Best Things To Do In Doylestown PA In The Summer

Find Local Inspiration for Your Home Design in Doylestown, PA

It was a long winter, but summer has finally arrived, which means it's time to start enjoying the sun and planning day trips to some of the great places in the area. With a rich historical background, lovely parks and gorgeous scenery, delicious eateries, and inviting artistic communities, Bucks County is the perfect place to make loads of memories with your favorite people this summer! 

Plan a day trip to explore beautiful Doylestown, the county seat, and home to splendid castles, fascinating museums, unique shops, and a lot more.  While you are visiting the local sites, get inspired by the styles, local materials, food, crafts, and more.  If you are planning a kitchen design or a bathroom remodel, these local sites in Doylestown, PA will offer the inspiration you need to give your home remodeling plans a local flair.

 Things to Do in Doylestown, PA

 Doylestown, PA, like much of Bucks County, PA is filled with artists, galleries, and architecture that is unique to the area.  The town has plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you busy on a summer weekend, but also includes an array of museums and special events. 

 Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is a "working history" museum that was founded by Henry Chapman Mercer. Handmade tiles are still produced using Mercer's original molds, locally sourced clay, and a slightly modified version of Mercer's glazing and slip recipes. A National Historic Landmark, the Tile Works, along with Fonthill Castle and the Mercer Museum, are the only three cast-in concrete structures built by Mercer. Who knows, you may get some tiling inspiration for your next bathroom remodel or kitchen design project!  The tiles are even available for purchase, so if you love this local gem, you could incorporate locally sourced tiles into a kitchen remodel backsplash or a mirror for a bathroom design like this bathroom remodel.

 James A. Michener Art Museum

Named for the Bucks County local and Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer, the Michener Museum houses mainly 19th and 20th century American art and is known for its collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, created by artists in a nearby art colony.  Browse the collection and explore your artistic sensibility, where you might find ideas for styles, patterns, or color schemes you could incorporate into your own home design aesthetic. 

 Peace Valley Park and Lake Galena

Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities – including horseback riding, biking, tennis, and hiking – through this gorgeous 1500 acre park. The lake is surrounded by lovely walking trails or, if you’d like a closer look, is a great place to canoe, kayak or fish.

 Upcoming Events in Doylestown, PA

 Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Fonthill Castle – July 4, 2018

Enjoy a day filled with fun, food, games, live music, and more at Henry Mercer’s estate, Fonthill Castle. Take part in sack races, watermelon eating contests, 19th century baseball or town ball, and the famous cakewalk. Fonthill Castle will also be open for self-guided tours.

Fonthill Castle Beer Fest – August 25, 2018
Taste more than 35 local, regional, and national brews at this beer extravaganza in Doylestown. General admission tickets include unlimited beer tastings, musical entertainment, light fare, and a commemorative beer tasting glass.  You might find your next favorite craft beer to bring home for a summer barbecue.  Stock up in your beverage refrigerator, or if you don’t have one make sure to including one in your next kitchen remodel.

Doylestown Arts Festival – September 8-9, 2018
The Doylestown Art Festival is one of the largest in the region, featuring more than 150 juried artists, live entertainment on five stages, local food vendors, and live art and interactive demonstrations.  Summer events in Doylestown culminate in this early Fall event.  It is the perfect time to find a piece of fine art, glass, metalwork, or another unique item from a local artist to display in your new kitchen design, bathroom remodel, or any space in your home.

Doylestown Farmer’s Market – Saturday Mornings
Stop by the weekly Doylestown Farmer’s Market to browse the local crafts or pick up some fresh produce or baked goods.  Bring them home and whip up some fresh summer meals for friends and family in your kitchen designed for entertaining.

Enjoy those long summer days in Doylestown, PA at any of these local sites or events. If a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation is part of your plans for the summer, visit our design gallery to find out about projects we have completed in Doylestown, PA or contact us to get started on your new space.