Hooray for the weekend and for perfect weather, too! There is SO much to do in and around Philly this weekend – get the whole family out for live music, great eats, kids fun and more with festivals and celebrations galore!
The second annual Kidchella takes place this Friday July 24th from 6pm – 8pm. Kidchella, a kids music festival held in conjunction with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, features live musical performances by Alphabet Rockets, Play Date and Shine, and the Moonbeams. Plus, families will enjoy foodtrucks available for snacks and beverages, too. $10 admission.
116th Birthday Celebration
Saturday July 25th
SMITH Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive
East Fairmount Drive
Head to SMITH Memorial Playground on Saturday July 25th to celebrate the playground’s 116th birthday with cake from the bakery featured on the hit tv show, Cake Boss and lots of fun for all! Free.
Don’t miss this next in the PNC Grow Up Great series on Saturday July 25th at 11am as kids are introduced to the world of musical theater featuring classical and new tunes and featuring guest artists performing songs from great American musicals from Gershwin to Rodgers and Hammerstein and more. Free.
Summer at The Oval continues this weekend July 24th – 26th. Don’t miss the hottest spot for fun in Philly with food trucks, entertainment, kids activities and more. On Saturday July 25th enjoy soccer and the GreensGrow Farmers Market. Then on Sunday July 26th don’t miss lots of kids fun including free facepainting, the Library tech mobile, music class with All Around this World music, Philly Hoops Starz and a family friendly Philly dance party, too. Free.
The 40th Street Summer Festival is happening in West Philadelphia this Saturday July 25th from 5pm – 8pm and features live music from Mixed People and unique entertainment and activities for the whole family including puppets, workshops, martial arts, fire dancers, tight wire walking and lots more! This free summer festival captures the soul of the neighborhood and offers a fun, free, community event for all. Free.
The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink July 24th – 26th open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.
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 your dancing shoes ready! This Saturday July 25th dance studios all across the city will open their doors to the public to celebrate National Dance Day! This free day of fun and fitness will feature workshops, classes and dance demonstrations across the city. Then wrap-up the day of dance with a celebration in Rittenhouse Square at the Ethical Society Building for a huge Zumba session, lessons and open dance. Tickets $5. For a full line-up of daytime workshops visit: http://philadelphiadanceday.com/2015-workshop-schedule/
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 24th through Sunday July 26th 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.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 26th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.
Dads and daughters should head to this fundraiser event for the Young Children’s Center for the Arts at Jose Pistola’s Mexican Restaurant in Philly this Sunday July 26th at 2pm for a unique daddy daughter style event. Dads will get schooled on styling their daughter’s hair while enjoying a pint from Great Lakes Breweing Co. for dad! $10.