Giveaway: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Presents Disney’s Mulan Jr.

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If you aren’t familiar with Upper Darby Summer Stage at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center you are missing out! Upper Darby Summer Stage is the region’s showcase for family-friendly musicals.

Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of nation’s oldest and most successful youth theater programs. For five years in a row (2008-2012), Summer Stage was voted by My Fox Philly’s Best Theater Group in Philadelphia! The mission of Upper Darby Summer Stage is to encourage young people to develop the magic of their talents, personality and energy, and to share that magic with audiences through outstanding theatrical performances for the entire family. Each summer, over 700 young people from in and around the Delaware Valley come to Summer Stage and participate in one of our programs. Participants range in age from 11 to 28. Turns out my neighbor was in Summer Stage when SHE was in high school. And she drove an hour each day to come and be a part of it – who knew!

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The next Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Summer Stage children’s theater show to hit the stage is James and The Giant Peach Jr. this week July 27-29. Next week will be Disney’s Mulan, Jr. running Aug 3-5. And the final children’s theater show of the season is The Dinosaur Musical running August 10-12. So there’s still plenty of time to take the kids and enjoy one of these affordable, family friendly shows this summer. Let your child’s imagination soar! Treat him or her to a show! Learn more about the remaining Summer Stage shows and buy tickets at www.udpac.org

If you go:
Upper Darby Summer Stage takes place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center located at:
601 N. Lansdowne Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Purchase tickets:
Online at http://www.udpac.org/tickets/, by phone at 610-622-1189 or in person at the Box Office. Box Office is open 9:00 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday and one hour before performances.

Giveaway:
Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader will have a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Upper Darby Summer Stage’s production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr.! 
Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action- packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Oscar-nominated animated film, Mulan. Disney’s Mulan Jr. is one-hour long and is ideal for children 4 and up. Tickets are for good for the Thursday August 4 at 10:30am show only. To enter, simply click on the easy giveaway link below. 

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Disclaimer: I was provided with four free tickets for the purposes of this giveaway. As always, all opinions expressed about affordable family friendly theater being an awesome way to spend a summer 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 22-24

More heat on the way for Philly families this weekend but plenty of fun to be had both inside and out! Grab the kiddos, take advantage of one of these creative ways to beat the heat, and enjoy a fun family weekend for all!

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Summer Fun at The Oval
Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24
Eakins Oval
2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The Oval is back and better than ever with summer fun, food, music, entertainment and more! Head to Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum this weekend for loads of family fun. This Saturday July 23rd is Farm Explorer day featuring a living, hands-on mobile farm that lets youth and families dig-in and connect with food from seed to plate. Free.

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Christmas In July

Saturday July 23
10am – 4pm
Byers Choice Ltd
4355 County Line Rd
Chalfont, PA

What better way to beat the heat than taking part in a Christmas in July Celebration happening on Saturday July 23rd at Byers Choice Ltd in Chalfont, PA! Bring the kids out for a showing of the movie Frosty the Snowman at 11am followed by a melted snowball fight provided by the local fire company, and then capped off by peppermint ice cream for everyone at 1pm! Free.

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Islamic Heritage Festival

Saturday July 23
2pm – 8pm
Great Plaza Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA

The 24th Annual Islamic Heritage Festival takes place at the Great Plaza on Penn’s Landing on Saturday July 23rd from 2-8pm. Bring the whole family out for a day of fun celebrating the rich culture and traditions of Islam through food, crafts, music, dancing and more! Festival kicks off with the Diversity Parade that begins at 5th and Market Streets at 1pm and winds its way to Penn’s Landing. Free.

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40th Street Summer Series
Saturday July 23rd
6pm
Green Area Behind Walnut Street Library
40th Street Field
Philadelphia, PA

The 40th Street Summer Series free family summer concert happens on the green area behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th Street this Saturday July 23rd at 6pm. This Saturday enjoy the unique music of Dendê & Band Afro-Brazilian style music. Free.

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Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday July 23rd
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Come out to Franklin Square for Saturday Night at the Movies on Saturday July 23rd starting at 7pm. Bring your own blanket and enjoy the Disney classic, Mary Poppins, outside with your whole family this Saturday evening. Games and pre-show activities start at 7pm. Movie starts at 9pm. Movie admission free.

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Wacky Water Festival
Sunday July 24th
10am – 2pm
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Rd.
Media, PA

The 1st annual Wacky Water Festival happening on Sunday July 24th at Tyler Arboretum is sure to cool you off! Kids can stop by learning stations to find out more about life in the water, get creative with water-based art projects, and listen to stories in a shady part of the arboretum to cool off. Plus food truck vendors will be on hand with water ice, and other refreshments, too. $11 adults, $7 ages 3-15.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

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

Giveaway: Diggerland USA

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Got little builders who are always oohing and ahhhing when you see construction vehicles?? Did you know that Diggerland USA is the only construction themed adventure park in North America and it’s just 20 minutes from Philadelphia??

Diggerland USA is a unique and wonderful themed adventure park where children and families can drive, ride and operate actual construction machinery. The park, which covers about 14 acres in West Berlin, NJ has over 25 attractions, most of which are real, diesel powered, full size, pieces of construction equipment!! Each machine has undergone advanced engineering modifications which make them safe for the public, allowing children as small as 36″ to operate with little to no instruction. This is a little builder’s dream come true, right? And super fun for big kids too!

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Guests who visit Diggerland can drive full size backhoes, dig giant holes with real excavators, and operate just about every sort of construction machine you might imagine – from the skid-steers to the recently unveiled ARGOs, made famous by their amphibious qualities. Along with operating heavy machinery Diggerland guests can climb one of the world’s tallest ropes courses, take an off road adventure in our military trucks, tackle the rock wall, spend time in the video arcade or enjoy one of the daily heavy machinery stunt shows performed by the Diggerland operating team.

In addition to the real machines that guests can drive and operate, and the daily stunt shows, Diggerland USA also has (wait for it…) GOATS!!! Diesel and Dozer are two baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats that call North America’s only construction-themed adventure park, home. Get a sneak preview of Diesel and Dozer at the live goat cam here.

Diggerland USA is so special and unique that you just have to check it out for yourself!!

If You Go:
Diggerland USA is located at 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ.

Regular individual daily admission for under 42″ tall is $24.95 (online) or $28.95 if purchased at walk-up. For those over 42″ tall, it’s $29.95 (online) or $36.95 if purchased at walk-up.  So be sure to buy online and save big! Annual memberships are just $49.95 for under 42″ and  $59.95 for over 42″ and get you access to Diggerland USA for 365 consecutive days. And right now the Annual Pass is on sale for less than the cost of 2 tickets.

Giveaway: 
And now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader has a chance to win a family 4 pack of general admission tickets (valued at $147.80!) For your chance to win, just fill out the simple Giveaway Form below. Good luck!!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with 4 complimentary tickets to Diggerland USA to give away to one lucky Philly-area family for the purposes of this post and giveaway. As always all opinions expressed about loving to discover new super fun places for area families to enjoy are our own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 8-10

Hooray for the weekend! Lots to do in and around Philly this weekend with everything from blueberry festivals, hispanic celebrations, and so much more!

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Blueberry Festival
Saturday July 9th
Linvilla Orchards
137 West Knowlton Road
Media, PA

It’s the annual Blueberry Festival happening at Linvilla Orchards on Saturday July 9th starting at 8am. The annual blueberry celebration features pick your own berries, pie eating contests, games, hayrides, and family friendly tunes with Makin’ Music, too! And the theme is Who’s Your Favorite Superhero so kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super hero! Admission is free.

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Circus Week at Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Train lovers won’t want to miss the final days of Circus Week at Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10. See the Big Top and the circus trains as part of the Garden Railway exhibit and learn about the history of the circus too. $17 adults, $9 children, free for children under 3 years.

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Haddonfield Arts & Crafts Fine Arts Festival 

Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10
Kings Highway & Tanner St
Haddonfield, NJ

Don’t miss the 24th Annual Haddonfield Arts & Crafts Fine Arts Festival happening Saturday July 9th 11am – 7pm and Sunday July 10th from 12pm – 5pm. Enjoy browsing and shopping a wide range of fine arts and crafts. Free.

Saturday Night at the Movies
Saturday July 9th
7-11pm
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Come out to Franklin Square for Saturday Night at the Movies on Saturday July 9th starting at 7pm. Bring your own blanket and enjoy Kermit and Miss Piggy in The Muppets outside with your whole family this Saturday evening. Games and pre-show activities start at 7pm. Movie starts at 9pm. Movie admission free.

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Hispanic Festa
Saturday July 9th
2-8pm
Great Plaza Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA

The Hispanic Festa takes place at the Great Plaza on Penn’s Landing on Saturday July 9th from 2-8pm. Bring the whole family out for a day of fun celebrating the rich culture and traditions of Latin American countries through food, crafts, music, dancing and more! Free.

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Bacon Fest
Saturday July 9 – Sunday July 10
11am – 8pm (ends 6pm on Sunday)
Tuckerton Seaport Museum
Tuckerton, NJ

Bacon lover’s will delight in the Bacon Fest happening Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10th at the Tuckerton Seaport Museum. Sizzle into summer with all things bacon, featuring food trucks and restaurants plus pig races and a bacon eating competition. General admission $8. Children under 5 are free.

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The Science Behind Pixar

Friday July 9 – Sunday July 10
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit continuing this weekend Friday July 9 – Sunday July 10.  This exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.

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Petapalooza 

Sunday July 10
Noon – 3pm
Germantown Ave
Chestnut Hill, PA

It’s Petapalooza taking place on Sunday July 10th from 12 Noon – 3pm along Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill, PA. Enjoy a celebration of all things pets with doggie pools, a paw reader, dog-training exhibits, and plenty of fun for their humans too with a bounce house, face painting and more! Free.

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PECO Family Jams Mosaic Medallions

Sunday July 10
12 – 4pm
Philadelphia Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Bring the whole family out for the PECO Family Jams Mosaic Medallions this Sunday July 10th at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Create your own mini-mosaics from tiles, mirror and recycled materials. Family-friendly tours will be held at 1:00 or 3:00 PM to learn more about PMG and its creator Isaiah Zagar. Attend PECO Family Jams for FREE on Sunday, July 10, between 12:00 and 4:00 PM by mentioning “PECO Family Jams” at the front desk.

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Sundays On Stage: Seven Nights To Read
Sunday July 10
2-4pm
Parkway Central Library’s Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA

Head out to the Philadelphia Free Library’s Parkway Central Branch on Sunday July 10 from 2-4pm for Sundays on Stage featuring award-winning musical duo Two of a Kind offering an interactive family concert featuring songs about reading, books and the library, with lots of singing, movement and puppets. Free.

Flash Giveaway: Live Prepared Food Packs

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 7.54.42 AM Recently I learned about a wonderful company called Live Prepared that offers emergency kits and supplies for everyday individuals and families. The specialists at Live Prepared have more than four decades of emergency preparedness expertise and have designed the Live Prepared collection with families in mind, ensuring their kits are dependable, portable, intuitive, and easy to use. Ever since I learned about Live Prepared, I have been eyeing up their amazing 72 hour emergency home kits and will likely be purchasing one for my family soon.

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Today I have the opportunity to give away five food packs for Philly families to try out! These food packages are a great way to give wholesome meals and snacks to families to ensure that you can feed your family nutritious meals to keep tummies full in case of an extended emergency situation. These food packets have a super long shelf life and no heating is required (just add hot water!) and are apparently really tasty, too. I am excited to have the opportunity to try these out and to offer you the chance to win one, too! To enter to win just leave a comment here below. The first five commenters will each win a Live Prepared food pack to try out!! Good luck!

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Entire food emergency kit. Winners receive one of these packet to try out.

4th of July Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 2 – 4

Happy 4th of July weekend! There is so much to do in and around Philly this weekend – enjoy BBQs and block parties, patriotic festivals, stunning fireworks, 4th of July parades and so much more fun to be had!

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Saturday July 2 and Monday July 4
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy free admission to the National Constitution Center this Saturday July 2nd as well as Monday July 4th in honor of our nation’s independence celebration! Learn about one of the most influential and important documents in history that has made America the patriotic country it is today. Free.

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Saturday July 2nd
Delaware River Waterfront
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Listen to the patriotic sounds of the U.S. Army Band as they take the stage at the Delaware River Waterfront on Saturday July 2nd at 8pm. Weather permitting enjoy the great views of the majestic fireworks display to follow at 9:30pm.

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4th of July BBQ
Saturday July 2 – Monday July 4
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA

Bring the kiddos to Sesame Place this weekend for a traditional 4th of July BBQ and fireworks too. Enjoy this open air BBQ followed by fireworks on Sunday July 3rd and Monday July 4th starting at 9:25pm. $29. Park Admission is separate and required.

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Saturday July 3 – Monday July 4
12 Noon – 3pm
Franklin Square
Philadelphia, PA

Take the whole family to Franklin Square for Independence Day Family Fun this Saturday July 3rd – Monday July 4th. Entrance is free. Tickets required for mini golf, carousel and other attractions.

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Sunday July 3rd
Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

It’s PECO Free First Sunday at The Barnes this Sunday July 3rd. Enjoy free admission to view one of the largest leading collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world including works by Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Picaso and many more. Free.

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Sunday July 3rd
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

More free admission on Sunday July 3rd with free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the Wawa Welcome America festival. Enjoy all the collections of the 3rd largest art museum in the country for free this Sunday! Free.

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Sunday July 3rd
Independence Hall
5th and 6th Streets between Market and Chestnut
Philadelphia, PA

Party the day away at the new Historic Philadelphia Block Party taking place on Sunday July 3rd in Independence Hall with live entertainment, food vendors, kids’ activities, and fun. Plus, enjoy special appearances by 18th century style citizen strollers too for a truly historic feel! Free.

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

Come out for an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration at the historic Stenton Mansion this Monday July 4th starting at 10:30 am. Enjoy make-your–own ice cream, hot dogs, talk to Ben Franklin, play Colonial era games and more! Free.

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Monday July 4th
Noon – 5pm
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

The annual 4th of July Party on the Parkway again takes place on the 4th of July along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Enjoy music, food, kids activities, dance, and cultural events, too. Kidz Bob kicks off the party, too!  

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Wawa Welcome America Concert 

Monday July 4th
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
5pm – 11pm

The Wawa Welcome America Concert takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway starting at 5pm to usher in some of the hottest musical acts to town including headliner, Leon Bridges. Musical performances will be followed by the Grand Finale Fireworks estimated to start at 10pm after the concert. Free.

Giveaway: Sahara Sam’s Oasis

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It’s officially summer and that means time to beat the heat! Have you heard of Sahara Sam’s Oasis?? If not, you’re in for a real treat!! Sahara Sam’s is New Jersey’s first free-standing, indoor and outdoor water park with 80,000 square feet of aquatic and arcade attractions. Sahara Sam’s offers families in the greater tri-state area affordable, high-value entertainment year-round with 90% of its 68-thousand square feet under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof system. Sahara Sam’s also a 3,000 square foot arcade with the newest gaming systems in addition to all the indoor water park fun!

Here’s just a sampling of the fun and attractions you can experience at Sahara Sam’s Oasis this summer:
Rip Curl Flow Rider – First of its kind in NJ wave rider for surfing, boogie boarding, and more
Mt. Kilimanjaro – A wild wet water family adventure starting 45 ft. above ground with closed rafts so little ones can ride with the family, too
Snake Eyes – Two enclosed 8 ft. water slide barrels
Crocodile Flats – Rope course across the lagoon
Congo Bongo Adventure River – Not your traditional river rafting with surprise water fun around every turn
Lizard Lagoon – Especially for the little ones a zero depth pool with mini-slides and more
TimBukTu TreeFort – Giant tree house with water cannons, sprays, and a giant tipping bucket
Sam’s Slam Dunker Activity Pool – Water basketball play pool
Beach Club – Features a large pool, children’s spray area, huge wave pool, and full Tiki Bar for the adults!

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And just this past May Sahara Sam’s expanded to include the brand new The Mirage outdoor pool area featuring a family leisure pool called Cleopatra’s Cove and two additional water slides called Tut’s Twisters! So now there’s even more water fun to be had!!

If You Go:
Sahara Sam’s is located at  535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ. Regular individual admission is $36.95 if purchased at the door or $29.95 in advance/online (so be sure to buy online and save!). Now through June 30th you can take advantage of deep discounts on annual member passes which are on sale for $59.95 (normally $69.95) when purchased through June 30, 2016.

Lockers cost $8 (small) – $12 (large) and require a $20 deposit (returned upon key return). Kids 2 and under and seniors 65 years and over are free.

Swim diapers are mandatory for any little ones still potty training. Towels are not included so be sure to bring your own!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with 4 tix to Sahara Sam’s indoor water park to give away to one lucky Philly-area family for the purposes of this giveaway. As always all opinions expressed about super fun ways to beat the heat at awesome indoor water parks so close to Philly this summer are our own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 24-26

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

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

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

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Chester County Balloon Festival 

New Garden Flying Field
1235 Newark Rd.
Toughkenamon, PA

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

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

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

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Raspberry Celebration

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

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

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The Science Behind Pixar

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

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

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Spruce Street Harbor Park 

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

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

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

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

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: June 3-5

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

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The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival 

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

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

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Strawberry Festival 

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

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

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Chinese Lantern Festival

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

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

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Devon Horse Show and Country Fair 

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

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

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Brandywine Strawberry Festival 

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

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

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

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

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The Science Behind Pixar

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

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

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Spruce Street Harbor Park 

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

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

The 2016 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival features circus, theatre, story-telling and music performances for the whole family. This year’s live performances include:
Playing by Air
Stories and Songs – Charlotte Blake Alston
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly – Theatre Lovett
Catch Me! (Attrape-moi) – Flip FabriQue
T-VOCE

Plus, enjoy the free outdoor FUN ZONE with crafts, activities and performances.

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Festival tickets are only $10!

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

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View Show Schedule and Buy Tickets

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

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