(Updated May 2018)
If you know of someone who has performed extraordinary service to the people and borough of Lansdale, now's the time to recognize their contribution! We are asking for nominees for the 2018 Lansdale Lifetime Achievement Award; here's the information and form you'll need.
Thank you for visiting Discover Lansdale's website. We are happy to help you get to know what is going on in and around the borough. Over the years, we have brought you many events as well as helped many other organizations with theirs -- and this year, we are helping save one of Lansdale's premier events, the Annual Car Show! Mark the date: Saturday, June 16, 7 to 11 pm. Please see details on this page and get your registration form here. Or help us with a sponsorship using this form.
Our goal is to put Lansdale on the map, one event at a time.
Check out the latest issue of Discover Lansdale Magazine, available at all Discover events, borough offices and the library, and many of your favorite businesses throughout town. This issue's issue: 2018 Events and Dining Guide. And coming shortly, our bigger-than-ever Annual Business Directory.
If you can't find a copy of Discover Lansdale Magazine, or if you are a business wishing to put a stack on your counter for folks to pick up, just contact us to let us know, and we'll point you in the right direction! Or have your favorite Lansdale businesses email us at email@example.com.
First Fridays are about to start up for 2018, with the first May 4th, themed (why not?) May the Fourth Be With You. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!
The construction site on Madison Parking Lot has been fenced off, the lot is (mostly) closed, and construction has begun. Full details and updates can be found here, and check out our question and answer on the parking issue with Borough Council President Denton Burnell, from the summer issue of Discover Lansdale Magazine.
Discover Lansdale is dedicated to helping support Life in Motion through community growth by creating opportunities for a vibrant and evolving destination for businesses and families to ensure a healthy way of life. We will provide a safe venue for signature events, entertainment, nightlife, shopping and work.
We stage such borough events as Founders Day (and fireworks!), First Fridays including the Zombie Walk and Chili Cookoff, and Cruise Night. We support and sponsor many other Lansdale causes and events. And we own and are in the process of restoring the historic Reading Freight Station. CLICK HERE for updates on all the town's major events, from Discover Lansdale and others!!
Read below for a plea for your assistance. And click here to donate to Discover Lansdale's Freight Station effort.
The Car Show MUST Go On!
Discover Lansdale is proud to be able to step in and continue the tradition of one of the Borough's biggest annual events -- the June car show Lansdale has hosted for 27 years.
See forms and maps at the end of this item!
With the construction of Madison Parking Lot complicating the already-complex logistics, Fairmount Fire Company made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Under the Lights Car Show. The Fire Company plans to return in 2019 with a bigger and better show.
But as a testament to the value this event holds to our town, Discover Lansdale and a group of dedicated community leaders and businesses heard and responded to the outcry.
With the full support of the Fire Company, Discover Lansdale is proud to announce a community car show will be held that same day, Saturday, June 16 from 7pm – 11pm on Main Street in Lansdale.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Discover Lansdale's efforts to restore the historic Stone Freight House on South Broad Street.
But we can't do it without your help. If you can volunteer to help us stage this year's car show, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message on our feedback page.
Details for “The Car Show Must Go On” are still being ironed out and will be released on the Borough's and Discover Lansdale’s websites and social media channels as soon as they are confirmed. Click below for your registration forms, our save the date flyer and event map.
Anyone who has been part of this event knows it is a summer staple in Lansdale, and although the borough may be under construction in 2018, Lansdale's Fairmount Fire Company looks forward to being back Under the Lights in 2019.
The 2018 Business Directory
Volunteer days at Freight House
PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FUTURE WORK DAYS AT THE FREIGHT HOUSE in 2018, AND UPDATES ON THE CONSTRUCTION. BELOW IS A PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT.
If you have tools, bring 'em. If you happen to have a jackhammer lying around the house, even better -- we are working on pulling up the concrete floor in the back of the Freight House. And if you're interested in buying some of the reclaimed lumber from the site, see the poster at the top of this column.
What to wear:
What to bring:
What are we doing: (below is a list of items, though may be more)
A big part of the interior floor to be removed yet is a concrete slab. We are about 1/3 of the way through it. ANY help somebody can give with locating another jack hammer or something we can use to bust up concrete would be a BIG help a greatly appreciated. Please, ask around.
Please note: This project is a construction work area, not intended for young children.
Lumber Update: As mentioned we are offering much of the reclaimed lumber for sale (see attached). This 115 year old historic lumber is great for all sorts of projects. Makes great shelf boards or used for various furniture projects (tables, benches, etc.) and many rustic craft projects. ALL of the money from the lumber sale will be added to the freight house restoration fund. Lumber will be available for sale during these work days.
Own a piece of local history while supporting this great project!
Freight Station 2018
Friends of Discover Lansdale ...
In mid-2016 Discover Lansdale, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) civic organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the borough, purchased the stately stone structure to save it from the wrecking ball. The historic RR depot at the southern gateway to downtown Lansdale had fallen into disrepair after years of non-use.
We hope to restore it to its former glory, and more — to make it a welcome center for the town, a showplace for the town’s history and growth, and a resource for the entire community for events and celebrations.
Currently we are in the process of removing the flooring, assessing the physical condition of the building and the supports, and determining what repairs will be needed to ensure its structural integrity now and far into the future. This, along with other improvements to come, will be a multi-year effort and an expensive undertaking.
Discover Lansdale is counting on you, and folks like you, to fund this effort. We hope you’ll be among the supporters helping to restore the Lansdale Freight Station as a town jewel. Whatever you can give would be greatly appreciated.
To donate online, just click here and click the “Donate” button, or go to the How to Help page under the Freight Station tab.
Or send your check to Discover Lansdale, PO Box 1112, Lansdale, PA 19446. Please note on the check that your donation is for the Freight House restoration. Every dollar you give will go towards that project.
Your donations are tax-deductible; we will acknowledge donations via email, or if you wish a letter of acknowledgement sent, please click the box on the payment page to allow sharing of your contact information with Discover Lansdale.
Thank You for giving back to our community. As always, Discover Lansdale appreciates your support.