Skippack Events 2013

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The year in Skippack is marked not just by seasons, but by an exciting calendar of events, including festivals, car shows, concerts, and theater

Skippack offers a wonderful variety of events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy in 2013. Scroll down or use the menu at right to see events for spring, summer and fall, and the holiday season.

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The Best Things in Life and Skippack are Free (for the most part)

Tickets for Playcrafters of Skippack, our community theater, are sold at very reasonable prices. Other events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

March 2013 Skippack Events

Spring Fling 2013

  March 22, 23, and 24; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

The fun starts: This year’s kick off event for the Skippack events season. Participating shops and restaurants offer special savings, refreshments, drawings and events. Shredding truck: On March 23, from 10 am to 12 pm, bring your paperwork and have it shredded for free. Just come to town.

Call 610-584-0797 for more information.

Note from the Skippack Blogger: This is an event organized by the Merchants of Skippack, who work hard to make our village a special place.

April 2013 Skippack Events

A walk through town is always a great Skippack activity

A walk through town is always a great Skippack activity

Playcrafters of Skippack: The Cementery Club, by Ivan Menchell

  Opening night: April 18, Thursday Closing performance: May 4, Saturday

A story about love and friendship and how people endure conflict and loss through time. Three women from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, in their mid-to-late 50s, have become widows within the past few months. Once a week, they gather to visit their husbands’ graves and meet at a deli afterward to talk about their lives. Troubles arise when one of the women meets a gentleman, and begins dating him and building a new life for herself. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

April Trash to Treasure Sale

  April 27, Saturday Rain Date: April 28, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

May 2013 Skippack Events

First Friday in May

  May 3, Friday

The third year of a great new Skippack tradition: First Friday. This is the first First Friday of 2013 and goes from 5 pm to 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Covered bridge in Skippack

Covered bridge in Skippack

Spring Food & Wine Festival

  May 4, Saturday

First annual Spring Wine Fest. Wine, food and family fun. From 12 pm to 6 pm. Charge for admission. Contact Tara from After 5 Gifts, 4038 Skippack Pike, in front of Skippack Pizza, at 610-584-1155 for more information.

Skippack Spring Fest

  May 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday

Craft show with family entertainment, food, crafts, and much more. Begins at 10 am and ends at 5 pm.

Magician and juggler Al Angelo performing in Skippack

Magician and juggler Al Angelo performing in Skippack

May Summertime Concert

  May 15, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta: Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and beautiful Skippack village.

May Trash to Treasure Sale

  May 18, Saturday Rain Date: May 19, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. The fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Awake and Sing, by Clifford Odets

  Opening night: May 23, Thursday Final performance: June 8, Saturday

Set in the Bronx in 1933, parents scheme to manipulate their children’s relationships to their own ends, while their children strive for their own dreams in Clifford Odets’ prize winning drama. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

June 2013 Skippack Events

The Skippack Blogger and his wife enjoying the International Car Show in Skippack

Enjoying a car show in Skippack

Skippack Village Continental Car Show

  June 2, Sunday Rain Date: June 9, Sunday

Car Show featuring American-made cars, begins at 11 am and goes to 5 pm. Activities include: car corral, food, music, face painting, kids cartoon character visit, plus much more. Amazing autos are exhibited throughout the village; the center of activity is at the Hotel Fiesole parking lot, 4046 Skippack Pike.

Note from the Skippack Blogger: If you attend just one Skippack event this year, make it a Skippack car show. They are great.

First Friday in June

  June 7, Friday

This second First Friday of 2013, the third year of First Fridays. Festivities go from 5 pm to 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Summertime concert in Skippack

Summertime concert in Skippack

Summertime Festival

  June 8, Saturday

Great craft show & kids event with character visit, moonbounce, magic, face painting, caricature, games and much more; from 10 am to 4 pm.

June Summertime Concert

  June 19, Wednesday Rain date June 27, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and being in Skippack.

June Trash to Treasure Sale

  June 22, Saturday Rain Date: June 23, Sunday

The Barn, home theater of Playcrafters of Skippack

Barn theater; home theater of Playcrafters of Skippack

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Caught in the Net, by Ray Cooney

  Opening night: June 27, Thursday Final performance: July 13, Saturday

If you think your life is complicated, imagine the life of two-timing taxi driver John Smith who keeps two separate families. His teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, meet in an Internet chat room and are eager to meet in person. John’s already hectic life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep his double life a secret. Caught in the Net is the sequel to Run For Your Wife, a play by Ray Cooney that ran in London for 9 years. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

July 2013 Skippack Events

 

A scene from the fourth of July parade in Skippack

A scene from the fourth of July parade in Skippack

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

  July 4, Thursday

Yankee Doodle goes to town, Skippack town. Wonderful small town parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and travels down Route 73 through the heart of Skippack Village. Barbecue at Parc Bistro at 3 pm, and fireworks at dusk in Palmer Park, near Skippack Elementary School, with parking areas off of Heckler Road and Creamery Road.

Note from the Skippack Blogger: Fourth of July in Skippack captures just the right spirit. It is a traditional, neighborhood fourth of July with a touch of Skippack flair. The parade is fantastic. This event attracts a large crowd, so come early to secure a good spot along Skippack’s main street.

First Friday in July

  July 5, Friday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Skippack Village Carnival

  July 16 thru 20, Tuesday thru Saturday

Amusement, games and family fun: An old-fashioned carnival. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the carnival starts at 6 pm and runs to 10 pm. On Saturday, the carnival runs from 3 pm to 6 pm and takes place at 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from the Basta Pasta. Call 610-584-6004.

Read about the Skippack carnival:

Skippack Village Carnival

Skippack Village Carnival

Note from the Skippack Blogger: Everyone should know the happiness of living in a town like Skippack, where an old-fashioned carnival, with bright lights, popcorn, cotton candy and festive noise, sprouts for a short few days in summer. It reminds us that life is not all about work, decorum and responsibility.

July Summertime Concert

  July 24, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and soaking in the Skippack atmosphere.

U2Nation returns to Skippack

July Trash to Treasure Sale

  July 27, Saturday Rain date: July 28

Sunday Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

August 2013 Skippack Events

Outdoor dining in the summer

Outdoor dining in the summer

First Friday in August

  August 2, Friday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Playcrafters of Skippack: Sweeney Todd

  Opening night: August 8, Thursday Final performance: August 24, Saturday

Landmark musical about the barber Sweeney Todd’s savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided by his landlady Mrs. Lovett, who is secretly in love with him, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. Combining comic turns and chilling drama, music hall-style numbers and hauntingly beautiful romantic songs, Sweeney Todd offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

Al Saadi, lead singer of U2Nation, entertains the crowd at a summertime concert in Skippack

Summertime concert in Skippack

August Summertime Concert

  August 21, Wednesday

Free concert for all ages, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4059 Skippack Pike, across the street from Basta Pasta. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the music and beautiful Skippack Village.

August Trash to Treasure Sale

  August 24, Saturday Rain Date: August 25, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

September 2013 Skippack Events

Free face painting for kids during First Friday

Free face painting for kids during First Friday

First Friday in September

  September 6, Friday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find our more about First Fridays in Skippack:

September Trash to Treasure Sale

  September 7, Saturday Rain Date: September 8, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

Skippack Village Sidewalk Sale

  September 7 and 8, Saturday and Sunday

Hotel Fiesole in Skippack Village features live music Friday and Saturday nights

Hotel Fiesole in Skippack Village features live music Friday and Saturday nights

Participating shops display sale items along the sidewalks of our beautiful village. Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village at 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta.

Playcrafters of Skippack: God of Carnage

  Opening night: September 12, Thursday Final performance: September 28, Saturday

Two pairs of parents meet to discuss a fight between their children and resolve the matter in a civilized manner. As the evening progresses, they become increasingly childish and the discussion devolves into chaos. Yasmina Reza’s devilishly funny look at uncivil adults; a hit when it opened on Broadway. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

October 2013 Skippack Events

Skippack's biggest event, Skippack Days, takes place October 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday, 2013.

Skippack’s biggest event, Skippack Days, takes place October 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday

First Friday in October

  October 4, Friday

Fun begins at 5 pm and lasts until 9 pm. Shops stay open late and musicians, artists and family entertainers enliven sidewalks, porches, shops and restaurants throughout the village. Plenty of free parking, just come to town.  Plenty of free parking, just come to town.

Find out more about First Fridays in Skippack:

Skippack Days

  October 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday

The largest event of the year in Skippack Village, Skippack Days features crafts, food, family fun, jewelry, vendor sale, artwork, and live entertainment. On both Saturday and Sunday, festivities begin at 10 am and end at 6 pm. Skippack Days 2013 marks the 41st year of this festival.

Craft booth at Skippack Days shows colors of fall

Craft booth at Skippack Days shows colors of fall

Note from the Skippack Blogger: Don’t miss the section dedicated to craftwork, near the Southwest Trading Post.

Winetober Fest

  October 12, Saturday

Third year of Skippack’s fall wine festival. Multiple covered venues throughout Skippack Village will host Pennsylvania Wineries along with food samples, live music and art exhibits. There is a charge for admission, which is by ticket only. Contact Tara from After 5 Gifts, 4038 Skippack Pike, in front of Skippack Pizza, at 610-584-1155 for more information.

Playcrafters of Skippack: Two Gentlemen of Verona, by William Shakespeare

  Opening night: October 18, Friday Final performance: October 27, Sunday

The Bard of Stratford on Avon comes to Skippack Village. One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, Two Gentlemen of Verona is a coming-of-age story about youth, friendship, and forgiveness. Valentine and Proteus are the best friends. When Valentine moves to the big city of Milan and promptly falls in love with the beautiful Sylvia, Proteus can’t stay behind for long. He leaves his own newly-won beloved Julia in Verona. When in Milan, Proteus also falls for Sylvia. Playcrafters of Skippack barn theater is located on 2011 Store Road.

Coming to Skippack: Shakespeare

Coming to Skippack: Shakespeare

Who is Silvia? what is she, That all our swains commend her? Holy, fair, and wise is she; The heaven such grace did lend her, That she might admirèd be.

From Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona

Children’s Halloween Parade

  October 19, Saturday

Kids get to wear costumes and participate in a parade. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Hotel Fiesole, 4046 Skippack Pike, and ends at Mal’s Diner with a treat and craft. Cuteness is guaranteed. Registration is recommended but people who do not register will not be turned away. To register, go to Mal’s American Diner, located at 4006 Skippack Pike, and fill out the registration form. Pleasse call Mal’s Diner at 610-584-0900.

International Car Show

  October 20, Sunday Rain Date: October 27, Sunday

Activities include: car corral, car rally, junior auto show, food and beer, cartoon character, face painting for the kids, vendors, and prizes. Enjoy beautiful vintage automobiles in beautiful Skippack Village. Amazing autos are exhibited throughout the village, the center of activity is at the Hotel Fiesole parking lot, 4046 Skippack Pike.

Meet local heroes and helpers at Community Services Day in Skippack

Meet local heroes and helpers at Community Services Day in Skippack

Community Services Day

  October 20, Sunday Rain Date: October 27, Sunday

Meet local heroes and helpers. Vital service providers, such as the police and fire company, and local non-profit organizations set up exhibits, give demonstrations, and make themselves available to talk to people in the community. Held at the Victorian Carriage Shops in the heart of Skippack, 4039 Skippack Pike, noon to 4 pm. Rain date is Concurrent with the Skippack International Car Show.

October Trash to Treasure Sale

  October 26, Saturday Rain Date: October 27, Sunday

Sell it in Skippack: Multi-vendor yard sale held in the heart of Skippack Village, 4059 Skippack Pike, across from Basta Pasta. Fee is $10 for a 10 by 10 spot for displaying and selling your items. Registration is day of show from 7 am to 8:30 am. The event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. For more info, please call 610-584-6004.

November and December 2013 Skippack Events

Skippack Events 2013

Skippack Christmas Tree

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

  November 29, Friday

Lighting of the village Christmas tree. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. in the Floral and Hardy Parking Lot, 4007 Skippack Pike. Celebrate the joy of the season with carolers, tree lighting and visit from Santa in beautiful Skippack Village.

Illuminaire Nights in Skippack

  November 23 through December 21, Wednesdays and Fridays

Each evening, from 5 pm to 9 pm, the Village of Skippack is aglow with the warm light of candles, hospitality and the sounds of the season. Luminaries line the sidewalks outside the stores and restaurants to light the way for shoppers and diners. Many of the shops and restaurants throughout the Village will be offering special treats and refreshment, activities, in store sales and other surprises for shoppers. To experience Illuminare nights in Skippack, just come to town. For further information, please call 610-584-0124.

Skippack in the winter snow

Skippack in the winter snow

First Time Event: Public lighting of a Hanukkah Menorah in Skippack

  December 4, Wednesday

For the first time in the 300-plus year history of Skippack, a menorah will be lit in a public ceremony to acknowledge the  holiday of Hanukkah. All are welcome. The ceremony starts at 8 pm will take place in the area of the Southwest Trading Post and the Victorian Carriage Shops in the heart of Skippack Village, 4039 Skippack Pike.

Hanukkah is an eight-day festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Public Menorah lighting ceremonies take place all over the world, including the White House, many shopping malls, and this year in Skippack Village. Enjoy shopping in beautiful Skippack and partake in this meaningful ceremony.

Get a delicious, free Hanukkah donut (while they last) when you visit any store in Victorian Carriage Shops: The Southwest Trading Post, Bella’s Boutique, Sleep & Beauty Studio, Summerwind Grooming, The Village Irish Shop, All Day Delicious, New Wave Comics and Collectibles, and The Land of Olive Oils, Balsamics, and More. Donuts served at 7:30 pm.

The I Love Skippack Events Listing brought to you by Michael Shaw AKA the Skippack Blogger (right) and Brad DeForest AKA the Skippack Web Guy. Our favorite event is going into town for a beer.

The I Love Skippack Events Listing is brought to you by Michael Shaw AKA the Skippack Blogger (right) and Brad DeForest AKA the Skippack Web Guy. Our favorite event is going into town for a beer.