Spectacular Philly Events Happening this March

Celebrate March and welcome Spring this month by attending some of Philadelphia’s amazing events. With a robust lineup of events in the Philadelphia area, you won’t want to miss out on any of the entertainment! From the always popular Philadelphia Flower Show to home openers and performing arts, check out these must-do events this March!

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3rd – 11th
This annual celebration is back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcasing the largest indoor show of its kind. The theme of the show this year is Wonders of Water, which features and amazing entryway with a rope bridge, 25-foot waterfall and great entertainment. Don’t miss this year’s Flower Show and view the vibrant and colorful landscapes that have been created!

Philly Wine Week
March 22nd – 29th
Get ready for vino-filled opportunities this March by attending the ever-expanding Philly Wine Week. Enjoy tastings, dinner parties, and educational sessions. Philly’s Wine Week features hundreds of events in 50-plus restaurants and bars across the city over eight days!

The Best of Broadway at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
March 9th – 11th
This March, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will host three unforgettable nights of performances you don’t want to miss! Showcasing popular tunes from Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and more, you’ll want to reserve your tickets now. Performances from Debbie Gravitte, Susan Egan, and Christopher Seiber, who have performed a total of two dozen Broadway shows collectively, will light up the stage this month.

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11th
Grab your green clothes and spend the day celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marches down Broad Street all the way to Penn’s Landing. There will be marching bands, decorated floats, music, and dance groups to get the festivities going!

Philadelphia Union Home Opener
March 3rd
If you’re a big soccer fan, get ready to cheer on our home team, The Philadelphia Union, at their home opener game this March! Facing off against the New England Revolutions at Talen Energy Stadium, this opener will be an exciting and challenging game! For more information, click here.

Winter Blues Festival at Longwood Gardens
March 2nd – 29th (select dates)
The always beautiful Longwood Gardens is hosting a Winter Blues Festival this March. Enjoy a beautiful backdrop of hydrangeas and poppies, while talented blues artists play soulful music. Click here for more information!

Swan Lake at the Academy of Music
March 8th – 18th
Get your tickets and watch the legendary ballet, Swan Lake, at the Academy of Music. This timeless ballet features the traditional Tchaikovsky score and is a must-see for anyone who is a performing arts lover! For more information, click here.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this March. Make plans with your friends and family all month long and enjoy what Philadelphia and the region has to offer! If you’re looking to move into the South Philadelphia/Packer Park area, consider Siena Place, one of Judd Builders luxury new home communities!

Exciting March Events in the Flourtown Area

Call your friends and family and prepare to make plans this March! There are amazing events planned all month long. Don’t miss out on any of the fun this month in Flourtown and the surrounding area. From celebrating the Academy Awards to the extremely popular Philadelphia Flower Show, there’s bound to be an event that everyone will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this March!

Ambler Awards Weekend
March 2nd – March 4th
Do you love award shows? Celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards in Ambler from March 2nd to March 4th and enjoy fantastic shopping and dinner specials throughout the town! Also, don’t forget to go to the Ambler Theater on Sunday, March 4th for a party and viewing of the Academy Awards to finish off your fun-filled weekend!

Community Autism Network: “I CAN Paint Too!” – Painting with a Twist Fundraiser
March 3rd
Located on 6134 Germantown Avenue, this fundraising event will be sure to entertain creative types! Stop by the Soup Factory Studio, where the event will be held, and join the fun. Tickets are $35 dollars, which includes admission into the event and appetizers. Don’t forget to BYOB! And while you’re at it, invite your friends to join in on the festivities.

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3rd – 11th
This annual celebration is back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcasing the largest indoor show of its kind. The theme of the show this year is Wonders of Water, which features and amazing entryway with a rope bridge, 25-foot waterfall and great entertainment. Don’t miss this year’s Flower Show and view the vibrant and colorful landscapes that have been created! 

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company Presents Live Music
March 3rd and March 10th
On both Saturday’s in March, enjoy live musical guests that will keep you entertained all night! The event takes place from 7pm-10pm and features an array of different artists. The musical guest for the March 10th show hasn’t been announced yet, but on March 3rd enjoy the Americana/Bluegrass band River Bones! Located on 8221 Germantown Avenue, make sure you don’t miss out on this event!

Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine: Philly’s Jazz Organ Meets Pittsburgh Sax Titan
March 9th
Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz with a bunch of friends and family at the Woodmere Art Museum, located on 9201 Germantown Avenue. Make sure to get there before 4:30pm to get your tickets! There are no advance reservations, so it’s important that all parties are present to purchase tickets! Click here for more information!

Wednesday Night Trivia
March 14th, 21st, 28th
If you’re looking for a relaxed night of fun, try out Wednesday Night Trivia! Plan to go out with a group of friends or family and grab some food and drinks while answering trivia questions! The event takes place at Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, located at 8221 Germantown Avenue. You’ll definitely enjoy a night of good eats, trivia, and friendly competition! Click here for more information!

The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience
March 17th
This event is back by popular demand! Enjoy The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience on March 17th at the Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm! Located on 6026 Germantown Avenue, this event highlights and brings awareness to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and the life of Harriet Tubman, one of 19th century’s most celebrated and important figures.

Corks & Cupcakes – Spring Edition
March 23rd
Nothing sounds better than a night filled with dessert, fun, and wine! Located on 7709 Germantown Avenue, enjoy the Spring Edition of Corks & Cupcakes, which takes place at the Event Studio from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Enjoy gourmet cupcakes paired with featured wines and get introduced to the “wine slushy.” Don’t miss out on this tasty event! For more information, click here.

Get in on the fun this March and clear your calendars! These events are a must-see, so call your friends and make your plans! You won’t be disappointed! And if you’re looking to move to the Flourtown area check out our amazing clubhouse community, The Reserve at Creekside.

Fun Friday Nights: How to Have Fun While Staying In

You don’t always have to go out to have a good time! That’s right, you can just as easily stay in on Friday night and have all the fun in the world. Plan to invite your friends and neighbors over and try out some of these fun at-home activities that will keep you entertained all night long.

Game Night
This classic is still one of the best ways to have fun while staying in. Invite your friends or your neighbors over for a rowdy night of card and board games that are sure to create lasting memories. Also, if you want to go big for game night add a theme and decorate accordingly.

Movie Night
Having a movie night is always a surefire way to have an awesome Friday night. A movie night is always easy to pull off and it can be very relaxing after a long week of working. However, you can also take movie night to a grander scale by having a big screen in your backyard. Pick a nice night to sit outside and project a movie onto a sheet. Not only is this different and fun from an original movie night, but you can also enjoy the outdoors.

Neflix Night
Similar to movie night, you can easily have a wonderful night in by hosting a get together and watching the latest Netflix series or a show that you and your friends have missed out on. Are you trying to catch up on a series? Gather with your friends and binge as much of the season as you can. At the end, not only have you spent quality time with your company, but you’ll have endless theories to chat about after the binging is over. If you don’t have Netflix don’t worry, just stick with the classic movie night and you’ll be sure to have a good time!

Girls Night: Spa Night/Bake Off
Forget girls night out. Instead have a girls night in and have a spa night or bake off. You don’t have to stick with the classic game night to have a fun time with your ladies. Relax and unwind from a stressful week of work and treat each other to a spa treatment. Paint your nails or give yourself a facial, whatever you decide to do make sure it’s relaxing and fun. However, if spa night is not for you, you have other options to choose from. Have a bake off and try out all the recipes that you’ve been dying to try. The options are endless, so plan the perfect girls night in for you and your favorite ladies.

Guys Night: Sporting Events/Competition
If girls can have a girls night in, why can’t guys do the same? Don’t limit yourselves to game night or movie night, get creative and think about what you and your guys would enjoy. Does a flag football game sound fun or would you rather grill and chill with your buddies? Whatever you decide to do just remember to have fun with it!

Fun February Events around Philly

February in Philly has a lot more to offer than just Valentine’s Day celebrations. Make room in your schedule and plan on going to some of these fun February events in the Philadelphia area! From theatre and history to the always popular Philadelphia Auto show, there’s plenty to do during the month of February!

Philadelphia Auto Show
Jan. 27 – Feb. 4
Get up close and personal with the newest vehicle models that dealerships will have around the region at the Philadelphia Auto Show! Check out the automotive industry’s latest creations, innovations and designs. You may even have a chance to test drive select models! For more information, click here.

Black History Month in Philly
February 2018
Taking place throughout the whole month of February, many major attractions around the city will be celebrating Black History Month with special programming. Stay up to date with all the Black History Month events taking place with this guide!

Broadway Philadelphia’s Waitress at Forrest Theatre
Feb 13-18, 2018
Quick! Get your tickets to this uplifting musical and don’t miss out on Waitress! This women and pie powered musical is a must see at The Forrest Theatre. Combining music by Sara Bareilles and screenwriting by Jessie Nelson, you don’t want to miss your chance to see this musical!

Valentine’s Day
February 14
From romantic dinners to swoon-worthy events, enjoy Valentine’s Day with your special someone in the city! If you’re struggling to find an idea for great activities check out Visit Philly’s guide to The 35 Most Romantic Attractions and Activities in Philadelphia!

President’s Day Weekend
Feb 17-19, 2018
Enjoy a weekend of special programming and events for President’s Day this year. There will be plenty to do to celebrate our nation’s past presidents, which will make for a very fun weekend!

East Passyunk Restaurant Week
Feb 26 – March 9, 2018
Foodies get ready! Easy Passyunk Restaurant Week is back February 26th to March 9th for its 5th year. Make your reservations now and get ready to chow down on some delicious food at more than 24 different restaurants in the East Passyunk area!

Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Birthday
Feb 22 & 24, 2018
The Reading Terminal Market turns 125 years old this year and they are gearing up to host a 19th century gala to celebrate. Enjoy Victorian period costumes, Victorian décor, and more on February 22nd, the Market’s official birthday. Also, make sure to keep your eyes and ears open about any further celebration. The market plans to have a year-long celebration, which will easily extend the fun throughout 2018!

Broadway Philadelphia’s Something Rotten! at the Academy of Music
Feb 27 – March 4, 2018
This comedy musical has 10 Tony® nominations and is a huge hit among audiences and critics alike. Set in the 1590s, this musical tells the story of two brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play in competition against the widely famous play-writer Shakespeare. After hearing that the future of plays involve singing, dancing, and acting, Nick and Nigel Bottom set out to make the world’s first ever musical. Don’t miss your chance to see this wonderfully fun musical and get your tickets now!

Fabulous February Events around Flourtown

February doesn’t have to be all about Valentine’s Day anymore! Mix up your daily routine and try something new this month! From catching a show at the theatre to watching and learning new international dance styles, you won’t want to miss out on any of these exciting activities in or around the Flourtown area.

The Revolutionists at Theatre Horizon
Feb 1-25, 2018
Set during the French Revolution, this play follows four women renegades with very different backgrounds as they try to navigate the Reign of Terror. This comedy is armed with sharp and rebellious wit while exploring how we go about changing the world. Make sure you don’t miss out on this play and get your tickets and more information here!

Philadelphia Auto Show
Jan. 27 – Feb. 4
Get up close and personal with the newest vehicle models that dealerships will have around the region at the Philadelphia Auto Show! Check out the automotive industry’s latest creations, innovations and designs. You may even have a chance to test drive select models! For more information, click here.

Winter Wellness Walks Saturdays
Every Saturday from Jan. 13 – March 31,2018
From 10:30am – 11:30am, enjoy a winter wellness walk every Saturday from January 13th to March 31st. Meet at Morris Arboretum at the Widener Visitor Center and be prepared to get your heart rate up with these brisk winter walks!

Wednesday Night Trivia
Feb. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
If you’re looking for a relaxed night of fun, try out Wednesday Night Trivia! Plan to go out with a group of friends or family and grab some food and drinks while answering trivia questions! The event takes place at Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, located at 8221 Germantown Avenue. You’ll definitely enjoy a night of good eats and trivia! Click here for more information!

International Folk Dancing
Feb. 9th, 16th, 23rd
Learn folk dances from all around the world with International Folk Dancing Fridays! From the Balkans to the British Isles, you can pick up these unique dances even if you don’t have a partner to dance with. The best part is that your first visit is free! Located at 8855 Germantown Avenue, you’ll be sure to have fun learning new dances from around the world!

Mardi Gras Dance Party
Feb 23, 2018
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Commodore Barry Club located at 6815 Emlen Street Philadelphia, PA. Enjoy dinner, dance lessons, and live music at this event while listening to Cajun music that will be sure to keep you dancing all night long! For more information, click here.

Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL
Feb. 24, 2018
If you’re looking to get your family outside, this is the perfect way to do it! Nature Play takes place at the Schuylkill Center where you and your family can enjoy unstructured nature play and a hike!

I Ought to Be in Pictures
Feb 27 – March 25, 2018
Make sure to get your tickets to I Ought to Be in Pictures playing at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA. This play follows Herb, a Hollywood screenwriter, who has to deal with the surprise of his teenage daughter reappearing. The New York Times review even noted how wonderful this play is saying, “When you don’t laugh until you cry, you cry until you laugh.” This show is one not to miss!

DIY Pebble Bathroom Mat or Teak Board

Are you looking to spruce up your bathroom but don’t know what to do? Well why not add a new bathroom mat or teak board to liven up the space? These two DIY projects are becoming extremely popular and add that spa like atmosphere to your bathroom. So here is what you’ll need for each project and how to build them.

Pebble Bathroom Mat
This bathroom mat is more of a craftier DIY than the teak board. All you need are a few materials and an hour or two to make your pebble bathroom mat. The best thing about this project is that you don’t have to use it in your bathroom! It could easily be a used as a front entrance mat too!

Materials;

  • Rubber Floor Mat
  • Garden Pebbles (also known as River Pebbles)
  • 5-minute Epoxy

Step 1: Pick the color of rocks you want to use. Do you want a modern feel? Go with black, white, and grays. Do you want a rustic feel? Go for browns and reds.
Step 2: Clean and dry the surface of each rock to ensure that they are clean and easy to work with.
Step 3: Spread 5-minute Epoxy on the rock and mix the hardener and resin together for about a minute.
Step 4: Place the rock on the rubber floor mat in the position you want it and hold it down for about 3-5 minutes.
Step 5: Repeat the first three steps until the whole mat is finished. Make sure to watch your placement of the rocks to make your mat more dynamic.
Step 6: Place your mat in the bathroom or at your front entrance once it has finished drying and enjoy!

Teak Board
Materials:

  • Wood
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Circular saw or hand saw
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Sander (if you don’t want to sand by hand)
  • Drill
  • Nails
  • Watco Teak Oil Finish
  • Paint brush or rag

Step 1: Cut the board into 30” pieces and pick a width you want them to be.
Step 2: From the remaining wood, cut three pieces of wood that are 1.75” wide and the length you want your teak board to be.
Step 3: Sand all the pieces of wood. This process will smooth the wood and ease the edges with your progressive sanding. Start 120-grit sandpaper and rough sand all the pieces. Then continue with 180-grit sandpaper and finish off with 220-grit sandpaper for a fine sand.
Step 4: Arrange all wooden slats to your liking. Make sure the bottom sides of the slats are facing up. Feel free add spacing between each slat. The spacing depends on what you want your teak board to look like. If you want spacing, the usual space is 3/8” apart, but feel free to experiment to get the look you desire.
Step 5: Once you’ve decided the spacing of your slats, grab your wood glue and dab glue on each slat one inch from the edge.
Step 6: Place the bottom support piece (the three pieces you cut 1.75” wide) over the glue and nail them down. Make sure to keep all the slats even during this process.
Step 7: Repeat for the other side and center support piece.
Step 8: Let the glue dry and then apply the finish you desire on the board and let it dry for at least 24 hours.
Step 9: Enjoy!

If you need any further instruction or help click here.

Tired of City Life? 5 Trails to Visit For a Change of Scenery

Living in the city can get pretty tiring from time to time. All the hustle and bustle can be a lot to handle. If you’re getting tired of city life there are easy ways to escape for a day or two. All you need to do is put on your hiking shoes and find a willing participant to join you on your endeavors. Here are five trails to visit to help you escape from city life by changing your scenery.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1972, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is America’s first urban refuge. The main purpose of the refuge is to preserve the Tinicum Marsh and promote environmental education. However, there are multiple trails to walk and bike on and because the refuge protects a variety of habitats you’re bound to see wildlife all around. This trail is perfect for those who don’t want to travel too far from their home but still want to experience wonderful wildlife.

Wissahickon Valley Park
With over 50 miles of trails for walkers and bikers alike, Wissahickon Valley Park is a perfect place to visit to escape from city life for a couple of hours. With four different trails you won’t be able to fit everything in in one day! So spread it across a couple of weekends and keep exploring all that Wissahickon Valley Park has to offer! Also, if you aren’t into hiking don’t worry; there are other activities you can do! Enjoy a picnic or go fishing or biking, you can even bird watch!

Ridley Creek State Park
Encompassing more than 2,606 acres, Ridley Creek State Park has a lot to offer individuals who are trying to escape from city life for a couple of hours. It offers a lot more than hiking as well. Fishing, camping, horseback riding, biking, picnicking, and wildlife watching are some of the activities that you can enjoy at Ridley Creek State Park. Visit before it gets too cold to enjoy and take in the beautiful fall foliage!

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Discover all that Valley Forge National Park has to offer by walking their trails. However, you can also explore Valley Forge by going on a tour of the encampment. They even have activities and ranger programs for children, which is perfect for a fun-filled family weekend! Or you can visit Valley Forge when they have one of the many events they host! Check out their events calendar to see what’s happening!

Fort Washington State Park
On the smaller side, Fort Washington State Park is only 493 acres, but don’t ignore this awesome getaway. Like Ridley Creek State Park, Fort Washington State Park has a lot of activities to offer their visitors and they take good care of the park. Don’t feel like hiking or fishing? Then go disc golfing on their 9-hole course or get a ball game going with a group of friends and play 9 innings on the ball field!

Bonus: Glen Onoko Falls
Most of the trails on this list were fairly close to Philadelphia. However, this amazing trail is located further out in Jim Thorpe in the foot hills of the Poconos, about a 2 hour drive from the city. Glen Onoko Falls is only about three miles long, but it’s a challenging hiking trail for experience outdoor enthusiasts. Be sure to wear hiking boots rather than sneakers to keep you from slipping. Even though the trail might be harder to hike, it’s totally worth it. There are multiple waterfalls that will take your breath away.

Fun Festivities Coming to Philly This October

Terror Behind the Walls
September 15 – November 4, 2017

Celebrate Halloween by visiting Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls. This abandoned prison is perfect for touring during the day, however, at night it transforms into a terrifying haunted attraction that is sure to scare you. For more information, click here.

The Glow in West Fairmount Park
October 6 – October 29, 2017

Enjoy a stroll through West Fairmont Park with over 5,000 hand-carved illuminated pumpkins each weekend till the end of the month. You’ll find a wind array of pumpkins with Philly icons, superheroes and princesses alike. For more information, click here.

Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens
October 7 – November 19, 2017

Longwood Garden’s annual Chrysanthemum Festival is open October 7th. Enjoy the color indoor grounds and take plenty of pictures of the Thousand Bloom Mum, which is the centerpiece of the show.

Philadelphia Film Festival
October 19 – October 29, 2017

The annual Philadelphia Film Festival is back! Enjoy a wonderfully crafted film line up, including multiple genres that range from feature-length films to animated movies, in venues around the city and be prepared for special guest appearances!

Harry Potter Festival
October 20 – October 21, 2017

Set to return October 20th, Chestnut Hill’s tremendously popular Harry Potter Festival will be back with popular events like potion making, a Quidditch Tournament, and much more!

Philly Free Streets Day
October 28, 2017

A big hit last year, Philly Free Streets Day is returning for it’s second year. Major roads will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the city letting pedestrians roam free. So get ready to explore Philly traffic free!

Best Ways to Celebrate Fall in Lehigh Valley

Enjoy the cooler weather and all that autumn has to offer in the Lehigh Valley area. From apple picking and hiking to festivals and wine tours, we have you covered when it comes to getting out and enjoying the season. Here’s what’s going on in Lehigh Valley this fall.

Festivals

Bethlehem Harvest Festival: The 12th annual Harvest Festival is free and it takes place on Main Street on Saturday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, homemade soup samples, live music, and plenty of food and crafts. The kids will love the Harvest Festival Family Fun area. Come on down to Main Street between Broad and Church Street in downtown Bethlehem, but don’t forget to purchase your tickets in advance.

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival at Country Junction: Admission is free to this annual Lehighton PA Festival, but you can purchase extras such as rides, hayrides and food. It’s open every day starting in late September and runs till October 29th. You can pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, purchase fall plants, corn stocks and hay bales or explore The Country Junction general store. The kids will love the Family Corn Maze or the Ghost Ship, and for older kids who look for a fright – check out Fright Nites at the Waldorf Hotel.

Wine Tours

Grape Picking/Stomping Party at the Vineyard at Blue Mountain: Put on your gloves and get stomping as you help harvest grapes for the award-winning wines at Blue Mountain. You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting, lunch and ice cream, followed by some grape stomping a la “I Love Lucy.” Tickets are free but slots fill up fast. Continental breakfast starts at 9 a.m., with picking until 11:00, followed by the lunch and ice cream social at 1 p.m. Upcoming dates include October 7 and 8.

Apple Picking

Grim’s Greenhouse: Located on Schantz Rd. in Breinigsville,  PA, Grim’s Greenhouse offers hay ride tours, a Play Corral, hay slide, tube slide, and a basketball, football and baseball throw. Walk through our orchard with your family as you pick your very own apples to bake up a delicious apple pie. Or scour the fields for the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. There are multiple attractions such as a corn maze, a sand pit and a bouncy ball track that will keep the kids busy. And don’t forget to hop on the hayride and get into the spirit of autumn.

Gogle Farms: Visit this locally owned and operated farm in Coplay, PA where you can pick your own pumpkins, apples and pears.

Hiking

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor: Spanning 165 miles, this pathway is ideal for walking, biking and hiking, as it has a relatively flat surface. It’s pet-friendly too. Check out landmarks like the George Taylor House and the National Canal Museum. There are a variety of different trail sections, including Black Diamond – White Haven which is completed and recently improved. Along the trail you’ll pass local ponds, bogs and towering trees as well as catching sight of plenty of wild life. Closer to Allentown, you can catch the Allentown –Bethlehem trail, which is about 3.9 miles long and provides a smooth biking and walking service. Find the right trail for you with this helpful map!

Wildlands Conservancy: Meander along these parks and trails that take you throughout Lehigh Valley. Check out the 77-acre Pool Wildlife Sanctuary and the Air Products Environmental Education Center. Hike the rugged trails, run in the open meadows, and stroll along the boardwalk along Little Lehigh Creek. Or you can join in on one of the many events and activities that are hosted by the Conservancy. They have bike & boat adventures, farm-to-table dinners, a Green Gala and guided hikes through Maple Tract and Thomas Darling preserves.

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5 Things to Experience this Spring in Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

home and gorden

Join the other 30,000 garden enthusiasts at the Home and Garden Festival on May 7th at Germantown Ave. Marvel at the various succulents, vegetables, and other vegetation, along with home decor, hand-made furniture, and other works of art. This is a great activity for the whole family with something for everyone, with over 150 vendors will be selling specialized products, amusement rides, and other activities, everyone’s sure to have a great time.

Visit the Clover Market

clover jawn

On April 9th the Clover Market comes to Chestnut Hill! Clover Market is an open air market featuring over 100 vendors of collectibles, antiques, vintage jewelry, and original art. It’s free to attend and runs all day from 10 am to 5pm, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity as they only hold about 5 markets per season.

The Third Annual Plein Air Painting Competition

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Come out to Germantown Ave on June 10th to experience the Plein Air Painting Competition. Nearly 50 artists will be participating and competing for cash prizes and a free booth at the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival. Along with meeting artists and seeing their work, there will also be activities for everyone to have fun like face-painting booths and live music.

Bike The Hill

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Bike the Hill takes place on April 17th and consists of two wonderful bicycle tours, the tickets only cost 10 dollars and offer a beautiful experience. The first tour will take participants through the back roads into the Forbidden Drive. The second is titled the Mid-Century Architecture Guided Bike Tour and is lead by a member of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Both tours last for an hour and a half and encourage all cyclers from the beginner level to advanced to come out and enjoy the experience.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Magic light in cherry tree park, gossamer processed. Wind shaking petals from flowers

At the Morris Arboretum the weekends of the 8th and 15th of April the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival will be held and offer a variety of activities. Anyone who attends will be given the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture and will surely be stunned by the beauty of the blossoms. From a relaxing walk through the garden focusing on the cherry blossoms, to an origami workshop, to a Japanese drumming crew that is sure to impress, everyone should be able to find something they’re interested in during this amazing festival.