Strawberry Fun: Things to Do in and Around Philly From May 17 to 19 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Strawberry Fun: Things to Do in and Around Philly From May 17 to 19

There is plenty to taste this weekend as food is the focus around the region



    Something for Everyone to Enjoy This Weekend

    Spring weather is here and so are the fun celebrations in our area. It all starts on Friday where you can enjoy burgers and brews at the Parx Casino carrying over to the rest of the weekend with more events until Sunday. NBC10's Brittney Shipp has a closer look at the fun to be had.

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a strawberry festival, Philly's Italian Market festival or a big regatta this area is full of fun every weekend in the spring. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, May 17-19, in Philly and New Jersey.

    Raise a Glass to the Bucks County Food and Wine FestivalRaise a Glass to the Bucks County Food and Wine Festival

    The inaugural Bucks County Food & Wine Festival takes place at Parx Casino this weekend. NBC10’s Brittney Shipp previews some tasty options that will be available.

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    What:Bucks County Food and Wine Festival

    The first-annual celebration of food and drink in Bucks County features area chefs, restaurant, wineries and breweries. Chef Marc Murphy from TV's "Chopped" will also be appearing.

    Where: Parx Casino, 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA

    When: Friday 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

    Cost: $50 for Friday, $75 for Saturday, $110 for both days

    Bucks County Food and Wine Festival Brings the FunBucks County Food and Wine Festival Brings the Fun

    If you like delicious food, fine wine and some local brews then you should come out to the Bucks County Food and Wine Festival at the Parx Casino this weekend.

    (Published Thursday, May 16, 2019)

    What: Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    Rittenhouse’s restaurants, bars and shops bring everything outdoors at this festival that also features live music and entertainers.

    Where: Walnut Street from Broad to 18th streets, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

    Cost: Free to attend

    Regatta, Rally, Festivals Bring Excitement, Road ClosuresRegatta, Rally, Festivals Bring Excitement, Road Closures

    Politics, rowing and streets festivals are taking over Philadelphia this weekend. The Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Joe Biden's rally, the Italian Market Festival and Rittenhouse Row festival all take place this weekend leading to road closures and plenty of fun.

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    What: Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival

    Find all things strawberry at this festival that features food, shopping and games for the kids.

    Where: Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope

    When: Saturday and Sunday

    Cost: Free to attend

    Peddler’s Village Celebrates Spring With Annual Strawberry FestivalPeddler’s Village Celebrates Spring With Annual Strawberry Festival

    Peddler’s Village in Bucks County will celebrate a "berry" sweet tradition of the 41st annual Strawberry Festival this weekend. The Festival will feature strawberry-themed food, beverages, live music and kids’ activities. NBC10's First Alert Weather meteorologist Brittney Shipp gets you a first look.

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    What: The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

    Dubbed "Philadelphia's Largest Block Party," this two-day festival features live music, games and tons of food including cannoli, imported meats and cheeses, homemade sausage, pasta and more.

    Where: Italian Market, 919 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Cost: Free to attend


    What: Stotesbury Cup Regatta

    The "world's largest" rowing event for high schoolers takes over the Schuylkill River Friday and Saturday.

    Where: Kelly Drive, Philadelphia

    When: Friday and Saturday

    Cost: Free to watch


    What: New Jersey Renaissance Faire

    The opening weekend of the 10th annual festival opens with a focus on time travelers. You can join a game of human chess, listen to music, watch glass blowing and even see a gunpowder demo.

    Where: 1195 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ

    When: Saturday and Sunday

    Cost: Tickets start at $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 5 to 12


    What: Photo Pop Philly

    Organizers call this Instagram-ready display "Philadelphia's first interactive art exhibit of its kind." You can snap photos on a surfboard, with a unicorn and even with a likeness of Flyers' mascot Gritty.

    Where: Sweet Paradise at The Bourse, 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

    When: Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. throug early July

    Cost: $20 for adults, $12 dollars for kids age 5 to 12, free for young children

    Photo Pop Philly is Poppin’ Up With 'Gritty' and a UnicornPhoto Pop Philly is Poppin’ Up With 'Gritty' and a Unicorn

    Photo Pop Philly’s interactive art exhibit opened for the summer season this week with the theme of Sweet Paradise. NBC10’s Miguel Martinez-Valle takes us inside the Center City location for a look at the selfie-worthy displays.

    (Published Thursday, June 27, 2019)

    What: Big Apple Circus

    The circus tent will feature jugglers, trapeze artists, rescue animals and more.

    Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 State Ave., Oaks

    When: Saturday through June 16

    Cost: Varies


    What: Marine Mammal Stranding Center Run/Walk for the Animals 5K

    This run/walk benefits the more than 5,000 stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles in the area. A post-race buffet is included and baby strollers and dogs are welcome.

    Where: Laguna Grill and Rum Bar, 1400 Ocean Ave., Brigantine, NJ

    When: Saturday at 9 a.m.

    Cost: Free to watch, day-of registration is $35


    What: Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

    Enjoy a guided shorebird viewing, horseshoe crab workshop, demonstrations, talks and more at this conservation-based event.

    Where: The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, NJ

    When: Saturday and Sunday form 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Cost: Starting at $10


    What: Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

    Local vendors will showcase their gardening techniques and home décor items.

    Where: 8000 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

    When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What: New Hope Celebrates Annual Pride Week

    The Equality Flag ceremony on Saturday kicks off this week-long LGBTQ celebration of outdoor performances and events.

    Where: South Main and Bridge streets, New Hope

    When: through Sunday

    Cost: Free


    What: Festival of Fountains

    This fantastic fountain show features more than 1,000 jets, vibrant colors, music and more.  

    Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.

    When: through Sept. 29

    Cost: Varies


    What: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

    Handcrafted lanterns illuminate the square after sun set each night, along with live performances and a beer garden.

    Where: Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia

    When: through June 30

    Cost: $18


    What: Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

    Check out this superhero comics and movies exhibit showing off Marvel’s most iconic memorabilia, like props, costumes, sketches and more.

    Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday through Sept. 2

    Cost: Tickets start at $35 for adults and $31 for children

    Inside Marvel Universe at The Franklin InstituteInside Marvel Universe at The Franklin Institute

    If you love all things Marvel, then Philadelphia is the place to be this weekend. Marvel Universe opens at The Franklin Institute on Saturday and NBC10's Tim Furlong is giving you a sneak peek inside.

    (Published Friday, April 12, 2019)

    What:Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure

    Life-size LEGO brick animals will fill the Philadelphia Zoo during this event in order to tell the story of endangered wildlife. Visitors can learn how human behavior impacts endangered species and be inspired to take action to stem the global change. The Zoo Key, a former local tradition, will also make its return with this exhibit. The Zoo Key will unlock secrets and stories about animals throughout the zoo.

    Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

    When: through Sept. 30

    Cost: Zoo admission is $16 for child ages 2 to 11 and $19 for any 12 or older

    A 'Gazillion' Reasons to Head to the Philadelphia ZooA 'Gazillion' Reasons to Head to the Philadelphia Zoo

    New fun changes are happening at the iconic Philadelphia Zoo. The zoo has opened new exciting programs for children as well as exhibitions like its LEGO-themed Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure.

    (Published Friday, April 5, 2019)

    What: PHS Pop Up Garden

    Throughout the summer this garden will host creative events, planet exchanges, arts and crafts for the kids and flower crown Fridays.

    Where: 15th and South Street, Philadelphia

    When: Open through October, Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight and on Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

    Cost: Free