Tom and I love living in Bucks County, PA, with the natural beauty. The area is rife with art, cultural, and great food. We have great Adventures in Bucks County to share. The summers are just wonderful with many free outdoor events. We take advantage of outdoor and indoor concerts in the afternoons and evenings. Reasonably priced venues at $5-$20 for professional and Broadway-type productions are great cultural activities. There are at least 5 venues weekly within 10 miles of our home.
During the summer many venues offer free music from our era. This includes music by the Beatles, Elvis, Eagles, America, Van Morrison, James Taylor, The Everly Brothers, James Brown, to Frankie Valli and more!
Wednesdays at lunch time, the Doylestown Courthouse offers Brown Bag It with the Arts, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. We have seen Irish dancing, pop, folk, and jazz performances there. It’s a lovely environment and a great opportunity to see local talent. On summer Wednesday evenings there are a free outdoor concerts. Doylestown Parks and Rec, is a favorite. On Tuesdays, there are 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, The Market at DelVal College provides outdoor concerts with wine tasting, gourmet deli, and homemade ice cream.
We are so lucky to have the James Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Michener offers more than fabulous exhibitions, like the recent Rodin sculpture exhibit, and professional music, dance, and theatrical performances. We saw a fantastic Musicale-Fest at the Michener that featured the music of Lerner, Loesser, Lowe and Schwartz. Professional vocalists and performers were fantastic. It was only $10/pp for museum members. The performance was so good that I signed up for the next one. The museum offers free tours with entrance fee. Generally there are at least 4 exhibitions plus the Nakashima Reading Room. Click for Michener Museum events.
Adventures in Nature
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 often month for an Adventure in Bucks County to see what is in bloom and experience the wildlife – various birds, frogs, and the occasional snake.
Tours are 2-3 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Tour subjects vary 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. Oftentimes the actors have been on Broadway. Theaters we 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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