Immerse yourself in a world of color at the Manayunk Arts Festival. Photo by JPG Photography
Immerse yourself in a world of color at the Manayunk Arts Festival. Photo by JPG Photography

Cool Things to Do in Philly with Kids this Weekend: Festivals, Welcome America

There are so many things to do in and around Philadelphia. But as June slips away, Philly families should consult our events calendar to fine-tune their favorites and make the most of this summer weekend.

Festivals are in full force. Celebrate summer with Midsommarfest at the American Swedish Historical Museum, or indulge in sweet treats at the New Castle Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Manor. Wander along the streets to view unique artistic creations at Manayunk Arts Festival or head across the bridge to Hammonton's Red, White & Blueberry Festival.

Best of all, Wawa Welcome America is back this year and offers free days at local museums, outdoor movies, concerts, and PECO: Go 4th & Learn opportunities. So, what are you waiting for? Browse our list, text some friends, and get ready for a great time making memories.

Don't forget about our Best-Of Lists, which include our favorite backyard games, perfect for any cookout or family gathering.

Places featured in this article:

Downtown Manayunk
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 30, 2021) Halloween in Manayunk

Eastern State Penitentiary
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 24, 2021 - Sat Nov 13, 2021) Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
upcoming events

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

American Swedish Historical Museum
upcoming events
(Tue Sep 21, 2021 - Tue Oct 19, 2021) Toddler Time

Francis Harvey Green Lot

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Franklin Square
upcoming events
(Sat Apr 10, 2021 - Thu Sep 30, 2021) Franklin Square Fountain Show
(Thu Sep 30, 2021 - Thu Oct 28, 2021) Storytime in the Square
(Fri Oct 1, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Spooky Mini Golf
(Sat Oct 30, 2021) Trick-or-Treat Street
(Thu Nov 18, 2021 - Fri Dec 31, 2021) Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

upcoming events
(Thu Apr 8, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties

Lake Absegami- Bass River State Forest

Lake Nummy- Belleplain State Forest
Apple Festival
Linvilla Orchards - 8:00 AM Pick
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
Souderton Art Jam
Souderton Connects - 10:00 AM Pick
Parkway Pals
Sister Cities Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides