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July Picks 2017

Written by County Lines Magazine
Valley Forge National Park - Community Picnic in the Park

July 4

Celebrate our nation’s independence with historical games, crafts, an All-American cook-out, trolly tours, artillery demonstrations, music and much more. Meet a Founding Father and sign the Declaration of Independence. Visitor Center, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., Valley Forge. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food available for purchase. Free activities. 610-783-1099; NPS.Gov/VaFo.

Blobfest at The Colonial Theatre

July 14–16

Run out to Phoenixville for this three-day festival featuring contests, food, a street fair, film screenings and, of course, multiple showings of The Blob and the famous re-enactment of the “run out” scene. The street fair on Sat. starts at 11 a.m. The Blob will be shown on Sat. at noon and 3:45 and Sun. at 2 p.m. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Doors open at 7 on Fri., fun starts at 7:30 p.m., “Run Out” at 9 p.m. $14–$75 for weekend VIP tickets. 610-917-1228;

Pottstown Criterium Bike Race

July 16

Amateur and professional cyclists take part in this exciting event, which includes 7 categories—something for all ages. It’s a 4-corner, 0.9 mile downtown criterium circuit that’s fast and flat with 2–4 lanes in a counter-clockwise direction. Races range from 15–30 miles. Children race by age groups for 2 blocks. There’s a festive atmosphere with a beer garden, food and numerous vendors on High St. Registration at High & Charlotte Sts. First race, noon, last race at 5:30 p.m. Reg. at $25–$30; kids race, free.

Good Neighbor Day in Downingtown

July 4

Join 1,500 participants fot the Run for Life (5K, 10K & 15K) and 5K Freedom Walk at 8 a.m. Throughout the day you’ll enjoy fabulous food, crafts from 80+ exhibitors and lots of other fun activities, all benefitting area emergency providers. Cap off the day with a Fireworks Grand Finale that starts at dusk. Kerr Park, Park La., Downingtown. 610-285-1119;

Freedom Fest at Nottingham County Park

July 1

Test your balance and climb to the top of Jacob’s Ladder or twist and spin on one of three Orbotrons. You can enjoy festival foods or bring a picnic supper. Sit back and enjoy the concert, then stay for the fireworks. Rain date, July 2. 150 Park Rd., Nottingham. 6 to 11 p.m. Concert at 7:15, fireworks at 9:30. $10/per car parking fee at the park or to shuttle from Herr’s Corporate Center, 20 Herr Dr. 610-932-2589;