Everything is waking up to Spring and this is the perfect chance to see what’s new in the community. This is the time of year for flea markets, fun runs, car shows, and more! Check out our round up of community happenings this spring and get outside!

On your mark, get set, run! It’s the time of the year to get outside, start moving, and help a cause. There are plenty of races in the area to match your level of experience, so if you’re a great athlete or just starting out, there is a race for you.

Run Philly ‘City of Brotherly Love’

When: Saturday, April 29 at 7am
Where: Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia, PA

Register here

Run Wild for the Zoo

When: Sunday, May 7 at 8am
Where: Philadelphia Zoo – 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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Run for the Fallen

When: Sunday, April 30 at 8:30am
Where: Penndel Memorial Field – 600 Pfc John Delola Ave, Penndel, PA

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iRun4Life KidsOnly 3k

When: Sunday, May 21 at 9:30am
Where: 425 Wells Rd, Doylestown, PA

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Bucks County Strong 5k

When: Saturday, May 6 at 9am
Where: YMCA of Bucks County – 2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA

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Philly Run Fest

When: Sunday, June 4 at 7:30am
Where: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Register here

Public parks in the community are great for planning events, family outings, or just relaxing in the fresh air. Each park is unique and has plenty to offer. Take a look at this website for ideas on the park amenities in your area. For hiking enthusiasts and trail explorers, public parks offer plenty of ares to wander safely. Check out some of our favorite parks here:

W Maple Avenue, Langhorne
Core Creek
901 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne
Tohickon Valley
158-164 Cafferty Road, Pipersville
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing
963 River Road, Upper Black Eddy
Silver Lake
1306 Bath Road, Bristol
Peace Valley
230 Creek Road, Doylestown
Lake Towhee
800 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd, Newtown
Ringing Rocks
1750 Highview Lane, Upper Black Eddy

Delaware Canal

Take a stroll down the Delaware Canal, where you can discover wildlife, history, and beautiful landmarks. The 58 mile trail runs from Easton to Bristol, so there is plenty to explore!

Photo credit: Friends of the Delaware Canal

For outdoor fun, be sure to check out our Pups and Parks roundup here.

It’s almost Memorial Day, which means it’s time to get ready for pool season! Did you know that Philadelphia has 70 pools that open in late June? Every year, Swim Philly also organizes popup pools that host classes, events, and feature extended hours. Check out the site for pool attire and safety rules, as well as availability. If you’re itching to get your toes wet sooner, check out some of the local community pools in the area!

Lower Makefield Township Community Pool

The resort style Pool Complex includes four separate swimming pools, two water slides, lap lanes, and a high dive. A variety of memberships are available, and there are events planned throughout the season. Find details about membership here.

1050 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA

Fanny Chapman Memorial Pool

Registration is now open for membership at Fanny Chapman Pool! From May 27th to September 4th, the pool is open for public swims, lessons, and competitive teams. For membership options, check out the website.

10 McKinstry Drive, Doylestown, PA

Hatboro Memorial Pool

Whether you’re interested in a day pass or a membership for the full season, there are options for you at the Hatboro Memorial Pool. You’ll find a baby pool, mushroom-type water feature, a kiddie rock slide, a deep end with large slide, two pavilions, charcoal grills, and more! For membership details, click here.

330 W. Moreland Avenue, Hatboro, PA 19040

Photo Credit: Hatboro Memorial Pool

Newtown Athletic Club

Looking for more amenities? Newtown Athletic Club offers seasonal memberships that include outdoor resort access with pools, a restaurant/bar, and poolside entertainment. Click here for more details.

120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA

Menlo Aquatics Center

Both Perkasie Borough residents and non-residents are welcome to register for memberships at the Menlo Aquatics Center! Memberships can be purchased for individuals and families for the season. For more information about memberships and registrations, please visit the website.

425 Arthur Ave, Perkasie, PA

Crestmont Pool

Beginning May 27th and through Labor Day, Crestmont Pool offers members a safe environment to relax and cool off. For details on how to register, click here.

2595 Rubicam Ave. Willow Grove, PA

Have you planned your garden yet? Make your outdoor space the hub for gatherings this Spring by sprucing up your landscaping and garden. Don’t have the outdoor space or a green thumb to sustain it? We still have options where to pick up potted plants to brighten your home and get you in the mood for Spring!

Philadelphia Master Gardener Plant Sale

When: April 30 from 10am-2pm
Where: 100 N. Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Browse the selection of seedlings, native plants, and house plants for sale at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. You’ll find many vegetables varieties, herbs, native plants, and pollinators. All plants have been carefully cultivated by Penn State Master Gardeners. Philadelphia Master Gardeners will also host garden tours, gardening workshops, and demonstrations throughout the day. There’s something for the entire family! Proceeds support educational programs in Philadelphia. Visit the website for more information.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Come see and buy plants native to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Delaware Valley. Check out more than 700 native plant species growing in their natural habitats throughout the Preserve. To check out the nursery availability, check out the website.

1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA

Photo credit: Bowman’s Hill

Looking for more ideas? Check out our Garden Envy Guide.

Although many farmers’ markets are open all year round, springtime is when they really come to life. It’s the season we start seeing more fresh produce, flowers, eggs, and more. Farmers markets are great opportunities for you to chat with local farmers about what is grown locally and learn about nutrition benefits. A lot of food can be sourced locally and that’s something to be proud of. Check out our guide for Farmers’ Markets in the area and surrounding counties here.

Farmers Markets are great for picking up a variety of locally made goods. If you’re looking to pick up a batch of seasonal produce weekly, a CSA might be a better fit. Community Supported Agriculture works as a subscription, so you’re guaranteed the freshest local produce for a consistent low price. Check out the CSA farms in the surrounding area and help support the local agriculture.

Blooming Glen Farm

Choose from picking up produce every week (full share) or every other week (half share) from Blooming Glen! This includes 10-15 items per pick-up. A Pick-your-own Flower Share is also available. For details, visit the website.

98 Moyer Road in Perkasie, PA

Love Grows

Sign up by May 1st for Love Grows’ CSA! Choose from a Medium Share (5 items weekly) or a Large Share (9 items weekly). Both options can be prepaid online. Check out the harvest schedule and more information on the shares here.

2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA

Tinicum CSA

From May 20th to October 31st, Tinicum CSA grows a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs! From carrots and tomatoes to watermelons and lettuce, you’re sure to get fresh produce every season. Several share options are available. For more details, check out the website here.

1073 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA

Snipes Farm

In addition to  organic, local, fresh, and healthy food, Snipes partners with Miller’s Biodiversity Farm to offer pastured meats, eggs and dairy! You can learn about the different share levels here.

890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA

Spring Creek Farm

Small, medium, and large shares are available from the Spring Creek Farm CSA. Fruits, vegetables, beef, and eggs are all available from the farm, with new additions coming this year. Members also enjoy access to the u-pick herb and flower garden and free admission to fun, family-friendly events on the farm! For more details, visit the website.

6262 Meetinghouse Road Solebury, PA

Car shows are a great way to engage in your community and support a cause. Check out our picks for car shows in the area that are fun for the whole family!

Charity Car Show Benefitting AKidAgain

When: May 7 from 9am-2pm
Where: Simeone Museum – 825-31 Norwitch Dr, Philadelphia, PA

The akidagain.org charity seeks to bring hope, happiness, and healing to children facing life-threatening illnesses and the car community wants to help. Car entries are $50 while spectator entries are $25. Entries include a visit to the Simeone Museum while displaying your car for the kids. Bring your show, race, or project cars and help make these children’s day great! For registration and tickets, visit the website.

19th Annual American Heritage Credit Union Car Show

When: May 13 from 10am – 3pm
Where: American Heritage Credit Union – 2060 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA

See hundreds of classic, muscle and modern show cars, visit over 40 craft show vendors, and enjoy a bite to eat from a variety of food vendors. Plus, listen to BIG 98.1’s live broadcast around campus. Proceeds benefit the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. For more information and to register your car, visit the website.

Electric Car Show and Earth Day Festival

When: April 29 from 10am – 2pm
Where: 80 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA

The New Hope Solebury High School Environmental Club is hosting the first annual Earth Day Festival and EV Car Show! The event is free for spectators and $20 for show entries.

The festival will include food trucks, local environmentally friendly vendors, tables run by student clubs, and prizes for EV cars in various show categories. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Club’s education efforts throughout the entire school year. For more information (including registration), visit the website here.

26th Annual Ambler Auto Show

When: May 21 from 1-6pm
Where: Butler Ave, Ambler, PA

Owners of antique, classic and unique autos, trucks and motorcycles travel to Ambler to participate and display their vehicles along Butler Avenue through the center of the town. This event is rain or shine, and families are invited to stroll Butler Avenue, stop at local restaurants and shops ,or grab a bite from local food trucks. For more info, visit the website.

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