Valley Forge National Park - Community Picnic in the Park
Celebrate our nation’s independence with historical games, crafts, an All-American cook-out, trolly tours, artillery demonstrations, music and much more. Meet a Founding Father and sign the Declaration of Independence. Visitor Center, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., Valley Forge. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food available for purchase. Free activities. 610-783-1099; NPS.Gov/VaFo.
Blobfest at The Colonial Theatre
Run out to Phoenixville for this three-day festival featuring contests, food, a street fair, film screenings and, of course, multiple showings of The Blob and the famous re-enactment of the “run out” scene. The street fair on Sat. starts at 11 a.m. The Blob will be shown on Sat. at noon and 3:45 and Sun. at 2 p.m. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Doors open at 7 on Fri., fun starts at 7:30 p.m., “Run Out” at 9 p.m. $14–$75 for weekend VIP tickets. 610-917-1228; TheColonialTheatre.com.
Pottstown Criterium Bike Race
Amateur and professional cyclists take part in this exciting event, which includes 7 categories—something for all ages. It’s a 4-corner, 0.9 mile downtown criterium circuit that’s fast and flat with 2–4 lanes in a counter-clockwise direction. Races range from 15–30 miles. Children race by age groups for 2 blocks. There’s a festive atmosphere with a beer garden, food and numerous vendors on High St. Registration at High & Charlotte Sts. First race, noon, last race at 5:30 p.m. Reg. at BikeReg.com. $25–$30; kids race, free. PottstownBikeRace.com.
Good Neighbor Day in Downingtown
Join 1,500 participants fot the Run for Life (5K, 10K & 15K) and 5K Freedom Walk at 8 a.m. Throughout the day you’ll enjoy fabulous food, crafts from 80+ exhibitors and lots of other fun activities, all benefitting area emergency providers. Cap off the day with a Fireworks Grand Finale that starts at dusk. Kerr Park, Park La., Downingtown. 610-285-1119; GoodNeighborDay.com.
Freedom Fest at Nottingham County Park
Test your balance and climb to the top of Jacob’s Ladder or twist and spin on one of three Orbotrons. You can enjoy festival foods or bring a picnic supper. Sit back and enjoy the concert, then stay for the fireworks. Rain date, July 2. 150 Park Rd., Nottingham. 6 to 11 p.m. Concert at 7:15, fireworks at 9:30. $10/per car parking fee at the park or to shuttle from Herr’s Corporate Center, 20 Herr Dr. 610-932-2589; Chesco.org.