Montgomery County is a great place to soak up the summer sun, from splash pads to farmer’s markets. Townships and cities multiply the fun with outdoor activities all season long. Whether you are looking for the perfect place to get outside and play 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.
Sunday Evening Summer Concert Series
Held each Sunday evening on the campus of Temple University. The concert series is sponsored by the Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation. Free to the public. No pets allowed. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the Learning Center. More info at ambler.temple.edu or call Upper Dublin at 215-643-1600, ext. 3443.
July concerts – 6:30 to 8 pm
Sun., July 8 – Studio Two (Early Beatles Tribute)
Sun., July 16 – Ambler Symphony (Pops)
Sun., July 22 – Zydeco-A-Go-Go (Zydeco)
Sun., July 29 – Dueling Pianos (Elton John & Billy Joel)
August concerts – 6 to 7:30 pm
Sun., August 5: – The Mighty Rhythm Kings (Jump Blues)
Sun., August 12 – The Griz (Rock n’Roll Soup)
Sun., August 19 – The Cat’s Pajamas (High Octane Kid’s Rock)
Sun., August 26 – Analog Groove (New Orleans, Memphis and Vintage R&B)
Farmer’s Market Days
Saturdays June through Oct.
Parking lot next to Trax Restaurant & Café located at W. Butler Pike & S. Maple Street in Ambler, PA 19002. Open every Sat. from 9 am to 1 pm. Variety of vendors selling meats, cheese, wine, veggies, pastries, coffee. Kids activities and music too.
Ambler Music & Arts Festival – June 15/16
Annual event featuring 16 hours of live music from 75 artists. Food and craft vendors, restaurants, juried art show, kids’ activities, beer garden. Visit amblerfest.org.
Dog Days of Ambler – Aug. 4
Annual celebration of pooches – a day for bringing your dog everywhere in town for fun activities and contests. Runs from 10 am to 2 pm.
4th Annual Ambler Bike Race – Aug 18
Race day events from 7 am to 4 pm. Bike races for all levels from kids to amateur to professional featuring a 5-corner 1.08 mile course in beautiful downtown Ambler. Lots of activities and food throughout the day. For info and to register to participate visit www.bikereg.com/ambler-bike-race.
White’s Road Park
400 White’s Rd., Lansdale, PA 19446
Tuesday evenings, 7 pm Bring blankets and chairs, free
June 12 – Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’
June 19 – RGM Project
June 26 – Eric Mintel Quartet
July 3 – Billy Bauer Band
July 10 – AM Radio
July 17 – Cabin Dogs
July 24 – Eastern Hellbenders
July 31 – Incendio
Aug 7 – City Rhythm Orchestra
Aug 14 – Dibbs & The Detonators
Aug 21 – Craig Thatcher
Play in the Park
Thurs., July 26 – 7:30 pm
The Complete History of America (Abridged). Commonwealth Classic Theater Company presents this zany, fast-paced romp through all of American history. Humor and history to celebrate America.
Movies in the Park
Thurs. July 5, 8:30 pm – Early Man
Thurs. Aug 9, 8:05 pm – Sherlock Gnomes
Montgomery Township Parks & Recreation
1030 Horsham Rd., Montgomeryville, PA 18936
June 21 – Bob T & the T-Bones
June 28 – Rave On!
July 5 – No Concert due to Holiday
July 12 – The Monkeephiles
July 19 – The BelAirs Doo Wop
July 26 – Mike Greer & Co.
August 2 – Chico’s Vibe
August 9 – Nothing2Prove
August 16 – Elvis by Dean Garofolo
Run and play under the spray! Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm, weather permitting
2225 Bustard Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm
July 5 – Real Diamond (Neal Diamond tribute band)
July 12 – Mike Greer & Company
July 19 – AM Radio
July 26 – Large Flowerheads
Movie in the Park
June 21 – DEEP, 8 pm
Aug 16 – Coco, 8 pm
Indian Valley Farmers Market
Saturdays, June 16 thru October 13 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Located in the Marketplace at Telford Station, Penn Ave. & Main St., Telford PA. This market is a Producer Only market meaning all products must be sold by the grower, maker or crafter. For info on the vendors, visit www.stmainst.org/farmers-market.
80 Windsor Ave, Narberth, PA 19072
Summer Evening Concert Series
Every Wed. all summer at 7 pm, free concerts held in Narberth Park, in front of the Chet Tyson Pavilion. Bring chairs or a blanket, a picnic dinner for a great evening. Small refreshments will be for sale.
Bryn Mawr Gazebo
9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Twilight Concerts 2018
All concerts start at 7 pm. Most tickets are $15 (age 16 and under, free). Order in advance online at www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com.
Sat. June 2 – Dave Wilcox w/ Denise Moser
Fri. June 8 – Cabin Dogs w/ Jonathan Doh & Band
Sat. June 9 – Susan Werner w/ Joe Crookston
Fri. June 15 – Merion Concert Band
Sat. June 16 – Trevor Street Band w/ Carolyn Cott
Sat. June 23 – Lucy Kaplansky w/ LisaBeth Weber
Sat. June 30 – Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz w/ Becca Fox & Chris Dixon
Fri. July 6 – Brian Filone’s David Bowie Tribute w /Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister
Sat. July 7 – XPN Welcomes David Bromberg w/ Mark Schultz
Sat. July 14 – Trespass: Genesis Tribute Band w/ We.Are.Understood
Sat. July 21 – XPN Welcomes Dar Williams w/ Bruce Rits Gilbert & Matt Lyons
Fri. July 27 – Lisa Willson Vocal Academy
Sat. July 28 – John Gorka w/ Michael Braunfeld
Upper Merion Township/King of Prussia
34th Annual Concert Under the Stars Series
175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA. Food vendors and beer garden beginning at 5 pm. Not outside alcohol permitted.
June 24 – Hoots & Hellmouth with special guest The Sea The Sea
July 4 – Fourth of July Celebration * Carnival 3:00PM * The Mango Men 5:00PM * Fireworks at Dusk *
July 8 – York Street Hustle
July 15 – Scythian with special guest Ren
July 22 – Andie Case with special guest Jeffrey Gaines
July 29 – Craig Bickhardt’s Friends and Family featuring Craig & Aislinn Bickhardt, plus JD Malone with Michael G. Ronstadt, Tommy Geddes & Tom Hampton with emcee Gene Shay
August 5 – Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band with special guest Carly Pomerantz
Lunchtime Summer Concert Series
Arkema, Inc. (front lawn at 900 First Ave. in the KOP business park)
Thursdays in June – 11:30 am to 1 pm. Live music and free food samples available from various KOP restaurants.
Movie Night at Town Center
The Town Center green will become an outdoor movie theater during select nights during the summer. Free showings begin at 8 pm. Bring blankets and chairs.
June 21 – Beauty & The Beast (2017)
June 28 – Grease
July 19 – Up
July 26 – Jurassic Park
Aug 16 – Little Giants
Live Music at Town Center
Relax on the green select Thursday nights for free, live concerts by local artists – 6 to 8 pm.
June 14 – Rad & Kell
July 12 – Aaron Parnell Brown
Aug 9 – Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers
Outdoor Yoga Happy Hour – Town Center
Every Tuesday during the summer drop in for an outdoor yoga class from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Bring your own mat, towel and water. Class run by Stillpoint Yoga Studios in KOP. Each week will feature post-class specials from KOP Town Center restaurants. No class July 3.
Cirque du Soleil: Volta – July 12 to Aug. 5
100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA 19456.
The internationally acclaimed touring company will present its newest show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Volta is a story of transformation depicting freedom that comes from self-acceptance. Witness stunning physical displays of artistry including BMX riding, ballet, aerial artists and acrobats and shape diving. Experience life under the big top in a whole new way. More info and tickets at www.cirquedusoleil.com.
First Friday Nights
Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes, 4010 W Skippack Pk., Skippack, PA 19474
New art exhibitions, restaurants with outdoor dining and live music – the first Friday night of every month.
Summertime Festival – Sat., June 9
The Manor House Estate, 4059 W Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474. Craft show and kids event with cartoon characters, games, moon bounce, face painting, and more.
Cedars County Antique & Collectible Market
Cedars Country Store, 3401 Skippack Pk., Cedars, PA 19423.
3rd Sat. of every month May – Oct., 8 am to 2 pm. Outdoor flea market featuring antiques and collectibles. Located next to Cedar’s Antique Emporium and several restaurants.
Pottstown Rumble – June 22-24
Annual grass Volleyball Tournament featuring all levels of play and large cash payouts to the winners! Three days of play, food vendors, live music, on-site massage therapist and more. Main tournament field is at Memorial Field on High St. 3 other fields will be in use. pottstownrumble.com
Registration is available online by clicking here.
Fountain of Youth Spray Park – Daily
251 Manatawny St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Open daily 10 am – 7 pm, free to the public.
Pottstown Soapbox Derby – June 16
Wilson St., Pottstown, PA 19464. . Annual soapbox derby race for kids ages 7-20. See the derby website for more information. Cheer the kids this year, and build a car for next year’s race.