Photo courtesy of Festival of India
Photo courtesy of Festival of India

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Aviation, Festivals, S'mores August 17-18

It only seems like yesterday that Philly kids were unpacking their book bags, yet mid-August is here. School will be starting before you know it. This leaves just a few weeks left for Philly families to enjoy a bit more summertime fun.

Our event calendar is loaded with options. Start off by looking to the skies for feathered friends at John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove or watch remote-controlled airplane demos at Festival of Flight. Head to Penn's Landing to experience the rich culture and tradition of India at the Festival of India on Saturday or dance to island music while celebrating at the Caribbean Festival on Sunday. Take a ride to Amish country for the Country Barn Sunflower Festival featuring pig races and wagon tours or eat delicious tacos while listening to mariachi bands at the Delaware Taco Festival. Round out the fun with an outdoor movie or concert followed by roasted marshmallows at Riverbend Environmental Education Center. Yum!

Soon enough homework and after-school activities infiltrate the family calendar. But, for now, make plans to have a great weekend at some of our top picks.


New Garden Flying Field
1235 Newark Road
Toughkenamon , PA

Barnyard Kingdom
211 S Donerville Rd
Lancaster, PA 17603

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road
Audubon, PA 19403

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

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

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tubman-Garrett Park
Market Street at the Christina River
Wilmington, DE 19801

Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

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

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Drive
Cherry Hill, NJ

Xfinity Live!
1100 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Eakins Oval
Located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway just in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Ar
Philadelphia, PA

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