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Stroll, Ride and Eat a Peach: Weekend Things to Do in and Around Philly for Aug 2 to 4



    Philly Free Streets Back on North Broad

    For the first time in four years, Philly Free Streets is pulling a repeat. The event where cars aren't allowed will be held for the second-straight year on North Broad Street on Aug. 3, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Wednesday.

    (Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a film festival, peach festival, African festival or Philly Free Streets, 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, Aug. 2 to 4, in Philly and New Jersey.


    What: BlackStar Film Festival

    This film festival features films about the global black experience and films by people of color.

    Where: Various locations

    When: Through Sunday

    Cost: Varies


    What: Philadelphia Women’s Theater Festival

    Female-driven performances are featured on stages throughout the city.

    Where: Various locations

    When: Through Monday

    Cost: Varies


    What:Shakespeare at the Castle

    Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be performed outside of the castle for two performances.

    Where: Fonthill Castle, 525 E. Court Street, Doylestown

    When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

    Cost: From $15 for adults


    What: Philly Free Streets

    An 8-mile stretch of North Broad is closed to vehicle traffic so people can bike, walk and play in the street. There will also be booths and activities set up along the way.

    Where: North Broad from City Hall to Eerie Avenue, Philadelphia

    When: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Cost: Free

    Philly Free Streets Brings Fun, Street ClosurePhilly Free Streets Brings Fun, Street Closure

    Get ready to have some fun and enjoy open spaces without cars on North Broad Street Saturday for the Philly Free Streets event.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2019)

    What: Peach Festival

    This fruit festival is filled with hayrides, face painting, music, games and pick your own peaches.

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

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

    Cost: Varies


    What: Classic Car Show

    Restored, vintage and classic cars line the lane at this car show.

    Where: Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May, NJ

    When: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Cost: $14


    What: Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival

    More than 200 artisans will showcase their work, along with food, live music and kids activities.

    Where: Stone Harbor Recreation Field, 8100 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ

    When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Cost: Free


    What: 8th Annual Craft Beer, Music and Crab Festival

    Enjoy craft beers, live music, crabs and food trucks at this festival.

    Where: Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ

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

    Cost: Free to attend


    What: 2nd Street Festival

    Beer gardens, food, live music, shopping and more fill this six-block long festival.

    Where: North 2nd Street between Germantown and Spring Garden, Philadelphia

    When: Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

    Cost: Free to attend


    What: ACANA African Festival

    Dance performances, music, authentic food and global markets fill this festival focused on African cultures.

    Where: Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

    When: Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

    Cost: Free to attend


    What: Free Day of Play

    Experience all that this children's museum has to offer, including the temporary exhibit, America to Zanzibar, at no cost.

    Where: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

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

    Cost: Free


    What: The Oval+

    This pop-up urban park features live music, movie nights, games, fitness classes and festivals throughout the summer.

    Where: The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

    When: Through Aug. 18

    Cost: Free


    What:Blue Cross RiverRink and Summerfest and The Midway

    Skate on the outdoor roller rink, eat funnel cake, ride the carnival rides and Ferris wheel and enjoy tons of fun at this summer-long fest.

    Where: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

    When: Through Sept. 1

    Cost: Varies

    Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Opens for the SeasonBlue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Opens for the Season

    The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest along Philadelphia's Penn’s Landing officially opens for the summer season Friday. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Brittney Shipp gives you a first look of all the activities this venue has to offer, including a ride on the carousel.

    (Published Friday, May 10, 2019)

    What:Spruce Street Harbor Park

    Enjoy lawn games, hammocks, food, floating gardens are more at this summer park filled with fun.

    Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

    When: Through Sept. 29

    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



    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

    Behold a 'Marvel' of an ExhibitBehold a 'Marvel' of an Exhibit

    Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes powers its way into the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia this weekend. First, Brittney Shipp gives you a sneak peek.

    (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


    What:Dinosaurs Around the World

    Visit with dozens of animatronic dinosaurs as you discover and learn about things like volcano activity and fossils.

    Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences

    When: through Jan. 20

    Cost: From $7 in addition to general admission 

    'Dinosaurs Around the World' Roars at Philly Museum'Dinosaurs Around the World' Roars at Philly Museum

    The Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is now open for all ages.

    (Published Monday, July 15, 2019)