Summer Happenings in Yardley, PA

The rain stopped, and the sun has descended upon Yardley. With nice weather here, it’s time to let the fresh air and sunshine fill your home, and to head out to explore your hometown! Yardley offers many opportunities for visitors and locals, alike, to enjoy and discover the outdoors.  While browsing the local shops and crafts you may find yourself inspired to update your kitchen design or bathroom design style or find great fresh food at a local market for your next barbecue.

Here are a few of the top sites around Yardley, PA:

Walk Down Main Street

Main Street is your quintessential small town thoroughfare. Walk from the start of the borough towards downtown and you will come across various shops, businesses, and restaurants; eventually coming to Lake Afton. Grab a coffee or pastry at Pretty Bird Café, the local coffee shop, and continue to stroll down the drag. Pop in and out of the local shops like, Yardley General, The Pink Daisy, and Yardley Jewelers or dine alfresco at one of the town’s many restaurants: the Vault offers a unique brewpub experience, with the Yardley Inn offering a more upscale dining experience and scenic views of the Delaware River; and the Continental Tavern serving great burgers in the town’s historic restaurant. If you find a favorite dish, you may want to re-create it at home in your own kitchen design or at a family barbecue.

Experience the Outdoors

Yardley is the perfect spot for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts all year round. With beautiful scenery, wildlife, and a 60-mile towpath running through the town, there is something for people of all ages to enjoy.

Stroll down Main Street to Lake Afton, which is right next to the historic library, and enjoy the peace and quiet the lake has to offer. Take in the historic Delaware River, viewable from town and accessible by boat from the local launch.

Explore the canal path that runs through Yardley. This sixty mile towpath used to be trekked by teams of mules towing barges down the canal; but now it provides a level trail for walkers, runners, and cyclists. There’ve even been a few horseback riders known to enjoy a walk down the canal! It’s also home to many species of water fowl, birds, fish, and other small animals. Who knows… you may even spot a Blue Heron on your adventure!  

Bring the Local Taste of Summer to Your Kitchen Design

Bucks County is home to many farms and the residents of Yardley have access to local and fresh fruits, veggies, meats, and artisan foods. The Yardley Farmers Market is the one-stop shop for locally grown and sourced produce, meats, and materials. Pick up some organic fruits to keep in a bowl on your kitchen countertop to add some color to your kitchen design or grab an array of herbs and spices to enhance the meals you prepare for your family.

Just a short drive out of the borough is Shady Brook Farm – a local farm that grows acres of seasonal crops throughout the year, including strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, corn, peppers and pumpkins, for you to pick yourself and bring home. There’s nothing better than cooking with fresh fruits and veggies that come directly from the field!

This summer, enjoy strawberry, blueberry or peach picking at the farm and then bring your bounty home to create a delicious and colorful fruit salad or a tasty blueberry or peach pie in your kitchen design!

Yardley and surrounding towns have lots of fun planned for the summer! Check out these events:

Friday Fireworks

For more than 10 years fireworks displays have lit up the summer sky along the stretch of the Delaware River situated between New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey. The 2018 dates are: July 6, August 3, and September 7

Summer unWINEd Concert Series - Fridays through August 31

Enjoy craft beer, signature cocktails, wines by local Rose Bank Winery, lawn games, and delicious food at Shady Brook Farm’s Summer Concert Series. Pick up a bottle of local wine or a unique craft beer and store them in your beverage refrigerator at the perfect temperature.  If you don’t have a beverage fridge, include one in your next kitchen remodel!

Music on Main – Saturdays through August 11

Bring a blanket or folding chair to Buttonwood Park for the musical stylings of bands playing under the summer sky! Performances by: Ryan Tennis Clubhouse Band, Tie-Dye Hillbilly Dance Party, Ja-Tun & Random Acts of Soul, Tumbleweed, and more.

Peachy Fun Days – August 4, 5, 11, & 12

Take a wagon ride to pick fresh peaches at Shady Brook Farm. Walk through the orchards full or yellow and white peaches and enjoy a peachy festival including: inflatable attractions, giant jumping pillows, SBF 500 pedal go carts, barn yard animals, and more. 

Keep an eye out for inspiration for your kitchen design or bathroom design while browsing the unique local crafts, summer colors, and locally grown food.  While you are out, stop by our Newtown, PA showroom, just a short drive from Yardley, PA!