Weekend Phillyfun Picks: July 11-13

It’s a weekend of festivities and fun with everything from Bastille Day celebrations, Hispanic Fiestas, Free Sundays on Stage and lots more! Don’t miss a moment of the action – get out and enjoy one of these family fun happenings in and around Philadelphia this weekend!

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Art Splash: Arms and Armor
Friday July 11th – Sunday July 13th
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Families can explore, create and play all summer long with the new Art-Splash program running Friday July 11th – Sunday July 13th. Kids and families get to “Meet the Masterpieces” all summer long as ten 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. Adults admission $23.50.

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Saturday July 12th
11am – 6pm
The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville PA

“Don’t walk, run” – to Phoenixville for the annual celebration of the the 1958 classic sci-fi movie, The Blob, during the annual Blob Fest. On Saturday join the StreetFair with live music, a fire extinguisher parade, a hot rod car show, multiple showings of The Blob and other cult classics and meet and greets with the “real” Blob and its caretaker, Wes Shank.

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Pirate Splash Day
Saturday July 12th
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
3900 N. Sandy Flash Drive
Newtown Square, PA

Bring your swimsuit and old shoes because guaranteed you will get wet at Pirate Splash Day at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation on Saturday July 12th from 12-4pm. Kids will be encouraged to run the maze and the gauntlet while being sprayed with water plus enjoy ducky races in the creek, and lots more. The pirate invasion begins at 12:30pm and continues all day as they control the farm until they are finally repulsed by the local militia. Admission $8.

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22nd Annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival
Saturday July 12th
11am – 7pm
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway and Tanner Street
Haddonfield, NJ

The 22nd annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival is taking place this weekend running Saturday July 12th from 11am – 7pm and Sunday July 13th from 12 noon – 5pm. Come out for two days of fun with fine arts, live music and fun. Free.

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Bastille Day Celebration

Saturday July 12th
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Let them eat cake – Tastycake!!! The 20th Annual Eastern State Penitentiary Bastille Day Festival takes place this Saturday July 12th starting at 5:30pm. Grab a Super Soaker and storm the walls or just enjoy the free theatrical performance with appearances by Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin and more. Afterwards enjoy food and drink specials throughout the area to continue the celebration! Free.

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Hispanic Fiesta

Saturday July 12th – Sunday July 13th
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd. & Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

The annual Hispanic Fiesta takes place this weekend at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th. Enjoy a celebration of Latino culture and community through music, dance, ethnic foods, artisan crafts, and more! Free.

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Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy
Saturday July 12th
Trolley Car Diner
7619 Germantown Ave
Mt. Airy, PA

Enjoy a free outdoor family movie at Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy this Saturday July 12th when The Incredibles will be shown on the big screen starting at 8:30pm, with seating starting at 8pm outside the Trolley Car Diner. Free.

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Free Admission on Sunday Mornings

Sunday July 13th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 13th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.

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Sundays on Stage: Music for Young Children
Sunday July 13th
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA

Join Mary Roth for an interactive music program with an eclectic blend of world music and old favorite songs during the Sundays on Stage: Music for Young Children happening on Sunday July 13th at 2pm in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Parkway Central Library. Free.


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