Photo by J. Fusco courtesy of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
Photo by J. Fusco courtesy of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Free Things to Do with Philly Kids in July

Philly families have lots to celebrate this July as the city comes alive with summertime fun. It all starts with a bang, and a boom, and a sparkle and a sizzle as Philly parents and kids celebrate America's birthday. There are plenty of free events that acknowledge the occasion. From free admission to museums to free parties, there is something for everyone in the family.

Later in the month, schedule time to watch a free outdoor movie or listen to a free concert under the stars. Avoid the summer slide by keeping young minds sharp with a trip to Big Blue Marble Bookstore or Doylestown Bookshop for a storytime session or check out educational programming opportunities at your local library in the city or in the suburbs. Escape the heat with a visit to Franklin Institute during its Community Day or hit the outdoors with a hike at Valley Forge Historic Park or boating adventure on the Schuylkill River.

Get some of these activities on your family calendar and make your July explode with free fun!


Sister Cities Park
18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Steps of Independence Hall
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Franklin Parkway
20th Street to Eakins Oval
Philadelphia, PA

Home Depot
ALL LOCATIONS 2200 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

Bartram’s Garden
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Downtown West Chester
Between High & Darlington or Between High & Matlack
West Chester, PA

Second State Press
1400 North American Street B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Glen Providence Park Stage
500 Block of West State Street
Media, PA 19063

The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Harriton House
500 Harriton Road
Bryn Mawr, PA

Free Library of Philadelphia/ Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19003

Cedar Grove Park
Cedar Grove Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Clark Park
43rd St. and Chester Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Free Library- Media/Upper Providence
1 East Front St.
Media, PA 19063

Newlin Grist Mill
219 South Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd
East Norriton, PA 19403