Celebrate Franklin Square's 15th birthday. Photo by Jeff Fusco for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
Celebrate Franklin Square's 15th birthday. Photo by Jeff Fusco for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

20+ Things To Do in Philadelphia this Weekend with Kids: Festivals, Exhibits, Free Fun

As July slips away and August arrives, Philly kids are sure to be a bit anxious. After all, summer is almost over and school days soon will be here. Now more than ever, it is important to check off items on that 2021 summer bucket list.

Haven’t been to a festival yet? Celebrations can be found at The Harriton House and Peddler’s Village. On Saturday, Franklin Square turns 15 while multiple venues celebrate the beloved children's book character, Harry Potter, and his birthday. Looking to visit a new exhibit? Our list includes museums in both the city and the suburbs featuring unique displays. Looking for free fun? Consider watching a movie under the stars at Caln Township Park and Oakbourne Park. Or search for birds at John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove or Newlin Grist Mill. On the other hand, splurge on Candytopia, which is back for a second engagement in the Fashion District

Grown-ups ... we know you need some fun, too Why not schedule a trip to one of the many family-friendly wineries found on our recently update post? Or, if you need to occupy the kids with an engaging and education camp, browse our online camp opportunities. Read on for our top festivals, exhibits, and free fun for the weekend ahead.

 

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Atglen Public Library

Brandywine River Museum

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Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes

Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery

Stargazers Vineyard and Winery

Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Outdoor Storytime
Logan Branch Library (Free Library of Philadelphia) - 10:30 AM Pick
Kids Crafts and Outdoor Activities at Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center
Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center - 2:30 PM Pick
Summer Movie Night
Oakbourne Park - 7:30 PM Pick
Caln Summer Series Movie
Caln Township - 9:00 PM Pick
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides