It's Kentucky Derby weekend and there's a lot happening right here in Bucks County! Whether you're looking to celebrate in your fancy hat or participate in a race of your own (don't worry, two-legged contestants only), listed below are just a few entertainment options for you and your family to enjoy. Not a Derby person? Have no fear. As usual, Bucks county has a variety of great events planned for this weekend. Check them out!
Kentucky Derby “Run for the Rosés” at Crossing Vineyards
When: Saturday, May 1st, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Celebrate derby day in your most creative attire. Don't leave home without that perfect derby hat that you've been storing all year long. Enjoy live music, drink specials and 10% off your purchase when you buy 4 bottles (or more). There is no cover charge.
Peace Valley Duathlon
When: Saturday, May 1st, 7:30 – 10:30 am
Where: Peace Valley Park, 230 Creek Road, Doylestown, PA
If you aren't into watching the races but would rather race for yourself, this one's for you! The Peace Valley Duathlon is a beginner friendly event and welcomes all new runners and bikers to participate. There are short and long course options for adults and duathlon distances made for kids as well. Read more about this event and register to sign up here.
Ride the Grand Carousel
When: Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Giggleberry Fair, Peddler's Village, Route 263, Lahaska, PA
Take the whole family and experience the thrill of horseback riding on the grand carousel. Featuring over 950 clear light bulbs and forty six hand carved wood figures, the carousel offers a magical experience for both children and adults. Added bonus: At least eight of the horses have real horse tails.
Other Weekend Happenings
Comedy Night at the Theatre
When: Saturday, May 1st, 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Where: Newtown Theatre, 120 North State St. Newtown, PA 18940 – Happenings List Winner!
Enjoy a night of live comedy at the historic Newtown Theatre! Robert Kelly, also known as the host of the top-rated You Know What Dude? podcast is refreshing and honest. His comedy is rooted in his own life and relationships and he's been capturing audiences for many years. The show is for mature audiences only (age 18+) and general admission includes two drinks. Doors open at 5 pm for the 6 pm show and 8:15 pm for the 9 pm show.
Strawberry Month at Peddler's Village
When: May 1 – May 31
Where: 2400 Street Road, New Hope, PA 18938
May 1st is the beginning of Strawberry Month at Peddler’s Village. Every day in May, savor strawberry-themed food and drink specials at the restaurants. Weekends will hold live entertainment and strawberry treats served at outdoor food tents.