Burlington County Parks announce packed summer schedule for all ages

The Burlington County Parks have announced a packed schedule of events and programs for all ages.

“Summer is an exciting season to visit a Burlington County Park, museum or gallery and we’re thrilled to see so many fun events scheduled,” said Burlington County Commissioner Allison Eckel, liaison to the Department of Resource Conservation and Parks. “Residents can attend an outdoor movie or concert, learn the basics of fly fishing, discuss history with a new book club, taste fine Italian cheeses or test their knowledge about America’s Founding Fathers and National Parks. No matter the age or interests, there’s sure to be a Parks program or event that is perfect.”

Some of the highlights include Earth Fair with the theme “Sustainable You!” at Smithville Park on June 26.

The event will include a sustainable living tent, a special artisan marketplace featuring upcycled and recycled goods and several presentations and demonstrations, including one from Mike McGrath of PBS’ “You Bet Your Garden.” There will also be live music, a pop-up nature center, rain barrel workshop, a rock climbing wall, puppet show, games, food trucks and a beer garden.

The Movies Under the Stars series began on June 17 and will continue July 8 with “Peter Rabbit2” at the Burlington County Agricultural Center in Moorestown and then “Soul” on Aug. 5 at the Burlington County Lyceum of Natural History and Sciences in Mount Holly.

All screenings begin at 8:30 p.m. or dusk. Admission is free and no registration is required.

Summer concerts, theatrical shows and comedy acts at the Burlington County Amphitheater and Smithville Park, 5 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton, kick off July 8 with Mahoney Brothers Jukebox Heroes and then July 15 at Smithville with the Wilkins Trio and Chris & The Smooth Jazz Kats.

All shows begin at 6 p.m. Chairs and blankets can be set up beginning at 4 p.m.

Health and fitness activities at the Burlington County Agricultural Center are held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday on the front lawn.

Sessions for young Naturalist and Junior Ranger programs begin June 27 and run through Aug. 15.

To assist residents, the Parks Division has created an online Summer Program Guide detailing more than 200 events, programs and classes that are scheduled for the months of June, July and August. Check out the Burlington County Parks webpage at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/15924/ProgramGuide-Summer2022.

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