Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s the last weekend of August and the official end of summer so there’s no excuse to not get out and do something fun with lots going on all long weekend long!
Friday Night Movies in the Park
12th & Catharine Streets
Come out for the final free Friday Night Movie this Friday, August 29th starting at 7 p.m. (movie starts around 8:30pm) at Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia. The final movie selection is “Despicable Me” and there will also be games, snacks and activities too. Free.
Labor Day Weekend German Volksfest
9130 Academy Road
The annual Labor Day Weekend Volksfest / Octoberfest party takes places this Saturday, August 30th – Monday, September, 1st at the Cannstatter in Northeast Philadelphia. Bring the whole family out for three days full of great food, fantastic entertainment, prizes, vendors, rides for the kids, and much more. Tickets $6 per day, children under 12 free.
Labor Day Barbeque with Buzz Lightyear
Gasper Home & Garden Showplace
316 Tanyard Road
Enjoy a fun family barbeque and refreshments at the Gasper Home & Garden Showplace in Richboro, Pa. this Saturday, August 30th from 12 Noon – 3 p.m. and take part in a meet and greet with Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. Free.
Free Admission on Sunday Mornings
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Chadds Ford, Pa.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday, August 31st between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free.
Labor Day Celebration
200 North 6th Street
Enjoy one last blast of summer fun at Franklin Square this weekend Saturday, August 30th – Monday, September 1st from 12 Noon – 3 p.m. at Franklin Square. Kids will enjoy the playground plus other attractions including the Lightning Bolt Express Train and more. Free. Some attractions ticketed.
40th Street Summer Series
40th Street Field
40th & Walnut Street
The 40th Street Summer Series continues this weekend with a family-friendly concert featuring global sounds and fun for kids too. This Saturday, August 30th, enjoy the New Orleans sounds of Nation Beat along with bluegrass music from The Highwater Preachers. Plus, kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, and free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Free.
Art Splash: Medieval Works
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Families explore, create and play all summer long with the Art-Splash program offered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy this last weekend of Art Splash fun running this weekend Friday, August 29th – Sunday, August 31st featuring Tea and Treasure. Kids and families get to “Meet the Masterpieces” as treasures from the museum’s collection are featured and come to life through play and hands-on activities. Museum admission for kids 12 and under is always free. Adult admission $23.50.
Annual Camden Waterfront BBQ
Wiggins Waterfront Park
Don’t miss the free annual BBQ at the Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ happening Sunday, August 31st from 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The free BBQ will feature live music, activities for the kids, vendors, a beer garden, and lots more fun for all. Free.
Labor Day Weekend BBQ and Fireworks
100 Sesame Road
Sesame Place is holding its annual Labor Day Weekend BBQ and Fireworks Celebration on Saturday August 30th and Sunday August 31st. Take the kiddos for a day of fun with their favorite furry characters and Labor Day weekend fun for all. First enjoy a BBQ in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion with your favorite Sesame Street Friends. Then, enjoy the fireworks spectacular set to Sesame Street music when it gets dark. Tickets $27 for adults, $17 for children for BBQ. Park admission $43+ (Park admission not included.)
Philadelphia’s Tri State Labor Parade and Festival
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
139 N. 2nd Street
The Tri State Labor Parade and Festival takes place this Monday, September 1st starting at 9 a.m. The parade begins at Columbus Blvd and Washington Ave and travels north to Penn’s Landing where the festival will begin at 11 a.m. and will include face painters, magicians, a make-and-take craft center, live music, fun, food and more! Free.
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