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Sesame Place Christmas ParadeExperience a celebration unlike any other in Bucks County. Lively parties, old-fashioned festivals and dramatic shows fill the delicious restaurants, historic homes and thrilling theaters of the county's rolling hills. Enjoy Bucks with the locals as fun-filled festivities change with the season.

Photo of Strawberry Festival, courtesy of Anthony Sinagoga Photography (above)
Photo of A Very Furry Christmas, courtesy of Sesame Place (right)

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08-01-2014

Special Events

5th Annual New Hope Film Festival

  • July 25, 2014 to August 03, 2014
  • Event Location: New Hope Arts Center
  • Address: 2 Stockton Ave 2 Fl, New Hope, PA 18938
  • Varies - Visit Website for Show Times
  • Admission:All-Festival Passes Available

New Hope Film Festival was the creation of D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope, Bucks County area. Whipple formed New Hope Film Fest... more »

Bat Bonanza

  • August 01, 2014
  • Event Location: Peace Valley Nature Center
  • Address: 170 Chapman Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Phone:215-345-7860
  • 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Admission:Free

These flying mammals are a sight to behold. Join us as we look for these nocturnal hunters. Activities will highlight these amazing creatures’ abilities and adaptations.... more »

Beer Tasting: Long Trail Brewing Company

  • August 01, 2014
  • Event Location: Washington House
  • Address: 136 N Main St, Sellersville, PA 18960
  • Phone:215-257-3000
  • 5:00 PM

In 1989, Long Trail Brewing Company was a modest 45 barrel brew house tucked in a Vermont basement. See how far they've come with four hand picked brews to taste. more »

Bristol Borough First Friday

  • August 01, 2014
  • Sponsoring Partner: Bristol Borough Business Association
  • Event Location: Historic Bristol Shopping District
  • Address: Mill Street Gateway Crossing, Bristol, PA 19007
  • 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission:Free to Attend

Let's get this party started! Join us at the Mill Street Crossing for some free music, facepainting, popcorn and good ole' fashioned fun. Or take a leisurely stroll down Mill ... more »

Star Party Campfire

  • August 01, 2014
  • Event Location: Churchville Nature Center
  • Address: 501 Churchville Ln, Churchville, PA 18966
  • Phone:215-357-4005
  • 9:30 PM
  • Admission:Adults $5, Children under 12 $3

Come and explore the nighttime sky during our summer star party campfire program. Weather permitting we will view constellations and other celestial wonders with both our nake... more »

TDBA Concert: Carnivale

  • August 01, 2014
  • Event Location: TD Bank Amphitheater
  • Address: 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Admission:Adults $5 (CASH ONLY), Seniors 65+ $2.50 (CASH ONLY), Children 12 & under Free. No advance ticket sales. Tickets can be purchased at amphitheater entrance starting at 6pm on concert nights

Join us for the music of Carnivale- The Baddest Party Band on the Planet (Rescheduled from 6/25 Cancellation. CARNIVÁLE is a sophisticated, fun, crazy, sexy, cool unit ... more »

On-Going Events

10th Annual Bucks County Quilt Showcase

  • July 14, 2014 to September 22, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: Bucks County Visitor Center - Bensalem
  • Address: 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:Free to Attend

This annual event, provided by the Bucks County Visitors Center, The Quilt Academy and Quilts for Kids, features local artisans displaying their passion for quilting. Over 100... more »

1st Fridays New Hope

Enjoy an evening in New Hope browsing art galleries and discovering new talent. Expect to meet some local artists. Participating establishments will provide refreshmants. more »

Art Camp: Week 6, Wearable Art & Crafts Ages 9-12

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission:$190

Show off your creativity by designing arts and crafts that you can wear! Explore clothing and accessories throughout different cultures. Then use an array of art materials and... more »

Art Camp: Week 6, Dragons, Monsters, & Creatures! Ages 6-8

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:$190

Dragons, monsters, and creatures, oh my! We will dare to explore the wild variations and mutations that make up all the features and forms of monsters. Experimenting with desi... more »

Art Camp: Week 6, Great Artists of the 20th Century Ages 9-12

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:$190

There is more than one way to look at a subject. We will look at some of the 20th and their style of portraits. Then we will create a portrait in the style of Van Gogh, learni... more »

Art Camp: Week 6, Kiln Krafts for Kids Ages 6-8

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission:$210

In this fun and exciting camp students will explore different aspects of glass art and ceramics. We’ll make cool glass fusing (kiln worked glass) projects during which w... more »

Art Camp: Week 6, Kiln Krafts for Kids Ages 9-12

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:$210

In this fun and exciting class students will explore different aspects of glass art and ceramics. We’ll make cool glass fusing (kiln worked glass) projects during which ... more »

Art Camp: Week 6, Summer Themed Painting and Drawing Ages 6-8

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission:$190

Imagine that you're scuba diving. As you swim along a colorful coral reef what kind of underwater sea life will we encounter? Using the summer season as our influence we will ... more »

Art Camp: Week 6, What's the Big Idea? Ages 9-12

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Sponsoring Partner: Artists of Yardley
  • Event Location: The AOY Art Center
  • Address: 949 Mirror Lake Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission:$190

Here we will transform everyday objects into printing tools to create impressive fine art prints. Students will learn a brief history of the printing processes we will be lear... more »

Behind the Lens: Raymond Pitcairn and Photography

  • February 10, 2014 to November 14, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring every week day
  • Sponsoring Partner: Bryn Athyn Historic District
  • Event Location: Glencarin Museum
  • Address: 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
  • Phone:267-502-2993
  • With Tour or by appointment
  • Admission:Donations Welcome

Raymond Pitcairn (1885-1966) is remembered primarily for his two remarkable architectural achievements: Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and Glencairn, the Bryn Athyn home he built for h... more »

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Exhibition

  • March 13, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Address: 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Tue-Fri 10 AM to 5 PM, Sat & Sun 10 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Admission:Adult $12, Youth (ages 12-21) $11, Child (12 & under) Free, Senior (65+, ID required) $11, Active Military with ID Free

Chasing Dreams celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. Every triumph and defeat, every hero on and off the field, ... more »

China Summer Culture Camp

  • July 28, 2014 to August 01, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
  • Address: 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944
  • Mon - Thu 9 AM to 12 PM, Fri Family Day 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Admission:$165 per child, includes morning snack & camp t-shirt

Children will be organized into groups based on their grade level. Groups rotate through four classes and a snack/food lesson each morning. The classes are led by instructors ... more »

Cooking with the Calamari Sisters

  • July 30, 2014 to August 03, 2014
  • Recurrence:Recurring daily
  • Event Location: Bristol Riverside Theatre
  • Address: 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007
  • Phone:215-785-0100
  • 2 PM; 3 pm; 7:30 PM; 8 PM
  • Admission:$30+

Move over, Rachael Ray! Watch out, Bobby Flay! There are two new cooks in town, and they're larger than life. Hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights ensue during this live &... more »

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

  • July 28, 2014 to August 09, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Location: Bucks County Playhouse
  • Address: 70 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
  • See Event Details
  • Admission:Adults $15; Children: $10 (5 to 11). Group rates are also available: $12 per Adult (10 or more), $8 per child (10 or more).

Teens will take master classes and perform in Beauty and the Beast Jr.! The Bucks County Playhouse Education Program is inspired by the theater’s 75-year history of pair... more »

DJ/Video Dance Party

  • August 01, 2014 to August 15, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Friday
  • Sponsoring Partner: The Raven Restaurant
  • Event Location: The Raven
  • Address: 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
  • 10:00 PM
  • Admission:No Cover!

Join us for Dance Party  on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Friday of The Month with VDJ Armando Martinez more »

Guided Wildflower Walks

  • June 01, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission:Tour included with paid admission. Members Free

See flowers and fruits in season and discover fun facts about their use. Learn about the Preserve's history, habitats, and important plant-animal interactions while enjoying t... more »

Michael Ferreri in the Oak Room

  • August 01, 2014 to August 29, 2014
  • Sponsoring Partner: The Raven Restaurant
  • Event Location: The Raven
  • Address: 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
  • 9:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Join Russell Eiffert  in the Oak Room. Specializing in show tunes and standards mostly written before 1950, Russell truly brings back the old glamour and consistent fu... more »

Out of this World: Works by Steve Tobin

  • June 28, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Event Location: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Address: 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Tues through Fri 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission:Included with Paid Admission

Internationally recognized for his strong yet elegant interpretations of elements from the natural world, Tobin receives well-earned recognition in his hometown with this exhi... more »

Ride the Josiah White II Canal Boat

  • August 01, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Recurrence:Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Sponsoring Partner: Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Alliance
  • Event Location: National Canal Museum
  • Address: 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042
  • Canal boat tours are 45 minutes long and leave the dock at 12 Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM.
  • Admission:Adults $12; Seniors & Military $11; Children (3-15) $9; Children under 3 Free. Group rate available.

Take a ride back in time aboard the Josiah White II! Pennsylvania’s only mule-drawn canal boat cruises Section 8 of the Lehigh Canal in Hugh Moore Park during the summer... more »

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