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Get Out For Memorial Day, All Weekend Long

What to do this holiday weekend.

It's Memorial Day on Monday, and to most of us, that means a three-day weekend. So live a little this weekend—Patch is here to help you find activities in the area ... and you have an extra day to recuperate.  Below are more details, along with the rest of the weekly rundown of things to do. (Unless otherwise noted, more information can be had by clicking on the header links to start each Get Out item.)

Memorial Day in downtown Ardmore. Memorial Day is a full day in Lower Merion Township. At 9:45 a.m. on Monday (May 30), the Merion Concert Band will perform at Lancaster and Argyle avenues. A parade follows, leaving from Greenfield Avenue at 10:30 a.m., featuring Lower Merion firetrucks, members of the Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania, cheerleaders, decorated bikes and more. The parade will lead to a Memorial Service at St. Paul’s Cemetery at 11:15 a.m.

  • When: 9:45 a.m. for band, 10:30 a.m. for parade, 11:15 a.m. for service.
  • Where: The band will perform at the intersection of Lancaster and Argyle Avenues and the parade leaves from Greenfield Ave.
  • Cost: Free

Support Soul Survivor’s Fundraiser at MilkBoy. Enjoy spoken word artists, visual artists, musicians and vocalists at Soul Survivor's fundraiser event at MilkBoy Coffee this Friday. The group promotes urban underground talent and  proceeds from ticket sales will benefit cancer survivor Keya Byrd. Get tickets here.

  • When: 8 p.m. on Friday, May 27
  • Where: 
  • Cost: $10

See The Devon Horse Show. The Devon Horse Show began this week and runs through Sunday, June 5, with proceeds benefiting Bryn Mawr Hospital. Saturday is Children’s Day, with free admission for the first 700 children (12 and under), who will enjoy a variety of activities in the Pavilion. Cost is $4 per activity. Click here for a complete list of events this week. (And check back regularly throughout the week, to see coverage of the show from Patch.)

  • When: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, through Sunday June 5. 
  • Where: Devon Horse Show, Lancaster Pike and Dorset Rd., Devon
  • Cost:  Varies, click here for more information.

Get Blinded By Science. Harriton High School will host its fifth annual “Science Night” on Friday, May 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy science games, puzzles, experiments (rocket car, hovercraft, liquid nitrogren) and prizes.

  • When: 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 27
  • Where: Harriton High School, 600 North Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr
  • Cost: Free

Watch the Fireworks at Longwood Gardens. It’s a bit of a far trek, but if you haven’t gotten out to Longwood Gardens yet this spring, now’s your chance. Longwood presents an evening of fireworks and fountains on a Sunday each month, and what better time to visit than a week when you can sleep in the following Monday? Make a day of it by eating at one of Longwood’s restaurants for dinner, and settle in to enjoy some American music classics while watching the show.

  • When: 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 29
  • Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
  • Cost: $38 for adults, $22 for kids.


Clubs:
: Splintered Sunlight on Friday, and Lima Bean Riot on Saturday, doors open both nights at 9 p.m.
: Soul Survivor (see above) on Friday at 8 p.m., Clive w/ Kyle Swartzwelder on Saturday at 8 p.m. Click here for more info.
: Fridays and Saturdays: Original music from local bands. Sunday: “Live at the Nail” radio show, 6 p.m. Click here for admission prices, times, and more information.

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