Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s the last weekend of August and the official end of summer so there’s just no excuse to not get out and do something fun with the whole family with lots going on all long weekend long!
Come out for the final free Friday Night Movie this Friday August 29th starting at 7pm (movie starts around 8:30pm) at Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia. The final movie selection is Despicable Me and there will also be games, snacks and activities, too. Free.
The annual Labor Day Weekend Volksfest / Octoberfest Party takes places this Saturday August 30th – Monday September 1st at the Cannstatter in Noretheast Philadelphia. Bring the whole family out for three days full of great food, fantastic entertainment, prizes, vendors, rides for the kids, and much more. Tickets $6 per day, children under 12 free.
Enjoy a fun family barbeque and refreshments at the Gasper Home & Garden Showplace in Richboro PA this Saturday August 30th from 12 Noon – 3pm and take part in a meet and greet with Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story too. Free.
Enjoy one last blast of summer fun at Franklin Square this weekend Saturday August 30th – Monday September 1st from 12 Noon – 3pm at Franklin Square. Kids will enjoy the playground plus other attractions including the Lightning Bolt Express Train and more. Free. Some attractions ticketed.
The 40th Street Summer Series continues this weekend with a family-friendly concert featuring global sounds and fun for kids too. This Saturday August 30th, enjoy the New Orleans sounds of Nation Beat along with bluegrass music from The Highwater Preachers. Plus, kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, and free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Free.
Families explore, create and play all summer long with the Art-Splash program offered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy this last weekend of Art Splash fun running this weekend Friday August 29th – Sunday August 31st featuring Tea and Treasure. Kids and families get to “Meet the Masterpieces” as treasures from the museum’s collection are featured and come to life through play and hands-on activities. Museum admission for kids 12 and under is always free. Adult admission $23.50.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday August 31st between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.
Don’t miss the free annual BBQ at the Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden happening Sunday August 31st from 1pm – 10:30pm. The free BBQ will feature live music, activities for the kids, vendors, a beer garden, and lots more fun for all. Free.
Sesame Place is holding its annual Labor Day Weekend BBQ and Fireworks Celebration on Saturday August 30th and Sunday August 31st. Take the kiddos for a day of fun with their favorite furry characters and Labor Day weekend fun for all. First enjoy a BBQ in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion with your favorite Sesame Street Friends. Then, enjoy the fireworks spectacular set to Sesame Street music when it gets dark. Tickets $27 for adults, $17 for children for BBQ. Park admission $43+ (Park admission not included.)
The Tri State Labor Parade and Festival takes place this Monday September 1st starting at 9am. The parade begins at Columbus Blvd and Washington Ave and travels north to Penn’s Landing to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing where the festival will begin at 11am and will include face painters, magicians, a make-and-take craft center, live music, fun, food and more! Free.