Weekend Planner: May 17, 2019

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 17-19, 2019

Top Picks for This Weekend

Don’t miss the show named a New York Times Critic’s Pick two years in a row! Now in its 41st season, Big Apple Circus brings together the most acclaimed circus acts from around the world in an all-new death-defying show Broadway World calls “Breathtaking entertainment.” Opens THIS SATURDAY at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.

Put down your controller and head to Philly's Academy of Natural Sciences for Video Game Weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors explore technology's role in natural history, meet the "real" Angry Birds and check out the plants, animals and insects that inhabit the worlds of Minecraft, Fortnite and Pokémon.

>> Here's more upcoming Philly happenings.

Hear ye, hear ye! The New Jersey Renaissance Faire kicks off this weekend at Bordentown’s Liberty Lake. Featuring seven stages of entertainment, families can expect plenty of sword fighting, fire breathing, aerialists, comedy, music and strolling characters. 

>> Find more stuff for history buffs this month.

More eents in Philly and the Main Line

FREE Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival at Philly’s Rittenhouse Square, Saturday

FREE Parkway Pals Play Day at Philly’s Sister Cities Park, Saturday

Farm Animal Frolic at Stroudsburg’s Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Saturday and Sunday

FREE Italian Market Festival on Philly’s South 9th Street, Saturday and Sunday

FREE Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival at Philly’s Germantown Avenue, Sunday

FREE Rubber Ducky Regatta at Warminster’s Kemper Park, Sunday

More Delaware events

Endangered Species Day at Wilmington’s Brandywine Zoo, Saturday

FREE Strawberry Food Festival at Camden-Wyoming’s Fifer Orchards, Saturday 

More New Jersey Events

FREE Captain Kidd Pirate Day at Wildwood’s 20th Street and the Boardwalk, Saturday

FREE Mayfest at Smithville’s Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Saturday and Sunday

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