Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than to get outside and play! There are loads of fun activities in our event calendar this month, and our summer guide holds even more fun for Philly area kiddos. We've rounded up all the best strawberry picking, spraygrounds, free outdoor movies and concerts, and more! And if you're heading to the shore, we've got things to do with toddlers, best boardwalks, and best beaches.
Make sure you grab your tickets to kick off summer with Mommy Poppins at the Summer Brain Quest Kickoff Party at Smith Memorial Playground!
New Jersey Renaissance Faire- Bordentown, NJ
May 27-June 4, 2017
Visit the Italian Renaissance at this family-friendly festival. Seven stages feature shows with fire breathers, aerialists, glass blowing, and more.
Photo courtesy of Brandywine Strawberry Festival via Facebook
Brandywine Strawberry Festival- Coatesville
June 1-4, 2017
There's so much more than strawberries at the Brandywine Strawberry Festival. It has everything from rides, moonbounces, inflatables and fireworks. Kids 7 and under can enjoy Strawberry Land and kids 5 and under can enter the "Strawberriest Kid Contest."
Summer Brain Quest Kickoff Party with Mommy Poppins- Philadelphia
June 3, 2017
Hang out with the Mommy Poppins crew at Smith Memorial Playground. We're partnering with Brain Quest to kick off summer with crafts, a photo booth, face painting, Brain Quest books and goody bags, and more. Adults and children 3 and under are free (but won't receive a goody bag or book). Purchase tickets now!
Swedish National Day- Philadelphia
June 6, 2017
Celebrate Swedish National Day and the America Swedish Historical Museum. This event features free admission, guided tours, and a special Swedish dessert.
June 16, 2017
The first in this 3-part concert series at Smith Memorial Playground, this June concert features food trucks and music from Karen K and the Jitterbugs and Deedle Deedle Dees. We went last year and had so much fun!
June 17, 2017
Roam around with the pigs at this fun event at Ross Mill Farm! Enjoy activities, music, and vegan food trucks!
Philadelphia Father's Day Cruise- Philadelphia
June 18, 2017
Celebrate dad with a Philadelphia Spirit Cruise. Enjoy a brunch or dinner buffet with music and entertainment departing from Penn's Landing.
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk- Wilmington
June 21, 2017
Visit the Delaware Art Museum to walk through the labyrinth. This a free event celebrating the summer solstice!
Photo courtesy of Chester County Balloon Festival via Facebook.
Chester County Balloon Festival- Toughkenamon
June 23-25, 2017
See a hot air balloon in person, and even take a ride on one! Over 20 hot air balloons will be taking flight per day. There's also a wine and beer garden for mom and dad. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6. Hot air balloon rides can be purchased online in advance or in person with cash. Credit cards are not accepted at the event.
New Castle County Ice Cream Fest- Wilmington, DE
June 24-25, 2017
This festival is all about that frozen dairy treat we all love: ice cream! Featuring vendors, live music, food, crafters and local creameries, ice cream lovers will go crazy for this event. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Bring cash with you as the admission gate is cash only as are some of the vendors. Even your family pet can come enjoy this event; leashed dogs are welcome.
Great American Backyard Campout- Philadelphia
June 24, 2017
Go camping with the family at Schuylkill Center. In conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is hosting the 12th Annual Great American Backyard Campout. Go hiking, sit around a campfire, go canoeing and meet animals from the Wildlife Clinic. Picnic dinner and breakfast are included and tent rentals are available. The price is a little steep, but the experience is worth it. Non-members are $40 per person, members are $32 per person and families of 5 or more can receive a discount.
Vintage Baseball- Schwenksville
June 25, 2017
Enjoy 1864-era baseball from the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia. Kids can learn how to play baseball's precursor "Town Ball." Free guided tours of Pennypacker Mansion will also be available as well as a food vendor.
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