Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Strawberries, History, Festivals June 4-5

Things to do with kids in Philadelphia, spring family events

Can you believe it is June already? It seems like Philadelphia went from cold and rainy to summertime temperatures overnight! With warmer weather settling in, consider spending your weekend at one of the fantastic opportunities throughout the Delaware Valley.

If you like strawberries, you are in luck. Brandywine Strawberry Festival, Shady Brook Farm, Linvilla Orchards and Plymouth Meeting Friends School are all hosting strawberry festivals this weekend. Is your family interested in history? If so, step back in time with a visit to Elfreth's Alley or Pennypacker Mills. On the other hand, perhaps your family is looking for musical entertainment. If that is the case, explore a street festival in West Chester or a block party in Philadelphia. For nature types, visit a local park to celebrate National Trails Day. But, be sure to keep tabs on the weather as some clouds appear in the forecast.

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Weekend

Civil War Event- Schwenksville, PA
If there is a history buff in your family, visit Pennypacker Mills for their weekend-long Civil War Event. The day offers hands-on children's activities such as learning how to march and drill.

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day- Philadelphia, PA
The Walnut Street Theatre produces this entertaining children's show which features a football team, a substitute teacher, and a lesson about determination and teamwork.

Saturday

Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl- Philadelphia, PA
View interesting art creations in Philadelphia's Art Museum Area. Kids can get their face painted, make crafts, and enjoy sidewalk chalk art.

Fete Day- Philadelphia, PA
Step back in time and wander down our nation's oldest residential street imagining what life was like in the 18th century. Families can play colonial games and get their picture taken on this historic street.

Home Depot Kids Workshop- A town near you, PA
Make a Father's Day Trophy Smart Phone Holder at Home Depot's free workshop.

Kids Bop Kids Live- Langhorne, PA
If your kids love the Kids Bop series, you don't want to miss this concert held at Sesame Place.

Upper Darby Trail Day- Clifton Heights, PA
Go on a photo scavenger hunt in celebration of National Trails Day at Kent Dog Park.

Strawberry Festival- Media, PA
Linvilla Orchard hosts its annual Strawberry Festival which features musical performances by none other than Makin' Music. In addition, guests can pick their own strawberries.

Sunday

Free First Sundays at the Barnes- Philadelphia, PA
Explore the Barnes free of charge every first Sunday. Visitors can enjoy hands-on activities, tours and informative talks.

Norristown Free Outdoor Concert Series- Norristown, PA
Get ready to jam with the band Wildflower at this free concert held at the Elmwood Park Bandshell.

PNC Arts Alive Family Program- Chadds Ford, PA
Creativity! is the theme at Brandywine River Museum's monthly free family workshop. Guests can expect juggling acts, dance performances and museum exhibits.

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party- Philadelphia, PA
Head to Festival Pier to listen to the sounds of a variety of performers. Before you arrive, be sure to go online to get your free tickets.

Sunday Cinema- Philadelphia, PA
Relax with a family-friendly movie which includes an environmental theme at Fairmount Water Works. This month, guests can view Watermark.

Irish American Festival- Philadelphia, PA
Celebrate all that is Irish at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

Super Sunday- West Chester, PA
Visit Downtown West Chester for its giant street festival. Guests can expect a day filled with rides, games, clowns and more.

 

Photo courtesy of Plymouth Meeting Friends School Strawberry Festival