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Weekend Planner: Hot summer happenings

Bastille Day

Philly & the 'burbs

In Philadelphia, find music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods & artisan crafts from Latin American countries at the FREE Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing, or, watch a giant, funny & FREE theatrical performance on Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary, where actors reenact the Storming of the Bastille ("Let them eat Tastykake!").

This Saturday morning, watch a sensory-friendly movie screening of Despicable Me 2 at participating AMC Theatres throughout the area.

Sunday is Explore Day for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Bucks County Children's Museum in New Hope. For FREE, enjoy two hours exploring the museum at this private event. Register by today, July 12!

Arrr! It's Pirate Splash Day at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Newtown Square! Pirates are attacking the farmhouse: Enjoy foot races, face painting, rubber ducky races in the creek, a water balloon toss & throw sponges at a captured pirate.

Fairy FestivalSouth Jersey

It's Fairy Festival time in Pennington! Dance around the maypole, create magical crafts & build fairy villages in the woods.

This weekend the FREE Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Art Festival features artists' tents displaying a wide range of arts & crafts, plus outdoor cafes, musicians & more.

Find art, live music, crafts & food demonstrations during the FREE Collingswood Second Saturday celebration.


Delaware Shakespeare FestivalDelaware

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival kicks off this weekend in Wilmington. Before the featured nightly performance, enjoy a picnic, live music & Shakespearian pop-up entertainment. Sundays are Family Nights, where kids ages 12 & younger get in free and can enjoy arts & crafts.


The FREE Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford features inner tube riding down the river, vendors, pageants, a treasure hunt, fishing tournament, motorcycle & car show and more.

Find hayrides, vendors, face painting, farm animals, recipes & free samples (yum!) at the FREE Sweet Corn Peak Party at Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming.

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