Jun 26, 2014
Weekend Planner: June 27, 2014
Top Picks for This Weekend
Hockey season may be over, but the rink-side fun doesn’t have to end. The 2014 NHL Draft comes to Philly this weekend, and the Flyers are celebrating with a FREE NHL Draft Fan Fest Fri. & Sat. at XFINITY Live! Geared toward families and hockey lovers, activities include street hockey rink pick-up play, skill challenges, a slapshot booth, inflatable obstacle course, bungee run, giant slide and Marvel Universe challenge to help supermen and -women of all ages hone their skills.
Looking for a sweet treat this weekend? Visit Wilmington, DE’s Rockwood Park Sat. & Sun. for the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival, where families enjoy the frosty wares of the area’s best creameries, backed up by live music, local food, eco-crafters, a traveling zoo, jugglers and science experiments. Bring your own blanket to stake out your spot and relax for the day.
Little toes will be tapping this weekend, when the top names in Kindie (independent kids’ music) gather in Philly for KindieComm. With so much talent coming to town – the lineup includes A-listers Trout Fishing in America, Dan Zanes, Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (pictured), Jennifer Gasoi and Justin Roberts – the Kids’ Corner Music Festival at World Café Live on Sun., hosted by our own Kathy O’Connell and Sprout TV’s Tim Kubart, is a can’t-miss.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Gather the family and head over to the FREE 40th Street Summer Series for live music, face painting, balloon animals and complimentary Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sat. at Philly’s 40th Street Field.
Magic comes to life at the Tyler Arboretum’s Fairy and Wizard Festival in Media, PA on Sun. as kids create their own crowns, potions and rings, watch Celtic performances, visit the fairy garden and frolic through the grounds.
Summer in the city is rife with FREE outdoor movie screenings. Head to Hawthorne Park to watch Frozen as part of the Friday Night Movies in the Park series or check out the Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy series, playing Beetlejuice Fri. in Lovett Library Park and Now You See Me at the Trolley Car Diner Sat.
Ready to get messy? Stop by Philly’s Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Sun. for a FREE International Mud Day program with a planting activity, mud pit sensory play and mud finger painting.
The Pennsylvania Dutch-honoring Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off Sat. at the Kutztown, PA Fairgrounds, launching 9 days of square dancing, puppet shows, pony rides, hay mazes, horse-powered carousel rides and sing-alongs.
Watch the story of a real group of students who came together to produce a live musical parody of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back unfold during the Makin’ Wookiee Film Screening Sat. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Listen, learn and dance Sat. morning when kid-friendly bilingual musician Mister G performs at the Hard Rock Café Philadelphia in support of his new album.
Celebrate the Opening Weekend of Spruce Street Harbor Park, a summer pop-up park in Philly with a boardwalk, urban beach, fountains, floating barges and nets over the water, for FREE Fri.-Sun. The park is here through Aug.
Part of Camden, NJ’s Parada San Juan Bautista Parade, Camden Children’s Garden’s Plaza de Aibonito, Puerto Rico Festival, on Sun. features Hispanic-themed crafts, games, music, activities and tropical fruit.
Take a trip back in time Sat. to the Emlen Physick Estate’s FREE Victorian Family Fair in Cape May, NJ where families can dress up in period clothing, meet living history characters, play lawn games and learn the art of hat-making.
Gear up for Independence Day with the launch of Philly’s annual Wawa Welcome America! FREE programming. On Sat., be part of the Liberty Block Party at the Shops at Liberty Place and on Sun., help create a city mural in Mantua as part of Mural Arts Paint Day.