Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Food, Nature, Balloons, June 24-25

Now that summer has arrived and the days are longer, the race begins to fill the time with fantastic family fun. Thankfully, this weekend's options do not disappoint Philly parents as our event calendar is overflowing with excitement to please the most diverse tribe.

Begin the weekend with food! Start with delicious blueberry pies and jellies or sweet raspberry creations. Indulge in mouth-watering ice cream and then burn off the extra calories with a nature walk or colorful 5K. Celebrate summer with an arts festival, a midsommarfest, or an old-fashioned baseball game. Appreciate nature with an overnight campout, bug hunt, or boat ride. Be sure to carve out time to experience the Chester County Balloon Festival and appreciate the beauty of hot air balloons, the fun of remote controlled airplanes, and the excitement of the Kids' Zone.

Continue reading for additional top picks for this summer weekend. Make it a great one!

All Weekend

Chester County Balloon Festival- Toughkenamon, PA
​Ride a hot air balloon, monster truck, or helicopter at this annual festival. Then, head to the Kids' Zone or play with remote control planes.

Blueberry Bash at Oasis Farm- Robbinsville, NJ
Take a wagon ride, make a sand art craft, and indulge in a blueberry treat at Oasis Farm.

New Castle County Ice Cream Festival- Wilmington, DE
Cool off with some delicious ice cream at ​Rockwood Park.

Manayunk Arts Festival- Manayunk, PA
​Stroll through downtown Manayunk and take in the artwork displayed by local artisans and exhibitors.

Saturday, June 24

Midsommarfest- Philadelphia, PA
​Welcome the official start of summer at the American Swedish Historical Museum. Families can enjoy food, make crafts, play games, and dance around the maypole.

Family Program- Media, PA
Explore Tyler Arboretum as children engage in a bug-themed treasure hunt. After creating their own unique stamp, kids discover clues to find the super sized bugs featured currently at the Arboretum.

Great American Campout- Philadelphia, PA
​Pack your tent, sleeping bag, canteen, and head to Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for an overnight camping adventure. Families can anticipate a picnic dinner on Saturday and a canoe trip on Sunday morning.

Raspberry Celebration- Media, PA
​Costumed characters such as Mystery Dog and Vet Girl arrive at Linvilla Orchards to celebrate the tiny, bright, and flavorful raspberry. Guests can also sample treats with Judi and meet Linvilla's bee keeper.

Pop-Up Naturalist Series- Glen Mills, PA
Learn about pond life during Newlin Grist Mill's series. Kids can participate in interactive demonstrations, see live specimens, and play games.

Family Fun Day- Wilmington, DE
Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates its annual Family Fun Day as guests can hike the trails, participate in nature activities, and roast marshmallows at the campfire.

Sunday, June 25

Annual Canal Day- Philadelphia, PA
​Music, food, kids' crafts, and games await visitors to Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park. Allow time to use the shuttle bus from the parking lot.

Vintage Baseball at its Best!- Schwenksville, PA
​Batter up! Families can watch an old-fashioned baseball game at Pennypacker Mills. In addition, food is available for purchase and tours are offered.

The Color Run- Philadelphia, PA
Lace up those running shoes and get ready to dash through the "Happiest 5K on Earth" at Citizens Bank Park.

Photo of Chester County Balloon Festival