Events

Local events, festivals and entertainment.

THE 39 STEPS

Genesius Theatre

Loaded with references to famous Hitchcock films, plus hilarious slapstick, and a gripping spy plot, The 39 Steps at Genesius Theatre is a delight for film-‐buffs, theater-‐goers and anyone ready to laugh! Seeking a frivolous night out at the theatre, Richard Hannay is lured into a world of intrigue by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. June 17 & 18, June 24 & 25.

Muhlenberg Summer Flea Market

Muhlenberg Township

Join The Muhlenberg Township Parks Department for the Summer Flea Market at Jim Dietrich Park’s grassy parking lot on Saturday, July 9 from 8AM to 1PM.

Governor Mifflin Community Days

Greater Governor Mifflin League

This year’s Community Days will be held from Monday July 4th – Saturday July 9th with a full week of celebratory events planned on the campus of Governor Mifflin High School. The Greater Governor Mifflin League prides itself on presenting the best free entertainment in Berks with national acts and well-known regional bands as well as its Spectacular Fireworks Display to conclude the festival each year on Saturday night.

Berks Parks Summer Concert

County of Berks

Enjoy the natural beauty of our parks while enjoying live music during the second installment of our Berks County Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 10! Each concert day this summer will include three musical acts at Gring’s Mill Amphitheater, free parking and on- site food trucks - the perfect recipe for a summer outing with the family!

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Muhlenberg’s Drift Jam

Muhlenberg Township

The Drift Jam is a new event for Muhlenberg Township. The first part is a lazy afternoon floating down the Schuylkill River from the Leesport area in a kayak to Jim Dietrich Park on Saturday, July 16th. The second part is a clam bake and music Jam in front of the farmhouse at Jim Dietrich Park. Bring your own chair, sit back and relax while listening to Havana Budda from 4 to 6PM and Dave Kline and the Report from 6:30 to 9PM as they pay tribute to the Rolling Stones and Credence Clearwater Revival.

Curious in the Classroom

Reading Science Center

On July 16 and August 20th, Pollinating Penn will be at the Reading Science Center from 12:30 - 3 PM. Free to all ages with admission to the Center. Learn about the bee life cycle, how nectar & pollen are collected, how nectar turns into honey, why bees are so important to our everyday living, and what bees' wax can be used for. There also will be a honey tasting and a take-home activity!

Muhlenberg's Summer Concert Series

Muhlenberg Township

Visit Jim Dietrich Park for the Summer Concert Series from 6 to 8:30PM each night. Friday, June 24 – Brass Pockets with Spuds Gourmet Burgers, Castanada’s and Kona Ice as vendors. Friday, July 8 – Frog Holler with Comalli’s, Whitmoyer Concessions and Candy’s Ice Cream as vendors Friday, July 22 – John King Dance Band with K-town Pub and Sweet Rides as vendors Friday, Aug. 5 – Black Ties with Wingman Food Truck and Kona Ice as vendors.

Wacky Water Wednesday

City of Reading

Wacky Water Wednesday is a pop up spray park to help kids cool off during the hot summer months held from 1-4pm at the following locations throughout the city this summer: June 29, 2022 at Keffer Park Playground, July 6, 2022 at 16th and Haak Elementary School (1600 block of Haak St), July 13, 2022 at Millmont Elementary, July 20, 2022 at 10th and Green Elementary, July 27, 2022 at Amanda Stout Elementary, August 3, 2022 at 1400 block N 12th, August 10, 2022 at 2nd and Oley, August 17, 2022 at Oakbrook Housing, August 24, 2022 at Glenside Housing – Avenue A.

Drop-in Art Program Series for Kids

County of Berks

Summer is the perfect time to dive into an ocean of art. Keep kids’ minds learning with 3-hour art programs that take on worldly themes and keep little hands busy. Each day includes a healthy snack, time to explore in the park, and a themed art project. These programs are designed as drop-off programs for kids ages 7-12 from 9am to noon. July 6: Clay Critters. August 10: Nature Notes Sketchbook. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $5 per class. Held at the Berks Leisure Area, 1901 Tulpehocken Rd., Wyomissing. To register contact Lisa Gauker at lgauker@countyofberks.com or call 610-374-2944, ext. 2611.

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