The Super Bowl is this Sunday, but that’s not the only fun thing going on this weekend! Check out our picks for events in Montgomery County. (Plus, some Big Game fun, too.) Plus, you can always find even more by visiting our Event Calendar. And if you’re looking for more on where to go (or order party grub for home) for Sunday’s game, click here.
Chestnut Hill On Ice
When: Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1
Where: Historic Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill will be transformed into a winter wonderland during this 2-day festival. Look forward to ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts. Some of the events include: Live Ice Sculpting on Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Iceless Ice Rink on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.; Maple Sugar Bar on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and an Ice Bonfire on Saturday at 5 p.m. Find out more here.
East Coast Super Reptile Exo at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
When: Saturday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
Come check out vendors from across the country selling quality live reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, food items, supplies, books, cages, and related accessories at discounted prices. On-site free parking. Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door (cash only.)
Join the Continental Army! Children’s Progam at Valley Forge
When: Saturday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia
Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.
Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month from February through April. Programs begin at 11 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Please arrive between 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to “muster,” or sign in. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the series of three Saturday training sessions in order to advance in skills and be promoted within the ranks of the Continental Army.
These events are weather dependent. Please call the Visitor Center at 610-783-1099 to confirm the status of the program. Activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.
Read to a Therapy Dog at Doggone Good Readers
When: Saturday, February 1 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Abington Township Library, 1030 Old York Road, Abington
Read to the best listeners – dogs! Kids in grades 1-6 can practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Register here.
Story & Paint: Pinkalicious at Color Me Mine
When: Sunday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 801 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales
Pinkalicious herself will read the Valentine’s Day story “Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts.” Then, children will paint personalized ceramic heart boxes and decorate cupcakes to eat or take home – with red and pink candy decorations of course! Kids and parents alike are invited and encouraged to wear PINK to this event! A fun event and a great photo opportunity! Get your pic with Pinkalicious! Tickets are $25 per child. Purchase here.
WinterFest 2020 at Briar Bush Nature Center
When: Sunday, February 2 from 1 p.m.t o 4 p.m.
Where: 1212 Edgehill Road, Abington
Get outside before the Big Game and cast your shadow at Briar Bush! This free event will feature winter-themed games, activities, animal programs and more.
Super Bowl Party at Creekside Sports Bar & Grille
When: Sunday, February 2 at 6 p.m.
Where: 765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick
Creekside Sports Bar & Grille was a 2019 Happening List Finalist for Best Sports Bar. Conveniently situated on the grounds of the Landis Creek Golf Club, enjoy the fully remodeled interior of the bar & grille, boasting 14 HDTV’s, a pool table, dart machines and a Golden Tee machine! During the Big Game, they’ll feature 60 cent wings, $5 cheesesteaks, $4 Screwball shots and $1.50 Bud Light pints. Plus, there will be prizes at the end of every quarter and a grand prize at the end of the night!