Destination Delco is Delaware County's official Tourism Agency - and we’ve not only launched a new Visitors Guide for Spring & Summer, we’ve also launched a new multi-platform website!

Hundreds of Delco’s most exciting places to eat, sleep, play, and tour are just a click or a page-turn away.  As you can see in the photo above, we've also got a colorful new logo, and Executive Director, Steve Byrne, has also finalized the addition of JackRabbit, an intuitive hotel booking system that will appear on our website later this month.

If you’re from out of town and interested in reserving a room for a beautiful weekend in Delaware County, you can now book your hotel room, pick out a few restaurants, select a vineyard or an artisan brewery, plan which attractions to visit, and what historic sites to see.  You can also check out all the best events and festivals happening this month...without leaving DestinationDelco.com.

Those who live nearby, can easily plan an entire day or fun-filled afternoon of adventure...
  • Our monthly TOP 10 LIST highlights the coolest things to see and do each month, from horse shows to concerts, festivals, children's activities and more.
  • Look under THINGS TO DO...
    • To browse local Art Centers
    • Pick one of our beautiful FREE parks, and take the kids for a picnic
    • Search theaters and get tickets to the hottest new show in town
    • Search top music venues, vineyards, and breweries
    • Or plan a visit to one of our gorgeous gardens
  • You can also REQUEST that we send you one of our new Visitors Guides to keep handy all summer long!  In fact, why not page through it right now:
Click Here to Page Through our 2019 Spring-Summer Visitors Guide
This slightly amended version of Shakespeare's most famous quote, is hardly a question for the ages.  OF COURSE WE BEER!  

In fact on May 4th people from all over the region will be enthusiastically choosing to Beer at The 19th Annual Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival, at Iron Hill in Media.

The event is 1 to 5pm, so get tickets now for a fun afternoon of food, games, music, and unlimited craft beer samples from over 20 local breweries. The festival continues to grow into the premier showcase of handcrafted products from the region's craft breweries. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Media Youth Center (MYC), which offers a wide array of recreational and educational programs for youth in addition to partnership opportunities with the community. MYC provides a safe environment for youth to expand their minds, grow their bodies and have fun.

Be sure to sample tasty brews from 2SP Brewing Co. of Aston
MEET THE BREWERS!

•2SP Brewing Company
•Aston Abbey Brewing
•Band of Media Brewers
•Bog Turtle Brewery
•Conshohocken Brewing
•Dogfish Head
•Double Nickel Brewing
•Flying Fish Brewery
•Harvest Ridge Winery
•Iron Hill Brewery
Sterling Pig Brewery is one of Media's newer residents!
•Lancaster Brewing Company
•Levante Brewing
•Locust Lane Craft Brewery
•Manayunk Brewing Co.
•Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
•Pinocchio's Beer Garden ToGo
•Saint Benjamin Brewing
•Ship Bottom Brewery
•Sterling Pig Brewery
•Stolen Sun Brewing Company
•Stoudts Brewery
•Troegs Independent Brewery
•Tuned Up Brewing Company
•Twin Lakes Brewing Company
•Wissahickon Brewing, Co.

A valid ID is necessary for all general admission. 

Click here for Tickets!

LOCATION: Iron Hill Media
30 East State St., Media, PA 19063
(​610) 627-9000
Iron Hill Media Website
Saturday, May 18th join CBS 3 News Anchor Ukee Washington, The Phillie Phanatic, and thousands of sponsors, supporters, active & retired Military,  and Wounded Heroes for Pennsylvania's 12th Annual WALK FOR THE WOUNDED and WARRIORS 5K RUN.

This is your chance to BE A HERO TO A HERO! 

Each year this statewide Fundraiser, Festival and Tribute Event draws thousands to Rose Tree Park in Media, Delaware County by Operation First Response.  It has grown bigger every year and the funds raised enable Operation First Response (OFR) to give critical financial assistance to wounded veterans and their families.  In fact, over 11 years, this event has raised more than 2.6 million dollars...and helped more than 20,000 wounded veterans in serious need of aid to supplement their medical, transportation and general living expenses while dealing with life altering injuries incurred  in service to their country.

Hosting the event is Ukee Washington, News Anchor for CBS 3 TV.  He will be joined by hundreds of military veterans and everybody’s favorite mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, who hasn’t missed a single WALK since it began in 2007!


Families are encouraged to come and enjoy both live music as well as DJ music, plus great food, cool military vehicles, a climbing wall, and zip-lining across the park, as they anticipate the arrival of an active service Chinook Helicopter - landing right in Rose Tree Park!

  • The WALK begins at 10am (Everyone is invited!)
  • The WARRIORS 5K RUN begins at 9am

As in previous years, the day will boast a festival-like atmosphere, with live music by RESILIENT, (pictured below) a  band comprised of wounded veterans who met during intense physical rehabilitation at Walter Reed Hospital. This ‘band of brothers’ has developed a huge following, performing nationwide.  


Back by popular demand are DJ Partytime and Freddy’s, who will be making delicious sundaes, plus tasty food at family-friendly prices.

Register for the WARRIORS 5K (a professionally timed event) by visiting RunSignUp.  Search 'Warriors 5K' and then click ‘Sign Up.'  For questions call 215-237-8101. OFR encourages those participating in the WALK and RUN to sign up as many family members, friends and co-workers as possible, to make a financial pledge. Read more at Operation First Response

Ceremonies feature Military Guest Speaker, Major General John Gronski.
You will hear the moving story of Guest Speaker, Diana Angstadt, the widow of SMSgt Gregory Angstadt, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 49. He dedicated his life to serving his country and received numerous medals and commendations.  But upon his death, his own bravery would soon be matched by Diana, who faced unexpected and life-altering financial and insurance challenges.

LOCATION: Rose Tree Park
1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
Rose Tree Park Website
Kelly Music for Life is bringing the beat to the streets of Havertown as it presents the 6th Annual Haverford Spring Fest. 

It's free, fun, and perfect for a Sunday afternoon!  So head for Havertown on Sunday, May 5th, between noon and 7pm.
“Cinco de Mayo,” the massive street festival on Brookline Boulevard in Havertown attracts thousands who come to enjoy classic rock and roll and talented young bands that will keep the crowd festive all day.  Local artisans and crafters will display and sell their works. Sponsored by ACME Markets, the event is also a great family fun day with lots of activities including a giant inflatable Fun Zone, bungee rides, and face painting.  For adults there will be 3 Beer Gardens and all types of food by area restaurants.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

This is a fundraiser to help fund construction of the Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community which is scheduled to open in Havertown this Spring -- it is one more example of the burgeoning music and art movement sweeping through Delaware County.

In addition to some of the best national touring tribute bands, the Haverford Spring Fest will feature great homegrown talent including:

Classic Stones Live featuring the Glimmer Twins – Keith Call has all of the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger. His partner in crime Bernie Bollendorf, portrays rock and roll outlaw Keith Richards.

The Glimmer Twins (at the top) and Broken Arrow (the band below)
headline a great lineup of national and local acts.
Broken Arrow- The Music of Neil Young – Fronted by Joe Mass of Havertown, Broken Arrow has become the country's premier Neil Young tribute band touring the United States.   

Dave Patten and the First Cut – Patten, a Havertown native, teamed up early in his career with rapper Meek Mill. Their electrifying and unconventional collaborations launched them onto the region's radar. Dave tours nationally and has 65 million+ video views online.

Dave Patten performs at the Festival
Solemnis - This rock band is made up of local high school students who met at Richards Rock Academy in Aston. They were last year's winner of St. George's Battle of the Bands and have performed at the Trocadero Theatre, The Bitter End in Manhattan and the Wells Fargo Center.

The Haverford High School Jazz Ensemble - Michael Fein, Director – Haverford Township is recognized by the NAMM Foundation as among the best Communities for Music Education in the country.

Click here for more details, directions and other info 
This is an “all-ages” event featuring live music, art, food, beer gardens, and children's activities.

LOCATION: Brookline Boulevard
Havertown, PA 19083

Borrowed from the French fencing term, "en garde" is a warning to be alert, attentive and ready for action!  So get your tickets now for Hedgerow Theatre's swashbuckling, funny, and insightful performance of The Three Musketeers, opening May 1st and running through May 26th.

The novel, written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas, looks back to the mid-to-late 1620’s, and was the first of several sprawling stories he would create featuring fictionalized depictions of the real-life d’Artagnan and his companions, the heroic musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

But Matthew Tallman has refashioned the piece by focusing on the author's fondness for the story of a young person finding his way in a world larger and more complicated than expected.


"This adaptation, in part inspired by the swashbuckling films of the 1930’s and 40’s," he explains, "is also shaped by the recreation of filmic effects onstage.  To thrill audiences, Dumas could simply write a chase on horseback from Paris to Calais, and Hollywood could easily put it onscreen.  The way we present it onstage should also thrill, but there is an added element of ingenuity and theatricality that bonds us, theatre-makers and audiences, together."

He added that while it certainly provides adventure, romance, and excitement, there is still an underlying relate-able story of human experience:  
This performance of d'Artagnan's journey asks "How do I find my place? What is the best way to get where I want to go in life? What do I do when I’m confronted with people, ideas, events that change those things I thought I wanted?  How do I make my way on my adventure?"


LOCATION:  Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd, Rose Valley, PA, 19063
Click here for the Hedgerow Website and Tickets
This is a family show appropriate for people and children of all ages

Being in the heart of America's Garden Capital, we can safely say that our May flowers provide a scent-sational reason for families to get outside and play!

Do a little horsing around at the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair, 8am to 10pm, May 23rd through June 2nd.
This is one of the most famous equestrian shows in the East, and is both the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States!

There are exciting riding competitions and demonstrations every day, and every night the Country Fair midway becomes 'family central' for food, souvenirs, refreshments, art shows, cool exhibits and more!
  • Gates open daily at approximately 8 a.m. and close at approximately 10 p.m. each day.
  • The Country Fair area opens about 10 a.m. for many food booths, the Midway and Shopping.
  • Family Days are Thursday, May 23rd & Tuesday, May 28th, when there will be specials on Food, Souvenirs and the Midway.    The Devon Horse Show Website
LOCATION: Devon Horse Show Grounds
23 Dorset Road, Devon, PA  19333 
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May at Linvilla Orchards is a cornucopia of food, fruit, and fun!

Spring Food Truck Frenzy 
Saturday May 4, 2019 (Rain date Sunday May 5) 11am - 5pm
Don't miss this food-tastic event at Linvilla Orchards!  In addition to delicious treats from the trucks there will be live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, train rides and more!

Bring your fishing rod! 
Linvilla's Orchard Lake was constructed to provide irrigation water for some of their crops -- and to make fishing available! While Trout fishing is winding down, later this month the action switches to Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappies, Bluegill and Catfish!

Pick-Your-Own re-opens this month with Pick Your Own Strawberries - anticipated the last week or so in May.  Check here for actual dates when fruits and veggies can be picked

Take a Hayride through their scenic fields and orchards.   Plus there are barnyard animals to visit - Train and Pony Rides to take -- and face painting adds an artistic aspect to every visit!

LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063

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Let's face it, everyone's a little bit 'mad' about  Alice in Wonderland!

This unique production was written specifically for the Media Theatre and takes the stage every Sunday at Noon through May 26th.

A rollicking, humorous, and musical adventure, it is based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale where Alice follows the White Rabbit and falls….into a strange place where flowers sing and a wicked Queen of Hearts plays croquet in a very odd way.  Audience participation is encouraged - a perfect hour for families with children 4 and older.

LOCATION: Media Theatre
104 E. State Street, Media, PA
Media Theatre Website
Beginning May 11th, Tyler Arboretum asks visitors to look at nature in new ways in its latest outdoor summer sculpture exhibit, Gateways to Nature.

Walk through the Wind Tunnel...see historic buildings through the perspective of a kaleidoscope...get up close and personal with steel-crafted, larger-than-life animals that prowl the Pinetum...

Susan Benarcik created this piece:
'Conditioned to See'
As part of Tyler’s 75th anniversary year, and featuring the work of regional artists and makers, many of whom have exhibited works internationally, Gateways to Nature showcases Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum.

Using an exciting range of frames, vistas, portals, and thresholds through which to step, to look, or refocus attention on nature, Gateways to Nature offer alternative experiences of art in the natural environment. Working in a range of materials, from wood, metal, and masonry, 13 creative artists and makers have provided 'gateways to nature' that you have never experienced before.

This is the Grand Arch by Karen Delaney.  It is also featured in the top
photo illustration.  These 'gateways'  invite our imaginations to step through...
and see where they take us.
The artists are:

J.D. Scott, of Williamsburg, Virginia, maker of Wind Tunnel
John Parker, Philadelphia, PA, maker of Bengal Tiger, Imperial Elk, and Flora Duet
Karen Delaney, West Chester, PA, maker of Grand Arch
Lele Galer, of Kennett Square, PA, maker of Kaleidoscope, and Heart Lock Gateway
Lisa Fedon, of Chadds Ford, PA, maker of Safe Haven
Matthew Harris, of Perryville, MD, maker of At the Garden’s Door
Parris Bradley, of Villanova, PA, maker of Scrub-a-Dub-Dub
Roman Tybinko, of Philadelphia, PA, maker of Iconostasis
Roy Wilson and Ann Hopkins Wilson, of Plymouth Meeting, PA, makers of Prayer Wheels
Susan Benarcik, of Greater Philadelphia, maker of Conditioned to See
Vanny Channal, of Philadelphia, maker of Buck of Steel, Steel Mantis, and American Steel Eagle
Williamson College of the Trades, Media, PA, makers of Brick Gateway
  • For the duration of the exhibit, Tyler’s docent volunteers will lead tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 
  • For visitors who prefer to explore alone, self-guided signage and maps will be available. 
  • Pack a picnic and pick a favorite piece of sculpture to spend time with while exploring nature through one of these different gateways. 
  • The exhibit opens to visitors on May 11th and runs until September 2nd.
  • Select images and descriptions can be found on Tyler's Website
With 650 acres of meadows, wetlands, and unbroken forest, and over 17 miles of hiking trails, Tyler is open every day for exploration and discovery, and as one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, is an important community resource and cultural destination. 

LOCATION: Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-9134
Concert features a mostly French program that includes Gabriel Faure's Pavane and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings.  The event is free and will also feature Conductor Gary White and Philadelphia Orchestra French Horn soloist Jeffrey Lang.  Prepare to be swept away by the works of outstanding composers Gabriel Faure (picture above left)
and Edward Elgar (Pictured above on the right)

Orchestra Concordia will present the final concert of its season on May 10th at 8:00 p.m. at the Radnor Middle School. 

Under the direction of conductor Gary White, the program, which is free and open to the public, will feature Philadelphia Orchestra French horn soloist Jeffrey Lang in Morceau de Concert for Horn and Orchestra by Saint-Saëns.

The mostly French program will also include Fauré’s Pavane with guest choir Coro da capo under the direction of Marsha Core, L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 by Bizet, Orpheus in the Underworld Overture by Offenbach, Coronation March from “Le Prophète” by Meyerbeer, and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings.

Philadelphia Orchestra French horn soloist Jeffrey Lang and
Guest Choir Cor da capo under the direction of Marsha Core
Orchestra Concordia strives to make superb concert experiences accessible to all by offering free concerts like this one. Orchestra Concordia is a volunteer orchestra comprised of outstanding professional and amateur musicians from the Philadelphia area dedicated to producing orchestral music of the highest quality.

David Kim, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, and Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of the Wayne Art Center are members of Orchestra Concordia’s Artistic Advisory Board.  For more information, please visit Orchestra Concordia Website

LOCATION: Radnor Middle School
150 Louella Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
610-631-1676
Wheelchair accessible

AMERICAN BEAUTY: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest

The Brandywine River Museum of Art and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art came together in this exhibition to share their finest works from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest. 

Mr. Scaife was a long-time trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art - as well as a newspaper publisher, art collector, and philanthropist who left a major part of his extensive art collection to both museums following his death in 2014.  

The exhibit closes May 27th, so there are only a few weeks left to see this collection which includes 50 paintings. The pieces are not only stunning, but show the range of Mr. Scaife's collecting tastes.

He believed in the uplifting potential of art and its ability to help us better understand the world and the issues facing us.  Through his bequest, these works of art, once enjoyed privately in domestic settings, have become part of the public realm. As he wrote toward the end of his life: “Beautiful art—paintings, music, literature, whatever—can transform our moods, lighten our hearts, make us think or change our minds, inspire us to be creative or live better lives.”

LOCATION: The Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
The Brandywine River Museum of Art Current Exhibits

Frankly, there's never a bad day to celebrate good wine.  But for those who need a reason to relax with their favorite Cabernet, Moscato or Sauvignon Blanc, National Wine Day is May 25th.  The likely purpose of this annual holiday is to buy wine, appreciate wine and enjoy the history of wine. After all, this beverage has been a part of human civilization for at least 8,000 years.

That's right...an 8,000-year-old wine was found in the Caucasus region of Eurasia – in what is now the country of Georgia.

The best way to celebrate this tasty holiday?
We suggest a hands-on approach – by going to where the wine is made in the first place! Bring friends or make some new ones at Penns Woods.


Nestled in Delco’s Brandywine Country, this award-winning family-run winery offers visitors a truly memorable, relaxing and fun experience. Open year round, 7 days a week (except certain holidays) this vineyard hosts live music, food and wine pairings, and other exciting events throughout the spring, summer and fall months.

May Events:
LIVE MUSIC outside every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 
Plus All Month: Summer Sangria Days - Sangria by the glass all day, every day!
May 3rd: First Friday​
May 3rd: International Sauvignon Blanc Day - 15% off glasses and bottles of Sauvignon Blanc!
May 9th: Moscato Day - 15% off glasses and bottles of Moscato!
May 10th: Mother's Day Yoga
May 11th & 12th: Run the Vineyards - Mother's Day 5K
May 19th: Yoga in the Vineyard
May 23rd: International Chardonnay Day - ​15% off glasses and bottles of Chardonnay!

Join them for a fun filled Mother's Day Weekend with a race through the Vineyard...
May 11th 5K  @ 9:00 am ; Kid's Run @ 10:00am
May 12th 5K @ 9:00 am ; Kid's Run @ 10:00am
Race is limited to just 250 entries. All previous “Run the Vineyards” races have sold-out weeks in advance, don’t get shut out. Read more at:
Register Here for the Mother's Day 5K Run

Twilight at Penns Woods Winery...
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR VINO?
• Only the smell of an older wine is called "bouquet;" young wines have "aroma."
• More wine grapes are planted than any other crop in the world
• The states of California, Florida, and New York lead the U.S in wine consumption
• Wine has been produced in southwestern France since Roman times
• Ice wine (known as Eiswein), made by frozen grapes, was invented by the Germans

LOCATION:  Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Road, ​Chadds Ford, PA 19317
On Rt. 202 just 1/2 mile from the DE/ PA State Line
610.459.0808
Penns Woods Winery Website