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.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: May 15-17

Lots going on for families in Philly this weekend! Don’t miss the festivals and fun happening this weekend including CRAFT Phila, Spring Music Festival, the Italian Market Festival, fun fairs, the circus, and more!

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LuLu Shrine Circus
Friday May 15 – Sunday May 17
LuLu Shriners
5140 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA

The 74th Annual LuLu Shrine Circus is coming to Plymouth Meeting this Friday May 15th – Sunday May 17th. Enjoy animal acts, dare devil high wire and trapeze, magical performance and more! Shows run 7pm on Friday 5/15; 11am, 3pm and 7pm on Saturday 5/16’; and 12 Noon and 4pm on Sunday 5/17. Tickets $12-$24. Order online for ticket discount specials.

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The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival
Saturday May 16th – Sunday May 17th
The Italian Market
919 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate the Italian Market as it marks the district’s 100 year anniversary at the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival with the annual Procession of Saints, live entertainment, family friendly events and activities, food and more! Free.

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Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Day Derby and Arts Festival
Saturday May 16th
12pm – 6pm
Trenton Ave
Kensington, PA

Enjoy the parade of human powered sculptural floats as part of the annual Kinetic Sculpture Day Derby and Arts Festival happening Saturday May 16th from 12pm – 6pm on Trenton Ave from Norris to Dauphin. Free.

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CRAFT Philadelphia – Liberty Bell Fair
Saturday May 16th – Sunday May 17th
6th – 7th Street Between Chestnut and Market
20 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate USA hand-made craft, art and fashion at Philly’s most historic square this weekend at CRAFT Philadelphia running Saturday May 16th from 10am – 7pm and Sunday May 17th from 10am – 5pm. This celebration of US handmade art will also feature free live entertainment and make and take art for the kids, too. Free.

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Animal Grossology
Friday May 15 – Sunday May 17
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The new Animal Grossology exhibit running 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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St. Denis Fun Fair
Friday May 15th – Saturday May 16th
St. Denis Parish
300 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

The 47th Annual St. Denis Fun Fair wraps up this weekend running Friday May 15th – Saturday May 16th. This community fun fair benefitting St. Denis Parish and Cardinal John Foley School has something for the whole family with food, rides, games, outdoor DJ, indoor casino, live music, beer garden and more! Fair entrance is free. Rides and games ticketed.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday May 15th – Sunday May 17th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 15th through Sunday May 17th 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 17th
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 17th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Haverford Spring Fest
Sunday May 17th
12Noon – 7pm 
Brookline Boulevard
Havertown, PA

Don’t miss the annual Haverford Spring Fest happening Sunday May 17th from Noon – 7pm in Havertown. This annual music festival features continuous live music and entertainment as well as kids activities and special Fun Zone and more. Plus food vendors, crafts, beer gardens and more. $2 donation requested upon entrance.

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PAFA Sunday Family Workshops: Cityscape Group Sculpture
Sunday May 17th
2-4pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Philadelphia, PA

Head to PAFA this Sunday May 17th from 2-4pm for the Sunday Family Workshops where kids will be able collaborate with other creative families on a large scale, 3-D cityscapes out of recycled materials that reflect the diversity of neighborhoods in Philly! Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: May 8-10

Who’s ready for the weekend? Time to celebrate mom and warm weather too! Don’t miss these family friendly May fun events happening in and around Philly this Mother’s Day weekend!

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Philadelphia International Children’s Festival
Friday May 8 – Saturday May 9
Annenberg Center Live
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy the final days of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival happening Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th at the Annenberg Center Live in Philadelphia. This annual festival features live theatre, dance, and music performances for all ages plus a an outdoor Kids Fun Zone and other great fun! Tickets $10.

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Fiesta Day
Saturday May 9th
9am – 5pm
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

Kids can enjoy practicing their Spanish at Fiesta Day happening at the Please Touch Museum this Saturday May 9th from 9am – 5pm. Children can enjoy bilingual story times, themed crafts as well as grooving to family friend musica from Andres Salguero at the Fiesta de Baile! Dance party, too! Free with museum admission. Admission $17.

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Love Your Park Day
Saturday May 9th
10am – 2pm
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

Head to SMITH Memorial Playground on Saturday May 9th for the annual Love Your Park Day from 10am – 2pm. Enjoy the chance to help make SMITH Playground clean, green and beautiful. Free.

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PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Theatre
Saturday May 9th
11am
The Kimmel Center
Commonwealth Plaza
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Kids are introduced to the vibrant world of musical theatre at the PNC Grow Up Great Free at the Kimmel event taking place Saturday May 9th at 11am. Guest artists will perform songs from famous musicals so kids can sing along and explore their theatrical creativity too! Free.

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Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday May 9th – Sunday May 10th
Penn’s Landing Great Plaza
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

The 12th Annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar takes place this Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th. Don’t miss over 150 local and national artists showing their wares at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza along the Delaware River and enjoy some family fun including hands on craft demonstrations and make and takes, live music, food vendors, family photo booth (Sunday only), and even some games and raffles too! Free.

Jurassic Park Movie Marathon and Dinosaur Dance Party
Saturday May 9th
10am – 5pm
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Dino fans rejoice! The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia presents a Jurassic Park Movie Marathon on Saturday May 9th from 10am – 5pm in honor of the upcoming release of the fourth in the Jurassic Park series plus a super fun Dinosaur Dance party too! Museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.

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Beautiful Butterflies, Birds & Cinco de Mayo Festival
Saturday May 9th
1-4pm
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ

The Camden Children’s Garden hosts a fun weekend of butterflies, birds and cinco de Mayo with special activities from 1-4pm this Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th. Don’t miss a focus on the live butterflies inside the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and a celebration of the return of the Monarchs from Mexico along with a colorful traditional Mexican Cinco de Mayo festival too! $6 per person. 2 and under free.

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St. Denis Fun Fair
Friday May 8th – Saturday May 9th
St. Denis Church
300 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA

The 47th Annual St. Denis Fun Fair kicks off this weekend running Friday May 8th – Saturday May 9th. This community fun fair benefitting St. Denis Parish and Cardinal John Foley School has something for the whole family with food, rides, games, outdoor DJ, indoor casino, live music, beer garden and more! Fair entrance is free. Rides and games ticketed.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday May 8th – Sunday May 10th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 8th through Sunday May 10th 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 10th
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 10th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday May 10th
11am – 1pm
Franklin Square
200 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia PA

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch in historic Franklin Square in Philadelphia this Sunday May 10th from 11am – 1pm. Enjoy a buffet brunch, a flower craft and a ride on the Parx Liberty Carousel for just $25 per person.

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PAFA Sunday Family Workshops: Garden for Mom
Sunday May 10th
2-4pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Philadelphia, PA

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Head to PAFA this Sunday May 10th from 2-4pm for the Sunday Family Workshops where kids will be able to learn watercolor blending techniques and get inspired to create their own garden masterpiece for Mom! Free.

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PECO Family Jams
Sunday May 10th
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

The PECO Family Jams series continues at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens this Sunday May 10th featuring popotillo paintings inspired by the patterns in artist Luz Maria Salinas’ work and on display at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Kids create their own mini framed art to take home or give to Mom! Enjoy a family friendly tour of the gardens too at 1pm and 3pm. Free with admission. $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks – May 1-3

Hooray for May and sunny skies, too! There’s plenty of family fun to be had this weekend from the science festival carnival to spring fairs, block parties, and so much more. Whatever you do, get outside and enjoy this beautiful first weekend of May with your kiddos this weekend!

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Science Carnival on the Parkway

Saturday May 2nd
20th Streets and Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the Science Carnival on the Parkway – the best and biggest outdoor science carnival around this Saturday May 2nd with more than 175 exhibitors offering non-stop family fun including science experiments, interactive activities, games, live entertainment and more. Plus food and other fun for the whole family! Free.

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Opening Day at Sesame Place
Saturday May 2nd
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA

Kick off the season with an opening day and 35th birthday party celebration at Sesame Place this Saturday May 2nd starting at 10am. Enjoy at character celebration at 10am followed by meet and greets of the Sesame Place gang dressed in their birthday party attire. Tickets $45 and up. Order online for lowest tickets prices.

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South Street Spring Festival
Saturday May 2nd
11am – 8pm
South Street
Between Front and 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The 3rd Annual South Street Spring Festival takes place this Saturday May 2nd from 11am – 8pm. Enjoy eight blocks of food, drink, live music and fun for the whole family with three music stages, 40 bands, 30 restaurants, artists, vendors a fun kid zone and lots more! Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 1st through Sunday May 3rd 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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The Jungle Book
Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA

The Arden Theatre Company hosts this brand new play based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling featuring favorite characters brought to life on stage by five actors in this world-premier production. Weekend shows run Friday May 1st – Sunday May 3rd and are best enjoyed by families by children ages 5 and older. Tickets $20-$36.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday May 3rd
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 3rd between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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The Land of Nod Bookmobile
Sunday May 3rd
2pm – 4pm
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The Land of Nod Bookmobile is making the rounds here in Philly this weekend and will be at SMITH Memorial Playground this Sunday May 3rd from 2pm – 4pm. Enjoy story time, crafts and more in this free Land of Nod bookmobile. Free.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sunday May 3rd
2pm
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 3rd at 2pm for the Sunday Family Workshops where you’ll learn a traditional Mexican folk art called papel picado (“cut paper”) and creative festive displays to take home and enjoy. Free.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 24-26

Last weekend of April but we still can’t seem to shake the cold weather. Don’t let the chill bring you down – enjoy one of these great family fun events happening in and around Philly this weekend!

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Brick Fest Live
Saturday April 25th – Sunday April 26th
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA

Brick Fest Live is coming to town this Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Don’t miss this ultimate Lego fan experience, the largest Lego variety show under one roof! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free! Tickets $22 each. Children 2 and under free.

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Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival
Saturday April 25th
10am
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagly’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education hosts Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival this Saturday April 25th at 10am Celebrate Earth Day with live music, hands on art, nature walks, live animal shows, demos and more. Free.

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Mess Fest
Saturday April 25th
10am
SMITH Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss Mess Fest happening at SMITH Memorial Playground this Saturday April 25th starting at 10am as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival Discovery Days. This ultra-messy, ooey-gooey, slimey celebration will keep kids learning and having fun all while learning about hands-on science! Free.

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

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th 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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Earth & Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

Celebrate Earth Day with children’s themed gardens and the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House at the Camden Children’s Garden this Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th. Plus enjoy planting, crafts, and other educational activities in celebration of the Earth! $6.

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The Jungle Book
Friday April 24th – Sunday April 26th
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA

The Arden Theatre Company hosts this brand new play based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling featuring favorite characters brought to life on stage by five actors in this world-premier production. Weekend shows run Friday April 24th – Sunday April 26th and are best enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older. Tickets $20-$36.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 25th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 25th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 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 April 26th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free

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Sunday Family Workshop: Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday April 26th
2pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Philadelphia, PA

Head to PAFA this Sunday April 26th at 2pm for the Sunday Family Workshops brought to you by Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Learn how ice cream is made locally, taste fun flavors and create an ice cream sculpture to take home, too! Free.

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

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Don’t miss the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival happening Thursday May 7th through Saturday May 9 at Annenberg Center Live in Philadelphia! The 2015 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival will feature theatre, dance and music performances for the whole family.

Performances include:

Pilobolus Dance Theater running Thu, May 7 at 10 AM, Fri, May 8 at 10 AM
Zellerbach Theatre
Ages: 5+

Lifeboat, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company running Thu, May 7 at 10 AM and 12 PM; Fri, May 8 at 10 AM and 12 PM; Sat, May 9 at 12 PM and 2 PM
Harold Prince Theatre
Ages: 8+

Orchestra of Life, Daniel Bernard Roumain running Thu, May 7 at 12 PM; Fri, May 8 at 12 PM; and Sat, May 9 at 12 PM
Zellerbach Theatre
Ages: 7+

Playing By Air running Thu, May 7 at 10 AM and 12 PM; Fri, May 8 at 10 AM and 12 PM; and Sat, May 9 at 10 AM and 12 PM
Bruce Montgomery Theatre
Recommended for all ages

Circo Comedia, Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté, running Sat, May 9 at 10 AM
Zellerbach Theatre
Recommended for all ages

Watermelon Magic (Movie), Spring Garden Pictures, running Sat, May 9 at 2 PM
Montgomery Theatre
Recommended for all ages

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Plus, enjoy a free FUN ZONE on the Outdoor Plaza with crafts, activities and performances by a DJ, balloon artists, percussionists, jugglers, and more! Outdoor Fun Zone is open 9am – 2pm Thursday – Saturday.

If you go:
Annenberg Center Live is located at 3680 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are only $10. Learn More and Buy Tickets

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation in exchange for sharing information about the 2015 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. As always, all opinions expressed about local live performing arts festivals for children being another awesome reason why i love Philadelphia are my own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 17-19

There’s much springtime fun to be had this weekend in and around Philly! Don’t miss Cherry Blossom festivals, Rome’s birthday, Shad fests, and lots more fun for all ages this weekend.

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34th Annual Run for Clean Air and Earth Day Celebration, Kids Fun
Saturday April 18th
7:30am (registration) – 11:30am
Base of the Art Museum
Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Bring the whole family out for the 34th Annual 5k Run for Clean Air brought to you by the Clean Air Council in celebration of Earth Day and happening this Saturday April 18th. Or enjoy a leisurely pace at the 3k walk/stroll and Kids Fun Run for ages 5 and under. Free Earth Day Celebration includes eco-friendly fun including make and take crafts, a rock climbing wall, and more. Onsite registration for 5k run and 3k walk. Registration opens at 7:30am. Walk/run starts at 9am, kids free fun run begins at 10:30am.

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Saturday April 18th
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy the beauty of the springtime season at the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival taking place this Saturday April 18th at Morris Arboretum. $16 for adults, $8 for ages 3-17, free for children under 3.

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2015 Shad Festival
Saturday April 18th
10am – 3pm
Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The Fairmount Water Works celebrates one of the Schuylkill River’s favorite fish at the free Shad Festival this Saturday April 18th starting at 10am. Participate in a fishing clinic to learn basic techniques for all ages from certified instructors, enjoy cooking demonstrations and a fish rubbing craft, too. Free.

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The Art of the Brick
Friday April 17th – Sunday April 19th
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 17th through Sunday April 19th 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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World Culture Series: Rome’s Birthday
Saturday April 18th
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate Rome’s Birthday at the Penn Museum this Saturday April 18th with gladiatorial bouts, battle formation reenactments, expert talks, food, arts, crafts and more as your little ones take this trip through time to explore the ancient Roman Empire right here in Philly! Free with museum admission. $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under. School District of Philadelphia students and their families enjoy FREE admission to the event (limited to the first 500 visitors) with a current ID or report card.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 18th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 18th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 19th
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 April 19th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.

Flash Giveaway: Baby Loves Disco April 19th

Baby Loves Disco, the original dance party for kids and families that started right here in the city of Motherly Love, is moving to the ‘Burbs this spring!! Don’t miss the last Baby Loves Disco before summer happening this weekend Sunday April 19th from 11am – 1pm!

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Baby Loves Disco is teaming up with The “M” List for a Super Hero Party at their newest location, Beat Street in Manayunk. Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or come as your own super self for a SUPER fun afternoon. Expect SUPER good food for your Snacks, SUPER Treats, SUPER Crafts, SUPER Chill out zone by Lulu’s Casita, SUPER Music and SUPER FUN!

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If you go: Baby Loves Disco is happening Sunday April 19th from 11am-1pm at Beat Street Station located at the corner of Cresson and Gay Streets in Manayunk.
Tickets are $15 per walking human or $50 for a 4 pack.

Giveaway:
Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader can win a family 4 pack of tickets (Value $50) to Baby Loves Disco this Sunday April 19th!! Simply enter this simple rafflecopter form below. Flash giveaway ends on Friday April 17th. Winner will pick up their tickets will be at will call on Sunday April 19th. Good Luck!!

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Weekend Phillyfun Picks: April 10-12

It’s mid-April already!! How did THAT happen? With some warmer weather possible in the weekend forecast and plenty of springtime fun to be had there is no excuse not to get out and enjoy some family fun in Philly this weekend!

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Sheep Shearing Day
Saturday April 11th
10am – 3pm
Peter Wentz Farmstead
2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA

Enjoy Sheep Shearing Day at the Peter Wentz Farmstead this Saturday April 11th from 10am – 3pm. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and enjoy the other spring activities on a colonial farm. Kids will also enjoy colonial toys and games, scarecrow building and a puppet show (at 12 Noon) too. $2 donation suggested.

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PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Theater
Saturday April 11th
11am
The Kimmel Center
Commonwealth Plaza
300 S. Broad Street

Kids are introduced to the vibrant world of musical theatre at the PNC Grow Up Great Free at the Kimmel event taking place Saturday April 11th at 11am. Guest artists will perform songs from famous musicals so kids can sing along and have a chance to explore their theatrical creativity, too! Free.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Saturday April 11th
3pm, 7:30pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats perform Ziva at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Saturday April 11th with two shows at 3pm and 7:30pm. The crowd-gasping stunts and acrobatic artistry will amaze and delight all ages! Tickets just $11 – $18.
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Children’s Music Network Concert for Peace
Saturday April 11th
3:30pm
Newtown Meeting House
219 Court Street
Newtown PA

The Concert for Peace taking place on Saturday April 11th at 3:30pm at the Newtown Meeting House will feature several performers and members of The Children’s Music Network including Dave Fry, Peter Moses, Miss Pauline and the Puddle Jumpers and more will benefit the peace center of Bucks County. $5 per person. $20 per family max.

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

The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday April 10th through Sunday April 12th 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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Fancy Nancy, The Musical
Saturday April 11th
11am
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Fancy Nancy, The Musical is a fun family performance your little ones will enjoy at the Walnut Street Theater running Saturday April 11th at 11am. Show runs 1 hour. Tickets $14-$16.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 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 April 12th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free
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Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run, and Kid’s Dash
Sunday April 12th
8:30am
Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road
Media, PA

Come out for the 3rd annual Find Her Footing 5K Walk, Run and Kid’s Dash family event on Sunday April 12th. This annual event supports Adoptions From The Heart to raise money for their Birthmother Fund in support of women who have worked with Adoptions from the Heart before and after pregnancy. The Kid’s Dash (open for ages 3-10) starts at 9am. 5K walk/run begins at 9:30am. $25 for 5k. Kid’s Dash and family event free.
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Sakura Sunday
Sunday April 12th
10am
Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center
Montgomery Drive and Belmont Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Sakura Sunday, the centerpiece of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, is happening this Sunday April 12th starting at 10am and celebrates all things Japanese amidst the blooming cherry trees found in Fairmount Park. This family friendly festival features live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts, karaoke and more! $10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

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PECO Family Jams: Mini-Dioramas
Sunday April 12th
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

The PECO Family Jams series continues at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens this Sunday April 12th featuring Mini-Dioramas and viewing of artist Carol Stirton-Broad’s works. Kids create their own mini-diorama and can take a break from making art to enjoy a family friendly tour of the gardens too at 1pm and 3pm. $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.
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Philly Farm and Food Fest
Sunday April 12th
11am – 4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hall C Broad Street Atrium Annex
Philadelphia, PA

The one-day 4th Annual Philly Farm and Food Fest taking place on Sunday April 12th celebrates farmers, local growers, and food loving Philadelphians with a day of sampling locally sourced foods and learning new ways to cook, buy, grow and share delicious locally grown food. Tickets $18, children under 12 free.

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Sing-a-Long with Jay Sand
Sunday April 12th
10am
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss this free kids music event with local children’s artist Jay Sand of All Around This World Music happening at The Rotunda in West Philly on Sunday April 12th at 10am. Come sing along with Jay at this all-request free sing-a-long! Free.

Giveaway: Brick Fest Live April 25-26

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Got Lego fans? Don’t miss Brick Fest Live coming to Philly April 25th – April 26th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. This is the largest Lego variety show under one roof and is coming to Philly at the end of this month!

Get inspired, educated, and entertained with LEGO bricks! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live. Plus fans will have a blast at creating at the mosaic station, playing mini-golf (made of thousands of Legos of course!), gaming arena, inspiration stations, trivia and prizes at the Brick Fest Theater, and so much more!

Watch a video about Brick Fest Live to get a sense of all the awesome Lego Brick Fest fun to be had for Lego lovers of all ages.

If you go:
Brick Fest Live will be held April 25th – 26th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks PA. Tickets are $22 each. Children 2 and under are free.

Giveaway: 
Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader will have a chance to WIN 4 tickets to BrickFest Live (value $88). Simply fill out the simple rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends 11:59 EDT on Sunday April 19th.
Good luck!!

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