5 Fun Things To Do In Bucks County This Weekend

Bucks County will be celebrating its diversity this weekend with a Pride Block Party, Celtic Day on the waterfront, and a Juneteenth event.

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BUCKS COUNTY, PA — This weekend, Bucks County will be celebrating its diversity.

In Doylestown Borough, a block party featuring live entertainment, vendors, food and more will unfold along East State Street highlighting a month-long celebration of LBGTQ+ pride in the county seat. The event is free and open to the public.


Meanwhile, in Bristol Borough the Celtic Heritage Foundation will be hosting its annual Celtic Day celebration on the banks of the Delaware River. The day will include a celebration of Irish, Scottish and Welsh pride with food, live entertainment and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Also this weekend, Washington Crossing Historic Park will be celebrating Juneteenth with two free lectures and a free concert by the Original Quake Band. The lectures are designed to educate the public on the history and importance of Juneteenth.

These are some of the events taking place this weekend in Bucks County:

Doylestown Borough Celebrates Pride With Block Party

Doylestown Borough will be showing its pride on Saturday, June 22 with a Pride Festival Block Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on East State Street between Pine and Main streets. The day will feature live music, food, and lots of rainbows and unicorns. Throughout the day, attendees are invited to leisurely stroll down the street, which will be closed to traffic and lined with more than 30 vendors showcasing local businesses, nonprofits and organizations to the LGBTQ+ community. Entertainment throughout the day will include a drag performance, DJ music, children’s activities, face painting, balloons and live musical acts. The block party is presented by Discover Doylestown and Doylestown Pride.

Celebrating Pride Fest with balloons and smiles. (Photo by Jeff Werner)

Celtic Heritage Day On The Bristol Borough Waterfront

Irish eyes will be smiling on the Bristol Borough waterfront on Sunday, June 23 when Celtic Day unfolds from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free day long festival will include music, food, Celtic-themed vendors, a bag piper, Irish dancers, and an expanded children’s corner with a Bounce House and a Duel Lane, balloons, face painting and sand art. The event also includes a bake sale table and a raffle for a Wheel Barrow of Cheer in support of the foundation’s scholarship funds. The drawing will take place during an “After Party” at Naked Brewing in Bristol.

The Celtic Cross on the Bristol Borough waterfront.

TileWorks Celebrates Founder Henry Mercer’s 167TH Birthday

The public is invited to join the TileWorks on Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the 167th birthday of founder, Henry Mercer at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown. To celebrate, Masters of the Skies will hold a meet and greet with two of its trained majestic birds of prey. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly birthday party with feathered friends. Between 1911 and 1912, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) built the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works to “master the potter’s art and establish pottery under personal control.” The success of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works rested on Mercer’s pure genius. With a small capital investment, relatively inexpensive operating costs, and an ability to produce a range of wares that made the best use of biotechnology, the pottery produced unique tiles that were praised by critics and sought after by architects. The honest, hand-made quality of his work fully expressed the ideals of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, elevating Mercer to one of the movement’s most important proponents. By the turn of the century, he was recognized as a premiere maker of “artistic” tiles.

Lectures, Concert To Celebrate Juneteenth At Washington Crossing

In honor of Juneteenth, Washington Crossing Historic Park will host several free special events and activities on Sunday, June 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. From 3 to 5 p.m., the park will educate visitors about the contributions of Black American soldiers during the Revolutionary War and Civil War as well as what Juneteenth is and why its legacy is important today. From 3 to 4 p.m., Noah Lewis, a living historian and portrayer of “Ned Hector”, a black revolutionary war hero, will be presenting
on the contributions of Black Soldiers during the revolution. From 4 to 5 p.m., 1st Sgt Algernon Ward Jr., a historical reenactor and President of the 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops, will be presenting on the contributions of black soldiers during the Civil War, Juneteenth, and its legacy. The day concludes at 6 p.m. with a concert by the Original Quake Band, a Philadelphia based, premier high energy dance band offering the finest in great live musical entertainment, will provide live music.

Bucks House Tour To Open Three Properties To The Public

The 2024 Bucks County House Tour will open three spectacular Central Bucks properties to the public on Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The properties include the Black Horse Farm and the Drumbore Farm in the Perkasie area and Coda by Julies Gregory in Solebury. The event is a fundraiser for Turn Bucks Blue, a political action committee whose mission is to elect Democrats in Bucks County. For more information and to order tickets, email tbbhousetour@gmail.com or click here. Black Horse Farm is a classic Pennsylvania working farm on 60 acres. The property features an 1854 stone home extended and improved with solar and geothermal, a restored bank barn and potting shed- guest house, heritage animals, gardens, an art studio and apiary. Coda by Jules Gregory is an elegant, mid-century synthesis of Gregory’s signature elements: open, multi-level spaces; wood; walls of glass to let in sunlight and nature; and its new owners’ music studio. Founded in 1798, Drumbore’s stone house, summer kitchen, and barn date from the early-mid 19th century. A crafter of textiles and an amateur musician acquired Drumbore in 2006, preserved the original buildings, and added space indoors and out to support their gatherings.

Founded in 1798, Drumbore’s stone house, summer kitchen, and barn date from the early-mid 19th century.

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