Weekend Planner: Aug. 12, 2016
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Aug. 12-Aug. 14, 2016.
Top Picks for This Weekend'
All things creepy, sticky, prickly and gross will be on display Sat. & Sun. during Bug Fest at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences. Families can see creatures up-close, learn to be a bee expert, chat with real scientists, discover insects from around the globe and check out specimens from a behind-the-scenes collection.
Celebrate a super-sweet hidden holiday Fri. or Sat. all about a favorite summertime treat! Head to Shooting Stars & S’mores at Philly’s Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Fri., where you’ll star-gaze and enjoy the gooey snack by a campfire. On Sat. at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA, the National S’mores Day Celebration (pictured) includes stories by the fire.
Take advantage of three FREE ways to eat healthy and have fun on the farm. At Camden-Wyoming, DE’s Fifer Orchards Farm & County Store, there’ll be live music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and vendors during Peach Ice Cream Day on Sat. Robbinsville, NJ’s Oasis Family Farm hosts its Peach Festival Sat. & Sun., complete with peachy treats, a pie-eating contest and kids’ activities. On the same days, the Peach Festival & Sidewalk Sale at New Hope, PA’s Peddler’s Village features a family fun area, entertainment, crafts and a moonbounce.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
FREE Pennsylvania Dutch Fest at Philly's Reading Terminal Market, through Sat.
FREE Car Cruise at Smithville, NJ's Village Greene at Historic Smithville, Fri.
FREE Chinese Festival at Hockessin, DE's Chinese American Community Center, Fri.-Sun.
FREE Back to School Jam & School Supplies Drive at Wilmington, DE's Christian Love Worship Cathedral, Sat.
Water Works at Wilmington, DE's Hagley Museum, Sat.
FREE Duck Dash at Philly's Vogt Recreation Center, Sat.
Historic Timeline at Media, PA's Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Sat. & Sun.