There is a flurry of festivals happening all around Bucks County! Join the party at Pride Fest, indulge in a village-wide strawberry celebration and peruse beautiful, handcrafted tiles from around the country in one weekend! 

Celebrate Pride Week in New Hope with the weekend-long Pride Fest, featuring special events like the Pride Fair and the highlight of the festival – the grand Pride Parade! Explore the 40th Annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village as you stroll through winding paths, unique shops and sprawling gardens. Art lovers can visit the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works to tour the Tile Works and view rare, historic tile art on exhibit during this year's Tile 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, May 18

Each May, crowds gather for a weeklong celebration during New Hope Pride Week & Parade, presented by New Hope Celebrates.

15th Annual Pride Celebration Weekend

Visit New Hope for the 15th Annual Pride Fest, celebrating the LGBT community with a festival that draws more than 15,000 people annually. Attendees can look forward to special events and parties, as well as the popular Pride Fair and the grand Pride Parade!

When: May 18 – 20

Where: New Hope, PA

Cost: Free to attend

An Act of God at Bucks County Playhouse

In an era where seemingly everything from “Roseanne” to “Will and Grace” has received a reboot, God also has decided to take a fresh look at one of his greatest cultural achievements, The Ten Commandments, in the hilarious Broadway comedy, An Act of God.

When: May 18 – 20, check online for showtimes

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $40 - $75 

43rd Bucks County Designer House & Gardens House Tour

Established in 1791 as a Mennonite Dairy Farm and fruit tree orchard, Cedaridge was acquired by Derek and Carolyn Fell in 1989 and spans more than twenty acres of meadows, streams, and woodlands. It includes the main house, a gardener’s house, a ranch house with Mercer tile bathrooms and a peg barn that was transported from the Poconos.

When: May 18 – 20, 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: Cedaridge Farm

Cost: $35

Summer Wine Concert at 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: May 18, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: $3

Happy Hour at the Winery – Cheers to That!

Stop by Crossing Vineyards during the happiest hours of the day to enjoy scenic vineyard views, beautiful garden seating and special Happy Hour pricing on glasses of wine, craft beer and hard cider.

When: May 18, 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: Free to attend

“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: May 18 – 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mercer Museum

Cost: Included with admission

Taste of the World at Pearl S. Buck House

Join local VIPs, dignitaries, and friends of Pearl S. Buck International for this gala gourmet event which showcases the area’s premier food and beverage offerings from local restaurants as well as food and drink purveyors. Reservations are required.

When: May 18, 7 – 10p.m.

Where: Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site

Cost: $125

Unwined Run 5k & Kids Grape Juice Run

The Unwined Run 5k & Kids Grape Juice family friendly run will provide an evening of entertainment for both runners and supporters. Enjoy live music, an inflatable attraction for the kids and yard games.

When: May 18, 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: Free to attend (Concert admission is $3)

“Crossing Boundaries: What Can I Do?” At James A. Michener Art Museum

“Crossing Boundaries: What Can I Do?” is a collaboration between Bucks County and Philadelphia youth and the Michener Art Museum. The exhibition features digital collages, paintings, and mixed media artwork, focused on student interpretations of the theme, “What can I do?”

When: May 18 – 20, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: James. A Michener Art Museum

Cost: Free to attend

Adam Ezra Group Live at New Hope Winery

Visit the New Hope Winery for delicious wine, great food and a live musical performance by the Adam Ezra Group!

When: May 18, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: New Hope Winery

Cost: $20

Rae Sloan Bredin: Harmony and Power Debut at the Michener Art Museum

Rae Sloan Bredin has long been known among the Pennsylvania Impressionists as a painter whose work is characterized by refinement and dignity, serenity and delicacy. This exhibition will highlight works spanning Bredin’s career, touching on his time as a student, instructor, and member of the New Hope Group.

When: May 18 – 20, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: James A. Michener Art Museum

Cost: $18/adult; $17/senior; $16.00/college student w/ ID; $8/kids 6-18; kids under 6 free

Children of Eden at McCoole’s Arts & Events Place

Inspired by the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden tells the timeless story of what it means to be a parent. Featuring one of the most beautiful scores in contemporary musical theatre from the composer of Godspell, Pippin and Wicked, Children of Eden is a heartfelt and humorous musical about the unique family bond.

When: May 18 – 20, 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 2 p.m. (Sunday)

Where: McCoole’s Arts & Events Place

Cost: $25

AOY Members Art Show and Exhibition

Art lovers are invited to the AOY Art Center Gallery to view the extraordinary works of art by local artists and AOY Members. Guests will find a variety of original paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media and 3D items, many that echo the beautiful Bucks County landscape.

When: May 18 & 20, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: AOY Art Center

Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, May 19

Competitors race to finish their sweet strawberry pies at the annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler's Village, a 42-acre shopping village that hosts special events throughout the year.

Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village

Find your berry bliss at the 40th Annual Strawberry Festival in Peddler’s Village! Indulge in the Village-wide strawberry celebration along the winding paths, sprawling gardens, unique shops and the new Strawberry Fields Fun Area.

When: May 19 – 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Peddler’s Village

Cost: Free to attend

Spring Wine & Food Festival

Visit Crossing Vineyards and Winery for their Spring Wine & Food Festival, where guests can enjoy samples of wine, beer, spirits and food while listening to The Just Us Band perform live!

When: May 19, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $15/advanced; $20/door

Tile Festival at Moravian Pottery & Tile Works

View historic and contemporary ceramic tiles featuring artists, dealers and collectors from around the country during this year’s Tile Festival at Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. Check out beautiful and rare examples of handcrafted tiles on exhibit and available for purchase. Plus take a free tour of the Tile Works!

When: May 19 – 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday); 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sunday)

Where: Moravian Pottery & Tile Works

Cost: $6

Pedal & Pub with Encore Rides

Pedal around scenic Doylestown and learn about its history. After the ride, experience the town’s hospitality with some craft beers at the Tasting Room, which is part of the Doylestown Brewing Company; the latest chapter in a family story that spans three generations in the beer industry. Reservations are required.

When: May 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Doylestown Brewing Company

Cost: $45

18th Annual Arts Alive! in Quakertown

Broad Street in downtown Quakertown will be transformed into a festival of artists, crafters, jewelers, musicians, food vendors, activities, and so much more. This free, annual festival, now in its 18th year, features over 100 juried exhibitors and has something for everyone.

When: May 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Downtown Quakertown

Cost: Free to attend

5th Birthday Celebration Craft Fair

The Penelope Fox Art Studio is celebrating its 5th birthday party with a craft fair, featuring live music, original crafters, delicious food, craft beer/wine, activities for children and free art class demonstrations!

When: May 19, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Penelope Fox Art Studio

Cost: Free to attend

Luau on the Farm

Party the night away under a large tent on the Patterson Farm! Mission BBQ will be there serving a Hawaiian-themed buffet; Tommy the DJ returns to keep the party and dancing lively, while the artists have been busy creating and gathering great selections for a live auction. Reservations are required.

When: May 19, 6 – 10 p.m.

Where: AOY Art Center

Cost: $45, kids under 12 free

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Sand Castle Winery

Clean the house, clean your car, clean your … gun?! That’s right! All is no longer perfect on Hysteria Lane as the housewives – Summer, Chastity and Janet – discover their neighbor has been murdered in her own basement! Help the housewives uncover the truth with a night of dinner and entertainment at the Sand Castle Winery. Reservations are required.

When: May 19, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Sand Castle Winery

Cost: $65

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Churchville Nature Center

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

When: May 19, 7 – 9 a.m.

Where: Churchville Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Sunday, May 20

Crossing Vineyards & Winery

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: May 20, 11 a.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $50

Encore Rides Fundraising Ride

Join Encore Rides for a guided bike tour of historic Doylestown. Enjoy a leisurely 13-mile ride on the streets and trails traveled by local notables such as Oscar Hammerstein, Henry Chapman Mercer, Margaret Mead and James Michener.

When: May 20, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Doylestown Historical Society

Cost: $50/person; $75/couple

Naturalist Foray: Stream Search

Wade into the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek to explore the various wildlife inhabiting the area and to test the cleanliness of the stream with the Peace Valley Nature Center.

When: May 20, 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Open Hearth Cooking at Pennsbury Manor

Visit the Pennsbury Manor this weekend to explore the historic property and see what the cooks are cooking up!

When: May 20, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Pennsbury Manor

Cost: Free with admission

Trolley Tour of Historic Newtown

Hop on a vintage trolley and see Historic Newtown! Learn about Newtown’s Colonial and Victorian roots with a knowledgeable local tour guide. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the town and its sites in a whole new way. Reservations are required.

When: May 20, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: Newtown Historic Association

Cost: $15

Sunday Naturalist Walks at Churchville Nature Center

Come learn about the food of the Lenape. Join Churchville Nature Center Educator, Chris Applegate, as she plants our Lenape Village garden. Learn how the garden was prepared, what tools were used, what plants were grown as well as what plants were foraged for.

When: May 20, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: Churchville Nature Center

Cost: $3

Pairing Wine & Chocolate at the Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Enjoy a "sweet" afternoon at Crossing Vineyards filled with tips on how to pair chocolate with your wine.  The event includes instruction, wine tasting, tour and a personal assortment of Pierre's Chocolates.

When: May 20, 2 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $35