Pull out your best threads, toss back a moo juice, bring a little bread to support the Arts, and get ready to have a blast!

Woodstock was all about rebellion, music, love, peace, and good times...60's style! From Hendrix to Joplin, Grateful Dead to The Who, music swept across the open fields of a New York farm for 3 days as 400,000 hippies swept in a new era of ideas, music, art and culture.
Above is one of 3 art prints by local artist, George
Rothacker that will be among the Silent Auction items
at this event. See More Art by George Rothacker

On April 27th The Community Arts Center in Wallingford hopes you'll come and express yourself at their Annual Fundraiser: A Night of PEACE, LOVE, and MUSIC Artfully Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.  Woodstock’s greatest hits will be played live by Three Day Utopia!

  • Hours: 7pm to 11pm  – VIP Reception 6pm to 7pm
  • Enjoy a hip dinner and a groovy open bar...be sure to try the HIPPIE JUICE ;)
  • There will be a silent auction of art, apparel, experiences and more!
  • Enter a raffle to win one of 3 TRIPS FOR TWO:  A Live Music Event, a Regular Season Sports Game or PGA Tournament, or an America's Cup Yacht Experience, only 100 are available at $100 each. 
  • Tickets available online or by phone at 610--566-1713
THREE TICKET LEVELS:
VIP Love-In $125 -- includes VIP Reception @6pm featuring live music by a sitar + tabla duo, drinks and hors d'oeuvres, hand crafted gift and a Meet & Greet with the father of American tie-dye – Don Price!
Beautiful People (general admission) $75
Flower Child (under 35) $50
Proceeds from this event support the programs of the Community Arts Center including classes and exhibitions on site as well as off site programming designed to increase access to the arts throughout Delaware County.

To set the mood, here's a little lingo from the 60s...for those of a certain age, these ought to bring back some neat-o memories  ;)
Hang loose - take it easy
Skirts were girls, Cats were guys, and the fuzz were police
Finks were tattletales
To be square was uncool
Stuck up wasn't a mugging, it was being conceited
A toke was to actually inhale a marijuana cigarette
Far out was awesome
Four on the floor wasn't Twister...it was a floor mounted transmission in a car
Moo Juice was milk
Bread was money
If it was 'a gas' - you had fun!

So get your tickets, bring your wallet, and help spread 
creativity and access to arts throughout the County!





Delaware County lies at the heart of “America’s Garden Capital:  36 Gardens within 30 miles!”  From your home or hotel room in Delco, almost half the gardens are less than 25 minutes away.  And now that spring has arrived, its the perfect time to visit a garden.

Get a free America’s Garden Capital Passport which describes all of the gardens, by stopping in our Welcome Center at Rose Tree Park.

If you have little 'bunnies' like those pictured above, here are a few outdoor parks that are hosting public EASTER EGG HUNTS:

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation -  April 20th at 11am.
Children 12 and under are welcome to search the farm's fields for eggs with treats and surprises in them. Three hunts, divided by age group, will begin at 11am  (1-4 years), 11:15 (5-8 years) and 11:30 (9-12 years). See a puppet show by Segal Puppet Theatre Company following the hunts. Pre-registration suggested to guarantee your child's spot – THEY SOLD OUT LAST YEAR! Buy yours online in 11:59pm on April 19th.  Colonial PA Plantation Website 3900 N Sandy Flash Dr, Newtown Square, PA 19073
Sweets are always more fun when you have to hunt for them!

Great Media Easter Egg Hunt at Glen Providence Park  - Saturday, April 13th - 11am to 1:30pm
An annual event that promised lots of fun! After the hunt, join the Easter Bunny for a special luncheon. Food, fun and games for all. Glen Providence Park, 550 W. State St., Media, PA 19063

Radnor Township residents can attend Radnor Township's Spring Eggstravaganza at Villanova  University's Stadium - Sunday, April 7th - Noon to 2pm
There will be crafts, bounce houses, prizes, face painting, egg hunts by age group and a visit from the Easter Bunny. New this year: adult prize drop game! Egg hunts begin at 12:30 PM. Villanova University Football Stadium, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA.

Thornbury Township Egg Hunt & Decorating Contest -Saturday, April 13th - 11am
Thornbury Park's Annual Easter Egg Hunt is always a hit! BE SURE TO BRING A HOME MADE DECORATED EGG for a chance to the win the 'Best Decorated' contest. Light refreshments will be served.  Located at Cheyney and Glen Mills Roads.


This month, Linvilla Orchards is all about The Bunny... the furry, big-eared Rabbit who brings candy to kids, has his own Easter Bunny House and invites you to bring a camera so you can capture the moment for posterity. It's no wonder the kids are starry eyed! 

From cute baby animals to hayrides, train rides and homemade Easter treats -- there's something for every family member to love. So hop on over to Bunnyland and let your inner kid go Easter crazy.

Take a Hayride to Bunnyland - April 6, 7, 13-20  Admission is $9, rides are 11am to 4pm

Homemade Treats  The Farm Market has homemade Caramel and Candy Apples, traditional chocolates, old-fashioned candy and delectable truffles - you will most certainly be able to find something that satisfies your sweet tooth!

Meet Baby Animals!  Each Spring Linvilla brings an incubator inside the Market so everyone can see new lives being hatched! Chicks and Ducklings crack out of their shells and take their first steps right before your eyes.  There may also be 2 new calves to meet!

LOCATION: Linvilla Orchards
610-876-7116
137 West Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
If it’s April, then it’s time for two huge food-lovers events – Restaurant Week in Media and International Restaurant Days spanning Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Darby, Lansdowne, East Lansdowne and Yeadon.

What’s not to love about great food at special 'try me’ prices? And if ever there was a time to explore our global food scene, this is it.  Start in Media, then take your taste-buds on the road to our Philly border towns!



MEDIA'S RESTAURANT WEEK COMES FIRST  - APRIL 7th – 12th
Dinner Specials for $25, $35 or $45 with other great discounts available. Check with your restaurant of choice for their special offers.

Participating Restaurants

  • 320 Market Café
  • Ariano
  • Azie Restaurant
  • Diego's Cantina & Tequila
  • Dos Gringos
  • Fellini Café
  • House
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • La Belle Epoque
  • Lariele Wood Fired Square Pizza
  • Lotus Farm to Table
  • Margaret Kuo's Media
  • Pairings Cigar Bar
  • Quotations
  • Shere-E-Punjab
  • Spasso Italian Grill
  • Stephen's On State
  • Sterling Pig
  • Tap 24
Click for addresses, restaurant listings, menus and reservations

THEN 36 RESTAURANTS INVITE YOU TO TRAVEL THE WORLD APRIL 19th-28th

There are no more varied, vibrant, colorful and tasty neighborhoods than Lansdowne, East Lansdowne, Yeadon, Upper Darby, and Drexel Hill. With a history proudly forged in blue collar industries, there is a growing global vibe underway in their shopping, arts and restaurant scenes.

Looks delish! Enjoy it at Shere-E-Punjab
Get 10% Off Regular Menu Prices:
2312 Garrett Bar - Lansdowne
Africans/Jamaicans Kitchen -Yeadon
AviAnna - Lansdowne
BBQ Chicken - Upper Darby
Brothers Pizza - Drexel Hill
Carib Grill - Upper Darby
Casey’s Restaurant - Drexel Hill
Crawley’s Irish Pub  - Upper Darby
Carlette’s Hideaway - Yeadon
Coconut Breeze - Yeadon
Crystal’s Comfort Food - Lansdowne
Delaney’s Soul Food - Yeadon
Drexel Hill Pizza & Grill - Drexel Hill
Empire Diner - Lansdowne
Five Points Coffee Shop - Upper Darby
Halal Kabab & Curry - Upper Darby
I Got The Juice Cafe - Lansdowne
Jamaican Wings - Upper Darby
Kia’s Cakes - Lansdowne
Sabor Latino - Upper Darby
Shere - E - Punjab - Drexel Hill
Tropical Spices Café - Upper Darby
Mr. Wings - E Lansdowne
The Icery - Lansdowne
Asian Family No. 1 - Upper Darby
Thai Aroy Dee - Drexel Hill
Fanta International - Upper Darby
Visions Restaurant - Yeadon
Wok My Way - Drexel Hill

For Fixed Price Multi-course Meals, check out these Restaurants!
El Cuscatleco - Upper Darby
Tienda y Taquria El Pueblito - Upper Darby
El Sazon De Dona Eva  - Upper Darby       
Inka Wall - Upper Darby
Kings & Queens Liberian - Upper Darby
La Guera Mexican Grill - Upper Darby         
The Painted Teacup - Upper Darby (not offered Saturday nights)

For a brochure listing all International Restaurant Day locations and addresses call 610-259-7016.
Pictured above: Academy of International Ballet Dancer Esmiana Jani, Jennifer Nicole Campbell on Piano, DCS Chamber Music Director
Robert Whalen, and Special Guest Soprano Katherine Skovira
The Delaware County Symphony presents a rare and exciting Chamber Ballet on Sunday, April 7th at 3pm.  The program includes three featured performances: 

Carnival of the Animals...
A humorous musical suite by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The work was written for private performance by an impromptu ensemble of two pianos and other instruments. This performance features Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Arnold Ostroff on piano -- with the Academy of International Ballet -- accompanied by the DCS Chamber Ensemble.

Through A Glass, Darkly 
DCS Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Nicole Campbell premieres a new work, Through A Glass, Darkly, for solo piano and the dancers of the Academy of International Ballet. The title phrase, to look through a glass darkly is to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality. The expression comes from the writings of the Apostle Paul where he explains that we do not now see clearly, but at the end of time, we will do so.

The Wind 
Performed by Soprano, Katherine Skoriva and Robert Whalen on piano and percussion.
Robert Whalen's setting of The Wind, a wildly inventive poem by 14th Century Welsh poet Dafydd Ap Gwilym, sets the tone for the untamed expanse of nature through which so many creatures of "Carnival" careen.
Tickets $15, $12 for seniors. For more information call 610-879-7059
Delaware County Symphony

LOCATION: At the Meagher Theater
Neumann University, Aston, PA 19014

Opening April 17th, The Media Theatre breathes new life into 1977’s smash hit movie, Saturday Night Fever with ‘The Musical’ version that salutes the iconic Bee Gees hits that gave the film one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time! 

This musical adaptation of the ’70s classic film is the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing. The show features hits like “Stayin’ Alive”, “Boogie Shoes”, “Disco Inferno”, ‘Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin'”, “Nights On Broadway”, “If I Can’t Have You”, “More Than A Woman”, “You Should Be Dancing” and more.

But first, the Theatre invites you to join them for the 12th Annual Media Film Festival:  Thursday, April 4th through Saturday, April 6th.
They will show 52 Short Films over 3 days...with flicks by both masters and first time filmmakers. There will be comedies, dramas, animation films, documentaries and student films. Yes, horror fans, the Friday Late Night Horror Fest will not disappoint!  Plus there will be several local films including "The Mayor of Graterford," a look at how one man dealt with life on death row. Evening showings start at 7pm, Thursday through Saturday, with extended Matinee hours on Saturday, as well. For more information, click here to visit their website.

LOCATION: Media Theatre                      
104 E. State St., Media, 19063                       
Media Theatre Website
610) 891-0100
Algernon (Ethan Mitchell) and Cecily (Mary Lyon). Photos above and below by Kimberly Reilly. 



What could be more entertaining than seeing a wily bachelor trying to win over a rich and beautiful young woman?  A pair of scoundrels and two desirable ladies!

Watching men make fools of themselves over women never gets old...especially when its a wildly funny romp by Oscar Wilde!

Villanova Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde's most enduringly popular play, April 2nd through the 14th. Directed by Theatre Department Chairperson Dr. Valerie Joyce,this is a chance to lose yourself in the witty, wicked adventures of love!  (Somebody' else's for a change ;)

Set in Victorian England, a pair of bachelors masquerade as respectable gentlemen to court the attentions of two well-dowried ladies. Gallant Jack and irreverent Algernon invent “Ernest” alter-egos to win the hearts of Cecily and Gwendolen, each of whom conveniently claims she’ll only marry a man by that name.

When all four arrive at Jack’s country home, the men struggle to keep up with their stories as their plans go hilariously awry. With its witty wordplay, caustic commentary and blistering banter, Earnest is a riotously funny farce for the ages.

LOCATION:
Villanova Theatre's Vasey Hall, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
Free parking in VU’s Ithan Avenue Garage and Main Campus M2 Lot                       

Band Photo courtesy of the Tower Theater. Snow Patrol Facebook Page

Snow Patrol’s Wilderness Tour has taken them all over the world, and on Saturday, April 27th they'll be taking the stage at the region's home of rock ‘n roll! This is wherBowie, Bruce, Billy Idol, Neal Young, Dylan, Alice Cooper, and a hundred other iconic singers over almost 5 decades have performed... the Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

Get tickets now for a great night of music featuring Snow Patrol, Ryan McMullan, We Are Scientists.  The show starts at 8pm.

Over a two-decade career, Snow Patrol has carved out a unique place for themselves. Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, which Pitchfork hailed as “an impressive piece of work,” their melancholy anthems of heartbreak and separation have mended hearts, and the band has racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated. They emerged as heartsore musical prophets in the shadow of grunge and shallow pop, striking a chord in the minds, memories and hearts of listeners over six groundbreaking, confessional albums.

In 2018 the Tower Theater was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine. Known for its acoustic properties, the venue has been used for recording live albums by many bands. 

LOCATION: The Tower Theater
In the Terminal Square section of Upper Darby, PA at the intersection of 69th and Ludlow Streets. It is adjacent to 69th Street Terminal and is just west of Philadelphia.

Your woolly welcome will be a warm one as the Plantation sheds its winter coat and replaces it with green grass, planted fields, historic re-enactments and all types of farm animal fun.

This historic gem is a living history salute to the early American farmer families who brought the land to life while epic political challenges swirled around them. The food grown at these early plantations fed the birthing of a new nation...and seeing how they lived will make the 1760-90 period come alive for you and your family!

The Plantation is open most Saturdays and Sundays, April through November for public tours. 
A regular day might include a house tour, animal tour, and other activities. About once or twice a month they feature special events, starting with those listed below! Admission is $10 ($6 for children ages 4-12) unless otherwise noted.


Historic Timeline Weekend - April 6th and 7th
Visit the Plantation and experience 300 years of American history in less than a day.  Meet the nation's earliest settlers, then journey on to the Civil War and finally to the Second World War.  The professional re-enactors just might have you believing in time travel, after all! The farm house will be open for tours and displays.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - April 20th (Advance registration strongly suggested!)
The Plantation Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11am. Children 12 and under are welcome to search the fields of the farm to find eggs with treats and surprises in them. There will be a puppet show for young children following the hunts.
There are 3 hunts, divided by age group: 
1-4 years old 11:00am
5-8 years old 11:15am
9-12 years old 11:30

Read more at the Colonial PA Plantation Website




April 5th the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents The “Mark Nizer, 4D” show!  
This comic juggler magically casts his spell by giving every audience member 3D glasses in order to experience his “new dimension in entertainment.” 

Performing a combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology, the multi-talented Nizer promises a spellbinding evening for audience members of all ages. The show starts at 7:30pm and
tickets are affordably priced at $15 - $17.

For the ultimate stroll down memory lane, get tickets now to see The Masters of Soul on April 6th. You'll be singing along the entire 90 minutes, as this stylishly costumed review presents legendary songs of the Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, Lou Rawls, and more!


The 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who’ve been touring together for decades. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls.  In fact, there ain't no river wide enough to keep you from getting to the most fantastic show you've seen in a long while!  Tickets range from $30 to $40.  

And if you've got children, get tickets now for the Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th Shows of:  Pennsylvania Ballet II: Fairy Rhymes

Children 4 years and older will love this performance that follows Three Little Kittens as they travel through nursery rhymes and fairy tales to find their lost mittens.

This is the fourth year in a row that Upper Darby Performing Arts Center has been selected by the Pennsylvania Ballet company to bring
audiences new, creative works of the highest caliber. This is the PERFECT way to introduce your favorite young person to the art form of ballet. The show is one hour long with no intermission.

April 26 @ 7:00pm- SENSORY FRIENDLY PRODUCTION.  At sensory performance house lights are at mid-level and guests may vocalize and move around
April 27 @ 11:00am
Tickets range from $11 – $14.  For tickets call the box office at 610.622.1189 or visit UDPAC Online Tickets.

LOCATION:  Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill. Parking is free.

blehman@destinationdelco.com

The Ruin Garden at Chanticleer, photo by Lisa Roper.


The Main Line is famous around the world, and has been since the early 1900's when it first became the summer playground of Philadelphia's richest families.   They built lavish estates that offered them a beautiful country setting, as well as easy access to the city.

The beautiful Yucca Garden, photo by Lisa Roper
Chanticleer is the last remaining Main Line Estate that is still open to the public.  It was the home of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, Sr. who headed Rosengarten and Sons Pharmaceutical Company which would eventually become part of Merck & Company in the 1920s. 

The house was completed in 1913, and Landscape architect Thomas Sears designed the terraces as extensions of the house. A 1924 addition converted the summer home into a year-round residence and the family moved here permanently.

It officially opens March 27th, preparing for spring with new plantings, trimmings, and sculptural additions.

Pictured at the top of the story is the Ruin Garden, but you'll also want to explore the Asian Woods, Pond Garden, Tennis Court Garden, Bell's Run Creek, the Cut Flower Garden, Teacup Garden, and the Orchard.
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm
  • Adults (13 years and over) - $10.00
  • Children 12 years and under - Free
  • Season passes are available online at Chanticleer Garden
LOCATION: 
786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
610-687-4163

The stunning photo above was taken by Lisa Roper, a gardener and photographer for Chanticleer Garden.

The Community Arts Center of Wallingford is excited to announce their new Alluring Light Exhibit of Chanticleer Garden Photos by Lisa Roper that opens March 16th in their Duke Gallery.

Eric Hsu took this photo of Lisa while she was taking photos amid a sea of beautiful flowers in Chanticleer Garden.



Lisa is both a skilled gardener and photographer with Chanticleer Gardens, located on the Main Line in Radnor Township.  The Exhibit photos can not be used here, but Lisa chose some other photos for us to use, and graciously wrote a few notes and descriptions to accompany them: 

Tennis Court April 20, 2011 8:00 am. I wanted to highlight the profusion of hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis “Blue Festival’) and grape hyacinth ( Muscari armeniacum) planted in the  walls of the steps leading to the Tennis Court Garden. I purposely composed the photo so that the walls of the steps made a diagonal line across the image which creates energy in the composition.






Orchard chairs May 5, 2013 5:20 pm. I used the red maple leaves like a scrim to frame the chairs, blooming crab apples and drifts of narcissus in the Orchard.









Elevated Walkway May 16, 2017, 7:20 am.  Allium hollandaicum ‘Purple Sensation’ was in peak bloom and I wanted to capture the way the flow of allium echoed the sinuous lines of the Elevated Walkway.









View from towards Chanticleer December 10, 2013 4pm. The last place the light hits before the sun sets is Chanticleer House and the top of the hill. I wanted to catch that moment when only part of the garden was lit up.









A path winds its way toward the Orchard April 20, 2014 6:11 pm. A path leading into an image creates a sense of mystery, I was also captivated by the light in the cherry (Prunus ‘Accolade’ ) on the Orchard.




ABOUT THE STUNNING PEONY PHOTO AT THE TOP OF THE STORY:
Pink peony May 9, 2017 6:15 pm. For this portrait of a tree peony I focused on the stamens covered in pollen using a very shallow depth of field. The soft, bright but overcast light makes for perfect conditions to describe all the details of the petals.

NOTE: The Alluring Light Exhibit will be on display through April 12th, but don't miss the opening "Meet & Greet" Reception on Sunday, March 17th from 2-4 pm,  where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts with Lisa. 

LOCATION: The Duke Gallery at the Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
610-566-1713
Community Arts Center Website

We're not physic, but if there's a wedding in your future, we predict you'll find lots to love about the 27th Annual Main Line Bridal Event being held Sat., March 9th from noon to 3pm at The Radnor Hotel in St. Davids.

From the dress, to the flowers, and the cake you have envisioned for years... the countdown to the best weddings in the region begins right here! 

Couples, moms and bridesmaids can ask experts all kinds of questions, plus see a fashion show by Liberty & Lace Bridal, Nordstrom Wedding Suite and The Wedding Shoppe, and Sagets Formal Wear.  There will be music by Schaffer Sound D.J. and a beautiful flower Arch will be on display by Aygul Events.  Models will be carrying exquisite fresh bridal bouquets provided by Hoffmann Design Group, Kati Mac Floral Design and Matlack Florist.

Photo courtesy of the Radnor Hotel

Plus savor sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and delight in the cascading Premium Belgian Chocolate Fountain courtesy of The Radnor Hotel.

This is a one-stop-shop for brides-to-be! 
  • Register with Williams-Sonoma
  • Sample cakes from Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and The Master’s Baker.  
  • Glean advice on house hunting from Forti Homes with Keller Williams
  • Learn how to enhance a smile and glow with Luminosity Beauty Studio. 
  • Book a carriage with Philadelphia Trolley Works or a limo with Ace Limousine.
  • Start planning your honeymoon with Bridget Ward Travel.  
  • Speak with stylists from Jay Michael Salon on the latest wedding updo trends, and discuss skincare with Essent Spa consultants
Photo courtesy of the Radnor Hotel

  •  PLAN YOUR REHEARSAL DINNER at one of region's most popular restaurants, Paramour in the Wayne Hotel
  •  Receive the latest issue of The Knot magazine 
  • Talk photos with Alexa Nahas Photography
  • Take a picture at an interactive photo booth by Yellow Mirror
  • View creative videos from Pure Genius Pictures.
  • There's a vendors raffle for all kinds of door prizes and ONE LUCKY WINNER WINS A ROMANTIC 3-NIGHT GETAWAY to the all-inclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar in Playa del Carmen, Mexico courtesy of Bridget Ward Travel.
Brides and grooms receive complimentary admission by registering through The Radnor Hotel’s website or by calling 610-341-3500 for further information. An admission fee of $10 will apply for all other guests.

The Radnor has been named “Best of Weddings” 2019 by The Knot, as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests -- and also received the 2019 Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire.  Radnor Hotel Weddings

LOCATION: The Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Ave, St. Davids
For more info, call 610-341-3500 or email: weddings@radnorhotel.com.   


Irish or not, we all wear green, celebrate the plucky leprechaun, drink green ale and tell tall tales.  We're willing to kiss a stone...sing an olde Irish song (after many mugs of the green ale) and in general, have a heck of a time.  
As you can see...We take Wearing of the Green very seriously!
FUN FACT:  "The Wearing of the Green" is actually an Irish street
ballad lamenting the repression of supporters of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
See more great photos like this on The Springfield Parade Facebook Page

But in Delaware County it all starts with Springfield Township's Irish Parade featuring live music, great food and all things green!

String Bands, Military Groups, Scouts, Choirs and more have all marched in this popular annual Parade that promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The parade starts noon at West Springfield and Britton Roads and ends at the reviewing stand at the Old Central School on Saxer Avenue and Powell Road.
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Springfield's favorite musician, Tom Curtis, will be honored as Grand Marshall, and as part of the tradition, revelers can convene after the parade to celebrate all things Irish at Hanrahan's  Pub in Drexel Hill.

LOCATION: Springfield Township, PA


And...on March 16th, Emmet Cahill, Sony recording artist and lead singer of "Celtic Thunder," will perform one show only at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.



Emmet's album ''Emmet Cahill's Ireland" reached #1 on the Amazon, iTunes and Billboard World Music charts!
UDPAC is one of the first stops on Emmet's 2019 Tour, where he'll be performing hits from his first album as well as beloved Irish songs.
Member of Celtic Thunder, Emmet Cahill is performing
at the UDPAC on his 2019 Solo Tour...
See photos and more at: Emmet Cahill Facebook Page

Cahill is an award-winning classically trained Irish tenor whose solo tour features songs from his debut album, “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland,” which features the very best of the traditional Irish music plus film and Broadway hits including “This is the Moment,” "Music of the Night," and "Bring Him Home.” 

While he has carved out his own unique identity as a solo artist, he continues to be an integral member of the Internationally renowned Irish singing group, Celtic Thunder.

Click here for more Info, Tickets & Music Videos

LOCATION: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026


Every Monday night Sligo's Irish Pub features authentic Irish Music from 7 to 9pm -- and on Friday, March 29th they'll be serving up plenty of laughter with this show:

Sligo's Irish Pub is a warm and lively restaurant,  scattered in and
around State Street's globally inspired "Restaurant Row."
Always popular, it's on EVERYONE'S list around St. Patrick's Day!
Photo from TripAdvisor.
“Slainte:  A Stand Up Comedy Show” featuring Delco's own Peggy O'Leary (Discovery Channel).

Tickets are $10 -- $15. 

IRISH TRANSLATION: For those who might be curious, “Slainte” is a traditional Irish toast, loosely translated “To Good Health” and commonly used like the all-purpose “Cheers!”

LOCATION: Sligo Irish Pub
113 West State Street, Media, Pa.  19063
610 566 5707
Sligo Irish Pub Website

Philadelphia Union fans will be lining up along the Delaware River long before the 1pm start time of the team’s first game of the 2019 season, against Toronto FC.  

Get tickets now for both the opening game, as well as their next home game on Saturday, March 23rd, at 7:30pm when they take on Columbus Crew SC!

Photo from Philadelphia Union Website.  For tickets and group packages
click here: Read more about the team and the upcoming season!
All eyes will be on newly acquired Soccer Star, Marco Fabian....
The Mexican midfielder is already making his presence known, scoring his first goal in a pre-season game against DC on February 20th. Check out his comments after the game at the link below.  Post game interview with Marco on the Philadelphia Union Website

  • Full Season Tickets, Partial Plans and Group Tickets are now available. 
  • Partial Plans include five or nine games and feature a discount of up to 20% off the price of single game tickets. Groups of 10 or more receive a savings of up to 20% off when compared to single game tickets. 

LOCATION: Talen Energy Stadium
2501 Seaport Drive, Suite 500, Chester, PA 19013 -- (610) 497-1657                                               
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On March 29th Live Harness Racing literally ‘swings’ back into action at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with live racing on a track that swings out over the Delaware River. The views are stunning and the action thrills!


You'll want to be front and center as the 2019 season kicks off on one of the fastest 5/8 mile tracks in North America. 

Harrah’s also offers full-card Philadelphia simulcasting of both thoroughbred and standard-bred signals, seven days a week. And you'll also find a state-of-the-art indoor wagering area with plenty of seating and simulcast video options.

LOCATION: Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track
777 Harrah's Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
(484) 490-1800
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Race Track Website

The 1960's are back and better than ever as "Hairspray" opens March 1st at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center - and "Beehive" will create quite a Buzz when the curtain goes up at The Media Theatre!

Having a bad hair day?  NO WAY! 
That's the message when the the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center raises the curtains on one of the most popular musicals of our time: Hairspray.

Just picture it!   It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable  plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular  “Corny Collins Show.” (Think B-List “Bandstand” ;)  When her dreams come true in this classic musical, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, and the rest is history.  Get your tickets now for one of these exciting performances: March 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30 or March 10 at  1:30 pm.

LOCATION: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
610-622-1189

San Francisco is home to this captivating mural
of Janis Joplin, an American rock, soul, and blues
singer/songwriter, and one of the most successful and
widely known female rock stars of her era.



DRUMROLL PLEASE...Opening March 13th, it's all about the Bees at the Media Theatre!
The Media Theatre features 'Beehive,' the wonderful 1960's musical that celebrates the hits made famous by female singers and groups.

Hear two dozen of the biggest hits of Janis Joplin, the Shirelles, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and many more.

It's a musical journey through songs that documented the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ‘60s.

The show runs through March 29th and features timeless classics like “My Boyfriend’s Back,” "Proud Mary," "To Sir With Love," and “Me and Bobby McGee."

Relive or discover for the first time, the power, passion and heart of women during the Age of Aquarius... 

LOCATION:  The Media Theatre
104 East State Street, Media, PA  19063
610-891-0100
For ticket pricing and more: Media Theatre Website


Two inches of American oak are all that lie between you and the bottom of the sea. Just five inches of sharpened iron protect you from the crush of a behemoth’s tail. 
What — or who — could make you turn away from easy profit and follow the pull to greatness...while staring into the jaws of death?

One of the most dramatic, intense and powerful stories of all time, Melville's MOBY DICK will keep you on the edge of your seat at Hedgerow Theatre starting March 20th. 
Adapted by Hedgerow and directed by Kittson O'Neill, this moving production roars onto the stage with eight actors who, with only a few objects, will create Melville’s world of ships and taverns and storms and coffins.

Don't miss this fresh and inventive production of a literary classic! 
Decide for yourself, if Ahab has crossed the line into madness in his pursuit of the white whale, Moby Dick... Preview tickets are $20, and regular ticket prices are $20 to $37 dollars.

Moby Dick Show Page & Tickets on the Hedgerow Theatre Website

LOCATION:  Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 565-4584
Photos courtesy of the Delaware County Symphony






"March Comes in Like a Lion and Leaves Like Lamb."
The same could be said for great classical music, which can blow in like a storm...rip out your heart...and then do it again, by wooing you with consummate tenderness. 

Which makes March 3rd the perfect time to get swept away by the  talented members of our Delaware County Symphony Orchestra.  These musicians are story-tellers who lift us out of our everyday lives and carry us on a musical carpet ride of emotions.

The concert is 3pm at the Meagher Theater of the Thomas A. Bruder Center at Neumann University.  The acoustics are superior and the program is outstanding:
  • Symphony No. 2, “Antar” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Horn Concerto by Reinhold Gliere, featuring Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra 
  • Suite from Lieutenant Kije by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Suite from Masquerade by Aram Khachaturian
Photo courtesy of the Delaware County Symphony

Concert features Guest Soloist
Jennifer Montone (pictured right) from the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Concert tickets are $20 or $17. 
There is ample free parking adjacent to the theater and the Life Center is handicapped accessible.
For details call 610-879-7059 or click here:  Delaware County Symphony Website

LOCATION:  Neumann University
Thomas A. Bruder Center at Neumann University
One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014


This photo of Harmonious Wail and more can be found on their website: Harmonious Wail

The Lansdowne Folk Club has been presenting live music for twenty years.  It has become one of the premier tour sites for folk artists and traditional American music performers.

Thursday, March 28th they are bringing Americana flavored Gypsy Jazz to Delaware County! 
The three-person group, Harmonious Wail, combines the searing wit, humor and mandolin virtuosity of vintage Jethro Burns performances, the Continental panache of Django and charm of Edith Piath inspired vocals to create a unique musical journey.
Show time is 7:30 to 10 pm, and tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only).


“In the gypsy jazz field, no one does it any better than the Madison, Wisconsin based group Harmonious Wail.”
---- The Jazz Review

”Intense playing & sense of purpose that never wavers… a mind altering experience.”
----- The Washington Examiner

Listen to their music here

LOCATION: The Lansdowne Folk Club's Show location is The Twentieth Century Club
84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050
(484) 466-6213
Get Your Concert Tickets Here
http://folkclub.org/




Aren’t you tired of being cooped up in the house all these months?  Grab the kids, don your winter coats (like the sheep above), and spend a brisk March day at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation!  Closed for the winter, it officially opens Saturday, March 30th from 11 am to 3 pm.

The fact is, Spring arrived this month, whether it feels like or not!  And the Colonial Plantation is already springing to life with hoeing, raking and tilling of the fields, not to mention the arrival of some new farm animal babies!

Spend a few hours with their costumed Colonial interpreters -- visit with your favorite animals – tour the historic buildings and learn amazing Colonial crafts and skills!  Experience life as it was in the 18th century, before electricity, plumbing, and texting.  

After all that history, it seems wrong somehow to end this story by sending you to a website for more information...but that's the 21st Century for you! :)

LOCATION:  Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Ridley Creek State Park
3900 North Sandy Flash Drive
Newtown Square, Pa  19073
610 566 1725

Reminder: If you're hosting a fun public event in Delaware County you are invited to submit the listing and photos for possible use on our calendar of events, email blasts or other marketing. Call Barbara at 610-565-3679 x.106 for details.