Need ideas to get your weekend plans on track? There's no end to the festivals, this weekend in PA's Americana Regioncommunity events, shows, and family friendly activities going on this weekend in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. These suggestions for weekend fun will put you in the groove in no time. Here are some great ways get your weekend started.

August 11-13

Hamburg RailFest
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum
500 S 3rd St.
Hamburg, PA 19526

The weekend long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Reading’s fast freight, Bee Line Service begins on Friday, with an evening excursion on the Allentown & Auburn Railroad in Kutztown (tickets required). Festivities continue through Sunday at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum and include entertainment, presentations, tours, great food and the opportunity to mingle with fellow train aficionados.

Weekend ideas for PA's Americana RegionAugust 11
Family Movie in the Park – Sing
Gring's Mill Recreation Area
2083 Tulpehocken Road

Wyomissing, PA 19611What a fun way to spend time with kids! Gring's Mill Recreation Area invites you to bring blankets and chairs, your favorite snacks and enjoy the family-friendly movie favorite - Sing on the BIG SCREEN in the park.  (Rain Date- Saturday, August 12th)

Weekend ideas PA's Americana Region

Dream Girls
Genesius Theatre
153 N. 10th Street
Reading, PA 19601

Genesius proudly presents the regional premiere of the electrifying, Motown-inspired, award winning musical, DREAMGIRLS. The play runs through August 19, with two shows on Saturday, August 12. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and ordered online.

August 12, 2017

Carbon County Environmental Center educator Franklin Klock holds up the resident Bald Eagle at the Hawk Mountain outdoor amphitheater during Bald Eagle Migration Day. Photo by Natalie Kolb 8/30/2014

Off to a Flying Start! | Migration Kick-Off Event
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd
Kempton, PA 19529

The raptors are coming! Head to Hawk Mountain for a day acclaiming the wonders of raptor migration! Enjoy a full schedule of activities including a guided bird walk with an HMS naturalist, kids activities, Raptors Up Close, and raptor identification with Dr. Laurie Goodrich. Fall migration officially begins on August 15.

This weekend in PA's Americana Region
Storybook Train Rides
Allentown and Auburn Railroad
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Join the Literacy Legion and the Allentown & Auburn Railroad to bring in the dog days of summer!  Take a train ride featuring a 20 minute story stop.

Also worth checking out are all the cool events at our local wineries. Pennsylvania's Americana Region's Events Calendar has lots of information on area happenings. Reference it often and share the news.