15 Things to Do in Summer
Spend your summer in Bucks County at any number of these hot, hot, hot happenings! How many can you check off your list?
- Bucks County River Country
- Peach Festival
Celebrate National Peach Month at Peddler’s Village! Featuring plenty of peachy treats, sizzling shopping deals, and family fun from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Once you’ve tried all of the fruity snacks, take a walk around the village and shop the sidewalks lined with vendors offering the best deals of the season!
WHEN: August 10 – 11
WHERE: Peddler’s Village
- Big Bird at Sesame Place
Welcome Mr. Snuffleupagus, aka “Snuffy,” to Sesame Place all summer long. The newest (and biggest!) neighbor to the kid-friendly amusement park will be joining in on the many fun activities planned for this summer as the hit television series the park is based off of is celebrating their 50th anniversary!
- Doylestown Pride Festival
Kick-off Discover Doylestown’s brand-new event with a film from 6 – 10 p.m. on Thursday night, get dressed in head-to-toe rainbow for their Pride Block Party Saturday afternoon, and listen to a panel of speakers on Sunday.
WHEN: June 20 – 23
WHERE: County Theater
- Washington Crossing Resting by River
Returning to the banks of the Delaware River, Wine on the Waterfront will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 4 p.m. and feature live jazz music, food vendors, and tastings from dozens of Pennsylvania wineries, many of which can be found along the Bucks County Wine Trail!
WHEN: July 27
WHERE: Washington Crossing Historic Park
- Fruit at Bluegrass & Blueberries in Peddlers Village
Keep the fruit fun going by celebrating National Blueberry Month at Peddler’s Village! Stop by for the freshest locally grown blueberries in the Peddler’s Village General Store selling blueberry pies, butters, jellies, and preserves. Dance along to live Bluegrass and Country bands playing live throughout the village.
WHEN: July 20 – 21
WHERE: Peddler’s Village
- Peace Valley
Tis the season for lavender! This purple favorite that only blooms in the summer is fresh for the picking at the gorgeous flower farm in Doylestown overlooking Lake Galena. Pick up lavender-scented soaps, culinary lavender and more inside their gift shop while you’re there.
WHEN: June – August
WHERE: Peace Valley Lavender Farm
- Free Will Brewing Company
All summer long, download or pick-up your Bucks County Ale Trail Passport, cross 5 breweries off your list and be eligible to win a limited-edition T-shirt! Taste the exclusive beer release, 1682 Kolsch, named for the year William Penn founded Bucks County at select local breweries, restaurants and distributors.
- Bucks County Quilt Show
The Bucks County Quilt Show is back, featuring 100 quilts sewn by local artists. Attend two speaker series (NEW this summer), one in July and one in August, that highlight the art of sewing these handmade wonders.
WHEN: June 30 – September 2
WHERE: Bucks County Visitor Center
10. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
- ‘Moon Radiance’ by Oscar Florianus Bluemner (1927)
The Mercer Museum in collaboration with the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum will exhibit Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon, highlighting the extraordinary role of the Warminster-based Naval Air Development Center that helped train the astronauts who ultimately achieved putting a man on the moon in the 1960’s! Then, walk across the street to the Michener Art Museum to see the exhibit The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art, featuring more than 50 works of art depicting the moon.
WHEN: May 31 – September 8; June 1 – September 8
WHERE: Mercer Museum; Michener Art Museum
- Buckingham Valley Vineyard
Follow the Bucks County Wine Trail to taste the flavors of the summer season. Encompassing hundreds of acres of vineyards with beautiful views and bountiful grapes, book a tour individually with each or hop aboard the Tastings and Tours bus! Experience ‘Sip & Savor Sundays’ on June 2 and June 16 to celebrate Bucks County Wine Month.
- Tinicum Arts Festival 2018
Join in on an Upper Bucks County tradition and gather with friends to view the works of more than 180 regional artists in the Art Barn. After viewing the art, listen to music in the shady picnic grove while sipping on fresh-squeezed lemonade from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHEN: July 6 – 7
WHERE: Tinicum Park
- JB Smoove
Make it a night out at Parx Casino®! Purchase tickets for a comedian or entertainer at their Xcite Center. Some current acts include The Philly POPS Big Band (June 1), Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Liz Phair (June 27), JB Smoove (July 20), Squeeze (August 16), John Fogerty (August 17) and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals (August 25), and new acts are announced all the time!
- Ice Cream Trail
Nothing says “summer” better than ice cream! Visit the 8 homemade creameries that make up the Bucks County Ice Cream Trail to taste fresh, local flavors all season long.
15. Rev Up Your Engine at the 62nd Annual New Hope Automobile Show
- New Hope Auto Show
The New Hope Automobile Show is a Bucks County tradition. This two-day show features the finest foreign and domestic classic and antique vehicles. Nationally recognized judging standards are employed for each marque. Proceeds benefit local scholarships and charities.
WHEN: August 10 – 11
WHERE: New Hope-Solebury High School