Hooray for June and all the sweet summer fun to be had in Philly this weekend! Families can enjoy Grand Lemonade Stands, Strawberry Festivals, and pooch parades and so much more! — Jennifer Oxenford
NarBark Dog Parade
Forrest Ave between Haverford and Windsor
The annual NarBark Dog Parade returns on Friday, June 5th in downtown Narberth from 6-8 p.m. Dog lovers of all ages and their pups on parade will be on view along with food, music and prizes for the best dressed poochies! Free registration and entrance. Donations welcome for local animal rescue foundation.
Lily’s BIG Grand Lemonade Stand and World Record Attempt
1000 United States Avenue
Head to Lindenwold Park this Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. to witness the world record attempt for the largest cup of lemonade happening as part of Lily’s BIG Grand Lemonade Stand to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research. In addition to the attempt for the World Record, The BIG Grand Lemonade Stand will feature family fun and fundraising as well as a visit from Hoot, the Temple Owl. Free. Donations encouraged.
137 W. Knowlton Road
Head to Linvilla Orchards this Saturday, June 6th for the annual Strawberry Festival that kicks off the summer Pick Your Own Season. Bring the whole family out for pick your own strawberries as well as family fun and entertainment with prince and princess themed activities, contests, story time and a rocking performance by Makin’ Music, too. Free.
Philadelphia Festival of Play
Independence Seaport Museum
Don’t miss the first Philadelphia Festival of Play and enjoy a full day of fun and activities at the Independence Seaport Museum from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with boat tag, obstacle courses, face painting and more all led by young people representing youth programs and schools in the Philadelphia area. Free.
Swedish National Day
American Swedish Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
Celebrate Swedish National Day at the Amercian Swedish Historical Museum on Saturday, June 6th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Families can enjoy free admission as well as Swedish themed crafts, activities, and fun. Plus sample a traditional special Swedish summer dessert too! Free.
Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink June 5-7 open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.
The Art of the Brick
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.
Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday, June 7 between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free
20th Annual Arts in the Park
High School Park
Corner of Montgomery Ave and High School Road
Elkins Park, PA
The 20th Annual Arts in the Park sponsored by The Friends of High School Park is happening Sunday June 7th in Elkins Park from 10am – 5pm. Enjoy juried arts and crafts, plant sales, children’s activities, tasty treats, live entertainment and more. Free.
ARTSee Activities: Beasties and Birdies
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Head to The Barnes Foundation for the next in the ARTSee Activities: Beasties and Birdies in honor of Gustave Courbet’s birthday on Free First Sunday this Sunday, June 7th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kids will enjoy bird themed activities and imagination stations for fun. Free.
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
The Irish Festival takes place this Sunday, June 7th at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy Irish music, dancing and other live entertainment, family friendly games, crafts, bagpipers, food, shopping and more. Free.