MBA Events

The MBA produces events throughout the year, and is proud to sponsor and produce another series of diverse and exciting events designed to bring an ever-growing variety of visitors and patrons to our town. The season began with the Chinese New Year Celebration, and will culminate as always with the New Year’s Eve Celebration & Ball Drop, the only real ball drop in the area! 

 

Long-running events like the America’s Music Festival Series (Americana Roots Ramble in April, Blues Stroll in June and the Jazz By Night Celebration in November) continue to grow in popularity. Throughout the year, enjoy favorites such as the Food & Craft Festival and the Holiday Stroll & Festival of Lights. And get ready for summer… Dining Under the Stars is back this year!

Please let us know if you need printed calendars for your business or you would like to volunteer or participate in, or sponsor one of our events!

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Chinese New Year Event

Chinese New Year Celebration is held in January, sponsored by Margaret Kuo's Media Restaurant on State Street.

All are welcome to experience the excitement, energy and culture of a Chinese New Year parade and celebration. Philadelphia's premiere "Lion Dancers” from Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy will perform the traditional Lion Dance, complete with elaborate costumes, drums, cymbals, and dancing! The parade begins in front of Margaret Kuo’s Media and will continue up and down State Street.

After the parade, take advantage of the warmth of Media’s many cafés and restaurants. Also, take time to search for spring treasures at the many unique shops Media has to offer on and around State Street.

Easter Egg Hunt

Great Media Easter Egg Hunt at Glen Providence Park. Sponsored by the Media Lions Club

Americana Roots Ramble

The Americana Roots Ramble, part of Media’s American Music Festival Series, happens each spring. Enjoy a great festival that celebrates American music in all its forms – blues, soul, zydeco, country and more. 

Featuring world-renowned musicians and the Philadelphia region’s most talented acts – in 20 indoor restaurants and coffeehouses, in and around State Street in Downtown Media.  With a single wristband/ticket, you can visit the venues of your choice and hear the artists you want.  Most acts will perform two or three sets.  Supported by the PA Council on the Arts.  

Dining Under the Stars

Dining Under the Stars offers outdoor dining every Wednesday night - early May thru late September. Enjoy strolling musicians, kid crafts, classic cars, face painting, and costumed characters. Participating restaurants listed here. Please check at the restaurant for their reservation policy - each location is different. Many locations do not take reservations, some are booked for outdoor seating weeks in advance.

Media 5 Mile Race

The Media 5 Mile Race is a USATF certified 2.5 mile course loops twice through the residential and business areas of Media, PA. Since 1980, the 5 Mile Race has been an integral part of the Media Community.  As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the Media 5 Mile supports community outreach and donates proceeds to 20 other non-profits that serve the Media Area. Rain or Shine

Downtown Car Show

Blues Stroll

The Blues Stroll, part of Media’s American Music Festival Series, happens each summer. Enjoy a great festival that celebrates American music in all its forms – blues, soul, jazz, country and more. Featuring world-renowned musicians and the Philadelphia region’s most talented acts – in 20 indoor restaurants and coffeehouses, in and around State Street in Downtown Media.  With a single wristband/ticket, you can visit the venues of your choice and hear the artists you want.  Most acts will perform two or three sets.  Supported by the PA Council on the Arts.  

Downtown Car Show

The Downtown Car Show, presented in junction with the Delco Cruisers, will see over 250 antique cars lining the streets of Downtown Media each July.  

Food & Craft Festival

 Annual Food & Craft Festival showcases restaurants, food vendors and crafters. This event also offers music, entertainment, children’s activities, and more.  This is a premier event for Media and draws approximately 8,000 visitors.

Jazz By Night Celebration

The Jazz By Night Celebration, part of Media’s American Music Festival Series, happens each fall. Enjoy a great festival that celebrates American music in all its forms – blues, soul, jazz, country and more. Featuring world-renowned musicians and the Philadelphia region’s most talented acts – in 20 indoor restaurants and coffeehouses, in and around State Street in Downtown Media.  With a single wristband/ticket, you can visit the venues of your choice and hear the artists you want.  Most acts will perform two or three sets.  Supported by the PA Council on the Arts.  

Festival of Lights

The Holiday Stroll & Festival of Lights makes Media Everybody's Hometown for the Holidays! The fun begins the day after Thanksgiving.  Holiday music by The Brass Works starts by the Town Tree outside the Armory (Trader Joe’s) at Church and State. The Strolling Postman will make his rounds collecting letters for Santa, then the Festival of Lights begins when the Town Tree is lit, and all of State Street is illuminated for the holidays.  Visitors can enjoy popcorn, hot chocolate, carriage rides, crafts and carolers.

Shop Small Saturday

Small Business Saturday focuses on the vibrant retail community, so important to the life of our town. The #ShopLocal movement encourages the patronage of local brick and mortar retailers over the big box stores and online shopping for holiday gift buying, whether it be artwork, clothing, jewelry, baby gets, antiques, furniture, or flower. Media celebrates its small business owners by offering music, food and entertainment to State Street shoppers so make Media the perfect destination for everyone’s holiday experience. Enjoy carriage rides, hot chocolate, cider, popcorn, strolling carolers and free gift wrapping at FMFCU.

Santa's Village

Santa's Village at FMFCU.  Portraits with kids, pets and selfies.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Meet up at the New Year's Even Ball Drop in front of Spasso's before midnight to ring in the New Year! Outdoor performance by Philly Gumbo at 11:00 pm, Ball drop at Midnight.  No parking on State Street between Olive and Jackson Sts after 8pm. Sponsored by Media Business Authority, Spassso Italian Grill and Keyes Towing

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