Memorial Day Weekend is here, and you don’t have to head to the shore for a fun time! Here are just a few of the events happening in MontCo this weekend. For holiday-specific events, parades and ceremonies, visit our Memorial Day Guide. And you can always find things to do by visiting our Event Calendar.
Hatboro Summer Fun Festival
When: Now through Monday, May 27, gates open at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday through Monday
Where: Miller Meadow, York Road and Horsham Road, Hatboro
Kick off summer with a good ol’ family festival! There will be rides for all ages, DJs, bands, food, and more! Come on Friday night to enjoy fireworks. All proceeds benefit The Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro. Get more details here.
Thy Geekdom Con
When: Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
Calling all Geeks! Thy Geekdom Con is a celebration of all things geek/nerd related. You can expect to see: acts, anime, artists, crafters, video game tournaments, board games, comics, cosplay and more! Anime and gaming voice actors Kira Buckland, Kyle McCarley and Cherami Leigh are special guests. Get tickets and more info here.
Military Might at Morgan Log House
When: Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 850 Weikel Road, Lansdale
The Morgan Log House in Lansdale will hold its annual Military Might event to celebrate the United States’ military history. Learn about Revolutionary War medicine, the role of bees during World War II, rationing and victory gardens, black powder demonstrations, and much more. The event combines artifact displays, hands-on activities and reenactments. Visitors can also visit the museum’s new exhibit, “Leeches, Purging, and Magic: the Care and Healing of the Colonial Body,” an exhibit about eighteenth century medicine. It is free to the public.
Garden Railway Seasonal Opening at Morris Arboretum
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and daily though Labor Day
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
Back for another season, the Garden Railway display is a miniature world with a quarter mile track running through it. It features loops and tunnels, bridges and trestles and all of the small-scale buildings are created entirely of natural materials. The trains will be open daily through Labor Day, and then on weekends only through Monday, October 14. Included with garden admission.
Art Alexakis: Songs & Stories Tour at The Keswick Theatre
When: Sunday, May 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside
Art Alexakis, the charismatic frontman of the multi-platinum rock band Everclear, has invited three of his friends to join him on stage each night – fellow platinum artists Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Max Collins (Eve 6) and John Wozniak (Marcy Playground). The Songs and Stories tour will deliver a one-of-a kind opportunity for each frontman to perform stripped down versions of their band’s hits, deep tracks, and new songs – and the stories behind all of them. The four men, collectively performing together for the very first time, will share the stage on multiple occasions during the show. The 2+ hour performance, delivered in an intimate setting, will be capped off by an interactive encore, allowing fans a unique opportunity for Q&A, special requests, and ‘come what may’ banter. Get tickets here.