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
Adult Egg Hunt - April 8
Calling all Adults that are young at heart! Have you felt left out over the years because you were too old to participate in an egg hunt? Well, those days are gone. Come to Laurel Run Park on Wednesday, April 8 at 8PM armed with a basket (or other container) for the Adult Egg Hunt. The twist is that you need to be prepared to hunt for those eggs in the dark. Egg will be filled with candy and other prizes. There will be golden tickets hidden in some eggs for special prizes.
Lunchtime Concert in the Park - April 30
The Sounds of Jazz will be coming from Laurel Run Park on Thursday, April 30th with a rain date of Friday, May 1st from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. The many talented students from the Muhlenberg C.E. Cole Intermediate, Middle and High Schools will be performing Jazz tunes during a Concert in the Park. Come bring your lawn chairs or blankets to watch them perform. The concert is free of charge and lunchtime food items can be purchased at the park for a reasonable rate. The park is located at 3049 River Road.
Muhlenberg Night at the Reading Fightin Phils - May 9
The Muhlenberg Parks and Rec Department is once again partnering with the Reading Fightin Phils to offer a Muhlenberg Night at First Energy Stadium. The Philadelphia Phillies were getting hot at the end of last season. Some of their young players started in Reading, PA. Mark your calendars for this year’s event to be held on Saturday, May 9th and maybe you could see some of these players in the big league by the end of the season. The Township and participating sponsors will be handing out free general admission tickets to this game. The game will start at 6:15PM against Harrisburg Senators which is an affiliate team of the Washington Nationals. As a special treat there will be postgame fireworks. Come to the Parks Office after April 24th to obtain your free general admission tickets. Let’s show the Reading Fightin Phils just how much spirit Muhlenberg has by attending this game.
Spring Flea Market - May 16 (Rain date May 17)
Join us for our annual Community Flea Market at the Muhlenberg High School parking lot from 8AM to 1PM to see if you can sell some of your treasures for cash. Tables are NOT provided as part of your $15/space rental fee. Set up starts at 6:30AM. Refreshments are available for purchase from local service groups so the sale of food or drinks of any kind is prohibited. The sale of weapons of any kind is prohibited on school district property. Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss out on the great deals. Pre-registration is required and payment in full is due at the time of registration. Registration begins on Thursday, March 19 at 9AM for this event and can be done online by visiting www.muhlenbergtwp.com.
Memorial Day Ceremony - May 25
Please join us in honoring our veterans from all military branches, especially remembering those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. The Township will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at the flagpole at Jim Dietrich Park at 10AM. Students from the Muhlenberg High School will provide music and Boy Scout Troops #161 and #155 will post and retire the flags. Light refreshments will be served at the Steve Landes pavilion immediately after the program. “Our freedom is not free…Many gave all for the freedoms we have today.”
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. If there is inclement weather the concert will be held at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church on the corner of Tuckerton and Stoudts Ferry Bridge Rd. You are welcome to BYOB and food to these concerts. If the event is held inside there will be no food or drinks allowed.
This year’s lineup includes:
Friday, June 26 - Manatawny Creek Ramblers
Friday, July 10 - Good Lovin Jam Band
Friday, July 24 - SlothLoveChunk
Spring Fiesta - June 13
Come join us at Jim Dietrich Park on Saturday, June 13th from 11AM to 9PM for Spring Fiesta. Spring Fiesta is a Music and Food festival with a Latino flair, featuring local restaurants and eateries serving up an amazing variety of mouthwatering tacos & other related food items. There will be a variety of live music played throughout the day and will feature dancing, crafters, and an adult beverage area. For some additional entertainment there will be piñatas, face painting and even bull riding for those who are adventurous. The event will be capped off with a fireworks show starting around 9PM.
NEW FOR 2020 Drift Jam - July 18
DRIFT JAM is Muhlenberg Township’s newest summer event. This one of a kind experience for this area offers the joy of a lazy afternoon spent floating down the Schuylkill River from the Leesport Area in your kayak, canoe or tube to Jim Dietrich Park. At the end of the float you will exit at Jim Dietrich Park to enjoy a Clam Bake (additional food will be available) and a beverage to quench your thirst after a long afternoon on the river. There will be live music to keep the party going from 4 to 9PM. This is an open event, you don’t need to float to enjoy the after party. A limited amount of kayaks and canoes will be available for rental (you will have to provide your own tube). Registration for equipment and/or Clam Bake pre-orders will be available online at https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog from April 1st to July 3rd. Equipment rental will be provided by Blue Marsh Outdoors.
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
Are you ready for some baseball? The Muhlenberg Parks & Rec. Department is running a bus trip to see the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the World Series Champions Washington Nationals on Friday, May 29th. First pitch is at 7:05PM and you will be seated in section 208, rows 8-9-10-11. The cost of the trip is $80/person. The bus will leave to return home after the game’s completion. Please be advised there will be substantial walking involved with this bus trip.
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.
Forgotten Heroes of Berks County - April 20
The speaker will be Dennis Damiani to speak on the Forgotten Heroes of Berks County. He will target the stories of six local veterans. The entertainment will be Boom Box Bingo with Rich Weilacher of TGBEntertainment. Listen to some great tunes from the past while playing a fun game of bingo for prizes.
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.
Egg Scavenger Hunt - March 28
This egg hunt is not your traditional egg hunt. The hunt will begin immediately after you register between the hours of 10 and 11:30AM near the farmhouse at Jim Dietrich Park on Saturday, March 28. This is a self-paced egg hunt geared toward children 2 to 10 years of age. Each child is given a clue card that will lead them around the park to various stations where they will need to play a carnival type game to get their eggs filled with candy and toy surprises. Each child will also be able to make a simple craft inside the farmhouse. Be sure to bring a basket for your eggs and be ready to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny. Free to children that reside or attend school in Muhlenberg Township. This event will be held at the Recreation Building, 3025 River Road in the event of inclement weather.
Every young lady currently in kindergarten through 6th grade within the Muhlenberg School District or attends Holy Guardian Angels is invited to attend the Annual Father/ Daughter Dance. The dance will be held at the Muhlenberg Middle School on Friday, April 3rd from 7 to 9PM. The cost is $25/couple and $10 for each additional sibling. You don’t have to be the child’s father, any male figure in her life can attend. The theme this year will be a formal. There will be dancing to the sounds of a DJ, games, drinks, snacks, and a photo opportunity for each couple. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting https://secure.rec1.com/PA/muhlenberg-township-pa/catalog until Thursday, April 2nd at Noon. Plan on joining us to make memories with your special lady that are priceless. Sorry, no tickets will be sold at the door.
Fishing Rodeo - April 25
Come join us for the annual Muhlenberg Rotary Club’s Fishing Rodeo at Laurel Run Park on Saturday, April 25th (rain or shine). This is a great opportunity to allow your child to learn about the joy of fishing. The Club strongly encourages parents to allow the child to do the fishing on their own, but assistance is always welcomed. Registration is the day of the event by reporting to the registration table ½ hour prior to your age group’s scheduled time.
Children 4 to 5 yrs. old will fish from 8:30 to 9:10AM. Children 6 to 7 yrs. old will fish from 9:15 to 9:55AM. Children 8 to 15 years old will fish from 10 to 10:40AM. You will exchange a registration form for a free fishing permit. Registration opens at 8AM.
Rules of the Rodeo:
1) Children must be 4 years of age.
2) There is a limit of 3 fish/person and you are not to release any fish that is caught
3) Bait only, NO lures. Youth and adults are permitted to fish after the completion of the rodeo subject to PA fishing regulations.