It’s a weekend full of fun, from Bastille Day celebrations to Hispanic Fiestas to free Sundays on Stage and lots more! Don’t miss a moment of the action – get out and enjoy one of these family fun happenings in and around Philadelphia this weekend! - Jennifer Oxenford
Art Splash: Arms and Armor
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Families can explore, create and play all summer long with the new Art-Splash program running Friday, July 11th – Sunday, July 13th. Kids and families get to “Meet the Masterpieces” all summer long as ten 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 is $23.50.
The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge Street
“Don’t walk, run” to Phoenixville for the annual celebration of the 1958 classic sci-fi movie, “The Blob,” during the annual Blob Fest. On Saturday, join the free StreetFair from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. with live music, a fire extinguisher parade, a hot rod car show, multiple showings of “The Blob” and other cult classics and meet and greets with the “real” Blob and its caretaker, Wes Shank! Free.
Pirate Splash Day
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
3900 N. Sandy Flash Drive
Newtown Square, PA
Bring your swimsuit and old shoes because it’s pretty much guaranteed you will get wet at Pirate Splash Day at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation on Saturday, July 12th from 12-4 p.m. Kids are encouraged to run the maze and the gauntlet while being sprayed with water plus enjoy ducky races in the creek and lots more. The pirate invasion begins at 12:30 p.m. and continues all day until they are finally repulsed by the local militia. Admission is $8.
22nd Annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival
Kings Highway and Tanner Street
The 22nd annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival is taking place this weekend running Saturday, July 12th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 13th from 12 noon – 5 p.m. Come out for two days of fun with fine arts, live music and fun. Free.
Bastille Day Celebration
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave
Let them eat cake…er, Tastycakes!!! The 20th Annual Eastern State Penitentiary Bastille Day Festival takes place this Saturday, July 12th starting at 5:30 p.m. Grab a Super Soaker and storm the walls, or just enjoy the free theatrical performance with appearances from Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin and more. Afterwards enjoy food and drink specials throughout the area to continue the celebration! Free.
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd. & Market Street
The annual Hispanic Fiesta takes place this weekend at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th. Enjoy a celebration of Latino culture and community through music, dance, ethnic foods, artisan crafts and more! Free.
Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy
Trolley Car Diner
7619 Germantown Ave
Mt. Airy, PA
Enjoy a free outdoor family movie during Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy this Saturday, July 12th when “The Incredibles” will be shown on the big screen starting at 8:30 p.m. Seating begins at 8 p.m. outside the Trolley Car Diner. 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 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free.
Sundays on Stage: Music for Young Children
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Join Mary Roth for an interactive music program with an eclectic blend of world music and old favorites during the “Sundays on Stage: Music for Young Children.
The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Parkway Central Library. Free.
Jennifer Oxenford is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids http://www.phillyfun4kids.com your place to find free and mostly free things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on twitter at @phillyfun4kids and Facebook.
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