Summer Must-Dos

The season may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had.



August signifies that summer is coming to an end, and if you’re anything like me, you didn’t accomplish half of the activities you had planned. But do not fear—there are plenty of summer-worthy happenings in and around the Main Line to ensure your summer is as memorable as ever.                   

Sangria Weekends at Penns Woods Winery

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August, relax in the vineyard as you sip on delicious sangria, all while enjoying tunes from local musicians. It’s the perfect way to kick back on a warm summer afternoon.

124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford.

Rock ‘N’ Roar at the Philadelphia Zoo

Aug. 4 and 18, 11 a.m. to noon

Before the kids have to head back to school, be sure to attend the zoo’s annual outdoor concert series, featuring many of the area’s top family-friendly performers. Pack your blanket, put on your dancing shoes, and enjoy an hour of live children’s music. On Aug. 4, listen to the Paisley Pickles. On Aug. 18, don’t miss the sounds of Cris & Lou.

3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia.

All-American Day: Diamond State Base Ball Club vs. Lewes Base Ball Club

Aug. 15, 1-4 p.m.

Nothing says summertime more than a day at the diamond, but what about witnessing a historically accurate 19th-century baseball game? Two teams don old-fashioned garb, while visitors can try their hand at traditional 19th-century games, including hoop-and-stick and tug-of-war. Bring your own seating to this fun and informal game.

Hagley Museum & Library, 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, www.hagley.org.

SummerFestivus

Aug. 20, 4-10 p.m.

Head down to Philly’s Franklin Square, and enjoy some of the best local food trucks, activities, and a summer beer garden presented by Frankford Hall. Admission is free, with food and beverage available for purchase from participating vendors. 

Franklin Square, 200 Sixth St., Philadelphia.

Downingtown Summer Jam Series

Aug. 28, 5-9 p.m.

If you missed the first two music series this summer, you still have one more chance to catch this community event. Brought to you by the Downingtown Main Street Association, local musicians perform on two stages while the heart of downtown Downingtown is filled with a variety of food and craft vendors. Mill Alley, 150 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Downingtown, www.kimbertonwholefoods.com.

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