We are nearly halfway through May. (How did that happen?) With Mother's Day events behind us and the unofficial start of summer only 10 days away, perhaps this "middle of May" weekend can be spent sharing time together at one of the exciting events in our Event Calendar.
The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival is ready to entertain families with live music, its annual Procession of Saints Parade and delicious cuisine. Enjoy rides and games at Exton Square Mall's Carnival, or make crafts and play old-fashioned games at Craft-Phila-Liberty Bell Fair on Independence Mall.
If your family enjoys the outdoors, grab some sturdy shoes and get ready for a Family Hike at Armentrout, or play the day away at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center's PLAY Manayunk featuring a kids' run, kayaking, dragon boat racing and moonbouncing—enough to tire anyone out.
There are also two special events we want to highlight. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts, #GirlPOP2015 comes to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to inspire girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to make a difference in the world, while the Garden State Discovery Museum hosts Open Arms, a family evening where children on the autism spectrum can enjoy the institution.
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