry Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901 | 215-348-7618
The pool complex consists of four pools (including a children’s wading pool) and locker rooms. Membership required.

Insider tip: (well more of a fun fact) This pool is historic, it opened in June of 1927!

Hatboro Memorial Pool 
West Moreland Avenue, Hatboro, PA 19040 | 215-441-9044

Insider tip: There is a ball field there so the kids (or adults) can have a game!

Mary Barness Tennis & Swim Club
2501 Freedoms Way Warrington, Pa 18976 | 215-343-1800
The pool complex features three pools, water slides, locker room, and concession stand.

Insider tip: They have a fun event for families in July called the “dip-and-dance”.

Towamencin Community Pool
850 Weikel Road, Lansdale, PA 19446 | 215-368-2615
8 lane Competition Pool with 2 diving boards, Bath house with family changing rooms, 1 Baby pool with zero depth entry with mushroom Fountain, 1 Leisure pool with zero depth entry, water slide, spray fountains, tumbling water buckets, and mushroom fountains, Covered picnic pavilion available to rent for private parties, birthdays, reunions, and more! Concession stand for refreshments. Swim lessons (for all ages).

Insider tip: They do offer daily passes. If you buy a $30 pass they give you a $36 value and if you purchase a daily pass after 5pm it’s 50% off.

Hatfield Aquatic Center
2500 N. Chestnut Street, Hatfield, PA 19440 | 215-362-2685
Kids pools, water slides, spray zone, zero-beach entry, lazy river, hydrotherapy pool.

Insider tip: There is a pool set aside just for exercise so you can get a work out without having to dodge casual bathers!

Souderton Borough Pool
460 Wile Avenue, Souderton, PA 18964 | 215-723-8391
Splash and Play Zone with many fun water features, Toddler Pool with raindrops of fun, Giant Super Slide with 2 other slides in complex, Deeper Diving Well for recreational and competitive diving, All new locker rooms, heated showers & a family restroom, Community Room for birthday and other private parties, Updated Poolside Café/Concession stand with new menu options, Heated Pools with state-of-the-art filtration systems, Convenient walk-in entry to all pools.

Insider tip: They have fun events throughout the summer like a night at the movies and a Hawaiian Luau.

Glenside Pool – Part of Harry S. Renninger Recreation Area
Keswick Avenue and Waverly Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Facilities include: Lighted swimming pool, leisure area, bathhouse, baby pool, children’s water slide.

Charles D. Conklin, Jr. Pool
Church and Yew Roads, Cheltenham, PA
Facilities include: Outdoor swimming pool, full outdoor basketball court, outdoor sand volleyball court, playground, grills and picnicking, open leisure area, bathhouse, baby wading pool, parking area.

Both part of Cheltenham Township: Website
Insider tip: They offer aquatic fitness classes.

Quakertown Community Pool 
Quakertown, PA | 215-536-5235
The Quakertown Community Pool provides great, affordable recreation for the whole family!

Insider tip: You can rent the pool for a private party.

Abington Township Pool
Two pools: Crestmont Pool Street Address: 2595 Rubicam Ave and Penbryn Pool Street Address: 200 Houston Ave.

Insider tip: Members can now purchase guest passes.

Nor-Gwyn Pool
1 Parkside Place, North Wales, PA 19454 | 215-699-5111
10 lane Olympic size 50 meter L shaped pool and a separate tot pool. Set on a grassy 4 acre site with pool house, covered picnic area and shady open area for enjoying the day. 1 meter diving boards, a Wibit entertainment system, sand volley ball courts and more to give young and young and heart plenty to do. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.

Insider tip: You can purchase a regular or a twilight membership and you don’t have to be a resident to join.

Phoenix Swim Club
301 W Bristol Rd, Southampton, PA 18966
Nestled in 35 acres of beautiful woodland and sport fields, this club offers Family, Senior, Weekend Only, and Swimmer Only memberships available.

Dolphin Swim Club
1500 Desire Ave. Feasterville, PA 19053
A heated Main Pool, heated Adult Pool, & Toddler Pool

Stay tuned as we continue to update this Summer Guide throughout the season! Got a summer fun tip? Send to [email protected]


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