Welcome, August. No doubt, it is a very busy month. Before your schedule fills with end-of-summer responsibilities, why not add one of August’s Must Dos to your schedule? Back-to-school shopping will get done, but summer-time activities will soon give way to fall’s hectic start. Pick just one of our August’s Must Dos and make it part of a memorable visit to Pennsylvania’s Americana Region. Do any of our ideas strike your fancy?

Reading Radsport Festival
August 3 – West Reading
August 4 – Reading City Park

Bikers race on Penn Avenue in West Reading for the Reading Radsport

Reading Radsport Festival returns to the Berks County for the 3rd year in a row.  On Saturday, catch the excitement of the criterion in West Reading. Sunday is all about the ardous mountain climb up Duryea Drive in Reading. Come for one or both days of the race. You’ll find yourself adding it to your August’s Must Dos for 2020.

BAMBA & Vermont Adaptive Off-road Adaptive Demo Day
 August 10 & 11
Mt. Penn Preserve Trails

A cyclist on an adaptive bicycle rides a mountain trail with trees in the background

Berks Area Mountain Biking Association teamed up with Vermont Adaptive and to bring a day of outreach and off-road handcycle awarness to veterans and adaptive-athlete. The event became so popular, a second day was added. Because Vermont Adaptive has a limited amount of disability-specific mountain handcycles, anyone interested in riding is encouraged to sign-up for a bike and ride time on-line. Head to the beautiful Mt. Penn Preserve Trails to support or volunteer to help at this event.

Off to a Flying Start! Migration Kick-off
Saturday, August 10
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

A Red Tailed Hawk soars through the air above Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is celebrating the return of the fall raptor migration with this kick-off event. Activities include guided bird walks, naturalists in the garden, live bird programs, Raptor ID, kids activities, and more! If you can’t make the kick-off, no worries, the sanctuary offers lots of  activites through-out the hawk migration season, August 15 – December 15.

Y102 Birthday Bash – Bryan Adams – Shine A Light Tour
Sunday, August 11
The Theatre at Santander Arena

Silhouette picture of muscian Bryan Adams advertising his Shine a Light tour

As global logistics leader, DHL will this year be celebrating its 50th year and will be supporting Bryan and the band as the tour’s Official Logistics Provider. Together, they have agreed to plant a tree for every ticket sold, worldwide!

Downtown Alive Concert featuring The Revolution
August 14
Penn Street Reading

prince's former band, the revolution
The Revolution (yes… Prince’s former band!) will be performing at Reading’s Downtown Alive FREE concert series with special guests, DJ Gregg Nyce and Evolution. You don’t want to miss this concert.

Muhlenberg’s RiverFest – Food and Music Fest
Friday, August 23 –  Sunday, August 25
Jim Dietrich Park

Take it outside in Pennsylvania's Americana Region

Spend a day at Muhlenberg’s Music and Food Festival. With the Schuylkill River as the backdrop enjoy the music (two musical stages), beer and wine gardens, food vendors and artisans at Jim Dietrich Park. There will be a sanctioned Quoiting Tournament too! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a day of fun.

54th Annual Duryea Day
August 31
Boyertown Community Park

Duryea Day at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. MHV in Pennsylvania's Americana Region

Photo courtesy of Jake Engel

Boyertown Community Park plays host to the annual Duryea Day, a well-established event that attracts hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles from all decades. Music, great food and children’s entertainment make this a family-friendly and affordable event. Shuttle service to visit the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is included in price.

16th Annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival
August 31
Hamburg

People enjoying The 16th Annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival
How do you like your hamburgers? Ketchup, mustard and onions? How about served on a glazed doughnut. Taste of Hamburg-er Fest has so many varieties of hamburgers you won’t know which to try first. If you’re up to it, enter the burger eating competion. It’s a day of great food, music, vendors, and community camaraderie you don’t want to miss.

For more ideas to add to your August Must Dos list, visit our Calendar of Events.