Top 10 Philadelphia-Area Events in June
Kick off the summer with these family-friendly activities
The Delaware Valley is filled with kid-friendly fun to kick off the summer this June. From events marking holidays like Father’s Day and Juneteenth to the local favorite Philadelphia Flower Show to even a few virtual events, your family is sure to be busy this month.
PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show will be held outdoors for the first time in FDR Park. June 12 will be the show’s “Family Frolic” day featuring special activities geared towards kids including a butterfly release, scavenger hunt and photo opportunities with Gritty, the famous Flyers mascot.
June 5, 8 a.m.
Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Rd., Media, PA 19063
Linvilla Orchards will hold their annual Strawberry Festival during the peak of strawberry season at the beginning of June. The day will include strawberry picking and an exciting presentation of Delaware County’s largest strawberry shortcake.
Naturally Awesome Days: Shells and Shores
June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19103
This month’s Naturally Awesome Days program is all about water creatures. Kids will explore the shores and shells in the Academy of Natural Sciences, learn the unique adaptations of water animals and receive a craft kit to take home to create their own shelled creature.
Brown Brainy Brilliant Book Festival
June 6, 12-3:30 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143
This free book festival features local authors, live readings, giveaways, vendors and more. Fun for all ages, the Brown Brainy Brilliant Book Festival is centered around the mission of helping everyone see themselves in stories.
Virtual Summer of Wonder: The Uncle Devin Show Family Concert
June 10, 11 a.m.
Renowned drummer Devin Walker will be leading a live interactive musical experience described as “a cross between D.C.’s Trouble Funk and Schoolhouse Rock.” Kids will explore percussion instruments at this virtual event hosted by Parkway Central Library.
June’s Friday Night Food Truck Rally
June 11, 5-8 p.m.
2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Over 10 food trucks, children’s activities, vendors and more will make this Bucks County food truck rally an exciting night for the whole family.
Juneteenth with the Museum
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Celebrate Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, with an array of family-friendly weekend events at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Father’s Day Weekend Fan Fest
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Celebrate Father’s Day at Sesame Place with a sports-themed weekend. The Father’s Day Fan Zone will have mascots and icons from favorite local teams, and the buffet meal will include entertainment from Elmo and friends and a free photo for dads.
Storytelling by Keepers of the Culture: Freedom-Liberty
June 26, 1-2 p.m.
Franklin Square, 200 N 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Keepers of the Culture, a Philadelphia organization that perpetuates the African and African-American oral tradition, will be leading this program that will commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth and Independence Day. This event is part of Griot Tale Saturdays, a family-friendly storytelling series co-hosted by the African American Museum in Philadelphia and Franklin Square.
What Lives in the Pond?
June 27, 10-11 a.m.
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media, PA 19063
Families with children ages 5-10 are invited to learn about the many creatures and plants that live in the pond and other wet areas of Tyler Aboretum. Led by volunteer Sue Fredrick, kids may see frogs, turtles, fish, duckweed and more.