Explore a new culture at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival or American Swedish Historical Museum. Delve into the world of books at free storytimes held at Barnes and Noble, Pottery Barn Kids, and The Doylestown Bookshop. Investigate birds, gardens, and camouflaged animals in nature. Identify your superpower, grab a your favorite cape, and fly over to the Garden State Discovery Museum for its Superhero Celebration. Or, splurge by seeing The Rock School's Showcase, Carnival of Birds. Now, keep reading to see our top picks for the week ahead.
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A June weekend is often filled with weddings, graduation parties, and dance recitals. However, Philly families should make time for some of the delicious and delightful activities found in our event calendar.
Strawberries are the star of the show at festivals held at a local orchard, farm, hospital, and school. Put on your hiking shoes and exploring the grounds at Newlin Grist Mill and the Upper Darby Trail in honor of National Trails Day. Or, walk along our country's oldest residential street on Fete Day. There is no doubt that the highlight of the weekend has to be the Summer BrainQuest Kickoff Party at Smith. Meet the people behind the scenes at Mommy Poppins Philadelphia during this family-friendly celebration complete with photo booths, children's activities, and face-painting. Be sure to get your tickets online.
Browse through our jam-packed calendar by filtering using age, location, and tags. Continue reading to view our top picks for the weekend ahead!
To start, dress the family in red, white, and blue to celebrate Memorial Day with a parade in Wayne, Trappe, Media, Kennett, or Downingtown. Put on dancing shoes and get ready to jam to tunes at Chadds Ford Winery's Memorial Day Music Festival, West Chester's Swingin' Summer Thursdays, Bryn Mawr's Twilight Concert Series, or Shady Brook Farm's Wine Concert. Relax a bit either outdoors with kids of all ages or inside with babies in tow at the movies. With an entertaining and exciting line-up like this, families are sure to make some great memories this week.
Don't forget to mark your calendar for Mommy Poppins Philadelphia's Summer Brain Quest Kickoff Party at Smith on June 3! Get your tickets today!
Traditionally, Philly families may spend this unofficial start of summer weekend by taking a trip to the shore, swimming in a lake, eating at a backyard cookout, or watching a parade honoring those who fought for this country. While all of those are amazing ways to spend the weekend, if you are looking for something new to add to your Memorial Day festivities, there are some 'must-do' activities in our event calendar.
Watch the horses race at the Devon Horse Show Grounds. Learn about American history with a visit to Historic Philadelphia; be sure to stop by a Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Bench, listen to a recitation of the Declaration of Independence, and see a colonial-inspired puppet show. Or take a moment to appreciate America's beautiful outdoors with a bird walk at Newlin Grist Mill, a boat trip along the Schuylkill River at Bartram's Gardens or a creek critter search at Norristown Farm Park and savor this land we call home. Check out the new fountain display at Longwood Gardens' Summer of Spectacle as it opens this weekend. With all of these options, it is sure to be a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Also, now's the time to get your tickets to our Summer Brain Quest Kickoff Party next weekend. There'll be pony rides, face painting, games and activities. Plus, a Sesame Place giveaway. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Get your tix now!
As the school year comes to a close and extracurricular activities wind down, the festival, fair, and carnival season is just getting started! We've compiled a list of all the great festivals and fairs happening this June. From the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to annual traditions, there is something for every member of the family. So, get out your calendar and be sure to make time for the array of fun that awaits Philly families this month!
Little ones who seek outdoor fun can listen to nature stories, hike the trails, learn about worms, or explore the properties of water. For the art lover, there are plenty of opportunities to make crafts, create masterpieces, or tour art museums. Budding scientists can wander throughout the Franklin Institute during its Community Night or discover the world of minerals and gems at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Splurge with a trip to see a show or root for the home team at a baseball game.
Celebrate the beginning of summer with Mommy Poppins Philadelphia at our Summer Brain Quest Kickoff Party at Smith. Be sure to click through to get tickets and start the season off right!
During this May weekend, Philly parents can find many ways to spend quality family time together. For starters, there are quite a few springtime festivals to enjoy. Eat delicious Italian foods in South Philly, appreciate the beauty and splendor of the Asian culture in Franklin Square, nibble on strawberry treats at Peddlers' Village, delight in children's entertainment at Annenberg Center Live, or applaud children's authors and literature at Big Blue Bookstore's Literary Festival.
After festival fun, spend some one-on-one time making art at Exton Square Mall, learning about weather at Fairmount Water Works, or trying a mindfulness class at Ahimsa House. Or, consider stepping back in time to simpler days where children can learn how soap is made at Newlin Grist Mill, wool is spun at the Thompson-Neely House, and horseshoes are created at Merion Friends Meeting House.
Don't forget to browse through our entire event calendar. With all of these options, be sure to use the filtering options to help narrow down events by age, location, and tags. Now continue reading for our top weekend picks.
At times, running a household can feel like a circus act. Chasing toddlers, organizing car pools, and running errands can drain any Philly parent. Push the pause button this week to embrace some of the exciting and entertaining activities featured in our event calendar.
To start, head to Neshaminy Mall for rides, games, and carnival treats. Enjoy a visit to Kettle Kitchen Village for its Rhubarb Festival. Watch entertaining circus, theater, and musical performances at the Annenberg Center LIVE's Philadelphia International Children's Festival. Or, check out the family-friendly LuLu Shrine Circus as performers presents its 76th annual show. End the week with some meditative family yoga, relaxing jazz music, or an outdoor concert.
Be sure to browse our May GoList with amazing options for the entire family all month long. So, load the kids in the car and experience the fun that awaits.