Lots to do this mid-July weekend in Philly! Enjoy summer celebrations and festivals, Philly’s unique celebration of the storming of the Bastille, and lots more family fun for all!
Put on your superhero costumes and head to Linvilla Orchards this Saturday July 11th for the annual Blueberry Festival to enjoy pick your own berries and live entertainment, a blueberry pie eating contest and more! 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.
Get ready to storm the Bastille at Bastille Day festivities at Eastern State Penitentiary this Saturday July 11th starting at 5:30pm. This annual re-enactment of the storming of the Bastille features appearances from Napoleon, stilt walkers, a confetti cannon, and even a life-sized French baguette! Free.
Phoenixville’s annual Blobfest takes over the town with the cult classic movie, The Blob themed events and fun all weekend long including the Blogfest Streetfair on Saturday July 11th. The streetfair includes a Fire Extinguisher Parade, Costume Contest, music food, vendors and more. Entrance is free.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 10th through Sunday July 12th 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.
Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival in downtown Haddonfield NJ this weekend with plenty of fun for the little ones including arts and crafts, wood working, scarf making and interactive displays too! Festival runs Saturday July 11th from 11am – 7pm and Sunday July 12th from 12 Noon – 5pm. Free.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 12th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.
It’s a Hispanic Fiesta happening both Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 12th at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 2pm – 8pm. The Hispanic Fiesta celebrates Latino culture through music, dance, live entertainment, ethnic foods, artisan crafts, and more! Free.