June Top Ten

No place celebrates the peak of the local strawberry season like Linvilla Orchards.  With acres of strawberries and nothing but June sunshine overhead, visitors and residents come from miles around to pick one of our region’s earliest arrivals at Linvilla Orchards.  Strawberries can be picked daily, between 8am and 6pm for a nominal fee.

Their Annual Strawberry Festival includes an opportunity to see Delaware County’s largest Strawberry Shortcake.   Plus local musician, Adam Monaco, will host music, games & contests.  Patrol Dog, Mr. Mouse and Little Yellow One-Eyed Dude will be on hand, and Lolly & YoYo will take the stage with 2 high energy adventure based shows at approximately 11:15am and 12:30pm.  Sustainable Ritchie from Bear Creek Organics will help children make their own flower pot and take home their very own strawberry plant! 

The Wayne Music Festival features 9 hours of free non-stop music on 3 outdoor stages and attracts more than 10,000 people each year, to enjoy a wide range of musical genres and artists from all over the country.  Fireworks start at 10:30pm! The Festival is an all-ages event that highlights local and regional acts, as well as over 75 local restaurants and vendors.  View the 2019 lineup here.

The Rose Tree Park Summer Festival began in 1975 and continues to be a perennial family favorite each Wednesday through Sunday evening for the 7:30 show, as family and friends file into the park with their blankets and lawn chairs.  It is the quintessential summer experience, reminiscent of the days of drive-in movies. 

The entertainment kicks off June 12th and runs through mid-August,  providing top-notch entertainment – from Classical to Cajun, Jazz  to Broadway, Doo Wop to Rock and Pop, and everything in between. There are also two morning children’s shows (6/20 and 6/26) at 10 a.m.  

Parking and admission are, as always, free, but there are no rain dates for Summer Festival concerts that are cancelled due to inclement weather. View the 2019 Summer Festival Schedule here.

Media’s State Street, the hub of our charming county seat, is where all the action happens this month!  It’s the only place where you can go Dining Under the Stars every Wednesday night…take a live music Blues Stroll through 20 Media restaurants and bars, and then cap off the month exploring its sidewalks for artful wares and amazing treasures.

Go Dining Under the Stars...where you can also catch a great live show…stroll boutique shops — buy an ice cream cone and eat it leisurely on a park bench … these are just a few of reasons why hundreds of people from all over the region come to Media!  The only traffic on State Street from 5 to 10pm every Wednesday night through September, arrives on foot.  Because the event continues to draw bigger and bigger crowds each year.

On June 15th, 6pm to 1:15am, the 19th Annual State Street Blues Stroll takes over Media’s restaurants, bars and theaters with some of the area’s best Blues artists.  A single ticket purchase grants you access to all participating venues.

Go treasure hunting at the 53rd Annual Art Exhibit & Crafts Fair on June 9th. After more than half a century, it’s no surprise this event has evolved into an arts and crafts extravaganza, featuring all kinds of jewelry, art, vintage items, hand-made bags, clothing and more!

Irish or not, everyone will be heading to Havertown’s 33rd County of Ireland Festival on Saturday, June 22nd.  From noon to 9pm, enjoy fabulous live music, great food, drink and family fun. Enjoy 5 Folk, Rock and Irish Bands, plus The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band, Brian Boru Pipes & Drums, and special guests John Stretch as Grand Marshall, Marissa Berry, and Irish dance champion Owen Luebbers.

It is a rain or shine event, with a suggested entry donation of just $3 per person.  Produced by Kelly Music for Life, this event is a fundraiser for local music initiatives, a performance arts center, music education and a variety of other programs.

First held in 2015, Tyler Arboretum’s Fairies, Wizards & Dragons Event was so popular, people begged to bring it back! This 4-hour fantasy extravaganza lets imaginations run wild in the world of fairy tales and nature, where all is mystical… Children can become a dragon, make a fairy wand, plant a magic bean — and immerse themselves in this beautiful place which blends love of nature with imagination!

But every day is a great day to explore Tyler! Climb life-sized Tree Houses and Birdhouses, and tour their new Gateways to Nature exhibit that frames their forests, meadows, and ponds in cool artistic ways. Pack a picnic and come hike, explore, and make magical memories.

Treat Dad to a lazy day in the Brandywine! Make this Father’s Day one to remember with live music, food, and, of course wine.  Pull up a chair or a seat on the lawn, and enjoy the best and the last of spring before summer arrives.

But that’s not all!  As a special treat for Dad, La Cabra Brewing Company is offering beer on tap and is supplying their own food truck, including a smoker to satisfy any appetite. Famous for their Latin-inspired gastropub fare, the menu at La Cabra’s Berwyn location features Latin flavors and a passion for beer into both traditional and new dishes.  

Become an eyewitness to history, as the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation becomes the backdrop for scenes from the French and Indian War on June 22nd.  Watch the local militia led by a Rogers’ Ranger as they discover a French raiding party and witness the skirmish which ensues (skirmishes at 12:00pm and 2:15pm.)

Visit the French and British campsites and talk to the soldiers about their uniforms, weapons and strategy for fighting in the wilderness of the frontier. Demonstrations of colonial weapons and 17th and 18th century money will be ongoing throughout the day. 

Make plans now to be at Talen Energy Stadium Saturday, June 8th, 7:30pm when the Philadelphia Union take on the New York Red Bulls in their drive to be atop the Eastern Division.  A great soccer game and a gorgeous view overlooking the Delaware River…it doesn’t get much better than that!

It’s the perfect juxtaposition of the smooth sultry motion of river and cool breeze in your hair…and the fevered pitch of the cheers and stomps of 16,000 Union fans as our team turns up the heat in their battle for first place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Division. So grab friends, family or a date and root our team into the playoffs!

Well known during the Twentieth Century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy’s King Arthur, N. C. Wyeth vigorously pursued parallel interests in painting landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still lifes, murals, and advertising images throughout his career.

N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives will be the first exhibition to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s oeuvre, re-positioning him within the greater context of early Twentieth Century American visual culture.

A master of many styles and a brilliant colorist, Wyeth employed the skills honed in his illustration work to address various thematic and stylistic currents running through the first five decades of the twentieth century. While incorporating the best of Wyeth’s illustrations, the exhibition will also feature aspects of his art that until now have garnered less scholarly attention, significantly expanding the arc of his multi-faceted career.

Organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art, N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives will include:

  • 70 paintings and drawings selected from major museums and private collections
  • A number of objects from the artist’s studio collection, ranging from Native American and Western artifacts to a first edition of Treasure Island
  • The accompanying catalogue will contain essays by scholars who will explore relevant issues