Bucks County has long been known as a cultural destination. It has been home to many famous artists of years past like author James A Michener, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works founder Henry Mercer, producer Oscar Hammerstein and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck. Maybe there's something in the water. The Delaware River has been a source of inspiration for hundreds of years. This summer, the arts will continue with art shows, festivals, and music.

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Art/Festivals 

Piper Hill Co.

6907 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA

(215) 766-7767

Come see the Seasons change at PiperHill Co.! Showcasing new inventory all the time, Piper Hill Co is a furniture and home decor store offering a taste of Bucks County farmhouse with a transitional twist on a clean country style. Be sure to stop in this summer! They offer a large variety of furniture, upholstery, curtains, case goods, lighting, rugs and trending decor.

Tinicum Arts Festival

Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Erwinna

A Great Bucks County Tradition, the Tinicum Arts Festival returns to the shady grounds of Tinicum Park on July 6th & 7th, 2019.
Gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy the works of over 180 regional artists in the centerpiece Art Barn. Delight in the creations of over 130 artists and craft artisans displayed under the trees. Discover treasures at the White Elephant Tent. Choose from literally thousands of volumes at the Book Wagon. Place a bid at the Silent Auction. Enjoy outstanding live musical entertainment while savoring a fresh-squeezed lemonade, a tasty sandwich or a home-baked dessert in the picnic grove.

Be part of the fun. There are lots of ways to be involved. If you can chair a committee, distribute posters, work several hours at the festival itself, or if you have ideas you would like to share, please call 610-294-9420 and leave a message, or write to the Tinicum Arts Festival, PO Box 106, Erwinna, PA 18920.

The Tinicum Arts Festival is the primary fundraiser for the non-profit Tinicum Civic Association. The Festival is planned and run entirely by volunteers. Proceeds are used to maintain the 1832 Stover Mill in Erwinna and to benefit over 30 other non-profit organizations that serve Tinicum Township.

New Hope Film Festival

July 19 – July 28
6542-A Lower York Rd., #219, New Hope

Founded by D. F. Whipple, New Hope Film Festival is a cutting-edge and global film festival in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania's riverside art colony, New Hope. The Festival's core mission is to discover and nurture independent filmmakers, many of whom are seeking world and U.S. debuts and remain overlooked and/or underappreciated by other forums. This broad and inclusive group includes filmmakers from outside the United States. The New Hope Film Festival operates by a strict code of fairness: Festival organizers do not invite films into the Festival, offer fee waivers, allow personal pitches from filmmakers, distributors and/or their agents, or sanction any other practices they consider preferential treatment.

This highly prestigious, IMDb qualifying Festival is especially renowned for the quality of its lineup, which will be available in June.

Doylestown Arts Festival

Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main Street and State Streets in downtown Doylestown

The 28th Annual Doylestown Arts Festival returns on September 7 and 8 with art, music, food and fun!

The festival was designed to illuminate the region’s ongoing commitment to arts and culture, the Doylestown Arts Festival annually features 160 juried artists, live music on 5 stages, local food vendors, live art and interactive demonstrations. Founded in 1991 by a small volunteer group of businesses and residents, the festival now celebrates 27 years of showcasing creativity in Bucks County. The highly anticipated two-day street festival attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Music 

NAC Friday Night Live
120 Pheasant Run, Newtown
www.newtownathletic.com

This is the NAC’s 3rd year hosting Friday Night Live at their outdoor waterpark and resort. Escape Resort is a 4-acre complex located adjacent to the NAC’s elite fitness facility. Comfortable seating, a full bar & restaurant, and childcare is available.

Friday Night Live is every Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. from June 7 through August 30. Friday Night Live is open to the public. Cover charges may apply for some events. For a full summer lineup and guest policy, please visit: nacfridaynightlive.com

Crossing Vineyards Summer Wine & Music Series

1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing

The music series kicks off on June 7 with 10 Fridays (select dates) of live music. Concerts start at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Click here for the line-up of performers.

General admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.
Guest may bring food, but no outside beverages are permitted. Wine, beer, Crossing “Crushies” and light bites will be available to purchase.
Bring a lawn chair.

Brown Bag it With the Arts

Bucks County Courthouse Lawn

From summer through September the Bucks County Courthouse lawn turns into a party. All you have to bring is your sense of fun and a lunch. Check out the complete schedule here to see which musical guests are lined up for this season.

Summer unWINEd Concerts at Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley

Shady Brook Farm's unWined Concerts features live music, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, local craft beer, food and tons of kids’ activities. Concerts are every Friday night through August 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The field opens at 5:30 so that you can come get comfortable before the music starts at 6. There is a $7.50 cover charge. View the schedule here.

Summer Wine Concerts at the Market at Del Val 

2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown

Bring the whole family to relax on the lawn and enjoy great live entertainment by local musicians while sipping on locally made Rose Bank Winery wines or locally brewed craft beer. Wine and beer available for purchase by the flight, glass or bottle, food for sale in The Market. An inflatable attraction and lawn games will keep the kiddos busy and the DelVal Creamery is open for the season! $4/cover, weather permitting, and please, no outside food or drinks. Concerts are Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. View the line-up here.

Music on Main in Yardley

Saturdays, June 1 through August 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Button Wood Plaza, 15 S. Main Street, Yardley

Shows are family friendly and participants are invited to Walk, bike, drive, and dance your way over to Music on Main this summer!  Shows are free and family-friendly. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Click here for the weekly performances.

Doylestown Thompson Performing Arts Series at the Monument Bank Ampitheater

Central Park, 425 Wells Road, Doylestown

Enjoy a summer of free outdoor concerts and movie nights! See the schedule here.

Bensalem Summer Concerts at Penn Community Bank Ampitheater

2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem

Enjoy a night of music outside! The 2019 Summer Concert Series begins Wednesday, June 5 and runs weekly through Wednesday, August 28. Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets for all shows are $5 for Bensalem residents and $10 for everyone else. Children 12 and under are free. You can also purchase season passes for a discount. Click here for the summer schedule of performers.

Langhorne Borough Summer Concert Series

102 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne

Langhorne Summer Concerts take place in the park at the Richardson House on the corner of Maple and Bellevue Avenues. Concerts are free and take place every other Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Concerts that are cancelled due to rain are rescheduled for the following Wednesday.

Falls Township Summer Concert Series

Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown

End your weekends with music! Concerts will be held on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from June 16 through September 8. View the schedule here.

Culture 

Bristol Riverside Theater: Summer Music Fest

120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol

Love is Here to Stay
June 13 – June 23

It’s the music you know and love. Filled with hit after hit, Love Is Here To Stay features the standards in pop culture we’ll never forget. You’ll enjoy songs like “Unchained Melody”, “Just the Way You Are”, “Stand By Me”, and “Endless Love”.

Woodstock at 50: A Celebration
July 18 – July 28

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at BRT. Relive this pivotal moment in music history with your favorite songs from the 1960s. You’ll hear songs such as “Piece of My Heart”, “With A Little Help From My Friends”, and “Evil Ways.”

Broadway Summer Spectacular
August 15 – August 25

Back by popular demand! Broadway Summer Spectacular brings Broadway to Bristol in one sensational concert. It’ll be an evening packed with Broadway’s best from composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Leonard Bernstein.

(Photo by Michelle Reese)

Bucks County Playhouse

70 S. Main Street, New Hope

Bucks County Playhouse has another exciting season of live shows to entertain! Plus, the Deck Restaurant and Bar is open for the season. Get more details here.

Hollywood Summer Nights The County Theater

The County Theater, 20 E State Street, Doylestown

This summer, the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age return to the silver screen: James Dean, Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman…the list goes on and on. Memorable acting in great films. See these Hollywood classics the way they were intended to be seen: on the big screen in a packed auditorium.

Reduced admission for young patrons. Most of these Hollywood Classics are good for any age audience – and each film of the entire Classics series is only $3 for patrons 18 years old or younger. And, dress “in the theme” of the movie – you get a free popcorn.

Shows start June 5. View the schedule here.

Mercer Museum – Summer Exhibit, “From Here to There”

May 31 to September 8
84 South Pine Street, Doylestown

From Here to There is a hands-on, family experience that explores the science of how things move from place to place.

From Here to There is color-coded and divided into three main categories: transportation by land, sea and air. Twelve different educational interactive stations provide an engaging opportunity for guests to learn about gravity, friction and the laws of motion and physics.

Guests can ride a hovercraft to experience how air pressure works, turn up the heat to launch a hot air balloon, send colorful balls through rushing channels of air to get from one station to the next and much more.

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Fest

August 31, September 1, 2, 7 and 8 from noon to 8 p.m.
654 Ferry Road, Doylestown

This annual event features two stages of live entertainment and reenactors, midway rides and games, vendors, crafters and more. Plus, feast on pierogi, potato placki, golabki and other Polish and American favorites.
Admission $12 per person.

28th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival

Sunday, August 25 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lower State and County Line Roads, Horsham

Enjoy an outdoor summer stage concert and show (1:30 to 4:30 PM), a public social dance (4:30 – 8:00 PM), homemade Ukrainian foods and baked goods, BBQ pit, standard picnic fare, kid’s fun area, vendors grove, Ukrainian arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments, Live Reenactments from Ukrainian history and Ukrainian hospitality.

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