Lots going on for families in Philly this weekend! Don’t miss the festivals and fun happening this weekend including CRAFT Phila, Spring Music Festival, the Italian Market Festival, fun fairs, the circus, and more!
The 74th Annual LuLu Shrine Circus is coming to Plymouth Meeting this Friday May 15th – Sunday May 17th. Enjoy animal acts, dare devil high wire and trapeze, magical performance and more! Shows run 7pm on Friday 5/15; 11am, 3pm and 7pm on Saturday 5/16’; and 12 Noon and 4pm on Sunday 5/17. Tickets $12-$24. Order online for ticket discount specials.
Celebrate the Italian Market as it marks the district’s 100 year anniversary at the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival with the annual Procession of Saints, live entertainment, family friendly events and activities, food and more! Free.
Enjoy the parade of human powered sculptural floats as part of the annual Kinetic Sculpture Day Derby and Arts Festival happening Saturday May 16th from 12pm – 6pm on Trenton Ave from Norris to Dauphin. Free.
Celebrate USA hand-made craft, art and fashion at Philly’s most historic square this weekend at CRAFT Philadelphia running Saturday May 16th from 10am – 7pm and Sunday May 17th from 10am – 5pm. This celebration of US handmade art will also feature free live entertainment and make and take art for the kids, too. Free.
The new Animal Grossology exhibit running at The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is sure to amuse and educate kids of all ages by 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.
The 47th Annual St. Denis Fun Fair wraps up this weekend running Friday May 15th – Saturday May 16th. This community fun fair benefitting St. Denis Parish and Cardinal John Foley School has something for the whole family with food, rides, games, outdoor DJ, indoor casino, live music, beer garden and more! Fair entrance is free. Rides and games ticketed.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday May 15th through Sunday May 17th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick 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 May 17th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free
Don’t miss the annual Haverford Spring Fest happening Sunday May 17th from Noon – 7pm in Havertown. This annual music festival features continuous live music and entertainment as well as kids activities and special Fun Zone and more. Plus food vendors, crafts, beer gardens and more. $2 donation requested upon entrance.
Head to PAFA this Sunday May 17th from 2-4pm for the Sunday Family Workshops where kids will be able collaborate with other creative families on a large scale, 3-D cityscapes out of recycled materials that reflect the diversity of neighborhoods in Philly! Free.