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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

X marks the spot

Montgomery County


Junior Naturalist Camp (aka Camp Salamander)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Junior Naturalist Camp, aka Camp Salamander, sponsored by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, will be held at Lorimer Park July 13th through the 17th and at Norristown Farm Park July 20th through the 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily.

The camp is conducted by environmental education staff for children who have completed 3rd through 6th grade (9-12 years of age). Registration forms are available for pick up at either park or online at The cost for the camp is $50.00 for the week. Payment must accompany the registration form. Forms must be mailed to Norristown Farm Park (2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, PA 19403), or hand-delivered to either park office.

Ambler Summer Events 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Farmers Market
Ambler Farmers’ Market
This Saturday, and every Saturday through October, the Ambler Farmers’ Market is open, 9am-1pm, in the SEPTA parking lot next to Trax Restaurant and Cafe. Fresh, local food, sweets, wine and more, not to mention live music and demonstrations. Come often and come hungry.

First Fridays
First Friday in Ambler returns on June 5th. This is a great night in Ambler, offering tons of fun for the little ones and adults alike. There is always live music, good food and drink and lots of entertainment for the kiddos. Check out the link below to what was on tap for last months First Friday and stay tuned for upcoming details about the June event.

Ambler Arts & Music Festival
Ambler’s biggest event of the year is quickly approaching! There is nowhere else you want to be JUNE 12 & 13, so mark your calendars now! Art, music, food and tons of fun, all packed into two days, don’t miss it.

MontCo Launches Bike Share Program for Trails

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Montgomery County launched a pilot bike share program for its trail system.

The initial two docking stations and rental locations are located in Lower Perkiomen Valley
Park in Oaks, and at the head of the Pennypack Trail, just off Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland. There are a total of 12 bikes in the county program – six at each location. They are
available for use by the hour or the day through Zagster’s mobile app or via text.

Ambler Restaurant Week

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Ambler Restaurant Week begins this coming Monday, January 12th, and runs through January 19th! Ambler area restaurants will be offering wonderful specials and prix-fix menus. Participating restaurants are listed below, please select the individual restaurant to see their menu and other pertinent information.

Whether you’re looking for high end or casual, a beverage pairing or a BYOB, lunch or dinner; there is something to please everyone. This is always a popular week in Ambler, so don’t delay and make your reservations! Please keep in mind that not all restaurants are open each night during Restaurant Week,
yet another reason to plan in advance and make reservations!

Ambler Main Street’s Annual Holiday Parade

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Holiday Parade
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm
Ambler Main Street’s Annual Holiday Parade is Saturday, Dec 6th at 1pm! The parade is always a wonderful community event that you don’t want to miss. Arrive early to get your prime spot on Butler Ave and enjoy the bands, floats, Mummers, and more. And, don’t forget who else will be there… SANTA! Would your organization be interested in participating in the parade? See our Parade Registration Form.

Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler @ Ambler Train Station
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Greet Santa as he comes in by train on Thursday December 11 at approximately 7 pm and walks up Butler Avenue with the children to the Ambler Theater. There, they watch a movie and will have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Join the Fun! This is an Ambler tradition. (Children are called by number to visit with Santa. Numbers are given on a first come basis at the SEPTA lot prior to Santa’s arrival.)

West Valley Green Road Bridge

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Montgomery County officials re-opened the West Valley Green Road bridge in Whitemarsh Township after extensive repairs were made to the span.

Free Things to do in Montgomery County, PA

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Free family fun in and around Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:


Ambler Events

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Friday, May 2nd!
First Friday
First Fridays return on May 2nd, and the kick off event is not to be missed! Some of the highlights include: Lolly & Yo Yo, as seen on Sprout TV (sponsored by Ambler Savings Bank), a Moon Bounce, Street hockey/soccer, Martial Arts Demonstration, Live Music, Crafts, Community Groups, Great Food (inside and out), Drink Specials and More!

Saturday, May 3rd!
Farmers Market
The Ambler Farmers’ Market returns for its second season, bigger and better than before! We are thrilled to welcome back our wonderful farmers and vendors from last year, as well as welcome new ones (fresh caught Jersey fish, gluten free, and more!). Opening day is May 3rd, come then, and every Saturday, 9am-1pm, through October!

Saturday, May 17th!
Auto Show
The 18th Annual Ambler Auto Show is a car lovers delight! You can expect nearly 200 owners of antique, classic and unique autos and trucks in Ambler for one of the finest automotive exhibitions in the Philadelphia suburbs. Proudly displaying their vehicles along Butler Avenue through the center of the town, this has become the kick-off event of the Delaware Valley summer auto show season.

Join Us June 13-14!
Ambler Fest 2013
The Ambler Arts & Music Festival has quickly become Ambler’s most anticipated event of the year. Boasting 60+ artists on Saturday and more than a dozen talented musicians, playing both Friday and Saturday, this is a weekend that you do not want to be at the shore!

Join Us July 14-21!
Ambler’s finest will be offering prix fix menus, drink pairings and mouth watering specials during Ambler Restaurant Week. No matter your budget, or your taste, there is something for everyone. Stay tuned for details, but save the date, as this is always a busy week in Ambler!

Saturday, August 9th!
Dog Days of Summer returns this August, so get your pooch prepped now, as the competition is stiff! Your four legged friend will enjoy strutting their stuff down Butler and competing for best groomed, most talented, best costume and more! Stay tuned for more details!

Montgomery County PA Storm Damage

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

NORRISTOWN, PA — Montgomery County residents who have storm-related needs, questions, or damage can now call 2-1-1 to find available resources, information, and report their damage. United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, which operates the 2-1-1 SEPA service, is working with the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety to provide this service. The 2-1-1 number is for damage reports. To report current emergencies, however, residents should still call 9-1-1.

“As the power is restored and we begin to evaluate the impact of the storm, having a central number to call for information and initial damage reporting will make things easier for our residents,” said Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, who also was without power for three days and suffered significant tree damage to his property. “Many of our local municipalities are still busy restoring services, and dealing with immediate needs. This service frees them up to get things back up and running more quickly.”

Storm-related damage reported to 2-1-1 will be passed along to county and local emergency management officials, who may follow up with the resident. Important storm-related damage to report includes water damage and damage done by falling trees, both structural and non-structural. The 2-1-1 SEPA number is available between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. Storm resource information is available online 24-hours a day at There is also an alternate toll-free number: 1-866-964-7922.