Programs & Events
The Township and the Parks Department is more than park rentals and pavilions! The department has a host of exciting and unique programs that will appeal to all ages of our residents. We encourage you to participate and discover the benefits of an active mind and body.
- Parks & Recreation Programs
- Special Township Events
- Arts Board
- Bus Trips
- Golden Muhls Senior Group
- Youth Special Events
All upcoming events on contingent on the continued stay-at-home order in place by Governor Wolfe. We will update accordingly. Thank you.
Summer Concert Series at Jim Dietrich Park - June 26, July 10 & July 24
The Muhlenberg Arts Board presents the Summer Concert Series outside at Jim Dietrich Park. The stage will be located in front of the farmhouse with the river as the background for the band. Concerts will start at 6PM and last until about 8:00PM with a short intermission. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the show. You are welcome to BYOB and food to these concerts. Concerts will be cancelled if there is rain.
This year’s lineup includes:
Friday, July 10 - Good Lovin Jam Band
Friday, July 24 - SlothLoveChunk
Muhlenberg River Adventure - Saturday, July 18
Come spend a lazy afternoon floating down a scenic section of the Schuylkill River from Leesport in a kayak or canoe to Jim Dietrich Park. This event is geared toward paddlers with some experience. Participants will meet at Jim Dietrich Park near the red brick pavilion at 12pm. You will be given an overview of the day and then travel to the Leesport Post Office located at (4 East Wall St. Leesport 19533) to gain access to the river. Rental equipment will be provided by Blue Marsh Outdoors (BMO) for $35 per person, which includes a kayak or canoe, paddles, life jackets and equipment transportation. This is an open event, you may participate if you have your own equipment. (Tubes will not be available for rent through BMO.)
All participants are required to wear a life jacket and sign a waiver form. Please wear appropriate water attire and water shoes for your safety. Bring along sunscreen, a hat, and water.
NOTE: TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. Please coordinate your own transportation to Leesport for the start AND the return to Leesport to get your car following the event. It might be good to find a friend to join you so a car can be at the start and finish locations. A limited amount of equipment will be available for rent. Registration of equipment is available online at https://secure.rec1.com/
RiverFest: Muhlenberg’s Food and Music Festival - August 28-30
Year after year RiverFest continues to grow and has become something everyone looks forward to as the unofficial end of the summer. Mark your calendar for this years event. Festivities kickoff once again on Friday night, August 28 from 4 to 10PM IN FRONT OF THE FARMHOUSE ONLY. The trail opens up for the full event Saturday, August 29 from 10AM to 10PM and continues Sunday, August 30 from 10AM to 7PM at Jim Dietrich Park. The backdrop of the Schuylkill River will be our vista for this Food & Music Festival. We will have great music, a beer and wine garden, food vendors of a wide variety as well as artisan and home-based businesses all weekend long. Come join in the fun for the entire family along the Schuylkill River.
The Arts Board continues to display local artist's work on a monthly basis at the Muhlenberg Township Building. The Board seeks artists willing to display their work during 2017. There is no fee to exhibit and items can be for sale. All art must be able to be hung for this display. Please contact the Parks Office at 610-929-4727, ext. 265 for an application and more details.
All Bus Trips leave from the old Kmart parking lot on 5th Street Highway (side parking lot).
Tickets for bus trips can be purchased online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog
There are several senior groups in the Muhlenberg area. Many seniors belong to a few of these groups. We are looking to the future and wanted to start having a few meetings during the year where all clubs come together for fellowship. We are hoping to establish a foundation for a continuation of the groups through these consolidated meetings. These meetings will meet at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at the corner of Tuckerton and Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd. from 11AM to 2PM. Each meeting will consist of an informational speaker, then lunch followed by entertainment. The cost will be $10/person and pre-registration would be required at the Township Building or online. Please don’t forget to register if you want to attend.
Fraud Protection for Seniors - July 6
Speaker is Mary Bach, a long-time independent consumer advocate, who now Chairs the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. As a volunteer, she is spreading AARP’s message about preventing fraud against older consumers. She will outline the most recent scams being used to swindle the unknowing consumer. The entertainment will be Barry Surran and Peggy Kurtz Keller singing some great music for all to enjoy. You might even be able to dance to a tune or two.