Delco Community Festivals are big juicy celebrations of everything that makes life worth, great music, cool food, beer gardens, and of course fabulous artisans creating one-of-a-kind wares (I buy one for me, one for a Christmas for more for me... ;)

First on the Calendar is the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival, September 9th from Noon to 6pm
Each year this event grows and expands, celebrating arts and music in Lansdowne since 2003.

It is an outdoor, rain or shine event, that features live music, artists, performances, demonstrations, activities for the kids, food trucks and a beer garden.  

There are many vendors showcasing everything from jewelry to fashion, fine art to crafty scrapbook and note card beauties!  Pictured below is the work of just 4 of the artists you'll meet this year.  Check the entire list at the website below.

See the Philly Blues Kings, Noon to 2pm
Judy Sings the Blues, 2 to 4pm
The Blue Plate Specials, 4 to 6pm

Pen and ink paintings by Laura & James Kranefeld
Doll creations by Karen Heenan
Parking in Lansdowne is free on Sundays. Look for any parking meter on any of the side streets. Or park for free at the municipal lot on N. Highland Avenue near Baltimore Ave. (behind the Dunkin’ Donuts) or in the two SEPTA train station lots only one block from the Festival.

Public Transit -- Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue festival is very close to SEPTA bus stops for buses 109, 113 and 115. It's also just one block away from the SEPTA Lansdowne train station (Media/Elwyn line).

Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue is a project of Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation
32 E Baltimore Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Lansdowne Arts of the Avenue Website

Community Arts Center 8th Annual "Taste of" Event, Thursday, Sept 10th, 6:30 to 9:30pm
Held in the beautiful Duke Gallery at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, you'll need tickets to attend this gala Culinary Arts Fest that benefits the 16th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival (described in the next story) and non-profit CAC.  Guests will enjoy an open bar, live New Orleans style jazz by Jonathan Dichter and Friends, plus  delicious food samples from all the best restaurants.

At the end of the night, guests can vote on their favorite foods and help one lucky winner take home the title of Best of the Fest!
Tickets ($75.00 each).

And Proceeds Benefit...
The 16th annual CAC Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept 22nd

The beautiful college town of Swarthmore throws down the red carpet for arts and crafts lovers starting at 10 am and going until 5 pm. 

Now in its 16th year, the event's reputation is stellar due to a rigorous jury process.

It’s a great day of FREE family fun with live musical entertainment, fine food, and children’s activities.

Located on Park Avenue, festival-goers will delight in the open, friendly atmosphere, and the opportunity to meet and speak with artists.

It's also a good chance to visit Swarthmore’s restaurants and shops.

Proceeds support all the programs at the Community Arts Center including free exhibitions, concerts, and its extensive community outreach program ART TO GO which provides extraordinary arts experiences throughout the Delaware Valley. This is a rain or shine event.

Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Website

And finally, on September 16th, head to the Main Line for one of the Wayne Business Association's biggest events:

This popular day is a fun mash-up of family activities, street performances, dancers, face painting, and carnival rides! There will be moon bounces, rockwalls, great festival food, live music,  and a 
Top Dog Contest with Branxton's Animal Works.

Always on the third Sunday of September, the Radnor Fall Festival it encompasses the streets of North Wayne Avenue and West Avenue. Between Lancaster Avenue and the Wayne train station local merchants, service providers and restaurants are all on hand to share with the community.

N. Wayne Ave & West Ave between Lancaster Ave and the Wayne Train Station. \
Click here for map and directions
Free Admission
Radnor Fall Festival Website