We're all going to miss the typical festivals and other summer events we're used to attending in Bucks County this year. But there's still fun to be had! Here's a list of events that you can put on your calendar for the upcoming months.
Please note that this list is accurate as of the date of publication. Most events will have safety precautions in place. We hope to add to it as restrictions are eased and more things are announced!
Responder Bristol Day Online Car Show
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is hosting a virtual car show with a first responder theme. To enter the contest cars must be prepped for either theme, and/or be photographed in either a patriotic or first responder/essential worker setting. You could also photograph yourself or someone else in either patriotic or first responder/essential worker attire with your car. Service animals are welcome to be in the photos as well. First place will win $100. Registration begins May 31 and ends on June 13. Voting begins June 14 and ends June 27.
2020 Virtual Yardley Car Festival
Since this year's Yardley Car Festival was called, the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club is sponsoring a Virtual Car Festival online for 2020. Entrants will be able to compete for prizes and recognition simply by submitting digital photos and descriptions online of their vehicles. This Festival will support a special Rotary scholarship program designed to encourage all of the Morrisville High School Graduating Seniors to enroll in advanced education programs. Registration will start on June 1 and will be open until the end of the day on June 30. Voting will be by email, which will start July 1 and run until the end of the day on July 10.
Pick Your Own at Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Shady Brook Farm opened their Pick-Your-Own events with Strawberries on June 3. There is plenty of fresh air and wide-open space to allow guests to select and harvest their own produce while maintaining social distance. In addition, there will be a number of safety precautions in place, including limiting the number of people on wagon rides, separating groups by two rows while picking, etc. Read more about the Safe Operating Procedures at their website. Purchase entry tickets at this link. Tickets are $5 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free. Pay for what you pick, prices vary.
Following strawberries, pick-your-own blueberries and wildflowers began on Wednesday, June 24!
Tip: Fresh berries are delicious on their own, or used in baking! Here's a link to a recipe used for Blueberry Lemon Scones made with berries picked at Shady Brook. (Recipe was tweaked by grating the butter and freezing the dough overnight for lighter, flakier scones. But freezing for 1 hour would do the trick, too! )
Warwick Township Movies in the Park Series
1733 Township Greene, Jamison
According to the Warwick Township Facebook page, they're planning to host a movie night on July 18 with Toy Story 4. Be sure to check the Warwick Township Facebook page to confirm as the first event (Frozen II was cancelled.) Movies start at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) Bring your own chair or blanket.
Drive In Movie Nights Presented by Mid Atlantic Event Group
Mid Atlantic Event Group is planning to host family-friendly drive-in movie nights. Purchase tickets here.
Bristol Riverside Theater: Intermission Series and Virtual Summer Music Fest
120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol
Bristol Riverside Theatre’s 2019-20 mainstage season may have been cut abruptly short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Amy and Ken Kaissar – BRT’s new leadership team – is bringing a virtual taste of the arts to patrons’ homes.
Beginning in June, the duo is launching the “Intermission Series,” which encompasses three interactive online classes. Registrants can learn about the art of storytelling, the history of American theater and how to dress like a star without breaking the bank. Each consists of two or three one-hour sessions via Zoom.
These classes are in addition to BRT’s first-ever virtual Summer Music Fest on July 1, which will feature five singers and the BRT band, led by artistic director Keith Baker. When someone purchases a ticket, they will be emailed a link to directly view the concert.
Crossing Vineyards Summer Wine & Music Series
1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing
Crossing Vineyards kicked off their popular Wine & Music Series on Friday, June 26. 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.
Bensalem Summer Concerts at Penn Community Bank Ampitheater – CANCELLED
2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem
UPDATE: The 2020 Season is cancelled.
Enjoy a night of music outside! The 2020 Summer Concert Series is currently postponed with hopes to resume on Wednesday, July 1. Concerts are weekly through Wednesday, August 26. 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.)
THIS SERIES IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD. THEY HOPE TO ANNOUNCE SUMMER PLANS SOON.
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 July 5 through September 13. View the schedule here.
The County Theater: Virtual Events
The County Theater, 20 E State Street, Doylestown
The County Theater in Doylestown has made the decision to remain closed until the end of the year so that they can complete their Theater Expansion Project in 2020, 5 months ahead of time. During this time, they're offering a variety of virtual options on their website including Hollywood Streaming Nights, Midnight Watch Parties and more.
Doylestown Arts Festival
Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13
Main Street and State Streets in downtown Doylestown
The 29th Annual Doylestown Arts Festival hopes to return in September with either a modified or virtual event. The festival was founded in 1991 to illuminate the region’s ongoing commitment to arts and culture.