60+ Free Things To Do in Philly this Summer with Kids

Join a free Nature Playdate at Briar Bush. Photo courtesy of the center
Join a free Nature Playdate at Briar Bush. Photo courtesy of the center

We've rounded up over 60 free things to do in Philly that will keep kids entertained all summer long without breaking the bank. When school's out and camp is only so many weeks, that leaves tons of time to kill and plenty of heat to beat. Armed with this list of free nature activities, arts and culture festivals, block parties, performances, movies in the park, and more, you'll never hear the dreaded "I'm bored" chorus this summer!

For other ways to spend the hazy, lazy days of summer, browse our Summer Activities Guide for Philly Kids. Read on to discover our favorite, free activities in Philly this summer—and be sure to check our events calendar as we're adding more free fun to it every day.

Places featured in this article:


Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Corner of Germantown and Highland Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19118 

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Independence Mall & National Constitution Center Lawn

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Kimmel Center - Commonwealth Plaza

Sunset Social at Cira Green

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

Various Locations
Downingtown Fall Festival
Kerr Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Delaware Taco Festival
Tubman-Garrett Park - various times Pick
Morgan’s Pier Fall Fest
Morgan's Pier - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides