Best of May: 15 Top Things To Do in Philadelphia With Kids

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is one of the Philadelphia Waterfront's favorite Summertime traditions. Photo courtesy of the Delaware River Waterfront
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is one of the Philadelphia Waterfront's favorite Summertime traditions. Photo courtesy of the Delaware River Waterfront

From Mother's Day to Memorial Day, we'll be finding fun things to do all month long—May the 4th be with you!

May in Philly means street fairs, waterfront happenings, and community festivals are filling up our calendar! Philadelphia Children's Festival kicks us off with creative play and performances for kids and kids at heart. The Delaware River Waterfront comes back to life just in time for Mother's Day, with BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest opening during the month's first full weekend. Get boozy with babies in tow at the family-friendly Hawthornes Beer, Booze, and Bubbly Block Party, taking over 11th street mid-month. Finish out May with your first paddle of the season at Penn's Landing, which has added a four-seater flamingo and yellow duck to its fabulous fleet of boats.  Most importantly as we head into May, do not...repeat do not...forget mom (maybe that's you...don't forget yourself!) and be sure to plan a magical Mother's Day in the City of (ahem) Motherly Love. 

Find more top May fun on our Spring Bucket List, or pick a place to get away on our rundown of 20 Beautiful Spring Day Trips from Philadelphia. For more ideas to get into the swing of spring, browse our Spring Activities Guide.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. Get our picks for every weekend in your inbox—sign up for our newsletters.

Note: Please check with individual venues for Covid guidelines before arrival.

 

Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink
Dilworth Park - various times Pick
Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution - various times Pick
Magic Mornings
Briar Bush Nature Center - 10:30 AM
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