It’s the last weekend in August so get out to enjoy some end of summer fun. There’s lots to do in and around Philly this weekend from festivals, wizard hunts, and so much more!
Saturday Aug. 26
137 Knowlton Road
Enjoy the annual Tomato Celebration at Linvilla Orchards this Saturday Aug. 26th. The festival, hosted by Silly Joe, will feature costumed characters, a performance by Trinidad Steel Band, a “tomato talk” and U-pick fruits and vegetables. Free.
Saturday Aug. 26
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Don your cowboy boots and hat for country-themed activities and fun at Elmwood Park Zoo this Saturday Aug. 26 at Country Fest. Spend the afternoon at the in-house bar, Zoo Brew, as 92.5 XTU broadcasts live from 1-4pm with host Andie Summers. Enjoy entertainment and refreshments, and don’t leave without your turn on the mechanical bull! Adults $16.95, adults; $12.95, kids.
Food Truck Festival
Saturday Aug. 26
12pm – 5pm
6th & Race St.
Don’t miss the Food Truck Festival at Franklin Square this Sat. Aug. 26th from 12pm-5pm. Receive one drink ticket and one voting ticket for the truck of your choice. Food trucks include The Cow and the Curd, Philly Fry, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Bonjour Creperie, and Loco Gringo Taco. $10. Food purchases and activities separate.
Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
Saturday Aug. 26th
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission for ages 13 and up. Advance purchase is required. $15-$30
Chocolate and Vanilla Celebration
Saturday Aug. 26 – Sunday Aug. 27
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Head to the Camden Children’s Garden for a delicious daytime event dedicated to two of nature’s most flavorful plants. Vote for you favorite ice cream flavor, and take a tropical smell test. Enjoy crafts and fun educational activities and more. $9.
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Friday Aug 25. – Sunday Aug 27.
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Blue Cross River Rink Summerfest is only open for one more week through Labor Day so be sure to head down to the Delaware River to enjoy outdoor roller skating, mini-golf, an urban beach lounge, and much more! Endless summer special is just $10 for skating, skate rental and one round of mini-golf.
Sunday Aug. 27th
10:00 – 11:00 am
1100 Pattison Ave
It’s time for some Puppy Yoga at XFINITY Live! on Sunday Aug. 27th. The event benefits Pennsylvania SPCA; donations are encouraged! You could even find your new furry best friend – dogs from Pennsylvania SPCA will be available for adoption. All yoga participants receive one complimentary beverage after class. Bring your own mat. Doors are 9:30am, while class runs 10-11am. FREE Parking in the XFINITY Live! Valet Lot off 11 St.
Philadelphia Obon Festival
Sunday Aug. 27
11am – 4pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Obon is a traditional Japanese holiday that celebrates and remembers one’s ancestors, including local dances called “bon odori.” The Philadelphia Obon Festival will include the eponymous dances, taiko drumming by Kyo Daiko, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional games and arts & crafts. Visitors will also enjoy a flea market and gift shop with traditional and contemporary Japanese goods and gifts. Poi Dog will be on hand selling Japanese Hawaiian fare. Free.