Like the feathered fisherman above, our Tourism Bureau is fishing for great photos of Delco's beautiful and interesting places. SEND US YOUR BEST PICTURES (including selfies and family pics!) and we may use them on Facebook, on our Website or even in some of our 2017/18 Marketing campaigns!

Local Artist George Rothacker at Villanova's Art Gallery
Now through September 21st Destination Delco is looking for Sensational Summer Pictures from all over the County. 
We'll be using them like personal greeting cards in the marketing campaigns we do to inspire visitors to spend their precious vacation days 'in our house.'

Being a "Resident Photographer" for our Tourism Bureau is easy:
  • Send us your best and most interesting Summer-In-Delco pictures
  • You or members of your family can be in some of the photos...include everyone's first name in the description of those photos so we can mention them in the caption
  • Take Hi Res photos whenever possible in the event we can use them in our print advertising
  • This twilight shot of a cruise ship was taken by Thomas Brown
    from Marcus Hook's Market Square Memorial Park...
  • Use the Upload Form at the end of this story to upload your photos
Take pictures of hiking, biking, or a concert you attended. 
 Take 'tasty' shots of Delco's best edibles...from scarfing down a hot dog at Augies food truck in front of the Courthouse, to an entree at your favorite restaurant...or your child's face, lathered in ice cream under an umbrella at Brewster's!

The cutest strawberry lover in the County at Linvilla Orchards outside of Media.
Our Executive Director Tore Fiore, explains it best:
"We want to show visitors all of our moods, flavors and experiences -- and your pictures will show them the warm welcome they'll get and all fun times they'll have here. So let's show people our crazy, classy, gorgeous, global, and unexpected sides!"

Join our tourism team! Download Photos and Info Form Here
Call us at 610-565-3679 for more info.

Wednesday afternoon, August 2nd at Hooters Restaurant in Glen Mills...
Jaws are clenched...sweat's beading on their foreheads...teeth are grinding...eyes are locked...and there's $1,000 on the line...Don't miss a minute of the action because there's also a drawing for two $500 door prizes for those attending the event! 



It's not about how many wings get eaten...its about how many 'wings' get beaten in WIP's Throw-Down Arm Wrestling Battle to Crown The Strongest Man! 

We admit, it's a weird variation of WIP's infamous WINGBOWL... but Delco (and WIP) do a lot of offbeat things ;) 

So Destination Delco was excited to join the fun, doing drawings for two $500 door prizes plus several Delco Gifts Bags brimming with cool stuff like beach towels, mugs, t-shirts and more!

Of course 94WIP and Sportsradio WIP will be there!


This is how 'Hooters Makes You Happy'...and we're all in!
Carlin & Reese will host the event -- and Hooters waitresses, (Delco's riff on the wingettes), are friendly and able to fulfill any food request from the tasty Hooters menu.

The contest featured a grueling series of 8 elimination bouts with the winners moving on to the final championship battle.

Turn a ho-hum Wednesday afternoon into a feast of 'wings' (both kinds!) -- so grab friends and head for Hooters! HOURS: 2-6pm


CLICK TO RSVP FOR THE EVENT

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1122 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
(610) 459-9494
Click to see YES perform Roundabout
Don't Miss WMGK's Yestival: Featuring Yes, Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy on Tuesday, August 8th - One Show Only!

There's no getting roundabout it, this is one of the summer's hottest tickets, and they'll be performing all your faves from albums past...

Click to Listen to Roundabout by Yes
Plus Upper Darby's own Todd Rundgren will perform  -  Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy show honors the magic of Keith Emerson - and Greg Lake will open the show.

Inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in 2017, YES will treat fans to a set list of greatest hits from all of the band’s nine studio albums up to 1980 including classic hits and faves like “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. .

Listen to a YouTube performance of "Bang The Drum All Day"
Delco's Todd Rundgren has made a lasting impact on popular music as a power-pop and rock & roll singer/songwriter, video pioneer, and producer.

If you happen to be reading this at work, check out his YouTube performance of "Bang The Drum All Day" under the White Knight Album photo on the left.

I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day
I don't want to play
I just want to bang on the drum all day...

Carl Palmer is one of Rock & Roll's greatest drummers, thrilling listeners and audiences for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, and Lake & Palmer. 

Showtime: 7:00 PM
Tickets are $35 to $275
Click here for Tickets

And on Sunday, August 27th the Tower  Features:
Soul Singer Tamar Braxton, Raheem DeVaughn, and La'Porsha Renae 


Tamar Estine Braxton-Herbert got her first break in music as a founding member of the American R&B singing group The Braxtons, that she formed with her sisters.In 2000, Braxton began her solo career, after signing with DreamWorks Records. The hip hop/soul artist is also known for her popular reality TV shows.

La'Porsha Renae Jennings hails from McComb, Mississippi and first caught the spotlight in 2015 when she auditioned for the fifteenth and final season of American Idol. She finished as runner-up on the show, turning her stint on the show into an ever-growing music career.

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Desiree Espositio
Raheem DeVaughn is a singer/songwriter with albums like 'The Love Experience' with singles "Guess Who Loves You More" and "You." His second album 'Love Behind the Melody' featured "Woman," and "Customer," and in  2015 he released his fifth album, 'Love Sex Passion.'
One show only: 8:00 PM

LOCATION: AT THE CROSSROADS
69th and Ludlow Streets
Upper Darby, PA 19082
610-352-2887




Bring tissues and get ready to laugh at "Moon Over Buffalo," on stage now through August 13th at People's Light Theatre.

Unlike my relationships, the unremitting discord and bickering between the male and female lead characters in this show, results in a hilarious wrestling match that yields non-stop fun and laughter!

Moon Over Buffalo is a comic play by Ken Ludwig that takes place in Buffalo, New York, in the year 1953. Fans of situation comedy will love this tasty little blend of sexual innuendo and slapstick as two fading stage actors (married!) try to score one last shot at stardom -- if they can just keep their act, and relationship, together!

THE STORY: On the brink of divorce while touring Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in repertory, George and Charlotte Hay learn that Frank Capra is coming to their matinee. Everything that can go wrong - does - in this side-splitting farce directed by Pete Pryor.

Runs: July 19 – August 13, 2017
At the Leonard C. Haas Stage

Click for Tickets to Moon Over Buffalo

Click for People's Light Moon Over Buffalo Webpage

LOCATION:  ON THE MAIN LINE
People's Light Theatre
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
610-644-3500


The Visual and Performing Arts are alive and flourishing in Delaware County! Take a guided tour of all our museums, concert venues, galleries, and theater with just one click!

The Tourism Bureau’s NEW online Guide to the Arts in Delaware County whisks you from the Brandywine River Museum of Art (pictured above) to iconic concert halls, art galleries, and award-wining theaters with listings of both current and upcoming shows. Plus Dance academies, Symphony Orchestra's and more.

Here are just 4 places you'll want to read more about...




International Ballet Classique along with International Ballet Theater, conducts professional level ballet performances, ballet festivals, lecture-demonstrations, and services community programs which all endeavor to make ballet and dance available to a wide and diverse public. . .



Midnight Sun Concerts promoted its first concert at the Tower Theater on June 24th, 1972 – it featured Dave Mason and Buzzy Linhart – and was a whopping sell out. Reviewer Jonathan Takiff in the Philadelphia Daily News announced in the next day's paper that "Philly Finally has its Fillmore," making reference to New York's famed Fillmore East. . .


The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) was established in 1971 and has been the "Symphony In Residence" at Neumann University since 1986. The symphony is dedicated to providing outstanding musical experiences for residents of the Delaware County area. It performs four full symphonic concerts featuring outstanding soloists and four intimate chamber concerts each year. . .




Hedgerow Theatre is an ensemble theatre housed in a historic grist mill, nestled in a secluded grove just minutes from the bustling county-seat town of Media. Vibrant with its own unique character, it seeks to connect and enrich the lives of the company, its patrons and the community through performances and theatre education of the highest quality.  Founded in 1923 in Rose Valley Pa, Hedgerow has its roots in the artisan/craftsman movement at the turn of the last century. . .

Click here for The Delco Arts Guide

Pictured: At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance” by  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec




These beautiful young dancers from Media’s Academy of International Ballet are helping us issue a ‘picture perfect’ invitation to The Philadelphia Museum of Art's FINAL Guided Walking Tour on Wednesday, August 9th.

The exhibit is part of The Museum's summer and fall INSIDE OUT program, and the final hour-long Walking Tour starts at 5pm at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library at Front & Jackson Streets.


For several years PMA has been bringing fine art to communities throughout the region by showcasing exhibit-quality, large-scale replicas of masterpieces by Paul Cezanne, Winslow Homer,  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Delco’s own Andrew Wyeth, among others. 

The tour is free, and the browsing encompasses some of the most famous artworks in the world - scattered amid the unique shops, businesses and restaurants of our county-seat town of Media.

Click here for a map of locations and the artworks being displayed.

We, at the Tourism Bureau thank Academy of International Ballet Artistic Director, Denis Gronostayskiy and a group of his talented dancers for the creative photos that "point out" the beauty of using both our sidewalks and stages as canvases for presenting the arts in Delco.

Linvilla's Annual Peach Festival is Saturday, August 12th --  and nothing says summer like biting into a warm, sweet, sun-ripened peach! Buy them or p-p-p-pick your own peck of peaches at the peak of perfection... :)

For pickers of peaches & other farm fresh goodies, Linvilla's fields and orchards open at 8:00 am. Make it a family affair and bring the little ones, the big ones and any other ones you can fit in your car for a memorable summer day of music, fun, good food and games.


Makin’ Music leads the day's activities with original shows that are loved by parents and children alike. They bring music, games, prizes, crafts, costume characters, and Saturday's theme is Campfire Jamboree with a Bean Bag Toss, a Balloon Relay, an Egg Toss and a Donut Game that uses Linvilla's Own Apple Cider Donuts!

...and on August 26th lovers of tomatoes will find them ruby red and ripe! 

This red-letter day is dedicated to all things salsa, soupy, stewed and sauced. There will be live music and the kids will meet their many costumed characters - including Tomato Dog!

The Trinidad Steel Band will perform at noon and 2pm, and you can meet with Farmer Norm Schultz at 10am to talk all things Tomato-ey...from growing tips to info on different varieties. (You'll even get to taste a few!)  Gardens open for picking at 8am.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
137 W Knowlton Rd,
Media, PA 19063
(610) 876-7116
Linvilla Orchards Website

Since April Delaware County has been looking back to the year 1917 – America’s Entry into World War I.  
There have been moving proclamations by County Council -- a massive county-wide planting of Flanders Red Poppies -- heartfelt ceremonies at our WW1 grave sites and memorials --  special film screenings, and fascinating lectures.*

...all remind us of the huge sacrifice made by every soldier, every soldier's family and every soldier's community in times of war.  In Delco, 133 lives, mostly women, were lost at Eddystone Munitions Plant - one of the nation's highest producing ammunition factories during WW1.

* The Radnor WW1 Memorial pictured above, is one of many tour sites planned as part of Delco's huge WW1 Centennial Celebration Weekend, September 22nd-24th.  Visit WWOneDelco.com for more weekend details and info on Delco's contribution to WW1.







The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum not only features a major WW1 exhibit, it is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the legacy and dignity of all America's veterans.
This place tells the stories of America's conflicts through the eyes of those who served - many of them, untold stories of our history.  As Americans, we help preserve those stories and memories every time a man, woman or child goes through its doors and hears those stories.

It is good to remember how brave we can be when freedom is at stake...
Bring the family and check out the Museum's vast collection of memorabilia, artifacts and displays.
Interactive kiosks give first-hand accounts of war experiences of veterans from World War I through the Korean War.  An exciting new Vietnam Exhibit is coming, but here some of the special exhibits currently on display:

U.S. Navy and Marines – Learn about kamikaze attacks and island warfare in the Pacific.

D-Day Highlights – A life size diorama of D-Day dramatizes the Invasion of Normandy and includes a tribute to the Band of Brothers.
The museum will soon unveil a new Vietnam War Exhibit
that will include a wall-mounted touch screen containing moving 
and insightful interviews by local Vietnam Veterans.
An additional touchscreen will explain the
nature and complexity of this conflict.

Korean War Exhibit – See a life size soldier in action along with a display of veterans' personal memorabilia.

Women in War – Explore how women and children helped during wartime.

Paratroopers Kiosk – Thrilling first-hand accounts of jumping into combat. People of all ages are invited to try on a parachute backpack.

U.S. Army Air Corps – This interactive kiosk features the famous Tuskegee Airmen.

ADMISSION IS FREE
VISITING HOURS: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5pm
Open for special hours on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
At the Media Armory
12 East State Street, Media, PA 19063
610.566.0788

Located on the Swarthmore College Campus, it's not surprising that Scott Arboretum offers 'classes' of its own.  Sign up now for their August 17th FREE Lecture on the best plants to grow in your fall garden!

While Swarthmore College has been ranked the best liberal arts college in the United States 6 times - and counts 5 Nobel Prize winners among its alumni, Scott Arboretum is the floral gem in their collegiate crown.

Celebrated for its horticultural excellence and display, the Arboretum's expert staff offer a series of FREE Classes and Lectures to share gardening tips and regional botanical information with tourists and locals alike.
The staff at Scott Arboretum knows how to 'dazzle' in the fall...
and they can't wait to share their tips with you!

THIS FREE FALL GARDEN LECTURE will help turn your green thumb shades of red, gold and dazzling!
Curator, Mary Tipping will elaborate on the Arboretum's favorite plants and why you’ll want to add them to your garden.

You'll also get a sneak peek at many of the great plants that will be available to purchase at Scott's Fall Sale, September 16 & 17.

Don't miss this chance to learn from those who care for one of the region’s most intimate, authentic, and accessible horticultural experiences.

The Outdoor Amphitheater (pictured left) hosts Swarthmore College's commencement ceremonies and consists of 8 tiers, grassed and edged in stone.

The Arboretum is open to the public daily, at no charge.  You'll likely meet students, tourists, and local residents who come to study, photograph and linger in this special place.

Event Details:
Fall Garden Lecture
Thursday, August 17
10 am to Noon
At the Wister Center, on campus
More of a looker than a learner? Take their Evening Highlight Tour on Wednesday, August 30th from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Explore their plant collections with staff tour guides!  The Tour departs from the Scott Arboretum Offices. For more info call 610-328-8025 or visit their website: Scott Arboretum

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, 19081 PA
610-328-8023
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Like the Sirens of Greek Mythology, in these dog days of summer,* nothing is more tempting than our Roadside 'Sirens'...those abundantly green temptresses stacked with produce from local farms, luring us in with ripe, juicy fruit and trophy-worthy veggies...

Delco may be one of the PA's most populated counties by square foot -- but we've got soil to die for and lots of 'sirens' singing like a choir! 

We've compiled a pretty good list of Delco's produce stands and garden markets, and you can find them in Destination Delco's Farm-To-Table Guide.


We confess, we're a little 'corny' about our produce... and you will be, too!

Load the family in the car and get a little less pre-packaged...with so many local produce options, there's no need to plow a field, churn your own butter or butcher your own meat. Bring the bounty of our local farms to your dinner table this month.  Several places even offer the option of actually picking your own right off the bush or out the tree :)

You can also check out Delco's Farm-to-Table dining options by visiting our Restaurant Guide. Then click on the Farm-to-Table tab at the top of the page.

*PAWS to consider how these steamy summer days got their canine name:
“The dog days of summer” are considered to be the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere.

Early Europeans mapped out the sky's stars (now called constellations) seeing images of a bear, twins, a bull and others -- including dogs, (Canis Major and Canis Minor).

The brightest of the stars in Canis Major is Sirius which also happens to be the brightest star in the night sky between July and early September! 

Six Shows Over 4 Days - July 28th & 29th, August 4th & 5th
Don't miss the Philadelphia regional premiere of the lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.

Move over "Les Miz." The new epic musical is here! -- And it's on the Main Stage at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.

As the curtain rises, the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in  Fifteenth Century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
Two and a half hours - recommended for ages 12 and up. This production is darker than the Disney movie and not for younger children. Tickets $13-$17  --  Members Save $1

Purchase Tickets Here  July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30pm   ---   July 29 and August 5 at 1:30pm

Treat the kids to a fabulous theater event! Choose from 3 exciting Children's Shows!
Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr.
July 12 - July 14 --  Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Shrek, The Musical, Jr.
July 19 - July 21 -- Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and hit Broadway musical and featuring dozens of fairy tale characters

How I Became Pirate
July 26 - July 28 -- Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew!

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center has been delighting audiences with affordable live theater for nearly 40 years.

Each summer, UDPAC invites local students and young theater professionals to participate in Summer Stage, performing seven professional-quality shows in six weeks.

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS

601 N Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 622-1189
UDPAC Website