Weekend Planner: Aug. 5, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Aug. 5- Aug. 7, 2016.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Join real geologists on the trails Sat. for a hike and activities that cover everything budding scientists need to know about rocks at Philly’s Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education during Rock Party. Bring a rock to have identified, then go on an outdoor exploration and see how fossils are made.




Bring the family outdoors for a good old-fashioned seasonal bash Sat. complete with games, Victorian dress-up, hands-on activities and a car show at the “In the Good Old Summertime Festival” at Schwenksville, PA’s Pennypacker Mills. Don’t forget to get your pic taken in Victorian garb before you leave!



Whether you're a crew of theater enthusiasts or just want to do something new Fri.-Sun., you can enjoy over 15 FREE performances at the first-annual New Jersey Fringe Festival, anchored at Hammonton, NJ’s Eagle Theatre. In addition to musicals, one-actor shows, puppetry and experimental storytelling, families can gather at an outdoor area outside the theater for interactive art experienes, food vendors and live entertainment. Note: Not all indoor performances are free and some shows may not be suited for kids.



More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Delaware County 4-H Summer Fair at Newtown Square, PA's 4-H Farm and Education Center, Fri. & Sat.

FREE Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy: Aladdin at Philly's Pleasant Playground, Fri. & Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants at Philly's Trolley Car Diner, Sat.

FREE Musikfest at Bethlehem, PA's Historic District, Aug. 5-14

FREE Fandom Fest at Westampton, NJ's Burlington County Library, Sat.

FREE Comic Con at Dover, DE's Dover Public Library, Sat.

FREE All-American Day at Wilmington, DE's Hagley Museum, Sat.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire at Manheim, PA's Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Sat. & Sun. through Oct. 30

FREE National Lighthouse Day at Cape May Point, NJ's Cape May Lighthouse, Sun.

FREE 2nd Street Festival at Philly's Germantown Ave. & Green St., Sun.

FREE ACANA African Festival at Philly's Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Sun.

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