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May Day Celebration for Kids
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Celebrate the first day of May in the traditional way by dancing around a maypole in the park.  Do some spring exploring.  Birds are very active now, flowers are blooming, and spring is in the air. Make a craft to celebrate the day.  Meet at the pavilions.  Ages: 3 and up with an adult.  Pre-registration is required. 

Cinco de Mayo Rooftop Fiesta
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate ‘Cinco de Mayo’ on the rooftop! Join us for live music from the Faraway Guys, $1 off taco entrees, margaritas, and brews from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company. 

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Meet at the Moredon Road parking area for a morning bird walk.  Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) and look for migrating warblers and other species.  All are welcome, both new birders and experienced birders alike.  Walk leaders are from the Wyncote Audubon Society.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  Pre-registration is preferred. Ages: adults and children 12 and up. 

Birding by Ear
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Bird migration continues with new arrivals!  Learn to identify birds by their calls and songs. We’ll be searching (with our ears) for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and thrushes as well as resident species on this bird walk that emphasizes hearing over seeing.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  Meet in parking lot #2.  Ages: adults and children 7 and up.  Pre-registration is required. 

Student-Run Native Plant Sale
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

With over 40 varieties of plants, our students present their second annual plant sale. Come see how native plants can attract birds, butterflies, help our environment, look beautiful and be easy to grow. We’ll have some houseplants too. Something for everyone! All proceeds go to supporting the Arboretum. 

Native Plant Sale with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s inaugural Native Plant Sale at the Peter Wentz Farmstead! Natives use less water, require less work, and provide year-round interest AND benefit to wildlife. The 2017 PWC Native Plant Sale boasts expert advice, free native gardening information, and a great variety of native vines, ferns, shrubs, trees, flowers, and grasses for sale. The Farmstead will also have a make & take sachet project for those that venture into the historic area to learn more about the site.
Park in the main lot, then follow the signs to the sale location: 2020 Schultz Road in Lansdale (19446). 

Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival debuts on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Kimberton Fairgrounds in Phoenixville, PA. This event has something for everyone – beer, wine, spirits, mead and cider. Join us as we sample 80+ craft beers, 36+ wines, meads, spirits and ciders from Pennsylvania and across the USA.  Listen to live music and enjoy creative cuisine the Philadelphia region’s most creative food trucks and local restaurants.

Get ready for a great day of tastings, music, food and friends!!

Check back often, the list will be updated frequently. The Kimberton Fairgrounds is easy to get to and offers ample free on-site parking. A sellout is expected, so get your tickets early.

VIP: $65 (Quantity limited. Advance sales only.)
GA: $40
Designated Driver: $10

Food is not included in the ticket price, but will be available for purchase during each session from the on-site food trucks. Only those 21+ with valid photo ID will be admitted.

The event will help support the Phoenixville Public Library in their efforts to provide access to information and services that address the educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community the library services.


Mother’s Day Hike
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Take a walk with mom, or just get out of her hair for a while this Mother’s Day.  The naturalist-led walk will begin at the ranger hut and will cover a few scenic miles in the park.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring.  Appropriate footwear is recommended.  Ages: adults and children 7 and up.  Pre-registration is required. 

Birds for Beginners
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Take a first look at birds.  What makes birds different than other animals?  Hear a story and make a craft to take home.  Walk with the park naturalist to look and listen for birds.  Ages: 3 and up with an adult.  Meet at the pavilions.  Pre-registration is required. 

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Meet at the Welsh Road/Pennypack Trail parking area (Welsh & Terwood R0ad) for this morning bird walk.  Explore the Bethayres Swamp via the Pennypack Trail, an Audubon official IBA (Important Bird Area) and look for migrant as well as resident species.  The spring migration of the wood warblers is at a peak now!  Walk leaders are from the Wyncote Audubon Society.  Binoculars are recommended.  Ages: adults and children 12 and up.  Pre-registration is preferred, but not required.