28 Festivals, Fairs, and Carnivals for Philly Families this June

Carnivals, Festivals, and Fairs in Philadelphia and the suburbs in spring, springtime

As the school year comes to a close and extracurricular activities wind down, the festival, fair, and carnival season is just getting started! We've compiled a list of all the great festivals and fairs happening this June. From the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to annual traditions, there is something for every member of the family. So, get out your calendar and be sure to make time for the array of fun that awaits Philly families this month!

 Sea-life lanterns at Philly's Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square. Photo courtesy of Cait Sumner for Mommy Poppins.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival- Philadelphia, PA
Now through June 11, 2017
Franklin Square celebrates light and culture during this springtime festival. Guests can expect crafts, culinary experiences, daily performances, and a dramatic display of illuminated flowers, animals, and Chinese dragons. Read our parent review before you go.

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair- Devon, PA
May 25-June 4, 2017
Find a fancy hat and head to the Devon Horse Show grounds. If there are little ones in your family, be sure to check out Children's Day held in the morning on June 4. We visited Devon Horse Show and Fair last year and had so much fun!

St. Paul's RC Church Carnival- Norristown, PA
May 30- June 3, 2017
Children of all ages can enjoy the rides, games, and fun that await at St. Paul's Church Carnival.

Brandywine Strawberry Festival- Coatesville, PA
June 1-4, 2017
Enjoy rides, music, food, and fun at Brandywine Hospital's Strawberry Festival. Don't miss the fireworks scheduled for Friday night.

Plymouth Meeting Friends School Strawberry Festival- Plymouth Meeting, PA
June 3, 2017
It is the 80th annual Strawberry Festival held at Plymouth Meeting Friends School. Visitors can expect a petting zoo, face painting, moon bounce, photo booth, and strawberries, of course!

Fete Day- Philadelphia, PA
June 3, 2017
Experience the nation's oldest residential street, Elfreth's Alley, as it celebrates Fete Day.

Strawberry Festival- Media, PA
June 3-4, 2017
If you like strawberries, this is the festival for you! Visit Linvilla Orchards to sample jellies and jams. Afterward, make some crafts and listen to tunes from Makin' Music.

Strawberry Fun Days- Yardley, PA
June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2017
Shady Brook Farms offers two weekends filled of activities honoring the sweet, red, and delicious fruit.

Irish American Festival- Philadelphia, PA
June 4, 2017
As part of PECO's Multicultural Festival Series, the Irish American Festival features bagpipers, stepdancers, and shepard's pie at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

St. Rocco's Church Carnival- Avondale, PA
June 6-10, 2017
Play some games and ride the amusements at St. Rocco's Church Carnival.

Flag Fest- Philadelphia, PA
June 11-17, 2017
Over the course of the week, guests to the Betsy Ross House can celebrate our Grand Old Flag! The party begins with the Stars & Stripes Festival held on June 11.

Odunde Festival- Philadelphia, PA
June 11, 2017
This African American street festival covers 12 city blocks and features music, food and an authentic artisan marketplace.

St. Anthony's Italian Festival- Wilmington, DE
June 11-18, 2017
Get ready for rides, entertainment and some great Italian food at St. Anthony's.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Carnival- Southampton, PA
June 15-17, 2017
Enjoy some family-friendly games and rides at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

 Dance the night away at Kidchella. Photo courtesy of Cait Sumner for Mommy Poppins.

 Kidchella- Philadelphia, PA
June 16, 2017
The first in a series of summertime concerts held at Smith Memorial Playground, Kidchella promises to entertain audiences with a variety of family-friendly music. Read last year's review before you go.

Ambler Arts & Music Festival- Ambler, PA
June 16-17, 2017
Bring your chair and find a good spot to listen to the music in Downtown Ambler. In addition, guests can expect plenty of good eats and a variety of artisans.

Solstice Music Festival- Roxbourgh, PA
June 17, 2017
Welcome summer at Gorgas Park's annual Solstice Festival.

Bombardment Run and Family Festival- Philadelphia, PA
June 17, 2017
Fort Mifflin hosts a flat course 5K run and Family Festival complete with children's activities, cannon demonstrations, and guided tours. Arrive by 10 AM to receive free admission to the festival.

Juneteenth Festival- Germantown, PA
June 17, 2017
It's time for the 7th annual Juneteenth Festival held in Germantown. Visitors can expect family-friendly activities, live music, and educational opportunities at this event hosted by the Johnson House Historic Site.

 Pet the pigs at Ross Mill Farm! Photo courtesy of Cait Sumner for Mommy Poppins.

Piggypalooza- Jamison, PA
June 17, 2017
This little piggy went to Ross Mill Farm for an afternoon of music, food, and children's activities.

FatherFest- West Chester, PA
June 18, 2017
Take a ride in a helicopter with dear old dad at the American Helicopter Museum.

St. Joseph's Church Carnival- Downingtown, PA
June 20-24, 2017
Get ready for some traditional carnival fun at St. Joseph's Church Carnival.

Chester County Balloon Festival- Toughkenamon, PA
June 23-25, 2017
Take a ride or watch the beautiful hot air balloons sail over Chester County at this annual event. The fun takes place at New Garden Flying Field.

Midsommarfest- Philadelphia, PA
June 24, 2017
American Swedish Historical Museum celebrates summer with a maypole, delicious Swedish treats, music, crafts, and games.

Raspberry Celebration- Media, PA
June 24, 2017
If you like raspberries, Linvilla Orchards is the place to be. In addition to delicious raspberry treats, kids can expect a special appearance from a sea creature, a mystery dog, and vet girl.

New Castle County Ice Cream Festival- Wilmington, DE
June 24-25, 2017
The heat of the summer is relieved with cold ice cream. Rockwood Park celebrates this refreshing summertime treat during this festival.

Manayunk Arts Festival- Manayunk, PA
June 24-25, 2017
Wander through the streets of downtown Manayunk to appreciate the variety of jewelry, glass, crafts, photography, and paintings on display.

Sacred Heart School Carnival- Oxford, PA
June 27-July 1, 2017
Buy wristbands early and enjoy the rides all day at Sacred Heart School Carnival.

 

Header image courtesy of Brandywine Strawberry Festival

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Devon Horse Show Grounds
23 Dorset Road
Devon , PA 40° 2' 44.8404" N, 75° 25' 12.8028" W
Pennsylvania
St. Pauls RC Church
2007 New Hope Street
Norristown , PA 40° 7' 31.548" N, 75° 19' 0.606" W
Pennsylvania
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media , PA 39° 53' 4.506" N, 75° 24' 44.9496" W
Pennsylvania
Plymouth Meeting Friends School
2150 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting , PA 40° 6' 8.64" N, 75° 16' 44.8248" W
Pennsylvania
St. Rocco's Church
313 Sunny Dell Road
Avondale , PA 39° 48' 3.1572" N, 75° 44' 32.3664" W
Pennsylvania
Gorgas Park
6300 Ridge Avenue
Roxborough , PA 40° 2' 11.94" N, 75° 13' 7.5612" W
Pennsylvania
Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 19.8972" N, 75° 9' 0.648" W
Pennsylvania
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St
Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 8.208" N, 75° 8' 40.542" W
Pennsylvania
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
611 Knowles Avenue
Southampton , PA 40° 10' 13.6452" N, 75° 2' 40.1316" W
Pennsylvania
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia , PA 39° 58' 54.2388" N, 75° 11' 44.466" W
Pennsylvania
American Helicopter Museum & Education Center
1220 American Boulevard
West Chester , PA 39° 59' 30.0624" N, 75° 34' 43.3416" W
Pennsylvania
St. Joseph's Church
460 Manor Avenue
Downingtown , PA 40° 0' 31.464" N, 75° 43' 0.3216" W
Pennsylvania
New Garden Flying Field
1235 Newark Road
Toughkenamon , PA 39° 50' 9.4524" N, 75° 45' 53.0028" W
Pennsylvania
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 39° 54' 21.5964" N, 75° 10' 51.6432" W
Pennsylvania
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington St. Extension
Wilmington , DE 39° 46' 11.4672" N, 75° 31' 7.0572" W
Delaware
Downtown Manayunk
4312 Main Street
Philadelphia , PA 40° 1' 28.776" N, 75° 13' 21" W
Pennsylvania
Sacred Heart School
203 Church Road
Oxford , PA 39° 47' 34.5516" N, 75° 58' 42.2436" W
Pennsylvania
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads
19153 Philadelphia , PA 39° 52' 30.5904" N, 75° 12' 56.1384" W
Pennsylvania
Elfreth’s Alley Museum
124-126 Elfreth's Alley
19106 Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 9.7884" N, 75° 8' 33.2484" W
Pennsylvania
Graduate Hospital
23rd and South Streets
19146 Philadelphia , PA 39° 56' 43.5012" N, 75° 10' 47.0316" W
Pennsylvania
Historic Germantown
6300 Block of Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 40° 2' 35.952" N, 75° 10' 52.4028" W
Pennsylvania
Art Museum Area
Fairmont Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 59.5008" N, 75° 9' 29.8224" W
Pennsylvania
Downtown Ambler
Butler Avenue
19002 Ambler , PA 40° 8' 55.8888" N, 75° 13' 58.2312" W
Pennsylvania
St. Anthony's Parish
901 N DuPont St
19805 Wilmington , DE 39° 45' 10.6632" N, 75° 34' 1.5528" W
Delaware
Ross Mill Farm
2464 Walton Road
18929 Jamison , PA 40° 14' 30.3504" N, 75° 3' 6.4368" W
Pennsylvania
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley , PA 40° 13' 38.316" N, 74° 53' 10.3488" W
Pennsylvania