Delaware County may neighbor Philadelphia, but they are certainly a destination of their own. Rich with culture and history, Delco has endless experiences for everyone whether you enjoy fall festivals, the tranquility of the natural world, or the history behind the nation.

Spend Saturday mornings at the Swarthmore Farmers Market before heading to the Christian C. Sanderson Museum. Partake in monthly bird walks at Newlin Grist Mill.
Watch as colors illuminate the dancing fountains and shining gardens at the Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains every day through September 25th. Your spirits will be sure to soar.

Get the European feel as you stroll, shop, and dine at open-air cafes on Wednesday nights in September. You won’t even need your passport to feel like you’re on Paris’ Avenue de Champs Elyseé!

Keep your Friday nights open and enjoy food trucks, live music, and local beer and wine at the Chaddsford Winery through the end of October.

Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve
Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve

Mark your calendar on September 15th for the Radnor Fall Festival for a day of family fun with local bands, dancing, and carnival rides. Honor apples at the annual Linvilla Orchards’ Apple Festival on September 14th and 28th.

Watch as the North tries to defend against the South at the Civil War Reenactment at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation on September 22nd. Head back to the Plantation in October for Lantern Ghost Tours.

Savor the flavors of Media at the annual Media Food & Crafts Festival on October 6th. Warm up with hot jazz with Mara Lavine and Gathering Time presented by the Lansdowne Folk Club on October 26th. Enjoy music from local school bands and all that Halloween has to offer on October 26th at the Media Halloween Parade.

Honor the nation’s veterans at Media’s Veterans Day Parade on November 11th. Every restaurant in Downtown Media will have live music on November 15th and 16th to revel for the Annual Jazz by Night Celebration.

Without a doubt, you’ll want to make Delco a destination!

Plan Your Trip

Breathe in the crisp autumn air as you hike along the Chester Creek Trail, an old rail trail following the route of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Enjoy the big city feel of Broadway magic at Media Theater or rocking performances at Hedgerow Theater. Sing your praise for a handcrafted beer at Ashton Abbey. Witness the authenticity behind an American great at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Don’t forget to visit the parks, gardens or arboretums in the area, saturated with natural beauty. Commemorate the fallen soldiers who fought for a country that didn’t exist yet at the Brandywine Battlefield, the location of the largest battle of the American Revolution.

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