Weekend Planner: May 12, 2017

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 12, 2017- May 14, 2017

Top Picks for This Weekend

A mom’s work is never done. So make the most of this Mother’s Day weekend with activities that are all about you! Whether you’re craving a good meal, calming scenery during train rides and hikes or even a quiet tea ceremony, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate. Check our roundup to find the best events near you.



Spirit of Christmas Celebration New Castle DEShow some love to your local park during FREE Love Your Park Week in Philly, which begins Sat. More than 60 parks host service days, festivals, hikes, concerts, and workshops for all ages. Get started at Fairmount Park’s Love Your Park Week Kickoff Service Day, or visit the Wissahickon Environmental Center’s Wood Ducks and Warbler Fest for bird walks, family fun and a picnic. At West Philly’s Clark Park, the Spruce Hill May Fair features music, a kids’ obstacle course, vendors, a plant sale and raffles.



Hammocks, anyone? Philly’s Spruce Street Harbor Park opens for the season with the FREE first-ever Univestival Fri.-Sun. Don’t miss live music (including kindie tunes), arts & crafts, a magic show, kid and family activities and food vendors.



More Local Events the Kids Will Love

FREE Wilmington Flower Market at Wilmington, DE's Rockford Park, through Sat.

Star Wars Day at Wilmington, DE's Brandywine Zoo, Sat.

FREE Children's Festival at Smithville, NJ's Historic Smithville & Village Greene, Sat.

FREE National Public Gardens Day at Hockessin, DE's Mt. Cuba Center, Fri.

FREE Azalea Day Country Fair at Gladwyne, PA's St. Christopher's Church, Sat.

Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair at Manalapan, NJ's Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Sat.

FREE Art Star Craft Bazaar at Philly's Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Sat. & Sun.

Renaissance Faire at Philly's Fort Mifflin, Sat. through May 21

PECO Family Jams: Dreamweaving at Philly's Magic Gardens, Sun.

FREE Naturalist Foray: Spring's Birds at Doylestown, PA's Center Valley Nature Center, Sun.

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