Weekend Planner: October 20, 2017

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Oct. 620 2017-Oct. 22, 2017

Top Picks for This Weekend

Philly's Chestnut Hill neighborhood transforms into Hogsmeade for the FREE Harry Potter Festival Fri. & Sat. Fans enjoy 12 blocks of magical fun, including Quidditch matches, Sorting Hat demos and Fri.'s Wizards and Wands Night.


Spirit of Christmas Celebration New Castle DEDon your costume for a day of not-so-spooky fun Sat. during Shiverfest at Gladwyne, PA's Riverbend Environmental Education Center. This family-favorite bash features trick-or-treat, pumpkin painting, animal shows and storytelling.



Pack a tent, put on your costume and head to Wilmington, DE's Carousel Park Sat. for FREE Sleep Under the Stars, a slumber party complete with trick-or-treat, a dance party, scarecrow making, hayrides and a tent-decorating contest.



More Local Events the Kids Will Love

The Great Pumpkin Carve at Chadds Ford, PA's Chadds Ford Historical Society, Thurs-Sat.

Candy Apple Making and Hayride at Wilmington, DE's Bellevue State Park, Fri.

Boo at the Zoo at Wilmington, DE's Brandywine Zoo, Fri. & Sat. and Philly's Philadelphia Zoo, Sat. & Sun.

FREE Community Harvest Festival at Wyncote, PA’s Curtis Arboretum, Sat.

FREE Pumpkin Festival at Cape May, NJ’s Historic Cold Spring Village, Sat.

FREE Family Fishing Day at Philly's John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Sat.

International Archaeology Day at Glen Mlls, PA’s Newlin Grist Mill and Philly’s Penn Museum, Sat.

All Hallow's Eve Fall Festival at Schwenksville, PA's Pennypacker Mills, Sat.

FREE Harvest Festival at Philly's Reading Terminal Market, Sat.

FREE Raptors: A Spooky Creature Feature at Philly's Wagner Free Institute of Science, Sat.

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