The Best In Special Events

Once again, parks and recreation, Walgreens and the Take Care Clinics, team up to present this hilarious family event for its 17th consecutive year. Hundreds of rubber duckies float down the Neshaminy Creek to compete in a race to the finish line. Your duck(s) could win and you could receive prizes totaling $500.

Numbered ducks will be placed in the water in Kemper Park and duck marshals will be on hand to retrieve them. Official ducky number tickets may be purchased at the WREC, Township Building Tax Office and Library. The more ducks you buy, the better your chances! Tickets donated by CP Printing.


$5 for 1 Ducky or 5 Duckies for $20

You need not be present to WIN! Tickets sold day of the event (starting at noon) until sold out!


1st Prize – $200

2nd Prize -$150

3rd Prize – $100

4th Prize – $ 50

–Township of Warminster, Penn.

Ahoy Matey! It’s A Pirate’s Paradise!

For all ages. Shiver me timbers! It’s a pirate’s life for me! Enjoy a day of everything pirate at Deep Run Park. Be prepared to walk the plank, venture on a hunt to search for pirate’s treasure, get temporary airbrush tattoos, have your face painted, make pirate crafts, or maybe even meet Blackbeard himself!

Bring the kids in their best pirate attire for costume contests and games. Get ready for life on the high seas with authentic pirate tunes and sea chanteys performed by The Press Gang. You won’t want to miss this pirate-themed day of fun! Concessions will be available for purchase.

–Henrico County, Va.

Superhero Saturday

Dress up as your favorite superhero and come join us at the Ice Haus to skate with some of your favorite superheroes! Exhibitions by the Mountain View Skating Club and a free 30-minute group lesson, from 12:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., by our certified instructors will help you skate like a superhero. Ages 3 and up. $4 admission, $1 children 4 & under, $2 skate rental. Get $1 off admission if dressed like a superhero!

–City of Greeley, Colo.

The Homegrown Experience

August 19, Nicollet Island Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for the third year of The Homegrown Experience presented by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB). This event will focus on sustainability, connecting people to the land and providing healthy and enjoyable experiences.

The event will feature chef demonstrations, local restaurants, farmers, CSAs, co-ops, food producers, local vintners and brewers. In addition, an outdoor Farmers Market will be featured. Participants will be able to sip, sample, purchase and, most importantly, learn about local, sustainable and organic foods.

We are proud to offer a unique component to the event in the form of education. Through an educational stage as well as the ability to talk one-on-one with local food producers and chefs, people will gain greater understanding and appreciation of where their food comes from, and how to enjoy it–the Homegrown way. Please note this is a 21+ event.

–Minneapolis Park & Recreation, Minn.

Garden Contest

Celebrate your community’s most beautiful home gardens. Photo courtesy of Whitemarsh Township Parks and Recreation Department

Whitemarsh Township residents and businesses are invited to share their love of gardening with the community and receive recognition for doing their part to make our area greener and more beautiful. Only the judges will visit your property. All contestants agree to have their garden photographed and filmed for township publicity and the government channel. Categories for entries include: Commercial, Habitat, New, Pleasure, and Vegetable.

–Whitemarsh Township, Penn.

Sheep & Wool Day

The sheep are losing their winter wool, and you’re invited to the shearing at Springton Manor Farm!

Spend a day churning, spinning, shelling, dancing, hatching & playing!

Experience sheep shearing, butter making, apple cider pressing, wool spinning and weaving, corn shelling and bee keeping. Learn how eggs hatch and visit with the young animals in the Great Barn.

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