Several things to take in this weekend across the Delaware Valley!
Kids can try to be a master angler in a fishing competition in Ocean City this weekend, while adults can try out mountain biking at a clinic in Evesham Twp. Find out what other events are taking place around the region.
- Are you a fruit lover that enjoys summer fruit the most? Then join the Palmyra Moravian Church of Cinnaminson on Friday, August 18 for their Peach Festival. This festival runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be inside for air conditioned comfort. A $5 dessert will allow you to choose any of the three items; fresh sliced peaches, peach specialties, homemade peach ice cream, vanilla ice cream, sliced cake, and sliced pie. Hot dogs and chips will also be made available for purchase. For more information regarding this event, check https://www.facebook.com/groups/1557840441210301/
- Are you an outdoors person? Join the Palmyra Cove Nature Park on Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon for “Beginning Birding for Adults.” Adults can join the Naturalist and other adults interested in birding for a hike around the park in search of residents and migrants, including some rare species. Cost is $10 per person, and free if you are a member of the Nature Cove. Interested parties are invited to bring whatever they feel comfortable hiking with, including binoculars, field guides, notebook, snacks and water. The Nature Cove accepts cash or check only. Registration is encouraged. To register please contact Kristina Merola at (856)829–1900 x1267. For more information regarding Palmyra Cove Nature Park, check http://www.palmyracove.org/Home.aspx.
Around South Jersey
- The 12th annual Collingswood Crafts and Fine Arts Festival will take over downtown Collingswood this weekend. The festival will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. More than 160 craft and fine artists will display their latest work at the event. There will also be live music, family activities and more. For more information on the event, visit www.collingswood.com/arts/crafts-and-fine-arts-festival.
- Learn the basics of mountain biking at the Black Run Preserve in Evesham Township. The Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association is holding its Mountain Bike Skills Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the preserve, located off of Kettle Run Road, near the Braddock Mill intersection. The clinic focuses on the fundamentals of mountain biking, including basic bike set-up, rudimentary riding techniques including climbing, descending, cornering, braking and shifting, plus trail essentials bike repairs, etiquette and equipment selection. The clinic is free to attend. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (856) 470–8967.
At the Jersey Shore
- Kids can try and snag the catch of the day at Ocean City’s Boys and Girls Fishing Tournament on Saturday. The tournament will take place on the north end beach at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge from 10 a.m. to noon, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Kids ages 8 to 16 are invited to try and win a variety of prizes and trophies. The event is free to participle in. Call (609) 814–0216 for more information.
- Crafters will take over the boardwalk in Wildwood this weekend. Wildwood’s Boardwalk Craft Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the boardwalk near Rio Grande Avenue. Shoppers can check out a variety of handmade products from dozens of crafters. The event is free to attend and parking is available. Visit https://boardwalkcrafts.com/ for more information.
- The Philadelphia Caribbean Festival will take over Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Sunday. The festival will be open from noon to 8 p.m. and will feature music, live entertainment, food, shopping and more. Fourteen Caribbean countries will be represented at this year’s festival. The festival is free to attend and part of the 2017 PECO Multicultural Festival Series. Visit www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/peco-multicultural-festival-series9 for more information.
To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.