Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 24-26

Plenty to do in and around Philadelphia this first true weekend of summer!! Get out and enjoy a hot air balloon festival, roller skating at Summerfest, raspberry celebrations and so much more!!

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Bluecross Riverrink Summerfest 
Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26
Penn’s Landing
101 Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

The Bluecross Riverrink Summerfest continues the river side family fun this Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26 with roller skating, mini-golf, a play area for the kids, a boat-house style lodge and fun food options, too. Summerfest entrance is free. Skating is $3.

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Chester County Balloon Festival 

New Garden Flying Field
1235 Newark Rd.
Toughkenamon, PA

The 10th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival takes place Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26 with 20 hot air balloons taking flight twice daily as well as a nightly balloon glow, craft vendors and fireworks on Saturday evening June 25th. $10 for adults, $5 for kids, ages 6 and under free.

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Festival De Aibonito, PR
Saturday June 25
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

Head to the Camden Children’s Garden on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 from 1-4pm for the Festival De Aibonito, PR celebrating Hispanic culture with Puerto Rican activities, tropical fruit tastings, and the beauty of tropical plants, too! $8, free for ages 2 and under.

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Raspberry Celebration

Saturday June 25
Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Road
Media, PA

It’s the annual Raspberry Celebration happening at Linvilla Orchards on Saturday June 25th starting at 8am. The annual raspberry celebration features pick your own raspberries, games, hayrides, contests, and family friendly comedy and laughs with Silly Joe! Free.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit continuing this weekend Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26.  This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park 

Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26
Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street

The family fun continues at Spruce Street Harbor Park this Friday June 24 – Sunday June 26. Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park features  colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, games and fun for the kids, and refreshing food and drink from popular Philly restaurants. Free.

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Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday June 26
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday June 26 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 3-5

Hooray for the first weekend in June! Lots to do in and around Philly this weekend for families with festivals galore celebrating strawberries, live arts performances and much more! Don’t miss a moment of the fun to be had!

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The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival 

Friday June 3rd – Saturday June 4th
Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA

Don’t miss the final days of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival happening Friday June 3th – Saturday June 4th. Bring the whole family out for live performances and the FUN ZONE for kids, too! Tickets $10 or $25 for Fun Pass including lunch on Saturday only!

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Strawberry Festival 

Saturday June 4th
Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Road
Media, PA

It’s the annual Strawberry Festival happening at Linvilla Orchards on Saturday June 4th starting at 8am. The strawberry festival marks the official start to the Pick Your Own season and will feature pick your own strawberries, games, hayrides, contests, and live music from Makin’ Music! Free.

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Chinese Lantern Festival

Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Chinese Lantern Festival continues this Friday June 3 through Sunday June 5. Appearing for the first time in the Northeast, Franklin Square will be illuminated with more than 25 larger than life displays of flowers, Chinese dragon, three-story pagoda and more. $17 adults, $12 youth.

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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair 

Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
Devon Horse Show Grounds
23 Dorset Road
Devon, PA

Enjoy the last weekend of the annual Devon Horse Show and Country Fair happening Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5. Enjoy watching horse show excitement with world-class equestrians competing in various events. Plus kids will enjoy the midway events, games and treats of the Country Fair. General admission tickets $5 for children ages 3-12, $15 for adults.

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Brandywine Strawberry Festival 

Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
Brandywine Hospital
201 Reeceville Road
Coatsville, PA

It’s the annual Brandywine Strawberry Festival taking place this weekend June 3rd – June 5th at the Brandywine Hospital in Coatsville. Festival guests will enjoy endless entertainment including strolling jugglers, magicians, as well as favorite characters from Disney, Sesame Street and Nickelodean. Plus rides, games, and attractions. And little festival visitors will love Strawberry Land with moon bounces, inflatables, and more! Free.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater this weekend with shows running Friday June 3 at 7pm, Saturday June 4th at 12pm, and Sunday June 5 at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5.  This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park 

Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5
Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street

Spruce Street Harbor Park continues this Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5. Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park features  colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, games and fun for the kids, and refreshing food and drink from popular Philly restaurants. Free.

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PNC Arts Alive First Sunday at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday June 5
11am
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy a salute to creativity with art making activities and fun as well as free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday June 5th as part of PNC Arts Alive First Sunday. Free.

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

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The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival again returns to the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia starting tomorrow, Thursday June 2 through Saturday June 4!

The 2016 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival features circus, theatre, story-telling and music performances for the whole family. This year’s live performances include:
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Stories and Songs – Charlotte Blake Alston
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly – Theatre Lovett
Catch Me! (Attrape-moi) – Flip FabriQue
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Plus, enjoy the free outdoor FUN ZONE with crafts, activities and performances.

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Festival tickets are only $10!

Or get the Children’s Festival Fun Pass (available Saturday 6/4 only) and save! Enjoy three shows, the FUN ZONE and a free lunch for only $25 on Saturday June 4th. It’s the best way to experience the Children’s Festival!

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View Show Schedule and Buy Tickets

If You Go:
The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival takes place at Annenberg Center located at 3680 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA. Parking is available at the garage on the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets. Metered street parking is also available.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions expressed about wonderful children’s theater, culture, and live performance and fun being yet another reason why I love Philadelphia are our own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: May 13-15

The sun is shining and there is much family fun to be had in and around Philly this weekend! So grab the kiddos and get out to enjoy all the festivals and fun while you can!

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Chinese Lantern Festival

Friday May 13 – Sunday May 15
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Chinese Lantern Festival continues this Friday May 13th through Sunday May 15th. Appearing for the first time in the Northeast, Franklin Square will be illuminated with more than 25 larger than life displays of flowers, Chinese dragon, three-story pagoda and more. $17 adults, $12 youth.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Friday May 13 – Sunday May 15
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater this weekend with shows running Friday May 13th at 7pm, Saturday May 14th at 12pm, and Sunday May 15th at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.

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St. Denis Fun Fair 

Friday May 13 – Saturday May 14
St. Denis Parish
300 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

It’s the annual St. Denis Fun Fair happening this Friday May 13th – Saturday May 14th. This annual family fun fair has rides, games, food, outdoor DJ, live music, casino (for the adults) and more! Proceeds support both St. Denis Parish and Cardinal John Foley School.

 

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday May 13 – Sunday May 15
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend Friday May 13th – Sunday May 15th. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Superheroes, Go!
Saturday May 14 – Sunday May 15
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ

Calling all superheroes! It’s “Superheroes, Go!” taking place this weekend at the Garden State Discovery Museum. The caped crusading includes heroic crafts and super cinema on the big screen and lots of fun for all. Free with $13.95 general admission.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park 

Friday May 13 – Sunday May 15
Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street

Spruce Street Harbor Park continues this Friday May 13th – Sunday May 15th. Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park features  colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, games and fun for the kids, and refreshing food and drink from popular Philly restaurants. Free.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday May 15
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday May 15 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Rubber Ducky Regatta and Picnic

Sunday May 15
12pm
Kemper Park
900 Valley Rd.
Warminster, PA

Head to Kemper Park in Warminster for the 21st Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta and Picnic this Sunday May 15th from 12-2pm. Hundreds of rubber duckies float down the Neshaminy Creek to compete in a race to the finish line. If you sponsor a duck ($5, duck; $20, five ducks), you could win a cash prize. And bring a lunch to enjoy during the “Just Ducky” picnic before the race, too.

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Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival 

Sunday May 15
11am – 5pm
Germantown Ave
Chestnut Hill, PA

Don’t miss the 20th annual Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival happening Sunday May 15h from 11am – 5pm. Enjoy this outdoor garden marketplace and festival with food, live music, lots of fun for the kids including amusement rides, face painting, a petting zoo, and much more. And of course enjoy lots of home and garden ideas, vendor demonstrations, and marketplace. Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: May 6-8

Yeah, it’s raining. And we’re all sort of sick of it, I know. But it IS still Mother’s Day weekend and from the forecast it looks like we might actually get maybe a little sunshine for Mother’s Day after all! So get out (or get inside somewhere dry other than your house) and enjoy the family fun to be had in and around Philly this Mother’s Day Weekend!

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Chinese Lantern Festival

Friday May 6 – Sunday May 8
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Chinese Lantern Festival continues this Friday May 6th through Sunday May 8th. Appearing for the first time in the Northeast, Franklin Square will be illuminated with more than 25 larger than life displays of flowers, Chinese dragon, three-story pagoda and more. $17 adults, $12 youth.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Friday May 6 – Sunday May 8
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater this weekend with shows running Friday May 6 at 7pm, Saturday May 7th at 12pm, and Sunday May 8th at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday May 6 – Sunday May 8
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend Friday May 6th – Sunday May 8th. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA

Head to the Elmwood Park Zoo for Mother’s Day Brunch this Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th. Celebrate with all you can eat buffet, complimentary family photos, card making, and of course, visits with the animals. Seatings at 10:30am and 12:30pm. $30.95 adults, $19.95 ages 3-12, free for kids 2 and younger.

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Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
Saturday May 7
Challenge Grove Park
Borton’s Mill Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

This family and stroller-friendly 5K Promise Walk benefits the Preeclampsia Foundation, a national non-profit dedicated to reducing maternal and infant death and illness due to preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. In addition to the walk, families can enjoy kids’ activities, make a quilt square, coffee & snacks, raffles and resource tables. Donations welcome.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park 2016 Opening Weekend

Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 8
Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street

Spruce Street Harbor Park opens for the season this Saturday May 7th, three weeks earlier than last year. Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park features  colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful lights, games and fun for the kids, and refreshing food and drink from popular Philly restaurants. Free.

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Clean Up/Service Day 

Saturday May 7

As part of Love Your Parks week, enjoy a day of service cleaning and beautifying Philadelphia’s many parks. Find an event at a park near you. Free.

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Fitler Square Spring Fair

Saturday May 7
23rd & Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy the Fitler Square Spring Fair happening Saturday May 7th from 10am – 4pm rain or shine. There will be fun for the whole family including a band, moonbounce, raffles, silent auction and more. Free.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday May 8
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday May 8 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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PECO Family Jams: Yarn Painting
Sunday May 8
12pm – 4pm
Philadelphia Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate Mother’s Day and Julia Zagar, the wife of Philadelphia Magic Gardens creator Isaah Zagar, at PECO Family Jams happening this Sunday May 8th starting at 12pm. Learn how to make yarn paintings similar to the embroidered portraits of Julia within the current Dear Julia exhibition. And take part in family friendly tours of the gardens at 1pm and 3pm, too. $10 adults, $5 for ages 6-12, free for five and under.

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Family Arts Academy: Family Maps

Sunday May 8
2-4pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118 – 128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Take the whole family to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts this Sunday May 8th for Family Maps. Create a map of experiences expressed through imagery, color and texture inspired by PAFA’s collection of female artists. Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 22-24

It’s officially festival season so there is lots to do in and around Philly this April weekend with the kick-off of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the opening of the Chinese Lantern Festival, Earth Day Celebrations and so much more! Get out to enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer for local families this weekend!

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Chinese Lantern Festival
Friday April 22 – Sunday April 24
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss opening weekend of the Chinese Lantern Festival this Friday April 22nd through Sunday April 24th. Appearing for the first time in the Northeast, Franklin Square will be illuminated with more than 25 larger than life displays of flowers, Chinese dragon, three-story pagoda and more. $17 adults, $12 youth.

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Astronomy Night 

Saturday April 23 (postponed from Friday April 22)
Numerous locations

Join the biggest star party in the region during Astronomy Night as astronomers bring their gear to tour the cosmos. Part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, don’t miss great star gazing and astronomy events for all ages on Friday April 22nd at numerous locations in and around Philadelphia. For a complete listing of events and locations see: http://www.philasciencefestival.org/

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PIFA Street Fair
Saturday April 23
Broad Street between Chestnut and South Streets
Philadelphia, PA

The culminating event of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, the PIFA Street Fair takes place this Saturday April 23rd from 11am – 7pm. The street fair features zip lining, a Ferris wheel and swings, street performers, food vendors and a massive waterfall as the centerpiece of the festival. Free.

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Science Discovery Day
Saturday April 23
Clark Park
4398 Chester Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Head to Clark Park in West Philadelphia on Saturday April 23rd for Science Discovery Day, part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. Enjoy a jam-packed day of hands-on activities including watching robots dance, learning about the brain, and rocket launching, too. Free.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Friday April 15 – Sunday April 18
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater this weekend with shows running Friday April 22nd at 7pm, Saturday April 23rd at 12pm and Sunday April 124h at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.

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Science Playdate at SMITH Memorial Playground
SMITH Memorial Playground

It’s a Science Playdate at SMITH Memorial Playground on Saturday April 23rd from 10am – 2pm! Bring the kiddos for a day of fun and science activities and demonstrations showcasing that learning can be serious fun!! Free.

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Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival
Saturday April 23
10am – 2pm
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy science activities, crafts, nature walks, and live animal shows at Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival happening this Saturday April 23rd from 10am – 2pm at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Plus visit the pirate radio station for games, prizes and fun. And grab lunch at a food truck, explore the trails and more. Free.

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The Science Behind Pixar
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit running this weekend Friday April 22nd- Sunday April 24th. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Passport to Discovery: Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday April 24
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

Kids and families will enjoy celebrating Earth Day this Sunday April 24th at the Garden State Discovery Museum from 11am – 3pm! Join The Recycos author Valarie Hayes and Illustrator Ania Martino for Earth Day fun for all. $13.95.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 24
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday April 24th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 15-17

Lots of fun to be had in and around Philadelphia this gorgeous sunny spring weekend! Head out to enjoy one of these fantastic family friendly events and the beautiful weather, too!

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International Spring Festival
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, PA

Head to North Penn High School in Lansdale for the International Spring Festival happening Saturday April 16th starting at 11am. The festival will feature multicultural exhibits & vendors, a family health fair, interactive activities, food sampling and performances. Free.

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday April 16
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy a celebration of the Japanese cherry blossom and all learn about their history and experience the beauty of the Japanese cherry blossoms at Morris Arboretum this Saturday April 16. Free with garden admission.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Friday April 15 – Sunday April 18
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater this weekend with shows running Friday April 15th at 7pm, Saturday April 16th at 12pm and Sunday April 17th at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Valley Forge Young Patriots Fun Run
Sunday April 17
8:45 am
Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr.
King of Prussia, PA

Take the whole family out to historic Valley Forge National Park this Sunday April 17th. Kids ages 6-13 can join in the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run by racing along a 1.7776-kilometer (about 1-mile) run past the Muhlenberg Brigade huts. $15

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Sunday April 17
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday April 17 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon. Tickets $17 adults, $9 ages 3-17, free 3 and younger.

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Sakura Sunday
Sunday April 17
Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center
Montgomery Dr. & Belmont Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy Sakura Sunday this Sunday April 17th in Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center. The centerpiece event of the Subaru Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Sunday features live music and dance performances, martial arts, cultural demonstrations, arts & crafts, the Prettiest Pet in Pink parade, Little Akiba Anime & Cosplay Area, Harajuku Fashion Show, Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year and Shofus tours. $10.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 8-10

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FORE The Planet Indoor Mini-Golf

Friday April 1 – Sunday April 3
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA

Enjoy indoor educational mini golf at Linvilla Orchards at the new exhibition created by the Academy of Natural Sciences that pairs environmental issues with the fun of mini golf. Tickets $4.95 – $6.95.

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Girls Science Expo

Saturday April 9
2pm
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center teams up with the Women in Aerospace and Technology Program to present this second-annual event on Saturday April 9. Girls in grades 3-12 can submit and present their science projects to the public. There will be an awards ceremony toward the end of the day. Activities for non-participants include hands-on exploration of the physics of flight, space, mechanical engineering and robotics. $7.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Friday April 8 – Sunday April 10
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss opening weekend of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater starting this weekend with shows running Friday April 8th at 7pm, Saturday April 9th at 12pm and Sunday April 10th at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday April 1 – Sunday April 3
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the new The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95  daytime kids.

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Freckleface Strawberry The Musical
Saturday 9 – Sunday 10
Walnut Street Theater
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA

Frcckleface Strawberry The Musical continues at Walnut Street Theater this Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 at 11am. This family friendly musical features Strawberry – a regular little girl who loves being seven. But, she doesn’t love when her friends tease her about her freckles. Through singing, dancing, and a story of friendship, kids discover that you can have big ears or freckles – we’re all different and that’s ok! Tickets $14-$16.

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Philly Farm and Food Fest

Sunday April 10
11am – 4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Phila., PA

The Philly Farm and Food Fest is a fun and healthy food-focused event has something for the whole family. With over 100 local farmers, food artisans and sustainable businesses, guest will be able to taste, shop and learn. $20, free for 12 and under.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Sunday April 3
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday April 3 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon. Tickets $17 adults, $9 ages 3-17, free 3 and younger.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 1-3

Happy first weekend of April! There is much to do in and around Philly this weekend with kids music, animal themed fun, and more!

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Animal Superhero Weekend
Saturday April 2 – Sunday April 3
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No—it’s Animal Superhero Weekend! How much do the superheroes of the animal kingdom inspire the superheroes (and supervillains) of comic books and movies? More than you think! From Spider-Man to Catwoman, animals influence some of our favorite characters. Explore the real-life super abilities of animals from around the world with specially themed live animal shows, activity stations, and crafts at this Animal Superhero themed weekend. Adults $17.95, Children $13.95, under 3 free.

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Kids Corner Music Festival 

Sunday April 3
11am – 1pm (Doors at 10;30am)
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

The annual Kids Corner Music Festival is taking place this Sunday April 3 from 11am – 1pm at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Don’t miss this annual event celebrating the “kindie” music genre! The Kids Corner Music Festival features live performances by three of today’s top “kindie” artists: Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets, Laura Dougherty & The Heartbeats, and Duke Otherwise. The festival holds greatest appeal for kids ages 2-8 but kids of all ages will be rocking along, too. Tickets $18 each.

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FORE The Planet Indoor Mini-Golf
Friday April 1 – Sunday April 3
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA

Enjoy indoor educational mini golf at Linvilla Orchards at the new exhibition created by the Academy of Natural Sciences that pairs environmental issues with the fun of mini golf. Tickets $4.95 – $6.95.

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The Science Behind Pixar
Friday April 1 – Sunday April 3
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the new The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Around the World in 80 Stories 

Saturday April 2 – Sunday April 3
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

Kids and families will enjoy the Around the World in 80 Stories happening this Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3 at the Garden State Discovery Museum from 11am – 3pm! This celebration of the world cultures and foreign lands through stories takes kids on amazing journey! $13.95.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 3
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday April 3 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

Giveaway: Kids Corner Music Festival

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I don’t know about you but I am a huge fan of WXPN, Philadelphia’s non-commercial, independent public radio station playing some of the best music around. For several years now my family and I have been able to enjoy the annual Kids Corner Music Festival too. If you’re never been, this is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy family friendly music and fun in a local live music venue with your little ones as they dance and sing along too.

The Kids Corner Music Festival is happening this year on Sunday, April 3 and starts at 11 am ET downstairs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and features live performances by three of today’s top “kindie” artists: Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets, Laura Dougherty & The Heartbeats and Duke Otherwise. The Kids Corner Music Festival holds greatest appeal for kids ages 2-8 but trust me – all ages will be rocking along, too.

The Kids Corner Music Festival is just one of the many highlights of the 2016 KindieComm conference happening April 1-3 in Philadelphia that celebrates music for kids. Kindie music artists from all over the US and beyond will gather in Philadelphia from April 1-3 to learn, network, perform, share and celebrate everything “kindie” – an independent style of children’s music that melds the sensibility of the singer-songwriter with themes aimed at kids under age 12.

KindieComm is the only event of its kind anywhere and presents industry-only professional panels, workshops, interactive sessions, and an industry showcase. The Kids Corner Music Festival concert for the entire family on Sunday, April 3 is a true celebration of the kindie genre and definitely one of THE not to miss family events of the year in the region!

GIVEAWAY: And now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader will have the chance to take their family to The Kids Corner Music Festival too! Simply enter this easy giveaway below to win a FREE Family Four Pack of Tickets. Giveaway ends March 29 at 11:59 PM ET. Good luck!

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Disclaimer:  phillyfun4kids was provided with one family four pack of tickets to The Kids Corner Music Festival for the purposes of this post/giveaway. As always, all opinions expressed about how lucky Philadelphia is to have such fabulous independent music through WXPN and how much fun it is to rock out with your kiddies at the annual Kids Corner Music Festival are our own!