50+ Best Summer Festivals in Philly for Kids

It's fun all summer long at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Photo courtesy of Visit Philly
It's fun all summer long at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Photo courtesy of Visit Philly

If there's one thing this city loves, besides a cheesesteak, it's a summer festival in Philly. Our summer calendar is chock-full of block parties, street fairs, outdoor concerts, and cultural festivals to get you out and about while school's out. Check out our top 50+ festival picks that will keep Philly families feeling festive all summer long. Lots of these events have free admission; for even more family fun that won't break the bank, check out our top picks for free things to do in Philly this summer.

Don't forget to browse our Summer Activity Guide for the best family happenings of the season.

Places featured in this article:


Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Corner of Germantown and Highland Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19118 

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Between Tamanend Park and Klinger Middle School

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Ukrainian American Sports Center- Tryzub
Story Art: Parkway Pals Program
Sister Cities Park - 10:30 AM Pick
Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink
Dilworth Park - various times Pick
Let's Learn Circuits
Zoom - Online - 9:30 AM
Investigation Station: Parkway Pals Program
Sister Cities Park - 10:30 AM
5th Birthday Celebration at LEGOLAND®
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides