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Free and Affordable Fun for This Weekend

From Philly to the Jersey Shore, we've compiled some great fun and affordable things you can do with your family Feb. 21 to 23, 2020.

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Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on.

Your chance to skate by some of Philly's icons is nearing an end. Speaking of ice, the Flyers Wives Carnival brings plenty of fun to the Wells Fargo Center. Check out a cheerleading competition down the shore or enjoy a delicious meal with the start of Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week.

And, don't forget about Black History Month celebrations happening all month.

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We’ve found the top free (and affordable) choices of what to do this long weekend, Feb. 21 to 23, in Philly and New Jersey.

What: Flyers Wives Carnival

The 43-year tradition that lets Flyers fans get close to their favorite players past and present returns this weekend. The carnival includes rides, games and plenty of autographs. Proceeds benefit Flyers Charities.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $25 for adults, children under 12 are free

What: Mid-Atlantic Cheerleading Championships

Watch theses cheerleaders performed their choreographed routines in this three-day competition. Winning teams will be awarded prizes.
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
When: Friday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Varies

What: Taste of Chestnut Hill 

Enjoy these prix fixed specials at area restaurants during Restaurant Week in Chestnut Hill.
Where: Participating Chestnut Hill restaurants
When: Sunday through Feb. 28
Cost: Between $15-$45

What: Black History Month in Philadelphia 

Major city attractions, including the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center and the Free Library of Philadelphia, will host events throughout the month. See this article for more details
Where: Various locations 
When: All of February 

NBC10 celebrates African Americans in our area inspiring others through community work, engagement, education and entrepreneurship.

What: Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

Stroll through the indoor gardens and witness the beauty of the rarest of flowers.
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.
When: through March 22
Cost: Varies

What: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When the weather gets chilly, head to rink for some ice skating, fire pits, food, drinks, an arcade and more.
Where: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
When: through March 8
Cost: Free for general admission, $4 skating admission, $10 skate rentals

What: Winter at Dilworth Park

In the shadow of City Hall, families can enjoy ice skating outside at Dilworth Park.
Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia
When: through Sunday
Cost: Kids under 10 are $3

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