10 STOPS FOR A SPRING GETAWAY
Spring break is just around the corner! Spend part of your holiday off in Bucks County. There's lots to do and see in Bucks County in the springtime this year, how many can you check off your list?
1. Bite into something sweet at Strawberry Festival
- Strawberry Festival
Stop by Peddler's Village's 41st annual event on this berry sweet weekend celebrating everyone's favorite little red fruit. Indulge in strawberry flavored treats and eats, and tons of family fun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The 60+ shops in this 42-acre outdoor shopping village are open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, rain or shine.
WHEN: May 18 - 19
WHERE: Peddler's Village
- New Hope Pride Rainbow Flag
Hosted by New Hope Celebrates, this colorful and fun parade is the capstone to PrideFest Weekend. Local and national marching bands, floats and non-profit organizations are known to strut their stuff in this parade that begins across the river in Lambertville, NJ and crosses the Free Bridge into New Hope. A 100 ft. Rainbow Equality Flag is the highlight of the procession!
WHEN: May 18
WHERE: New Hope
- Washington Crossing Brewfest Flight
Just one of many brew fests to graze Bucks County this year, this popular event in only its second year is hosted at the park. Sample beers from multiple breweries, grab food from various vendors, and prop up in a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the beautiful spring time weather along the banks of the Delaware River among Revolutionary War reenactors.
WHEN: May 4
WHERE: Washington Crossing Historic Park
4. Sing and dance along at Elmo's Eggstravaganza
- Elmo Eggstravaganza
For the first time ever, Sesame Place will be opening for an all-new hoppin' Easter celebration! Take a photo with the Easter Bunny, find your way through an Egg-venturous maze, go on an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and join Abby Cadabby for an Egg-cellent Story Time! Plus, take a spin on select rides and be sure to get a photo with everyone's favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their holiday attire!
WHEN: April 6 - 21
WHERE: Sesame Place
5. Learn about WWII at the Tour Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy exhibit at the Mercer Museum
- Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
Follow the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies to victory in World War II. This traveling exhibit from The National WWII Museum showcases inspiring stories of the Home Front's production efforts through artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive multimedia components. Accompanying this exhibit, the Mercer Museum will be displaying a sampling of its World War II-era collections showcasing notable Bucks County industries during the war, military service personnel, and life on the Home Front.
WHEN: February 2 - May 5
WHERE: Mercer Museum
- Wayne Brady
You may have seen five-time Emmy aware winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady on the sketch comedy show Whose Lines is it Anyway?. And we can bet you've seen or heard of Jay Leno from his long-running, late-night comedy show. But now you can see them both (and MANY more acts) in Bensalem!
WHEN: May 3 (Wayne Brady), May 11 (Jay Leno)
WHERE: Parx Casino Xcite Center
7. Attend the First-ever Bucks County Food & Wine Festival
- Food & Wine Festival
Parx Casino® will be hosting the best chefs, restaurants, wineries and breweries in Bucks County and beyond to participate in a celebration of delicious food, fine wine and local brews. See a special guest appearance by world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and judge on The Food Network’s hit TV show Chopped, Chef Marc Murphy!
8. Take a seat at The Art of Seating exhibit
- Art of Seating
The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design at the Michener Art Museum presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experience not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view - the chair as art. The Art of Seating provides audiences with a unique opportunity to see chair types that usually reside in private homes, withheld from public display.
WHEN: February 9 - May 5
WHERE: Michener Art Museum
- Great Barn flight
Pull up a stool and have a local brewmaster pour you a pint at 15 breweries in Bucks County! From established brewpubs along Neshaminy Creek, to start-up companies concocting craft beers with unique ingredients, Bucks County has all the delicious beer your taste buds can handle.
- Buckingham Valley Vineyards
Sip your way through beautiful Bucks County on the Bucks County Wine Trail, encompassing hundreds of acres of vineyards with beautiful views and bountiful grapes. Book a tour individually with each winery to get educated on the skills of wine-making, or hop aboard the Tastings and Tours bus!