Tom and I love living in Bucks County, PA, with the natural beauty in an area rife with art, cultural, food, we have great Adventures in Bucks County to share. The summers are just wonderful here with many free outdoor events. We have been taking advantage of outdoor and indoor concerts in the afternoons and evenings, plus going to reasonably priced venues – $5, $10, $20 for professional and Broadway-type productions. We can find at least 5-10 venues weekly within 10 miles of our home.
There are many venues that offer free music from our era, from The Beatles, Elvis, Eagles, America, Van Morrison, James Taylor, The Everly Brothers, James Brown, and Rick James to Andrea Bocelli to Frankie Valli and more! When we are available on Wednesdays at lunch time we go to the Doylestown Courthouse for Brown Bag It with the Arts, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. We have seen Irish Dancing, Pop, Folk, and Jazz. It’s a lovely environment and a great opportunity to see local talent, and we have lots of it in Bucks. On some Wednesday evenings there are a few free outdoor concerts to choose from, including those put on by Doylestown Parks and Rec, where we saw a special concert and fireworks on Sunday night July 5th, as well as concerts at the Heritage Conservancy in the lovely gardens of Aldie Mansion. On Thursdays, Buckingham Township has free summer concerts at Hansell Park from 7-9 PM. Friday nights offer a lovely outdoor setting with free concerts, wine tasting, gourmet deli, and home made ice cream at The Market at DelVal College in Doylestown, PA.
We are so lucky to have the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania that offers not only fabulous exhibitions, like the recent Rodin sculpture exhibit and the current Artist in the Garden, but also professional music, dance, and theatrical performances in the new gorgeous event center. Last week we saw a fantastic Musicale-Fest at the Michener that featured the music of Lerner, Loesser, Lowe and Schwartz with 4 professional vocalists and performers for only $10/pp for museum members. It was so good that I signed up for the next one. The museum offers tours on the weekends and generally has at least 4 exhibitions plus the Nakashima Reading Room. Click for Michener Museum events.
If you prefer nature, another Adventure in Bucks County Pennsylvania not to miss is Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve on River Road in New Hope, PA. Tom and I go 2-4 times a month for an Adventure in Bucks County to see what is in bloom and experience the wildlife – various birds, frogs, and the occasional snake. The tours are 2-3 PM Tuesday through Saturday and you can see and learn everything from the different local flower varieties to local medicinal plant history, and cycle of life – symbiotic relationships between insects, animals and trees, flowers and plants.
Adventures in Bucks County Pennsylvania include wonderful theaters, and often times the actors have been on Broadway. The ones we go to and can recommend include: Bucks County Playhouse, Bristol Riverside Theater, Town and Country Players, and for symphony music, people rave about Riverside Symphonia.
Bucks County has lots of farms that supply New York restaurants. Stop to buy fruits, vegetables, milk, and meat.
I feel so lucky to reside in such beautiful and naturally rich countryside, and within 1-2 hours of New York City and Philadelphia. Visit Bucks County!
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