Our picks for weekend events in Bucks and Montgomery County
Need something fun to do this weekend? You’re in luck. Bucks County continues to offer a variety of events so you can get the most out of the summer season. Here are five picks you don’t want to miss this weekend:
1.) 28th Annual Moonlight Memories Car Show
The Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce in Montgomery County presents the 28th Annual Moonlight Memories Car Show. This free, family-friendly event will showcase approximately 400 specialty autos, muscle cars and trucks that will line up both sides of York Road at the south end of Fulmor Avenue to Summit Avenue at the north end.
Additionally, there will be live music with Hatboro restaurants offering a tempting variety of summer refreshments. Delaware Valley’s WRDV public radio station will host a live broadcast of nostalgic tunes from the era.
The fun takes place from 5 to 10 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday.
2.) New Hope Film Festival
The New Hope Festival is back with an in-person event. The festival kicked off on July 23 and will run through Aug. 1, with 111 films from 16 countries. It is not too late to buy tickets for this weekend’s film screenings as they can be purchased through the last day of the festival.
NHFF will show several films beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, and noon on Saturday and Sunday. Many NHFF films have local ties such as “Life on Pause” from Morristown, New Jersey-based filmmaker Steven Lifshey. His film follows a 1980’s-era wedding videographer who cannot shake a college crush.
“Life on Pause” will be shown on Saturday.
NHFF will take place at the New Hope Arts Center, which is located at 2A Stockton Avenue. Check out the program guide to see the full list of movies this weekend and watch their trailer on NHFF’s blog.
3.)Town and Country Players present “The Miracle Worker”
As part of their “Summer in the Park” series, Town and County Players will perform the Tony Award-winning show, which tells the true story of blind and deaf Helen Keller and her remarkable teacher Annie Sullivan.
The show will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Town and Country Player is a nonprofit organization and the show is free with donations being accepted on the theater’s website.
“Miracle Workers” will be shown at the Hansell Park amphitheater which is located at 5069-5165, Hansell Road.
4.) New Hope summer concerts
Enjoy live music as the New Hope Solebury Community Association wraps up its summer concert series this weekend
The concert series ran throughout July with its final show from blues-rock group Calla Bere and the Attitude taking place Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is free while food and drink can be purchased at the New Hope Solebury Community Association concessions stand.
The concert series is held at the New Hope Solebury Upper Elementary School parking lot at 186 West Bridge Street.
Guest are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
5.) Bucks County Children’s Museum
Need something fun to do with the kids this weekend? You should visit the Bucks County Children’s Museum.
The museum is perfect for young children and filled with interactive exhibits. For instance, kids can “join” the medical team at the Hospital Exhibit as they wear a lab coat and test the five senses. Or they can put their engineering skills to work at the Factory Works Exhibit by designing and testing a magnetic ball drop.
The museum is open on weekends by reservations only. Saturday reservations are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m., while Sunday reservations are available from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Book your visit on the museum’s website.
The Bucks County Children’s Museum is located at 500 Union Square Drive.