Our picks for this weekend include crafts, boats, music, history and more! You can always find even more things to do by visiting our Event Calendar.
The Greater Philadelphia Boat Show
When: Friday, March 6 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
This is Philadelphia’s only boat show and the only large boat show in the region with acres of free parking. Shop and compare hundreds of boats such as saltwater fishing boats, deck boats, jet boats, pontoons and more. Talk to experts about boating safety, financing, insurance, marinas, electronics, boat repair, maintenance, outboard and inboard engines and much more!
Succulent Bar Happy Hour at Floral & Hardy
When: Friday, March 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack
Grab your friends for a fun night of food, drinks and crafting! Enjoy complimentary cocktails, wine and snacks. Receive 10% off shopping storewide and enter a raffle to win a prize. Apply your discount to the Succulent Bar, where you can make your own container. This week, there will be an assortment of St. Patrick’s Day toppings. Reserve a spot here.
Household Electronics and Metal Recycling Day
When: Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 100 Upland Square Drive, Pottstown (behind Target store)
If you have old, unused or broken electronics laying around, now is the time to clear them out of your house! For just $10 per vehicle, you can drop off your computer towers, cell phones, CDs and DVDs, printers, laptops, radios, cords, wires, microwaves, dishwashers, and more. Click here to see the complete list. All proceeds (after costs) go to the student-run 501c3 nonprofit GreenAllies.
Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation Craft Fair
When: Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Upper Dublin Township Building, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington
Shop local crafters who will display and sell their works of art.
Join the Continental Army! Children’s Progam at Valley Forge
When: Saturday, February 7 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.
Leprechaun Handprint Workshop at Color Me Mine
When: Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: 801 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville
Choose a plate or platter to decorate with your little one. The Color Me Mine Team will help you capture the perfect handprint to turn into a leprechaun! Starts at $28. Make a reservation here.
Pennsylvania Charter Day at Morgan Log House
When: Sunday, March 8 from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 850 Weikel Road, Lansdale
Explore the Morgan Log House, see some treasures in the collection, and learn about events coming up this year. This is a free event.
International Women’s Day Free Concert
When: Sunday, March 8 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Easton Road, Glenside
Celebrate International Women’s Day by attending this free concert that will honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. There will be performances by Tammy Scheffer (American/Israeli vocalist), Shinjoo Cho (Bandoneon), Hyun Jin Cha (Korean Drum) and Udi Bar-David (Cello). There will be a reception after the performance.