Although it's a small borough in Bucks County, there are
numerous events in Morrisville, PA throughout the year. The events
in the area celebrate the town's unique history and location along
the Delaware River, and give residents a chance to enjoy the day
while helping a good cause.
Snipes Farm, a family farm started by Quakers in the
1600s, is the location for the annual Bucks County Bluegrass
Festival. Usually held in September, the festival spans two days
and features a lineup of bluegrass musicians performing on two
stages. Camping is included in the cost of a festival pass. Those
who prefer not to camp can purchase a day pass for the second day
of the festival. The Bluegrass Festival is just one of the many
events held at Snipes Farm. Other festivals include the River Roots
Music and Food Truck Festival and the Bucks County Blues Society
There are several history-focused things to do in Morrisville,
PA. Among those things is Patriot's Day, held in June of each year
at Summerseat. Summerseat is the home owned by Robert
Morris, who helped finance the American Revolution. It was also the
site of George Washington's headquarters in December, 1776. The
Historic Morrisville Society has been hosting Patriot's Day for
about 40 years. During the family-friendly event, people can play
games from the colonial era, make colonial area crafts and enjoy
the talents of historical re-enactors. The 2014 Patriot's Day
featured an archaeological dig, during which people dug up
artifacts from the Revolutionary war era.
The Morrisville Carnival is an event sponsored by the
local Rotary Club, a service organization. The carnival usually
takes place in late May at Williamson Park. Admission to the
carnival itself is free, but tickets must be purchased to ride the
rides. Tickets are $1 each, or $20 for 25. Unlimited ride
wristbands can also be purchased for $20. The wristbands are valid
on weekday evenings, except Friday, and from 2 pm until 6pm on
Saturday and Sunday. A mega wristband, available for $49, gives you
unlimited rides for the entire week.
The Delaware Canal Festival is a three-day event that takes
place in several towns along the river, including Morrisville,
Bristol, Yardley and New Hope. The annual festival is sponsored by
the Friends of the Delaware River Canal, a nonprofit organization
that seeks to maintain and restore the area along
the canal, including the towpath that runs alongside the river.
In the township, the festival takes place at Williamson Park.
Highlights of the event include concerts, art exhibitions and a
decorated duck contest. In other towns, the festival features a
decorate boat contest, 5k run/walk and a critter race. The critter
race and duck decorating contest don't involve live animals.
Instead, rubber duckies are dressed up or sent to float along the
Morrisville might be small, less than two square miles, but it's big on things to do. Whether you enjoy music, history or being outdoors, you'll find plenty of unique events in the township.