Summerfest at Blue Cross RiverRink features amusements, skating, and more. Photo courtesy of  Summerfest
Summerfest at Blue Cross RiverRink features amusements, skating, and more. Photo courtesy of Summerfest

The Best Things to Do in Philly in June with Kids

With the school year wrapping up and summer break starting, families in Philly have some exciting options for day or evening excursions in June. Pick your own strawberries, enjoy a meal outdoors at a kid-friendly Philly restaurant, or peruse this list of rainy-day activities in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.

June is a great month to enjoy the sunshine, and this list of activities reflects that. The Philadelphia Flower Show heads outside this year. We honor Juneteenth mid-month with Philadelphia at the hub of the nation’s celebrations. Young fishermen or women can celebrate Father's Day at the Bucks County Fishing Derby, and Thomas and friends invite younger kids (and their parents) for a day out on a steam train.

If your family is looking to take advantage of this beautiful month, read on. And be sure to check out the Mommy Poppins Philadelphia events calendar.

As the Philadelphia area reopens, some events might still require social distancing and masking. If you arrive at a venue that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Fashion District
upcoming events
(Wed Jul 21, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021) Candytopia

Blue Cross RiverRink
upcoming events
(Fri May 7, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) Brick Fest Live

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Bartram’s Garden
upcoming events
(Sun Oct 17, 2021) Sankofa Fest

Betsy Ross House
upcoming events
(Fri Jun 4, 2021 - Fri Oct 1, 2021) Movies Under the Stars and Stripes
(Fri Oct 8, 2021 - Fri Oct 29, 2021) Spooky Twilight Tours

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021) What A Hoot!
(Fri Oct 22, 2021 - Sat Oct 23, 2021) By the Light of the Moon

Peace Valley Nature Center
upcoming events
(Wed Oct 20, 2021) Hunting Moonlight Walk

Strasburg Rail Road
upcoming events
(Tue Aug 17, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) 611 at Strasburg: The Return of an American Icon

Francis Harvey Green Lot

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Scarecrows in the Village
Peddler's Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Korean Festival & Harvest Celebration
Delaware Art Museum - 5:00 PM Pick
Story Pirates Story Creation Zone
Online Link to Be Provided - 7:00 PM Pick
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides