It’s the official start of autumn and with cooler temps you can tell that fall is most definitely in the air. But this weekend promises some summer sun and fun so get outside while you still can and enjoy one of these fantastic fall festivals or other family friendly events this weekend.
2-for-1 General Admission
Friday September 21st
10am – 4:30pm
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
In celebration of the Academy of Natural Sciences 200th Anniversary enjoy 2-for-1 Admission this Friday September 21st (and each month on the 21st through March 2013). Check out the dinosaurs, butterflies and other great exhibits including “Outside In” the Academy’s Indoor Discovery Center for children with hands-on exhibits and live animals. Regular admission tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children ages 3-12.
WXPN Kids Corner Music Festival
Saturday September 22nd
11am – 2pm
World Café Live at the Queen
500 North Market Street
The WXPN Kids Corner Music Festival takes place this Saturday September 22nd from 11am – 2pm at the Queen in Wilmington, DE. Come out with the kiddos for a day of family fun including a great-line up of kid-friendly music, food and more. Tickets $12 for non-members, $8 for WXPN members.
Apple Festival & Pie Eating Contest
Saturday Sept. 22nd and Sunday Sept. 23rd
137 W. Knowlton Road
It’s the annual Apple Festival taking place at Linvilla Orchards this Saturday September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd in Media, PA. Take the whole family along for a day to celebrate this festive fall fruit with pick your own apples, delicious apple treats like fresh baked apple cider doughnuts, pie eating contests, and so much more. Plus enjoy entertainment from Makin’ Music and character visits for the kids. And of course while you’re there you can also check out Pumpkinland, a hayride, the corn maze, and other great fun to get you ready for fall. Free. Some attractions ticketed.
58th Annual Hero Thrill Show
Saturday Sept. 22nd
12 Noon – 5pm
Wells Fargo Center Broad & Pattison
You and your little ones will not want to miss the biggest Hero Thrill Show around happening this Saturday September 22nd from 12 Noon – 5pm (doors open at 11am) at the Wells Fargo Center. This 58th Annual Hero Thrill show aims to raise funds to help pay for the college tuition of children of local Philadelphia Firefighters and Police Officers killed in the line of duty. The hero thrill show features our city’s finest out showing the trucks, cars, the K-9 dogs, and other tools used on the job doing daring stunts and acts of bravery all to benefit a great cause. Tickets $10 – $25.
WHYY Kids Club Fantastic Organic Day at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Callowhill Street Philadelphia, PA
WHYY Kids Club hosts a Fantastic Organic day at Whole Foods Market on Callowhill Street in Philadelphia on Saturday September 22nd from 12 Noon – 3pm. Get tips, ideas, recipes and enjoy kid friendly activities and games for the family like grocery Store Bingo to promote healthy eating. Kids can also get their photos taken with the PBS Kids Club mascot, Hooper the guinea pig. Free.
Philadelphia History Museum Grand Opening Weekend
Saturday Sept. 22nd – Sunday Sept. 23rd
Philadelphia History Museum
15 S. 7th Street
It’s the grand opening weekend of the Philadelphia History Museum this Saturday September 22nd and Sunday September 23rd from 11am – 5pm. Come out and enjoy four new exhibitions in the newly redesigned interiors. Museum and grand opening festivities are free all weekend.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Fall Garden Festival
Saturday Sept. 22nd
9am – 5pm
The Philadelphia Navy Yard
This seasonal celebration for the whole family will be held on Saturday September 22nd from 9am – 5pm at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Fall Garden Festival will feature music, food, plants, workshops, gardening tips and more. Plus there will be children’s activities, shopping and much more as your family enjoys the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Free.
Media Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday September 22nd
State Street Media, PA
The Media Fine Arts & Crafts Festival is happening in downtown Media this Saturday September 22nd starting at 10am and features a great day to celebrate all things arts in Media. Enjoy live music, fun food, free kids activities, and of course great art. Free and free parking in Media all day for the festival.
Narberth Fall Music and Arts Festival
Sunday September 23rd
On Sunday Septermber 23rd head to Haverford Ave in downtown Narberth for the Narberth Music & Arts Fall Festival from 2-7pm. The festival will feature live music, street food and community gathering. Plus be sure to check out Artist’s Alley featuring over 30 amazing artists as well as kids activities like face paint and magic shows, too. Free but a minimum donation of $1 to Philabundance is requested.