Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 31 – Aug 2

Last weekend of the month and first weekend of August means lots of fun for Philly families with free museum admission, free science and mess festivals, a celebration of African culture and so much more!

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Community Science Festival
Saturday August 1st
11am – 3pm
Rock Baptist Church Gym
5240 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

The free Community Science Festival happening Saturday August 1st from 11am – 3pm sponsored by the Science Education Academy Inc., encourages kids grades K-6 to be curious scientific investigators with hands on science activities and an opportunity to meet science professionals attend poster sessions and workshops and learn more about Science Education Academy, too. Includes lunch and other treats for the kids, too. Free. Register online at http://seaphilly2008.com/carnival.html or at the door.

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Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday August 1st – Sunday August 2nd
Participating Philadelphia Museums

Bank of America again is sponsoring Museums on Us with free entry to many of the region’s best museums on the first weekend of each month including this weekend this Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd for valid Bank of America cardholders. Select participating museums from the region include African American Museum, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Allentown Art Museum, Garden State Discovery Museum, Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Noyes Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, and Winterthur. Check the website for full list of participating museums. Free.

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Mess Fest
Saturday August 1st – Sunday August 2nd
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss Mess Fest happening this weekend at the Franklin Institute with Splish Splash on Saturday August 1st then Gross Academy on Sunday August 2nd. Kids will loved getting grossed out and learning about real science too! $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids ages 3-11.

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7th Annual World Breastfeeding Week Family Fun Day
Saturday August 1st
10am – 1pm
Masons Mill Park
3500 Masons Mill Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA

The 7th Annual World Breastfeeding Week Family Fun Day takes place this Saturday August 1st from 10am – 1pm at Masons Mill Park in Huntingdon Valley PA. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and food while learning raising awareness about breastfeeding, too. Free.

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Storytime! Beauty and the Beast
Saturday August 11th
11am
Hedgerow Theatre
146 W Rose Valley Road
Rose Valley PA

Celebrate the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast with a unique twist this weekend at Hedgerow Theatre this Saturday August 1st at 11am. This unique performance encourages interactivity and creativity by getting kids involved in the story directly and is sure to delight kids of all ages as they meet Belle and the Beast and other inhabitants of the enchanted castle, too. $10.

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Summer at The Oval
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
The Oval
2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Summer at The Oval continues this weekend July 31st – Aug 2nd. Don’t miss the hottest spot for fun in Philly with food trucks, entertainment, kids activities and more. On Saturday August 1st enjoy soccer, the GreensGrow Farmers Market and Ice Skate with the Philalphia Flyers Ice Girls. Then on Sunday August 2nd don’t miss lots of kids fun including free facepainting, the Library tech mobile, music class with All Around this World music, Philly Hoops Starz and a family friendly Philly dance party, too. Free.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink July 31st – August 2nd open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Animal Grossology
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday July 31st – Sunday August 2nd
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 31st through Sunday August 2nd at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick artistic masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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The Great Outdoors Family Festival
Sunday August 2nd
11:30am & 1:30pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy art-making, family tours and live performances by the Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Sunday August 2nd at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Free after admission. Plus, it’s “pay what you wish” first Sunday at the Art Museum, too!

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday August 2nd
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday August 2nd between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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ARTSee Activities: Sizzling Summer
Sunday August 2nd
1-4pm
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Barnes Foundation celebrates summer with Sizzling Summer happening Sunday August 2nd 1-4pm as part of their family ARTSee series. Even though it’s sizzling hot outside, the whole family can chill out with art projects to refresh and stay cool including creating their own water creatures, making beach scenes and more. Free drop-in tickets at the front desk. Gallery admission not included.

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Acana African Festival
Sunday August 2nd
2-8pm
Penn’s Landing
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

The Acana (African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc.) African Festival takes place this Sunday August 2nd at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 2-8pm. Enjoy live music, dancing and other entertainment from all around the African continent as well as family friendly games, crafts, food, shopping and more. Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 24 – 26

Hooray for the weekend and for perfect weather, too! There is SO much to do in and around Philly this weekend – get the whole family out for live music, great eats, kids fun and more with festivals and celebrations galore!

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Kidchella
Friday July 24th
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
East Fairmount Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The second annual Kidchella takes place this Friday July 24th from 6pm – 8pm. Kidchella, a kids music festival held in conjunction with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, features live musical performances by Alphabet Rockets, Play Date and Shine, and the Moonbeams. Plus, families will enjoy foodtrucks available for snacks and beverages, too. $10 admission.

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116th Birthday Celebration
Saturday July 25th
SMITH Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive
East Fairmount Drive
Philadelphia, PA

Head to SMITH Memorial Playground on Saturday July 25th to celebrate the playground’s 116th birthday with cake from the bakery featured on the hit tv show, Cake Boss and lots of fun for all! Free.

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PNC Grow Up Great

Saturday July 25th
11am
Kimmel Center Common Wealth Plaza
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss this next in the PNC Grow Up Great series on Saturday July 25th at 11am as kids are introduced to the world of musical theater featuring classical and new tunes and featuring guest artists performing songs from great American musicals from Gershwin to Rodgers and Hammerstein and more. Free.

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Summer at The Oval

Friday July 24th – Sunday July 26th
The Oval
2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Summer at The Oval continues this weekend July 24th – 26th. Don’t miss the hottest spot for fun in Philly with food trucks, entertainment, kids activities and more. On Saturday July 25th enjoy soccer and the GreensGrow Farmers Market. Then on Sunday July 26th don’t miss lots of kids fun including free facepainting, the Library tech mobile, music class with All Around this World music, Philly Hoops Starz and a family friendly Philly dance party, too. Free.

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40th Street Summer Festival
Saturday July 25th
5pm – 8pm
40th Street Field
40th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

The 40th Street Summer Festival is happening in West Philadelphia this Saturday July 25th from 5pm – 8pm and features live music from Mixed People and unique entertainment and activities for the whole family including puppets, workshops, martial arts, fire dancers, tight wire walking and lots more! This free summer festival captures the soul of the neighborhood and offers a fun, free, community event for all. Free.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink

Friday July 24th – Sunday July 26th
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink July 24th – 26th open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Animal Grossology

Friday July 24th – Sunday July 26th
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Philadelphia Dance Day
Saturday July 25th
Dance studios across Philly

Get your dancing shoes ready! This Saturday July 25th dance studios all across the city will open their doors to the public to celebrate National Dance Day! This free day of fun and fitness will feature workshops, classes and dance demonstrations across the city. Then wrap-up the day of dance with a celebration in Rittenhouse Square at the Ethical Society Building for a huge Zumba session, lessons and open dance. Tickets $5. For a full line-up of daytime workshops visit: http://philadelphiadanceday.com/2015-workshop-schedule/

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The Art of the Brick
Friday July 24th – Sunday July 26th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 24th through Sunday July 26th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick artistic masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Sunday July 26th
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 26th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Daddy Daughter Day Spa

Sunday July 26th
2pm
Jose Pistola’s Mexican Restaurant
263 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dads and daughters should head to this fundraiser event for the Young Children’s Center for the Arts at Jose Pistola’s Mexican Restaurant in Philly this Sunday July 26th at 2pm for a unique daddy daughter style event. Dads will get schooled on styling their daughter’s hair while enjoying a pint from Great Lakes Breweing Co. for dad! $10.

 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 10-12

Lots to do this mid-July weekend in Philly! Enjoy summer celebrations and festivals, Philly’s unique celebration of the storming of the Bastille, and lots more family fun for all!

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Blueberry Festival
Saturday July 11th
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA

Put on your superhero costumes and head to Linvilla Orchards this Saturday July 11th for the annual Blueberry Festival to enjoy pick your own berries and live entertainment, a blueberry pie eating contest and more! Free.

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Animal Grossology
Friday July 10th – Sunday July 12th
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Bastille Day
Saturday July 11th
5:30pm
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Get ready to storm the Bastille at Bastille Day festivities at Eastern State Penitentiary this Saturday July 11th starting at 5:30pm. This annual re-enactment of the storming of the Bastille features appearances from Napoleon, stilt walkers, a confetti cannon, and even a life-sized French baguette! Free.

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Blobfest Streetfair
Saturday July 11th
The Coloial Theatre
Phoenixville, PA

Phoenixville’s annual Blobfest takes over the town with the cult classic movie, The Blob themed events and fun all weekend long including the Blogfest Streetfair on Saturday July 11th. The streetfair includes a Fire Extinguisher Parade, Costume Contest, music food, vendors and more. Entrance is free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday July 10th – Sunday July 12th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 10th through Sunday July 12th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick artistic masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival
Saturday July 11th
11am – 7pm
Downtown Haddonfield
Haddonfield, NJ

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival in downtown Haddonfield NJ this weekend with plenty of fun for the little ones including arts and crafts, wood working, scarf making and interactive displays too! Festival runs Saturday July 11th from 11am – 7pm and Sunday July 12th from 12 Noon – 5pm. Free.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday July 12th
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 12th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Hispanic Fiesta
Saturday July 11th – Sunday July 12th
2pm – 8pm
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
South Columbus Blvd. at Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

It’s a Hispanic Fiesta happening both Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 12th at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 2pm – 8pm. The Hispanic Fiesta celebrates Latino culture through music, dance, live entertainment, ethnic foods, artisan crafts, and more! Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 3 – 5

Happy 4th of July weekend to all! Don’t miss the celebrations and patriotic fun happening all around this weekend. Enjoy fireworks, festivals, concerts and so much more to celebrate our country’s birthday with a bang!

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Wawa Welcome America Liberty Block Party
Friday July 3rd
1pm – 8:30pm
5th & 6th Streets between Market and Chestnut
Philadelphia, PA

The Liberty Block Party is taking place this Friday July 3rd from 1-8:30pm on 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut. Don’t miss the largest block party of the summer with a vibrant sampling of Philadelphia’s food scene plus live entertainment and more. Entrance is free. Food and drink for purchase.

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POPS! On Independence
Friday July 3rd
8pm
Steps of Independence Hall
6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Philly POPS! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence – a free concert on the steps of Independence hall this Friday July 3rd starting at 8pm. Free.

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Independence Day Family Fun
Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th
Franklin Square
6th & Race Street
Philadelphia, PA

It’s a weekend of Independence Day Family Fun at Franklin Square this weekend Friday July 3rd through Sunday July 5th with Philly Mini Golf, playgrounds, Parx Liberty Carousel and tasty Philadelphia treats offered from Squareburger. $5 for adults, 4 for children.

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The Marvel Experience
Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th
Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA

Save the world at The Marvel Experience this holiday weekend! This interactive character experience is only in town for the final weekend running July 3rd – 5th at the Lincoln Financial Field! See your favorite Marvel characters in action and get in on the fun with this hyper-reality immersive experience!! Tickets $24.90 – $54.90.

Celebration of Freedom
Saturday July 4th
10am – 11am
Independence Hall
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Pay tribute to our nation at the Wawa Welcome America Celebration of Freedom Ceremony this Saturday July 4th at 10am at Independence Hall. The celebration features inspiring remarks, music and a reading of select excerpts from the Declaration of Independence among other special celebration activities. Free.

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Independence Day Parade
Saturday July 4th
11am – 1pm
Throughout Historic Philadelphia (Old City)
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the largest Independence Day Parade in decades on the streets of Philadelphia – where it all took place! Join thousands of participants on Saturday July 4th from 11am – 1pm as they march through the nation’s most historic square mile to celebrate freedom and our nation’s birth. Free.

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Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration
Saturday July 4th
11:30am – 1pm
Stenton Mansion
4601 N. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to historic Stenton Mansion on Saturday July 4th from 11:30am – 1pm for the historic 4th of July Celebration featuring make your own ice cream, American flag-themed activities, live music, colonial games and activities and more. Free.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink July 3rd – 5th open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Animal Grossology
Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Freedom Festival
Saturday July 4th
5pm
Camden Waterfront
Camden, NJ

The Freedom Festival happening along the Camden Waterfront on Saturday July 4th starting at 5pm features all American fare, giveaways, live music including and a fireworks show along the river. Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday July 3rd – Sunday July 5th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 3rd through Sunday July 5th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick artistic masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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“Shape Escape” and Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday July 5th
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 5th between 9:30am – 12pm. Also happening this Sunday is “Shape Escape” – the PNC Arts Alive First Sunday for Families program featuring three dimensional art-making in response to sculpture inside and outside the museum grounds. Free until 12 Noon.

Wawa Welcome America! Party on the Parkway
Saturday July 4th
20th Street to Eakins Oval
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA

The Party on the Parkway day-long event happening Saturday July 4th features blocks of fun with games, entertainment, food, and more for the whole family with live music and family friendly fun! Free.

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Wawa Welcome America! Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks
Saturday July 4th
7:30pm
Eakins Oval
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA

The Largest Free Concert in America – the Philly 4th of July Jam – is again taking place along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval this Saturday July 4th starting at 7:30pm starring The Roots and special guests and other surprise acts finished with the fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free.

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Rivers and Waterways Family Festival
Sunday July 5th
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Rivers and Waterways Family Festival is happening on Sunday July 5th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy art-making, family tours and a screening of Academy Award nominated film Song of the Sea. Free with admission. Plus enjoy “pay what you wish” admission this Sunday for the 1st Sunday of the month!

Weekend Phillyfun PIcks: June 26 – 28

School’s out and there is plenty of fun to be had in and around Philly this weekend with the Tall ships on the river, Marvel Universe Live and so much more family friendly fun for all!

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The Marvel Experience
Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th
Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA

It’s your turn to save the world at The Marvel Experience interactive character experience happening this weekend June 26th – 28th at the Lincoln Financial Field! See your favorite Marvel characters in action and get in on the fun with this hyper-reality immersive experience!! Tickets $24.90 – $54.90.

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Raspberry Festival and Pirate Day
Saturday June 27th
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA

Head to Linvilla Orchards this Saturday June 27th for the annual Raspberry Festival with Pick Your Own berries and Pirate Day fun, too! Bring the whole family out for pick your own raspberries as well as family fun and entertainment with character visits, pirate themed fun with Cap’n Silly Joe, magic, and a rocking steel band performance and more! Free.

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40th Street Summer Series
Saturday June 27th
Green Space
40th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

The 40th Street Summer Series in West Philadelphia this Saturday June 27th at 6pm featuring Ballet X and Kyo Daiko, a community taiko drumming group. This free summer concert series captures the soul of the neighborhood and offers a fun, free, community event for all. Free.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink June 26th – 28th open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Animal Grossology
Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Tall Ships
Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th
Philadelphia – Camden Waterfront
Philadelphia, PA

The Tall Ships take over the Philadelphia – Camden waterfront along the Delaware River this weekend running Friday June 26th through Sunday June 28th. Don’t miss this spectacular site of beautiful and rarely seen ships gracing our waterfront. And your family will not want to miss the world’s largest rubber ducky docked there, too! Waterfront viewing is free. Tours and on-board visits start at $15.99.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday June 26th – Sunday June 28th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday June 26th through Sunday June 28th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick artistic masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday June 28th
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday June 28th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Fairy and Wizard Festival

Sunday June 28th
10am – 2pm
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA

It’s the annual Fairy and Wizard Festival happening Sunday June 28th at Tyler Arboretum from 10am -2pm! Put on your wings and grab your wands and get ready for some magical fun for the whole family where kids can become a dragon, make a fairy wand, plant magic beans, listen to enchanted tales and lots more. Free with admission. $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-15, children under 3 free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 19 – 21

It’s Father’s Day weekend and there is plenty of fun for dads and families in and around Philly this weekend. Treat Dad to a day of fun and family friendly activities to celebrate!

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Macy’s Family Fun Day: Juneteenth 150th Celebration
Saturday June 20th
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

The African American Museum in Philadelphia hosts the Macy’s Family Fun Day: Juneteenth 150th Celebration this Saturday June 20th to mark the date when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Join families around the globe to celebrate this day with exhibits, music, presentations and costumed re-enactors and historians from the US Colored Troops Third Regiment. Then grab a bite to eat at a foodtruck and enjoy kids fun like facepainting and balloon animals, arts and crafts and more. Free.

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Midsommarfest
Saturday June 20th
4:00 – 7:30pm
American Swedish Art Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate summer at the American Swedish Heritage Museum this Saturday June 20th from 4-7:30pm with traditional food, drinks, home-made pastries, music and lots more fun including a performance by the Stockholm Boys Choir. $10 for non-members, children ages 4-12 $4.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Friday June 19th – Sunday June 21st
11am – 11pm
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink June 19th – 21st open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Animal Grossology
Friday June 19th – Sunday June 21st
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Manayunk Arts Festival
Saturday June 20th – Sunday June 21st
Main Street and Roxborough Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the 26th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival happening this Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st. The tri-state area’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival features the finest variety of arts and crafts from across the country as well as live entertainment and family fun. Free.

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Portuguese Heritage Festival
Sunday June 21st
2-8pm
Penn’s Landing
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

The Portuguese Heritage Festival takes place this Sunday June 21st at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 2-8pm. Enjoy the 21st annual Portuguese Heritage Festival with foods, wines, folk dance, entertainment, crafts, food, shopping and more. Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday June 19th – Sunday June 21st
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Treat Dad to The Art of the Brick continuing this weekend running Friday June 19th through Sunday June 21st at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday June 21st
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday June 21st between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Happy Father’s Day
Sunday June 21st
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

Don’t miss the Father’s Day fun at the Camden Children’s Garden this weekend where dads ride free on garden amusement rides on Sunday June 21st all day!. $6.

Hooray for June and all the sweet summer fun to be had in Philly this weekend! Families can enjoy Grand Lemonade Stands, Strawberry Festivals, and pooch parades and so much more!

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NarBark Dog Parade
Friday June 5th
6-8pm
Forrest Ave between Haverford and Windsor
Narberth, PA

The annual NarBark Dog Parade returns on Friday June 5th in downtown Narberth from 6-8pm. Dog lovers of all ages and their pups on parade will be on view along with food, music and prizes for the best dressed poochies! Free registration and entrance. Donations welcome for local animal rescue foundation.

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Lily’s BIG Grand Lemonade Stand and World Record Attempt
Saturday June 6th
9am – 1pm
Lindenwold Park
1000 United States Avenue
Lindenwold, NJ

Head to Lindenwold Park this Saturday June 6th from 9am – 1pm to witness the world record attempt for the largest cup of lemonade happening as part of Lily’s BIG Grand Lemonade Stand to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research. In addition to the attempt for the World Record, The BIG Grand Lemonade Stand will feature family fun and fundraising as well as a visit from Hoot, the Temple Owl. Free. Donations encouraged.

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Strawberry Festival
Saturday June 6th
8am – 5pm
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA

Head to Linvilla Orchards this Saturday June 6th for the annual Strawberry Festival that kicks off the summer Pick Your Own Season. Bring the whole family out for pick your own strawberries as well as family fun and entertainment with prince and princess themed activities, contests, story time and a rocking performance by Makin’ Music, too. Free.

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Philadelphia Festival of Play
Saturday June 6th
10am – 2pm
Independence Seaport Museum
Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the first Philadelphia Festival of Play and enjoy a full day of fun and activities at the Independence Seaport Museum from 10am – 2pm with boat tag, obstacle courses, face painting and more all led by young people representing youth programs and schools in the Philadelphia area. Free.

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Swedish National Day
Saturday June 6th
12pm – 4pm
American Swedish Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate Swedish National Day at the American Swedish Historical Museum on Saturday June 6th from 12pm – 4pm. Families can enjoy free admission as well as Swedish themed crafts, activities, and fun. Plus sample a traditional special Swedish summer dessert too! Free.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Friday June 5th – Sunday June 7th
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink June 5-7 open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Animal Grossology
Friday June 5th – Sunday June 7th
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday June 5th – Sunday June 7th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday June 5th through Sunday June 7th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday June 7th
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday June 7th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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20th Annual Arts in the Park
Sunday June 7th
10am – 5pm
High School Park
Corner of Montgomery Ave and High School Road
Elkins Park, PA

The 20th Annual Arts in the Park sponsored by The Friends of High School Park is happening Sunday June 7th in Elkins Park from 10am – 5pm. Enjoy juried arts and crafts, plant sales, children’s activities, tasty treats, live entertainment and more. Free.

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ARTSee Activities: Beasties and Birdies
Sunday June 7th
1pm – 4pm
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Barnes Foundation for the next in the ARTSee Activities: Beasties and Birdies in honor of Gustave Courbet’s birthday on Free First Sunday this Sunday June 7th from 1pm – 4pm. Kids will enjoy bird themed activities and imagination stations for fun. Free.

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Irish Festival
Sunday June 7th
1-4pm
Penn’s Landing
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

The Irish Festival takes place this Sunday June 7th at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 1-4pm. Enjoy Irish music, dancing and other live entertainment, family friendly games, crafts, bagpipers, food, shopping and more. Free.

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Giveaway: The Marvel Experience: Where Epic Fun Awaits!!

Welcome To The Marvel Experience. Where Epic Fun Awaits!  

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Even though I’m a mom to two girls, I can tell you there is a lot of love for superheroes in our household. You see, my husband is a HUGE Marvel fan and he has successfully shared his passion for Marvel comics and superheroes to our girls. I love this. And I think it’s fantastic that we’re a Marvel family so when I heard about The Marvel Experience coming to Philadelphia this summer, I was well, SUPER excited!!

At The Marvel Experience, “recruits” become a part of THE experience. You will smash villains as Hulk, fly as Iron Man, shoot energy beams with Vision, and scale buildings with Spidey! Your journey will take you through the amazing 3D 360 degree Stereoscopic full-Dome projection theater before taking flight in the thrilling motion ride. You and your family will suit up alongside Marvel’s Super Heroes in what The Arizona  Republic calls “A Fully Immersed Action-Adventure That Is 100% Hands On and Fun For All Ages.”

S.H.I.E.L.D. has assembled Marvel’s Avengers to battle Red Skull and HYDRA and they need your help! Sign up as a S.H.I.E.L.D. Recruit at the world’s first ever Super Hero Recruitment Tour. Become part of this ‘all ages’ experience in the immersive, Domed attraction, as you learn about your favorite heroes and villains, all while sharpening your own super powers! Don’t wait, as this limited engagement at the Lincoln Financial Field is for 2 weeks only running June 19th – July 5th!!

Check out an inside peek of the action on this fun video.

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The Marvel Experience is running for a limited engagement in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field June 19th – July 5th. Lincoln Financial Field is located at 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way in Philadelphia. Tickets to The Marvel Experience are $25 – $45 and can be purchased here. If you want a shot at some amazing VIP tickets with exclusive perks and goodies only the top S.H.I.E.L.D agents receive including a skip the main entrance line pass, check out this fun way to score them.

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And now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader has a chance to win four tickets for their family to attend The Marvel Experience at Lincoln Financial Field on opening night Friday June 19th at 5pm. Simply fill out this Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Giveaway runs June 1st through June 14th. Tickets only good for opening night 6/19 5pm. Good luck!!

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Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to The Marvel Experience for the purposes of this promotion and giveaway. As always, all opinions expressed about Marvel superheroes being awesome are our own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: May 29-31

Final weekend in May and there is no shortage of fun for families in and around Philly! Check out the free TLC Summer Block Party happening at Penn’s Landing or the Share Your Summer fest at NEST or any of these other great Philly area summer fun events!

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross RiverRink continues this weekend May 29th – May 31st open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st
Devon Racetrack and Fairgrounds
23 Dorset Road
Devon, PA

Don’t miss the final weekend of the oldest and largest indoor multi-breed horse competition in the US with the Devon Horse Show running this weekend May 29th – May 31st. In addition to the horse show, families will enjoy the country fair with games, rides, over 40 shops, great food and more. All proceeds benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital. Tickets $5 for children, $10 for adults, ages 2 and younger free.

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TLC Summer Block Party
Saturday May 30th
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Philly won the prize of hosting the free TLC Summer Block Party (thanks to local mom, Lisa Miller from Pennypack, PA!) this Saturday May 30th at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing! Join TLC and favorite TLC show personalities for music, food, games, kids zone, on-stage activities and more. TLC is partnering with Feeding America as part of this block party event to help provide meals to people in need at a local and national level. Free.

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Share Your Summer Festival
Saturday May 30th
10am – 1pm
Nest Philly
1301 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA

Welcome summer at the free Share Your Summer Festival happening at NEST Philly this Saturday May 30th from 10am – 1pm. This free day of fun for families of children ages 6 and under will include summer themed fun crafts and activities as well as love music from Nest’s house band “The Hoots” and great food from Garces Trading Company, Knead Bagels and more! Free.

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40th Street Summer Series
Saturday May 30th
6pm
Green Space
40th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

It’s the return of the 40th Street Summer Series in West Philadelphia kicking off Saturday May 30th at 6pm featuring Tapestry Tribal and The Bearded Ladies. This free summer concert series captures the soul of the neighborhood and offers a fun, free, community event for all. Free.

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Animal Grossology
Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 29th through Sunday May 31st at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday May 31st
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday May 31st between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Philly Art Center’s Grand Opening Party
Sunday May 31st
2-5pm
Philly Art Center
1721 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

Head to Cherry Hill this Sunday May 31st from 2-5pm for the Philly Art Center’s Grand Opening Party at the new Cherry Hill location! Kids will get to make crafts, create their own art including screen printing, painting, pottery, plus face painting, Mummers and lots more fun for all! There will even be a special “baby zone” with music and creative play for the littlest guest, too. as well as enjoy the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 3pm. Free.

Memorial Day Weekend Phillyfun Picks: May 22 – May 25

It’s Memorial Day weekend here in Philadelphia and there is much for families to do out and about together to enjoy this long holiday weekend!! Don’t miss celebrations of our military heroes, May festivals, and a long weekend of fun for all ages!

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Summerfest Grand Opening

Friday May 22 – Monday May 25
11am – 11pm
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Spruce Street Harbor Park returns this season better than ever with the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opening this weekend May 22nd – May 25th and open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy four days of free family fun and entertainment including music, DJs, face painting, stilt walking, circus artists, arts and crafts and more! The celebration also highlights the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.

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MARVEL Superhero Day and Heroes Weekend
Friday May 22 – Monday May 25
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

Calling all superheroes – it’s a heroic weekend at the Please Touch Museum this weekend! Wear your favorite super gear and enjoy meet and greets with Spider-Man and Captain America at MARVEL Superhero Day on Saturday May 23rd. Also on Saturday enjoy a Super Duper Dance Party, costume crafts and more! Admission $17.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Friday May 22 – Monday May 25
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who serve our country at the Memorial Day Weekend events taking place at National Constitution Center this weekend. Daily activities include flag ceremonies, patriotic arts and crafts and the opportunity to create “Thank-A-Vet” postcards, too. At 12 Noon, watch a flag raising ceremony, too. Free admission on Monday May 25th (reservations required). Regular admission $14.50/adult, $8/child.

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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Friday May 22 – Monday May 25
Devon Racetrack and Fairgrounds
23 Dorset Road
Devon, PA

Don’t miss the return of the oldest and largest indoor multi-breed horse competition in the US with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair running this weekend May 22nd – May 25th. In addition to the horse show, families will enjoy the country fair with games, rides, over 40 shops, great food and more. All proceeds benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital. Tickets $5 for children, $10 for adults, ages 2 and younger free.

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Collingswood May Fair
Saturday May 23
10am – 5pm
Collingswood Business District
Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ

This free May Fair in Collingswood on Saturday May 23rd from 10am – 5pm will include a free KidZone with pony rides, carnival games, rides, crafts, live music, local vendors and food, too. Free.

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Macy’s Family Fun Day: Afro-Asian Connections
Saturday May 23
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia on Saturday May 23rd for the Macy’s Family Fun Day from 10am – 5pm for an exploration of the art, history and culture of people from the African Diaspora and in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. $14 for adults; $10 for kids ages 4-12; free for members.

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Animal Grossology
Friday May 22 – Monday May 25
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The new Animal Grossology exhibit running all weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is sure to amuse and educate kids of all ages by highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and Fireworks
Saturday May 23 – Sunday May 24
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA

Don’t miss the open air BBQ and spectacular fireworks show at Sesame Place starting this Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th in Langhorne, PA from 5pm-10pm. The fireworks spectacular at 9pm is set to Sesame Street music and lets kids rock out with their favorite furry friends including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and the Count while painting the sky with brilliant colors and lights, too. $29 for adults, $18 for kids for ages 2-9, and free for kids under 2. Park admission ticket additional.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday May 22 – Monday May 25
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 22nd through Monday May 25th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday May 24
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 on Sunday mornings including this Sunday May 24th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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PAFA Sunday Family Workshops: Celebration and Family Exhibition
Sunday May 24
2-4pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Philadelphia, PA

Head to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts this Sunday May 24th from 2-4pm for the Sunday Family Workshop Celebration and Family Exhibition to celebrate a full semester of art making and creative families as well as some storytelling with Story Up! Free.