School may have started (for some) so all the more reason to get out and enjoy the summer sun and fun with the family in and around Philly this weekend! Don’t miss the cool things happening this second to last weekend of summer from festivals, community days, and lots more.
Saturday Aug 27
137 West Knowlton Road
It’s the annual Tomato Celebration happening at Linvilla Orchards on Saturday August 27th starting at 8am. The annual tomato celebration features lots of this late summer seasonal fruit, tomato themed treats, games, hayrides, costumed characters, and other fun! Admission is free. Some events ticketed.
Community Appreciation Day
Saturday Aug 27
22nd St. & Point Breeze Ave.
Celebrate Community Appreciation Day at this family friendly event featuring local talents Pop-A-Nugget, Fairy Cee-Cee & the PN Royals free food; giveaways; and family-friendly activities. Free.
Chocolate and Vanilla Celebration
Saturday Aug 27 – Sunday Aug 28
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Don’t miss this delicious daytime event at Camden’s Children Garden dedicated to two of nature’s most flavorful plants! Vote for your favorite ice cream flavor, take a tropical smell test, plus crafts and fun educational activities, too. $8, Free ages 2 and younger.
Grow Up Great
Saturday August 27
300 S. Broad Street
Get your little music lovers down to the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza this Saturday Aug 27th for the next in the PNC Grow Up Great family programs featuring kid-fave musicals led by Barrymore Award-winning singer/actress Rachel Camp. Free.
The Science Behind Pixar
Friday Aug 26 – Sunday Aug 28
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Head to The Franklin Institute for The Science Behind Pixar exhibit continuing this weekend Friday Aug 26 – Sunday Aug 28. 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.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
August 26 – August 28
Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street
The family fun continues at Spruce Street Harbor Park this Friday Aug 26 – Sunday August 28. 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.
25th Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival
Sunday Aug 28
12 – 8pm
Ukrainian American Sport Center
Lower State Road
North Wales, PA
Take the whole family out to the 25th annual Ukranian Folk Festival happening on Sunday Aug. 28th in North Wales. This festival celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Ukrane’s Independence with rich culture, unique traditions, music and dance of Ukrane and plenty of fun for kids including face paint and more. $15 adults, children 14 and under free.