Best of August: Encanto Sing-Along, Cultural Festivals, and More Things to Do with Kids in Philly

Celebrate Asia Festival, part of the PECO Multicultural Series, features food, cultural performances, and family-friendly activities. Photo courtesy of Penn's Landing
Celebrate Asia Festival, part of the PECO Multicultural Series, features food, cultural performances, and family-friendly activities. Photo courtesy of Penn's Landing

Summer is not over yet! August in Philly is a great time to enjoy outdoor movies and concerts, summer festivals, and the best beach days.

We're over that midsummer hump, but Philly brings the family fun in its summer homestretch. Encanto's been making the rounds on the outdoor movie circuit this summer, but nothing beats the Encanto Outdoor Sing-Along Concert at the Mann this month, with an onstage band playing along with the movie on a big screen. Festivals run the gamut this month, from fruit and harvest fests at Linvilla and Brecknock, to cultural celebrations like the Celebrate Asia Fest at Race Street Pier, to Clay Fest in Kensington. Some summer favorites get ready to close up shop this month, including the Oval XP, so get that summer bucket list ready before school's back in session.

Need a break from the heat and haze? Look no further than our top 40 ways to beat the heat in Philly. Festival season continues all through the warm weather months, so make sure to browse our 50+ Best Summer Festivals for Philly Kids and Free Summer Concerts

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. Get our picks for every weekend in your inbox—sign up for our newsletters.

Places featured in this article:


Roosevelt Mall

American Swedish Historical Museum

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Ukrainian American Sports Center- Tryzub
Storytime at Smith
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse - 10:30 AM Pick
Wednesday Free Fishing
Bartram's Gardens - 5:00 PM Pick
Free Outdoor Movie Nights at Cira Green
Sunset Social at Cira Green - 6:00 PM Pick
Hot S'more Nights at Briar Bush
Briar Bush Nature Center - 7:00 PM Pick
Sea Isle City Movies Under the Stars
Excursion Park - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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