Weekend Planner: September 12, 2014

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Sept. 12-Sept. 14, 2014.

Top Picks This Week

Get a clear picture of what makes this slice of Philly unique during the FREE Mt. Airy Village Fair on Sun. From yo-yo lessons to circus arts, tile-making to sunflower-seed harvesting, vertical wall checkers to sand painting, the whole family is bound to learn something new. For more fun, dress your pets up as goblins or gnomes for the Pet Pageant or test your skills in the How-Slow-Can-You-Go ice-cream-eating contest.

Ready for takeoff? Check out the FREE Ocean City Air Festival at Ocean City, NJ’s Municipal Airport Sat. for high-flying fun including model-airplane demos, aircraft displays on the runway, a paper airplane contest for kids, face painting and helicopter & airplane rides (fees apply). Take a break from lift-off and join the bubble-blowing activities for all ages at Bubble Mania, going on simultaneously.

Get a fresh twist on Frisbee! Join the Delaware Disc Golfers for the FREE Kids Disc Golf Event at Wilmington, DE’s Bellevue State Park on Sat. Let the kids discover a new source of active, engaged and outdoor fun as they learn the basics of the sport before trying out their skills on a short course to see if they’ll be able to hit their target. Kids can borrow the park’s equipment or bring their own. (Photo Credit: Discgolffamily.com)


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Prep for the harvest season with pumpkin painting, make-your-own scarecrows, wagon rides and pick-your-own apples during Apple Day at Princeton, NJ’s Terhune Orchards Sat. & Sun.

Do good, rock on! Head to Collingswood, NJ’s The Factory Work’s Makerspace Fri. for the Back to School Rock Show, where local tween & teen bands take the stage at a benefit concert for a local 9-year-old cancer patient.

Visit Doylestown, PA Sat. & Sun. for a showcase of local talent and culture, live kids’ music and bike races for all ages during the FREE Doylestown Arts Festival.

Fall-favorite foods, themed games, crafts and performances are on tap for Camden Children’s Garden’s Hefty Harvest and Scary Scarecrows Family Festival in Camden, NJ Sat. & Sun.

Celebrate culture during the FREE Mexican Independence Day Festival at Philly’s Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Sun. with arts & crafts, Mexican rock bands, face painting and dancing.

Get inspired by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens to create masterpieces with complex patterns using Scratch Art paper during the PECO Family Jams: Pattern Palooza Sun.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Whole Foods Market South Street on Fri. for a relaxed Rooftop Movie Night screening of Ratatouille.

Fashionistas, unite! Local clothing for fashion-savvy kids and parents graces the runway, with face painting, a dance floor and access to Wilmington’s Delaware Children’s Museum to follow during Runway to Play: A Fashion Show Fundraiser on Sat.

Want your picture with an alpaca? Then head to Indian Acres Tree Farm’s Septemberfest Craft Show & Kids’ Fun Fair Sat. & Sun. in Medford, NJ, where you’ll also find kids’ games, face painting, pumpkin picking and music.


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