Stokesay Castle’s Wedding Showcase is the perfect opportunity to view all of the possibilities to make your fairy tale wedding a reality. From DJ’s to photographers, jewelers to salons, and florists to wedding fashions; Stokesay Castle gives you the chance to speak face to face with local vendors who want to make your special day what it should be,
a memorable event!
Details of the event
When: February 26, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Stokesay Castle
A little dough, a lot of fun! 4th annual Reading Pretzel Fest.
One day of incredible food, the world’s best pretzels, various beverages including craft beer samplings. Also featuring arts, crafts and live entertainment. Our mission is to celebrate Berks County’s rich history of Pretzel and Beer making (and have a little fun doing it!).
When: September 24, 2016 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: First Energy Center
Fall in love with West Reading during our 10th Annual Fall Festival On The Avenue! We are brewing up all the delicious details for the perfect day on Penn Avenue, rain or shine!
Enjoy a day of live music along Penn Avenue, West Reading. Browse the local shops’ sales, art and crafts displays, and children’s activities. Sample wonderful specialty foods and beers in the beer garden.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Oley Fair. Our fair is made possible by the hundreds of volunteers that put in many hours before, during and after the fair. This year's fair will again require many volunteers, one which hopefully might be you!!
The Oley Valley Community Fair promotes good friendly competition among the many friends and neighbors of the surrounding Oley area. Each year you can see a wide variety of local products from the farm and home that are entered in many different categories. In 2015 our fair had 6,564 entries with a total premium distribution of $23,429.00 This is just an example of what kind of money can be won at the Oley Fair by exhibitors, both the young and the more experienced.
When: September 15 - 17 until 10pm
Where: 26 Jefferson Street Oley, PA 19547
For more information, click here!
Come to the Star Party at French Creek State Park to view some of the stunning night-sky formations and learn about ones you’ve never noticed before. These French Creek parties are only held during the moon’s third quarter, when there’s the least light-pollution from the moon. The Star Party is aimed to teach local community members how to spot less visible objects in the sky – from planets to curious star clusters.
Where: French Creek State Park
When: Saturday, July 23rd from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
More details can be found here.
The next concert in the Downtown Alive outdoor concert series is coming to the 500 block of Penn Street in downtown Reading on Wednesday, July 20th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
This free concert will feature the nationally-touring act, The Struts! You can be sure that The Struts will animate the streets of Reading with their edgy, classic rock sounds that are similar to Queen, but, according to critics, much more “glamorous and dangerous.” We hope to see you there!
For more information, click here.
Come out to Willow Glen Park in Sinking Spring this Saturday, July 16th, for the 12th annual Berks Celtic Oyster Fest! The event was established in 2002 as an annual event to raise money for the Berks County Irish-American Fraternal Association (BCIAFA). It's a summer celebration of Celtic heritage with food, drink, Irish entertainment and various vendors.
If you want to join the festivities, gates open at 11:00 am and entertainment runs from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm. Admission prices are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the gate. However, children 12 years of age and younger are free. There's free parking available on-site.
If you'd like to learn more about the festival, click here.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Get outside and enjoy the Mid-Summer Classic, hosted by BIG Vision Foundation. The Mid-Summer Classic is a youth baseball tournament that is open to the public. Come see the country's newest Fenway Park "Green Monster" replica! As you enjoy some good old fashion baseball, don't forget to grab a snack at their concession stands. For more information, click here.
Where: 1098 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533
When: Friday, July 15th at 9:00 am to Sunday, 17th at 6:00 pm
$5.00 per car
We’re an open-air farmers market in downtown Reading that features locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables, produce, dairy products, artisan cheeses, breads and more. The Market hosts a wide range of family and nutritional programs; live entertainment; healthy cooking demonstrations; Art in the Open community art projects; youth activities and more.
The market is open on Thursday's throughout the summer from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more information and to see a list of vendors, click here!
Join us in June as this annual tradition continues on the grounds of Reading Hospital. Children of all ages will enjoy great food, activities and games, plants and flowers, live entertainment, and so much more! New this year; Food Trucks – Soggy Bottom BBQ, Gourmand, Sweet Ride (Ice Cream), Pretzel Revolution, Just Jackies, Perk Up Truck,Mama and The Poppers Kettle Corn and Karen’s Concessions.
Location: 6th Avenue Clock Tower. Free parking at Vanity Fair, Park Road and free shuttle service to the hospital. Handicapped parking is available on the West Reading Campus in the 6th Avenue Garage on the lower level.
When: June 7, 2016 - June 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Reading Hospital
This past weekend marked the 26th annual World War II Weekend at the Reading Regional Airport.
The three-day event stars off with a "liberation of Reading," which is an invasion re-enactment on Penn Street, and is directly in front of our office here at Tweed-Weber. During this, dozens of actors took of Penn Street making you feel like you are living and breathing in the 1940s. There was also music being played by an orchestra. Here are some pictures we took from our office of the re-enactment!
To read more about WWII, click here to read an article from WFMZ.
As the result of a successful first year, the Downtown Alive free outdoor concert series is returning to downtown Reading starting in June. The series is growing from three to five concerts and will feature a dynamic lineup of nationally-touring acts from varying musical genres.
The series is being staged again on Penn Street by the Reading Downtown Improvement District and the SMG-managed Santander Arena. As in the first year, Berks County Community Foundation is providing funding for the concerts. In addition, the Berks County Convention Center Authority is financially supporting the expanded series.
These concerts are free of charge for the community and are adding to the growing momentum of activity in downtown Reading. Each date features food carts, a beer garden, and summer night music festival ambiance.
Celebrate the return of warmer weather with this annual event highlighting German traditions and customs with food, song and dance, with musical entertainment provided by Alex Meixner.
Enjoy our Biergarten as we open it for the summer season; enjoy German foods including our own-made fresh daily Apfelstrudel; enjoy performances by our GTV Edelweiss Schuhplattlers and Reading Liederkranz Singers; enjoy a variety of Weihenstephan Beers, brewed in Freising, Bavaria, as we also host a Weihenstephan Tap Takeover, featuring beers from the oldest still-operating brewery in the world; and eEnjoy our dining room and famous German menu under the direction of Executive Chef Marlis Pritz.
This German Cultural Celebration is open to the public.
For more information about the event, click here.
Details about the event:
Where: Reading Liederkranz
When: May 21, 2016
Members: $5.00/Guest and non-member: $8.00
The annual Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA.
The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation.
Berks Arts Council & the Berks Jazz Fest receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For this year's Jazz Festival:
The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 kick off ten music-filled days and nights. Choose from more than 130 major concerts featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed contemporary and straight ahead jazz, blues, big band, gospel and world music. While you are here, visit the Berks Jazz Fest “local events” where restaurants, bars, and churches present the finest in regional talent.
The Festival starts on April 1, 2016 at 8:00 am and lasts until April 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Visit www.berksjazzfest.com for more information!
Ready. Set. READ! is a community-wide initiative that brings together schools, businesses, organizations and individuals to improve early grade reading success. Our goal is to have 90% of third-graders in Berks County reading on grade level by 2023, as measured by the third grade PSSA exam. Learn more about Ready. Set. READ!