It’s Memorial Day weekend here in Philadelphia and there is much for families to do out and about together to enjoy this long holiday weekend!! Don’t miss celebrations of our military heroes, May festivals, and a long weekend of fun for all ages! — Jennifer Oxenford
Spruce Street Harbor Park & Blue Cross River Rink Summerfest Grand Opening
Columbus Blvd. and Market Street
The Spruce Street Harbor Park returns this season better than ever with the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opening this weekend May 22nd – May 25th and open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Families can enjoy four days of free family fun and entertainment including music, DJs, face painting, stilt walking, circus artists, arts and crafts and more! The celebration also highlights the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.
MARVEL Superhero Day and Heroes Weekend
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Calling all superheroes – it’s a heroic weekend at the Please Touch Museum this weekend! Wear your favorite super gear and enjoy meet and greets with Spider-Man and Captain America at MARVEL Superhero Day on Saturday, May 23rd. Also on Saturday enjoy a Super Duper Dance Party, costume crafts and more! Admission $17.
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Pay tribute to the brave men and women who serve our country at the Memorial Day Weekend events taking place at National Constitution Center this weekend. Daily activities include flag ceremonies, patriotic arts and crafts and the opportunity to create “Thank-A-Vet” postcards, too. At 12 Noon, watch a flag raising ceremony, too. Free admission on Monday May 25th (reservations required.) Regular admission $14.50/adult, $8/child.
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
Devon Racetrack and Fairgrounds
23 Dorset Road
Don’t miss the return of the oldest and largest indoor multi-breed horse competition in the US with the Devon Horse Show running this weekend May 22nd – May 25th. In addition to the horse show, families will enjoy the country fair with games, rides, over 40 shops, great food and more. All proceeds benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital. Tickets $5 for children, $10 for adults, ages 2 and younger free.
Collingswood May Fair
Collingswood Business District
This free May Fair in Collingswood on Saturday May 23rd from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. will include a free KidZone with pony rides, carnival games, rides, crafts, live music, local vendors and food, too. Free.
Macy’s Family Fun Day: Afro-Asian Connections
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Head to the African American Museum in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 23rd for the Macy’s Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for an exploration of the art, history and culture of people from the African Diaspora and in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. $14 for adults; $10 for kids ages 4-12; free for members.
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, May 24th between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The new Animal Grossology exhibit running all weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is sure to amuse and educate kids of all ages by 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, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th 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.
Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and Fireworks
100 Sesame Road
Don’t miss the open air BBQ and spectacular fireworks show at Sesame Place starting this Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th in Langhorne, PA from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. The fireworks spectacular at 9 p.m. is set to Sesame Street music and lets kids rock out with their favorite furry friends including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and the Count while painting the sky with brilliant colors and lights, too. $29 for adults, $18 for kids for ages 2-9, and free for kids under 2. Park admission ticket additional.
PAFA Sunday Family Workshops: Cityscape Group Sculpture
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street
Historic Landmark Building
Head to PAFA this Sunday, May 24th from 2-4 p.m. for the Sunday Family Workshop Celebration and Family Exhibition to celebrate a full semester of art making and creative families as well as some storytelling with Story Up! Free.