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.

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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
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
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