Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Friday Nov. 2 – Sunday Nov. 4
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave.
The award-winning Sugarloaf Craft Festival show brings the best in high-quality arts, crafts and design together under one roof this weekend to Oak, PA. Find unique products and gifts by 350+ talented artisans at this special event. All things high quality and handcraftedPlus, enjoy kid-friendly entertainment such as performances by MiddleEarth Studio and costume storytelling. Tickets $8 online, $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under free
Philadelphia Veterans Day Parade
Sunday Nov. 4
16th St. & JFK Blvd
The Philadelphia Veterans Parade takes place on Sunday Nov. 4th at noon. The parade runs through the heart of Philadelphia, beginning at 16th & JFK, past City Hall, and then on to Market Street, where it concludes at 5th & Market Streets. There will be a “Freedom Tree” in the festival that attendees can write why they are proud to be an American on paper and hang on tree. This tree will be donated to a veteran service organization at the parade. Free.
The Johnny Shortcake Show
Saturday Nov. 3 – Sunday Nov. 4
11am and 2pm
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street
Themed around celebrating silliness, The Johnny Shortcake Show features soul music for children and teaches important life lessons. With engaging and relatable songs such as “Cupcake Tuesday,” “Brushing Your Teeth,” and “Grandma’s Whiskers,” the show aims to celebrate childhood in a way that will have parents laughing along too. $10.
Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
Saturday Nov. 3 – Sunday Nov. 4
2400 Street Road
New Hope, PA
The annual Peddler’s Village Apple Festival takes places this weekend Saturday Nov. 3rd and Sunday Nov. 4th in beautiful Bucks County, PA. The Apple Festival is dedicated to fall’s favorite fruit – the apple and is a family-fun event bringing two days of apple-centric treats, seasonal shopping, live performances, a kids’ fun zone with bounce houses, sand art and face painting and more. Free.
The Philadelphia Oddities Expo
Saturday Nov. 3
10am – 10pm
Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
8046 Frankford Ave.
The Philadelphia Oddities Expo is an unusual Philadelphia charity event taking place Saturday Nov. 3rd from 10am – 10pm at the Insectarium. Peruse the custom-curated oddities marketplace, dine at the food truck caravan, explore all three floors of the museum, enjoy the selection of live entertainment and interactive attractions, or sign up for one of the peculiar workshops taught by some of the industry’s finest minds. $13 admission, free for ages 12 and younger.
Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium
Nov. 2 -4
1 Riverside Drive
Don’t miss the Mermaids at Adventure Aquarium this month through November 11th only. The magical mermaids swim with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of fish for a limited time only. This back-by-popular-demand spectacle is aimed at enchanting guests, awakening imaginations, and spreading ocean conservation awareness. Guests who purchase the VIP experience tickets — new for this year — can skip the line to see the mermaid swimming in the Shark Realm, meet a mermaid and even “transform” into a mermaid after a special face painting. General admission $29.99 adults, $21.99 kids.