Weekend Planner: February 1, 2019


Top Picks for This Weekend

Whatever the outcome of Punxatawny Phil’s shadow sighting Saturday, families can appreciate winter and welcome spring during Groundhog Day Festivals at Philly’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and Pennington, NJ’s Watershed Institute. Find out how weather is predicted and enjoy games, crafts, music and a parade. 

>> Brrrr-ing the family to more seasonal festivities this weekend.

Celebrate the power of a good book during the FREE African-American Children’s Book Fair Saturday at the Community College of Philadelphia. Kid-lit authors and illustrators lead presentations while families enjoy shopping, giveaways and reading resources. 

>> Read all about the latest and greatest kid-lit trends, titles and authors.

Kick off Chinese New Year a little early with festivals at Philly’s Independence Seaport Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Norristown, PA’s Elmwood Park Zoo! The Year of the Pig will be celebrated with cultural performances, educational programming and interactive fun.

>> Clear your calendar for more upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations.


More PA Events

FREE Chestnut Hill on Ice in Philly’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Friday and Saturday

Philadelphia Auto Show at Philly’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, Saturday through Feb. 10

FREE Winterfest for Wildlife at Philly’s Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Saturday and FREE Winterfest at Abington’s Briar Bush Nature Center, Sunday

FREE First Sunday Activities at Chadds Ford’s Brandywine River Museum of Art and Philly’s Barnes Foundation and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

Puppy Bowl Viewing Party at Philly's Devil's Den, Sunday


More DE Events

To Kill a Mockingbird at Milford's Milford Senior High School, Friday through Sunday

Polar Bear Plunge at Rehoboth Beach's Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, Sunday


More NJ Events

Bright Star Children’s Concert: Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk at Hopewell’s Hopewell Theater, Saturday

FREE Wassailing the Apple Trees at Princeton, NJ’s Terhune Orchards, Saturday 



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