Over 25 Things to Do this July Around Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs
From Fourth of July festivities to Trails on Tap, you won’t want to miss these events.
Phoenixville's Blobfest takes place July 12-14. Photo by Chorus Photography.
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Wawa Welcome America
Thru July 4, Philadelphia
Celebrate Independence Day with 39 festive events culminating in a concert with performances by Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, plus a fireworks show.
Yoga Happy Hour at the King of Prussia Town Center
Thru July 30, King of Prussia
Each Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., under at the King of Prussia Town Center, which is hosting outdoor introductory yoga lessons from Stillpoint Yoga and Float free of cost.
Trails on Tap
Thru Aug. 4, Various locations
This beer garden will pop up at various nature hot spots along the Schuylkill River Trail, including Valley Forge National Historical Park (July 3-7, July 10-14), Royersford Riverfront Park (July 17-21, July 24-28) and Norristown Riverfront Park (July 31 – Aug. 4).
Read more about Trails on Tap here.
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Thru Sept. 2, Philadelphia
The entire family can enjoy this free festival, which features an outdoor roller rink, Ferris wheel, miniature golf, arcade games and local vendors.
Star Spangled Spectacular at Longwood Gardens
July 3, Kennett Square
In celebration of America’s Independence Day, Longwood Gardens’ Fireworks and Fountains Show is themed accordingly, featuring patriotic tunes like Stars and Stripes, The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America.
Independence Day Celebration Fireworks
July 4, Phoenixville
Phoenixville’s 20th annual 4th of July fireworks display begins at dusk and can be viewed from around the borough.
Tyler on Tap
July 5-26, Media
Moving to a different spot on the grounds of Tyler Arboretum every Friday evening, this pop-up beer garden includes brews from Aston’s 2SP Brewing Company and science activities for kids.
Unity Day and Music Festival
July 6, Coatesville
This free outdoor celebration honors Coatesville’s history through live music and fireworks at Gateway Park.
Malvern Fire Company Carnival
July 9-13, Malvern
Families can enjoy classic carnival rides, fire truck rides and face painting at this carnival, which benefits Malvern Fire Company.
Upper Darby Summer Stage Shows
July 10-31, Upper Darby
Sing along to a number of hit shows this month, presented by the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Performances include High School Musical Junior (July 10-12), Suessical Jr. (July 17-19) and Frozen Jr. (July 24-26).
Natural Lands’ Friday Night Lights
July 12, Coatesville
Natural Lands’ annual Friday Night Lights celebration returns to ChesLen Preserve, with music, marshmallow roasting, star gazing, and local beer, cider, wine and food vendors.
July 12-14, Phoenixville
Hundreds pay homage to this classic horror flick at Blobfest.
Exton Park Community Day
July 13, Exton
Exton Park Community Day features kids’ activities, food trucks, a live concert and fireworks.
Uwchlan Township Community Day
July 13, Exton
This family-friendly celebration includes craft activities, fireworks and entertainment from the School of Rock Downingtown.
An Evening with Leslie Jones at the Merriam Theater
July 13, Philadelphia
Saturday Night Live’s hilarious Emmy-nominated cast member and writer, Leslie Jones, who also starred in the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, brings her stand-up comedy show to the Merriam Theater.
Downtown Media Car Show
July 14, Media
Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., the 12th annual car show will fill the streets of Media with hundreds of antique cars.
Horses and Honky-Tonk
July 14, Toughkanamon
The Brandywine Polo Club will host the second in its summer concert series, which features polo, food trucks, live music and exotic cars, all in benefit of the Believe and Achieve Foundation.
PECO Ryan Howard Retirement Day
July 14, Philadelphia
For the third time this year, the Phillies continue the tradition of honoring its former greats with a retirement ceremony for 2008 World Series champion and former first basemen, Ryan Howard. Look for pre-game festivities and a bobble head giveaway.
Freedom Horse Show Brass Ring Series
July 14-15, Devon
A qualifier for the Colonial Classic 2019, Brass Ring at Devon features riding divisions for all ages and experience levels.
The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann
July 16-26, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform six concerts this month at the Mann, from classical symphony productions to pop cultural music performances, ranging from Broadway musicals to Harry Potter to Star Wars.
Soaring at Sunset at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
July 19, Newtown Square
The historic Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park will celebrate the anniversary of Peter Carnes’ hot air balloon flight from Philadelphia in 1784 with live music, food trucks, a wine and beer garden, games, and, of course, tethered hot air balloon rides.
Food Truck Frenzy at Linvilla Orchards
July 20, Media
Get a taste of the region’s top food trucks at Linvilla Orchard’s summer event, where 22 food trucks catering to a variety of savory and sweet appetites will set up shop.
DMSA Summer Jam 2019
July 20, Downingtown
Downingtown Main Street Association’s outdoor bash in Kerr Park brings together food trucks, a beer garden and local rock musicians.
Bassett’s Eat & Run 5K
July 21, Philadelphia
Spend the morning racing around Philadelphia’s stadium complexes during this 5k competition that involves runners pausing halfway to eat a pint of Bassett’s Ice Cream.
Turks Head Music Festival
July 21, West Chester
West Chester’s Everhart Park hosts the Turks Head Music Festival, featuring live music from regional acts, food and drink, plus artisan vendors.
The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour
July 23, Philadelphia
The renowned rock band heads to Lincoln Financial Field for a rescheduled date of its latest tour.
Philadelphia Freedoms Versus Washington Kastles
July 26, Philadelphia
Saint Joseph’s University plays host to the Philadelphia Freedoms this summer. Pay a visit on July 26 to see great live tennis as the Freedoms take on the Washington Kastles. Former world number one and seven-time singles grand slam champion Venus Williams will be the evening’s marquee player.
XPoNential Music Festival
July 26-28, Camden, N.J.
The three-day XPoNential Music Festival returns to Wiggins Park and BB&T Pavilion. Headliners include Hozier, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Dawes, the Amy Ray Band and Blondie.
Goshen Country Fair
July 29 – Aug. 3, West Chester
Find carnival rides, agriculture contests, a dog show, tug-of-war competitions and more at the 70th annual Goshen Country Fair.