There is something for everyone this weekend in Bucks County! From Sesame Place’s grand opening to the kickoff of Bucks County Restaurant Week to a ska music festival at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, this weekend is jam-packed with quite a variety of unique events. 

The arrival of spring means Sesame Place’s grand opening is right around the corner! The park kicks off its new season of fun this Saturday, but guests can enjoy their favorite rides a day early during its Park Preview Night. Bucks County’s first-ever county-wide Restaurant Week begins this Sunday, allowing locals and visitors alike to sample signature dishes from the County’s top eateries at a special rate all week-long. Ska fans rejoice! Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company is hosting This Is Croydon Fest, a music festival featuring a TON of talented musicians within the ska genre.

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, April 27

Big Bird at Sesame Place

Sesame Place Park Preview Night

Sesame Place officially opens this Saturday, but the residents of Sesame Street are giving folks an opportunity to explore the park a day early. Say hello to your favorite furry friends and take a spin on your favorite rides during an evening preview!

When: April 27, 4 – 8 p.m.

Where: Sesame Place

DelVal A Day

This family-friendly three-day event brings the campus and the surrounding community together for educational exhibits, competitions, entertainment, fun, and great food such as thick, homemade milkshakes and delicious funnel cakes.

When: April 27- 29, check online for times

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: Free to attend

Angel Street at DCP Theatre

Join DCP Theatre for Angel Street, a psychological thriller that became the 1940s Hollywood classic, Gaslight. Follow Jack and Bella Manningham in their 19th century London home where Bella seems to be going slowly insane.

When: April 27 – 29, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: DCP Theatre

Cost: $18

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective at the Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum is unveiling Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective, an exhibition examining the work of Wyeth and Hurd’s work since 1967. The married couple’s individual artistic careers are thoughtfully examined in this new collection.

When: April 27 – 29, 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

32nd Annual Bucks Fever Art Exhibition

Visit The Bridges at Warwick for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s Black & White Art Exhibition, an exhibit featuring artwork of all mediums from local talent.

When: April 27 – 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)

Where: The Bridges at Warwick

Cost: Free to attend

Art in Bloom at the Michener Art Museum

Celebrate the accomplishments of over 300 student artists in this exhibition of artwork created throughout the year during the James A. Michener Art Museum’s various youth programs. Paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media works inspired by Michener collections will fill the Education Center.

When: April 27 – 29, 10 a.m. – 5 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

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: April 27, 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: Free to attend

Historic Home Tour and Lecture at The Stokes House

Join Heritage Conservancy’s President, Jeff Marshall, and the Haycock Historical Society on an enlightened tour of the historic Stokes House in Quakertown. Space is limited!

When: April 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: The Stokes House

Cost: $30

Friday Night Band Jam at the Michener: Gina Sicilia

Bucks County native and dynamic modern blues vocalist, Gina Sicilia, will be performing at the James A. Michener Art Museum’s monthly Friday Night Band Jam. Reservations are required.

When: April 27, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: James A. Michener Art Museum

Cost: $25

April Art Show at Peace Valley Nature Center

Stop by the Nature Center during April to enjoy some wildlife photographs and artwork from two of our Teacher Naturalist. Barbara Burdack will have scenic and nature photographs on display and Kathy Formica will be showcasing her original pen and ink artwork of animals and nature scenes.

When: April 27 – 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend

Pop-Up Story Time at The Market at DelVal

Bucks County Free Library will be at The Market at DelVal reading and singing songs of Emily Knorr’s favorite children’s books!  Make sure to stay and enjoy lunch from the Just Food Kitchen after story time.

When: April 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: Free to attend

7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Artists of Yardley

The AOY Art Center invites local art lovers and artists to their 7th Annual Juried Art Show, curated by the very talented Lorraine Glessner.

When: April 27 – 29, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: Artists of Yardley

Cost: Free to attend

Judy Collins Live at New Hope Winery

Award-winning singer-songwriter, Judy Collins, is gracing the stage at The Note to perform her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Reservations are required.

When: April 27, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: New Hope Winery

Cost: $65

A Little Night Music at the Heritage Center Theatre

Visit the Heritage Center Theater to get swept away to a weekend in the Swedish countryside during a romantic musical based on Hugh Wheeler’s book, A Little Night Music.

When: April 27 – 29, check online for showtimes

Where: The Heritage Center Theatre

Cost: $20

Bloom! Art Exhibit at the Centre for the Arts

Bristol Borough Centre for the Arts is proud to present “Bloom!”  - a multi-media gallery art show featuring artists' interpretations of flowers, plants, nature, and spring. See exciting and diverse work by some of the area's most talented artists, enhanced by beautiful live floral arrangements from local florists.

When: April 27 – 29, 12 p.m.

Where: Centre for the Arts

Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, April 28

A third-generation beer lover uses more than 60 years of knowledge and passion to make Bucks County proud to craft low-calorie, high-taste brews at the Doylestown Brewing Company. Try their award-winning "R5 Lager" or "Union St IPA!"

Pedal & Pub at Doylestown Brewing Company

Pedal around scenic Doylestown and learn about its history, including ties to a 1745 inn and tavern established by William Doyle. After the ride, experience the town’s current hospitality with some craft beers at the Tasting Room. Reservations are required.

When: April 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Doylestown Brewing Company

Cost: $45

This Is Croydon Fest at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

NCBC is hosting This is Croydon Fest, a ska music festival featuring The Pietasters, Spring Heeled Jack, King Django, Hub City Stompers, Kill Lincoln, High School Football Heroes and Behind Deadlines.

When: April 28, 3 – 10 p.m.

Where: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Cost: $20

McCoole’s Beer Festival

Enjoy, imbibe and celebrate at McCoole’s Beer Fest 2018 featuring over 40 beers, live music, wine, spirits and food for purchase.

When: April 28, 3 – 7 p.m.

Where: McCoole’s Arts & Events Place

Cost: $60/general admission; $15/designated driver

White House Chef Tour at Silver Lake Nature Center

Join the Silver Lake Nature Center for a fun-draising event featuring White House Chefs, Guy Mitchell & Chief Petty Officer Michael “Woody” Raber! This amazingly entertaining duo will demonstrate their skills preparing White House recipes as they answer questions and share stories & mementos collected during their service to former presidents. Reservations are required and space is limited!

When: April 28, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Silver Lake Nature Center

Cost: $35

Practitioners of Musick Concert at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Founded in 1999, the Practitioners of Musick survey the music of 17th and 18th century Great Britain, Ireland and America. Their performance will feature music based upon the surviving inventory of printed music owned by various members of the Washington/Custis family and music that was popular among 18th century Virginia playhouses and concert rooms. Reservations required.

When: April 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park

Cost: Free with registration

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: April 28, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Market at DelVal

Cost: $3

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner at Fisher’s Tudor House

Spend an evening investigating a murder at the annual VooDoo Ball while trying delicious cuisine during this Mardi Gras-themed murder mystery dinner at Fisher’s Tudor House. 

When: April 28, 7 p.m.

Where: Fisher’s Tudor House

Cost: $57.99

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: April 28 – 29, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: Pay as you go

Frog Walk & Night Hike at Bucks County Audubon Society

Join BCAS for their annual Frog Walk and Night Hike! After a brief presentation, guests will hike around the property to search for these jumpy critters.

When: April 28, 7 – 8 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Audubon Society

Cost: $15/individual; $35/family

LGBTA Wine Tour of Bucks County

Enjoy making new LGBT friends while drinking some of the best wine Bucks County has to offer. The tour will offer transportation to and from three wineries as well as tastings at each site. Come be gay, be social, and enjoy some wine!

When: April 28, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: 32 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA

Cost: $50

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Peace Valley

Join naturalist Jen Conway for a casual stroll along Peace Valley Nature Center’s trails to see what birds have returned to the area. We’ll be on the look-out for songbirds, woodpeckers, hawks and waterfowl.

When: April 28, 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend, donations welcome!

Sunday, April 29

Earl's New American Shrimp & Grits

Bucks County Restaurant Week Kickoff

Calling all foodies! This weekend, Visit Bucks County will be hosting the first-ever, countywide Restaurant Week. Sample spectacular food and prix fixe menus at a special rate from the County’s top eateries!

When: April 29

Where: Multiple locations

Cost: $25 and $35 prix fixe menus

Not-So-Silent Cinema: Charlie Chaplin at Bucks County Playhouse

Watch as Not-So-Silent Cinema presents several short films Chaplin made for Mutual Film Company between 1916-1917, featuring new original scores composed by Brendan Cooney.

When: April 29, 2 p.m.

Where: Bucks County Playhouse

Cost: $25

Spring Sip & Bottle Painting at Rose Bank Winery

Join the Rose Bank Winery in welcoming spring by tasting wine and creating wine bottle hummingbird feeders!  Each ticket includes nine wine tastings, appetizers, supplies, instruction and prizes – all at the picturesque winery. Reservations are required.

When: April 29, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Rose Bank Winery

Cost: $49

Wedding Open House at Ash Mill Farm

See Ash Mill Farm Bed and Breakfast done up and ready for a wedding day at their open house event. Attendees can expect giveaways and plenty of wedding inspiration from the line-up of local wedding vendors.

When: April 29, 1 – 4 p.m.

Where: Ash Mill Farm

Cost: free to attend

Bucksfit 5k Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk

Compete for top times or go for a fun run at your own pace during the Bucksfit 5k Run & 1 Mille Fun Walk.

When: April 29, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Where: 281 Hatboro Road, Churchville, PA

Cost: $15 - $25

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: April 29, 11 a.m.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery

Cost: $50

David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience at 360 Night Club at Parx

Visit the 360 Night Club at Parx Casino in the "Ring of Fire" for a special tribute to Johnny Cash, David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience. With hits like "I Walk the Line" and "Man in Black" you will be dancing in your seat.

When: April 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Where: 360 Nightclub at Parx

Cost: $25

Naturalists Foray: Spring Discoveries at Peace Valley Nature Center

Trek through the Peace Valley Nature Center and discover “Nature’s Spring Gifts”, including blooming trees, flowers perhaps, turtles, snakes, insects, and maybe mammals too!

When: April 29, 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: Peace Valley Nature Center

Cost: Free to attend