Last weekend in August and last unofficial weekend of summer too so don’t miss a moment of the late summer fun for families in Philly this weekend!!
Head down to the Delaware waterfront this Friday August 28th at 7:30pm for free live jazz as part of the Smooth Jazz Summer Nights series. Free.
Head to the beautiful Linvilla Orchards in Media for the end of summer Tomato and Pear Festival running this weekend Saturday August 29th from 8am – 5pm. The festival will be hosted by Silly Joe and families will enjoy pick your own pears and plenty of fun activities for kids too followed by a performance by We Kids Rock Band. Free.
There’s plenty of family fun to be had on the river this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross River Rink Summerfest continuing Friday August 28th – Sunday August 30th open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.
Head to SMITH Playground this Saturday August 29th from 12pm – 3pm for the free Back to School Bazaar! You’ll be able to pick up some gently used uniforms, school supplies, clothes, toys and more. Plus kids can enjoy the playground and giant slide, too! Free.
It’s the next in the 40th Street Summer Series happening at the green space at 40th and Walnut Streets on Saturday August 29th at 6pm. Don’t miss Sun Ra Arkestra with South Pacific Island dancers plus free Ben & Jerry’s and Philly Pretzels. Free.
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.
The annual Country Fest takes place this Saturday August 29th at the Elmwood Park Zoo from 1-4pm. Head out for an afternoon of country-themed fun for the whole family with a live broadcast from 92.5 WXTU plus mechanical bull riding, raffles, contests, crafts, live music, and of course zoo animals too! Free with Zoo admission. $14.95 adults, $10.95 children. Mechanical bull ride tickets available for purchase.
It’s the Invisible River Festival happening Saturday August 29th starting at 2pm along Kelly Drive. The Invisible River Festival features dance and music performances, a drum line procession down to the river, free public boat rentals, interactive art highlighting the Schuylkill River and lots more. (Kick off at Mander Recreation Center at 2140 N. 33rd at Diamond Drive) at 2pm. Free.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday August 28th – Sunday August 30th 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.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday August 30th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.
Head to historic Franklin Square with WXPN’s Kids’ Corner host Kathy O’Connell this Sunday August 30th from 11am – 2pm for an end of summer blast with live music by Ernie and Neal! Free.
On Sunday August 30th join Philly’s Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens to celebrate Obon, a summer celebration to honor ancestors featuring taiko drumming, Japanese tea and sweets, sample Japanese street food, play traditional Japanese games and dances and more. Free.