The Best Things to Do in Philly in July with Kids
What says “July” more than freedom and festivals? Summer is in full swing in Philadelphia, and Mommy Poppins has rounded up a little freedom, a little festival, and a whole lot more for the family during the month of July.
Peddler’s Village hosts a Fourth of July weekend BBQ with music, activities, and a watermelon-eating contest. After this all-American event, ring in our 245th year of independence with a magical display of fireworks in Philly, the suburbs, or at the Jersey Shore. And later in the week, cool off indoors at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center as The Wizard of Oz comes to stage.
Throughout the month, hot dogs, cotton candy, and rides run aplenty. Visit the Malvern Fire Company Carnival mid-month or the Kimberton Fair later in the month for quintessential festival fun. Ahoy, mateys! The Wilmington Pirate Festival brings boat building and treasure hunting to the Wilmington Riverfront. Looking to add a little water to the day without a trip to the beach or the pool? These splash pads and spraygrounds are a great way to cool off any day of the week.
Read on for a fun-filled July, and visit the Mommy Poppins Philadelphia events calendar for even more.
As the Philadelphia area reopens, some events might still require social distancing and masking.
Places featured in this article:
Sister Cities Park
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Please Touch Museum
Independence Mall & National Constitution Center Lawn
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Wilson Farm Park
Warminster Community Park
Monument Memorial Grounds
Citizens Bank Park
Community Arts Center
Kimberton Fair Grounds
Wilmington Riverfront/Fort Christina Park/Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
Bellevue State Park