Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: May 31 to June 2 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend: May 31 to June 2



    Art for Cash Poor Block Party Opens Saturday

    The Art For Cash Poor Block Party features paintings, ceramics and jewelry items all for under $200 on Saturday in Philly.

    (Published Friday, May 31, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s Beer Week, a flower show, strawberry festival or The Roots Picnic, this area is full of fun every weekend in the summer. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, May 31-June 2, in Philly and New Jersey.

    What: Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

    Check out the country’s oldest and largest equestrian event that features horse competitions, shopping, food, music and more.

    Where: Devon Show Grounds, 23 Dorset Road, Devon

    When: through Sunday

    Cost: Varies


    What: Art for the Cash Poor Show 

    Looking to purchase some art without breaking the bank? Dozens of artists and vendors will take part in the outdoor art show where nothing costs more than $200. 

    Where: Love City Breaking parking lot, 1023 Hamilton St, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

    Cost: Free to stroll, all art pieces cost $199 or less


    What:Philly Beer Week

    Enjoy beer tastings, street festivals and tap takeovers during this week-long beer fest.

    Where: Friday through June 9

    When: Various locations

    Cost: Varies


    What:Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

    Watch films that showcase established and emerging Latin American filmmakers.

    Where: Various locations

    When: Thursday through Sunday

    Cost: From $10


    What:Ocean City Flower Show

    Stop and smell the flowers down the shore.

    Where: Ocean City Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJ

    When: Friday through Sunday

    Cost: Varies


    What:Strawberry Festival

    Enjoy strawberry picking and snacking and the largest strawberry shortcake creation in Delaware County at this fruit festival.

    Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, Pa.

    When: Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Cost: Per pound


    What: East Park Strawberry Festival

    Tour the historic mansion grounds, pick strawberries and play and take pictures with goats from the Philadelphia Goat Project.

    Where: Historic Strawberry Mansion,  2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What: Andalusia Open Saturdays

    Enjoy guided house tours, garden lectures and the gorgeous garden grounds at this Open House.

    Where: Andalusia Historic House and Gardens, 1237 State Road, Andalusia, Pa.

    When: Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Cost: $20


    What:  Downtown Wildwood Country Band Concert Weekend

    Country music, food trucks, kid-friendly activities and more will take place and this country music weekend.

    Where: Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, NJ

    When: Saturday, from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.

    Cost: Varies


    What:The Roots Picnic

    This year’s line up in a new location include 21 Savage, H.E.R., Lil Baby and much more.

    Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday at noon

    Cost: From $99.50


    What:  Fete Day at Elfreth’s Alley

    Take advance of the rare chance to step inside the historic homes on the country’s oldest continually residential streets. There will be live music, crafts, colonial games and more.

    Where: Elfreth’s Alley, 124-126 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

    Cost: $25


    What:JDRF One Walk

    Walk or fun to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes.

    Where: Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk and Schellenger, Wildwood, NJ

    When: Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon

    Cost: Free to watch


    What: Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday

    Take a Legacy Walk of the poet's work and life from when he lived in Camden by exploring his former home and his writings.

    Where: Walt Whitman House Historic Site, 328 Mickle/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Camden, NJ

    When: Wednesdays through Sundays through June 9 by appointment

    Cost: Varies


    What:Philadelphia Irish Festival

    Celebrate the Irish with traditional dance, live music, kids’ zones and more.

    Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

    When: Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What:  La Festa Italian Street Festival

    Enjoy food, music, dancing and even a spaghetti eating contest at this street festival.

    Where: East Passyunk Ave between Broad and Moore streets, Philadelphia

    When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Cost: Free to stroll

    Free La Festa Italian Street Festival Takes Over South PhillyFree La Festa Italian Street Festival Takes Over South Philly

    The La Festa Street Festival features eating, drinking and dancing along East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly. NBC10’s Rosemary Connors sits down with Saverio Nestico and Marc Virga of Filitalia International to discuss their work of preserving Italian culture in the city.

    (Published Friday, May 31, 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: through June 16

    Cost: Varies

    NBC10's Britney Shipp Plays Ringmaster at Big Apple CircusNBC10's Britney Shipp Plays Ringmaster at Big Apple Circus

    Finding a little time to clown around this weekend might not be that difficult because the Big Apple Circus is under the big top in Montgomery County. NBC10’s Brittney Shipp stepped away from the newsroom and into the middle of the ring to preview some of the juggling, flipping and tightrope walking.

    (Published Thursday, May 23, 2019)

    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

    Summer Bucket List: Outings for the Whole Family to EnjoySummer Bucket List: Outings for the Whole Family to Enjoy

    From the Philadelphia Zoo, the Spruce Street Harbor to the Franklin Square, NBC10’s Miguel Martinez-Valle takes you to some of the top family-friendly outdoor destinations to enjoy in Philadelphia this summer.

    (Published Monday, May 6, 2019)

    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 to enter