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Here Are 9 Events to Start Your Spring off Right Around the Main Line

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The Main Line area is bursting with seasonal activities to celebrate new blooms, warmer weather and the local community this spring.

Whether you take in the fresh air on a garden walk or make new friends at a craft show, there are events for everyone this time of year.

 

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Art & Fine Craft Show

Shake off winter blues with this showcase of fine arts and crafts from over 40 local artisans. Handcrafted products are available for purchase, including paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, leatherwork and much more. This two-day event runs April 30 and May 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring the flyer from the website for reduced admission.

9000 Parkview Dr, Haverford

Dogwood Festival at Reeves Park

This annual festival returns after a two-year hiatus. This fun-filled celebration runs May 18-21 from 6-10 p.m. and includes rides, carnival-style games, live entertainment and food from over 25 vendors.

148 3rd Ave, Phoenixville

Downingtown Vintage Spring Festival

With plenty of outdoor vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, this festival is a sure way to spruce up your weekend. The festival takes place on May 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

68 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Food Truck Fridays

Beginning May 20, Ambler Yards will host a monthly Food Truck Friday. Enjoy an evening of live music, kids’ activities, local artisan vendors and, of course, plenty of food trucks. The landscaped area has Adirondack chairs and open space for picnic blankets. The event will be held every third Friday from 5-9 p.m. through November.

300 Brookside Ave, Ambler

Spring Happy Hour Fundraiser & Auction

Join the Farm, Home and Youth Foundation of Montgomery County for a live auction of local goods and services to benefit the 4-H Center. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks from local vendors and producers while you support the community. The auction will be held May 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. with ticket reservations required by May 5. Tickets are $40.

1015 Bridge Rd, Collegeville

 

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Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows at Longwood Gardens

With 750 jets, this water show is not one to miss. Beginning April 23 through the month of November, these water displays, which include music and rainbow lighting, can be seen in the Italian-style outdoor theater at Longwood Gardens. The show runs four times daily, except Tuesdays, for the duration of the season. Stick around Thursdays through Saturdays for a nighttime illuminated fountain show at 9:15 p.m. This 30-minute show is a spectacle unlike any other, with water in all shapes, sizes, heights and colors. Both shows are included with admission price to the gardens. Be sure to talk a stroll through the robust gardens to see the vibrant blooms the spring season has to offer.

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Spring Blooms at Jenkins Arboretum

This annual celebration honors the growth and vibrancy of both the gardens and the community through an evening of beautiful blooms, delicious food and live music. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on May 21. Tickets are $150 for non-members and $125 for members. Check out the full events calendar on the Jenkins Arboretum website for other springtime events such as photo walks and yoga.

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon

The Bryn Mawr Farmers Market

Shop local and support small businesses and producers at the Bryn Mawr Farmers Market. The market runs one Saturday each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and features more than 20 local vendors. Upcoming dates include May 14 and June 11.

54 North Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr

 

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Tyler Arboretum

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore natural beauty. Tyler Arboretum hosts many events in addition to the regular garden hours, including a plant sale on May 7 and 8 as well as a Beauty of Spring Tour on May 19. See the full events calendar on the website for other offerings.

515 Painter Rd, Media

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