PENNSYLVANIA — Another week has come and gone, and Patch rounded up some weekend events in Pennsylvania on this second-to-last weekend in July.
This weekend’s highlights include a popular ride reopening at Kennywood, things going on at Delaware County parks, a hub for handmade craft items in Bucks County, and where a roving beer garden will be in Philadelphia this week.
Here’s what’s going on around the Keystone State:
“Parks on Tap” beer garden now open (Northwest Philadelphia)
A popular roving beer garden is in Roxborough’s Gorgas Park this weekend, and next week it will be in Manayunk’s Pretzel Park.
Parks On Tap is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Gorgas Park in Roxborough. The beer garden is open noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well. Hours of operation are weather depending. (Read more at this Patch article.)
Raging Rapids reopens at Kennywood (Allegheny Co.)
After a years-long hiatus, a revered ride has returned to Kennywood. The Raging Rapids opened first in 1985, but the ride was retired in 2020. Kennywood announced its impending return earlier this year. (Read more at this Patch article.)
“Makers Off Main” grand reopening (Bucks Co.)
The new owners of Makers Off Main will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store specializes in anything and everything handmade by crafters who reside within an hour to an hour-and-a-half from Doylestown. It’s located at 38 East State Street, Doylestown PA. (Read more at this Patch article.)
New, accessible playground opens for kids (Delaware Co.)
The new Rose Tree Park Playground, designed for children ages 2 to 12, is officially open in Media. Features include a swing zone, a spinning zone, an area for children ages 2 to 5, and a large climbing tower for children ages 5 to 12.
It also has features that allow children with disabilities to actively play, including monkey bars that are at lower height and swings that can accommodate children with disabilities. The park is located at 1671 N Providence Rd, Media, PA. (Read more at this Patch article.)
Celebrating 50 years of a beloved Radnor park (Delaware Co.)
The Willows Park Preserve 50th anniversary celebration is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at the park (490 Darby Paoli Road, Radnor PA). The celebration includes a hillside concert, food and refreshments, a memory wall with historical displays of photos and artifacts, and a fireworks display at dusk. (Read more at this Patch article.)
Honorable mention — if you have tickets
‘Abbott Elementary’ star doing standup shows in Philly
Lisa Ann Walter, known for playing South Philly’s Melissa Schemmenti on the hit ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary,” is doing four standup comedy shows at Helium Comedy Club this week, with one remaining Friday and two remaining Saturday. Tickets are sold out online, as of Friday morning, and no resale sites are offering tickets. (Read more at this Patch article.)