The school year has begun and whether you're already missing summer, or relieved to have the kids out of the house- it's always bittersweet. Lunches need to be packed, there's homework to be done, and sometimes it can feel like there's not enough time in the days. Don't let September pass you by! We know you're busy getting back into the swing of things, so we've rounded up all the best events for Philly kids this month in one easy place. This month's fun includes free museum admission, the start of Fall activities, an annual Mushroom Festival, a visit from Thomas the Train, and more.
Star Wars Science Day- Wilmington
September 2, 2017
Journey to a galaxy far, far away at the Delaware Children's Museum. Kids can pose for photos with their favorite Star Wars characters, and engage in many Star Wars-themed science activities throughout the day.
Back to School Weekend- Philadelphia
September 2-4, 2017
Kids under 12 can visit the Museum of the American Revolution for free Labor Day weekend to celebrate the start of a new school year!
Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll- Philadelphia
September 7, 2017
Perfect for the family whose wallet has taken a hit from back-to-school shopping, check out $1 deals from some of the businesses along Baltimore Avenue.
Visit an old-fashioned carnival and check out the children's activities and culinary exhibits at Kennett Square's Mushroom Festival. Photo courtesy of G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia
Mushroom Festival- Kennett Square
September 8-10, 2017
Kicking off with a community parade, this festival also includes a carnival. In addition, you'll find plenty of children's activities, culinary exhibits, an antique car show, and tons of vendors.
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend- Philadelphia
September 9-10, 2017
It's the last weekend to catch Thomas the Train at the Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum. See if your local library offers passes here.
Celebrate fall at Spruce Street Harbor Park with yummy seasonal food and more! Photo courtesy of Chris Kendig for Delaware River Waterfront
Fall Fest- Philadelphia
September 14-24, 2017
Visit Spruce Street Harbor Park for free pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, live music, and seasonal food like pumpkin funnel cake, pumpkin pretzel, and pumpkin spice ice cream.
Scarecrow Festival- Lahaska
September 16-17, 2017
Peddlers Village is bustling with activity this time of year. Stroll the village looking at the creative scarecrows and enjoy food and entertainment all weekend.
PJ Masks Live- Philadelphia
September 22-23, 2017
Visit the Kimmel Center to see Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko live on stage! Read our review to find out what you need to know before you go.
Shopkins Live!- Glenside
September 23, 2017
See your favorite toys live on stage at the Keswick Theatre! This 90-minute show is perfect for fans of Jessicake, Bubbleisha, and Peppa-Mint. Check out our review of the show.
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