Weekend Planner: Music, Parade to Celebrate Unofficial Start of Summer

Kick off the long weekend with some live jazz music and wrap it up with a Memorial Day parade in Newtown.


Sticking around town this Memorial Day weekend? Well, there's plenty to do. Here's a list of events happening in and around Newtown: 

What: Enjoy live jazz music from the Eric Mintel Quartet while sipping local wine

When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday, 

Why go: A perfect way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend -- relax, unwind and unplug.

Cost: $10; click here for reservations or call 215-493-6500, ext. 19.

More: www.crossingvineyards.com

What: The Central Bucks Family YMCA is hosting its last Teen Night of the year for students in 7th to 9th grade.

When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, Central Bucks Family YMCA, 2500 Lower State Rd, Doylestown

Why go: Teen night includes time in the Teen Center with music and games with the option to go swimming or shoot hoops in the gym. Participants may come and go as they please. 

Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers

More: www.cbfymca.org

What: Town and Country Players’ production of “Our Town”

When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Town and Country Players, 4158 York Road, Buckingham

Why go: Highlighting the large cast is Broadway guest actor and artist, Tom Foral, who is returning to his Doylestown roots and reappearing on the Town and Country stage after 52 years of performing professionally.

Cost: $15; click here to reserve online

More: www.townandcountryplayers.org

What: The weekly

When/where: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wrightstown Township Municipal Building, 2203 Second Street Pike

Why go: Pick up fresh veggies from local producers

Cost: Items vary

More info: www.buckscountyfoodshedalliance.org

What: Re-enactors will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on the grounds of the Mercer Museum during this annual encampment

When/where: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. at the Mercer Museum, 84 S Pine St, Doylestown

Why go: Take a step back in time -- visit with military engineers and map makers, learn about Civil War era medicine and interact with re-enactors

More: www.mercermuseum.org

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children ages 5-17

What: Newtown’s annual Memorial Day Parade

When/where: Monday starting at 9 a.m. throughout Newtown Borough and Township

Why go: Honor our veterans by attending this parade, which is organized by American Legion Post 440.

Cost: Free


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