Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Pirates, Potter, Pokemon, Pets July 9-10

Things to do with kids in Philadelphia, summer family events

Summer is certainly in full gear as Philadelphia families enjoy backyard barbecues, rounds of flashlight tag, and weekend trips to the shore. There is always more fun to be had during these carefree summer days. As always, Delaware Valley residents can rely on our Events Calendar to keep the entire family entertained with unique and interesting activities.

Play tug-of-war at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation's Pirate Splash Day, explore the Philadelphia Art Museum during a Harry Potter themed-scavenger hunt, listen to the sweet sounds of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they entertain the audience with musical arrangements from the Pokemon video game, take Fido to Petapalooza in Chestnut Hill for a dip in the doggie pool, or check out one of the many blueberry events being held this weekend. Linvilla Orchards, Oasis Family Farm, and Camden's Children's Garden all have festivals honoring this sweet summer fruit.

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BlueBeary Blast & Celebrate New Jersey- Camden, NJ
Cross the river for some fun at Camden Children's Garden. Visitors can expect a variety of activities celebrating New Jersey's official state fruit.

Hispanic Fiesta- Philadelphia, PA
All weekend long, the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing hosts this festival featuring music, food, and entertainment.

Blueberry Festival- Robbinsville, NJ
Take a ride to Oasis Family Farm to enjoy wagon rides, crafts, and a blueberry pie-eating contest.


Summer Celebration- Collegeville, PA
Pick-your-own crops, children's activities, and food trucks await visitors of Longview Farm.

PECO Second Saturdays- Philadelphia, PA
Children learn about screen printing at Second State Press courtesy of PECO.

Pirate Splash Day for Kids- Newtown Square, PA
Get ready to participate in rubber ducky races, tug of war, and other pirate activities at Colonial Plantation located in Ridley Creek State Park.

Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans- Philadelphia, PA
Explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art from a wizard's perspective during this unique scavenger hunt experience.

Family Camp Out- Gladwyne, PA
Get your tent and sleeping bags ready for an evening of campfire fun.

Harry Potter Summer Celebration- Philadelphia, PA
Big Blue Marble Bookstore prepares for the launch of the new Harry Potter book with 8 days of magical fun.

Family Movie Night- Media, PA
Watch a movie on an inflatable screen under the stars at Barrall Field.


PECO Family Jams- Philadelphia, PA
Make mosaics at Philadelphia's Magic Garden. Then, take a kid-friendly tour.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra- Philadelphia, PA
Experience the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Mann as they bring the characters of Pokémon to life.

Pennridge Community Day- Perkasie, PA
Canoe races, karate demonstrations, magic shows, and fireworks at Lenape Park- what else could you ask for?

Petapalooza- Philadelphia, PA
Pets come in different shapes and sizes, so celebrate all of them at Chestnut Hill's pet party! Guests can expect paw readers, face-painting, moonbounces, and doggie pools too!

Photo courtesy of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation.