Over 40 Things to do Around the Main Line this June
From music festivals to Father’s Day celebrations to dog parades, you won’t want to miss these events.
The Wayne Music Festival returns June 9. Photo courtesy of Wayne Music Festival.
Week of June 1-3
Devon Horse Show
Through June 3, Devon
From May 24-June 3, rediscover one of the top equine events in the nation at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Founded in 1896, the show features world-class evening, boutique-style shopping, and plenty of family-friendly entertainment and treats.
11th Annual NarBark Dog Parade
June 1, Narberth
Dogs own the street at this quirky canine celebration. Dress up your pup for a chance to win prizes, plus enjoy games, food and music.
Resident Theatre Company Season Preview Gala
June 1, West Chester
Get a glimpse at what’s ahead this season at West Chester’s Resident Theatre Company, hosted at the Chester County Art Association. A live performance completes the evening.
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship
June 1-3, Chester
The top college rugby teams from across the country will compete at Talen Energy Stadium for the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship title.
Alex's "Original" Lemonade Stand
June 2, Wynnewood
Join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in honoring the person that started it all. The beloved local organization hosts one of its biggest fundraising events of the year, complete with family-friendly crafts, games, face painting and, of course, lots of lemonade.
Booker T. Jones at Ardmore Music Hall
June 2, Ardmore
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Booker T. Jones, takes the stage at Ardmore Music Hall. West Chester-based quartet, The Sermon!, will open the show.
The Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival is on June 2. Photo courtesy of Linvilla Orchards.
Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival
June 2, Media
Kick off summer on a naturally sweet note at the Linvilla Orchards Strawberry Festival. The June 2 event promises lots of family fun to go with some prime berry picking.
Schuylkill River Sojourn
June 2-8, Various locations
Hit the water during the 20th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn. Participants can partake in all of the 7-day, 112-mile guided journey, or just part of it.
8th Annual Philly Burger Brawl
June 3, Philadelphia
Sample burgers, tacos, cocktails and more as over 50 restaurants from around the region convene at Xfinity Live! to battle it out for the title of Best Burger. The food festival, which benefits the School District of Philadelphia, also features a performance from country music artist Chase Rice.
The Ardmore Antique and Vintage Market
June 3, Ardmore
Phila Flea Markets’ traveling antique market includes vendors from around the tri-state area selling items like jewelry, clothing and artwork.
Farm to Table: For Our Earth, Our Community, Our Children
June 3, Gladwyne
Take a stroll around Riverbend Environmental Education Center’s preserve and enjoy fresh, seasonal dishes at their annual outdoor gala. Ben Grant, founder of Daily Overview, is this year’s featured guest.
Victory Brewing Block Party
June 3, Kennett Square
The Victory Brewing Block Party brings food trucks, a beer garden, live music and other activities to Kennett Square on June 3.
Week of June 4-10
Newsies at Media Theatre
Through June 10, Media
Media Theatre tackles the stage version of Disney’s big-screen musical Newsies.
Chester County Futures’ Annual Golf Classic
June 5, Malvern
There’s no better reason to hit the links than to raise money for charity. This 18th annual event, held at Applebrook Golf Club, raises funds for Chester County Futures. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvre, plus dinner and an awards ceremony.
Outdoor yoga returns to the King of Prussia Town Center Tuesday night throughout the summer.
Outdoor Yoga Happy Hour at King of Prussia Town Center
June 5, 12, 19, 26, King of Prussia
Led by Stillpoint Yoga Studios, head outdoors for this free introductory yoga class held weekly at the King of Prussia Town Center.
Bill Clinton and James Patterson at the University of Pennsylvania
June 6, Philadelphia
President Bill Clinton will join bestselling author James Patterson at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium to discuss The President is Missing, a novel they co-wrote.
Great Chefs Event
June 9, Philadelphia
One of the can’t-miss culinary events of the summer, the Great Chefs Event returns to Urban Outfitters Navy Yard headquarters, featuring some of the country’s greatest chefs. This year’s participants include Jose Garces, Tony Maws, Michael Solomonov and Jenn Louis. Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Home of the Sparrow’s 23rd Annual Gala
June 9, Malvern
Held at the Phelps School, this Enchanted Woodlands-themed gala raises money for local women and children in need.
MuckFest MS 2018 Philadelphia
June 9, Glen Mills
Get down and dirty at the MuckFest MS 5K mud run, which challenges racers with super-sized obstacles and pools of mud. Proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Wayne Music Festival
June 9, Wayne
Get a dose of Coachella without the flight—or camping out—at this Wayne festival. The best part? Admission is free and proceeds benefit CHOP.
Chester County Mac and Cheese Cookoff
June 10, Downingtown
Treat yourself to a heavy dose of cheesy goodness at the Chester County Mac and Cheese Cookoff, which features samples from local restaurants and home chefs.
The roaming Clover Market heads to Kennett Square on June 10. Photo courtesy of the Clover Market.
June 10, Kennett Square
Find everything from vintage goods to handmade jewelry at the open-air Clover Market, as it makes a stop in Kennett Square.
Congenital Heart Walk
June 10, Philadelphia
Head to the Philadelphia Zoo for a fun day of fun. Participants walk an easy one mile route through the zoo and those who raise a minimum of $25 receive free admission. Proceeds benefit the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation.
Steps to Cure Sarcoma
June 10, Wayne
Lace up your sneakers and head to Wilson Farm Park for this walk/run. Last year, the organization raised over $160,000 for research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Week of June 11-17
Def Leppard and Journey at Walls Fargo Center
June 11, Philadelphia
Fans of ’70s and ’80s arena rock will get a double dose of nostalgic fun when Def Leppard and Journey share a bill at Wells Fargo Center.
U2 at Wells Fargo Center
June 13-14, Philadelphia
If last summer’s sold-out show at the Linc was any indication, Irish rock icons U2 carry a lot of weight in Philadelphia. So we suggest you get your tickets now for one (or both) of their back-to-back shows at Wells Fargo Center.
Aladdin at the Academy of Music
June 13-July 1, Philadelphia
Hotwire the nearest flying carpet and head to Broadway Philadelphia’s Aladdin at the Academy of Music. The Disney favorite runs June 13-July 1.
Stripes and Stars Festival at National Constitution Center
June 14, Philadelphia
Celebrate Flag Day at the National Constitution Center’s Stripes and Stars Festival, which includes a slew of patriotic events throughout historic Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Concours d'Elegance Preview Gala
June 15, Philadelphia
Explore the Simeone Automotive Museum while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the annual Concours d’Elegance Preview Gala.
Free Merion Concert Band
June 15, Bryn Mawr
Pack some food and a picnic blanket and enjoy free live music performed by the Merion Concert Band at the Bryn Mawr gazebo.
Seussical at the Wolf Performing Arts Center
June 15-17, Bryn Mawr
Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s stories come to life in Suessical, performed at the Wolf Performing Arts Center.
18th State Street Blues Stroll
June 16, Media
Enjoy live blues music while exploring downtown Media at the18th annual State Street Blues Stroll. Catch performances at the Media Theatre, over 20 restaurants and coffeehouses, and at two outdoor stages around State Street. Proceeds benefit the Media Police and Blues Foundation.
Father’s Day at What Am I Drinking?
June 17, Bryn Mawr
Treat your dad to a wine tasting class for Father’s Day.
Week of June 18-24
Outdoor Movie Night at the King of Prussia Town Center
June 21, 28, King of Prussia
King of Prussia Town Center’s free family-friendly movie nights run all summer long. This month you can catch Beauty and the Beast on June 21 and Grease on June 28.
The Chester County Balloon Festival runs June 22-24. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kahan.
Chester County Balloon Festival
June 22-24, Toughkenamon
At the 12th annual Chester County Balloon Festival, held June 22-24 at New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon, you can witness the beauty of these floating machines at dawn or dusk—or hop aboard and experience it first-hand.
Grains of the World Dinner at Newlin Grist Mill
June 23, Glen Mills
June 23’s Grains of the World Dinner at Newlin Grist Mill highlights 2,000 years of global cuisine—and plenty of bread.
Cesar Milan at the Keswick Theatre
June 23, Glenside
On June 23, Cesar Millan comes to the Keswick Theatre to promote his Nat Geo WILD series Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation.
Manayunk Arts Festival
June 23-24, Manayunk
Manayunk’s annual arts festival takes over the neighborhood’s historic Main Street, bringing with it over 100 fine arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and music.
Week of June 25-30
IRQA Eid Festival
June 30, King of Prussia
Celebrate the month-long holiday Eid al-Fitr at the fifth annual IRQA Eid Festival at Candlebrook Elementary School, which includes Halal food, rides, games and more.
Throughout the Month
Camelot at Act II Playhouse
Through June 24, Ambler
For its final production of the season, Act II Playhouse makes a grand exit with Camelot.
Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival
Through June 30, Wayne
Celebrating its 12th year, the Wayne Art Center’s Plein Air Festival showcases beautifully rendered outdoor scenes from artists throughout the region and beyond.