Bucks County welcomes back a slew of fantastic annual events this weekend! Visit Doylestown to explore the picturesque arts festival and watch the Thompson Bucks County Classic on the same day, plus spend some time at Bristol Lions Park during this year’s Italian Day festival! 

Check out the Doylestown Arts Festival for a two-day celebration of the rich art and culture of the region! Attendees can look forward to delicious cuisine and a diverse assortment of vendors as they browse beautiful art throughout downtown. Visitors travelling to the festival on Sunday can look forward to the return of the international race and cycling festival, the Thompson Classic! Don’t miss out on a day of tasty food, kid-friendly attractions and live Italian music during the 35th Annual Italian Festival!

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 7

Fireworks in New Hope

First Friday Fireworks in New Hope

Head into summer with a bang in New Hope! Explore the stores, shops and restaurants around New Hope and enjoy evening fireworks over the Delaware River this summer in the New Hope and Lambertville communities.

When: September 7, 9:30 p.m.

Where: New Hope

Cost: Free to attend

Million Dollar Quartet at the Bucks County Playhouse

Million Dollar Quartet takes you behind the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins with a monumental night that explodes off the stage with a talented cast playing 21 legendary hits including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Walk the Line”, “Great Balls of Fire” and more!

When: September 7 – 9, check online for times

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $40 - $80

First Fridays on the Delaware

Hang out in Bristol every first Friday of the month from now through September to experience the award-winning First Fridays on the Delaware. Attendees can look forward to themed events, family-fun entertainment, live music, delicious food and much more!

When: September 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Historic Bristol Borough

Cost: Free to attend

Butterfly House Tours at Churchville Nature Center

The Butterfly House at the Churchville Nature Center will be opening this year for a full season of fun! Starting the weekend, guests can explore the nature center and observe these beautiful insects.

When: September 7 – 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Churchville Nature Center

Cost: $8

“Racing: A Need for Speed” at Mercer Museum

The Mercer Museum’s “Racing: A Need for Speed” exhibit explores the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the nearby Delaware Valley, from the footraces of the native Lenape to the fairs and horse tracks of the 1800s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century.

When: September 7 – 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Included with admission

Fabby-Do Creative Boutique Grand Opening

Join the Fabby-Do Creative Boutique for sweets, treats, and “fabby-fun” during the opening celebration of the larger and more fabulous location in the heart of Doylestown.

When: September 7 – 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Fabby-Do Creative Boutique for Kids

Cost: Free to attend

The Goblet of Poison at Peddler’s Pub

Visit Peddler’s Pub for a night of magic and murder as you investigate a deadly crime in the school of Hagmoles. Enjoy a delicious meal to compliment your night of solving the murder mystery! Reservations are required.

When: September 7 – 8, 7 p.m.

Where: Peddler’s Pub

Cost: $69.95

Dave Cox Magic and Comedy at the Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater

Award-winning magician, Dave Cox, is taking his act to the Smoke & Mirrors Magic theater for a night full of illusion and laughs!

When: September 7 – 8, check online for showtimes

Where: Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater

Cost: $25 - $35

 “American Moderns” and “View Finders” at James A. Michener Art Museum

“American Moderns: The Legacy of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest?” features 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest that highlight the development of modern art in America. “View Finders: Four Photographic Voices” illuminates the work of four local, contemporary photographers who represent four distinct approaches to the medium.

When: September 7 – 9, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: James. A Michener Art Museum

Cost: Free to attend

Summer Wine & Music Series at Crossing Vineyards

Enjoy wine, beer and cheese as you listen to live musical performances along Crossing Vineyards and Winery’s gorgeous countryside property.

When: September 7, 7 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Beer Tasting: Conshohocken Brewing Co.

Taste delicious, craft brews from the Conshohocken Brewing Company at the Washington House Hotel & Restaurant’s first Friday beer tasting!

When: September 7, 5 p.m.

Where: Washington House Hotel & Restaurant

Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, September 8

Crowd at the Doylestown Arts Festival

Doylestown Arts Festival

Recognized for its picturesque setting and rich year-round arts and culture offerings, the small town of Doylestown, will once again host the Doylestown Arts Festival, a two-day celebration that is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to enjoy a day of beautiful art, tasty food and unique vendors.

When: September 8 – 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Doylestown, PA

Cost: Free to attend

35th Annual Italian Festival at Bristol Lions Park

Head to Bristol Lions Park for the annual Italian Day festival featuring live Italian music, delicious food, children’s rides and more!

When: September 8, 12 – 8 p.m.

Where: Bristol Lions Park

Cost: Free to attend

3rd Annual Newtown Black & White Dinner

Support the historic Newtown Theatre, the country’s oldest operating movie theatre, by attending the 3rd annual Newtown Black & White Dinner! Enjoy a delicious cuisine and live jazz music during an elegant dinner under the stars. Reservations are required.

When: September 8, 6 – 11 p.m.

Where: Newtown Theatre

Cost: $100 for two tickets

Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest

The 81st Annual Oktoberfest in Warminster promises a day of live German music, great food, delicious craft brews and entertainment for the whole family!

When: September 8, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Vereinigung Erzgebirge

Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

Polish-American Family Festival & Country Fair

The annual Polish-American Family Festival & Country Fair is back, celebrating Polish culture, heritage and traditions! Guests can look forward to live performances, midway rides and tons of vendors to explore.

When: September 8 – 9, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Cost: Free to attend

Yardley 2nd Saturdays

Experience vibrant and authentic downtown Yardley every Second Saturday evening. Visitors will find specials, events, and activities from a variety of the town’s independent businesses.

When: September 8, 3 p.m.

Where: Downtown Yardley

Cost: Free to attend

Picnic Lunch at Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Grab a blanket and head to Crossing Vineyards and Winery for a casual picnic. Guests can also look forward to a guided tour of the gorgeous property and souvenirs to take home! Reservations are required.

When: September 8, 12 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $85 per basket

Cycle & Sip with Encore Rides

Enjoy a 16-mile guided bicycle excursion from Washington Crossing Historic Park to New Hope/Lambertville and back. Then visit the winery to savor a tasting of Crossing's award-winning wines paired with cheeses, cured meats and chocolates.  Reservations are required.

When: September 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park

Cost: $50

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Peace Valley Nature Center and Churchville Nature Center

Join the Peace Valley Nature Center or the Churchville Nature Center every Saturday morning for an early morning bird walk with an experienced bird watcher.

When: September 8, 8 – 9:30 a.m. (Peace Valley) & 7 – 9 a.m. (Churchville)

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center & Churchville Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Live Falconry Demo at the Bucks County Audubon Society

Learn about the art and purpose of falconry during the Live Falconry Demo at the Bucks County Audubon Society! Reservations are required.

When: September 8, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Audubon Society

Cost: $10 per person, $30 per family

Sunday, September 9

Thompson Bucks County Classic

2018 Thompson Bucks County Classic

Visit Downtown Doylestown for the seventh Thompson Bucks County Classic, a professional International race and cycling festival that makes a stop at Bucks County.

When: September 9, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Downtown Doylestown

Cost: Free to attend

Paddling on the Canal at Tinicum Park

Discover and enjoy the Delaware Canal from the water! Start in Tinicum Park, venture south to the scenic village of Erwina, and then north to historic Uhlerstown! Reservations are required.

When: September 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Tinicum Park

Cost: $10 if borrowing State Park kayaks

Naturalist Foray: Stream Search

Trek the stream around the Peace Valley Nature Center to see what sort of wildlife inhabits the beautiful park!

When: September 9, 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Sunday Crafternoons at Naked Brewing Company

Join the Naked Brewing Company for Sunday Crafternoons! Enjoy discounted drinks and participate in a different arts and crafts project each week.

When: September 9, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend