Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: Aug. 13-15

Museum, library and outdoor events
Photo By Joao Perini On Unsplash

Photo by Joao Perini on Unsplash

This weekend has plenty of fun (and free!) events for your family. From library-hosted summer celebrations to exciting museum events to fun ways to get into nature, there’s no chance you’ll be bored this weekend.

Summer Party in the Garden
August 13, 2-4 p.m.
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136

Join the Holmesburg Library for a fun celebration of summer reading in their garden which will include story time, outdoor games, snacks and ice cream.

Bug Fest 
August 13-15
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103

This year’s Bug Fest includes both in-person and virtual programs. Kids can see insect displays and roach races and meet entomologists.

Lard Dog and the Band of Shy + Larissa Hopwood Band
August 13, 5-7:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Don’t miss out on the last show of this year’s Kidchella, a local music festival for kids. Lard Dog and the Band of Shy, a one-of-a-kind New York-based performance group, and the local Larissa Hopwood Band will be closing out the season with upbeat music made for children.

August 13, 6 p.m.-August 14, 9:30 a.m.
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401

The whole family is invited to sleep over at Elmwood Park Zoo as a part of ZooSnooze, an exciting overnight event complete with meals, a flashlight tour, campfire activities and an educational show.

Peril’s Island
August 13-15, 5:45 p.m.
Harrowgate Park, 3455 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134

Shakespeare in Clark Park, an organization that brings professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays to Philadelphia’s parks, is presenting Peril’s Island in North Philadelphia this weekend with contributions from community members.

Second Saturday at the Library
August 14, 10 a.m.
Oak Lane Library, 6614 North 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19126

Finish out the Free Library’s Summer of Wonder programming with this outdoor event featuring live music, free books and a fun activity.

Sunflower Festival
August 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA 19067

Kids will love going on wagon rides, meeting barnyard animals, playing games and, of course, picking their own sunflowers at Shady Brook Farm’s sunflower festival.

Goats to Historic Fair Hill for “Grow Your Own Food” Event
August 14, 1-3 p.m.
Historic Fair Hill, 2901 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133

Read and walk with the Philly Goat Project’s goats and participate in the “Grow Your Own Food” event at Historic Fair Hill.

Porch Performance: Colonial Frolick
August 14, 4-5 p.m.
Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473

Performers Stacy Roth and Bob Dupre will present rhymes, songs and riddles from the 17th-to-19th centuries. Featuring a variety of old-fashioned instruments, including penny whistle, limberjack and fife, this is an all-ages, interactive show.

Free Summer Sunday at The Penn Museum
August 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Guests can enjoy both self-guided audio tours and staff-led tours at this free admission day at The Penn Museum. There will be gallery games, scavenger hunts and I SPY activities for kids to explore world history.

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