Lots of fun to be had this weekend with May fairs, the LuLu Shrine Circus, and ArtSee at the Barnes, too! Families have plenty of options for festive fun this mid-May weekend in Philly!
LuLu Shrine Circus
5140 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
The 73rd Annual LuLu Shriner Circus returns this Friday May 16th through Sunday May 18th in Plymouth Meeting featuring a family friendly outdoor show including acts, games, rides, high wire, magic and animal performances and of course the famous LuLu Klownz. $24/adults and $12/kids. All proceeds benefit LuLu Shriners.
ArtSee Inside-Out Architecture
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
It’s a focus on Inside-Out Architecture at the Barnes Foundation this weekend on Friday May 16th from 5-7pm, Saturday May 17th from 11am – 1pm, and Sunday May 18th from 1-3pm. Families will explore structure and design when the construct an amazing art gallery, sketch a beautiful garden and collage a building bag. Free. Gallery admission separate.
St. Denis Family Fun Fair
Friday May 16th – Saturday May 17th
2401 St. Denis Lane
The annual St. Denis Family Fun Fair will have its final weekend this weekend Friday May 16th – Saturday May 17th with games, food, rides and lots of family fun. Plus adults ages 21 and older will enjoy the beer garden and can take part in the “casino” with table games and great prizes. Entrance is free. All activities and food are ticketed.
Art in the Open Philadelphia
Friday May 16th – Sunday May 18th
This free Art in the Open event will feature 30 artists from around the country participating in making art outside on Friday May 16th through Sunday May 18th along the Schuylkill Banks trail from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Locust Street Green. On Saturday from 11am – 2pm kids will love the interactive family day activities featuring weaving, creating a fountain with paper, chalk and pastels, a print arts and so much more. Plus Radio Disney will be onsite too! Free.
Free Admission on Sunday Mornings
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1 Chadds Ford, PA
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday May 18th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.
Israel 66 Festival
Sunday May 18th
Great Pier at Penn’s Landing
The Israel 66 Festival is a free family-friendly event with Israel’s legendary singer and songwriter David Broza as well as other performances and entertainment. Children will have the opportunity to create a giant Israeli flag out of K’NEX and enjoy a fun game of Ga Ga, the Israeli version of dodge ball. Free.