Jun 12, 2014
Weekend Planner: June 13, 2014
Top Picks for This Weekend
Get the whole family moving Sun. at Wiggins Park on the Camden, NJ Waterfront during the FREE Move It Movement Tour presented by Cartoon Network in support of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Kids dive into the worlds of their favorite cartoons (think Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball) with obstacle courses, basketball drills, football plays, a driving range, a soccer shootout, a refuel-and-recharge zone and a station to pick up family tip-sheets on healthy lifestyle choices and making exercise fun.
Soccer lovers of all ages, unite! Watch all four of Saturday’s World Cup Games on the Jumbotron at the Piazza at Schmidts in Philly during the FREE Worldtown Summer Festival: World Cup Edition. This multicultural celebration also includes live music, salsa and tribal dance performances, drumming and hula workshops, break dancing, mask making, face painting and two-on-two soccer tournaments.
To close out Flag Fest 2014, spend Sat. in Historic Philadelphia at the Stripes and Stars Festival with a patriotic parade of troops, a National Anthem singalong and flag folding demos. At Independence Mall, you’ll find a FREE Community Fair with kid-friendly activities; at the Betsy Ross House, there will be carnival games and performances from actors, Mummers and the aerial circus; and at the National Constitution Center, make crafts and learn flag etiquette.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Rock out with the Bari Koral Family Rock Band Sun. at the Hard Rock Café in Philly, where the set list includes an assortment of new music and fan favorites.
Let your little roadster test his riding skills on a Philly-asphalt obstacle course and decorate his helmet at the FREE Bike Rodeo in the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Parking Lot on Sat.
Head over Sun. to Independence Mall with the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philly for the FREE Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza, complete with games, arts & crafts and an outdoor screening of Field of Dreams.
From balloon launches to hot air balloon rides, kids’ activities to glow finales, the Chester County Balloon Festival at Plantation Field in Coatesville, PA Fri. & Sat. has plenty to do on the ground and in the air.
How fast can you crawl? Watch 72 pros (i.e., local babies) compete in six heats of crawling races during the King of Prussia Mall’s FREE Diaper Derby Sat.
Spend an Enchanted Summer Day at Wilmington, DE’s Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library on Sat., where families can make creature-themed crafts, listen to stories and Celtic music and get their faces painted.
Walk in the footsteps of history during the FREE March Out of the Continental Army Commemoration in King of Prussia, PA’s Valley Forge National Historic Park on Sat., where you can follow soldiers’ paths and learn their story from costumed interpreters.
Journey back to Victorian times to don period clothing, go on a scavenger hunt, play croquet & ring toss and toy with Industrial Revolution gadgets during the Old Fashioned Picnic at Philly’s Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Sat.
The Howell Farm Hogs take on the Jersey Bulls during the FREE Old Time Baseball Game at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville, NJ on Sat. The teams will play by rules from the sport’s early days and teach them to the spectators.
Cheer on individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) as they take to the waves with the assistance of adaptive surfboards and volunteers Sun. during the FREE They Will Surf Again event in the Wildwood Crest.