Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top picks…there’s something for everyone in and around the Philadelphia area!

Spruce Street Harbor Park’s Opening Weekend 

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Spruce Street Harbor Park
401 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront will officially open for the 2016 season on Friday, May 6 with new and returning vendors, craft beer, games and plenty of hammocks on the waterfront.

Prisons Today Opening at Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

The new exhibit, called Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, debuts this Friday, May 6th. In it, Eastern State Penitentiary opens up a discussion about the role of prisons in the U.S and the impact of mass incarceration. The exhibit starts by asking if you’ve ever broken the law.

Spring Wine Festival

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Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Road
Ringoes, NJ 08551

At this year’s Spring Wine Festival, it’s a celebration the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy delicious bites from food trucks, or relax on the sprawling farmland with a bottle of your favorite while enjoying the music. Check out latest wares from the craft vendors, be on the lookout for a strolling magician in the crowd! Kids can fly kites on the lawn, or paint a flowerpot for mom (it is Mother’s Day Weekend after all).

Cape May Spring Festival

Flowers (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Various locations in downtown Cape May
Cape May, NJ

This is a spring festival where attendees of all ages can admire newly bloomed flowers and participate in a host of other activities, including walking and trolley tours, wine and chocolate tastings and gallery visits.

Mother’s Day Horseback Trail Riding

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(Credit: Thinkstock)

Acres Away LLC
926 County Rd 579
Flemington, NJ

Surprise mom with a lovely one-hour guided trail ride on quiet horses through meandering woods and fields. Mom’s ride free (minimum 2 other riders in group).

Chinese Lantern Festival

(credit: Jan Carabeo)

(credit: Jan Carabeo)

Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

If you have’t seen it yet, don’t miss the Chinese Lantern Festival. Appearing for the first time in the Northeast, Franklin Square will be illuminated with more than 25 larger than life displays of flowers, Chinese dragon, three-story pagoda and more. $17 adults, $12 youth.

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