Lots of fun to be had in and around Philadelphia this gorgeous sunny spring weekend! Head out to enjoy one of these fantastic family friendly events and the beautiful weather, too!
International Spring Festival
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Road
Head to North Penn High School in Lansdale for the International Spring Festival happening Saturday April 16th starting at 11am. The festival will feature multicultural exhibits & vendors, a family health fair, interactive activities, food sampling and performances. Free.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday April 16
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
Enjoy a celebration of the Japanese cherry blossom and all learn about their history and experience the beauty of the Japanese cherry blossoms at Morris Arboretum this Saturday April 16. Free with garden admission.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Friday April 15 – Sunday April 18
Arden Theater Co.
40 N. 2nd Street
Don’t miss The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theater this weekend with shows running Friday April 15th at 7pm, Saturday April 16th at 12pm and Sunday April 17th at 12pm and 4pm. In this family friendly production, the widely acclaimed Caldecott Award-winning book comes to life featuring a new cast of characters including Jack (of the “beanstalk” fame), Chicken Licken (who believes the sky Is falling), The Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be…a really ugly duck), and The Stinky Cheese Man (who you just have to smell to believe). Tickets $18 -$36.
The Science Behind Pixar
Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Head to The Franklin Institute for the The Science Behind Pixar exhibit running this weekend. This new exhibit explores what it takes to bring Pixar Studio’s most popular movies and beloved characters to the big screen via more than 40 hands-on activities, firsthand accounts from members of Pixar production teams and recreations of favorite characters that highlight the scientific concepts used to make each film. $29.95 daytime adults, $24.95 daytime kids.
Valley Forge Young Patriots Fun Run
Sunday April 17
Valley Forge National Historical Park
1400 N Outer Line Dr.
King of Prussia, PA
Take the whole family out to historic Valley Forge National Park this Sunday April 17th. Kids ages 6-13 can join in the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run by racing along a 1.7776-kilometer (about 1-mile) run past the Muhlenberg Brigade huts. $15
Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday April 17
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday April 17 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon. Tickets $17 adults, $9 ages 3-17, free 3 and younger.
Sunday April 17
Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center
Montgomery Dr. & Belmont Ave.
Enjoy Sakura Sunday this Sunday April 17th in Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center. The centerpiece event of the Subaru Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Sunday features live music and dance performances, martial arts, cultural demonstrations, arts & crafts, the Prettiest Pet in Pink parade, Little Akiba Anime & Cosplay Area, Harajuku Fashion Show, Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year and Shofus tours. $10.