Family night at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Photo by Matt Stanley
Family night at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Photo by Matt Stanley

Labor Day Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Festivals, History, Summerfest

As the last few days of August fade into September, Philly parents begin to understand the reality that summer unofficially ends this weekend.And, what a great summer it was! Throughout the Delaware Valley, Philly families have played at the playground, taken swimming lessons, eaten ice cream, watched outdoor movies, and visited nearby small towns. How can Summer 2019 be over already?

Thankfully, Philly kids have one more weekend to enjoy summertime fun found in our events calendar. If your family wants to hit a festival, you can step back in time with a visit to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival, learn about sustainable living at the Blue Corn Green and Organic Festival, see the area's finest horses at Ludwig's Corner Horse Show and Country Fair, or explore the rich tradition of the Polish culture at the Polish-American Festival. Those interested in history can head to Historic Philadelphia to listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence or a story at the Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches or see a military demonstration, Wander over to the Museum of the American Revolution for some Back to School fun plus free admission for kids 12 and under. Finish up the weekend with a visit to the waterfront for its last weekend of BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest.

Keep reading for more ways to enjoy Labor Day weekend before summer disappears!


Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mount Hope Estate and Winery
2775 Lebanon Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Ludwig's Corner
5 Nantmeal Road
Glenmoore, PA 19343

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
654 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Gorgas Park
6300 Ridge Avenue
Roxborough , PA

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

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

Marshall Steam Museum
3000 Creek Road
Yorklyn, DE 19736

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802