Memorial Day Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Horses, History, Fireworks, & Parades

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Things to do with kids in the Philly area on weekends

The unofficial start of summer has arrived in the Delaware Valley! And, while summer doesn't technically begin until mid-June, Philly parents and kids alike feel a sense of anticipation and excitement for Summer 2019 to begin. Create your summer bucket list this Memorial Day weekend by browsing our event calendar. Festivals, patriotic fun, outdoor movies, and amazing concerts are some must-dos. However, there are so many more options!

Experience the thrill of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair which features not only horse competitions but also amusement rides and traditional country fair eats. Those who love things on wheels can attend the grand opening of the Garden Railway Display at Morris Arborteum, ride a real train at Colebrookdale Railroad's Decoration Day Excursion or West Chester Railroad's Memorial Day Express, or touch a tractor, motorcycle, or construction vehicle at Neshaminy Mall. History buffs can listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, learn stories at the Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches, or watch a military demonstration at Signers' Garden. Don't miss out on the many Memorial Day parades planned to remember those sacrificed for our country. Locations include Lansdale, Radnor, Kennett, Warminster, or Collegeville, just to name a few.

Gather up the kids and brainstorm your bucket list. Then get ready to make memories this Memorial Day!