Weekend Planner: August 23, 2019

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Aug. 23-25, 2019




Top Picks for This Weekend

Celebrate Obon, a traditional Japanese holiday that honors ancestry, during the FREE Philadelphia Obon Festival Saturday at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. The bucolic space in Fairmount Park will play host to a tea ceremony, taiko drumming, arts & crafts, games and a flea market with goods and gifts.

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Bring your budding STEM enthusiasts to Robotstock Saturday and Sunday at Oaks, PA’s Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The event features a competition field teeming with robots, as well as a maker space, LEGO robotics, science experiments, interactive exhibits and a driving field where kids can steer robots through obstacles. 

>> Find out ways to support girls interested in STEM careers.

Bring an appetite to the Delaware Burger Battle Saturday at Wilmington’s Rockford Tower. Visitors dig into a variety of burger samples served up by some of the area’s best chefs and vote for their favorite.

>> Here's what else is happening in Delaware this weekend.

More Events in Philly and the Main Line

Dinos After Dark at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences, Friday

Keystone Comic Con at Philly’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, Friday through Sunday

Terrarium and Fairy Garden Workshop at Media’s Linvilla Orchards, Saturday

Fun in the 1800’s History Center at Schwenksville’s Pennypacker Mills, Saturday

More Events in Delaware

Science Saturday: Rocking Roller Coasters at Wilmington’s Hagley Museum and Library, Saturday

More Events in New Jersey

FREE Winslow Township Family Day at Sicklerville’s New Brooklyn Park, Saturday

Chocolate and Vanilla Celebration at Camden’s Camden Children's Garden, Saturday and Sunday

Seafarers’ Weekend at Cape May’s Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday and Sunday

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