Looking for things to do during the long weekend? Watch a firework display on Sesame Street or at Shady Brook Farm, experience a ride on the New Hope Railroad and see a live performance at the Bucks County Playhouse. 

Check out our guide below for details on this weekend’s must-see events around the County. Stay up-to-date on what’s coming up next week with our Upcoming Events Calendar.

FRIDAY, September 3

New Hope Railroad

Buckingham Valley Train Excursion

Passengers will enjoy a 2-hour round-trip train ride through scenic Bucks County on the “New Hope Branch” route. Ride aboard beautifully restored vintage (early 1900’s) passenger coaches while a narrator will provide you with interesting historical facts and stories of significant cultural locations along the route.

When: September 3 – 6

Where: New Hope Railroad

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Friday Entertainment at the Trolley Barn

Come out to the Trolley Barn on Fridays to enjoy music from amazing performers. End your week the right way by listening to music and connecting with others.

When: September 3, 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Where: The Trolley Barn Public Market

Cost: Prices Vary

SATURDAY, September 4

Shady Brook Farm

Saturday Night UnWINEd with Fireworks

The party’s at Shady Brook Farm and you’re invited! Enjoy amazing bands with rockin' tunes and fireworks to end the night. Bring your lawn chair and sit back to enjoy the music under the stars.

When: September 4, 5:00PM

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: Admission varies

New Summer Fireworks Display

For the first time ever, Sesame Place will light up with summer fireworks! Don’t miss this magical display hosted by Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Count von Count as Sesame Street music fills the air and the sky glows with bursts of color. 

When: Saturdays and Sundays through September 5, 8:30PM 

Where: Sesame Place Philadelphia 

Cost: Ticket prices vary 

55th Annual Polish - American Family Festival & Country Fair 

Enjoy this five-day celebration of family, fun, and heritage! Attracting over 25,000 visitors a year, this is the region’s largest Polish American festival. At the festival, guests enjoy a variety of amusement rides, the exciting “Little Circus” show, and continuous live entertainment on two outdoor stages. 

When: September 4- 6, September 11 - 12

Where: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Cost: $12 per person 

Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald 

Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, as no one else can! 

When: August 26 - September 5 

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $45 

Live Music Series at the New Hope Winery

Join New Hope Winery every Saturday and Sunday for free live music performed by the greatest local talent in Bucks County. Performances are outdoors as weather permits, with a family and pet friendly experience!

When: Weekends through October 24 

Where: The Pour House at the New Hope Winery

Cost: Free to attend 

Free House Tours

Tour highlights include newly-discovered research about the Grundy family’s domestic staff, details about our extensive interior restorations, and collection items never exhibited before. Required reservations can be made online through TicketLeap. 

When: Saturdays through November 

Where: Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum 

Cost: Free to attend, reservation required 

Grapevine Express Wine & Cheese Tasting

Join New Hope Railroad for a Romantic Wine and Cheese Excursion and enjoy fine gourmet cheese, artisan crackers, meats, fruit, and our featured local wines. Your journey will take you through the beautiful hills and valleys of Bucks County, along once vital waterways and streams and across numerous trestle bridges.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 31

Where: New Hope Railroad

Cost: Ticket prices vary

SUNDAY, September 5

Inside Parx Casino's Xcite Center

Kool & The Gang

Kool & the Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age of 49, the band has become true recording industry legends. See them live at Parx Casino! 

When: September 5, 8:00PM

Where: Parx Casino

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Measurement Rules and Magnificent Measures

Measurement Rules is a family-friendly, interactive exhibit created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. This exhibit explores the meaning of size, height, length, weight and volume through a variety of hands-on activities like giant tape measures, treadmill odometers, balance scales and more! Magnificent Measures! The Hausman–Hill Collection of Calculating Instruments, is an exhibit featuring rare examples of historical measuring instruments drawn from the private collection of Bucks County residents Kathryn Hausman and Jim Hill. Explore both exhibits this weekend! 

 When: Now through September 5

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Included in museum admission 

Pieces & Places of Bucks County Art Show 

Two renowned Bucks County Artists. One a painter of places and things related to the bucolic surrounding environs. The other, a sculptor who utilizes unique and locally found elements. Ilene Rubin and Kathleen McSherry will present Pieces and Places of Bucks County at The Stover Mill Gallery. 

When: Weekends through September 26 

Where: Stover Mill Gallery 

Cost: Free to attend  

Pick Your Own Sunflowers and Fruit

Shady Brook Farm offers many pick-your-own crops throughout the summer season. Summer crops include strawberries, blueberries, flowers, blackberries, raspberries, sunflowers & peaches. With plenty of fresh air and wide-open space, there is lots of room for guests to select and harvest their crops directly from the fields.

When: Summer weekends

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: Prices vary