With the start of summer around the corner, check out these outdoor events happening throughout the Main Line region.
The Roots Picnic
This year’s three-day bash in Fairmount Park is a momentous one, with R&B legend Ms. Lauryn Hill celebrating the 25th anniversary of her influential 1998 release, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Soul icons the Isley Brothers will also perform. Diddy (aka Sean Combs) gets in on the action with host band the Roots, and Dave Chappelle brings some live comedy to the mix. The lineup includes more than 30 other acts. Visit therootspicnic.com. —Hobart Rowland
Ms. Lauryn Hill. Photo courtesy of Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Turks Head Music Festival
Hear everything from rock and pop to R&B, country and blues at this all-day live music tradition in West Chester’s Everhart Park. Two stages host over 70 performers, and vendors will be on site with fresh eats and local goods. Visit turksheadfestival.com.
Tails and Trails 5K Run/2K Walk
Main Line Animal Rescue hosts this 12th annual event to raise funds for the shelter. Run or walk to show your support for the furry friends who call this Chester County institution home. Visit mlar.org.
Regardless of your skill level, you’ll feel comfortable at Grace Winery’s 60-minute yoga session among the grape vines. Stick around after class for a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Visit gracewinery.com.
Courtesy of Grace Winery
Wayne Music Festival
The lineup was still a mystery at press time. But it’s a virtual certainty that thousands will show up in downtown Wayne for a day of live music featuring a varied mix of local, regional and national acts on three stages. Also expect to get your fill from more than 75 local restaurants and vendors. Visit waynemusicfestival.com.
Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival
Nothing takes to the air more beautifully than a hot-air balloon—and you can witness a colorful array of them Father’s Day weekend on the grounds of the Willowdale Steeplechase. A beer garden, live music and a kids’ space are also part of the weekend fun. Visit ccballoonfest.com.