This Weekend: Glow Paint, Pints & Paws, Chili, Arts, Memorial Day

Looking for last minute plans for the holiday weekend? We have you covered!
Memorial Day

Friday, May 27 7 p.m to 9 p.m.: *Blacklight* Go with the Flow is happening at Painting with a Twist in Warrington. This class promises to be a not-so-standard instructor-led paint night. The studio is outfitted with black lights, and the  paints are fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark. Price is $40 per person, and it is BYOB. Wear your brightest, most black-light friendly outfits, and enjoy. The next question about this event is obviously – where will I hang my painting in my house, and how much does a blacklight cost? You don’t have to go the whole way back to the 70s with a whole room devoted to blacklights. Walmart, Amazon and the like have LED blacklight strips or bars for very reasonable prices ($6-$20), so you can just glow up a corner of your room or wall. Painting with a Twist is located at 632 Easton Rd in Warrington.

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Saturday, May 28: Memorial Day celebrations are happening on Saturday in Penndel-Hulmeville, Perkasie, Plumstead Township, Warminster, Warrington, & Tullytown. After Saturday morning festivities, perhaps head out to the 6th Annual Pints & Paws event at Free Will Brewing in Perkasie. Bring your furry friends and enjoy some beers while checking out the adoptable dogs available from Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue. This event isn’t just for the dogs, though, as it will also have food trucks (Cousins Maine Lobster, Roll’m Up, and The Hickory Stick Ice Cream) plus live music from Kendal Conrad (1:00PM – 3:00PM). Free Will Brewing will be releasing this year’s iteration of Haven IPA with a portion of the proceeds going to Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue. Admission is free. If you are bringing your pup with you, make sure he or she is leashed and well-behaved. Free Will Brewing is located at 410 East Walnut St. in Perkasie.

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Sunday, May 29: Newtown Brewing Company is hosting its 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. If you’d like to participate (we don’t know if it’s too late to enter), send an email to info@newtownbrewingco.com. Guests have the opportunity to try all the chilis and vote on their favorites. There should be plenty of varieties as it lists options for meatless, spicy, white or whatever other kind of chili the entrants think will win. If you’ve never tried Cincinnati Style chili, I highly recommend it. It’s unlike any other chili because of the unique spice combination. 

If a chili cook-off inspires heartburn for you, perhaps take the trek to Allentown for Cedar Crest College’s annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts. It’s happening all weekend, on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will feature a juried art show, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, and live music on multiple stages. There are also classes in which to participate. On Sunday, there is a Kokedama Class, Origami, and Paint & Sip Class. What is kokedama? It’s related to bonsai, but the plant is housed in a spherical moss ball. Learn more here. Cedar Crest College is located at 100 College Drive in Allentown.

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Monday, May 30: Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country. If there is one place to participate in the annual Memorial Day festivities, it has to be Doylestown. The Doylestown Memorial Day Parade is the oldest in the nation, having celebrated its 151st anniversary in 2019. Last year, there were over 1700 participants and approximately 15,000 spectators. The event starts with a flag raising at War Memorial Field, followed by the parade that leaves from Central Bucks West High School, proceeds through town, and arrives at Doylestown Cemetery. There will be a 30 minute ceremony during which United Veterans of Doylestown will place wreaths honoring fallen heroes. The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the Chief Operating Officer of the Bucks County Beacon. She is a seasoned design professional with nearly a decade of experience in strategic communications. Emily has spent nearly two decades working with startups and small businesses. Beyond her design chops, Emily is a creative problem solver, and business strategist. She has also owned her own graphic design firm since 2003, working with nearly every imaginable client including small businesses, giant corporations, non-profits, and community organizations.

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