It’s the first Friday of the month in Bucks County! Explore the towns of New Hope and Bristol while enjoying family-fun entertainment and delicious local cuisine, then watch a dazzling firework show to cap off the night. 

Visit Bristol for First Fridays on the Delaware, allowing attendees to explore the Historic Bristol Borough while tasting tasty local foods, checking out interactive art displays and enjoying this month’s latest themed event – “Christmas in July”. Celebrate summer with a bang during First Friday Fireworks in New Hope. Discover new restaurants, explore diverse art galleries and take advantage of deals at local boutiques before ending your night with a brilliant fireworks display.

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, July 6

First Friday in Bristol is the perfect opportunity to try and buy local fruits and vegetables

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: July 6, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Historic Bristol Borough

Cost: Free to attend

42nd Street Debut Weekend at the Bucks County Playhouse

Celebrate the magic of Broadway with one of show business’s most beloved fables! Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer straight off the bus from Allentown, PA, arrives in New York armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Can she dance her way from chorus girl to star?

When: July 6 – 8, check online for showtimes

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $40 - $80

Bucks County Quilt Show

Join us for the 14th Annual Bucks County Quilt Show. This show is your opportunity to view the exceptional talent of Bucks County's quilters! View more than 100 quilts and vote for your favorite, plus give quilting a shot with a quilt provided by Mothers and Others Quilt Guild.

When: July 6 – 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Visitors Center

Cost: Free to attend

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: July 6 – 8, 9:30 p.m.

Where: New Hope

Cost: Free to attend

Summer Wine Concert at the Market at DelVal

Bring the whole family to relax on the lawn and enjoy great LIVE entertainment by local musicians, while sipping on locally made Rose Bank Winery wines or PA craft beers at the Market at DelVal.

When: July 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: $3

Southampton Days Country Fair

The 47th Annual Southampton Days Country Fair is here, bringing daily events like a dog show, a petting zoo, a pie eating contest and more!

When: July 6 – 7, 6 p.m.

Where: Lion’s Grove

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: July 6 – 8, 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. Meet groundbreaking African-American motor racers during the Black American Racers panel this Saturday!

When: July 6 – 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Included with admission

Beer Tasting: Founder Brewing Co.

Swing by the Washington House Hotel & Restaurant for an evening of sampling craft brews from the Founders Brewing Company.

When: July 6, 5 p.m.

Where: Washington House Hotel & Restaurant

Cost: Free to attend

“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: July 6 – 8, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: James. A Michener Art Museum

Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, July 7

Shady Brook Farm

Summer Unwined Concerts with Fireworks at Shady Brook Farms

Party at Shady Brook Farm all summer long…and you’re invited! Come for live music by local bands, wines by Rose Bank Winery, locally brewed craft beer, signature cocktails featuring PA distilled spirits, great food, lawn games, and fun for the kiddos. Stick around for a stunning firework finale!

When: July 7, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Shady Brook Farm

Cost: $5

Tinicum Arts Festival

A great Bucks County tradition, the Tinicum Arts Festival returns to the shady grounds of Tinicum Park. Gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy the works of over 180 regional artists in the centerpiece Art Barn. Enjoy outstanding live musical entertainment while savoring a fresh-squeezed lemonade, a tasty sandwich or a home-baked desert in the picnic grove.

When: July 7 – 8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Tinicum Park

Cost: Free to attend

Cruise & Brewz at Moss Mill Brewing Company

Come to Moss Mill Brewing Company to indulge in some of the best beer in the County as you check out a car show! Catering Mama will be providing Latin Fusion cuisine and The Daisy Jug Band will be performing live.

When: July 7, 3 – 11 p.m.

Where: Moss Mill Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend

River Towns Ride with Encore Rides

Bike the historic Delaware River towns and see mills and inns that date to the Revolution, Victorian-style architecture and scenery that generated a colony of artists that became known as the New Hope School. After the ride enjoy lunch at the 1770’s Lumberville General Store. Reservations are required.

When: July 7, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Lumberville General Store

Cost: $45

Live Music at the (Crossing) Vineyard!

Stop by Crossing Vineyards any weekend this Winter and relax with a “Crossing Cocktail,” a frosty YARDS Beer, or wine by the glass or bottle. “Un-wined” after a busy work week with live music and dancing.

When: July 7, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: Pay as you go

Saturday Night with Low Totem (and a Food Truck)

Enjoy live music from Low Totem and the On a Roll Rolling Kitchen food truck at the Naked Brewing Company.

When: July 7, 5 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend

Music on Main: Ja-Tun

Enjoy fantastic R&B and soul music under the open sky with Ja-Tun & Random Acts of Soul! This is a BYOB and picnic-friendly event, so explore nearby take-out eateries around Yardley.

When: July 7, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Buttonwood Plaza

Cost: Free to attend

Tower Tour for Families at Fonthill Castle

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints. This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour – including the Kitchen, Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace. Reservations are required.

When: July 7, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Where: Fonthill Castle

Cost: $8 – $15

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: July 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park

Cost: $50

Sunday, July 8

Pennsbury Manor summer Sara Brace

Living History Theater at Pennsbury Manor

Summer 1700: Pirates are all anybody can talk about! Visit Pennsbury Manor to explore all things pirate! Meet some of the real pirates and townspeople who have walked into a Philadelphia Tavern. Learn about sailing, navigation, and all things nautical at the edge of the Delaware River.

When: July 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Pennsbury Manor

Cost: Free with admission

Goat Yoga at Mountain Pride Farm

Goat Yoga is returning to Mountain Pride Farm! Stretch and destress in the company of adorable goats from the farm. Reservations are required.

When: July 8, 9 – 10 a.m.

Where: Mountain Pride Farm

Cost: $35

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: July 8, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Naked Brewing Company

Cost: Free to attend

Vinyasa at the Vineyard

Crossing Vineyards and Winery is hosting a one-hour Vinyasa yoga class for all levels. After, savor a guided tasting of Crossing's award winning-wines with small bites and keep your wine glass as a souvenir! Reservations are required.

When: July 8, 11 a.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $50