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Burlington County Parks announce a packed summer schedule for all ages

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

“Summer is an exciting time of year to visit a Burlington County park, museum or gallery, and we’re pleased that so many fun events are planned,” said Allison Eckel, Burlington County Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources Conservation Liaison and parks. “Residents can attend an outdoor movie theater or concert, learn the basics of fly fishing, discuss history with a new book club, taste fine Italian cheeses, or test their knowledge of America’s Founding Fathers and national parks. Regardless of age or interest, there is sure to be a Parks program or event that is perfect.”

Some of the highlights include the Sustainable You! Earth Fair at Smithville Park on June 26th.

The event includes a sustainable living tent, a special craft market featuring upcycled and recycled goods, and several presentations and demonstrations, including one by Mike McGrath of PBS’ You Bet Your Garden. There is also live music, a pop-up nature center, rain barrel workshop, climbing wall, puppet show, games, food trucks and a beer garden.

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

All performances begin at 8:30pm or dusk. Admission is free and no registration is required.

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

All shows start at 6pm. Chairs and blankets can be set up from 4 p.m

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

Young naturalist and junior ranger program sessions begin June 27 and last through August 15.

To help residents, the Parks Division has created an online summer program guide that includes more than 200 events, programs, and classes scheduled for the months of June, July, and August. Visit the Burlington County Parks website at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/15924/ProgramGuide-Summer2022.

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