Bucks County is a great place to soak up the summer sun or spend a rainy day, from rural farms to shopping centers and indoor play parks. Townships and cities multiply the fun with outdoor activities all season long. Whether you are looking for the perfect lake to sail or a place for you and your kids to learn a new skill, you can find it this summer in our amazing county. This Summer Fun Guide will help plan your perfect summer.
Indoor Summer Fun
Peddler’s Village and Giggleberry Fair
167 Carousel Lane, New Hope
Giggleberry Fair at Peddler’s Village is known for its indoor carousel, but it’s so much more. It’s a family play area, game room, and offers the area’s largest indoor obstacle course, Giggleberry Mountain.
It’s also the home of Giggles Discovers . A place of investigation and exploration for toddlers and preschool children. Entertainment areas include the Giggles Fire Station, where children can explore an authentic wooden fire truck, ring the fire bell, put on fire hats, jackets and boots and a water play area. The game room at Giggleberry Fair features more than 40 of the newest games on the market. All games are rated “E” for everyone.
Summer events planned at Peddler’s Village include:
Summer Food and Music Festival
Sat, June 23, 2018 to Sun, June 24, 2018
Tasty food, summer music, boutique shopping and a Village full of family fun.
Red, White and Blue BBQ Bash
Sat, June 30, 2018
Come out for our Classic Barbecue Picnic at for all-American grilled favorites, live music, family entertainment and kids’ activities.
Bluegrass and Blueberries
Sat, July 14, 2018 to Sun, July 15, 2018
Celebrate National Blueberry Month in July with everything blue at the Peddler’s Village Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival. Come hungry and ready for a weekend brimming with locally grown blueberries and blueberry treats and a line-up of the best bluegrass music in the region.
Peach Festival and Annual Sidewalk Sale
Sat, August 11, 2018 to Sun, August 12, 2018
The Summer Sidewalk Sale begins on Friday, August 11. Shops are open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rain or shine.
420 Babylon Rd. Horsham, PA 19044
Safari Animal Show and Bounce scheduled for June 28th, 2018 from 10:30-1:00pm
Kids are $19.95 and parents are free for this event. Enjoy an hour animal show featuring 19 different animal presented by Safari Adventures and then enjoy 60 minutes of Bouncing. Pizza and drinks will be served at 12:30pm. Bounce U is an indoor climate controlled Bounce Stadiums make us the perfect destination for kids to come and bounce their hearts out. From private birthday parties to team parties, open preschool bounces to family cosmic nights, mom’s clubs, fundraisers and more. Throughout the summer there are open bounces announced on their webpage and Facebook.
Sew Much Fun Studios
650 Durham Road, Wrightstown
Kids and adults alike can learn sewing basics like hand sewing, working on a sewing machine, and working with patterns.
Bucks County Children’s Museum
500 Union Square Drive, New Hope
This museum connects children with the world around them through play in interactive exhibits and is in walking distance to other popular New Hope attractions.
Step out into Nature
Ringing Rocks Park
Ringing Rocks Road, Upper Black Eddy
This is a place that truly rocks. Bring a hammer because the rocks in the geological formation actually ring. There are hiking trails, as well as nature and picnic areas. It’s the perfect place for a warm weather family outing. Make sure to bring plenty of water and your hiking shoes.
Bucks County has more than 7,000 acres of parkland.
Middletown Grange Fair
576 Penns Park Rd, Newtown
August 15 – 19, 2018
The fair includes great food, live entertainment, amusements, vendors and judged exhibits! The famous chicken dinners will be back as well as the crowd favorite Dancing Diggers.
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 schedule to see which musical guests are lined up for this season.
5/23/2018 – CB South Jazz Band High School Jazz Band
5/30/2018 – CB East Jazz Band High School Jazz Band
6/6/2018 – Andrea Carlson Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter
6/13/2018 – Elvis Pretzel Elvis Tribute Artist (with a Twist)
6/20/2018 – Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance Irish Step Dancing
6/27/2018 – Peter Scott Ruben/Toby Mochel
7/11/2018 – Jeff Lohan & William Aronson with guest George Ade
7/18/2018 – The Doyle Dads Variety of Musical Styles
7/25/2018 – Eco-Man Environmentally Friendly Show for Children
8/1/2018 – Edward George Interactive Musical Storytelling
8/8/2018 – Fiorenza-Dowlin Folk Duo
8/15/2018 – BC Country Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus
8/22/2018 – Sweet Harmony A Women’s A Cappella Ensemble
8/29/2018 – The Little Gym Interactive Fun for Children
9/5/2018 – Mike Meade Singer/Songwriter
Bowman’s Hill Nature Preserve
1635 River Road, New Hope
Bowman’s Hill is recognized for its diverse landscape and over 700 native plant species. Explore the 2.5 miles of trails that wind through forests and meadows, along streams and ponds. You can also enjoy the bird observatory, a labyrinth, hands-on activities for children, and a butterfly trail.
Snipe’s Farm and Education Center
890 West Bridge Street, Morrisville
Reconnect with the land and learn about sustainable farming and learn where your food comes from. They offer hands on activities for children as well as adult and family classes, potluck meals, and fitness events.
Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown
The lake is a rest stop for migrating water birds as well as a destination for boaters and fishermen. You can picnic, swim in the pool, hike, bike, play disc golf, fish, boat, or camp.
Fireworks Schedule 2018
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For the better part of the past decade, the stretch of the Delaware River situated between New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey has been the backdrop for a number of fireworks displays, delighting children and adults alike. From locals to tourists, the Friday night shows have become synonymous with summer.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 displays:
Friday, June 1
Friday, July 6
Friday, August 3
Friday, September 7