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Get to the 'Highland' and Eat Up: Things to Do in and Around Philly June 21 to 23



    From Arts Fest to Hot Air Balloons: Plenty of Fun to Be Had on First Weekend of Summer

    Summer's first weekend will offer more than just enjoyable weather. Various activities around the Philadelphia region will be available to enjoy, including festivals, celebrations and concerts.

    (Published Saturday, June 22, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a Juneteenth parade, skate day, arts festival or wine festival, 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, June 21-23, in Philly and New Jersey.


    What: Celtic Fling and Highland Games

    Celtic performers of all kinds will entertain at this multi-day event. There will be live music across eight stages, food and drinks, Highland Games contests, crafts, Irish dancers, Gaelic sports and more.

    Where: Mount Hope Estate, 2775 Lebanon Rd., Manheim Pa. (Home of PA Renaissance Faire)

    When: Kick-off concert Friday at 4 p.m., runs through Sunday

    Cost: From $28


    What: Red Bull Drop In on Go Skate Day

    On Go Skate Day, four of Red Bull's street skaters (Tony Pudwill, Jamie Foy, Alex Midler and Zion Wright) will drop in for skate sessions with local skaters, demos and meet and greets.

    Where: Paine's Park, MLK Drive and Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

    When: Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What: Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival

    Celebrate the ratification of the 13th Amendment (also known as Juneteenth) with a parade and musical festival at the park.

    Where:Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine Street, Philadelphia

    When:Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


    Celebrating Juneteenth With Parade Street Festival in West PhillyCelebrating Juneteenth With Parade Street Festival in West Philly

    The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival takes place Saturday in West Philly. Event CEO Mike Rashid and event director Felicia Harris talk about why it is important to attend as a community and walk us through what the parade is all about.

    (Published Friday, June 21, 2019)

    What:Manayunk Arts Festival

    Enjoy this outdoor juried arts fest while also shopping for artworks, jewelry, ceramics, woodworks, sculptures and more.

    Where:Main Street, Manayunk

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

    Cost:Free to attend


    What: Chester County Balloon Festival

    Chester County's annual Balloon Festival is taking off this weekend. Look up at more than 20 hot air balloons floating through the sky and enjoy more than 100 vendors with live music and fireworks.

    Where: New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Road, Toughkenamon

    When: June 21-23

    Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for children (ages 7-12); free for children (ages 6 & under)


    What: Doylestown Pride Festival

    Doylestown is throwing its first-ever gay Pride Festival. The weekend will be filled with film viewings, a block party, karaoke, panel discussions and other celebrations.

    Where: Various spots in Doylestown

    When: Until Sunday

    Cost: Varies


    What: Art and Wine Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Enjoy wine tastings, performance art, painting classes, food and more at this two-day event.

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

    When:Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Cost:Free to attend


    What: 50th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

    Celebrate the Wetlands’ anniversary with live music, arts and crafts, food trucks, kids activities and more.

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

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

    Cost:Free to attend


    What: Summer Ale Fest at the Zoo

    Visit the zoo for more than 150 different craft beers, food trucks, animals, face painting and live music.

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

    When: Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.

    Cost:From $55


    What: Black Restaurant Week

    This two-week long restaurant week celebrates the flavors of African, African American and Caribbean cooking at restaurants throughout the city.

    Where:Various restaurants in Philadelphia

    When:through Sunday


    Have a Taste! It's Black Restaurant WeekHave a Taste! It's Black Restaurant Week

    A celebration of diversity and creative cuisine begins this weekend in Philadelphia and our very own Brittney Shipp gives us a sneak peak on delicious cuisines that you have to get your hands on at Black Restaurant Week.

    (Published Friday, June 7, 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



    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


    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: 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